War is hell, but also big entertainment. America’s wars provide the perfect setting for courageous heroes to battle the evil enemies of freedom. But where is the line between popcorn fantasy and political propaganda?

Georg Löfflmann, visiting professor in Politics will take a closer look at the political role of Hollywood – from Sands of Iwo Jima to Independence Day and Star Wars – and how films shape our perception of violent conflict.

The presentation includes a complete screening of Paul Greengrass’s Green Zone (2010) starring Matt Damon.