School of Babel
WHAT: School of Babel
WHEN: Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 - 7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m
WHERE: La Maison Française - 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. - 20007
PRICE: Free admission
RESERVATION: Online registration required on EventBrite
ADD. INFOS: Valid ID required. No parking inside the embassy. No large bag, helmet, suitcase.
School of Babel
by Julie Bertuccelli
2014 – France - 89 min
In French with English subtitles
As part of its Winter film series "Films Across Borders: Stories of Migration", the Cultural Services of the French Embassy present the screening of the 2014 film School of Babel by Julie Bertuccelli.
They’ve just arrived in France. They are Irish, Serbian, Brazilian, Tunisian, Chinese, and Senegalese. During a year, Julie Bertuccelli filmed the exchanges, conflicts, and joys of this group of students aged between 11 and 15 years old who all attend the same class to learn French. In this small theater of the world, the innocence, energy, and contradictions of these adolescents are expressed. Driven by the same desire to change their lives, these students challenge many established ideas about youth and integration, and give us hope for the future.
The event will be followed by a Q&A and a reception.
Online registration is required for this screening. Register here.
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This series is made possible through the generous support of TV5 Monde and the French-American Cultural Foundation.
Films Across Borders: Stories of Migration is presented by AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center, the American University School of Communication and College of Arts and Sciences, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, DC LaborFest, Goethe-Institut Washington, Immigration Film Festival, the Mexican Cultural Institute, the National Gallery of Art and SPAIN arts & culture.
Find the complete series schedule on Filmsacrossborders.org