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LIKE goes to FIGRA
Tuesday 21 March 2017

On March, 22nd et 23rd , LIKE will hold its Team Seminar in Le Touquet, Hauts-De-France, on this occasion of the 24th edition of FIGRA Festival (International Current Affairs and Social Documentary Film Festival).

Since its first edition in 1993, FIGRA has drawn its strength from the richness and diversity of the points of view it features every year, with the objective of promoting quality news reports and societal documentaries in a convivial atmosphere. Projections, photo exhibitions and the books for sale in the bookshop : all aspects of the programme aim to encourage audiences, journalists and directors to share their thoughts on those reflections of reality.

FIGRA, as it has always been attached to show the "screens of reality", is offering a vast artistic selection this year again, allowing each and everyone to "see the world in order to understand it and ourselves better", as says Georges Marque-Bouaret, General coordinator. This year, FIGRA has also programmed documentary theater, so that culture is put all the more at the service of information: the audience will be offered to get a fresh look on business and globalisation in Je ne vois que la rage de ceux qui n'ont plus rien, by Christophe Martin – direction by Bruno Lajara.

Region Hauts-de-France (formerly Nord-Pas-de-Calais) has been a partner of FIGRA since 1994. Because it has committed in favour of education in the visual image and in information, the Region has given 10 high-schoolers and apprentices the opportunity to present their own award, to the sides of the professional jury.

It is also in this context of art, information and societal reality that LIKE will hold its team seminar. With LIKE's two newest members of the staff (Marine Spalony and Tsveta Ryahova), the team will attend projections and work on an early assessment of 2017; on the progress of the organisation of coming events (most notably La Rencontre de Lisboa and Le Rendez-Vous de Manchester) ; as well as the other projects and actions that will pace the coming months of our 2017 [R]evolution.