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- DescriptionIn order to be able to protect human rights, it is first necessary to see the denial of those rights. Aside from experiencing human rights violations directly, either as a victim or as an eyewitness, more than any other medium film is able to bring us closer to this aspect of the human experience. Yet, twithstanding its importance to human rights, film has received virtually scholarly attention and thus one of the primary goals of this book is to begin to fill this gap. From an historical perspective, human rights were t at all self-evident by reason alone, but had to gain standing through an appeal to human emotions found in vels as well as in works of moral philosophy and legal theory. Although literature continues to play an important role in the human rights project, film is able to take us that much further, by universalizing the particular experience of others different from ourselves, the viewers. Watching Human Rights analyzes more than 100 of the finest human rights films ever made-documentaries, feature films, faux documentaries, animations, and even cartoons. It will introduce the reader to a wealth of films that might otherwise remain unkwn, but it also shows the human rights themes in films that all of us are familiar with.
- Author BiographyMark Gibney is the Carol G. Belk Distinguished Professor in Humanities at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. He has authored numerous books and is an award-winning scholar of human rights.
- Author(s)Mark Gibney
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication24/04/2013
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight453 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsLibrary binding
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