GIFF UNLIMITED @CHANCELLERIE D’ÉTAT
CHANCELLERIE D’ÉTAT | OCTOBER 2 TO 9
As part of the 7th edition of the Democracy Week, from October 2 to 9, 2021 in the courtyard of the Geneva City Hall, the State Chancellery invites the GIFF to present two works that will virtually immerse the public in two key moments of the political history of the 20th century.
Each evening, at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., the “spectators” who wish to do so will be able to relive the penetrating speech made by Georges Clémenceau on November 11, 1918 before the French National Assembly on the occasion of the armistice, before immersing themselves in the Homeric verbal joust between Walter Sisulu, who was prosecuted in 1963 for his action against apartheid, and the South African prosecutor who had brought him to justice.
Twenty swivel seats and as many virtual reality headsets will be available to the public at each session in the courtyard or under the archways of City Hall, depending on the weather. The event is free. However, due to the limited number of seats, it is strongly recommended to reserve your place now.
The complete program of the Democracy Week is available online, on the website semaine-democratie.ge.ch.
THE WORKS PROPOSED
ACCUSED #2: WALTER SISULU
By Gilles Porte, Nicolas Champeaux / 15 min / 2019 / France / documentary, animation, docu-fiction / vo. en
Mandela’s mentor, Walter Sisulu, is a key figure in the apartheid era. Based on the sound archives of his trial, this animated film in VR, as if treated with coal, gives an account of the violence of the system put in place as well as the courage and tenacity of those who brought it down.
By Alexandre Perez / 7 min / 2018 / France / Documentary, short-film / vf
November 11, 1918. 16h00. Clemenceau proclaims the armistice in the National Assembly and delivers the world from the conflict that has been destroying it for 4 years. Séance 129 is a free interpretation of Georges Clemenceau’s speech, an immersive experience that offers you to feel, 100 years later, the indescribable fervor of this historic moment.