Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes
Directed by Harleen Singh
This documentary follows the journey of three talented artists as they use comics and cartoons to challenge racial, religious, and gender stereotypes and inspire others to breakthrough socially and self-imposed limitations. Keith is an African-American syndicated comic writer who tackles police brutality and racial injustice with satire. Vish is a Sikh-American who dons a Captain America uniform to challenge our idea of what a superhero should look like. Eileen is a white woman who confronts gender bias as an action comic book writer. The film taps into the explosion in the public’s appetite for superhero entertainment to open a deeper and more inclusive social dialogue about identity, respect, and representation.
Born in Wellington and raised in 17 cities across India and U.S., Harleen’s thought provoking films inspire viewers to look beyond their limitations and achieve their goals. Social issues affecting minorities are a central theme in her work since the beginning of her career at The History Channel and National Geographic Channel. Her film “The Odd Couple” has been well received at various film festivals across the globe. She has also been a jurist for the United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF) for the past 4 years. Harleen holds a Masters in Strategy and an MBA from Indian School of Business.
Writer: Harleen Singh
Producer: Harleen Singh
Featuring: Keith Knight (African-American cartoonist), Vishavjit "Vish" Singh (Sikh American artist/ cartoonist), Eileen Alden (rare female action comic book writer, musician)
Documentary Features Series, November 4 / Documentary Features Series / 120 minsDocumentary Feature Series: Drawn Together: Comics, Diversity and Stereotypes by Harleen Singh