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Cinema Wars explores the intersection of film, politics, andUS culture and society through a bold critical analysis of thefilms, TV shows, and documentaries produced in the early 2000s

  • Offers a thought-provoking depiction of Hollywood film as acontested terrain between conservative and liberal forces
  • Films and documentaries discussed include: Black HawkDown, The Dark Knight, Star Wars,Syriana, WALL-E, Fahrenheit 9/11 and otherMichael Moore documentaries, amongst others
  • Explores how some films in this era supported the Bush-Cheneyregime, while others criticized the administration, openly orotherwise
  • Investigates Hollywood’s treatment of a range of hottopics, from terrorism and environmental crisis to the Iraq war andthe culture wars of the 2000s
  • Shows how Hollywood film in the 2000s brought to life avibrant array of social protest and helped create culturalconditions to elect Barack Obama

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