A Fight over Souls: Documentary Films on the Rwandan Genocide with a Christian Theme

The 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda have spawned over 150 feature films and feature-length documentaries, making it into the second most audio-visually recreated genocide after the Holocaust. Within this large body of historical films a subgenre have emerged with a distinctive Christian t...

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Published in:The journal of religion and film
Main Author: Gustafsson, Tommy 1969-
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: [2017]
In: The journal of religion and film
Year: 2017, Volume: 21, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-38
Further subjects:B Rwanda genocide evangelical Catholic Church Immaculée Ilibagiza partisan documentary education historical memory
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Summary:The 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda have spawned over 150 feature films and feature-length documentaries, making it into the second most audio-visually recreated genocide after the Holocaust. Within this large body of historical films a subgenre have emerged with a distinctive Christian theme. This article explores these Christian themed documentary films about the Rwandan genocide and positions them within a film historical perspective as well as analyzes and contextualizes them as a subgenre of films about the Rwandan genocide within films about genocide in general. Of note are how memory and historiography are used, and the links between these films’ educational, religious, and commercial elements.
ISSN:1092-1311
Contains:Enthalten in: The journal of religion and film