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Cineforum, a tool of debate and social awareness-raising

This year we are focusing more than ever on our socially-committed film series, a venue for raising awareness and exchanging opinions about social and environmental issues.

The film forums are increasingly intergenerational and international. We have this amazing tool for creating spaces of encounter and exchanges of opinions, and they are targeted at all the members of our community, not only Esade alumni, faculty, and staff, but also the student community, who are increasingly committed to the social and environmental impact.

We foster debate among different generations and cultures. Some provide experience, and others new ideas. By shifting our film forums to an online format in English, we are allowing for greater flexibility, scope, and cohesion of the Esade network. We are giving both the Spanish and the international community the opportunity to participate by engaging in in-depth conversations around new areas of reflection, united by the vision and mission of contributing to a better world for everyone. We are stronger together.

Our mission is to promote responsible, sustainable leadership that is committed to the world we live in. This is why after 17 years and more than 80 film forum sessions, Esade Alumni Social continues to promote this space of dialogue and social debate in order to foster awareness and reflect collectively on timely issues that affect all of us. Thus, we examine issues like the environment, immigration, family and social models, ethics and work, war and poverty, freedoms, education, economics, collaboration, and other topics.

For our film forums, we choose documentaries and high-quality films and invite prominent figures to our debates, like their directors and scriptwriters; experts in different fields; and renowned Esade deans, directors, chairs, professors, and students with experience in what we are debating.

This makes the film forums an educational tool available to everyone. The pedagogy of these film series relies on the ability to clearly show a situation through the language of film and the subsequent dialogue. This stimulates discussion, criticism, learning, commitment, and the expression of emotions and ideas.

One of our goals is to reach as many students as possible all over the world. To do so, we pay for the rights to play the celebrated films and documentaries, many of which have won international awards, which may be difficult for general audiences to see. Thus, we give our entire network the opportunity to watch these films from the comfort of their homes.

In 2024, we remain committed to focusing on environmental impact awareness. This is why we are offering the opportunity to participate in the upcoming film forums as part of Sustainability Week 2024 in conjunction with the department of Identity, Mission, and Values and the Master’s in Sustainability Management at Esade.


Fashion Reimagined


 Esade Alumni invites you to collectively reimagine our relationship with clothing and learn how to make drastic changes in our fashion consumption habits.

Given that the fashion industry is known for being one of the most polluting in the world, it’s time to question the way we consume fashion if we want to avoid a climate catastrophe and environmental collapse. When Amy Powney, a fashion designer, won the Vogue award for Best Young Designer of the Year, her personal revolution became the harbinger of a much larger social change.

Guest speakers:

Pepe Barguño, Founder & CEO of Thinking MU

Elena Salcedo, director of Ethical and Sustainable Fashion at IED Barcelona, co-director of the Seminar on Global Citizenship at the CEMS Master’s at Esade and co-founder of Far&Sound

Date and time: Tuesday, February 13 from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. (CET) (informal luncheon at the end included)

Venue: Esade Sant Cugat auditorium (Graduate building)

Language: English

More information and registration link here



The Week 


 We’re not going to talk about either polar bears or melting ice. The Week examines the climate crisis and what is likely to happen to us and our loved ones within the next 10, 20, or 30 years, with a focus on what we can realistically do about it.

Students and alumni will meet to discuss this topic and encourage intergenerational debate. The group will meet online three times in one week. These three sessions will be part of a whole and cannot be done separately because they are consecutive and their content flows continuously from one to the next.

Get ready for a roller-coaster ride: in episode 1 we plunge down and watch what the climate crisis has in store for us. In episode 2, the lowest point in the experience, we make sense of it all. And in episode 3, we rise up again in a motivating, inspiring session.

Date and time: Monday, February 19; Wednesday, February 21; and Friday, February 23 from 6:30 to 8 pm (CET)

Venue: Online

Language: English

More information and registration link here

[13:35] Mateu Garcia, Judit

You can see our past cineforums. Many of them are available on streaming platforms.