9/11 Film and Human Rights


Binghamton University

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    Winter 2022-23
  • Instructor
    Muhammad Waqar Azeem
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This course focuses on the representation of human rights in films about 9/11. We will discuss how films represent human rights and who can claim them in the wake of 9/11 attacks and the War on Terror. The topics include detentions at Guantanamo Bay, torture, surveillance, drone-strikes, Islamophobia, racism and racial profiling, trauma, and securitization. Films may include In the Name of God (2007), American Sniper (2014), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Report (2019), and Eye in the Sky (2015). We will also read select theoretical works by Giorgio Agamben, Judith Butler, Kanishka Chowdhury, and others. Assignments include short response papers each week and a final paper.
Course Area: Social Welfare
Level: Upper Level Undergraduate
Dates: 12-19-2022 - 01-13-2023
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Instructor: Muhammad Waqar Azeem
Local Course ID: 22WI_BIN_HMRT389C_01
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