The Comic King of Guatemala
(10 min) Australia/Guatemala
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Wednesday 10/23, 5:00 PM (Session 21)

Directors: George Clipp and Jonathan Barnes
Producers: George Clipp and Matthew Cleaves


This documentary takes a look at Guatemala's first ever, comic book shop, offering an insight into its impact on the community. Dan and Sarah are opening a comic book shop in a country with high illiteracy rates. Some think they are crazy, others think they are brave, but the all-important question is: what will the people of Antigua think? Motivated by the thought that comics can get kids reading, since they grew up on comics themselves, Dan and Sarah are on a mission. They see a comic shop and community built around comics as a great way to increase child literacy in Guatemala. They know Guatemalan kids love comic culture; they have the films, the t-shirts, the stickers, but they don't have the comics. That is, until now. Dan and Sarah's "one-of-a-kind" shop has recently opened, and it is time to see what impact it is having on the sleepy, historical Guatemalan town of Antigua.


George Clipp is a Melbourne-based independent filmmaker and producer. He has tackled a variety of human rights issues from his community, including the rights of patients with mental health issues, the role the migrant and refugee community can play in celebrating Aboriginal culture and heritage, as well as the timely issue of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in aged care.

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