Moving Docs makes Citizen Europe available for educational purposes
- A 29-minute version of the film about the Erasmus programme's impact on young people across Europe has been created for use in the classroom
Moving Docs, a screening partnership intended to bring high-quality European documentaries to new audiences across the continent, has made available for educational purposes a 29-minute version of Citizen Europe, a documentary about the impact of the Erasmus programme.
The Greek-French-Irish-Bulgarian co-production, directed by Angeliki Aristomenopoulou and Andreas Apostolidis, travels across Europe to answer questions such as: what impact does the Erasmus programme have on young people across Europe? What are the opportunities offered to students, teachers, interns and volunteers? And what are the challenges facing young people in Europe today?
The film captures the experiences of Erasmus participants who work, study or volunteer in different European countries. It is set against the current European crisis, fuelled by rising youth unemployment and nationalism. Further insight is offered by the first students to take part in Erasmus in the late 1980s, Erasmus programme educators as well as interviews with political scientist Ivan Krastev (Human Science Institute, Vienna), historian Timothy Garton Ash (University of Oxford), philosopher Srećko Horvat and professor Loukas Tsoukalis (University of Athens).
There are three versions of the film (with running times of 29, 56 and 72 minutes), and Moving Docs says they provide an excellent tool for discussion in the classroom revolving around Europe today and how it has changed. They are available here.
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