Between neighbors, in wartime

Dear Neigbors ! From Sarajevo 1992 to Kiev 2022

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With la Fondation Warm, Mediapart / La Revue du Crieur, La Fonderie

In times of war, who are the protective neighbors and informers?

Amnesty International France © Alexandre Quentin


This cycle follows the one organized by the Warm Foundation in Sarajevo. 30 years after the siege of the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, a deluge of fire fell on the Ukrainian cities. Between neighbors, one can maintain good understanding and the union of communities or on the contrary, foment the worst hostilities. What interests, what speeches break the sisterhood and brotherhood? How can diversity nourish solidarity? Broadening the scope of this reflection to the whole of Europe means confronting the nationalisms at work on a daily basis, and opposing their deadly rhetoric with concrete practices on the scale of a neighborhood, a city or a country.

In times of war or genocide, neighbors can be the ultimate protection or, on the contrary, the first line of denunciation. In Rwanda or in the former Yugoslavia, but also during the Saint Bartholomew's Day, a detailed knowledge of the inhabitants of a street allowed them to be saved or killed. To what is this due?


With Véronique Nahoum-Grappe, anthropologist and author of "Du rêve de vengeance à la haine politique" (Edition Buchet-Chastel) and Florent Piton historian and author of "Le Génocide des Tutsis au Rwanda" (Edition La Découverte)

Moderated by Joseph Confavreux


In partnership with the City of Sarajevo, the City of Avignon

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