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Among Europeans, clichés are long-lived!

Étienne Chaillou and Mathias Théry have travelled around Europe and met citizens in the 28 countries of the Union. They have asked them to imagine their close or more distant neighbours. Each of them has told about others for the microphone, drawing on anecdotes, fantasies, real-life stories or stereotypes.

Back in France, directors have selected one portrait per country, which they have then painted directly onto the speaker's photo, thus morphing the narrator into his subject.

Match the painted characters with the corresponding photos in the fresco and discover an original portrait of 2014 Europe, playfully showing how we perceive each others.

Now it's your turn. Do share it, comment on it, and picture your neighbour!

Love Your Neighbour | ARTE

A Pole
A Croat
A Luxembourger
A Latvian
An Italian
A Swede
A Portuguese
A Dane
An Estonian
A Hungarian
A German
An Englishwoman
A Greek
A Slovene
A Maltese
A Belgian
An Austrian
A Bulgarian
A Czech
A Lithuanian
A Slovak
A Romanian
An Irishwoman
A Frenchman
A Cypriot
A Dutchman
A Finn
A Spaniard
fresco - Love your neighbor

How do you picture your European neighbours?

This is what we asked to nationals from the 28 EU countries. Drag the missing pieces into the fresco to discover the films. Stereotypes? Truths? Fantasies? It's for you to see.

To access the films directly, click on “Stick all”.