For AlloCiné, the 2022 presidential candidates reveal their cultural vision, fantastic political tastes, and favorite movies and series. Today Yannick Jadot, the ecologist pole candidate.
Yannick Jadot (Ecologist Pole)
Should not culture benefit from a sovereign ministry?
I was surprised to find that Emmanuel Macron was considering merging the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. What a terrible signal. Culture has lacked a ministry for many years that is equal, stable, inspired, visionary. France enjoys mixed territory by cultural institutions, but they are not sufficiently supported, without a clear direction. The cultural decentralization initiated by Jack Lang is an unfinished project. The social changes that are shaking our time – the globalization of the economy and culture in various forms, the awakening of nationalist populist currents, the rise of fundamentalism … – all this makes culture even more necessary.
I am going to be a sovereign Ministry of Culture, with consolidated and increased resources. In particular, we will provide an increase in the budget of culture by 1 billion euros, 25% of the budget of the Ministry will be allocated for the creation. I like the idea of a new French cultural deal. We do not know this, but when Roosevelt began major work, he also created national parks and launched a master plan to support the creation. Through this plan many important artists emerged. Film directors John Houston, Nicholas Ray, and Joseph Loss began working in the theater through this program. I want to start a French-style “federal” initiative, to support a new generation of artists, but also to support new practices such as amateurs, to help places in areas, to find new audiences.
Is cinema necessarily a political art? What inspires your recovery that can be done around a job like the recent “Bac Nord”?
Cinema is plentiful and that is its strength. He can be loyal, political and social and he cannot. I am a citizen and a political leader, neither an actor nor a film director: first of all it is not my decision to say what cinema should and should not be. I affirm that cinema should not obey any order, be it this or that. Creativity is freedom, singularity, surprise.
As for Bac Nord: there is nothing abnormal in the work that creates debate, rebellion, challenge. And it’s very good so. But a work of art is a work of art and not evidence in the service of this or that agenda. This is very well explained by the film’s director Cedric Jimenez.
Do movies and TV series, among other things, have a call, in your opinion, to help “cross the lines” in social issues (parity, diversity, etc.)?
It is clear that movies, TV series, fiction in general move the public on a lot of issues. The visibility that the latest series gives to characters who have not been in cultural works before is, for example, the remarkable news of recent years. The playoffs, writes Martin Winkler, are a huge training ground for life. He is right. With them we can experience multiplied emotions and life experiences. Fiction, works of culture, is the possibility of time travel, both in the world and in the worlds that make up the universe. These emotions, the reflections of which they can feed, inevitably help shape the future of society. The contribution of cinema, TV series or literature to the advancement of humanity, greater equality and tolerance is evident on many issues.
Works can also be a factor of mobilization, transformation. The success of the documentary “Demin” by Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent, or more recently the film “Do not seek: cosmic denial” shows this well. As for parity and diversity, it’s exactly the same, the lines are evolving strongly and cinema, as a series, participates in the evolution of consciousness, from Celine Sciami to Nakache / Toledano to Jean-Pascal Zad, we are lucky in France. Have dedicated directors who produce works that move the community. However, there is still a lot to be done and we need more different perspectives, this should translate into the arrival of directors from a more diverse background.
Candidate … and spectator
If we have to name a movie or TV series for this campaign …
Do not look
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A more beautiful life
A copy of a movie or series that inspires …
“If you do not like the sea … If you do not like the mountains … If you do not like the city … Hell!” (Out of breath)
Movie / Series Character to Inspire…
Henry Fonda in 12 Angry Men
For which the President·E would you vote for the screen?
Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) Steven Spielberg
The best political film?
State exercise for the interpretation of Olivier Gourmet and a rather fantastic opening scene.
The best political TV series?
Baron Noir, even the political ecology is treated particularly badly there.
Remembering your first viewer?
Your cult movie?
ᲔSometimes in the West
Your cult TV series?
Game of Thrones
Your latest movie / TV series?
Working or thinking about music for a movie / series?
Miles Davis soundtrack from Ascenseur pour l’échafaud
Note from AlloCiné Editor
On that day 2022 Presidential ElectionAlloCiné gives the floor to the twelve candidates running in the Elysee Race, in collaboration with Camille Marigo, Culture, Politics and International Journalist France Culture, and RFI.
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