Discovering Acadia and other places

Free NFB film screenings to spark conversations about human rights

Rendez‐vous de la francophonie 2021

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A man with a painted face juggles outdoors, as smiling children watch. A city skyline appears behind him at a distance.

© National Film Board of Canada

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Rendez-vous de la francophonie 2021

In March, we celebrate Francophonie with acclaimed thought‐provoking and fun films for all ages.

The 23rd edition of the annual Rendez‐vous de la Francophonie celebrates the rich French‐language culture of Acadia with quality works that make some noise or “warwarie” in Acadian French!

Watch them all from the comfort of your home and have a conversation with friends and family about the themes and topics that matter to you. Follow the guiding questions at the end of each program description.

Most of these French‐language films are presented with English subtitles.

Cost:

Free

Discovering Acadia and other places

Discover Acadia, its people and history through a fun and educational selection of films.

Children’s program
51 mins.
General public, ages 8+

In Pimp My Boat, the traditional Acadian lobster trap has an unlikely encounter with global-village pop culture.

Take an entertaining look at some of the provinces with the most Acadians with three films entitled Ta parole est en jeu.

In Wind, a child discovers the wind – the silent, invisible something that tickles his fancy, ruffles his hair and ripples the grass around him.

Jacques meets his new Anglophone neighbour Jimmy in Le petit voisin.

And, in The Juggler, a juggler loses one of his balls and embarks on an adventure around the city to retrieve it.

Questions for reflection and discussion (for both children’s programs):

Take turns in sharing and practicing your active listening.

  • What is your favourite season?
  • What do you like the most about playing outside? How does it make you feel?
  • Imagine a place you would like to visit. How can you get there? What language do people speak? What would you be curious about to explore?

Discovering Acadia and other places - Images

Cartoon drawings of 11 human figures in historical and contemporary clothing. Behind them are clusters of buildings and a forest, over which a banner reads: “Les Acadiens du Nouveau-Brunswick”.

Ta parole est en jeu – Les Acadiens du Nouveau‐Brunswick (The New Brunswick Acadians), Will Cyr, 2012, 2 min 18 s.

© National Film Board of Canada
A man with a painted face juggles outdoors, as smiling children watch. A city skyline appears behind him at a distance.

Le jongleur (The Juggler), Thomas Vamos, 1980, 12 min 35 s.

© National Film Board of Canada
Still from the NFB film <em>Wind</em>.A still image from an animated film. A small child with windswept blue hair is crouched in grass.

Le vent (Wind), Ron Tunis, 1972, 9 min 23 s.

© National Film Board of Canada

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Partners

This event is organized in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Watch more films honouring the diversity of Canada’s Francophonie here: L’espace francophonie (ONF).