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Apologies for cross-posting and self-promotion:

I've already had the pleasure of announcing the publication of Creating the Witness: Documenting Genocide on Film, Video, and the Internet, last November. However, I am happy to announce that in honour of the upcoming Visible Evidence conference, University of Minnesota Press is offering discounted purchases.

For ordering in Europe:  Use discount code MN74840 with NBN international at 44 (0) 1752 202 301 or [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.

For ordering in the U.S. use discount code MN74840 when ordering from<http://www.upress.umn>
or by calling 800.621.2736.

Information about the book:

CREATING THE WITNESS: Documenting Genocide on Film, Video, and the Internet
By Leshu Torchin
£15.00 £18.50 paper ISBN 978-0-8166-7623-1
£45.00 £56.00 cloth ISBN 978-0-8166-7622-4


$17.50 $25.00 paper ISBN 978-0-8166-7623-1
$52.50 $75.00 cloth ISBN 978-0-8166-7622-4

296 pages/ 21 b&w photos • 2012 Visible Evidence Series, volume 26

Creating the Witness examines the role of film and the Internet in creating virtual witnesses to genocide over the past one hundred years. Leshu Torchin’s broad survey of media and the social practices around it investigates the development of popular understandings of genocide to achieve recognition and response, ultimately calling on viewers to act on behalf of human rights.

"Stunning, urgent, forceful, and necessary, Creating the Witness exorcises the ghostly and ghastly representations of genocide and pushes them beyond the graveyards and the archives of trauma. This magnificent, grounded, and rigorously researched book boldly probes a century of imaging genocides in Armenia, Germany, Rwanda, the Balkans, the Philippines, the United States, and Darfur across photography, documentary, popular culture narrative films, user-generated media, and gaming. Leshu Torchin guts how we see and think about genocide: no longer spectres or spectacles, those images of the dead from across the globe animate dynamic ethical engagements, converting horrified reactions into collective action." —Patricia R. Zimmermann, author of States of Emergency: Documentaries, Wars, Democracies

“Concise, informative, and thought- provoking . . . an excellent resource for both genocide studies and film studies.” —CHOICE

Dr Leshu Torchin
Senior Lecturer in Film Studies
Department of Film Studies
University of St Andrews
101a North Street
St Andrews, UK
KY16 9AD
Tel: 44 (0) 1334 467 476


Creating the Witness: Documenting Genocide on Film, Video, and the Internet<> (University of Minnesota Press, November 2012) <>
Film Festival Yearbook 4: Film Festivals and Activism<> (ed. Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin, St Andrews Film Studies, 2012)>

Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New Europe <>   (with William Brown and Dina Iordanova, St Andrews Film Studies, 2010)<>

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