The Festival de Cannes is hosting a fund raising auction sale on Monday, 20th of May at the Festival Agora to support Cartooning for Peace.
This event, co-organized by Piasa, will present cartoonists WILLIS FROM TUNIS (Tunisia), DILEM (Algeria), KICHKA (Israel) and PLANTU (Le Monde and L’Express) and will be conducted by the auctioneer James Fattori.
For this unprecedented meeting between editorial cartoons and films, original collector artwork will be put on sale. The funds raised will benefit Cartooning for Peace to support their action.
Created in 2008 by Kofi Annan and Plantu, Cartooning for Peace aims to promote a better understanding and mutual respect between people of different cultures and beliefs using editorial cartoons as a universal language, by subtly shaking politically correct mindsets.
The exhibition linked to the benefit event, will be presented at the Palais des Festivals, during the whole festival.
A selection of eighty cartoons portrays legendary films, the film industry and famous film directors such as Fellini, Bergman, Spielberg or Haneke, in a light and satirical tone. Some cartoons also remind us that cinema creativity is still threatened in countries such as Iran or Algeria. If a film director has a problem with authorities, cartoonists from all over the world will take his defense and report freedom of expression violations.
Freedom of expression is under the spotlight to defend artistic freedom!