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Mar 6, 2013 6:12 PM by Janet Hollinshead

French Film Showing at Cite des Arts set for March 20

CODOFIL will be showing the 1971 documentary, ‘L'Acadie, l'Acadie?!?' at Cité des Arts to be followed by an open discussion on franco-responsabilité, linguistic rights and French-language activism with key actors of the local Francophone movement.

The movie showing and discussion to follow is free and open to the public and will begin at 6:30 pm at Cité des Arts, located at 109 Vine Street in downtown Lafayette. Light refreshments will be served. As the French language is every Louisianan's birth right, CODOFIL encourages all who speak French or value its impact on the state to attend.

Filmed in Moncton, New Brunswick in the late 1960s, the film follows a group of student protestors who fight for language equality in their community, of which the population is 40 percent French-speaking, but suffers nonetheless from linguistic prejudice and governmental injustices.

 

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