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Published on 07-11-2022, Last modified on 07-11-2022

Human Rights Week 05/12/22: Film screening ‘Why we fight’ and panel discussion with writers-directors Alain Platel and Mirjam Devriendt

05/12/2022 @ 18:45:00
Filmzaal Plateau | Paddenhoek 3, 9000 Gent

Why We Fight? is a cinematographic film that attempts at understanding the many forms of violence that surround us. Based on their personal experiences, dancers Bérengère Bodin, Samir M’Kirech and TK Russell examine the violence around and within in themselves. How do you deal with fear, frustration and disappointment in today’s world, where you feel unheard or misunderstood? Is it at all possible to act in a non-violent way? Or is that privilege reserved for those who create dance, music, art or words?

Why We Fight?  is directed by choreographer Alain Platel and photographer Myriam Devriendt. With this film they want to pay tribute to the arts and to humanity. After the screening, UGent researcher Brigitte Herremans will discuss the film with Alain Platel and Myriam Devriendt.


18h30 Doors open

18h45 Welcome by moderator Brigitte Herremans and film screening

20h30 Panel discussion with Alain Platel and Mirjam Devriendt

21h00 Closing


Filmzaal Plateau, Paddenhoek 3 (9000) Gent

(EN) Free public event.

Met de ondersteuning van Vrede vzw.

Registration required in this link.