Film projection and debate facilitated by a specialist

Core features of the practice

  • Organisation:

    Institution name: Mémoire 2000
    Institution URL:
  • Format:

    Extra-mural site visit
  • Target population:

  • Cost (per practice):

  • Setting:

    Other institution
  • Themes:

    Remembrance education and/or history education, Citizenship/democracy education, Antisemitism, Racism, Human rights/discrimination
  • Core activities:

    Group discussion, Film viewing

Additional information about the practice

    Target population

  • Number of participants:

    More than 100
  • Age of target population:

  • Additional specifics:

    National/local specifities (e.g. activity targeted to Swedish school students)
  • Components of the practice

  • Topics and objectives:

    Our objectives are to fight against prejudices and discrimination and promote tolerance values. Each month, from October to June, we project a film to school groups in Etoile St Germain des Prés cinéma. Each projection concerns a theme, chosen to illustrate a given topic: racism, antisemitism, xenophobia, genocide, human rights, women rights ... After each screening, a subject specialist opens the debate, bringing deeper informations and answers the questions coming from the students. The specialists are sometimes witnesses; teachers of the topic; or the film-maker.
  • Materials used:

    Audiovisual material
  • Material produced:

    Written material
  • Sequence of activities - methodology:

    Each teacher receives a file about the theme and the film, before the projection. Afterwards, the teachers are supposed to work in classrooms with the students. Sometimes they keep in touch with us by sending texts giving their impressions.
  • Length of activity:

    Up to 5 hours
  • Is the activity digital?:

  • Accessibility and replicability

  • Language(s) in which activity can be delivered:

  • Is specialist knowledge or professional training required?:

  • If yes, which type?:

    Other, For each film we require a specialist: survivor, witnesses, teachers, lawyears, historians ...

Qualitative Details

  • Has this practice been evaluated?

  • How many times?:

  • By whom?:

  • By what means?:

    Informal verbal feedback
  • Core content knowledge and transferable skills:

    Tolerance, human rights knowing, self responsibility against discimination and racism, men and women equality and knowing about all genocides
  • Indicators of success:

    We have offered our program each year since 1992, we keep good contacts with the teacher corpus, the Rectorat and several institutions such as Mémorial de la Shoah, Camp des Milles, Maison d'Izieu, Oradour/Glane and other memory sites. Each year, we receive about 800 students in our cinema hall and we organise a memory journey with several school classes. Every three months, we produce a newspaper with information about our activity and articles connected to current, present-day questions connected to our purposes.
  • Educational coordinator contact details:

    Name: Memoire 2000
    Email address:


The RETHINK project is concerned with bridging formal and informal education. This section explores the factors that make a practice adaptable.

  • Key factors for successful implementation:

    Subject expertise of presenter/instructor
  • Main challenges to teachers adapting this practice for their students:

    The main challenges to teachers adapting this practice are the schedule constraints. The activity takes half a day out of the school and other teachers do not want their students go out for "entertainment". The teachers are often mindfull about scholar program. Some of them don't realise that kind of opening mind is necessary for students.
  • Availability of guidance/training/replication materials (and in what language/format currently):

    In our newspaper and on our site you can find reports of every film and debate seance.
  • Other comments or details:

    Nothing could exist of our action without the help of the donators, adherents and the institutions which give us grants to allow us to maintain our activities. Many thanks for this interesting survey.