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The Last Dog in Rwanda: Swedish Educational Films and Teaching Guides on the History of Genocide

Gustafsson, Tommy LU (2009) European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, 2009
Abstract
Sweden has a long tradition of using film material in school education. As a way to heighten the film industry’s status, commercial film companies began to lend out films to schools already in 1921. This practice continued until Swedish television (SVT) started to televise programs directly to schools in 1961. The Last Dog in Rwanda (Den sista hunden i Rwanda, 2006, Jens Assur) is a short film produced by the Swedish Film Institute in collaboration with the educational division at SVT. The film is, coupled with an interview with the director and short documentary on the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, included on an educational DVD which is distributed within the Swedish school system. This paper will discuss the use of audiovisual history as a... (More)
Sweden has a long tradition of using film material in school education. As a way to heighten the film industry’s status, commercial film companies began to lend out films to schools already in 1921. This practice continued until Swedish television (SVT) started to televise programs directly to schools in 1961. The Last Dog in Rwanda (Den sista hunden i Rwanda, 2006, Jens Assur) is a short film produced by the Swedish Film Institute in collaboration with the educational division at SVT. The film is, coupled with an interview with the director and short documentary on the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, included on an educational DVD which is distributed within the Swedish school system. This paper will discuss the use of audiovisual history as a teaching device, with special attention given to the history of genocide – in Sweden a history that is sanctioned by the state through the government agency The Living History Forum. (Less)
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audiovisual history, educational film, genocide, Rwanda
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  abstract     = {Sweden has a long tradition of using film material in school education. As a way to heighten the film industry’s status, commercial film companies began to lend out films to schools already in 1921. This practice continued until Swedish television (SVT) started to televise programs directly to schools in 1961. The Last Dog in Rwanda (Den sista hunden i Rwanda, 2006, Jens Assur) is a short film produced by the Swedish Film Institute in collaboration with the educational division at SVT. The film is, coupled with an interview with the director and short documentary on the Rwandan Genocide in 1994, included on an educational DVD which is distributed within the Swedish school system. This paper will discuss the use of audiovisual history as a teaching device, with special attention given to the history of genocide – in Sweden a history that is sanctioned by the state through the government agency The Living History Forum.},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Tommy},
  keyword      = {audiovisual history,educational film,genocide,Rwanda},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {The Last Dog in Rwanda: Swedish Educational Films and Teaching Guides on the History of Genocide},
  year         = {2009},
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