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“Cartoonists, Foot Soldiers of democracy”: a book and a movie

Present in the 67th Cannes Film Festival’s Out of Competition Official selection, projected in French and Belgian cinemas, the movie Cartoonists, Foot soldiers of democracy has been released on DVD last December 2. This is the occasion to read again the beautiful eponymous book published by Actes Sud ! Watch the trailer of the movie, co-authored and produced by Radu Mihaileanu and directed by Stéphanie Valloatto.


The fight of the greatest press cartoonist for tolerance and freedom

Radu Mihaileanu and Plantu met the twelve greatest contemporary cartoonists in their respective countries. In front of what they consider as the signs of a democracy that falls into disrepair, in which hatred and fear gain power, they want the values of tolerance and generosity to be restored. They show how these cartoonists, along with their impertinence, their courage (some of them risk their lives) and their humor, make the powerful tremble, and indeed are modern day heroes. The book gathers more than 300 cartoons from Le Monde (Plantu), The New York Times (Danziger), El Universal (Rayma)… and a strong account of each cartoonist.

A funny and corrosive contemporary geopolitics world tour.

The cartoonists : Plantu (France), Willis from Tunis (Tunisia), Zlatkovsky (Russia), Boligán (Mexico), Rayma (Venezuela), Danziger (United-States), Kichka (Israel), Boukhari (Palestine), Zohoré (Ivory Coast), Slim (Algeria), Pi San (China), Glez (Burkina Faso).

Concerning Cartooning for Peace: Created in 2006 by Kofi Annan and Plantu, Cartooning for Peace is an international network of editorial cartoonists committed to promote a better understanding and mutual respect between people of different cultures and beliefs using editorial cartoons as a universal language. Cartooning for Peace contributes to the recognition of the journalistic work of cartoonists and provides advice and support in the exercise of their profession, as well as protection and legal assistance to cartoonists working in difficult environments.

Release : 28th of May 2014

Cartoonists, Foot Soldiers of democracy

Preface: Plantu

Introduction: Radu Mihaileanu

416 pages

Actes Sud

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