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Remembering May '68

Over fifty years after the transformative May ’68 student-led protests in France, universities and cultural institutions across the country have been presenting diverse programs and events to revisit the spirit of the ’60s in all of its facets, from revolution to social activism and more.

On Friday, November 2nd, The Alliance Française is holding an exhibition and film event about “AU COEUR DE MAI” in remembrance of the period of civil unrest in France during May 1968. The exhibition and film will be followed by a wine reception and Q&A session.

Au cœur de Mai 68 is a traveling exhibition of photos by Philippe Gras. The exhibition is a collaboration between the association des Amis de Philippe Gras and les Films des quatre Planètes. It features 43 previously unpublished images of the May ‘68 protests taken by acclaimed photographer Philippe Gras and discovered after his death in 2007. From November 5- December 11, 2018, the exhibition will be available at the Scripps Clark Humanities Museum.

The photography exhibit will be accompanied by the film “Mai 68, un étrange printemps” by Dominique Beaux. The two-part documentary features first-person accounts by politicians, union representatives, and law enforcement.

Later this month, Alliance Française du Grand Phoenix is holding two additional events for the month of November including Picasso Surrealism & Discovery of Sculpture on November 9, and Celebration du Beaujolais Nouveau on November 17. 

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