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Arab Festival of Caricature to kick off in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia

In December, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia will host the Arab Festival of Caricature, an event aiming to showcase the works of the region's accomplished caricaturists

Ahram Online, Thursday 13 Sep 2012
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The first edition of the Arab Festival of Caricature (AFOC) will take place in three Arab Spring countries — Egypt, Tunisia and Libya — in December.

Themed "Arab Spring Revolutions," AFOC hopes to attract contributions from more than 1000 caricature artists from the three countries. The festival will run 3-7 days, during which time there will be cultural events, like symposia, round table discussions, and cartoon drawing workshops.

The festival will have a section for children (under 16s), aimed at understanding how the Arab Spring revolutions affected them psychologically.

Locations and detailed plans will be announced soon for each country participating in the festival. The festival will accept competition entries from artists globally, as organisers are interested to see what non-Arabs think about the Arab Spring too.

Application details can be found on the festival's website.

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