Creating the witness : documenting genocide on film, video, and the Internet (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Creating the witness : documenting genocide on film, video, and the Internet

Author: Leshu Torchin
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012.
Series: Visible evidence, v. 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the video game 'Darfur Is Dying', players must ensure the survival of a virtual refugee camp. The video game not only puts players in the position of a struggling refugee, it shows them how they can bring about change in the real world. This volume examines the role of film and the Internet in creating virtual witness to genocide over the past 100 years.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leshu Torchin
ISBN: 9780816676224 0816676224 9780816676231 0816676232
OCLC Number: 788269408
Description: viii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: screen media and witnessing publics --
To acquaint America with ravished Armenia --
Witness for the prosecution: films at Nuremberg --
Reflections on the world stage: imagining fields of witnessing for Rwanda and the Balkans --
The work of WITNESS: negotiating the challenges of video advocacy --
iWitnesses and citizentube: focus on Darfur --
Conclusion: testimonial encounters and tempering the celebratory narrative.
Series Title: Visible evidence, v. 26.
Responsibility: Leshu Torchin.

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In the video game 'Darfur Is Dying', players must ensure the survival of a virtual refugee camp. The video game not only puts players in the position of a struggling refugee, it shows them how they can bring about change in the real world. This volume examines the role of film and the Internet in creating virtual witness to genocide over the past 100 years.

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