articles by and resources for students
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.
‘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.
Problems with Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan (1998)
A Student’s View: David Rosenberg (University of Vienna) considers the ethical dimension of depicting war in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Saving Private Ryan’.
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