English PEN Modern Literature Festival – Sam Winston & Jamie Perera on Zunar

I’m really pleased to reveal a small project that Sam Winston and I worked on with English PEN Modern Literature Festival 2016 and The Enemies Project. We created and ‘performed’ a new work to highlight Zunar, a cartoonist who has been drawing editorial cartoons for the past 20 years in Malaysia. He has been charged with nine counts of sedition and faces 43 years in prison under the controversial Sedition Act, but says he will ‘draw until the last drop of ink’. We hope that this small act draws attention to him and all writers at risk around the world.

Sounds and narrative:

– Zunar
– Universal Declaration of Human Rights
– Universal Declaration of Human Rights (subverted)
– Sounds of Malaysian protest
– Sounds of Malaysian government suppression
– Zunar

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