Into the Choppy Waters of Peace: An Inquiry into Peace- and Anti-Violence Animation

Myria Christophini*

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This article examines the use of animation for the purpose of peace-building. It does this by first examining key definitions of peace, and how these have been applied for matters of art. It appropriates these definitions for the specific context of animation, and uses case studies to illustrate how animation could be used in this context. The article concludes by supporting a participatory approach to animation for peace-building purposes. The values that drive the research derive from the paradigm of positive peace developed by Johan Galtung. These can be summarized as justice, equality, prosperity, non-violence, cooperation and solidarity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-190
Number of pages17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • animation
  • art
  • conflict
  • creativity
  • peace
  • propaganda
  • sociology
  • violence
  • war

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