With just a few months to go until the creation of Bernard Foccroulle's first opera Cassandra, La Monnaie is launching a series of conference-debates dedicated to the questions raised by the climate case. The first of these evenings will combine a screening of the documentary Sœurs de Combat – which recently won the Audience Award at the FIFF Film Festival of Namur – with a debate about activism led by RTBF-journalist Gwenaëlle Dekegeleer. What is the place of activism in our society? How effective can it be in the face of climate issues? Does it have the potential to inspire our leaders and lawmakers? The film’s director Henri de Gerlache, climatologist Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Thérèse Snoy (Grands-Parents pour le Climat) and Adélaïde Charlier, the French-speaking coordinator of the Youth for Climate movement in Belgium, will try to answer all these questions.
Later this season:
- February 13: debate on the relationship between art and activism
- May 17: various cultural institutions open up on the way they are tackling their ecological transition
Sœurs de combat
Debate with Henri de Gerlache (director), Jean-Pascal van Ypersele (climatologist), Thérèse Snoy (Grands-Parents pour le Climat) and Adélaïde Charlier (Youth for Climate), moderated by Gwenaëlle Dekegeleer (RTBF)