FLM 396 The Global Cold War and Film

This course will require students to engage deeply with the history of the Cold War on a global scale and will utilize the lens of film analysis to draw out perspectives on the conflict from different countries, decades, and focused on different themes. The course will cover historic themes such as Soviet aims and security concerns, American fears of infiltration and McCarthyism, nuclear anxieties and propaganda, decolonization and non-alignment, and ideological realignments at the conflict’s end. Each week, students will engage with films that reflect perspectives on those issues, not only from the perspectives of the United States and the Soviet Union, but also from those of other aligned and non-aligned countries such as Great Britain, China, Egypt, and Cuba, among others.



Cross Listed Courses

HIS 396