In order to plunge into 1848 context before coming to the festival, La Boîte à Histoire produced the historical fiction “In quest of revolts”. The episodes are released twice per week until the launch of the festival on the 21st of September. Each video introduces an activity of the programme.
This web series is the result of an international collaboration between La Boîte à Histoire members, but not only. The scenario and the texts have been written by Romain Duplan and Yasmine Achouch while Natasha Buryka was drawing all the episodes from Russia.
The music composed for this fiction has been written in Italy by Massimiliano Mechelli. The video and sound editing is the work of Massimo Del Gaudio in London. Daphné Budasz helped coordinating.
Our festival “Secousse! Des peuples en Révolution” (“Quake! Peoples in Revolution!”) is the first major event of La Boîte a Histoire. To make it happen, we need your help!
In 1848, the world is in havoc. Revolutions are happening in various part of the world. In Europe, those revolutions are known as “the People’s Spring” and remain relatively unknown to the general public. Yet, it is in that year that France abolished slavery and instituted universal voting rights for man.
What is the goal of the festival?
Through varied activities, we want to transmit history differently. We believe that knowing history allow us to question critically the past and understand the world in which we live.
The transmission of history then needs to move out from schools and other institutions (where it is strongly associated with learning historical dates by heart) to festivals and other public events with more creative, original and didactical activities.
For this festival, we have brought together many institutions. But it is not enough! We need your help to make this project happen.
La Boîte à Histoire creates the first history festival on 1848!
170 years ago, in 1848, the world was in havoc! Questions about the social conditions of ‘man’, about workers’ right, about colonisation, about utopias, about slavery and about woman’s rights and place in society, erupted in the public debate. In Europe, the various revolutions that ensued were called ‘the People’s Spring’.
It is an event for the most part still unknown of the general public and yet many of questions asked back then are still relevant to us nowadays.
Theatrical lectures, a political banket, a round table, an escape game, the re-enactment of a fictionalised trial against a historical protagonist, a visit of 19th century Paris, a Twitter debate… “1848! Peoples in revolution” invites you to catch a glimpse, question critically or simply discover this pivotal revolutionary period of history.
Our invested partners
We are supported by L’Histoire magazine, Emmanuel Laurentin from France Culture, Catherine Brice, Quentin Deluermoz, Delphine Diaz, Emmanuel Fureix,and Mathilde Larrere, just to name a few.