This class explores the changing role of visual representation, particularly film, as it relates to societies in war.

Most of the class will center around film in the Second World War (1939-1945),  but the origins of wartime film in the First World War as well as the crucial role of the media in the Vietnam war and other more recent wars will also be covered.

We will look at different types of films from propaganda and newsreels of the times to documentaries and entertainment films created long after the conflict ended.