Entertainment

Marius of audio description: cinema at all costs


At the origin of this award, Sylvie Ganche, blind and cinephile, who works for the accessibility of films to all.

My colleagues ask me for advice on films to see », confides, laughing, Sylvie Ganche, in charge of accessibility in a cultural center. Blind since she was 18, the Rennaise has never given up her passion for cinema. In 2017, she had the idea of ​​launching the Marius of audio description. Aline , North ferry Wherelost illusions are in the running for this prize which will be awarded this evening at the premises of the National Cinema Center (CNC).

“Thanks to audio description, I have regained pleasure in regularly going to the cinema”, says Sylvie Ganche. With headphones on, she can thus have access to a voice-over which describes what we see in the image, such as the expression of the actors or the atmosphere of the film.

Guarantee of quality

Since 2020, all French feature films must be audio-described in order to receive CNC aid. A measure that promotes accessibility, but which is not always a guarantee of quality. “The audiodescriptor is a mediator, it should not prevent us from feeling…

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