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Title: Le long-métrage comme véhicule pour disséminer les principes de résolution de conflits
Author: Nykon, Bryan
Keywords: estudis per la pau;resolució de conflictes;estudis cinematogràfics;producció cinematogràfica;cinema;estudios sobre la paz;resolución de conflictos;estudios cinematográficos;producción cinematográfica;cine;études sur la paix;résolution de conflits;études cinématographiques;production cinématographique;cinéma
Issue Date: 13-Dec-2011
Publisher: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Citation: Nykon, Bryan (2011). "Le long-métrage comme véhicule pour disséminer les principes de résolution de conflits". Journal of conflictology, 2011, Vol. 2, num 2
Abstract: In modern societies, feature films play a profound role in the formation of beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours. The mainstream entertainment media industry currently relies heavily on methods of dehumanising the other and glorifying violence, which nurtures a fear of the other and a belief in the legitimacy of violence as a means of resolving conflict. This article argues that the opposite, nurturing a belief in universal humanity and the efficacy of peaceful alternatives to violence, can be achieved by modelling such behaviours, beliefs and attitudes in mainstream film. The resulting films would be ¿humanising' as opposed to ¿dehumanising' and thus constitute a positive contribution to society. Deconstructing the necessary elements of ¿successful' mainstream films, the author further suggests that humanising films have the potential to be more successful than dehumanising films because they resonate on a deeper level with audiences. Providing specific suggestions of how to develop humanising elements within films, this article is an initial step towards establishing a framework for transferring conflict resolution's advanced knowledge of conflict dynamics to professionals in the film industry.
Description: Peer reviewed
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/12624
ISSN: 2013-8857
Appears in Collections:2011, vol. 2, n. 2

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