1. Politics and the Historical Film

Hotel Rwanda and the Form of Engagement

  1. Robert A. Rosenstone2 and
  2. Constantin Parvulescu3
  1. Alison Landsberg

Published Online: 19 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch1

A Companion to the Historical Film

A Companion to the Historical Film

How to Cite

Landsberg, A. (2013) Politics and the Historical Film, in A Companion to the Historical Film (eds R. A. Rosenstone and C. Parvulescu), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Caltech, USA

  2. 3

    West University of Timisoara, Romania

Author Information

  1. George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337242

Online ISBN: 9781118322673



  • history and medium of film;
  • politics;
  • politics of aesthetics;
  • political potential;
  • Rancière's observations;
  • aesthetic;
  • viewer and filmic text;
  • spectator;
  • historical films


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Identification and Bodily Engagement

  • Staging Encounters

  • Reaching through the Phone

  • References