Monthly Archives February 2014

The DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst Turns 20!

East Germany’s film monopoly, Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft (DEFA), produced a breadth and depth of films ranging beyond simple propaganda to westerns, science fiction films, musicals, melodramas, spy thrillers, women’s films, fairy tales, and children’s films. In the fall of 2013 the DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst, which was officially founded on September 23, 1993 was celebrating their 20th anniversary. The
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US Premiere – GOLD – YOU CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK

The German Film Festival 2013 hosted the US Premiere of  GOLD – YOU CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK  with Producer Hendrik Flügge in attendance. GOLD – YOU CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK is the emotional story about three outstanding top Athletes. Henry Wanyoike, a blind Marathon runner from Kenya, Kirsten Bruhn, paralyzed Swimmer from Germany and Kurt Fearnley,
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