Key events and screenings

BELONGING Round Table, Paris – 18-19 December 2008 and the screening at the Calouste Gulbenkian Cultural Centre

As part of the concluding celebrations of 2008, the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (EYID) under the French European Union Presidency, a BELONGING round-table took place at La Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration.

Outside La Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration
© Benedict Hilliard 2008

BELONGING Round Table, Paris

© Benedict Hilliard 2008

Young people from London and Lisbon travelled to Paris to meet their French counterparts – to discuss and compare their different perspectives on ‘belonging’, using their films as a starting point for debate. In total, 20 young people gathered for a 2 day event packed with activities – showing their films to a French audience, visiting the museum exhibitions and attending a dance show specially created for the EYIC by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

In addition, a screening presenting a selection of films from the 3 locations was organised in the Calouste Gulbenkian Cultural Centre.

You can get a feel of the atmosphere during those 2 days by watching the short video below. Thank you to Collectif Tribudom and Ludovic Rivalan.


"I'm really proud of myself."

REJI (Rencontres Européennes des Jeunes et de l’Image) - European Forum on Youth and Moving Images, Paris – 28-30 November 2008

REJI film shot

Two young people from the London Newham workshop - Imran Jabber and Rehana Siddique - travelled to Paris for a 3 day festival to present their film which had been selected by the European Film Festival in Paris. Accompanied by the project assistant and a young video workshop artist facilitator, they participated in screenings and discussions, with other young European
film-makers, on issues around intercultural dialogue.

"I can't wait for next year's project."

Gulbenkian Museum of Modern Art – Lisbon, 28 November 2008

Lisbon screening © Benedict Hilliard 2008

The Gulbenkian Foundation brought together young people and family representatives from Boba at a special screening in the Museum. All the films produced during the Casal da Boba workshop were presented, together with a selection of films from the other workshop locations – London and Paris. The screening was followed by a show devised by the young people, with music and dance performances.

"It was very exciting to see my film on a big screen."

La Cité des 3 Fuchsias, Paris 20th district (arrondissement) – 1 November 2008

Screening in Paris © Manifesta 2008

Tribudom photographic exhibition launch ‘Cinescaliers’ provided a perfect setting for organising a screening in the neighbourhood where the young participants made their films. More than 200 people – parents, friends and neighbours came to watch the films.

"I was really proud to show my video to my family."

Stratford Circus, London – 11 October 2008

Stratford screening© Benedict Hilliard 2008

A community screening was organised at Stratford Circus to share the young people’s films with their friends, family and representatives of the Borough. Each young film-maker received a DVD with all the films produced during the workshop.

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