Articles about film, human rights and the environment
In this highly engaging collection, editors Stephen Lacey and Derek Paget turn their focus on the televisual representation of the ‘war on terror’.read more
This article considers how the visual construction of Nick Broomflied’s docudrama ‘Battle for Haditha’ questions the nature of contemporary warfare.read more
The following article about ‘City of God’ is part of a resource bundle aimed at helping students plan, structure and write a critically informed film essay.read more
This structure resource will help with formulating your thoughts onto a one-page document, ready to be transformed into a fully developed essay.read more
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.read more
Writing a film essay is difficult at the best of times. So, if you are a student looking to make the process of planning an essay a little bit easier, this resource will help you on your way. It is specifically designed for film students required to closely analyse films based on a specific question set by your tutor/lecturer.read more
Today I will be talking more about an issue that clearly meant a great deal to a lot of people. It is an issue that completely took over the social media and the internet a few weeks ago [middle of 2015] – namely the hunting incident in Zimbabwe where one of the country’s most beloved lions, Cecil, was killed by the American dentist Walter Palmer.read more
Slavery is probably one of the most heinous of modern-day injustices. This blog considers this human rights issue through the example of Robert Bilheimer’s 2011 documentary film ‘Not my Life’.read more
This article addresses some of the ethical considerations affecting the documentary filmmaker dealing with issues of conservation.read more
We are slowly but surely drawing closer to the holliday season, which means many of us will have some more time to spend watching documentaries as the year draws to an end. We thought to make a few early suggestions in terms of human rights films we think are worth watching – and all of them are available on Netflix.read more
What role do the media play in wars and conflicts? Do the (horrifying) pictures have an impact on the viewer who is located far away from the conflict areas? These are questions that are not only posed generally in the global and the digitally connected world, but it becomes particularly relevant when considering war and conflict films.read more
Human rights history shows that, for all their deficiencies, certain precursors were important movers in the overall development towards full recognition and application of human rights in the world. If this is encouraging in itself, perhaps the most encouraging trait of the history of human rights is that the issue has almost always been driven by individuals and popular movements.read more
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