This course explores the representation of history in film. It includes a film showing each week, about 150 pages per week, class discussion, and writing assignments that explore various film genres as historical texts: popular films, documentaries, educational films, and art films. We also read books that generated films, particularly novels. Students write two short papers on specific films and one longer essay on a topic of their choice. In addition to its enrolled students, this course will serve as a resource for other courses in History, Film Studies, and South Asian Studies.