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The objective of this research is to study the narrative of human dignity and human rights in the Oscar award winning films that are based on true story and to study the human dignity and human rights in the films by a textual analysis of the film contents. Three award winning films included in this study are 1. Argo (2012) 2. 12 Years a Slave (2013) and 3. Spotlight (2015). This study is a descriptive content analysis. The study has found that all the selected award winning films contain stories of different forms of human dignity which employ seven narrative elements of which the most common is the setting. The characteristics of human dignity and human rights that appear in all of the selected films include 1) rights and freedom in life and body through verbal expression; 2) rights and freedom in life and body through expressions of thoughts by the action; 3) rights and freedom in life and body through self-expression in society; 4) rights and freedom of expression in action to achieve goals; 5) rights and freedom of expression in action to seek the development of themselves; 6) rights and freedom of expression of personal identity; 7) rights and freedom of personal traveling; 8) an equality in opportunities for life stability; 9) an equality in society and ethnicity; and 10) an equality in religion.
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