The “Projection transition” film festival will take place at the Utopia Borderouge in Toulouse from November 19 to 21. Six films and debates are on the program to discuss the ecological transition.
The second edition of “Projection transition” festival begins this Friday, November 17 at the Utopia de Borderouge in Toulouse for three days. Its theme: the low-carbon transition.
Film debates will take place in parallel in Toulouse, Nantes and Paris, where the first edition took place in 2020, with additional speakers on each site: experts, philosophers, sociologists, directors, writers or citizens.
6 fiction films
Six films will be shown: The odyssey by Jérôme Salle, Dark Waters by Todd Haynes, Princess Mononoke Hayao Miyazaki, V for Vendetta by James Mac Teigue, The fighters by Thomas Cailley and Collapse of the collective “the parasites”.
They will be followed by debates on topics as diverse as “Storm warning on the oceans: what to do to avoid shipwreck?”, “The law, impasse or way out to make companies accountable?”, “Man e (s) )) t nature: how to rethink our relationship with living things? “, etc.
The festival organizers call themselves “the shifters” in reference to the “Shift Project”, a think tank that works for an economy free from carbon constraints. They claim to be a collective of 10,000 volunteers who “learn, discuss and train in the decarbonization of the economy “.
“We explain deeply in the evocative and questioning power of cinema which is at the basis of the creation of Projection Transition“, Explain these activists. This festival “questions the determining role of fossil resources in our history and in the construction of our society, raises awareness of the dramatic consequences of climate change, and opens the debate on the changes to be made collectively today “.
A new imagination
“Our approach is really to go talk to everyone, adds Guillaume Wable, Shifters volunteer in Toulouse, to offer education on energy and climate and concrete solutions for the transition “.
The choice of well-known fiction films is made in this spirit: “they forge our common culture. We try to question this culture by proposing debates on these questions. If we want to push people to change the world, we must be able to build a new imagination and a new way of thinking “.
The students of the Pierre-Paul Riquet high school in Saint-Orens are in this process. They have been working since the start of the school year with teachers and a volunteer shifters on the impact of their debut on the oceans.