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): Sturm, Lukas
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

In the midst of international tribunals on war crimes during the Bosnian War, an Austrian journalist questions whether the war and its crimes still continue. Nicole travels to a small Bosnian village to search for Edina, who disappeared after her return to Morovci to bury her father. During her investigation, she encounters hostile officials and traumatized people and documents the painstaking...

Director(s): Tanovic, Danis
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

This film explores familial tensions, daily life, and possibilities in a small town in Herzegovina between the fall of communism and the outbreak of war in the former Yugoslavia. Divko returns home after twenty years in exile and sets out to reclaim his family home. Family squabbles play out over news of conflict, with most characters in disbelief about the unfolding violence. 

Director(s): Journeyman Pictures
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Using archival footage and oral history interviews, this documentary reveals the hidden history of women pilots during World War II. The high stakes of war convinced military officials in Britain, Germany, the former Soviet Union, and the United States to recruit women pilots, but the women faced intense ridicule for doing a "man's job." These women recount their personal stories for how they...

Director(s): Dick, Kirby
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

This Peabody-winning documentary uncovers the systemic culture of rape and sexual assault within the U.S. military. Survivors stories as well as commentary from military officials, scholars, psychologists, and advocates argue for policy and cultural changes to address abuse and its often unfair outcomes between victim and abuser in their military careers and decommissioned lives.

Director(s): Jolie, Angelina
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Two lovers are divided by the Bosnian War. Danijel, a Serbian soldier, recognizes Ajla, his former lover and a Muslim, in a POW camp. They both betray each other to serve their ethnic and religious rather than personal interests. 

Director(s): Michael MacLennan
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Bomb Girls profiles  four women who work in a Canadian munitions factory building bombs for the Allied forces fighting on the European front during World War II. The series highlights how the war thrust these women into new worlds, changing their lives profoundly and irrevocably  as they are liberated from domestic and social restrictions.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1955311/
Director(s): Pain, Bedabrata
Release Date: 2012
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
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
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
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
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): 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): Moreh, Dror
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets. [IMBd]

Director(s): Gitonga, David
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. [IMBD]

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, laugh, have fun. Dawn breaks to the sound of an outdoor rave party. [IMBD]

Director(s): Spielberg, Steven
Release Date: 2012
Abstract:

Lincoln is a 2012 historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg,     starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln. The film also features Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph       Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, and Tommy Lee Jones in supporting roles. The screenplay by Tony Kushner was loosely based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_6

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