Rendez-vous de l'Institut: The Fellows' Series

Emmanuel Gras:
Filming the Gilets Jaunes: How to Express through Cinema the Interior Vibration of a Popular Movement

  • Thu, December 12, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.
  • Reid Hall | 4, rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris
  • Free and open to the public

Emmanuel Gras’s films are in direct contact with reality. Rather than informing or explaining, he brings his subject to life through experience. Be it social, cultural, or animal (as in his first film, Bovines ), Gras approaches otherness through thought and the senses. For his current project, he filmed a group of gilets jaunes for ten months in the town of Chartres and followed their struggle, locally and in Paris, during their involvement in major national demonstrations. During his lecture, he will explain how he translates the emotion and energy of the men and women who form this movement, unprecedented in France.

Read more about Emmanuel Gras.