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2021 Francophonie Cultural Festival

FRANCOPHONIE GOES VIRTUAL! 

Each year in March, the D.C. Francophonie Cultural Festival celebrates the diversity and richness of the French language and Francophone communities worldwide. 

This year, tune in on https://www.francophonie-dc.org/ to discover the upcoming virtual events! 

Since 2001, more than 40 embassies and partners, including the Alliance Française de Washington DC and the Smithsonian Associates, have collaborated each year to present an array of experiences all rooted in the Francophone culture -- from Africa to the Americas, to the Middle East -- through concerts, cuisine, films, literary salons, and lectures for all ages. 

One of the Francophonie DC festival's major objectives is to create awareness of the diversity of the French language and cultures and stimulate exchanges with the public. The festival brings together people who not only speak French but also feel, in one way or another, connected to France and the Francophone community. 

2021 HIGHLIGHTS 

Alliance Française of Washington, DC, in partnership with the Embassy of France and the Quebec Government Office in Washington, invites you to participate in an interactive workshop with Cameroonian comic book author and artist Joëlle Epée Mandengue, aka Elyon's.

Alliance Française of Washington, DC, in partnership with the Embassy of France and the Quebec Government Office in Washington, invites you to participate in a fun, interactive workshop with Canadian cartoonist Alex A.

 

Un moment de détente en dessins [1/6] from Québec BD on Vimeo.

 

 


The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Quebec BD and La Maison Française are honored to present a roundtable discussion on Graphic novels and Francophonie's theme, followed by a Q&A with Zeina Abirached, Juni Ba, Léonie Bischoff, and Jimmy Beaulieu. The panel will be moderated by Jean-Paul Gabilliet, Professor at the Université of Bordeaux, specializing in the English-speaking world and comics studies.

 

We are proud to highlight francophone films presented by the Institut français through "IFCinéma à la carte." For the Fête de la Francophonie, tune in with us for a special screening at la Maison française with the directors and actors of On Va Continuer! and 17 Year Locust.

Virtual encounter with Kettly Mars, a daring and evocative author who offers new perspectives on contemporary realities and a vibrant and nuanced presentation of Haitian society. 
 

LET'S GET SOCIAL WITH US! 

Each day of March will feature a new post with fun facts about Francophonie communities and traditions worldwide on Facebook

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