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Movements and Moments © Marishka Soekarna

Movements and Moments

This project collected 16 shortlisted stories from 14 countries around the Global South that conveys major narratives on ecological activism, the fight for education, and the struggle for the rights of LGBTIQA+ people in the form of comics. Download the comics now!

About the project
Feminist Comics: Beyond Western Norms © Goethe-Institut

Feminist Comics
Beyond Western Norms

The video focuses on one of the comics featured in the three-day festival "Frequencies. Sharing Feminisms—Let the River Flow Free". Urvashi Butalia (Zubaan Books) shared thoughtful insights into the "Movements and Moments - Feminist Generations" project, while Faye Cura and Nina Martinez (Authors of "Let the River Flow Free") detailed the process behind the creation of the comic.

Read the Comics

From Pakistan to Bolivia, Oaxaca to Marathwada, learn and get inspired by these stories of struggles from around the Global South. Yours to read, yours to keep, yours to download.

Press review

Only available in English

"This stirring collection offers eight stories of Indigenous and feminist resistance in the Global South, pairing illustrators with community members in Ecuador, Nepal, Vietnam and other countries to present a vibrant array of styles and narratives."
-New York Times
"The artwork throughout is excellent... Taken together, these shorts carry a cumulative power, offering a heartening reminder of the strength and spirituality within resistance and a potent call to arms against injustice."
-Publishers Weekly
"This anthology is an excellent, engaging historical resource."
-ALA Booklist
"[Movements and Moments] weave[s] a tapestry of trauma and triumph, shedding light on not-too-distant histories otherwise overlooked."
-Comics Beat
"The stories in Movements and Moments are varied by time and place and even theme, but they all carry the same spirit of resisting cruelty."
"The striking Movements and Moments anthology... helps draw attention to people and places often written out of mainstream narratives."
-Broken Frontier

Mentors & Contacts

Amruta Patil © Amruta Patil Amruta Patil

is the author of four graphic novels. Her debut work, Kari, explored themes of sexuality, friendship and death. She is heralded as India’s first female graphic novelist. Her Parva duology retells stories from the Indian epic Mahabharata using outlier narrators and an open-source visual style. The books are an ode to the oral storyteller’s tradition. Patil’s latest book, Aranyaka, features parallel strands of Vedic philosophy and intersectional feminism. She has a longstanding association with the “comic book capital” Angoulême (France). Patil was awarded a Nari Shakti award in 2017 by the President of India for “unusual work that breaks boundaries” in art and literature.
Instagram - Amruta Patil

Nacha Vollenweider © Nacha Vollenweider Nacha Vollenweider 

Works part-time as an illustrator and graphic designer in Argentina. After graduating in painting from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, she went to Hamburg in 2013 with an artist fellowship from DAAD (Deutscher Akademische Austauschdienst – German Academic Exchange Service) to realize a comic project at the Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (HAW – Hamburg University of Applied Sciences) supervised by Anke Feuchtenberger. While on the fellowship, she began a master’s degree in design with a focus on illustration and comics. Her final project at the HAW was the 2016 comic essay Fussnoten (Footnotes) and made the list of ten finalists for the comic book prize of the Berthold Leibinger Foundation. The project was published in 2017 by avant-verlag (Germany), in 2018 by Maten al Mensajero (Argentina), and in 2019 by ILatina Editions (France). In 2020 she was again among the finalists with her new comic project Zurück in die Heimat (Back Home).
Instagram - Nacha Vollenweider


Cultural Programmes – Goethe-Institut Indonesien

Zubaan Books - New Delhi, India

Jaja Verlag - Berlin, Germany

Drawn and Quarterly - Montreal, Canada