Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Screenings of "Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy" at RAFF 2015

From CanadianArt.

Cartoonist Angel Boligan demonstrates the power of the pen.

The documentary "Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy" will have its' Toronto premiere at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on March 27 and 28 in the presence of producer Stéphanie Valloatto.

At the March 27 screening, producer Stéphanie Valloatto will moderate a panel discussion on political cartooning in Canada with cartoonists Bruce MacKinnon and Brian Gable and editor Haroon Siddiqui.

In this ominously timed documentary, director Stéphanie Valloatto investigates 12 international artists who risk everything for freedom of expression. The story will be keenly felt as a grim portent of the tragic events at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris. Political cartoonists occupy a space that is fraught with risk—of censorship, backlash and physical harm—and create provocative work with the goal of eliciting a response. This documentary provides an in-depth look at the unique position these artists occupy.

Featured artists: Plantu (Jean Plantureux), Willis from Tunis (Nadia Khiari), Angel Boligán Corbo, Slim (Menouar Merabtène), Mikhail Zlatkovsky, Rayma Suprani, Damien Glez, Baha Boukhari, Michel Kichka, Zoho (Lassane Zohore), Pi San (Wang Bo) and Jeff Danziger.

All details and trailer of the film here.

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