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Batman Saves the Congo: How Celebrities Disrupt the Politics of Development
Alexandra Cosima Budabin
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Lisa Ann Richey

(2009) have written about, and this is a very American story, which I would be keen to hear the authors reflect more on. Affleck’s story draws heavily on traditions of adventure stories, such as Tarzan or Indiana Jones. His visits to the Congo, where others are unable (or unwilling, or afraid) to go, can be read in this way. Africa, and especially African conflicts, have become a frontier. In the absence of new places to ‘discover’, the extremes of life and death, danger

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Gender trouble in Siddiq Barmak’s Osama
Gabrielle Simm

, decision-making on the use of force if Bollywood, Nollywood or Chinese cinema were the subject of analysis? 17 It may be that those film industries have a different take on the conflicts that repeatedly appear in Hollywood films; or that they focus on different wars: Bangladesh, Sri Lanka or Kashmir; West African conflicts in which Nigeria plays regional superpower; or East Asian hot and cold wars? International lawyers with the linguistic and cultural competence to analyse these films would do well to undertake this work. Perhaps these cinemas are interested in other

in Cinematic perspectives on international law