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History of Genocide in Cinema : Atrocities on Screen (Hardcover) (Jonathan Friedman & William Hewitt)
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The organization "Genocide Watch" estimates that 100 million civilians around the globe have lost their lives as a result of genocide in only the past sixty years. Over the same period, the visual arts - in the form of documentary footage - has aided international efforts to document genocide and prosecute those responsible. However, this book argues that fictional representation occupies an equally important and problematic place in the process of shaping minds on the subject. Edited by two of the leading experts in the field, The History of Genocide in Cinema analyzes fictional and semi-fictional portrayals of genocide. It focuses on, amongst others, the repression of indigenous populations in Australia, the genocide of Native Americans in the 19th century, the Herero genocide, Armenia, the Holodomor (Stalin's policy of starvation in Ukraine), the Nazi Holocaust, Nanking, and Darfur. Comprehensive and unique in its focus on fiction films, as opposed to documentaries, The History of Genocide in Cinema is an essential resource for students and researchers in the fields of cultural history, holocaust studies, and the history of film.
Number of Pages: 316
Genre: History, Political Science
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
Author: Jonathan Friedman & William Hewitt
Street Date: December 30, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-7507
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