In March, we’ll celebrate the Francophonie month in Thailand. We reserve you a rich and varied cultural program prepared in collaboration with the Embassies members of the Francophonie (Belgium, Canada, France, Morocco, Romania, Switzerland) in Thailand. One exhibition, two concerts, one celebration day, one conference, no less than four special cinema screenings and many more surprises are waiting for you all along the month.
“Le mois de la Francophonie” in Thailand
French language will be celebrated during the whole month of March inThailand thanks to several events hosted by the Thailand-based diplomatic and consular representatives of members of the International Organization for the Francophonie (OIF), including Belgium, Canada, France, Morocco, Romania, and Switzerland as well as Bangkok’s Alliance Française.
Throughout the month, there will be a series of musical, linguistic, gastronomic, and cinematic events with the aim of advancing all facets of the Francophonie and reaching out to the general public.
Follow the events for Le Mois de La Francophonie in Thailand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #laFrancophonieThailande.
What is la Francophonie?
La Francophonie is founded upon a shared common language and the values of humanity and solidarity. It is also an effective space for economic exchanges and mutual cultural enrichment. La Francophonie is a group of institutions dedicated to promoting the French language, with the main one being the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF). The OIF brings together 84 member states and governments from five continents that represent approximately 1 billion inhabitants, including 274 million Francophones. La Francophonie is a community of solidarity and cooperation and plays a role in international politics.
The objectives of La Francophonie include the promotion of:
- French language, cultural and linguistic diversity
- peace, democracy and human rights
- education, training, higher education and research
- sustainable economic development and solidarity
The Francophone community represents 15% of global wealth and 12% of international trade.
The French language
French is the second most learned language around the world after English. It is taught in the education system of nearly every country in the world. In Thailand, French is present in 210 secondary schools and more than 30 universities and is studied by more than 30,000 students.
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The mois de la Francophonie program:
Exhibition (France) | 18:00 | Alliance Française Bangkok
Opening of the exhibition “Ephémère” by Sylvie Coevoet & Stéphanie NOTO. The exhibition will last until March 29th. Free access.
Music (Switzerland) | 19:00 | Alliance Française Bangkok
« François Lindemann 6tet: Nu Bass » Concert World music.
Cinema (Canada) | 19:00 | Alliance Française Bangkok
Film screening of « It’s Only the End of the World » (2016) by Xavier Dolan, presented by the Embasy of Canada.
Francophonie Fair | All day | Alliance Française Bangkok
Come enjoy, discover and feast!
- 11:00 to 16:00 : Booths highlighting Francophone countries, games for the entire public, movies, contests, and lots of surprises!
- 11:30 : Official opening with the Francophonie Ambassadors in the auditorium.
- 12:00-12:15 : Kahoot Game! (1st session) – Giant quiz with many prizes to win.
- 13:30-13:45 : Kahoot Game! (2nd session) – Giant quiz with many prizes to win.
- 13:45 : Announcement of the calligrams contest winners.
- 14:00 : Concert by Triam Udom Suksa choral.
- 15:00 : Animated film “Aya of Yop City“, by Marguerite Abouet (2013)
- 17:00 to 19:00 : The Canadian night at Alliance Française with a jazz concert by the band GypsAsia, the trio of Sylvain Gagnon. Join us at Café 1912 for an evening of jazz music and Canadian hospitality.
Cinema (Switzerland) | 16:00 | River City Bangkok
Film screening of « Ma Vie de courgette » (2015) by Claude Barras.
Cinema (Roumania) | 19:00 | Alliance Française Bangkok
Film screening of « Domestic » (2012) directed by Adrian Sitaru.
Cinema (Belgium) | 19:00 | Alliance Française Bangkok
Film screening of « Noces » (2016), nominated for César Award for Best Foreign Film 2018, with special guest director Stephan Streker, followed by a panel discussion on Combating Violence Against Women.
Cinema (Morocco) | 19:00 | Alliance Française Bangkok
Film screening of « Aida » (2015), directed by Driss Mrini.
Literature | 19:00 | Media Library of Alliance Française Bangkok
Presentation of a new book of Thai novels translated into French by the Maison d’Editions Jentayu, in the presence of some of the authors.
Theatre in cinema | 16:00 | Alliance Française Bangkok
Screening of Cyrano de Bergerac performed by La Comédie Française.
Fair | 10:00-18:00 | Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal 21
ALBUM PHOTOS 2018