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): Delpard, Raphaël
Release Date: 2010
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This documentary examines how the French national rail system organized the deportation of prisoners, including Jews, Roma, and Communists, to concentration camps during World War II. It also highlights acts of resistance undertaken by rail officials. The narrative combines eyewitness testimony and archival footage, with the impressive reconstitution of numerous historical scenes.

Director(s): Hetherington, Tim
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

An experiential documentary about the American war in Afghanistan. It focuses on a platoon of soldiers stationed near Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous posts in the US military, and their day-to-day actions.

Director(s): Van Patten, Tim
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This epic miniseries follows the lives of three U.S. Marines in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Through their experiences, viewers have a greater sense of the war's scale and contingency. It chronologically features battles in Guadalcanal, Peleliu, Okinawa, and Iwo Jima, and it follows the men home to explore their conflicted emotions after the war's end. 

Director(s): Pedersen, Janus Metz
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This documentary follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2009. It focuses on the men's emotional response to war, from casual patrols encountering local people to intense fighting against Taliban soldiers. Its emotional center and visual style provoked intense national debate in Denmark over the Afghanistan War. 

Director(s): Genfa, Wang
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

An animated feature documents the experience of Jewish refugees in Japanese-occupied Shanghai during World War II. Two young refugees and an orphan explore the city as various wars and politics reshape it. 

Director(s): Cinkwright, Kathy
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This documentary explores the Athenaeum Girls' School summer camp program, where young white teenage girls immerse themselves in the culture and idealized femininity of the Antebellum American South. Although the directors show their subjects objectively, their film reveals the ongoing culture of the "Lost Cause" in rewriting the history of the American Civil War, erasing discussions of race...

Director(s): Erickson, LeAnn
Release Date: 2010
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This documentary chronicles four American women mathematicians who worked as human computers at the University of Pennsylvania during World War II. Their work calculating ballistic analysis helped with the development of the first computer (ENIAC) that helped the U.S. military improve its accuracy. The film is notable for showing women's diverse contributions to the war as well as the...

Director(s): Deol, Kiran
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

This documentary traces the 10-year evolution of Silu (nee Uma Bhujel) from guerilla warrior to democratically elected assembly in Nepal. Silu was one of 40% of women who joined the People's Liberation Army as guerilla warriors during the Nepali Civil War. She continued to fight for women's equality and women's rights as assemblywoman and at home. 

Director(s): Hooper, Tom
Release Date: 2010
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Winner of Best Picture at the Academy Awards, The King's Speech shows how a man becomes king in the years before World War II. Prince Albert seeks a speech therapist to help him overcome a lifelong stutter and build confidence in his monarchal duties. Such skills come in handy when he suddenly becomes King George VI and war looms ahead. Although its portrayal of the king and era is...

Director(s): Martone, Mario
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

In 1828, two aristocrats and one peasant join Giuseppe Mazzini's Young Italy movement to strengthen the campaign for Italian unification and independence. Their separate stories reveal the cost of revolution and sacrifice on their personal and political allegiances.

Director(s): Koshashvili, Dover
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

Based on one of the most popular Israelis novels by Yehoshua Kenaz, this film unravels the making of Israeli national identity through militarism as well as the ethnic, national, and class distinctions that still characterize Israeli socieity. Set in 1956, enforced conscription affects a diverse group of outcats with physical and mental disabilities. They represent a broad spectrum of...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1676681/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Director(s): Tilman, Samuel
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

Informed by scholarship and archival records, this television docu-series explores the history of the Congo from the 15th century to the present. From the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade to colonialism and independence, the three-part series examines exploitation, violence, and nationalism through Congo's interactions with European and American powers. 

Director(s): Silver, Steven
Release Date: 2010
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Based on a true story, four photojournalists document the end of apartheid in South Africa in the early 1990s. The film skirts ethical questions about the responsibilities of a journalist documenting tragedy in favor of highlighting the thrills and adrenalin rush to capture a picture.

Director(s): Sharp, Ian
Release Date: 2010
Abstract:

A 2010 British-New Zealand action-thriller film directed by Ian Sharp set in 1903 New Zealand. Arjan van Diemen is a renowned Afrikaner commando leader of the Second Boer War, and a master tracker. After the end of the war, he immigrated to New Zealand and is hired to track a man accused of killing a soldier. While hunting through the countryside he captures his fugitive, only to learn that he...

Director(s): Kahiu, Wanuri
Release Date: 2010
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A sci-fi film about Africa in the future, 35 years after World War III, the water war. [IMBD]

Director(s): Roth, Lynn
Release Date: 2009
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In the months before the creation of the State of Israel, a young Jewish boy and a British soldier develop an unlikely friendship. Proffy frequently voices his contempt for the British who occupy Palestine, but he is surprised when Sgt. Dunlop shows him understanding and warmth and acts as a surrogate father. When his village learns of their bond, they prosecute Proffy as a traitor. 

Director(s): Dabis, Cherien
Release Date: 2009
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A moving portrait of Arab immigrant life in America following 9/11 and the Iraq War. Muna, a Christian Palestinian, lives and works in the West Bank until she receives a green card in the lottery. She and her son move in with her sister's family in a Chicago suburb, where they experience downward social and economic mobility and daily harassment but also unexpected friendships.

Director(s): Suleiman, Elia
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

In this semi-autobiographical film based on his father's diaries and his mother's letters, director Elia Suleiman traces the evolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict through a focus on the everyday life of Israeli Arabs. From the creation of Israel to the near-present day, Suleiman weaves together fractured vignettes of a family adapting to political changes that transform their family bonds...

Director(s): Maoz, Samuel
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

In this critically acclaimed drama, director Samuel Moaz offers an innovative take of the Lebanon War 2006 partly informed by his own experiences as an Israeli soldier. Set inside an armored tank, a small crew of soldiers enters a devastated but still hostile town in Lebanon. Confined in a tight space, their only view of the outside world is through the gun sight.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1483831
Director(s): Tarantino, Quentin
Release Date: 2009
Abstract:

Director Quentin Tarantion re-imagines World War II as a revenge-fantasy for Jewish victims of Nazi Germany. In Nazi occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller takes a rapid interest in her and arranges an...

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361748/

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