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Representation Of Children And The 'Other' In Black Hawk Down (2001) And Hotel Rwanda (2004), Kevin Myles Mcmillon May 2014

Representation Of Children And The 'Other' In Black Hawk Down (2001) And Hotel Rwanda (2004), Kevin Myles Mcmillon

Journalism & Mass Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

During the early 1990s a humanitarian intervention for famine in Somalia turned warlike and in influenced the decision by Western nations to not intervene in during the genocide in Rwanda. In the early 2000s the films Black Hawk Down (2001) and Hotel Rwanda (2004) were made about their respective situations, each with their own ideological slants about whether or not intervention in African conflicts is the right America. Through textual analysis I examined both films to determine how their depictions of children and the ‘Other’ are used to promote each film’s opinionated stories and paint a picture either in ...