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Filmography of Genocide Films

Lists of films dealing with genocide and other crimes against humanity may be found at various sites on the Internet, including Wikipedia. One of the most comprehensive filmographies has been compiled by Adam Jones, a Canadian professor of international studies and executive director of Gendercide Watch, to accompany the first edition of his book, Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction (Routledge, 2006). This filmography can be found at:   


The Concept of Genocide:  These articles provide a general introduction to scholarly discourse about genocide, including issues related to the definition of genocide (e.g., acts that should be included) and the impact of such violence on a society. These articles should be viewed as a starting point for further exploration of this multi-faceted topic.

  • Baker, B.  (2007). Reconstructing a policing system out of the ashes: Rwanda’s solution. Policing & Society, 17 (4), 344-366.
  • De Vito, D. (2008). Rape as genocide: The group/individual schism. Human Rights Review, 9, 361-378.
  • Madley, B. (2008). California’s Yuki Indians:  Defining genocide in Native American history. Western Historical Quarterly, 39, 303-332.
  • Reyntjens, F. (2006). Post-1994 politics in Rwanda: Problematising ‘liberation’ and ‘democratisation’. Third World Quarterly, 27 (6), 1103-1117.
  • Verdeja, E. (2010). Genocide: Clarifying concepts and causes of cruelty. The Review of Politics, 72, 513-526.
  • Wertheim, S. (2010). A solution from hell: The United States and the rise of humanitarian interventionism, 1991-2003. Journal of Genocide Research, 12 (3-4), 149-172.
  • Wolfe, P. (2006). Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native. Journal of Genocide Research, 8(4), 387-409.

Images of Genocide in Mass Media/Popular Culture:  These articles will provide a starting point for discussion about media constructed images of genocide.

  • Chiwengo, N. (2008). When wounds and corpses fail to speak: Narratives of violence and rape in Congo (DRC). Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, 28 (1), 78-92.
  • Fair, J. E. and Parks, L. (2001). Africa on camera: Television news coverage and aerial imaging Rwandan refugees.  Africa Today, 48 (2), 35-57.
  • Harting, H. (2008). Global humanitarianism, race, and the spectacle of the African corpse in current western representations of the Rwandan genocide. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, 28 (1), 61-77. 
  • Harrow, K. W. (2005). “Un train peut en cacher un autre”: Narrating the Rwandan genocide and Hotel Rwanda. Research in African Literatures, 36 (4), 223-232.
  • Khor, L. (2011). Human rights and network power. Human Rights Quarterly, 33 (1), 105-127.
  • Landsberg, A. (1997). America, the Holocaust, and the mass culture of memory: Toward a radical politics of empathy. New German Critique, 1997, 63-86.
  • Miller, N. (2008). Projecting hope and making reel change in Africa. Human Rights Quarterly, 30 (3), 27-838.
  • Rapaport, L. (2003). Holocaust pornography: Profaning the sacred in Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS.  SHOFAR, 22 (1), 53-79.