Posts Tagged ‘Palestine’

NoVa’s Cartoonists Rights Network International Advocates for Political Artists in Trouble

Like an Amnesty International for editorial cartoonists, CRNI raises global support for jailed or punished artists.

Omar, Reviewed

Wrestling with someone who has a gun. Trusting anyone in prison. Becoming a snitch—or, worse, trying to play both sides. All bad ideas, and all of which are present in Omar, Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad’s Oscar-nominated drama about three lifelong friends who decide to become freedom fighters in the West Bank. Or are they terrorists? [...]

Cartoonist Guy Delisle on His Year in Israel and Creating Jerusalem: Chronicles From the Holy City

Guy Delisle is a French-Canadian expatriate cartoonist who specializes in travelogues. He’s made books about Shenzen, China, and Pyongyang, North Korea, both of which he visited as a supervising animator. He spent a year in Burma after starting a family with an employee of the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. After leaving the country, he [...]

Artist Helen Zughaib Wants to Foster Dialogue Between People…and Cats

Helen Zughaib offers me baklava soon after I enter her Foggy Bottom studio. “It’s not the real thing,” she apologizes. “It’s Greek, so it’s made with honey instead of simple syrup. We Arabs are sticklers about stuff like that,” she laughs.
Zughaib’s Arab heritage (her father is Lebanese, her mother American) informs not only her taste [...]

Tomorrow: What Cartoonist Sarah Glidden Learned in Israel

Sarah Glidden's religio-travelogue How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (Vertigo, $24.99) was one of my favorite books of 2010 (as I noted here). Glidden will speak about her book tomorrow at the Jewish Community Center. Glidden depicts herself as initially sympathetic to Palestinians, but her views about the Arab-Israeli conflict evolve over [...]

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