Description - Watching Human Rights by Mark Gibney
In 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, notwithstanding its importance to human rights, film has received virtually no 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 not at all self-evident by reason alone, but had to gain standing through an appeal to human emotions found in novels 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 unknown, but it also shows the human rights themes in films that all of us are familiar with.
Buy Watching Human Rights by Mark Gibney from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - Watching Human Rights by Mark Gibney
Book Reviews - Watching Human Rights by Mark Gibney
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Watching Human Rights book by Mark Gibney and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)
Author Biography - Mark Gibney
Mark 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.