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6-9 August 2021 in Saintes (Western France)
Citizens’ Festival "Disarm to Live" (Désarmer pour vivre)
Concerts, talks, debates, shows, films, exhibitions...


Published 19 July 2021

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As a sequel to the concert last year (6 August 2020) (VIDEO , 5’ 28’’), ACDN is organising in Saintes on 6-9 August 2021 a festival called "Disarm to Live". It is supported by the city, by several partners, and by citizens responding to a call for crowdfunding.

Here is the programme and the list of speakers and performers (in order of appearance)

Alice Rosset, Pianist and Yuko Hirota, Franco-Japanese pianist (association Piano-no-ki)

Jérôme Pellistrandi (Général 2°S) Chief editor of the the Revue Défense Nationale

Jean-Marie Matagne, Ph. D, President Action des Citoyens pour le Désarmement Nucléaire (ACDN)

Frédéric Ramel, Professor of Political Science, Researcher at the CERI, Sciences Po Paris

Larbi Benchiha, Franco-Algerian maker of numerous documentaries for France 3, prize-winner at several festivals

Renata Scant, Author, director, comedian, head of « Théâtre en action » (Charente)

Benoît Pelopidas, Professor of Political Science, Researcher at the CERI, Sciences Po Paris

Aude Fleurant, Former director of the programme "Armaments and the Defense Industry", SIPRI (Stockholm)

Yannick Quéau, Research Director, GRIP (Brussels)

Laurence Louër, Professor of Political Science, Researcher at the CERI, Sciences Po Paris

Patrick Moquay, Ex-mayor of St Pierre d’Oléron, former president of the federated communes of Ile d’Oléron

Gabriela Barrenechea, Composer, singer, guitarist et comedian

Benoît Biteau, Agronomic farmer, Member of the European Parliament

With a contribution of Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space

Each event is open to the public 15 minutes before its scheduled time. Since seating is limited, priority will be given 30 minutes in advance to people who have registered to attend. The events are demanding, but contribution to costs is voluntary.

Open Entry. Limited Seating.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

For reservations, information : contact@acdn.net

The Festival takes place in Saintes on 6-9 August 2021, thanks in particular to donations from citizens. It goes ahead whatever the "health measures" taken by the government are.

SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL, MAKE A DONATION!

- For every gift, the donor will receive a tax receipt from HelloAsso

- Priority access to every event in the festival, subject to the seats available and respecting the health norms current on the day - between 30 and 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the event.

Disarm to Live" (Désarmer pour vivre) Saintes 2021

THE PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 6 AUGUST

10.30am Place Foch (Palais de Justice)
CONCERT AND CEREMONY
in memory of the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Alice Rosset, and Yuko Hirota, pianists
10am open to registered persons
10.15 open to the public
— 
3pm Saintonge Auditorium
DIALOGUE AND DEBATE
Nuclear weapons: deterrence or abolition?
General Jérôme Pellistrandi
Jean-Marie Matagne
moderator Frédéric Ramel
— 
5.30 pm Saintonge Auditorium
FILM AND DISCUSSION
Bons Baisers de Moruroa
by Larbi Benchiha
followed by a discussion with the film-maker
about radioactivity and genetics
— 
9 pm Saintonge Auditorium
SHOW
reading of Nobel-laureate Svetlana Alexeievna’s The Supplication
by Renata Scant
8.30pm open to registered persons
8.45 open to the public

SATURDAY 7 AUGUST

9am Prairie de la Palu
ASSEMBLY
around the Hiroshima and Nagasaki trees
and MARCH
towards the Place de Echevinage
— 
10am Outside the Mitterrand Mediatheque
CONCERT
Tiero et co, as a quartet
— 
3 pm Saintonge Auditorium
PANEL DISCUSSION
"To arms, human beings!"
The current situation of weapons and military expenses in the world.
Benoît Pelopidas, Aude Fleurant, Yannick Quéau,
Laurence Louër,
moderator Patrick Moquay
— 
5.30 pm Saintonge Rooms
WORKSHOPS AND PLENARY SESSION
What can citizens do to make the world more peaceable?
— 
9 pm Saintonge Auditorium
CONCERT
Gabriela Barrenechea voice and guitar
8.30pm open to registered persons
8.45 open to the public

SUNDAY 8 AUGUST

3 pm Saintonge Auditorium
EVENT
Towards a world of peace and fraternity?
— 
MONDAY 9 AUGUST
10.30 am Place Foch
CEREMONY FOR NAGASAKI
Choral singing and sing-alongs


EXHIBITIONS, PHOTOS, DESIGNS

FRIDAY 6 AUGUST
10-12.30 Place Foch
2-3pm and 7-8.30pm Saintonge room 5
SATURDAY 7 AUGUST
2-3pm and 7-8.30pm Saintonge room 5
SUNDAY 8 AUGUST
2-6pm Saintonge room 5

Each event is open to the public 15 minutes before its scheduled start.
On account of the limited seating, priority entry will be given 30 minutes beforehand to those who have registered.
Your financial support is invited and left to you to decide

SUPPORT THE FESTIVAL, MAKE A DONATION!


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