Aperitif from 18:00 to 19:00 in the Espace Hornung, Grütli

Les Horizontales


Saturday 16 March – 16h00
Fonction: Cinéma
Rue du Général-Dufour 16, 1211 Geneva

Focusing on the theme "Dare to learn beyond borders", Les Horizontales is joining forces with the FIFDH. This participatory programming project is organized by Ciné-Doc and run by the Destination vingt-sept cultural mediation association.

2022-2023 saw the start of the participatory programming project Les Horizontales, set up by Ciné-Doc and run by the Destination 27 cultural mediation association. For its second year, focusing on the theme of “Daring to learn beyond borders”, Les Horizontales has joined forces with the FIFDH. The participants, of different ages and socio-cultural backgrounds, were brought together by the association “On va parler ensemble”, which promotes integration through dialogue and learning the French language. Over the course of four workshops which took place in December and January, the participants viewed and selected films from among a hundred or so short films.

This selection will be presented during the Festival, at a screening hosted by the participants in two-person groups, followed by an aperitif with the directors.

Selection of 4 short films :

Armat, by Elodie Dermange, Switzerland, 2022, 11′.

Élodie tries to find out more about her family’s Armenian origins. She interviews her father, her uncle and her great aunt, and discovers a harsh history where violence and the inability to express love are passed down from generation to generation.

Lisboa Orchestra by Guillaume Delaperriere, France, 2012, 12′

Lisboa Orchestra is a musical journey through the city of seven hills. Over the course of the day’s urban rhythms, original and hypnotic music is composed from sound and visual samples collected in the Portuguese capital, whose metronome is the pulse of the city.

Been There, by Corine Schwingruber, Switzerland, 2023, 10′.

Weekend trips, city breaks, a diversion into nature or once around the world. Barely a few days off and you’re already gone. Never has the desire to travel been so widespread and the places visited so overcrowded. What do we get out of it, apart from the visual proof that we’ve been there?

Hamama & Caluna by Anouk Meles, Switzerland, 2018, 23′

The two young friends Hamama & Caluna had to leave everything behind in their native country. Stranded in a tent camp in northern Italy, they decide to cross the Swiss border, which is closed off by the Alps at night and in the fog.