Paris Quartier du Livre. Damien Roudeau

We are proud to participate for the third time in the “Paris Quartier du Livre” festival organized by the 5th arrondissement City Hall and dedicated this year to ecology, around the theme “The Earth is a person” (« La Terre est une personne »).  This is one of the first events organized since the “deconfinement” (easing of sanitary restrictions).
What a beautiful symbol of renewal for our neighborhood, known since the Middle Ages for its publishing activity, as well as for the many authors and artists who lived and worked in the Latin Quarter.

This year, we welcome once again Damien Roudeau, who exhibited at the Hotel Marignan in 2019 plates from his album about the backstage of the Comédie Française.

Damien Roudeau, born in 1981, is a specialist in illustrated documentaries.  He has already published nine books on themes as diverse as the Calais “jungle,” the workers in the port of Brest, and the Comédie Française.

This time, his album “L’Eau Vive”, written with Alain Bujak, is in the spotlight.

Damien Roudeau goes to the roots of one of the first ecological fights in France, the battle to preserve the Loire, one of the last untamed rivers in Europe, from a dam construction project that would have swallowed up traditional villages and part of the Loire gorges.  This victorious battle, led by ordinary citizens in love with this corner of preserved nature, has served as a model for many other battles in France and elsewhere.Damien Roudeau immersed himself in the activities of the citizens who became activists to transmit their passion and their learning of the workings of communication and political activism. “L’eau Vive” received the Sunflower Prize of the Comics Angoulême 2021.

An exhibition will also be organized from June 2 to July 30, from 10:30 am to 9 pm every day.

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