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DRAW FOR CHANGE – Egypt: “A Stroke of Freedom” with Doaa El-Adl

DRAW FOR CHANGE – Egypt: “A Stroke of Freedom” with Doaa El-Adl

In partnership with WeDecolonizeVUB, KARAMAH EU, and Blue Bird Docs/Clin d’Oeil Films

Date: 25 November 2023 at 17:40

Place: Cinéma Aventure – Galerie du Centre, Rue des Fripiers 15 1000 Brussels

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On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sophia teams up with WeDecolonizeVUB and KARAMAH EU to introduce the screening of “A Stroke of Freedom”. This is part of the six-episode documentary series “Draw for Change”.

“A Stroke of Freedom” focuses on Doaa El-Adl, the first woman to be awarded the esteemed Journalistic Distinction in Caricature. She serves as a catalyst for transformation within the predominantly male-dominated realm of Egyptian political cartoonists. Challenging patriarchal norms, she routinely confronts censorship, harassment, and even threats to her life. In a remarkable fusion of documentary, cartoons, and animation, Egyptian director Nada Riyadh breathes life into El-Adl’s most renowned works. 

DRAW FOR CHANGE! is a 6-part documentary series about female cartoonists from Mexico, India, Russia, Syria, Egypt and the USA. Each episode a cartoonist takes us into her world showing us not only the obstacles and dangers she faces, but also the courage and humour needed to deal with these. 

More information: https://drawforchangetheseries.com/about

This screening is facilitated by Blue Bird Docs