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Lynda Davis <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 1 Dec 2006 15:21:25 -0800
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I am a graduate student taking a course on rhetoric and film.  My paper 
is about the 2002 ITVS film “Bombies,” exposing the danger of 
cluster bomb units in Laos.  I am examining the use of children (and I might 
expand that to other vulnerable groups) for rhetorical effect, but I 
have not been able to discover much research on the topic.  Essentially I 
am interested in the rhetoric of children, specifically, the 
exploitation of threats on children to sway an adult audience.

 I have found information on the victimization of the child; however, I 
have been unable to locate a strong text that deals specifically with 
the visual and emotional appeal threatened children bring to political 
protest and/or propaganda films.  Furthermore, I have been unable to 
locate any scholarly articles about either the film or the director.   I 
would appreciate any suggestions you all may have, on or offline

Thanks much, Lynda Davis ([log in to unmask]) or ([log in to unmask]).

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