News headlines showcased this week how nations utilize cultural diplomacy and other soft power assets to brand themselves abroad. While we saw some soft power triumphs—music diplomacy between the United States and Iran; film...KEEP READING
Visualize This: Public Diplomacy in Pictures
From film to graphic design, PD News headlines this week explored the power of visual storytelling. A graphic artist in China is using pictograms to explore cultural differences between East and West, while film buffs in India, Morocco and Vietnam are collaborating to produce cross-cultural movies and film festivals. Other headlines showcased the use of cartoons to counter ISIS propaganda and the intersection of art, politics and social commentary in both foreign films and an exhibition in South Africa.
- Cultural Differences Between East and West, Reduced to Pictograms—Hyperallergeic
- Foreign Directors Flip the Script on Hollywood Story Ideas—News OK
- ‘Marrakech Bombay… A Love Story’ Consolidates Cultural Ties Between Morocco and India—Morocco World News
- Shoot Indian Movies in Vietnam: Ambassador—Odisha Sun Times
- Taking on the Appeal Of ISIS, with Cartoons—NPR
- When Art and Politics Come Together—BBC World Service
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