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By Bhaskar Sarkar,Janet Walker

Documentary Testimonies examines documentary motion pictures that compel us to endure witness, flow us to anger or tears, and doubtless mobilize us to action.


Comprising ten new essays and a sizeable creation, this interdisciplinary quantity examines audiovisual testimonial practices, varieties, and associations. issues contain: applied sciences of seize, garage and flow; difficulties of ancient veracity/frail reminiscence; iteration of video archives--official, renegade, and ephemeral; limits and prospects of documentary as public list; architectonics of reminiscence; ethics of witnessing and commemoration; human rights and activist publics.


The essays supply in-depth research of files of social pain tied to specific locales: Cambodia, Chiapas, Darfur, India, Indonesia, Korea, New Orleans, Norway, Rwanda, South Africa, and Washington, DC. The members concentrate on the iteration and use of testimony through public directors and associations, human rights activists, documentary filmmakers, and others with curiosity in environmental justice, human rights, social advocacy, and the commemoration/prevention of genocide. hence, this quantity goals to enquire, from a serious and translocal standpoint, testimony as social practice.

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