Collection in Residence



France, Détours

Episode 2: this line is your path

Frédéric Moser and Philippe Schwinger

As part of our public program to "A Guest Without A Host Is A Ghost" we cordially invite you to join us for the screening of Moser's & Schwinger's film "France, Détours". Beirut will give a short introduction to the film, expanding into some of its future educational programs.

Frédéric Moser and Philippe Schwinger – France, Détours, Episode 2: this line is your path, 2011, 53min.
20:00h at Institut Francais, Munira

Film Synopsis:
For many decades France’s self image as “La Grande Nation” was shaped by a small book, telling children what it meant to be a proud French. In 1977 Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville produced a counterstatement in a TV-documentary titled France/tour/detour/deux/enfants. Thirty years later Moser and Schwinger propose to interrogate France again and to initiate a reflection on the recurring question of “living together”. The series France, détours is made of four episodes produced in successive but independent stages, tied by the choice to follow only teenagers' voice. The second episode, shot in the Paris suburb of Pierrefitte, presents youths with different social backgrounds who do not quite confirm the stereotypes that the media and politicians are trying to create.