6, May 2010 | Published : Workshops |
An cultural exchange program between youth of the European community.
A Centre Pompidou / Institute for Research and Innovation / Maison du Geste et de l’Image collaboration
2008- European year for intercultural dialog
2009 – European year for creativity and innovation
Crossed visions on the city, exchanging points of views, creation …
«My city as seen by…» promotes cultural exchanges between youth from the European Union, through a creative and analytic approach of cinema.
European meetings , cultural exchanges, sharing knowledge, exchanging points of view.
Crossed views of the city, point of view exchanges, creation ; Innovation ; cinematic language discovery ;creativity ; trough a correspondence with a pen-pal will be guided into producing « film-essays » about one’s own city (through script-writing, shooting and editing); exploration of other views towards the reviewing of its own movie by others (« film-facing » montage from rushes produced by its partner); movie screening; participants’ meeting…
Ever since its origin, cinema has had a special relationship with cities (think of L’arrivée d’un train en gare de la Ciotat by the Lumière brothers). The city is a set, as well as a character and it takes a central part in many productions, with such intensity that sometimes the fictional picture lays itself over the real one. The presence of the city confers a specific aura to the movies and puts them under the sign of a culture.
The urban space has a very strong identity, revealing the history of its country. It embodies a whole culture. But if one shares a deep relationship with his own city, the city of the stranger remains too often a mere postcard, a memory or a fantasized journey. Talking about one’s city, discovering the other’s means sharing an intimacy, an identity, beyond prejudices and cliché. It means giving out an true vision of how life enfolds day by day in another city. Exchanging such experiences and visions, the cinema can become the place for such a meeting.
The movies analyzed by the pupils taking part in the project are « The cameraman» by Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton, with Buster Keaton and « Sunrise» by Wilhelm Friedrich Murnau.
The pairs: Once sorted according to their age and level, the French class and the group or class from a European country proceed according to specific requests from the participants and the relationship between the pairs is organized around a number of stages set with the teachers.
European organizations partners:
Berufskolleg, Herzogenrath, (Allemagne)
Colegiul national B.P. Hasdeu, Buzau (Roumanie)
Colegiul national I. C. Bratianu, Pitesti (Roumanie)
Colegiul national Mihai Eminescu, Iasi (Roumanie)
Colegiul national Radu Negru, Fagaras (Roumanie)
Collège Thomas Mann, Paris 13ème (France)
Collège Darius Milhaud, Sartrouville (France)
Collège Jean Moulin, Paris 14ème (France)
Ecole à aires ouvertes Saint-Merri et Renard, Paris 4ème (France)
Ecole élémentaire Maurice Genevoix, Paris 18ème (France)
Liceo classico M. Gioia, Piacenza (Italie)
Lycée Maurice Ravel, Paris 20ème (France)
Lycée Paul Valéry, Paris 12ème (France)
Scuola centrala n° 10, Bucarest (Roumanie)
Scuola media Irnerio, Bologne (Italie)