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Le Bataclan, Nice, Bruxelles, Utoya, Pittsburgh, Christchurch… Terrorism , bomb attacks, nationalist, political and religious radicalizations … What can we do today about the alarming rise of intolerance and of violence ?
The comics trip MADE OF LEAD AND BLOOD, which is the first episode of the project History Board, has two young people plunging into the upheaval caused by the attempts which affected Germany and Italy in the seventies .
What would you have done ?
Now it is your turn to find yourself involved in those « years of lead » and to help Alessia and Pete avoid getting caught into the chain of events that will ou may lead to the worst.
Imagine yourself in their shoes, to understand and decide how you would react to prevent History from leading to the worst.
Digital comic and regular comic will be available in 2019
episode 1 : made of lead and blood
Italy 1977, activist groups set the streets on fire .
European history is now confronted with radicalism and the rise of extremism.
This episode centers round three actions and the global project is enriched with a catalog of new titles.
The interactive comic book
To resist or not ? Two young students faced with an upsurge of violent actions and history in the background
the paper comic book
The events seen from the point of view of the people in the street, in the heart of Bologne, the historical approach
an enriched travelling exhibit plus app books
An exhibit about the theme and the creations meant to travel in Europe
At the beginning…
The aim was to give the young the means to understand Europe as it is today so as to « live it » better together. The aim was to share an urge, the urge to live in a better world, a brighter and more desirable one.
The foundations of a society that fights back extremism, violence and hatred and that remains to be built. Finding out what makes these moments of violence in Europe so particular, yesterday and today, represents the paths that are exploited here to trigger within the readers the conditions of complex radical thoughts fuelled by active and civic awareness.
Here are the aims of the group of creators who have built this project.
THE ACTORS OF THE PROJECT
Under the guidance of Aix-Marseille university it is a collective of creators from France, Tunisia and Italy who are committed to making Made of Lead and Blood, episode one of the History Board Project.
History Board is a transmed creative project whose aim is to shed a new light on radicalism in Europe and to make the young reflect about yesterday and today’s societies and also about intolerance whatever shape it may take on. Our intention is to figure out, by resorting to fiction how young people living in today’s world would interpret and mobilize their culture, their values, networks and technologies in order to promote a pacified vision of the world .
This project has the approval of Europe Creative Programme which supports the audio-visual, cultural and creative sectors in Europe. The various ways of supporting the project have encouraged its actors to work throughout Europe, to reach out to new audiences and to develop the required skills in the field of digital technology. It revisits a historical event which illustrates one of the forms of violence in our contemporary world.
An international team
Sophie Saffi, France
Martine Sousse, France
Seif Eddine Nechi, Tunisia
Prune Lieutier, France
Marin Garrigues, France
Carmela Lettieri, France
Catherine Teissier, France
Nemo Lieutier, France
Mario Punzo, Italy
Abdelaziz Belkhodja, Tunisia
Bernard Mosse, France