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"Cynthia J. Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
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Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and Television Studies 
is seeking reviewers for the following list of films.  Film reviews should 
range from 500-750 words, and in keeping with our readerships' interests in 
film and society, should pay particular attention to the social and 
historical contexts, intersections, and impacts of the work under review.

If you are interested, please e-mail your name, mailing address, areas of 
specialization, and the title of the film you are interested in reviewing 
to: Cynthia Miller, Film Review Editor, at [log in to unmask] or 
[log in to unmask]  If more than one film interests you, please 
list titles in order of preference.  I will try to get back to you as soon 
as possible regarding availability.  Also, if you have interest in 
reviewing a film not on the list below, feel free to email me about its 
inclusion.  Reviews are due October 1, 2006 and will be accepted for 
publication upon review.  Please note that reviewers must subscribe to the 
journal at the time of publication.

* Women Who Loved Cinema, Vol. 1 & 2  (in Arabic with English subtitles) -- 
Each volume chronicles the achievements of women filmmakers in the Egyptian 
film industry.

* James Dean: Sense Memories -- From the PBS American Masters series.

* Walter Cronkite: Witness to History -- From the PBS American Masters series.

* Jericho of Scotland Yard -- Set in London in the 1950s, follows the rich 
tradition of British crime drama.

* Carrie's War -- Set in WWII-era Wales, two children are evacuated from 
war-torn London and placed with a troubled Welsh

* The Color of Olives -- A portrait of a Palestinian family virtually 
imprisoned in their home by barracades on the West Bank.

*  MacArthur -- The story of America's most decorated WW1 officer; his 
controversial career, personality, and historical impact.

*  Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home -- From the American Masters series.

* Walking the Bible -- Traces the books of Moses across the landscape of 
the Old World -- the PBS series.

*  Genius -- 4 DVD set, which may be done as a longer review essay, or 
reviewed separately.  Covers the lives and work of
                  Einstein, Newton, Darwin, and Galileo.

*  Elizabeth I: The Virgin Queen -- Explores the 44-year reign of the queen 
who ruled a religiously-divided nation amidst treachery
                   and turmoil.

* Africa Mia --  The story of the survival of twelve Afro-Latina women in 
northern Ecuador who migrate to the city seeking
                   prosperity for their families, but instead encounter 
only harsh racism.

* The Exiles --  Between 1933 and 1941, large numbers of scholars, 
intellectuals and artists fled Europe for America.  This film
                   examines their lives and legacy in American intellectual 

*  Around the World in 72 Days -- The late 19th Century adventures of 
Nellie Bly, one of Joseph Pulitzer's top reporters.

*  Regret to Inform -- The widow of a Vietnam veteran chronicles her 
journey tracing her late husband's tour of duty in Southeast
*  The Civilizers: Germans in Guatemala -- Focusing on questions of power, 
identity, and colonization, the film explores the
                  impacts of German coffee plantations in Guatemala.

Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite

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