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On March 1, the French-speaking spring will begin in Kazakhstan

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The festival of French-speaking culture starts in Kazakhstan with the participation of embassies of five countries.

From March 1 to April 30, 2019, together with the network of the French Alliances of Kazakhstan, the embassies of countries such as Belgium, Canada, France, Morocco and Switzerland organize the season of cultural events “French-spring 2019”. On this occasion, a press conference was held at the Central Communications Service with the participation of the ambassadors of the French-speaking countries, dedicated to the Francophonie and the French-speaking spring 2019.

The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of France to Kazakhstan Philippe Martine took part in the press conference; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belgium to Kazakhstan, Alexi de Krombrughe de Piquendal; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland to Kazakhstan Urs Schmid; Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to Kazakhstan, Nicolas Brusso; Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in Kazakhstan Abdelzhalil Saubri.

During the event, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France in Kazakhstan Philip Martine noted that the presentation will begin with the festival of French film, which is a traditional event. We will start with Shymkent, literally the day after tomorrow. It will begin with a screening of Moroccan and Belgian films, he said.

In turn, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in Kazakhstan Abdeljalil Saubri told about the film, which his country will present.

The film that we will show was filmed in the 80s. It is called “Andromen.” The action takes place in the Moroccan village. He’s a little intriguing. The film speaks about the role of Moroccan women in Moroccan society. The film is dedicated to the problem of the role of women in the economy and social life of society, Abdeljalil Saubri informed.

Belgium will present a film called The Newest Covenant, which will be shown at 17.00 in Shymkent. In Almaty, it will be shown on March 6 and on March 8, the film will be shown in Mega Silkway at 19.00. This is a satirical and ironic film, consistent with the spirit of Belgium. The film speaks of the New Testament and one of the characters is a woman – the daughter of God. The theme of the film coincides with the celebration of the International Women’s Day, said Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Belgium in Kazakhstan Alexi de Krombrughe de Pikendal.

One of the themes of our French-speaking spring is the position of a woman. On March 6, the French Embassy will hold discussions on the role of women in society, added Philip Martine.

The Francophone Spring is a season in which countries that share the values of francophony and support the activities of the International Organization of Francophony organize various cultural events, thereby encouraging the manifestation of cultural diversity throughout the world.

Francophone is a geocultural space uniting 80 countries and more than 300,000,000 speakers on 5 different continents. Every year, the International Day of Francophonie is celebrated on March 20 around the world. Due to the fact that this date coincides with the celebration of Nauryz in Kazakhstan, it was decided to name the season # FrankofoniNayryzy.

Such famous cultural figures of Kazakhstan as writer Olzhas Suleimenov, actress and laureate of the prize in the nomination The Best Female Role at the 71st Cannes International Film Festival Samal Yeslyamova, a bright representative of the blogosphere of Kazakhstan Ayna Issayeva became honorary patrons of the season.

The season offers all Kazakhstanis a rich program of cultural events that will mark the richness of French-speaking cultures and the French language:

The first event of the Francophon spring will be the festival of francophone cinema, which will acquaint the residents of 6 cities of Kazakhstan with Moroccan, Belgian, Swiss, Canadian and French cinema;

On March 6, the Club of Francophone Women in Astana will discuss the topic of “Women and Science” with the participation of one of the honorary “Promoters” of the season #FranofoniNayryzy Samal Yeslyamova;

On March 19, the ambassadors of the French-speaking countries will conduct dictation in the French Alliances of Kazakhstan;

On April 22, the comic book exhibition Smurfs by the Belgian author Peio will open its doors in Almaty, offering young visitors a variety of games and entertainment;

The 11th national competition of a francophone song, which has already become traditional for many Kazakhstanis, will be held in 6 cities of Kazakhstan. The final of the competition will take place on March 27 in Almaty;

April 10 will be the solemn opening of Erik Wazzler’s Wounded Childhood photo exhibition, the main subject of which will be the youth of Semipalatinsk.

Source: Central Communications Service of the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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