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1 Nov 2013

Promoting French Studies and Film in South Carolina!

Joane Boyer, Québec Delegate in Atlanta; Léa Pool, filmmaker and director; Daniela DiCecco and Corinne Mann, professors at the University of South Carolina; and Andrée Tremblay from the DQA (Photo: André Leblanc)

Director Léa Pool presented her film Maman est chez le coiffeur (Mommy is at the Hairdresser’s) to an audience of enthusiastic Francophiles at the Columbia Museum of Art on October 23, opening night of the CineCola French and Francophone Festival.

The event was a collaborative endeavour by several organizations, including the Québec Government Office in Atlanta (DQA), Columbia College, the University of South Carolina and the South Carolina chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French.

Québec Delegate in Atlanta Joane Boyer took the opportunity afforded by the festival to give a lecture on Québec – particularly Québec’s educational opportunities – to a class of students enrolled in the University of South Carolina’s French program. She also spoke with the French Program Director in USC’s Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures about a possible agreement with Université Laval that would enable students at Columbia College to take French courses at Laval.

Québec’s U.S. Strategy

One of the five objectives of the Québec Government’s U.S. Strategy is to encourage the sharing and promotion of Québec’s culture and identity. Numerous initiatives are being taken, ranging from developing markets for Québec’s creators and cultural enterprises to providing support for Francophone communities in the United States and the French teachers’ network.

Québec Government Office in Atlanta
Québec Government’s U.S. Strategy
American Association of Teachers of French


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