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The Making of LISSA

"The Making of Lissa" tells the story of how a graphic novel stroke the academic literature's market

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Overview

Genre
Anthropology, Human Rights, Public Affairs, Social Issues, and Religion
Synopsis

"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.

Stage
finished
Running time
38 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Country
United States
Years of Production
2017
Locations
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.

Distribution Details

Release year
2018
Distribution
self distributed on Vimeo On Demand and through Universities and Institutions' outlets
Language
English, Arabic
Subtitles
English

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