The role of cartoonists as watchdogs of society is being examined in a UN-backed documentary film.
“Cartoonists-Foot Soldiers of democracy” shows how cartoonists contribute to political life, but also the dangers they face when exposing wrong-doing.
The film about twelve cartoon artists from around the world premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in France.
The idea for the documentary was developed as part of the United Nations initiative, known as “cartooning for peace”.
Director Stephanie Valoatto told Romana Kofler about the dangers these artists face.