AF Ottawa events

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EXHIBITION “AU CŒUR DE MAI 68”


Date: from Monday, May 14th, 2018, to Friday, June 15th, 2018
Photograph: Philippe GRAS
Location: Alliance Française, 340 rue MacLaren Street | the exhibition starts on the 3rd floor

Within the framework of the anniversary of the events in May 68, the Alliance Française Ottawa, in partnership with l’association des Amis de Philippe Gras and les Films des quatre Planètes, with the support of l’Institut français, has the pleasure to invite you to come and get a close look at an unprecedented photography exhibition.

A protest movement launched by students and workers against traditional society and authority, May 68 is a movement of unprecedented magnitude that takes on the appearance of revolution.  At Nanterre University, students, claim a liberalization of morals. Speeches, debates and general assemblies take place on the streets, businesses, administrations and universities.

This exhibition of photographs taken by Philippe Gras during May 1968 in France is a testimony. During the Parisian events, photographers were numerous. Philippe Gras is one of those photographers who knew how to capture not only the moment and the getsure, but also the sign and meaning of this period of innovation and contest.

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DOCUMENTARY “MAI 68 : UN ÉTRANGE PRINTEMPS”


Hours: from 11.30 AM to 5.30 PM

The exhibition is accompanied by a documentary film entitled: “Mai 68, un étrange printemps”, directed by historian and filmmaker Dominique Beaux, presenting mainly the testimonies of actors from the political world, parties, the civil service, field units.

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FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION LE CHOIX DE THÉO


Date: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 | 6 PM
Director: Thomas CAUVIN
Run: 51 minutes
Location: Alliance Française, 340 rue MacLaren Street

Le Choix de Théo

Enter the universe of Theo Brode who, like so many in Louisiana, chose to learn, speak, and preserve the language of their Cajun, Creoles and other French ancestors.
Come along to the Alliance Française Ottawa to watch an amazing documentary about French language in South-West Louisiana and the struggle to preserve an endangered heritage through immersion schools in the United States.

The director Thomas Cauvin will be there for a discussion after the screening!
He is a History professor at Colorado State University. He spent four years in Lafayette in South-West Louisiana where he worked with French-speaking communities : acadiennes, créoles, et indigènes on the preservation of their cultural and linguistic heritage.

THE MOVIE WILL BE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Trailer

Free entrance.

Registration: click here

It is important for us to know how many people are attending our events so that we can prepare them appropriately. Thank you for your understanding!

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CONFERENCE ON GREAT SOCIAL CHANGES IN THE LATE 60’S
In partnership with the French Embassy


Date: Monday, May 28th, 2018 | 5.30 PM
Lecturer: Diane PACOM
Run: 120 minutes
Location: French Embassy, 42 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1M 2C9

Within the framework of the anniversary of the events in May 68, the French Embassy & the Alliance Française Ottawa have the pleasure to invite you to a conference on great social changes in the late 60’s by wellknown lecturer, University of Ottawa sociologist, Professor Emeritus, Diane Pacom.

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE IN FRENCH

Registration: Billetterie Weezevent

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WHY NOT LEARN FRENCH THROUGH GAMES?


Date:
 Friday, June 15th, 2018| 6.15PM

Location: Alliance Française, 340 rue MacLaren Street

Come along to our French game club led by one of our FSL teachers!

As is the case every month, meet us at Alliance Française Ottawa for our famous Game Night!
Come along with your friends and meet others to practise your French while playing board games such as Time’s Up, Buzz It, Jungle Speed, dobble, etc.

Open to all – no matter what level!
Led by Sara, one of our amazing teachers, the session will also include some French treats along the way!

*FSL: French as Second Language

Limited number of places book now!
Registration required
$10 ($5 for members and students of AFO)

Registration: click here

It is important for us to know how many people are attending our events so that we can prepare them appropriately. Thank you for your understanding!

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FILM SCREENING VISAGES VILLAGES (FACES PLACES)
In partnership with the National Gallery of Canada


Date: 
Thursday, June 28th, 2018 | 6.30 PM
Director: JR, Agnès VARDA
Run: 89 mn
Location: Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Auditorium, 380 promenade Sussex

“Visages villages” (2017):

88-year-old nouvelle vague legend Agnès Varda teams up with 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR to create an enchanting travelogue/road movie. Sharing a lifelong passion for images and the means by which they are created, displayed and shared, the duo hits the road to travel through France’s small villages, meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing epic-size portraits of them on houses, barns, storefronts and trains.

Enjoy a drink and a treat in the Water Court Foyer before the film!

The screening will be followed by an onstage conversation.

THE MOVIE WILL BE IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Trailer

More information & registration: clik here

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