French Film Festival at the UW — until May 23rd —

14 May

UW Professors will be giving introductions to the films, which will really help ground the fiction in the francophone issues and polemics of the 21st century. Check out film descriptions and times at:

Free admission for UW students!


The French Graduate Student Association is proud to present the 1st annual French and Francophone film festival here at the University of Washington. This film series has been structured to explore several key issues surrounding ethnicity, multiculturalism and identity in the postcolonial francophone world. The diegesis of the films selected work through issues of generational and cultural divide (Le Grand Voyage), national identity (10th District Court), immigration and immigration policy in Europe (Hop), suburban culture and the use of language in identity constructs (L’esquive), ethnic and religious tolerance (La Petite Jerusalem) and institutionalized racism in the workplace (The Glass Ceiling).

(image from 10th District Court)


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