Organized jointly by Université d'État d'Haïti and Université Laval through the Institut du patrimoine culturel, an international colloquium with the theme “Heritage, cultural tourism and sustainable development in Haiti: Challenges and perspectives for the future” was held in Port-au-Prince from November 10 to 13, 2011.
Every year, the festival shows about one hundred films from around the world to audiences of industry professionals and cinephiles. Films are selected for their uniqueness and artistic merit, and cover several broad themes (social, political, environmental). The festival also hosts workshops, meetings and roundtables for the
public, industry professionals and partners. It’s an invitation to look closely in order to see clearly!
Québec Premier Jean Charest was in Connecticut on Friday to present the Plan Nord to New England business executives. Mr. Charest drew their attention to the Plan Nord’s huge potential for partnerships and investments that would benefit business relations between Québec and Connecticut, particularly in the energy sector.
On November 7, Delegate General John Parisella spoke in New York City at the U.S. High Speed Rail Association (USHSR) conference. Mr. Parisella participated in the opening session of the conference, along with U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, and the Director General of the International Union of Railways, Jean-Pierre Loubinoux.
In recent years, films from Québec have exploded onto the world stage. In celebration of this new cinematic force, the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), in collaboration with the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montréal on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, dedicates November to Québécois films. Don't miss the opportunity to see some of Québec's best contemporary films and meet leading directors from Québec when they come to present their films.
Tuesday, November 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29:
Nov 1: Heartbeats, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Nov 8: All That She Wants, 12:30 & 4pm
Nov 8: Filmmaker Denis Côté presents Curling, 7pm
Nov 15: Daddy Goes Ptarmigan Hunting, 12:30 & 4pm
Nov 15: Yule Croak, 7:30pm
Nov 22: Sophie Lavoie and Vital Signs, 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm
Nov 29: Encirclement—Neo-Liberalism Ensnares Democracy, 12:30 & 4pm
Nov 29: Filmmaker Nicolas Roy presents It is Nothing; Filmmaker Maxime Giroux presents Jo pour Jonathan, 7pm
At the end of a five-day mission to Brazil, Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, Minister of International Relations and Minister responsible for La Francophonie, said that she expects to see a number of new partnerships between Québec and Brazil in the areas of green energy and research and innovation, given the existence of an array of shared interests and complementary expertise.
Join us Monday, October 24 at 6pm for an insightful roundtable discussion with language specialists from the Basque Country, Catalonia, Flanders, Québec and Wales at the Graduate Center at CUNY (365 Fifth Avenue @ 34th Street).
This year, Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma is celebrating its 40th anniversary ? 40 years devoted to film and all its emerging forms. Over the years, the FNC has helped to build a community of film buffs, not only by screening standout works and bringing their creators into the spotlight, but also by asking questions about its future. The Festival’s lasting success lies in its immense capacity for adaption and self-reflection. Like the films it presents, the FNC is constantly evolving.
Are electric vehicles here to stay? Will EVs operate profound changes to our energy and transportation choices? Will the shift to EVs actually reduce our dependence on fossil fuels? Is the transmission grid sufficiently robust to support a large-scale expansion of electric vehicle use? Join us on Tuesday, September 20 at 6pm for a discussion on what EV means for the future of urban and regional transportation
Québec youth choirs from Montréal, Québec, Granby, Trois-Rivières and Beauport will join choirs from the American Federation of Pueri Cantores in a Mass of Remembrance in honor of 9/11 victims and their families at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York on September 10 at 5:30pm.
From May 8 to 14, an impressive line-up of Québec musicians and artists - Les Violons du Roy, March-André Hamelin, Émeline Michel and l'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal - will be performing at the legendary concert hall.
Yeshiva University Museum presents Growing Up Jewish in Montréal on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 2pm. Four distinguished scholars reflect on their formative years in one of North America's most vibrant Jewish communities.
“To control its choices and destiny, a people must control its public finances. That is my responsibility towards present and future Quebecers,” the Minister of Finance, Raymond Bachand, said on March 17 as he tabled the Québec government’s 2011-2012 Budget.