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): Bots, Dennis
Release Date: 2014
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Set in Holland during World War II, this film uses childhood to reveal the experiences of the Holocaust and fascism. Two young boys explore their surroundings and meet a young girl with a secret. One boy tells his father, leading to an official search for his friends who face arrest. 

Director(s): International Committee of the Red Cross
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

A short instructional video that explains the basics of international humanitarian law. It focuses on war crimes such as attacking civilians, prisoners, and the wounded.

https://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/audiovisuals/video/2014/rules-of-war.htm
Director(s): Khudr, Ali Sheikh
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

Hassan, a cow farmer and the documentary filmmaker's cousin, puts a human face on the Syrian Civil War. In the remote outskirts of Salamiyah, Hassan tends to his cows, preferring them to other people. While his family supports the opposition, he does not.   

Director(s): Korki, Shawkat Amin
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

In this absurdist black comedy, a filmmaking duo encounters tragedy and corruption as they attempt to make a movie about the Iraqi-led genocide of Kurds (the Al-Anfal campaign) during the Iran-Iraq War. 

Director(s): Geffen, Shira
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

An identity swap reveals the similarities of women's lives across the Israel/Palestine divide. An Israeli performance artist and Palestinian suicide bomber accidently trade identities at a border checkpoint. This dark comedy explores how they cope with the resulting everyday absurdity when no one notices.

Director(s): Tsui, Hark
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

Renowned director Tsui Hark of Hong Kong presents an action-packed tale set during the Chinese Civil War and immediately after the Second Sino-Japanese War. Zirong leads a small unit of the People's Liberation Army into northwestern China to control marauding bandits who have taken control after the Japanese army's departure. He stands against the feared Lord Hawk who controls thousands of...

Director(s): Abounaddara Collective
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

An award-winning short documentary film from the anonymous Abounddara Collective, Of God and Dogs reveals the internal conflicts of soldiers in the Syrian Civil War to challenge dominate narratives about it. A soldier in opposition to the al-Assad regime narrates how he interrogated and then executed an innocent man. Wracked with guilt and seeking redemption, he promises to avenge the...

Director(s): Tyldum, Morten
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director(s): Anderson, Wes
Release Date: 2014
Abstract:

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Director(s): Riklis, Eran
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

During the First Lebanon War, an Israeli pilot and a young Palestinian refugee find common ground. Fahed helps Yoni escape if the pilot will help him return to his family's ancestral village to plant his father's prized olive tree. Their journey across Lebanon into Israel reveals the power of humanity to transcend war and conflict. 

Director(s): Hamilton, Omar Robert
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

A man returns to Palestine after living in America. Archival footage of his childhood offers a contrast to his current journey.

Director(s): Binisti, Thierry
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

Two adolescents form a connection despite the conflicts in Israel/Palestine. Tal, recent French immigrant, struggles with comprehending the violence engulfing Jerusalem. After a bombing, she tosses a bottle into the sea filled with questions for an unknown Palestinian. Naïm, who lives in Gaza, answers her.

Director(s): Abu-Assad, Hany
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with his childhood friends, but it's soon...

Director(s): Moreh, Dror
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

This Oscar-nominated documentary explores the role of Shin Bet, the Israeli internal security force, and its role in shaping Israel's history since the Six-Day War. Interviews with six former directors, archival footage, and animated sequences shed light on controversial topics like the occupation of Palestine, the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and terrorism committed by...

Director(s): Aractingi, Philippe
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

When director Philippe Aractingi is forced to leave his native Lebanon for the third time, the realization dawns on him: his ancestors have been fleeing wars for five generations. Exploring his roots, Aractingi goes back to the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the creation of Israel and the Lebanese Civil War. Experimenting with a radical new film-making style, he interlaces directed scenes and...

Director(s): Wheatley, Ben
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

A small group of deserters from the English Civil War stumble upon another man-made nightmare. Cutler, a necromancer and alchemist, convinces the three deserters to help him find buried treasure in an overgrown field and feeds them hallucinogenic mushrooms. Their new task is worse than their last.

Director(s): Arvelo, Alberto
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

Bookended by a foiled attempt on Bolívar's life in Bogota in 1828, this film charts the story of the revolutionary leader's impassioned fight for independence from Spain and creation of a united South American nation, the great stories of love and loss in his life, the political intrigue and drama following his ascension to power and his mysterious death. Simón Bolívar fought over 100 battles...

Director(s): Iliou, Maria
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

This documentary reveals a largely forgotten past by recounting the Great Fire of Smyrna, which destroyed the ancient Greek city in 1922 during the Greco-Turkish War. Shortly after World War I, the Greek government set up a military state in Smyrna, a transnational port city located in Turkey and home to Greeks, Armenians, Jews, Muslims, and America. Turkey retaliated by burning the city....

Director(s): Cassan, Charly
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

A documentary detailing the consequences of the Algerian War for two groups: the harkis, native Algerians who served on the side of France for diverse reasons, and the pieds noirs, colonists of European descent. Neither were welcome in independent Algeria, and they faced a choice grimly phrased as "the suitcase or the coffin." The film includes numerous interviews performed in France, Algeria...

Director(s): Vincent Goubet
Release Date: 2013
Abstract:

This documentary explores why some joined the French Resistance during World War II. Interviewees reveal an unwillingness to submit to Germany and Vichy France. Their memories reveal the origins, evolution, and lasting impact of the Resistance.

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