School of Caricature

Monday, April 30, 2018

Al Jazeera Documentary Film

Location: Fire Station Cinema
Date: April 30, 2018
Time: 8 pm
Free Entry


We are pleased to invite you to the next film in the Al Jazeera Documentary’ art film series being shown at the Fire Station Cinema: “School of Caricature”

The film explores the beginnings of the Egyptian caricature and its early stages with Yaqub Sanu in the late 19th century. Then, it moves to the revolution of 1919 with the satirical magazine “al-Kashkul”, "Al Lataif Al Musawara" comic magazine and then the emergence of the Rose Al-Youssef School where most of caricature stars emerged. This is followed by “Akhbar Al Youm” (Today’s News) magazine.

The film also discusses the struggles faced by caricature art, supported by newspapers and magazines. It also sheds light on how governments were influenced by these satirical caricatures’ agendas and observations. In addition, the film explores the 1970’s which represents the golden age of caricature art.