Tunisian Political Cartoonist _Z_: Drawing the Tunisian Revolution


Thursday, November 14, 2013, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Room 124, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 48 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA

An exhibit of _Z_'s work is on display at CMES through May 31, 2014.

The CMES Working Group on Film and Visual Arts in a Changing Middle East

is pleased to present

_Z_Tunisian political cartoonist

Tunisian political cartoonist

Heavily involved in the opposition against Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's autocratic rule, _Z_'s satirical cartoons and articles made him one of the most wanted targets of Tunisia's secret services. He has remained anonymous as he continues denouncing the government's antidemocratic practices, and his influence on Tunisia's public opinion remains significant.

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?

While at Harvard, _Z_ will also be giving a master class on November 13th.

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.

Contact: Liz Flanagan
Sponsors: 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.