Urgent call for the freedom of filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof facing incarceration in Iran

j:mag endorses this call.
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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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