Film and Portrayal of History

This lecture explores how the inherently narrative character of history allows for cinematic representation to play such a dominant role in how history is known. Questions to be raised include what role film plays in our engagement with history, how movies both illuminate and distort our knowledge of the past and why increased access to media content via Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services warrants greater media literacy to decode the making of the story of our past. This lecture is presented by Falk Cammin, Humanities Mellon Scholars Program Director of Foothill College.Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.


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Thursday October 21, 2021 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM


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