Return to Entebbe: Cineterrorism as contested memory

Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann*

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In "Return to Entebbe: CineTerrorism as Contested Memory" Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann considers the historical drama 7 Days in Entebbe (José Padilha, 2018), which retells a key terrorist event in Israeli history: the rescue mission of a highjacked French plane in the night of July 4th 1976. The Israeli special military team rescued more than 100 hostages from the old terminal building at Entebbe in Uganda, where the terrorist commando of Palestinian and far-left German militants forced it to land. By focusing on Holocaust memory frames, the representation of the German terrorists and comparing it to earlier examples, the chapter reviews Entebbe as a specific cinematic place and significant case of CineTerrorism, a cinematic imagination of terrorist violence and its repercussions with the past and the present.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationMediated Terrorism in the 21st Century
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783030735111
ISBN (Print)9783030735104
StatePublished - 19 Jun 2021

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