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April 7, 2021

East Germany, Chile and DEFA’s “Hidden Films” with Dr. Claudia Sandberg (34)

East Germany, Chile and DEFA’s “Hidden Films” with Dr. Claudia Sandberg (34)

In this episode of Radio GDR East Germany podcast, Steve Minegar speaks with Dr. Claudia Sandberg. a film scholar and filmmaker at the University of Melbourne in Australia and a colleague of Katrin Bahr. Born in the GDR and raised watching DEFA...


In this episode of Radio GDR East Germany podcast, Steve Minegar speaks with Dr. Claudia Sandberg. a film scholar and filmmaker at the University of Melbourne in Australia and a colleague of Katrin Bahr.

Born in the GDR and raised watching DEFA films, Claudia’s research focuses on migration and mobility in European and Latin American film, Cold War memory and archives. Part of her interest concerns Chile and Chileans in East German feature films and documentaries during the 1970s and 1980s. Among other works, she made the documentary Hidden Films: A Journey between Exile and Memory (Vimeo password included with the hyperlink) in 2016 together with Argentine filmmaker Alejandro Areal Vélez. This project was co-funded by the Berlin-based DEFA foundation.