Too Big to See: The Visual Culture of Economic Rights-The Humanities Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Too Big to See: The Visual Culture of Economic Rights

Leshu Torchin

Poster14:30 PM
Porter Hall 100 Gregg Hall

Leshu Torchin: Too Big to See: The Visual Culture of Economic Rights


This talk features the work of our 2012-2013 CMU Humanities Center Senior Research Fellow, Leshu Torchin. In this talk Professor Torchin will be discussing the ways in which films about the global economy have been contributing to the growing discourse of economic justice. Some of these films, Torchin will argue, can be used to advance the otherwise marginalised set of economic, social, and cultural rights that are a part of the Human Rights Charter. In this talk Torchin will be building on work she did in her most recent book, Creating the Witness: Documenting Genocide on Film, Video, and the Internet (University of Minnesota Press, 2012).