Call for a Worldwide Reading for the democracy movement in Hong Kong on 9 September 2020

In its tradition of engagement for and with artists in civil society (a few examples here, here or there), The international literature festival berlin calls for a wave of solidarity with the Hong Kong democracy movement.
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Institutions and persons who would like to participate with a reading on 9  September 2020 are asked to inform ilb and send information like: Name of the organizer, place, and date of the event, participants, language of the event, and, if you have, website link. The e-mail address is: worldwidereading@literaturfestival.com. The ilb will announce the events on the website  https://www.literaturfestival.com and on social media.
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Urgent call for the freedom of filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof facing incarceration in Iran

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Berlin, March 9, 2020

The European Film Academy, The Cannes Film Festival, the Deutsche Filmakademie, the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, the Filmfest Hamburg, the IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the Netherlands Film Fund and the Accademia del cinema italiano-Premi David di Donatello wish to express their deepest concern about the imminent incarceration of the Iranian film director Mohammad Rasoulof.
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Ibn Rushd Prize 2018 – Extention of the period for nomination: deadline December 31, 2018

The Ibn Rushd Prize 2018 calls for a caricaturist who criticizes or ridicules political, religious or social leaders and authorities.

A caricature is an exaggerating drawing highlighting the negative characteristics of what it depicts in order to criticize it. This way of criticizing seems to be deeply rooted in the human mind – historians argue that the art of caricature started as early as the stone ages. Ancient Egyptians were the first to apply their critical imagery on paper (or papyrus), and are thus considered the pioneers of political cartoons, but caricatures were also found in drawings of Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Sumerians and Assyrians.
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