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Human Rights Education Through Ciné Débat

Film as a Tool to Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation in Burkina Faso

Authors: Richter, Johanna

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How is it possible to fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) without disrespecting traditional values? This study analyses ‘film’ as a tool for Human Rights Education in Burkina Faso, especially when it includes thought structures of the local communities. Here, the innovative approach of ciné débat, a particular cinematic awareness-raising strategy is applied and analysed. Thus, this research describes how a documentary film about FGM in Burkina Faso was produced and presented. It is believed that the critical reconsideration of one’s own thoughts represents a prerequisite for changing habits. The aim is to find solutions within the traditional context of the country, not to dictate or instruct behaviour patterns to the locals.

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Johanna Richter obtained a PhD in Political Sciences at the UNESCO Chair of Human Rights Education. She travels frequently to West Africa, and has been researching the topic of gender in Burkina Faso for over 10 years. She has worked on various science documentaries for TV.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Rights Education Through Ciné Débat
Book Subtitle
Film as a Tool to Fight Against Female Genital Mutilation in Burkina Faso
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-12723-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-12723-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-12722-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 363
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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