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Together for Peace Silent Manga Exhibition and Special Event

Together for Peace Silent Manga Exhibition and Special Event

What does peace mean to you? What images, impressions and themes come to mind? One medium is silent manga – stories told through illustration, without dialogue, in the Together for Peace Silent Manga Exhibition.

The online repository of this exhibition displays 15 of 274 entries submitted by artists from 117 countries in the SILENT MANGA AUDITION® (SMA) Round 13, under the theme Together for Peace. The contest was organized by Tokyo-based Coamix together with UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education.

The manga from around the world – including Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Algeria, Russia, Italy, France, Spain and Brazil – focus on a range of topics such as out-of-school children, lifelong learning, anti-bullying, conflict, youth, learning to live together, refugees and shared histories.

SMA exhibition

On Friday 14 May, a special event will be organized online via Zoom. This will start with a screening of ‘SKY SKY’, a short film directed by the Thai director Nonzee Nimibutr. It is part of ‘Angel Sign’ – a dialogue-free film of interconnected stories based on five silent manga.

SMA Panel

The event will also include a panel discussion ‘Manga for a Cause’ which will feature cartoonist Sa-ard, manga storyboard writer Aruntiwa, and visual communications design lecturer Chanisa Changadvech from Silpakorn University, moderated by web-comic artist Vicmon. Lucky participants will have a chance to win prizes including Silent Manga Catalogues.

Date and time: Friday 14 May 2021 from 3 pm to 5.20 pm
Please check the attached files for the online event agenda and bio of speakers.

Format: Online via Zoom

To register: http://bit.ly/SMA0514ZoomR

Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, a physical SMA exhibition will be organized at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) later this year (TBA). This first SMA exhibition in Asia outside Japan will be organized by UNESCO, together with The Japan Foundation, Bangkok, and BACC. The art and manga school KP Learning Space will conduct live illustration sessions on weekends.

Online exhibition

[To access the online repository of the exhibition, please visit: http://bit.ly/SMAorEN]

For more information:
Public Information and Outreach Unit,
UNESCO Bangkok
email: pio(dot)bangkok(at)unesco(dot)org

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