Galway: The Night of Ideas 2020 [fr]
A night in the world, to think together!
Join us on Thursday 30th January at the Pálás Cinema in Galway for The Night of Ideas !
The Night of Ideas is a worldwide initiative, spearheaded by the Institut Français, that celebrates the stream of ideas between countries, cultures, topics and generations.
In Galway, the Pálás cinema in partnership with the French Embassy in Ireland, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture, and the Institut français, presents the screening of the French documentary "Tomorrow" (Demain), directed by Ciryl Dion and Mélanie Laurent, who travelled the world to investigate concrete solutions to environmental and social challenges. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the theme “Being alive" exploring the ecological balances and the relation of man to the world, in a global context of biodiversity loss as a result of climate change” with special guest contributors: Keelin Moncrieff, social media influencer on sustainability; Brendan Smith EPE Engagement Officer, Insight Center for Data Analytics NUI Galway; Pauline O’Reilly, Green Party Councillor for Galway City West; Shane Mooney, Engineer, Environmental Consultant & Climate Ambassador.
The discussion will be followed by an organic wine reception.
About the film
by Cyril Dion & Mélanie Laurent
120 mins – Documentary – France 2015
A phenomenon in Europe and winner of the Best Documentary at the Cesar Awards (the French Oscars), Tomorrow (Demain) is a hugely positive, affirming and inspirational film. Produced and co-directed by activist and writer Cyril Dion and actress/filmmaker Melanie Laurent, the documentary explores creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, education, economics and transports. Cyril and Melanie visit permaculture farms, urban agriculture and community-owned renewable projects and creative schools in different parts of the world to offer concrete solutions, to take action and to make a difference. The film has been a huge boost to community-led projects and regularly receives standing ovations, leading to the creation of many new community actions. It is the perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency. It also has a great soundtrack!
About The Night of Ideas/La Nuit des idées
The French Embassy in partnership with Irish cultural organisations is proud to present the third edition of La Nuit des idées/The Night of Ideas in Ireland on Thursday 30th January 2020 in 4 cities: Dublin and Galway and for the very first time in Cork and Limerick!
The events will revolve around the theme "Being Alive" with special guests, film screenings and debates questioning the ecological balances and the relation of man to the world in a global context of biodiversity loss as a result of climate change.
Screening of "Tomorrow"/Demain
Followed by a debate and organic wine reception
Thursday 30 January, 6.30pm
@ Pálás Cinema, Galway
Book your Tickets here
Info: scac[at]ambafrance-ie.org - 012775053
Find out about more about the other Night of Ideas events in Ireland :
Dublin: The Night of Ideas 2020 @ IFI
La Petite Nigh of Ideas 2020 in Dublin
Cork: the first Night of Ideas 2020
Limerick: the first Night of Ideas 2020