FRIDAY 04.05.07 AT 7PM
05.05.07 – 18.05.07
As mayor of Paris and later as president, Jacques Chirac speaks to the French population via radio and television. His speeches are long, reasoned and melodious. Like no other European head of state he commands a style whereby each time anew he is able to unite the French people in times of adversity, not seldom referring to its geopolitical and historic-cultural grandeur, at moments calamity reigns, indicating that the French people face an important choice that is crucial to its existence or when a new year dawns.
On the occasion of the French presidential elections Etablissement d’en face issues a book in three parts containing more than 900 speeches by the president, amounting to 3000 pages. Some 300 hours of speeches are being broadcast in the basement of Etablissement d’en face over a course of two weeks.
On Sunday May 6th from 7.30pm onwards Etablissement d’en face presents the French elections live on a big screen, along with refreshments and a concert.