Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss, Musée du quai Branly, Paris

Round table, 13 May 2014

On the publication of the foundation’s book on the island of Tabiteuea – a victim of global warming – which highlights the worrying reality of cultures threatened with extinction, a round table led by journalist and writer Patrick Poivre d’Arvor was organised to present the foundation’s activities in the Théâtre Lévi-Strauss of the Musée Quai Branly.

Five researchers presented their fieldwork among the Na of Lijiazui, China, the Jiye of South Sudan, the Altaians of Siberia, and the Bati of the Molucca Islands, Indonesia, as well as in Tabiteuea, Kiribati Islands. After the debate, Morad Aït-Habbouche’s film SOS Kiribati was screened to raise awareness of the problems linked to climate change. The round table was the opportunity to bring together the members of the foundation’s council and scientific committee, who came from all over the world. Erik Orsenna and Yann Arthus-Bertrand were among those attending.