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Sat, 26 Jun



Inclusive CineClub Series

Four Films on Social Inclusion

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Inclusive CineClub Series
Inclusive CineClub Series

Time & Location

26-Jun-2021, 2:00 pm – 27-Jun-2021, 9:00 pm

Bruxelles, Rue de la Grenouillette, 1130 Bruxelles, Belgium

About the Event

About the event

On 26-27 of June, on the occasion of the Community Festival,  the Intercultural Dialogue Platform will start its series of films dedicated to social inclusion by screening 4 important films of the 21st century.  This cine club is an opportunity to live a collective experience which allows us to dialogue about the values conveyed by the movies, the co-existence between people with a different ethnic or cultural background by sharing our personal experiences and reflections on such themes. At the beginning of each session, a short moment will be dedicated to introduce the film and collect the first expectations from the audience, while after the end of the film, the floor will be open to debate.

Below you can find the plot of the films proposed:

The Life Ahead (2020) (In French with English subtitles)

Set in Bari, Italy, the film tells the story of Madame Rosa, an elderly Jewish woman and former prostitute who, in order to survive the last years of her life, hosts a sort of asylum for children in difficulty in her small apartment. Reluctantly, she agrees to take charge of a turbulent  twelve-year-old street kid of Senegalese origin, named Momo. The two are different in everything: age, ethnicity, and religion. How will they coexist under the same roof? The film was nominated in several festivals, succeeded in winning three prizes at Capri Hollywood International Film Festival and one prize as best actress at David di Donatello (Italy)

Date: 26 June, 14:00

14:00 Introduction to the movie

14:15 Start screening the movie

15:50 Debate

16:15 End of the event

The Intouchables (2011) (In French with Dutch subtitles)

After a paragliding accident, Philippe, a wealthy aristocrat, hires Driss, a young suburbanite just out of prison, as his home help. In short, the least suitable person for the job. Together they will bring together Vivaldi and Earth Wind and Fire, words and jokes, suits and tracksuit bottoms... Two universes will collide, tame each other, to give birth to a friendship as crazy, funny and strong as it is unexpected, a unique relationship that will make sparks fly and make them...Untouchable.

Date: 26 June, 17:00

17:00 Introduction to the movie

17:15 Start screening the movie

18:50 Debate

19:15 End of the event

Gran Torino (2009) (In English with French subtitles)

Retired auto worker and Korean War vet Walt Kowalski (Clint Eastwood) fills emptiness in his life with beer and home repair, despising the many Asian, Latino and black families in his neighbourhood. Walt becomes a reluctant hero when he stands up to the gangbangers who tried to force an Asian teen to steal Walt's treasured car. An unlikely friendship develops between Walt and the teen, as he learns he has more in common with his neighbours than he thought.

Date: 27 June, 14:00

14:00 Introduction

14:15 Start screening the movie

16:15 Debate

16:40 End of the event

The Sultan and the Saint (2016) (In English)

The Sultan and the Saint film tells one of the great, lost stories from history. Set in a past period of East-West conflict, it speaks with urgency to our present. Two men of faith, one a traveling Christian preacher, the other the ruler of a Muslim Empire, bucked a century of war, distrust, and insidious propaganda in a search for mutual respect and common ground. Told with cinematic-style re-enactments and interviews with renowned historians, art experts, religious thinkers, and brain scientists, the film focuses on these two men of faith, who had an improbable meeting during a terrible period of religious conflict between their faiths, and discovered a way of finding peace between them.

Date: 27 June, 17:15

17:15 Introduction to the movie

17:25 Start screening the movie

18 :20 Debate

18 :40 End of the event

About the Intercultural Campaign

The Intercultural Europe campaign aims to foster mutual understanding between newcomers and locals, highlighting commonalities, underlining how different cultures can enrich one's personal life and stimulating participants' curiosity about different histories and cultures. In Belgium, IDP and Fedactio plan to organise cine clubs, storytelling sessions and visits to historical, artistic and religious sites.

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