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Explores the history of how European national identities were created, defined and sustained in the 20th Century through the new medium of motion pictures. Examines the creation of national cinemas in several countries including Germany, France and the Soviet Union. Considers films and filmmakers as manufacturers of national identities and myths both in support of and in opposition to European states in the 20th Century as a way of understanding a nation’s history.