Films by Release Date

This site allows users to access the collection of films organized by release date. The collection includes selected movies, TV productions and documentaries on the themes of gender, military and war in the periods covered by the Oxford Handbook for Gender and War since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann (General Editor), Stefan Dudink and Sonya Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). Including films released between the 1920s and the present, the focus is on the wars of the twentieth century, because most movies relevant for the theme of gender, military and war focus on a conflict of this period. The filmography includes productions in English, French and German or films with English subtitles.


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Director(s): Walker, Noland
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

This documentary tells the story of General Toussaint Louverture, the Haitian Revolution, and the creation of the first black republic in the modern world. Born enslaved, Louverture wins his freedom only to risk it by supporting the most successful slave uprising in history. Although inspired by the French and American Revolutions, the creation of Haiti rocked the United States as well as the ...

Director(s): Narvaja, Miguel Hugo Vaca
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

This documentary explores the history of Venezuela from its independence to modern day times. It frames Venezuela's struggle within the larger context of Latin America striving to win autonomy and emancipation from colonial and interventionist forces, including the United States.  

Director(s): Han, Sanping
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

A Chinese government commissioned film marking the 60th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution of 1949. Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai-shek, and other high ranking officials meet to negotiate a political peace to the civil war. When that fails, communist-led militia easily take over government forces.

Director(s): Guédiguian, Robert
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

A group of French, Jews, Hungarians, Poles, Romanians, Spaniards, Italians, and Armenians - the Manoukian Group - briefly set off a wave of armed resistance in occupied Paris in the spring of 1943. German officials and French collaborators arrested them and sentenced them to death. The backlash led them to paint the Manoukian Group as terrorists.

Director(s): Krivine, Frédéric
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

An acclaimed French TV series, Un Village Français takes a long-view of German-occupation of a French village during World War II. Survivors of the invasion resist, adapt, or collaborate, revealing how these actions were not easy decisions to make. Each season chronicles one year of occupation. 

Director(s): Steil, Nicolas
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

In Nazi-occupied Luxembourg during World War II, a group of men take refuge in underground mines rather than fight their allies. François, the privileged son of a collaborator, leaves university in anger over its teachings of Nazism. He joins other men living underground to avoid conscription. Once there, he experiences personal wars within himself and with other men, making his re-entry to...

Director(s): Hirschbiegel, Oliver
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Ulster Volunteer Force member Alistair Little killed Joe Griffin's brother during the height of the Troubles, but the two have processed the event differently. A program helps the two meet for further reconciliation, but Griffin wants vengeance.

Director(s): Lu, Chuan
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

City of Life and Death brutally depicts the massacre and torture of the Chinese people of Nanjing by the Japanese at the onset of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Men, women, and children attempt to escape, and some make it to the safety zone overseen by western businessmen and missionaries. Yet the Japanese ruthlessly round them up, subjecting women and children to rape and executing...

Director(s): Llosa, Claudia
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

This Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language Film explores the psychological trauma of war in Andean women, particularly one young girl, in modern-day Peru. Fausta has a mythical disease called the milk of sorrow, passed down through her mother's breast milk, that afflicts the daughters of Peruvian women who were raped by military and paramilitary forces. Rape was a weapon of war against the...

Director(s): Poliakoff, Stephen
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

A family mystery unravels in remembering the events of 1939. Anne Keyes, the adopted daughter of a member of British Parliament, discovers her family's involvement in appeasement. Those connected to her die mysteriously, and she is soon captured. Her family claims she disappeared, but a great nephew wants to uncover the truth. 

Director(s): Roland Moore
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Land Girls is a BBC television period drama series, created by Roland Moore and commissioned to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War. The series depicts the work and life of British women  in the Women’s Land Army (WLA). The story focuses  on a group of women of different ages and social backgrounds who were forced to join the WLA at the British...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1449940/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Boll, Uwe
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Traveling with a peacekeeping mission, a group of Western journalists visit a small village in Darfur in western Sudan. When they learn that the state-sponsored militia, the Janjaweed, have targeted the village, they must decide whether to run for safety or avert the village's slaughter. The film documents the mass genocide of non-Arabs, provoking a refugee and humanitarian crisis. 

Director(s): Phillipps, Loch
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

This short documentary, made for UNICEF and UNFPA, gives voice to the young women and girls in Liberia. They talk about their hopes and dreams and implore viewers to protect and promote women's rights.

http://www.unicef.org/wcaro/english/media_4898.html
Director(s): Ndahayo, Gilbert
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

In this cinema verité documentary that explores loss and trauma, filmmaker Gilbert Ndahayo confronts those who murdered his family and slaughtered 200 Tutsis in his village during the Rwandan Genocide. Nearly ten years after this event, the exhuming of a mass grave allows Ndahayo and other survivors to bury their loved ones with dignity. Public hearings also let them confront those who killed...

Director(s): Denis, Claire
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

An allegory of the failed state of colonialism, a white woman's refusal to leave her coffee plantation in a fictional African country brings the civil war to her. Warned by French officials and military to leave, Maria is determined to see the harvest through to earn profits and keep her land. Rebels overthrow her claims to the land and her family in violent ways.

Director(s): Marinakis, Vardis
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Set during the Cretan War, part of the larger conflict between the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire, two young lovers try to escape the conflict and social norms. A wounded Janissary, forcibly conscripted at a young age by the Ottoman Empire, arrives at a nunnery. He falls in love with his caregiver, Sister Anthi. He soon discovers how Anthi escaped his fate by becoming a nun.

Director(s): Martin, Raya
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Director Raya Martin offers an inventive exploration of the American occupation of the Philippines after the Spanish-American War by recreating the visual quality and editing techniques of early cinema. A mother and her son flee Manila for the surrounding jungle to escape the Americans, fearful of the terror they could bring. Her son builds a rich yet primitive life there, including raising a...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1346973/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Konopka, Bartek
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

This Oscar-nominated documentary explores the lives of the wild rabbits who lived in the No Man's Land between the Berlin Wall. When the Wall came down in 1989, the rabbits scattered, became fearful, and ultimately migrated westward. The film is a larger allegory on totalitarianism and social and political change in Eastern Europe.

Director(s): Kesten-keidar, Michal
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Sunday morning. Rows of identical houses, olive trees in the front yards, Israeli flags waving from back porches. I film my husband put on a uniform, pick up his weapon, and leave the house.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1553040/
Director(s): Eastwood, Clint
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. [IMBd]

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