To celebrate the annual #ErasmusDays the International Education Division are screening the documentary Citizen Europe in AD210, Bernal Institute, University of Limerick.
Join us at 12.30 on the 11th October for light refreshments in the foyer of the Bernal Institute before the screening at 13.00.
The documentary, Citizen Europe captures the lives of five Erasmus participants who worked, studied or volunteered across Europe. The film’s characters come from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and leave the comfort zone of their countries for the first time, to prove to themselves that they can survive in a new environment.
From France, Germany, Poland, Bulgaria and Ethiopia to Lithuania, Finland, Greece and Ireland, they need to overcome their fears and adapt to different cultures and mentalities. The experience of these young characters is juxtaposed with the memories of the first Europeans to take part in Erasmus. Sharing old photos and films, they recall what Europe was like and how the experience changed who they have become.
Set against the current European crisis, fuelled by unprecedented youth unemployment and fears, their journeys offer a bird’s-eye view of a continent in transition and a ground level understanding of the many faces of Europe today.
The documentary features the one of our Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility projects between the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and the Yared School of Music, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, with 19 year-old Henok Nigatu Tekola, who is a jazz and traditional Ethiopian musician from Addis Ababa, who spent three months at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick studying under Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility in 2018/19.
Watch the Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR8U_yXUQdQ
Register for the screening: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/citizen-europe-film-screening-tickets-74399411643