Documentary series that explores the origin of the iconic Quino comic strip and its greatest sources of inspiration, as well as the lesser-known facts of its history. (Disney Plus)
Latin American culture is about to revive the magic and depth of one of its most beloved and emblematic characters through the new production Rereading Mafalda, which will enjoy a double premiere through the Disney+ and Star+ platforms. The documentary series, directed by the talented Lorena Muñoz, promises to take viewers on a fascinating journey that explores the life and legacy of the iconic character created by Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, better known as Quino.
You may be interested in: “Elementos”, “The Morning Show” and “The Count” among the premieres of the week of September 11 to 17 in streaming
The series, made up of four episodes of 30 minutes each, not only focuses on the journey of the comic strip from its humble origins as an advertising project to its prominent relevance today, but also highlights the great influence it has had in culture transcending borders and generations over the years, which has allowed it to penetrate deeply into the hearts and minds of millions of people around the world.
“Rereading Mafalda” will premiere first on television on National Geographic and then via streaming. (Star+)
We are faced with a complete and detailed vision of the life and work of the character, as well as the enduring legacy of Quino, his creator. The documentary series addresses this biographical journey with unusual depth, supported by testimonies from renowned cartoonists such as Maitena, Liniers, Montt, Tute, Rep, Kemchs and Raquel Riba Rossi. In addition, prominent personalities of Latin American culture such as Darío Barassi, Agustín “Soy Rada” Aristarán, Mariana Fabbiani, Consuelo Duval, Paty Cantú, Santiago Segura, Gabriela Sabatini and Manuel Ginóbili share their experiences and perspectives on how that little girl in the red dress has impacted their lives and careers.
You may be interested: Did aliens come to Earth? Meet the docuseries about aliens produced by Steven Spielberg
The documentary also takes viewers on an international journey, following Mafalda’s footsteps from her native Buenos Aires, passing through cities such as Milan, Paris, Madrid and Mexico City. This global journey reveals details about the first editions of the comic, its translations into multiple languages and its adaptations in different formats and colors.
Mafalda’s comic strips were not only of great influence in Latin America, but also in some European countries. (Disney+)
Before its official premiere on streaming platforms, Releyendo: Mafalda will have a preview on September 24 on the National Geographic channel, available in several Latin American countries. The series has been recognized with a nomination for best documentary in the sixth edition of the Canneseries Festival, held between April 14 and 19, 2023.
You may be interested in: 22 years since 9/11: the documentaries that delve into the worst terrorist attack against the United States
Thus, more than a documentary, it is also a well-deserved tribute to a character and his creator who have left an indelible mark on global culture. Through exclusive interviews, never-before-seen footage, and expert testimonies, the series offers a complete and enriching look at a phenomenon that lives on in the hearts of millions.
Quino, the outstanding and remembered Argentine creator of Mafalda. (Disney+)
In short, the series promises to be an enriching experience that will give viewers a new perspective on the enduring legacy of a character who has been a symbol of resistance and reflection for almost six decades. A must for comic fans and for those interested in exploring Latin American culture.
Rereading Mafalda will premiere on September 27 on Disney+ and Star+.