Festival of Francophonie in Tartu

Tartu

Jan 3 2016 / Mar 22 2016

Tartu

As part of the Festival of Francophonie, Tartu University and its students will organise a series of events open to the public. One goal: share Francophone culture while having fun ! Check out the programme below :

Writing Workshop:
15 March, 8pm (Lossi 3)
Discover the craft of French writing and come together in a spirit of discovery and fellowship.
Whatever your level, you will be amazed at how much you can achieve!

Cinema :
Wednesday 16 March (Lossi 3, 8pm)
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Screening of “Indigènes” (Days of Glory), a film directed by Rachid Bouchareb.
The cast won the 2006 Cannes Film Festival award.

Cast
Jamel Debbouze - Saïd Otmari
Samy Naceri - Yassir
Roschdy Zem - Messaoud Souni
Sami Bouajila - Abdelkader
Bernard Blancan - Sergent Roger Martinez

The film deals with the contribution of North African soldiers to the Free French Forces during the Second World War and, controversially, with the discrimination against them. The film's release contributed to a partial recognition of the pension rights of soldiers from former French possessions by the French government.
Synopsis : Saïd, an impoverished goat herder, joins the 7th Algerian Tirailleur Regiment. With him are several other Berber men, including Yassir, who is seeking booty so that he can return home and his brother can marry; Messaoud, who wants to marry and settle in France; and literate Corporal Abdelkader, who is fighting for the equality and rights of the colonized Algerians.Soon the men, dressed in lend-lease American uniforms meet Sergeant Martinez, a battle-hardened pied noir, who trains them before leading them on their first mission in the Italian Campaign. It soon becomes clear that their white commanding officer is using the colonial troops as cannon fodder to identify artillery targets.The colonial troops discover that while they are not allowed breaks, the white Free French Forces are given leave to return home in France.

Trailer here.
French subtitles only.

Cooking class:
19 March (Lossi 3, 8pm) 
More details available soon.
Learn to cook French recipes and let's share a meal together!

Gastronomy:
21 March, with the event “Goût de France/good France”

13 estonian restaurants will offer a menu “à la française”.
In Tartu, Chez André restaurant.
For a detailed list click here

Quizz night:
22 March, 8pm
(Lossi 3).
Team up and test your knowledge in french-francophone culture!

All Welcome!

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