A course about Berlin's rich and unparalleled cinema history. Screenings, readings, and visits to historical studios and cinemas, film museums, archives, and film academies. The course is structured around a series of iconic films about Berlin. Units on Weimar cinema, Nazi film, DEFA (East Germany's production studio), the New German Cinema of the 1970s and 80s, post-wall film, and the twenty-first century Berlin School. Students will engage in close analysis of films in their historical context and discuss how cinema engages with issues of national, political, religious, ethnic, gender and sexual identities. Offered in English in the Duke in Berlin summer program.