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    Law and film: curating rights cinema

    Sandon, Emma (2018) Law and film: curating rights cinema. In: deGuzman, M.M. and Amann, D.M. (eds.) Arcs of Global Justice: Essays in Honour of William. A. Schabas. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 501-520. ISBN 9780190272654.

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    This chapter reflects on Professor William Schabas’s use of film in teaching human rights from a session he runs entitled: ‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Cinematographic Perspective’, at the annual Cinema and Human Rights Summer School. It contextualises Schabas’s approach within legal pedagogy as well as in relation to legal and cultural studies scholarship on law and film. It covers some of the relevant debates on the interdisciplinary encounter of law and film, which point to both its discursive limitations and epistemological insights. The chapter argues that Schabas’s practice of mobilising film to frame legal considerations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be recognised as curatorial. His engagement encourages his students to think about not only law in film, but also about a jurisprudence that uses cinema to engage in the imaginative and utopian dimensions of justice.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): advocacy, cinema, evidence, film, image, justice, law, narrative, rights, witness
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Emma Sandon
    Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 13:09
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:43


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