France in Germany: Cultural Diffusion
The commemoration of May 68 eventsMay 25th, 2018
On May 14th, 2018, the French Institute of Berlin, as well as the Center Marc Bloch and the French Center of Berlin, organized an evening with former actors and artists to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the May 1968 civil unrest in France.
This evening included a debate on the theme “Reinventing Our Utopias”. It was led by students from Humboldt University of Berlin and had several speakers and specialists, including Daniel Cohn-Bendit. This exchange provided a space for free discussion with the public pertaining to major issues and themes related to the development of the European spirit, sustainable development and the emergence of responsible civil organizations.
This was followed by a screening of the film La Traversée (a Cannes Film Festival 2018 selection), directed by Romain Goupil and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, at the French Center of Berlin. This documentary film follows French speakers from various backgrounds. The screening was then followed by a discussion with the directors.
“Reinventing Our Utopias” was an occasion for the worldwide film community to exchange ideas through panel discussions and workshops about joint projects. It strengthened international cooperation and showed the reality of the French way of life.