Mémoire(s) de Suisse romande / Memory of french-speaking Switzerland
by Marielle Rezzonico, RTS/SSR
The public screening project “Memory of French-speaking Switzerland” is a strong emotional experience of promoting the archives of the RTS, in direct contact with the public.
Organized in partnership with local authorities, this restitution of heritage in the very places where it was recorded strengthens the proximity of RTS to its public. It allows different generations to reconnect with their collective memory, their regional identity and the history of their region.
By using restored archives and collecting current testimonies on themes from the past, we produce new content which has great potential on the web, social networks and television. During our public screenings, we also create a festive event around the audiovisual archives.
The “Mémoire(s) de Suisse romande” project therefore represents one of the essential vectors for enhancing the value of RTS’s archives and could be an interesting prospect for other television stations.