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For 2015, RAFF, which will take place from March 26 to 28, will screen Toronto Premiere Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy on March 27 at 6 pm and on March 28 at 8:15 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Director Stéphanie Valloatto investigates, in this ominously timed documentary, 12 international artists who risk everything for freedom of expression. The story will be keenly felt as a grim portent of the tragic events at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris. Political cartoonists occupy a space that is fraught with risk—of censorship, backlash and physical harm—and create provocative work with the goal of eliciting a response. This documentary provides an in-depth look at the unique position these artists occupy.

Director Stéphanie Valloatto in attendance.

Visit http://canadianart.ca/raff/toronto-cartoonists-foot-soldiers-democracy/ for more information
 

TIFF Bell Lightbox Reitman Square, 350 King St W Toronto

TORONTO - Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy

When
03/27/2015 & 03/28/2015
Where
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square,
350 King St W
Toronto

For 2015, RAFF, which will take place from March 26 to 28, will screen Toronto Premiere Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy on March 27 at 6 pm and on March 28 at 8:15 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Director Stéphanie Valloatto investigates, in this ominously timed documentary, 12 international artists who risk everything for freedom of expression. The story will be keenly felt as a grim portent of the tragic events at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris. Political cartoonists occupy a space that is fraught with risk—of censorship, backlash and physical harm—and create provocative work with the goal of eliciting a response. This documentary provides an in-depth look at the unique position these artists occupy.

Director Stéphanie Valloatto in attendance.

Visit http://canadianart.ca/raff/toronto-cartoonists-foot-soldiers-democracy/ for more information