This March, several free cultural activities, in eight states and the Federal District, will celebrate the French language. The program is prepared by the consulates and institutions representing France, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada, Québec and Lebanon. Shows, workshops, film shows and debates are part of the 13th Francophonie Festival.
In São Paulo, the event began on March 11 with the first performance of the tour, which also includes Rio de Janeiro, by Swiss pop band Stevans. Tomorrow (16), in an online meeting, the Franmobe Meeting, French for academic mobility, takes place. This is a course that accompanies students who want to build a transfer project to a French or French-speaking university.
From March 22nd to 24th, considering that this is also the month of women, several debates will address those who fought “for an ideal or to be able to express themselves, placid or combative and who left their mark on the history of Brazil or of other francophone countries”. Olympe de Gouges, Anita Garibaldi and impressionist painters are some of those honored. Entries must be made through form.
On March 23, at 4:30 pm, there will be the launch of the special dossier “Choix Goncourt Brésil”, which will be published in the magazine Kaleidoscope and will bring together productions by students and professors from Brazilian universities on reading in French.
In addition to São Paulo, there is also programming in Brasília and eight other states: Minas Gerais, Bahia, Ceará, Paraíba, Rio de Janeiro, Maranhão and Pernambuco. Details are available at site of the event francofoniabrasil.org.
March 20th was established as the International Day of the Francophonie. It is estimated that 300 million people in the world, spread over five continents, speak French. Francophonie is precisely the sharing of this common language. The Organization Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) brings together 84 member countries and observers to, in addition to promoting French, implement political, educational, economic and cultural cooperation.