Chloé Verlhac: continuing to remember Tignous!
Where many people would have fallen into hatred or self-restraint, Chloé Verlhac took refuge in a cause close to her heart: to continue the fight that led the man who was the companion of his life, Tignous.
For her, the only thing to do is to smile at life, to smile at some people wearing beards because, despite themselves, the work of Tignous is engraved forever in our memories.
How, in the 21st century, can we still being annoyed by religious?
When we look at his drawings, we understand that this man was very brave. Few people are able to commit for defending freedom at the risk of their life, in these times so dangerous for secular minds.
What we are sure about is that a cartoonist could never murder a madman of God. The opposite, yes.
How, in the 21st century, can we still being annoyed by religious? To kill innocents, artists, children, in the name of God?
They forget, these illiterate fanatics, that “God is a smoker of havanes”, as Serge Gainsbourg sang.
But let’s go back to Chloé Verlhac. This dynamic and willing woman gave us a lesson of optimism during this interview.
Always smiling, her eyes did not shake once, she did not fall into hatred, bitterness or martyrdom. She is worthy, you can just feel respect towards her. She wants to continue to make Tignous live by presenting his work, his drawings, his love for freedom of expression and his rascally spirit.
Chloé Verlhac now embodies the fight for freedom of expression. An idea: it would be necessary to sanctify the cartoonists like Tignous, fallen under the bullets. I know that they would turn into their grave and laugh! Let’s continue the resistance to preserve a secular, liberal world. Unfortunately, we fight here against fanatics. And let’s not forget that the first victims of these imbecile assassins are Muslims.
Report broadcasted as part of the 2015 Zind-Kala-Waste Prize.