Graphic novelist, illustrator, film director, and children’s book author Marjane Satrapi earned world-wide critical acclaim for her graphic novels Persepolis and Persepolis 2, which chronicle life before, during and after the 1979 Iranian revolution.
The novels were inspired by her experiences as a child and adolescent in Iran, Austria and France. Satrapi became the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature when Persepolis was adapted into film. “You cannot answer stupidity with stupidity; you cannot answer violence with violence,” Satrapi said in a Movieweb interview.
Reynolds Lecture, free public event, Oct. 16, 2014, Duke Family Performance Hall.