The Francophonie Festival Singapore will return for a special edition this year with the theme of Gender Equality. The festival will start on 8 March, coinciding with International Women’s Day, till 30 March, coinciding closely with the first day of the Generation Equality Forum, a global gathering for gender equality convened by UN Women and co-chaired by Mexico and France .
For the first time this year placed under the aegis of the newly established Group of the Ambassadors of the Francophonie in Singapore which represents more than 20 countries of the International Organisation of the Francophonie, this festival will present 16 programmes of varied interests; from film screenings, culinary masterclasses and art exhibition, to round tables about gender equality in male-dominated areas of video games and classical music. It is needless to say: there is something for everyone!
For the movie fanatics, Alliance Française de Singapour will host the Francophonie Film Festival with a dozen films The film Woman, directed by Anastasia Mikova and Yann Arthus-Bertrand, a worldwide project giving voice to 2,000 women across 50 different countries, beckoning viewers to discover women’s alternative voices, will be screened twice at The Projector. Additionally, families can also participate in Francophonie at Gardens by the Bay to enjoy free screenings.
Letting you in on their ‘savoir-faire’, renowned chefs from the Francophonie countries are participating in Francophone-EAT!, a gastronomy segment happening on Facebook. Through step-by-step videos and instructions, follow these chefs as they take you through the very best of culinary techniques with their specially curated recipes.
The theme of Gender Equality will be explored in-depth through roundtable talks and competitions, each programme provides an opportunity to elicit discussions and facilitate conversations. These events serve to shine a light on the women being represented in male-dominated industries such as video games and classical music. A Generation Equality online panel will discuss gender issues such as gender-based violence, economic and climate injustice and highlight feminist movements and champion the bold feminist agenda. French Ambassador Delphine O is expected to take part in this online panel to share her views with an international perspective.
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