Pen power

Edward Bulwer-Lytton posited that “The pen is mightier than the sword.” He should know. The 19th-century poet, novelist and playwright also earned his crust as a politician. That is a tenet which Baha Boukhari upholds dearly.

The 71-year-old Palestinian cartoonist is among the artists whose works and political views are portrayed in Stéphanie Valloatto’s documentary Cartoonists – Foot Soldiers of Democracy, which was screened at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. Now it has made it over here and will be shown at next week’s Animix – Israel International Animation, Comics & Caricature Festival, which will take place at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque from August 4 to 8.


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