Screen Cultures: On Archiving, Collective Memory, and the Mainstream Cinematic Culture
Carmen M. Irabien Chedraui

This paper explores the relationship between film and the creation of historical memory. By looking at examples from films that talk about World War II, and later exemplified by Christopher Nolan’s 2014 film Interstellar, I try to exemplify the complex role mass distributed films have in creating opinions about historic events and their collective understanding. Once this role is recognized, this paper develops as an approach to further understand what is necessary to create a new paradigm of what it means to be literate in a world where screens are quickly becoming the main platform for communication.

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