Film Screening: "Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes"
- Date: 05/08/2019 6:30 PM
- Location: Palm Springs Public Library - The Learning Center
300 S. Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, California 92262
Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes
Join us on Wednesday, May 8th for a film screening of Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes. This documentary traces the fascinating journey of three talented artists—a Sikh, a woman, and an African American—who are challenging the racist stereotyping currently endemic in America. The film screening will be at 6:30 p.m. in The Learning Center (TLC).
The documentary provides the rare opportunity to explore the subjects of race, gender, and religious stereotyping through the universally popular medium of comic books and cartoons. Drawn Together boldly encourages viewers to unlearn stereotyping, look beyond the obvious, and confront media prejudices—all through an uncommon and inherently engaging everyday source.
Expert commentary is provided by Professor Arvind Singhal, world-renowned expert in entertainment education; Andrew Farago, the curator of San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum; and Adam Elrashidi, a cartoonist and a producer at Al Jazeera. They share their thoughts on how to solve the problem of racist stereotyping through changing the stories being told and discuss how the three profiled artists have brought about a groundswell movement to combat the way we traditionally look at racist stereotypes.
Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes is directed and produced by Harleen Singh. Harleen developed her passion for storytelling during frequent childhood travels in her native India, exposing her to remote places and diverse personalities. In California since 2009, she has assisted documentary producers and managed content marketing at The History Channel and National Geographic Channel. Her debut film, The Odd Couple: A Story of Two Triathletes (2015), premiered at SIFFT, and screened at festivals across the globe. The film was also a special invitee to the 2015 Parliament of World Religions. Since 2013, she has been a jurist for the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF). Harleen earned an MBA in Marketing and Strategy from the Indian School of Business.
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