For the volume "Was ich von der DEFA wissen sollte - 163 Stichworte zum DEFA-Film" (engl.: "What I should know about the DEFA - 163 keywords about the DEFA film"), the film scholar Frank-Burkhard Habel has compiled countless information and anecdotes regarding the DEFA.
He gives an entertaining insight into the work of the filmmakers, actors and other people involved in the creative process of many successful DEFA films. His book additionally provides a look at the organisational structure of the DEFA and describes the diversity of artistic forms of expression.
Frank-Burkhard Habel, film and television scientist, has worked in various professions in film and television since 1975. He has been publishing books on film topics since the 90s.