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Powerful Movies, Powerful Memories of War: Advice on Whether and How to Watch

Movies depicting war, especially those that include live footage from recent or ongoing events, can be very powerful, but they can also evoke powerful memories. The public is at once fascinated and distressed by traumatic events that occur on one’s soil or elsewhere around the globe. In addition, the fact that many of these events are historic, or that we know individuals who have been or continue to be affected, often creates a sense that we should watch these intense media productions.