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Virunga’s White Savior complex. Egmont Commentary, 13 March 2015

Eriksson Baaz, Maria and Gondola, Didier and Marijnen, Esther and Verweijen, Judith (2015) Virunga’s White Savior complex. Egmont Commentary, 13 March 2015. [Policy Paper]

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    It is easy to see why the Oscar-nominated film Virunga has received such widespread acclaim. But the resulting sense of moral righteousness obscures several serious problems with the documentary: it omits crucial aspects of the violent colonial origins of Virunga, and it marginalizes the voices of the people who live in and around the park. As a result, the film perpetuates racial stereotypes and oversimplifies politics and conflict in Congo.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-ACP
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
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    Series: Series > Egmont : Royal Institute for International Affairs > Commentaries
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 14:05
    Number of Pages: 1
    Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 14:05

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