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Façadisme, choucroute & démocratie


28min.

    "Façadisme" is a typical word from Brussels, the town where the EU institutions are trying to build a "European Capital". But Brussels is only an administrative capital for Europe. The way the buildings of the EU institutions are conceived is a mirror for the political construction of Europe: cold and crushing architecture, with no place for real life... even in decisions concerning the city itself, democracy is an illusion: in fact, the citizens are not included. The video explains a complicated story: how a false "international congress center" built in 1987 by some belgian banks with the secret help of the State, became the seat of the European Parliament. How this Institution which is supposed to be "the voice of the citizens" manages its relationship with their neighbours in Brussels. And how today, with the enlargement of the EU, two new extensions of the colossal fortress will be built in a post-september 11th obsession with security 2002 Belgium 44min A self-made urban video by Gwenaël Breës with the participation of Rachel Simoni, Irvic D'Olivier & Matthieu Ha. Production: VOX (Video Organization for X)



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