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The Nights

EXCEPTIONAL EVENING
WITH EDGAR MORIN, JOANA CHOUMALI, CYRIL DION

Broadcast live
August 28, 8:45 pm (7:45 pm GMT)
ONLY IN FRENCH


The Rencontres d'Arles is teaming up with the first edition of Agir pour le Vivant (“Action for Living Things”), a major festival conceived by the Actes Sud publishing house. From August 24 to 30, this new space for reflection and discussion invites you to put the living back at the heart of debates and to come and meet people imagining the world of tomorrow. Around 100 guests—writers, philosophers, scientists, gardeners, botanists, agronomists, herbalists, entrepreneurs and environmental activists—will be invited to take part in conferences, lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions and screenings to renew the great history of man's relationship with nature.

EDGAR MORIN
A MAJOR WITNESS
In a time of ecological emergency, when a virus is roiling the state of the world, Edgar Morin offers thoughts in images on the origins and the future of life.

JOANA CHOUMALI/PRIX PICTET
ÇA VA ALLER
A conversation with the Ivorian photographer, winner of the Prix Pictet 2019.The award’s theme, Hope, and the title of the winning series, Ça va aller (“It’ll Be Alright”), are especially relevant in these troubled times. In response to the terrorist attack in Grand-Bassam, her work, using mixed techniques (embroidery and photography), shapes a truth that transcends the limitations of language.

CYRIL DION
AN ECOLOGICAL IMAGE? 
THE BATTLE OF NARRATIVES
We like to spin yarns. Since the dawn of time, we’ve built our lives around myths. What about the ecological story today? Will it succeed in supplanting the dominant consumerist narrative? With what images will we be able to tell this new story?
Posted on 28.08.2020