For me personally, film can serve as a major tool in learning or telling history in a classroom setting. There are things lectures and slideshows are simply incapable of accomplishing that a film can accomplish on a regular basis. The first film that comes to mind that backs up this claim is Waltz with Bashir. The film is able to reanimate the story of the soldiers that fought within the Lebanon War in 1982. The point is that film makes history come to life.