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14th Atlanta Francophonie Festival March 16-26

January 2013

Welcome to the 14th Atlanta Francophonie Festival March 16 through March 26.
The multicultural event is geared at Atlanta’s diverse community of French-speakers – known as francophones – and everyone wishing to discover cultures around the world where French is spoken; 57 countries in all.

Highlights include an immersion day for students and teachers on March 16.

You will also get the opportunity to watch award-winning films from Québec, Incendies, on March 19 at 7:00 pm (mature audience only) and from Switzerland, Real Life is Elsewhere, on March 22 at 7:00 pm as well as an Academy Award nominated animated film from Belgium and France, A Cat in Paris, on March 23 at 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm.

All films are free and are shown at the Alliance Française in Midtown with English subtitles. There wil be receptions before each screening.

On March 24 at 12:30 pm, an elegant friendship brunch provides the opportunity to mingle and connect with Atlanta’s French-speaking community in all its diversity.

On March 25 at 7:00 pm, Belgian illustrator, Pascal Lemaître, will give a free lecture open to the public and discuss his career as an illustrator and author.

On March 26, the students of Kennesaw State University will get the opportunity to attend a workshop by Belgium illustrator Pascal Lemaître. The workshop is now open to the public !

The Atlanta Francophonie Festival is organized by the Consulates General of Belgium, Canada, France, Haiti and Switzerland, the Québec Delegation in Atlanta, the American Association of Teachers of French in Georgia, the Alliance Française of Atlanta, the French American Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta, Atlanta-Accueil and Ecole du Samedi.

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