Every year in March, Francophone culture is celebrated throughout the World. This celebration of the month of Francophonie brings together peoples, groups, communities, and people who have a common interest: French language.
During this month, hundreds of activities of all kinds (cultural, educational and social) take place all over the world and the Quebec delegation in Los Angeles invites you to join in the celebrations and to celebrate the Francophonie with us.
To this end, we offer you a range of activities organized on our territory.
We wish you a happy Month of Francophonie 2015!
This year, two Quebec films will be screened during the month of Francophonie in Los Angeles:
- 6th edition of A Week of French language cinema at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz from March 16-21, 2015. This event is organized in collaboration with the Francophone consulates (France, Belgium, Switzerland), TV5 Monde and Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz of Lycée français de Los Angeles.
This year, the Quebec film screening is "The masters of suspense" by director Stéphane Lapointe.
- We also have 2 screenings of the Quebec movie Louis Cyr by Daniel Roby at the Alliance française of Los Angeles and the Alliance française of in San Francisco.
From March 2-5, Quebec hip-hop artist and writer Webster will be offering writing workshops in some major universities (UCLA, USC, University of California Fullerton), highschools (John Burroughs High School and the Archer School for Girls) and the Alliance française of Los Angeles.
The Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles, in partnership with the Consulate of France in Los Angeles will host events to celebrate the Francophonie on the UCLA campus (the University of California Los Angeles).
- Alliance française of Los Angeles
- Alliance française of San Francisco
Did you know that ...
- The city of Los Angeles has had two Francophone Mayors: Damien Marchessault of Montreal in 1859, and Prudent Beaudry, from Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines in Quebec, in 1873.
- In 1869, Los Angeles was home to a French hospital
- in 1900 the largest city in California had twelve French newspapers.
To learn more about Francophonie, please visit the Francophonie website.