Films of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing
Through a Lens Darkly
“With informative essays providing historical background and others focusing on specific documentaries and feature films, this series of enlightening analyses illuminates how cinema has conveyed an aural, emotional, and intellectual semblance of the atrocities, expulsions, and mass killings perpetrated in the Armenian, Cambodian, Native American, and Rwandan genocides, the Holocaust, the ethnic cleansings of Bosnia and Palestine, and the on-going turmoil in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Darfur.”
Lawrence Baron, San Diego State University, Author of Projecting the Holocaust into the Present
“This book is not only a history of recent centuries’ genocide, as shown on film, but a critical reminder that genocide continues today throughout much of the world. Each discussion of nine major geographical areas of genocide presented in the book is followed by analyses of selected films dealing with the particular genocidal event. This coverage not only gives us information on films and genocide, but both challenges and reinforces our personal consciences and ethical commitments. Co-editor John J. Michalczyk hopes that this book will prompt other scholars and writers to help raise awareness of the continuing atrocities occurring daily and globally, and co-editor Raymond G. Helmick hopes that this book will help us ‘understand the nature of genocide, its origins … and what can be done to head off such horrors or how to deal with perpetrators.’ You don’t have to be either a film or genocide scholar to learn from and be affected...
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