Archives - Program 2019
For the People, Against Populism
Societies are agitated by broad social mobilizations that are an expression of mistrust towards institutions and reflect a crisis of political representation. But is populism really an adequate response to this crisis? One could argue that populism is a threat to democracy. Those who voice dissenting opinions are immediately accused of being enemies of this absolutist and supposedly unanimous people... How can we understand the return of "strong men" who exclude minorities? What are the consequences, both for fundamental human rights and for the coexistence of our societies? Finally, how can we have a feminist interpretation of these populisms?
When the War Comes, by Jan Gebert, traces the path of a Slovak paramilitary militia, the rise of these groups, and the authorities’ permissive attitude.
The debate will be held in English, French and Portugese with simultaneous French and English translation
Thursday 14 March
Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle
Co-presented with the Diplomatic Club of Geneva and the Internazionale journal
Ninotchka Rosca Novelist and Journalist
Ludimilla Teixeira Brazilian Activist, Initiator of the "Group of Women United Against Bolsonaro"
Annalisa Camilli Investigative journalist specialising in immigration and human rights
Bertrand Badie Professor Emeritus at Sciences-Po Paris
This debat is preceded by the movie:
When the War Comes
By Jan Gebert
In response to the lack of leadership among his generation, the young Peter Švrček establishes the "Slovak Recruits", a fascist and paramilitary group that runs boot camps for teenagers on the weekends. What Peter and his followers are ultimately aiming for is the creation of a totalitarian State capable of equipping them with weapons and preparing them for the ultimate clash of civilizations.
- Section Thematic film
- Jan Gebert
- Radovan Sibrt
- Cat & Docs
- Pink Productions
- Production country