Social justice in world cinema and theatre

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Ablex Publ., 2001 - Performing Arts - 243 pages
Focusing on international social justice drama in its current local, national, and international manifestations, this interdisciplinary approach explores the relationship of contemporary dramatic forms to human rights issues. Over examines the artistic styles, goals, and thematic interests of dramatists and film directors of works of social commitment. He also considers the conditions and economics of wide audience appeal that prevent Hollywood and many independent filmmakers from effectively addressing these politically explosive issues. In contrast, differing cultures and economic concerns result in third world filmmakers and playwrights producing more comprehensive expositions of social issues.

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WILLIAM OVER is Associate Professor at St. John's University. He has published Human Rights in the International Public Sphere (1999), which won the Best Book Award from the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association. He has also published Social Justice in World Cinema and Theatre (2001).