Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Confrontations 2nd International Cartoon Expo in Berlin

Interfilm’s short film competition Confrontations for human rights topics goes graphic for the second year! In an exhibition by United Sketches, curated by Kianoush Ramezani, about 50 cartoon artworks will be shown during this years 33rd interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin at Babylon Cinema in Berlin-Mitte from November 21st-26th, 2017. Vernissage: Tue 21 Nov 2016 – 6 PM Expo: Wed 22 – Sun 26 Nov 2016 – Free entrance Babylon Oval Curated by Kianoush Ramezani Organized by United Sketches International Association for Freedom of Expression and Cartoonists in Exile & interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin Already in its 16th year, the Confrontations Competition addresses human rights and precarious political and social issues. The programs are carefully curated and the selection balances themes that affect us in our everyday life such as violence against individuals, racism, prejudices, social disadvantages, (political) injustices as well as issues that shift from the […]

Lucine Kasbarian

Lucine Kasbarian is a New Jersey and Massachusetts-based children’s book author, political cartoonist, syndicated journalist and publicist. She is a second generation-born American-Armenian descendant of Armenian Genocide survivors. She was brought up in an Armenian-speaking home where humor, politics and the arts shared equal stage. Lucine graduated from the NYU School of Journalism with minors in Political Science and Studio Art. She first began drawing political cartoons in response to the assassination of journalist Hrant Dink and as a way to constructively express her concerns about social injustice and réalpolitik. As a cartoonist, Lucine’s intention is to spotlight realities and hypocrisies that do not receive adequate coverage in mainstream media; to see her work appear in media outlets that reflect the traditions of a truly free press; and to drive the points home in absurdist, paradoxical ways by drawing from history, popular culture and personal experience. Lucine is also the […]