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The History of Genocide in Cinema: Atrocities on Screen

The History of Genocide in Cinema: Atrocities on Screen
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, but 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, focusing 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.

Author Info

Jonathan Friedman is Professor of History and Director of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at West Chester University and the author of The Routledge History of the Holocaust (2011). William Hewitt is Professor Emeritus of History at West Chester University and the author of Defining the Horrific: Readings on Genocide and the Holocaust in the Twentieth Century (2003). William Hewitt is Professor Emeritus of History at West Chester University and the author of Defining the Horrific: Readings on Genocide and the Holocaust in the Twentieth Century (2003).

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.

Hardback
ISBN: 9781784534226
Publication Date: 29 Sep 2016
Number of Pages: 336
Height: 222
Width: 140

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