This Fall at WOU we are excited to be able to screen a series of six films drawn from across the French-speaking world, thanks to a Tournées Film Festival grant from the FACE Foundation. The series begins on October 11th and continues weekly through November 15th.
The selected films include documentary and narrative films by both influential veteran filmmakers and first-time directors. They touch on a wide range of subjects, diverse perspectives, locations, and human experiences, all circling around themes of mobility, migration and global interconnections.
All screenings will take place on Thursday evenings, starting at 6pm in ITC 211. All screenings are FREE and open to the public.
Schedule of Screenings
(Click here for more detailed information about each film.)
Thursday, October 11th: BPM (Beats Per Minute) / 120 Battements Par Minute
Thursday, October 18th: Girlhood / Bande de Filles
Thursday, October 25th: The Pearl Button / Le Bouton de Nacre
Thursday, November 1st: As I Open My Eyes / A Peine J’Ouvre les Yeaux
Thursday, November 8th: I, a Negro / Moi, un Noir
Thursday, November 15th: Faces, Places / Visages, Villages
Most of the films in the series are in French with English subtitles; As I Open My Eyes is in Arabic and The Pearl Button is in Spanish and Kawésqar, both with English subtitles.
If you have a disability that may require some accommodation in order to participate in this activity, please notify the Office of Disability Services at: 503-838-8250 or ods.wou.edu at least 72 hours in advance.
Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.