Europe, Balkans and Remembrance through audiovisual arts
During this month of June, photographers and cinematographers from Lower Normandy are coming to Macedonia to work on one of the subjects-key for this period: the remembrance of the First World War.
To get inspiration, the artists will be visiting commemorative sites of the First World War that was raging fiercely on the Balkans. A special consideration will be given to the French cemetery in Bitola where more than 6 200 French soldiers are buried.
Furthermore, three documentaries from the artists will be shown as part of the program of the French film festival in Macedonia.
In November it will be the occasion for Macedonian cinematographers and photographers to work on the audiovisual remembrance in France. The group that will then consist of Macedonian and French artists, will follow the traces of the First World War in Lower Normandy. They will document the marks that are still palpable, even after 100 years. These intercultural artistic exchanges from two different points of view around the Centenary that join all of us, will result in mutual exhibitions in several cities in Lower Normandy, as well as Macedonia.
These activities are part of the project “Reconciliation and vision for the mutual future of the Balkans and Europe. Europe here – Europe there (1914-2014)” supported by the Decentralized cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia, coordinated by ALDA. This project has the objective to reunite young people around the topic of Europe 1914 from the perspective of Europe 2014 through artistic expression. This interesting idea is being carried out by the University of Audiovisual Arts ESRA - Skopje with partners from the same field in Lower Normandy.
The Decentralized Cooperation between Lower Normandy and Macedonia is coordinated by ALDA. For more information please visit the official website.