To live in Marseille is…

To live in Marseille is…

I am already almost half of the way through my time in Marseille. Time goes by so fast when you have a lot of stuff to do, that is why I have already been promising myself for a while to dedicate a post of this blog to my hosting city. To live in Marseille means for me to wake up everyday in a really small but cheap room in an anonymous building located just behind the central station, with a…

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The Ciné-concerts

The Ciné-concerts

In 2013 my boss, Claude Bossion, realized a series of “movie-concerts” (ciné-concerts en français) in collaboration with local musicians. Before starting my internship at Cinémémoire I had never heard of the concept cine-concert before. It was a good occasion for me to discover an interesting way of making art and enjoy an interesting evening. The movie-concerts were realized through the compilation of different sequences from films that are conserved in our archives and assembled according to themes. With a background…

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The first session of collective indexation

The first session of collective indexation

On the 11th of May the first session of collective indexation organized by Cinémémoire was hosted by the Comité du Vieux Marseille. It was an unexpected success. Its concept was quite simple: to set a public screening of one of the many films collected by Cinémémoire that couldn’t be geographically or temporally collocated and use the knowledge of Marseille inhabitants to recognize the places showed in the film. There is something magical about the act of watching a private film…

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What you need on the first day of a new job

What you need on the first day of a new job

To start a new working experience in an unknown city, with people you never saw in your life, doing a job you never did before requires a lot of courage, calm and motivation. These are exactly the strengths I tried to use in order to support myself during my first working day at Cinémémoire. The archives and office of the association are located in the center of Marseille, a few minutes of walking distance from the central station. At the…

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The importance of the first post of a blog

The importance of the first post of a blog

Tradion wants the first post of a blog to be all about its author, his history, backgroud and reasons that convinced him to start writing. I would rather not start my experience as a blog writer by disappointing my readers, so… I was born in Rome in 1992 in a family of “terroni”. Terrone is the name which was given to italians from the South who emigrated to the north of the country in order to have better job perspectives….

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