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THE WAR VETERAN IN FILM

Serial of lectures and film screenings (2012-2013)

How and when did the film industry introduce the term of war veteran to the film dictionary? What would be the main themes and motives in connection to this term? What possible classifications and treatments of the term exist in certain genres? Is there a distinctive interest in some war themes that could be attributed to certain national cinematographies? Or does authors’ politics in dealing with the term play more significant role?

The War Veteran in Film is a serial of lectures and film screenings that Doplgenger prepares within the project Naming IT War that Ignorant Schoolmaster and His Committeesorganizes at the Center for Cultural Decontamination in Belgrade. Film screening and the talk serve as an introduction for a public discussion with various experts and audience. Each discussion aims at contextualising certain films and articulating cultural/social/economic phenomenons they address.

Themes discussed so far are:
20.10.2012
The Best Days of Our Lives – Representation of war veterans in film
KRAF 06. (Antiwar and Engaged Film Festival of Kragujevac)

28.11.2012
The Best days of Our Lives – Representation of war veterans in film
Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade

19.03.2013
Not Reconciled – Generational “shift” and Historical Narratives
Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade
Participants: Dušan Grlja, Nebojša Milikić, Olivera Milosavljević, Branimir Stojanović

05.06.2013
Sorrow and The Pity – Images and/of War
Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade
Participants: Veljko Djurović, Srdjan Keča, Nada Sekulić, Stevan Vuković

Project Naming It War is supported by

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