articles about human rights
Hillbrow: Fragmented Spaces of Suffering and Hope
Hillbrow is a multifaceted space that holds as much hope as it does suffering. Reina-Marie Loader writes of her impressions when visiting an NGO called MES.
Mhani Gingi: Empowering Industrious Women in South Africa
We caught up with Ms Masebenza, who told us more about the charity and why the empowerment of women and children is vital for the sustainable development of Africa.
Why Cecil unmasks Humanity
This post deals with the 2015 hunting incident in Zimbabwe where one of the country’s most beloved lions, Cecil, was killed by the American dentist Walter Palmer.
Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Thoughts inspired by ‘Not my Life’ (2011)
The human rights issue of modern slavery is considered through the example of Robert Bilheimer’s 2011 documentary film ‘Not my Life’.
Ethics and the Documentary Filmmaker
This article addresses some of the ethical considerations affecting the documentary filmmaker dealing with issues of conservation.
How the Camera turns into a Weapon
A student’s view: What role does the media play during wars and conflicts? Do the horrifying pictures have any impact on viewers located far away from the recorded conflicts?
“Jesus, we’re supposed to be here to help these people!”
A student’s view: Marlene Wagner (University of Vienna) considers De Palma’s ‘Casualties of War’ as a story without heroes or winners.
Production Diary: The poached black rhino in HORN (Part Two)
Reina-Marie Loader recounts her experience of visiting a crime scene of a poached black rhino in South Africa.
‘Cinema of the Dark side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship’ by Shohini Chaudhuri
A review of Chaudhuri’s exciting contribution to the human rights cinema canon.
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