- Anthropology, Human Rights, Public Affairs, Social Issues, and Religion
"The Making of Lissa" offers a different angle and a deeper understanding of the process of the cross disciplinary collaboration between Brown University and RISD in creating the graphic novel "Lissa: A Story about Medical Promise, Friendship, and Revolution". Lissa is set in Cairo, Egypt where the protagonists Anna and Layla learn to come to terms with illness, faith, and political resistance against the backdrop of Egypt's Arab Spring.
"The Making of Lissa" provides a unique behind the scenes experience by following the team of researchers and artists to their trip to Cairo, Egypt in 2016 where they meet with local artists, teachers, historian and doctors and they visit the places where the graphic novel takes place. Moreover, the film gives account for the final steps the team made in 2017 towards the launch of the book.
- Running time
- 38 minutes
- Francesco Dragone ... Director, Camera, Editor, Sound Recording
- United States
- Years of Production
- Cairo, (Egypt). and Providence (RI, USA)
- Prod. Partners
- Henry Luce Foundation, Watson. Institute for International Affairs, Pembroke Center, Brown University, and the Rhode Island School of Design.
- Release year
- self distributed on Vimeo On Demand and through Universities and Institutions' outlets
- English, Arabic
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