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"The Destruction of Memory"
15.03.2018 de 18:30 à 20:00  Soirée film

"The Destruction of Memory"

Luxembourg preview screening of the award-winning documentary by Tim Slade

The war against culture and the battle to save it.

Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over - it's been steadily increasing. In Syria and Iraq, the "cradle of civilization", millennia of culture are being destroyed. The push to protect, salvage and rebuild has moved in step with the destruction. Legislation and policy have played a role, but heroic individuals have fought back, risking and losing their lives to protect not just other human beings, but our cultural identity - to save the record of who we are.

Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, "The Destruction of Memory" tells the whole story – looking not just at the ongoing actions of Daesh (ISIS) and at other contemporary situations, but revealing the decisions of the past that allowed the issue to remain hidden in the shadows for so many years.

Interviewees in the film include the Director-General of UNESCO, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as diverse and distinguished international experts, whose voices combine to address this urgent issue.

The film, the recipient to date of 4 film festival awards, continues its journey across the globe and comes to Luxembourg on 15 March 2018.

Au cours du siècle dernier, la destruction du patrimoine culturel concerne de nombreuses parties du globe. Cette guerre contre la culture est loin d'être terminée et ne cesse de prendre de l'ampleur.

En Syrie et en Irak, le "berceau de la civilisation", des millénaires de culture sont en train d'être détruits. Les élans pour protéger, sauver et reconstruire se sont cependant multipliés. La législation et la politique ont joué un rôle, mais souvent, des individus ont héroïquement riposté, risquant leur vie pour protéger non seulement d'autres êtres humains, mais pour protéger notre culture, notre identité, afin de sauver ce que nous sommes.

Basé sur le livre éponyme de Robert Bevan, "The Destruction of Memory" raconte toute l'histoire, des actions en cours de Daesh (ISIS) à tant d'autres situations contemporaines, révélant les décisions du passé qui ont permis à ces questions de rester cachées dans l'ombre pendant tant d'années.

  • Thursday 15.03.2018, 18:30
  • Auditorium du Carré (1, rue de l’Aciérie, Luxembourg-Hollerich)
  • In English, with German subtitles
  • 5€ (1€ with the KulturPass)

The Destruction of Memory

In the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Visuel : Reconstruction de la mosque Ferhadija, Banja Luka, Bosnie-Herzégovine ; photo : Derek Wiesehahn ; © 2016 Vast Productions USA