Universität Wien FIND

380002 SE Cinema and Human Rights (2021W)

für Dissertant*innen

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Anmeldung über U:SPACE und per E-Mail an: anna.mueller-funk@univie.ac.at


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 20 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 04.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum SEM33 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG
Freitag 14.01. 10:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM33 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 3.OG


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Human rights documentaries are a powerful tool when it comes to raising the awareness for human rights violations. In a unique manner movies can draw the public attention to specific countries or regions where human rights are violated and at the same time empower those whose rights are violated. In addition it allows the viewer to go beyond the theoretical knowledge of human rights issues.
The aim of the seminar is to analyse various documentaries in the light of the rights stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other regional and international human rights documents. As such, it is intended to introduce students to a human rights focused analysis of films, sensitize students for the rights in question and familiarize them with the legal foundation.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Seminar - Paper:
You have to write one seminar paper (10 pages) on one of the films. The paper has to be written in English. The paper should approach the documentaries as case studies for a specific human rights issue. The film should be used as the starting point and the context of your analysis. The human rights law analysis is central, but your paper should not be limited to it. Elaborate on the political, historical, sociological etc. situation portrayed. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the seminar, you are encouraged to also apply methodology and expertise specific to your own academic background.
Attendance: If you miss more than one screening, you won´t be eligible to receive credits for the course. One absence can be accepted in urgent cases (please provide explanation PRIOR to the session that you are unable to attend).

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

To deepen the knowledge of human rights by analyzing human rights documentaries.


The seminar is open to students with a profound background knowledge in the field of human rights e.g. Completion of one of the courses in the Wahlfachkorb Grund- und Menschenrechte or/and knowledge of the book Manfred Nowak/Karolina m. Januszewski/Tina Hofstätter (eds.), All Human Rights for All (2012).

Admission Requirements:

The number of participants is limited to 25 students. Due to the high volume of applications we ask you to send a brief summary of your human rights background to anna.mueller-funk@univie.ac.at. Phd students, who fulfill the requirements will be admitted preferentially.


Manfred Nowak/Karolina m. Januszewski/Tina Hofstätter (eds.), All Human Rights for All (2012)

Key human rights documents Material relevant to the chosen topic/film

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Do 05.05.2022 10:10