Director(s): Timothé JANSSEN, Mike MAGIDSON – Writer(s): Timothé Janssen, Mike MAGIDSON Contact
The “A Day in...” collection featured 5 country eps. (France, Germany, Italy, the UK and Spain) offering an impressive overview of each of these countries.
Today, the question is how to frame the sequels to this collection. To continue this exploration of Europe, we felt it necessary to change scale and to choose one that reflects the interdependencies and links that connect all European countries and their populations to each other.
This is the subject of this new series in 6 episodes, provisionally entitled “Europe Revealed”.
With Brexit looming, Europe’s self-confidence seems to be faltering. The continent is confronting the migrant crisis, geopolitical dangers, energy transition and needs to master the tools of the digital revolution.
We feel that now is the time to look at the European territories as a whole or at all those who depend on each other and face the challenges "together".
Through 6 eps. of 52 min. we would like to reveal the strengths and the assets of this common space – a space which can vary from one theme to another - and to show what unites their inhabitants and makes them interact.
The device developed with “Europe Revealed” appears to us to be a wonderful way to show this.
Considering the European scale chosen, we think it is necessary to establish a set of themed narratives with the intention to explain “How does it work?”
At the present stage of discussions, we have identified six main themes that immediately stand out:
Eps.1 : A sustainable agriculture for a better diet
Eps.2 : Energy, when Europe turns green
Eps.3 : Transport, the revolution of mobilities
Eps.4 : A unique market : 'Made in Europe'
Eps.5 : Tourism to highlight shared European heritage
Eps.6 : The Continental biotope faced with global warming
THE ADDITIONAL HISTORY SERIES:
For each of the 5 countries of the preceding “A Day in” collection, an additional 5x26 min. “History Seen from Above” series has been made, covering history as told by the traces it has left on the landscape.
There is an immense advantage to viewing history on the European scale: it frees us from misleading national representations. Most of these ideas are based on borders that are fairly recent, dating from the late 19th or even 20th centuries.
The greater scale lends itself all the more easily to a view from above and a geographical approach because, it consists of population migrations:
Europe in the Time of the Celts
Europe in the Time of the Roman Empire
Europe of the Great Invasions
Europe of the German Holy Roman Empire
Europe in the Times of the Crusades
ESTIMATED DELIVERY: June 2021