CFP: Call for Contributions on "the depiction of Indigenous bodies"

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Jura Gentium Cinema
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The online journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" ( is seeking articles (3,000-5,000 words) for a special issue on the depiction of Indigenous bodies in motion pictures, from "Apocalypto" to the "Whale Rider".

The articles should critically address cinematic representations of Indigenous cultures that either idealize or negate the Other, while also drawing attention to how films subvert and re-write these representations as part of Indigenous people effort to reclaim their own images and rendering on the silver screen.

Film reviews should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.

Deadline for submission is September 1st, 2010

Please contact Lorenzo Rinelli ( for submission