A Few Days After 9 11, US Vice President Dick Cheney Invoked The Need For The USA To Work The Dark Side In Its Global War On Terror In Cinema Of The Dark Side, Shohini Chaudhuri Explores How Contemporary Cinema Treats State Sponsored Atrocity, Evoking Multiple Landscapes Of State Terror She Investigates The Ethical Potential Of Cinematic Atrocity Images, Arguing That While Films Help To Create And Confirm Normative Perceptions About Atrocities, They Can Also Disrupt Those Perceptions And Build Different Ones Asserting A Crucial Distinction Between Morality And Ethics, The Book Proposes A New Conceptualisation Of Human Rights Cinema That Repositions Human Rights Morality Within An Ethical Framework That Reflects Upon The Causes And Contexts Of Violence It Builds Upon Theories Of Embodied Spectatorship To Explore How Films Can Implicate Us In Histories That May Appear To Be Distant And Unrelated To Us, And How They Draw Connections Between Past And Present Patterns Of Oppression The Book Covers A Diverse Spectrum Of 21st Century Cinema Dealing With Documentary Or Fictional Representations Of Atrocity Such As State Sanctioned Torture, Genocide, Enforced Disappearance, Deportation, And Apartheid, Including Zero Dark Thirty 2012 , Standard Operating Procedure 2008 , Hotel Rwanda 2004 , Sometimes In April 2005 , Nostalgia For The Light 2010 , Chronicle Of An Escape 2006 , Children Of Men 2006 , District 9 2009 , Waltz With Bashir 2008 , And Paradise Now 2005 Cinema Of The Dark Side Provides Readers With Fresh Insights Into How We Respond To Atrocity Images And The Ethical Issues At Stake.
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- 192 pages
- Cinema of the Dark Side
- Shohini Chaudhuri
- 01 April 2017 Shohini Chaudhuri