Be part of the global creative tribute celebrating 80 years of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator!
« TO THOSE WHO CAN HEAR ME, I SAY – DO NOT DESPAIR. THE HATE OF MEN WILL PASS, AND DICTATORS DIE, AND THE POWER THEY TOOK FROM THE PEOPLE WILL RETURN TO THE PEOPLE. »
Let’s spell out the entire speech from “The Great Dictator” together, with photos of people dressed as the Tramp!
On the 80th anniversary of “The Great Dictator”, let’s get together for a fun, novel, collective experience that’s a bit crazy – and unite citizens from around the world to voice the film’s message of hope!
Let’s get together with family and friends, dress up as the Tramp, and take photos to form letters! This global visual alphabet will then be used by Chaplin’s World to spell out the film’s final speech, one letter at a time. In June 2021, the result will be unveiled not only on this website, Instagram and Facebook, but also on a huge banner that will be displayed on the outer wall of Charlie Chaplin’s last home, in Corsier-sur-Vevey, which now houses Chaplin’s World.
Are you ready to join the adventure?
« IN THE NAME OF DEMOCRACY, LET US ALL UNITE ! »
Be part of a unique, fun, universal, humanist work!
Make your own letter!
Anyone can be part of this adventure, anywhere in the world, no matter how old!
It’s dead easy, and can be done in just thirty minutes:
– Get together with friends and family (at least five to eleven people per letter; at least three to nine for a punctuation mark) and dress up as The Tramp. Don’t forget to follow all sanitary precautions recommended by your local authorities (mask-wearing included) for a gathering of two or more people.
– Find a clear space, such as a park, square or field.
– Choose a letter and position the people according to the corresponding diagram to download>
– Take photos of your tramps‘ lines in the five different positions.
– Send us your 5 photos via the online form >.
We will edit your letter together, add it to the gallery and then to the speech.
Are you ready to create your best Chaplin-style letter(s)?
For more information, our terms and conditions, the diagrams and online form, please visit our webpage. GET INVOLVED >
COMPETITION: Every person who sends us one or more letters may register to be entered in the draw and may win one of three trips to Chaplin’s World (including hotel accommodation, admission to the museum and a meal; transport to and from Vevey is not included). The winners will be contacted by email, no later than 10 June 2021. The prize includes: one night at an exclusive Vevey hotel (one double room for two people), two admissions to Chaplin’s World with a personalized welcome, and a meal for two at The Tramp restaurant. The prize is valid from 10 June 2021 through 21 June 2022.
You can share your creations on Instagram with the hashtag #LETUSALLUNITE and tag them Charlie Chaplin Official, Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation and Chaplin’s World – The best photos will be shared and published for our fans..
« YOU, THE PEOPLE, HAVE THE POWER. »
THE GREAT DICTAROR
A timeless film with an abiding message
« The world at the moment is in such a turmoil of change that there are no signs of stability anywhere on which to speculate sensibly concerning the future, but I am sure it will be a good enough world to want to live in for a while. I want to live for ever. »
Charlie Chaplin, interview in New York City with Flora Merrill from the “New York World,” at the start of his world tour in 1931
In the 1930s, Chaplin was one of the few film-makers who dared question the legitimacy of Adolf Hitler and his party, and the threat they posed to the world. Created against all odds and against the will of the Hollywood establishment, this groundbreaking and courageous satire of Nazism and the persecution of the Jews, filmed at the start of World War II, was very brave indeed.
A great humanist, Chaplin simply felt compelled, as always, to defend the oppressed.
Charlie Chaplin’s landmark “The Great Dictator,” his first speaking film, was censored in many countries upon its release. In 1952, suspected of being a Communist, he was stripped of his visa to return to the United States. He decided to remain in Europe and settled in Switzerland, at Manoir de Ban, which now houses Chaplin’s World.
His visionary satire was shaped by, and has shaped, History.
For more information, please visit Charlie Chaplin’s official website >
« YOU HAVE THE LOVE OF HUMANITY IN YOUR HEARTS! »
Browse a selection of letters that were received from around the globe
« IN THIS WORLD THERE IS ROOM FOR EVERYONE. »
THEY SUPPORT US
The Non-Violence Project Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and engage people, and help them learn how to solve conflicts peacefully. It owns the rights to the famed Knotted Pistol sculpture, the original of which is located in front of UN Headquarters in New York City. The Non-Violence Project Foundation is one of our partners on this anniversary year of “The Great Dictator”.
Amnesty International is a global non-governmental organization fighting to uphold the rights laid out in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Amnesty Switzerland is our educational partner on this anniversary year of “The Great Dictator”.
« YOU, THE PEOPLE, HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE THIS LIFE FREE AND BEAUTIFUL, TO MAKE THIS LIFE A WONDERFUL ADVENTURE. »
WHO ARE WE ?
The #LETUSALLUNITE project is jointly organized by Chaplin’s World, the Chaplin Office and the Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation, in partnership with artist NOTsoNOISY Guillaume Reymond.
The only museum in the world dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, Chaplin’s World provides a fun, educational and entertaining immersive experience into the world of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.
The Chaplin Office is the sole representative of the Chaplin rights holders companies and the Chaplin family. It also manages the Chaplin archives and greenlights projects related to the life and work of the artist.
The Charlie Chaplin Museum Foundation aims to contribute to the development of Chaplin’s World and its future program of cultural and learning activities, in keeping with Charlie Chaplin’s values
Artist NOTsoNOISY Guillaume Reymond is renowned, among other things, for his mammoth human frescos, bringing together as many as 1,500 people. His videos have garnered more that 30 million views on YouTube
In 2017, Chaplin’s World commissioned artist NOTsoNOISY Guillaume Reymond to set a world record: a giant, Hollywood Walk of Fame-like star made up of 662 Tramps in the museum park.