Joaquin Salvador Lavado, known as "Quino", launched the comic six decades ago, initially as a failed covert advertising campaign for electrical appliances.
Mafalda, however, evolved into something else, questioning everything from nuclear power to overpopulation and capitalism to dictatorship, with kindness and a razor wit disguised as childish ingenuity.
"Quino built the story with very human characters through the eyes of children, who say terrible barbarities with no filter," series director Lorena Munoz told Reuters.
The two-hour docuseries, "Rereading: Mafalda", will reexamine the series through a feminist lens and its historical context, especially its criticism of the 1960s military dictatorship of Juan Carlos Ongania.
Work on the series was paused during the pandemic but was nominated ahead of its commercial release for best documentary at this year's Canneseries Festival.
Joaquin Salvador Lavado, Quino, Lorena Munoz, Juan Carlos Ongania, Susanita, Munoz, Candelaria Grimberg, Sarah Morland, Bill Berkrot
Reuters, Libertad, Thomson
BUENOS AIRES, Argentine, Felipe, Manolito, Buenos Aires, Japan