The public engagement event in Ghent presented the results of the ECA research in Ghent in three activities.
An exhibition was organized in the public library of the city of Ghent from September 9th untill October 29th 2021 on the history of the cinemas in Ghent in the 1950s, exhibiting a sample of the unique collection of 9000 movie posters from our partner the City Archive. The exhibition was prolonged until November 6th due to succes in the central library. The exhibition is extended and will be organized in nine different neighborhood libraries in Ghent until January 2023.
On October 14th 2021 Lies Van de Vijver, Guy Dupont and Roel Vande Winkel presented the bookGent Filmstad at the International Film Fest Ghent, which is a result of a collaboration of ECA with the City Archive and Cinema In Occupied Belgium. The presentation was attended by c. 100 people. The interviews of the Ghent oral history research part were invited and were presented with a copy of the book.
On October 14th 2021 Lies Van de Vijver gave a public lecture at De Krook on the history of the cinemas in the 1950s with a focus on the remembered cinema experiences. The lecture was attended live by 80 people, and online by 17 people.