The Middle East in comics

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29 February 2020
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8 March 2020

A new project dedicated to comics and graphic novels, to observe the Middle East from a different point of view: stories in color or in black and white to go deeper into the complexity of this region, trying to explain it to young and old people.
Next to Satrapi and Zerocalcare, there is a dense group of designers and screenwriters who give voice and body to history with a capital “S” and to the stories of those who, like us, are sharing the same sea.

A project curated by Anna Di Giusto, researcher and comic expert.

Many selected titles – from “Kobane Calling” by Zerocalcare to “The Arab Spring” by Filiu Jean-Pierre, and again “My best enemy. History of relations between the United States and the Middle East. First part 1783-1953” always by Jean-Pierre Filiu together with David B., “The Yemeni bride” by Laura Silvia Battaglia and Paola Cannatella and many others.

Among these, a focus will be dedicated to the works “If I close my eyes … The war in Syria in the voice of children” (2018) by Francesca Mannocchi and Diala Brisly, to “The Jasmine Revolution” (2019) by Takoua Ben Mohamed, and “Mediterraneo” the silent book by Sergio Nazzaro and Luca Ferrara. The authors of these works will be at the festival, for a special workshop on the creative process that elevates the art of comics to a wider discourse on human rights.

Workshop: Saturday 4 April – 10.30 / 13.00 – La Compagnia cinema
Free of charge – compulsory registration:


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