Drawn Together

Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes

With a lively backdrop of superheroes, comic books, and animated comics, Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes brings together three talented artists—a Sikh, a woman, and an African American—who are challenging the racist stereotyping currently endemic in America through their work.

Drawn Together

 

The documentary provides the rare opportunity to explore the subjects of race, gender, and religion 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 a world expert in entertainment education.

The documentary traces the fascinating journey of three comic creators who challenge the notion of race, appearance, and gender stereotypes through cartoons, comics and cosplay. Featuring Keith Knight, Vishavjit Singh and Eileen Alden.

  • Selected in over 52 International Film Festivals
  • Winner of 9 major awards including “BEST Documentary”, “Freedom Award” and “Jason D Mak award for Social Justice”

Vishavjit Singh

Vishavjit Singh 
A Sikh, American at heart, technically Caucasian, brown complexioned, occasionally donning the Captain America avatar with a latent power to bust your misconceptions.

Keith Knight
Keith Knight
Creator of intelligent, progressive, insightful comic strips. Keith’s work on race and police brutality has garnered interest of people from all walks of life.

Eileen Kaur Alden
Co- Creator of SuperSikh Deep Singh, this comic book writer, musician, rock mama, film producer, music label creator is a person known to break stereotypes related to women head on.

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 Americans traditionally look at racist stereotypes.

 

 

Trailer – Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes

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