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): Pain, Bedabrata
Release Date: 2012
Major Wars:
Abstract:

A young boy's reminiscences reveal the long-standing tensions and little-known revolts leading to Indian Independence. Jhunku Roy finds himself torn between his belief in British justice and the growing revolutionary spirit in East Bengal in the early 1930s. After losing faith in his British mentor, Jhunku joins the revolt led by his school teacher to take the city of Chittagong, one of the...

Director(s): Affleck, Ben
Release Date: 2012
Major Wars:
Abstract:

On November 4, 1979, militant Iranian activists storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escaped and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devised an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them. Based on the declassified true story.

Director(s): Murphy, Beth
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

This documentary follows one American's attempt to correct the wrongs of the Iraq War. After discovering that his Iraqi allies and colleagues faced harassment, violence, and death for helping Americans, Kirk Johnson launched an international humanitarian project to help them find safety. Some of those refugees are interviewed, revealing the horrors that they wish to escape. 

Director(s): Horowitz, Yariv
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

During the first Intifada, an incident in Gaza puts young Israeli soldiers and a Palestinian family at risk.

Director(s): Webber, Peter
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Emperor investigates a critically important decision regarding the post-World War II world. In the aftermath of the Japanese surrender, U.S. Army General Bonner Fellers must decide whether to try Emperor Hirohito for war crimes or forge another path toward cooperative nation-building. His investigation takes him through the city of Tokyo to talk with high-ranking government officials. Memories...

Director(s): Amata, Jeta
Release Date: 2012
Major Wars:
Abstract:

The people of a volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an American oil executive and demands that his corporation end the destruction and pollution. Inspired by true events, Black November is...

Director(s): Finn, Jim
Release Date: 2012
Major Wars:
Abstract:

In this documentary, Franz Hinkelammert, a German-born liberation theologian, economist, and philosopher who specializes in Latin America, critiques the new world order based on neoliberalism, religious fundamentalism, authoritarianism, and nationalism that arose in the last third of the 20th century. He proposes non-violent solutions to address the resulting economic, cultural, and political...

Director(s): Meerapfel, Jeanine
Release Date: 2012
Major Wars:
Abstract:

Children of German refugees develop a complex relationship and experience dislocation in Cold War Argentina. Sulamit, a daughter of Holocaust survivors, and Friedrich, the son of a Nazi officer, forge a friendship as they watch the county they call home fall to military coups. After fleeing to Germany and witnessing the revolutions of 1968, they go back to Argentina to claim their homeland. ...

Director(s): Martinelli, Renzo
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

This film depicts the decisive Battle of Vienna during the Ottoman-Hapsburg. 300,000 Ottoman soldiers march toward the city to expand their empire's reach across the continent. King Jan III Sobieski of Poland led forces that successfully defended the city and Christian Europe.

Director(s): Tunberg, Karl
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

It takes a spy to catch a spy in this rousing Revolutionary War adventure. When top-secret military information is recovered from the body of a spy, American counter-intelligence officer Major John Bolton realizes there's a highly placed turncoat in the ranks.

Director(s): Felder, Clarence
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

In 1775, Henry Felder, a Swiss-German colonist, lives with his family in the back-country of the British colony of South Carolina. He and his community are suffering under British injustice. After many years of struggling with corrupt British rulers, Felder is urged by the new patriot governor to write Articles of Separation from the English king. Felder's Indian fighting comrade, Bill Jenkins...

Director(s): Zauberman, Yolande
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

A journey through the night, from encounter to encounter, from the bars of Tel-Aviv to the back-alleys of Jerusalem. We're embarking on a magic carpet. Inside night-clubs people dance, ...

Director(s): Gitonga, David 'Tosh'
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.

Director(s): Quinn, Aidan
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Biopic charting the rise and fall of one of the most important and controversial figures in Ireland's struggle for independence. Ruthless and daring, he eventually negotiates the treaty which sets up the Irish Free State but also leads to a fatal rift with the republican movement.

Director(s): Johnston, Joe
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

After being rejected by the draft board during World War II, Steve Rogers agrees to undergo an experiment to turn him into a super soldier. Now known as Captain America, his mission is to stop the Hydra, renegade Nazis who want to use the Tesseract, a mysterious, supernatural artifact, to control the world.

Director(s): Burnat, Emad
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, the film follows one family's evolution over five years of village turmoil. Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify, and...

Director(s): Haroun, Mahamat-Saleh
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

A man's ego supersedes his roles as father, husband, and breadwinner in the chaos of the modern day civil war in Chad. A former champion swimmer holds a respectable job as pool attendant when management replaces him with his son. He sends his son to war to satisfy government demands for civilian contributions and to win his job back. His reckless decision has tragic consequences.

Director(s): Pérez, Fernando
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

This biopic drama imagines the childhood and adolescense of Cuba's revolutionary leader José Martí. As the son of a magistrate, young Martí soon develops a rebellious spirit and quest for justice. 

Director(s): Charlone, César
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

When commissioned to paint a portrait of General José Artigas, the revolutionary leader of Uruguay, decades after his death, Juan Manuel Blanes researches his subject's life and stumbles upon old secrets from the Spanish Wars of Independence. A Spanish spy, hired by the Argentinians, planned to kill Artigas only to drop his plans when he found the leader among the marginalized. Blanes'...

Director(s): Ovalles, Caupolican
Release Date: 2011
Abstract:

A patriot and a revolutionary fall in love during the struggle for Venezuelan independence.

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