Remember the future

With Christiane Taubira, Judith Chemla...

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Edgar Morin and Nicolas Truong

To celebrate Edgar Morin's 100th birthday, a unique dialogue with the thinker of complexity, interspersed with dramatic and musical presentations.

Remembering the future, Edgar Morin's centenary celebration, 2021 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon


Born on 8 July, 1921, Edgar Morin is a child of the 20th century who personally experienced the raptures of history. A theoretician of knowledge and a hero of the Resistance, a dissenting voice against Stalinism and a tireless wanderer on the paths of hope, an anthropologist of death a sociologist of the present time, Edgar Morin is a cultural omnivore and a generous thinker. One who never shied away from the unfolding of history or from thinking about it. Calling on his most striking memories and accompanied by guests who have been inspired by his ideas, he will attempt to draw a new path into our future.

Christiane Taubira is a former representative (1993-2012) and Minister of Justice (2012-2016), as well as the author of several books, including Nous habitons la Terre (Philippe Rey, 2017), Nuit d’épine (Plon, 2019), and Gran Balan (Plon, 2020).

Judith Chemla is an actress, writer, musician, and singer. She has appeared in Traviata, vous méritez un avenir meilleur (directed by Benjamin Lazar, 2016) and was nominated for the César Award for Best Actress in 2017 for A Woman's Life (directed by Stéphane Brizé).

We regret to announce that Edgar Morin's health will not allow him to travel and be present for the Remembering the Future evening on 13 July in the Cour d'honneur du Palais des papes. He will be able to dialogue with us thanks to a video device and all the guests - Christiane Taubira, Judith Chemla, Pascal Ory, Pablo Servigne, Marion Rampal, Pierre-François Blanchard and Clotilde Lacroix - will of course be with Nicolas Truong for this event.
>> It is possible to exchange your ticket for another show by sending an email to (subject to availability). If no request is made, tickets will be automatically refunded after 25 July.


With Nicolas Truong, Christiane Taubira, Judith Chemla, Pascal Ory, Pablo Servigne, Marion Rampal, Pierre-François Blanchard, Clotilde Lacroix


Production Festival d'Avignon
In partnership with ARTE, France Médias Monde

Show available on replay on from July 17.

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