For Immediate Release
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November 1, 1999
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Office of Marketing and Communications
219-980-6685
IU Northwest Celebrates National French Week

The departartment of modern languages at Indiana University Northwest will host a series of events commemorating National French Week from Nov. 4 – 10. 

Two short films reflecting Cuisine, Arts, and Crafts will be shown on Nov. 4. The first, French Cuisine, will explore French culinary art and traditions, as well as the evolution of French cuisine. The second film, Tahiti, French Polynesia, acquaints the audience with the songs of Jacques Brel, the art of Paul Gaugin, sports in the Francophone world, and the largest shell museum in the world. 

On Nov. 5, several short films will be shown reflecting French traditions, sports and communal activities. They include information on wine making, dog shows, recreation, the French educational system and economy, and the history of the French revolution and its impacts today. 

Science and Technology, Culture, Music and Dance will be highlighted on Nov. 9 with three short films. Animaux du monde, Destination Senegal, and Christmas in France will explore the habitats and habits of over 50 species of exotic animals in the French/Francophone world, as well as the meaning of Christmas for the French and their celebrations, and the culture’s famed hospitality. 

A final film, Islands of the Caribbean, will be shown on Nov. 10, and seeks out over 25 islands of the Lesser and Greater Antilles. The film will highlight the sole rainforest in the US forest system, a rum distillery, a spice island, Calypso music, steel drum bands and the cathedral where the remains of Christopher Columbus are buried.

All films are open to the community and will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on campus in Hawthorn Hall, Room 243.  Coffee and beignets will be served at each event. The films are free of charge, but reservations are necessary by calling 219- 980-6714. 


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