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We Are Humanity

The Jarawas are the last descendants of the first humains.

Somewhere on this planet, there still exists a secret place isolated from the rest of the world. The last untouched paradise where the first humans are still living the same way from the beginning of humankind. They are the Jarawas.

Director Alexandre Dereims whose documentaries have received numerous awards (international prize of the Red Cross, Albert London prize, Golden Nymph of Monaco), he gives the floor to this people in danger while launching a petition to sanctuarise the islands where they survive in his most recent film:

We Are Humanity / Nous sommes l'Humanité (2017). 

On the Andamas Islands, off India, in an isolated place from the rest of the world, the Jarawas still live as at the beginning of humanity. Having come from Africa 70,000 years ago, they are only 400 and their way of life is threatened by the Indian settlers who want to transform their territory by exploiting the forests and by transforming these islands in tourist paradise.

They are the ancestors of the Asian people and the American natives.

Today, there is only a population of 400 people left.

 

 

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Cultures with Vivendi: Intercultural Dialogue

This section provides bridges between continents, invites to learn more about other cultures and fosters a spirit of openness via a number of testimonials and reports.

"Culture(s) with Vivendi" is in line with Vivendi's corporate social responsibility strategy, which aims to promote cultural diversity, facilitate access to knowledge, encourage the expression of talent and participation in cultural life, and promote a spirit of openness.


Launched on 21 May 2012, Culture(s) with Vivendi aims at providing a concrete illustration of the role played by cultural and creative industries in fostering economic growth, enhancing social cohesion and fuelling innovation. The website is composed of four parts:

  • the "Artist Inspiration" section shows the diversity of musical and cinematographic influences that help artistic creativity to flourish;

  • the "Creative jobs" section presents the value chain and the wealth of career paths within the cultural industries, explained by actual professionals in the field

  • the "Intercultural Dialogue" section demonstrates the linkages between culture and mutual understanding;

  • the "De Facto" section puts culture at the heart of sustainable development through facts and figures, testimonies and reports. "De Facto"  is a forum for those to want to highlight the linkages between culture, human development, openness, access to knowledge and fight against poverty. It serves as a resource center gathering the statements on why and how culture should be integrated within the new world sustainable development agenda and the Millennium Goals that will be agreed on for 2015-2030.

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Life at the Café

An association of zinc and metal professionals wants to bring the bistros and terraces of Paris into the list of intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO as both an art of living and a proven form of social connection..

Already, in 2010, it was the gastronomic meal of the French that had integrated the list of intangible cultural heritage. It is not always about high gastronomy but rather the popular ritual of the meal, daily or for special occasions, that of the holidays or the one where we receive guests, the dish of the day at the bistro or the bourgeois cuisine. It is both an art of living and a proven form of social connection. Tomorrow, it is therefore the cafes and terraces of Paris that could be included in the list of Unesco.

 

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Une association de professionnels du zinc veut faire entrer les bistrots et terrasses de Paris au patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’Unesco.

Déjà, en 2010, c’était le repas gastronomique des Français qui avait intégré la liste du patrimoine culturel immatériel. Il ne s’agissait pas en l’occurrence de la haute gastronomie mais du rituel populaire du repas, quotidien ou exceptionnel, celui des fêtes ou bien celui où l’on reçoit, le plat du jour au bistrot ou la cuisine bourgeoise. Soit à la fois un art de vivre et une forme éprouvée du lien social. Demain, ce sont donc les cafés et terrasses de Paris qui pourraient figurer dans la liste de l’Unesco. 

 

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Annual Report 2016 from Institute of Cultural Diplomacy

An annual report from the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. It focuses on the work of its academic department, the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. 

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Partitioned Histories: The Other Side of Your Story

The e-book draws on the ability of a human mind to compare and contrast multiple versions of India and Pakistan’s shared past, and to critically analyse the subjectivity of history and to draw one’s own conclusions. It places Indian and Pakistani textbook narratives side-by-side to highlight the contrast between them, and to point to areas of convergence. The purpose is to introduce people to multiple versions of a shared past and to jolt their conscience into accepting, for starters, that parallel realities can exist in the form of perspectives, whilst being backed by equally.