Posts Tagged ‘Global Studies Review Vol. 8 No. 3 Fall/Winter 2013’

Keynote Speech: Andy Shallal

Opening his keynote speech, Andy Shallal recounted his initial impressions upon his family’s arrival in the United States from Iraq in 1966. At this time, Shallal noted, it was still illegal for a black person and white person to cohabitate in the state of Virginia. Arriving in the heyday of the civil rights movement, the […]

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The Archives of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and their Relevance for Memory

BY IVA VUKUSIC Introduction In May 1993, as war was raging in the former Yugoslavia, the United Nations Security Council found itself grappling with an intractable conflict. While the U.N. response at the time was perhaps unconvincing, it ultimately resulted in a significant change to international criminal law; specifically, the establishment of the International Criminal […]

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Memories from the Margins: Art and Political Violence in Peru

BY KAREN BERNEDO Remembering is a process in constant motion, transformation, and negotiation. In that sense, memory is a way to mediate with the world, a filter through which we understand ourselves as being part of a community and a historical process. Although “memory” evokes a past that we cannot change, societies constantly re-define this […]

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“Radical Forgiveness”

BY SONYA RENEE   Introduction to “Radical Forgiveness” In 2008, I had the pleasure of living with filmmaker and producer Diana Romero in Los Angeles. Diana’s debut film Niña Quebrada was a compelling tale of a young woman’s experience with sex trafficking, which won numerous awards. Living with Diana meant that I was often able […]

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The Museum is in the Streets: The Itinerant Museum of Art for Memory

TTBY MAURICIO DELGADO After 20 years of internal armed conflict, dozens of massacres, torture, and hit squads; after the terror of the Shining Path, the “iron fist” of two “democratic” governments, and the Fujimori dictatorship; after hundreds of reports, opinion pieces and newspaper articles, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), and an estimated 69,280 victims […]

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Introduction: Arts After Atrocity

BY JO-MARIE BURT In the aftermath of atrocity, societies develop diverse mechanisms to cope with the legacy of violence. The experienced trauma involves not only the physical violence visited upon individual bodies, but also the destruction of families, communities, and broader societal networks. Truth commissions seek to develop new narratives to understand past violence, while […]

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Parallax Views on Human Rights: Lourdes Portillo’s Experiment Al Más Allá

BY RICARDO F. VIVANCOS PÉREZ According to the press kit, Lourdes Portillo’s Al Más Allá (2008) is an “… experimental documentary that uses narrative elements to explore the realities of shifting global wealth and drug trafficking along the Mayan coastline of Mexico.”1 The experiment consists of a metastory about the process of making a documentary […]

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