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Gaming Film Fridays: Serious Games series (Dir. Harun Farocki, 2009-2010)

Fri, Mar 11, 2016 | 3:00 pm

Beginning February 12, join us for films that intersect with the Libraries’ spring 2016 Games Without Frontiers series. This semester’s critically-acclaimed films focus on the ties between games, the military, and violence.

Nora Alter, professor of film and media arts, will introduce our screening of Serious Games. Nora M. Alter is Professor of Film and Media Arts. She is author of four books: Vietnam Protest Theatre: The Television War on Stage (1996), Projecting History: Non-Fiction German Film (2002), Chris Marker (2006) and Sound Matters: Essays on the Acoustics of Modern German Culture (2004); and has published over fifty essays on German and European Studies, Film and Media Studies, Cultural and Visual Studies and Contemporary Art. Her publications on Harun Farocki include “One, Two, Three Montages…. Harun Farocki’s War Documentaries,” in The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Documentary Film, “The Political In/visible in the Essay Film: Farocki’s Images of the World and Inscriptions of War,” in Harun Farocki: Working on the Sight-Lines, ​and a forthcoming monograph from the University of Illinois Press.

The serious games series is made up of four short documentary films that explore intersections between gaming and the United States military, including the use of video games to train soldiers and how virtual reality technology can help treat post traumatic stress disorder.

For more information on this and other programs in the Libraries' Beyond the Page series, visit library.temple.edu/beyondthepage.

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