Discovering Macedonia with the project “On the footsteps of Albert Londres” – first stop: Skopje
On 5th August, the first part of the adventure of the 12 young reporters of “On the footsteps of Albert Londres” project ended in Skopje.
Following the investigations by the French journalist Albert Londres, the group spent five days in the capital city of Macedonia, where they had the chance to discover its beauties, as well as its history and protagonists of past and present time.
On Sunday 2nd August, the team of professional journalists organized a series of workshop in order to train the young participants on the different events taking place during the journey. In the afternoon, the group attended the official ceremony for the Macedonian National Day of Krushevo Republic – Ilinden – with the presence of the Prime Minister.
On Monday, the participants had the occasion to discover the city thanks to the helpful contribution of locals, and did reportage of the city under the form of a "post card".
Finally, on Tuesday, some of the young reporters visited the National Film Library and interviewed Jordan Plevnesh, editor of the Visual Art University of Skopje (ESRA) and former Macedonian Ambassador in France, who presented the influences of the work of Manaki brothers on Macedonian cinema. At the same time, the other participants visited the French cemetery in Skopje, which represented was the occasion to shoot a video about the French soldiers who died in the Eastern Front of the First World War.The visit represented the opportunity, not only to better understand what happened during the War, but also to laid a wreath on the monument dedicated to the soldiers.
Here you can find the Le journal La Montagne newspaper' press release
Here you can find the La Semaine de l'Alier newspaper' press release