Strasbourg 5-11 October 2012

World Forum for Democracy

Programme

Manifestation autour du Forum

 

The International Human Rights Film Festival

Created 4 years ago by the Association [A] lliance Ciné, the International Human Rights Film Festival (FIFDH) of Strasbourg presents each year, in different locations of Strasbourg and neighbourhood, documentaries followed by discussions with filmmakers, academics and members of associations.

Held during the Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy, the 2012 edition of the Festival, organised with the support of the City of Strasbourg, the General Council of Bas-Rhin, the DRAC Alsace and the International Institute of Human Rights, will have a particular significance.

Detailed programming and schedules are available in all places of projection of the festival:
www.festival-droitsdelhomme.org/strasbourg/

Aubette : Grande Salle

Arte Festival

ARTE Festival, organised by the Strasbourg based European cultural chanel, will offer a series of previews that deal with the state of the world and the vision of democracy under different latitudes.

On Saturday, ARTE news teams will present stories from China to Iraq, Libya and Somalia. Each programme will be presented by one ARTE journalist and followed by a discussion between the filmmakers and the audience. On Sunday, the focus will be on the Western democracies: ARTE will invite its viewers to discover the first two episodes of season 2 of "Borgen", the Danish series that won universal acclaim when aired at the beginning of the year. ARTE will broadcast Borgen's second season this autumn.

A discussion with the audience will close the festival, in the presence of Jeppe Gjervig Gram, the series' Danish screenwriter, and Christian Salmon, author of "Ces histoires qui nous gouvernent" (Ed. JC Gawsewitch, 2012). They will be looking at the controversial relations between politicians, "spin doctors" and the media in the run-up to key elections, notably in the USA.

 

2:30 pm

CHINA: THE NEW DISSIDENTS

ARTISTS AT WAR AGAINST THE POWER

of Martin BOUDOT and Leona LIU
on an idea of PAUL MOREIRA

ARTE GEIE – First Line TV-2012 – 26 mn

Followed by a dialogue with Leona Liu and Paul Moreira, moderated by Vladimir Vasak (ARTE).

3:30 pm

TRAITORS IN IRAQ

of Feurat ALANI, Yasser JOUMAILY and Regine JUSSERAND
ARTE GEIE - BAOZI PRODUCTIONS – 2012 - 13 mn

Followed by a dialogue with the authors, moderated by William Irigoyen (ARTE).

4:00 pm

LIBYA: THE REVOLT SEEN BY WOMEN

Charles EMPTAZ, Cedric CORRE, Conrad CHEMETOFF and Walid DZIRI
ARTE GEIE - KEEPSHOOTING - 2012 - 26 mn

Followed by a dialogue with Charles Emptaz, moderated by William Irigoyen (ARTE).

5:00 pm

SOMALIA, FIRST STEPS TOWARD PEACE

Of Thomas DANDOIS and Alexandra KOGAN
ARTE GEIE – CAMICAS PRODUCTIONS - 2012 - 26 mn

Followed by a dialogue with Thomas Dandois, moderated by Marco Nassivera (ARTE).

 

BORGEN

Series of Adam PRICE, Jeppe GJERVIG GRAM and Tobias LINDHOLM
Director: Soren KRAGHJACOBSEN, Rumle HAMMERICH, Annette K. OLESEN, Mikkel NØRGAARD
(Denmark, 2011, 10X58mn, VM) ~ with: Sidse BABETT KNUDSEN, Johan PHILIP, Pilou ASBAEK, Birgitte HJORT SORENSEN, Mikael BIRKKJAER, birkkjær - Production: DR

Borgen ("The castle"), the cult Danish series aired in the spring of 2012 on ARTE, returns with 10 new episodes starting 22 November. Two years have passed – two years in which Birgitte Nyborg has fully exercised her responsibilities as Prime Minister. But while her political life is a success, it comes at the expense of her private and family life, relegated to the sidelines. These ten new episodes bring us into the heart of a modern democracy and show the interaction between its three pillars: politicians, civil society and the media.

5 pm

EPISODE 1: 89,000 CHILDREN

After visting frontline Danish troops deployed in Afghanistan, Birgitte Nyborg is confronted with a dilemma: whether to push for a decision to withdraw the troops from Afghanistan, or maintain and even reinforce their presence to secure the future of the Afghan people, terrorized by Taliban atrocities.

6 pm

EPISODE 2: IN BRUSSELS, NO-ONE CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM

Denmark needs a new representative at the European Commission, to be appointed by the Prime Minister. For this post in Brussels, Birgitte has to choose the ideal candidate from her own political movement who will best represent the country's interests during a five-year term.

The screening will be followed by a discussion moderated by Nathalie Georges (ARTE), in the presence of Jeppe Gjervig Gram, co-writer of the series, and Christian Salmon*.

*Christian Salmon is a writer and member of the Centre for Research in the Arts and Language (CNRS research unit). He founded the International Parliament of Writers in 1993, which he directed until 2003. He is the author of several works including "Ces histoires qui nous gouvernent" (J-C Gawsewitch, 2012).

 

Debates with Le Monde

As a partner of the Strasbourg World Forum for Democracy "Le Monde" will organise two public round-tables devoted to "The state of democracy after the Arab Spring" and "The European Union's democratic challenges".
These round-tables will allow to debate with journalists from "Le Monde" with the participation of Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Alain Lamassoure, former Minister and Member of the European Parliament, and Jean-Pierre Filiu, Professor, "Sciences Po, Paris".

 

8:00 pm

What democracy after the Arab Spring?

Debate moderated by Sylvie Kaufmann, with Florence Aubenas, Christophe Ayad, Isabelle Mandraud, Gille Paris, from "Le Monde" and Jean-Pierre Filiu, Institute of Political Sciences, Paris.

The speakers will take stock of the democratic changes in the Arab world and the main challenges which confront these emerging democracies.

 

8:00 pm

Democratic challenges for the European Union

Debate moderated by Martine Jacot, with Armand Leparmentier and Philippe Ricard, "Le Monde", Jean-Claude Mignon, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and Alain Lamassoure, former Minister, member of the European Parliament.

The speakers will examine how to reconcile economic efficiency and democratic legitimacy, in order to relaunch the European process.

Librairie Kléber : Salle Blanche

Debates: "A long-lasting democracy is an everyday commitment"

Organised by the "Club de la Presse Strasbourg – Europe" and the "Librairie Kléber"

 

3:00 pm

IDEOLOGY SUBMITTED TO THE EXERCISE OF POWER AND DEMOCRACY OF OPINION

Jacques Julliard, historian, Nouvel Observateur, Marianne, debates with Thierry Jobard

5:00 pm

LITTERATURE WITHOUT BORDERS

Boualem Sansal and David Grossman, writers, winners of numerous prizes including the German booksellers peace prize

 

7:00 pm

PROTESTS FOR DEMOCRACY IN RUSSIA

Boris Akunin interacts with Vladimir Vasak, ARTE

 

6:30 pm

NUCLEAR POWER AND DEMOCRACY

Jean-François Julliard is in charge of Greenpeace France since February 2012. Previously he had held the function of Secretary General of Reporters without borders since October 2008
He interacts with Guy Wach, "France Bleu Alsace"

 

5:00 pm

JUSTICE AND DEMOCRACY

With Jean-Paul Costa, President of the Strasbourg International Institute of Human Rights and former President of the European Court of Human Rights
Chantal Cutajar, Doctor in law and specialist in the fight against fraud and money laundering, in charge of Grasco (group research on organized crime)
Eric Maulin, Director of the IHEE and expert in constitutional law, International relations and history of political ideas
Dialogue with Gilles Chavanel, journalist

6:30 pm

FRANCE: FINANCIAL OLIGARCHY OR SOLIDARITY DEMOCRACY?

With Alain Fontanel, Deputy Major of Strasbourg in charge of finance and Emmanuel Poilane, Director of the Foundation "France Liberté" and member of the Roosevelt 2012.
In collaboration with the collective Roosevelt 2012.

Librairie Kléber / Salle de l'Aubette

 

Encounter with the writers Boualem Sansal and David Grossman

5:00 pm

Librairie Kléber:
- Literary encounter
- Readings

8:00 pm

Salle de l'Aubette:
Debate "Litterature and commitment"

Maison de la Région Alsace

6:00 pm

Prize for democratic commitment

Democracy needs committed men and women. History sometimes confronts ordinary citizens to extraordinary circumstances which require them to engage for the society's change.

These people who stand for democracy sometimes taking risks, remind us that each one of us has the ability to change the world. This is the reason why the Region has decided to valorize this value of commitment and to illustrate it by rewarding a personality with the Région Alsace Prize in favour of democratic commitment. In 2012, the Prize was awarded to Lina Ben Mhenni whose voice led to the Arab Spring in Tunisia.
During the prizegiving ceremony, she will testify of her experience.

 

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