Film Series

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  • Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Film: HERBLOCK

    The film is both a tribute to Herblock’s work and a reminder of the important role he played in shaping American political thought. As an editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post from 1946 until his death in 2001 at the age of 91, Herblock’s drawings included political and social commentary on major events in U.S. history including the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, McCarthyism and the civil rights movement.

    He had a moral conscience and wasn’t afraid to use it. His critical thinking and easily-identified drawings inspired discussion of – and often consternation about – government and leaders unable or unwilling to do what Block considered to be the right thing for America.

    Besides the array of Herblock’s witty, funny and pointed cartoons, director Michael Stevens includes interviews with journalists such as Tom Brokaw and Ted Koppel, as well as commentators including Jon Steward and Lewis Black, sharing their views of what made Herblock’s influence so great.

    A brief discussion will follow the 90-minute film. The program is suitable for all ages, and no admission is charged.

There is no admission charge. For information, please call 407-628-0555.

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida · 851 N Maitland Ave · Maitland, FL 32751 · Phone: 407-628-0555 ·