Non-Theatrical Films during World War II (Boston: Society of Cinema and Media Studies, 3/21/12 to 3/25/12)

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Dr. Douglas A. Cunningham
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This panel will explore the production and use of non-theatrical films during World War II. Such films might include: films produced for military training; films produced by the Office of War Information or other federal, state, corporate, religious, educational, or non-profit agencies; non-theatrical films produced by and within other countries; or even home movies produced for public consumption. Essay ideas might include (but are not limited to): ideological analyses of how such films contributed to support of the war front or home front; investigations of how such films were produced, distributed, and/or exhibited; representations of identity politics within non-theatrical films; or studies of aesthetics and production values within non-theatrical films. Please e-mail all submissions to Dr. Douglas A. Cunningham at by July 31, 2011.