War on Film: Conflict and Cinema in the Middle East and Balkans

History N100.002

Summer 2018
First 6 Week Session
  • This course has been cancelled.
  • In this class we will explore the experience of political and military conflict in the 20th-century Middle East and Balkans, as expressed through film. We will compare the histories and cinematic traditions of Bosnia, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, and Israel/Palestine, and consider the ways film—documentary and fictional—contributes to the making of history. Specific themes will include memory of the world wars, Yugoslav wars, dictatorship in Turkey, Iranian Revolution, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.