In order to give a voice to migrants and to confront their narratives with stereotypical views, the national festival Migrant’scene is organised each year and in November 2012 it took place in 34 cities in France. The organization behind the festival is la Cimade and Fanny Braud one of its main organizers in Grenoble. During an interview she specifically commented on narratives as a tool for empowerment and as contribution to social cohesion. Through a poetry/writing workshop prior to the festival migrants were given the opportunity to construct their narratives in view of a performance on stage during the festival. Read interview Interview carried out by Claire Hugonnard.