Explorations (L’envol)

Free NFB film screenings to spark conversations about human rights

Rendez‐vous de la francophonie 2021

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A wooden block painted with the image of a child, stands on top of a round block. Blocks of varying shapes, colours and sizes appear in the background.

© 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

Explorations (L’envol)

Children’s program
56 mins.
General public, ages 3–7

Kids discover new places and explore the world!

In The Peep Show and Peep and the Big Wide World, a chick, lacking a mother hen for guidance, is forced to learn everything for himself. Peep ultimately finds his place in the universe and sets off to conquer the world with his friends.

In Tchou-tchou, a girl and a boy built a whole city with lots of cubes, cylinders, cones and their imagination. When a dragon appears to upset their world of blocks, they employ a variety of tricks to turn their enemy into their best ally.

Questions for reflection and discussion:

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?

Explorations (L’envol) - Images

A black and white image of two cartoon figures looking at each other. One is a ladybug and the other is a circular figure with legs, large eyes and a tuft of hair atop its head.

Pit et le vaste monde (Peep and the Big Wide World), Kaj Pindal, 1989, 34 mins.

© National Film Board of Canada
A wooden block painted with the image of a child, stands on top of a round block. Blocks of varying shapes, colours and sizes appear in the background.

Tchou‐tchou, Co Hoedeman, 1972, 13 mins.

© National Film Board of Canada
A black and white image of two egg-shaped cartoon figures looking at one another while sitting in shallow water. One figure wears a square hat, and the other sits draping his legs over the edge of a floating piece of a broken eggshell.

Les aventures de Piou-Piou (The Peep Show), Kaj Pindal, 1962, 9 mins.

© National Film Board of Canada

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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).

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Celebrate Francophonie with acclaimed thought‐provoking and fun films for all ages!

Une image en noir et blanc de deux personnages de dessin animé en forme d'œuf qui se regardent l'un l'autre alors qu'ils sont assis dans de l'eau peu profonde. L'une des figures porte un chapeau carré, et l'autre est assise, drapant ses jambes sur le bord d'un morceau flottant de coquille d'œuf brisée.