September 28, 2015 in General
THE 2014 FILM Cartoonists – Foot Soldiers Of Democracy (originally: Caricaturistes – Fantassins de la Democratie) was recently shown as part of the Passion For Freedom festival at the Mall Galleries. Passion for Freedom is a non-governmental and voluntary organization gathering professionals working in arts and media. Their first edition of non-profit Festival took place in 2009 in London. Over the last 7 years they have shown more than 350 artworks from all over the world including such countries as China, Iran or Venezuela.
Cartoonists – Foot Soldiers Of Democracy is a film inspired by le Monde cartoonist Jean Plantu’s Cartooning For Peace initiative and it covers the struggles of various cartoonists around the world to be able to practice their freedom of speech against great and terrifying resistance from their respective governments.
The filming was attended by UK cartoonists Glenn Marshall and Simon Ellinas and the lively after-show panel discussion included contributions from cartoon collector and historian Dr Timothy Benson (below).