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Premiere of the documentary Citizen Europe

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 16:30 to 19:30
Duration: 3 Hours
Contact: Alex O'Sullivan - alex.q.osullivan@ul.ie
Location: Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Ireland

The documentary captures the lives of five Erasmus participants who work, study or volunteer across Europe, from France, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, and Ethiopia to Lithuania, Finland, Greece, and Ireland.

The experience of these young characters is juxtaposed with the memories of the first Europeans to take part in Erasmus, an ambitious mobility programme created in 1987. Sharing photographs and amateur films, they recall what Europe was like and how the experience changed who they have become. Set against the current European backdrop, fueled by unprecedented youth unemployment, uncertainties around the refugee crisis, and Brexit, their journeys offer a bird’s-eye view of a continent in transition and a ground-level understanding of the many faces of Europe.

The film features the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility Partnership with the Yared School of Music, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance This is a free event and light refreshments will be available on arrival, there will also be a panel discussion and performances by the IWA Places are limited Please RSVP by 17th May 2019 to Ivanna.darcy@ul.ie or Alex.q.osullivan@ul.ie

For further information about the documentary can be found at https://www.ul.ie/international/citizen-europe View the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IApkL6Xa2JE