Jabuti Winning Work Censored for '' Criticism of PM ''

Jabuti Winning Work Censored for '' Criticism of PM ''

Cover of the book 'Castanha do Pará' by Gidalti Moura Jr was on display in Belém (PA) and was covered for being considered "an offense to the Military Police"

The illustration that was censored in Belém, cover of the album 'Castanha do Pará'reproductionThe work 'Castanha do Pará', which won the best comics category at the 2017 Jabuti Prize, had its cover censored at an exhibition in Belém (PA).The author, Gidalti Moura Jr., repudiated the "arbitrary concepts that classified the image as an offense to the Military Police."The image, which is also the cover of the graphic novel, shows the protagonist, who names the story, jumping over a newsstand at the Ver-o-Peso Market, a city postcard, while a policeman with a truncheon tries to hit the Boy with vulture face.Moura Jr. said in a social network that "the removal of the work from the event is a gesture that goes against fundamental values ​​that I defend, among them, freedom of expression. The work is fictional, has a playful character and exposes routine situations in the Brazilian metropolises. Those who understood it as an apology for crime and / or the demoralization o...


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