Half a billion Francophones around the world will celebrate International Day of Francophonie on 20 March. This event began in 1998 as a way for the 49 members of Francophone countries to celebrate their common bond, the French language, as well as their diversity. The International Organisation of La Francophonie represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world. Its members share more than just a common language. They also share the humanist values. The French language and its values represent the two cornerstones on which the International Organisation of La Francophonie is based.

This year, Alliance Française along with the Consulates of Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland and France will unit to honour French language values in a week-long festival bringing you films from the French speaking world.

Sur le chemin de l'école affiche 1Sur le chemin de l’école  by  Pascal Plisson (77′)

Jackson, the Kenyan ; Carlito, the Argentinian; Zahira, the Moroccan ; Samuel, the Indian…, four children who live light years away from each other and who have never met but who have one thing in common : they have to cover tremendously long distances to reach their school. On foot, on horseback or in a wheelchair, but all with an extraordinary determination…

In partnership with the French Consulate