The CMES Working Group on Film and Visual Arts in a Changing Middle East is pleased to present
A master class with Tunisian cartoonist _Z_
Leading up to the 2011 Tunisian revolution that toppled Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's autocratic regime _Z_'s satirical cartoons made him one of the most wanted targets of Tunisia's secret services. He has remained anonymous as he continues denouncing the new government's antidemocratic practices. _Z_'s work also criticizes development practices in his country. In this master class, _Z_ will discuss his works to combat over development in Tunis and teach participants how to draw a political cartoon.
While at Harvard, _Z_ will also be a public talk on November 14th;
In his first public appearance, _Z_ will give a "draw-as-you-speak"-style lecture while explaining the world of his cartoons. How does he draw Tunis? Islamists? Ben Ali's family? What does this mean in the context of Tunisian politics?
PLEASE NOTE: due to the sensitive nature of _Z_'s anonymity, photography and videography will be forbidden at this event. Anyone attempting to photograph or film this talk will be asked to leave immediately.
This event is open to the public; no registration required.
This event is off the record. The use of recording devices is strictly prohibited.
Date: November 14, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Room 124, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA
Contact: Liz Flanagan,
Series: Ad Hoc or Co-Sponsored
Sponsor(s): Made possible with support from the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Dean of the Division of Social Science, and the Donald T. Regan Lecture Fund. Special thanks to the Graduate School of Design.