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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Festival des libertés 2018

18 > 27.10.2018

The autumn reunion of the defenders of human rights, the promoters of reflection, the amateurs of subversion, the brewers of diversity, and the inventors of the possible, the Festival des Libertés offers a multitude of documentaries, of debates, of spectacles, of exhibitions, and of concerts. All forms of expression engaged with the now, willing to be critical, inspired by the promotion of a more just world but also presented in a convivial and festive atmosphere that is the hallmark of the festival.

The 2018 edition of the festival will reflect critically on the evolution of the world through the prism of power. Power exists. It must be acknowledged without being demonized, idealized, or naturalized. It is not possible or desirable to do without it. However, it is essential to divide it and frame it so that it works for the common good and the blossoming of freedom. It is in this sense that the rule of law, the separation of powers and democracy developed… These principles on which it seems that, nowadays, government ministers, billionaires, and militant and true believer radicals unilaterally impose their points of view without caring about others, laws, communal conventions, or consultation. This unilateralism exemplifies the raw affirmation of power and privilege as reality. The complex and tense period we are living in needs the exact opposite if we are to build a livable future for all humanity.

Full program available on 7 september

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Le Rideau de saison, Maak & Transmettre · photos : Lucile Dizier, 2024