Published on November 1, 2019 by Sean Flynt  
projet tournees festivales
This is the fourth year Samford has hosted the festival

Samford University will present seven free films Nov. 4-21 as it hosts the annual Tournées Film Festival for a fourth year. Samford French professor Heather A. West, Director of the university’s Critical Languages Program, secured the nationally-competitive collegiate grant from the FACE Foundation, which supports French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts, for the acquisition and screening of six recent French-­language films on campus during a period which includes National French Week and International Education Week. The festival is made possible with the generous support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, the Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

This year, the Department of World Languages and Cultures is partnering with the Samford University Film, French and German Clubs, as well as Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center to host the post-film discussions. Holocaust survivor and U.S. Air Force veteran Robert May and his daughter, Ann Mollengarden, will discuss the Holocaust and Shoah: Four Sisters Nov. 20 at 5:45 p.m. in Brock Forum.

The Tournées Film Festival uses an interdisciplinary approach to grow and broaden the audience for French cinema, including students who are not studying French or who are not familiar with French culture. Since 1995, more than 600 American colleges and universities have hosted the festival, reaching more than 500,000 students and community members. Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the generous support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, the Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

All of this year’s films will be shown in Brock Forum (Dwight M. Beeson Hall 131). One convo credit is available for each film.

Tazzeka
November 4, 7:15 p.m.
French/Arabic with English subtitles
 
Jeannette, l’enfance de Jeanne d’Arc (The childhood of Joan of Arc)Nov. 5, 5 p.m.
French with English subtitles
 
Shoah: Four Sisters–Ruth and Ada*Nov. 12, 6 p.m.
French/German/Hebrew with English subtitles Shoah: Four Sisters–Hannah and Paula*Nov.13, 7:15 p.m.
French/German/Hebrew with English subtitles
 
La Douleur (Memoir of War)Nov. 18, 7:15 p.m.
French with English subtitles
 
Le Corbeau (The Raven)Nov. 20, 7:15 p.m.
French with English subtitles
 
MakalaNov. 21, 6 p.m.
French/Swahili with English subtitles

 

 
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