The publisher of Tintin in the Congo could add elements of contextualization - The Point

like many platforms of video on demand, who have decided to recontextualize films dealing with slavery or colonization, Casterman could adopt the same type of p

The publisher of Tintin in the Congo could add elements of contextualization - The Point

like many platforms of video on demand, who have decided to recontextualize films dealing with slavery or colonization, Casterman could adopt the same type of process for one of the comics it publishes, and not to be overlooked. According to the belgian daily newspaper La Libre, the publishing house would not oppose an approach of this type on the album " Tintin in the Congo.

The request, " continues the journal, is from a member of parliament for brussels, Kalvin Soiresse Njall. On the set of the television news on RTBF (Radio Télévision Belge Francophone), the chosen one has moved that this work of Hergé is not more publicized, in recent weeks, in the light of the events of Minneapolis, in the United States, and the recent events held at the call of the movement Black Lives Matter, particularly in Europe. If the parliamentarian ruled that it was not necessary to remove the work, which would be " counter-productive ", according to him, he added it should "absolutely" added " to the contextualization within ". "We do not understand that in the nordic countries and the anglo-saxons Marlinspike accept it, and not in Belgium ", he explained, referring to the company managing the rights to the work of Hergé.

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For the mp, also the founder of the collective Memory of the colonial, this could take the form of a " pattern of caution with a small text appears at the beginning of the COMIC, done by a draftsman.

For his part, Casterman has, therefore, made it known that she would not be opposed to this addition. At the end of 2018, a few weeks before the release recolorisée of the album, reminds The Free, the director of the publishing house, Simon Casterman, had indicated to be in favour of a note or a preface figure, in this sense, in the work of Hergé. He had, however, explained that " the addition of a note or a preface of this nature affects the moral rights of the author. In the present case, such an addition is therefore not only of the prerogatives of pre-war, but also those of mrs. Rodwell (the second wife of the cartoonist who disappeared in 1983, editor's NOTE) in its capacity as the owner of Hergé, which is opposed ".

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Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 02:33

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