Rwandan Genocide in Popular Film CFP

This is a call for papers for a new anthology on The Rwandan Genocide in Popular FIlm and how this tragic event has been represented in popular film and documentary.

Through films such as Hotel Rwanda, Shooting Dogs, Shake Hands with the Devil the collection will look to analyse the cultural aftermath of the genocide through both a historical and cinematic perspective. How have these films/documentaries dealt with such an emotive and sensitive subject and dealt with the controversial political aftermath of the genocide (both from a Western and African standpoint)? How do these films portray the Tutsi/Hutu peoples and do they call argue for reconciliation as a means of easing the memory of the past. The collection will also look to explore the political climate and the complicity in the massacre by the Rwandan and French authorities.

The collection is looking for scholarly essays on any aspect of the Rwandan Genocide in relation to its cinematic portrayal. Both minor and major works will be considered/documentarires and interviews with filmmakers who have been brave enough to turn their cinematic lens on this traumatic event. Proposals should be sent by March 2016 and completed essays by Summer 2016.

Please send a full abstract and full biography to All abstracts should be in Times Roman, pt 12. If invited to submit a full essay for the collection, a style guide will be sent to adhere to (all essays should use the MHRA referencing system).T


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