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International WOMEN's dAY

For the International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8th each year, the Alliance française du Manitoba has prepared the following cultural program:

1. Watch online for free the film "Woman" by Anastasia Mikova and Yann Arthus-Bertrand, 2019

Organized by the Alliance française de Toronto | available from 6.30 PM (CST) March 2nd-4th | online

WOMAN is a worldwide project giving a voice to 2000 women across 50 different countries. Despite its very large scale, the film offers an intimate portrait of those who constitute half of humanity. 
It is an opportunity to shed light on the injustices women are subjected to all over the world, but what WOMAN would like to underline most is the inner strength of women and their capacity to change the world despite all the difficulties they are facing. In this new era where women's voices resonate more and more, the aim of the film is not only to call for rights or focus on problems, but to find solutions and try to reconcile the two genders. The project deals with topics such as motherhood, education, marriage or financial independence but also menstruation or sexuality.
Through this film, you will discover the speech of women as you have never heard it before.

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2. Meeting with Anastasia Mikova, film director of the movie "Woman"

Organized by the Alliance française de Toronto | March 4th at 12 PM (CST)| online via Zoom

Don't miss out a unique Q&A with WOMAN film Director Anastasia Mikova and fuser in Canada Chrystelle Maechler. In a Questions & Answers session following the online screening of WOMAN, they will tell us more about the movie.

A Ukranian-born film director and journalist Anastasia Mikova whose work has always focused on social and humanist topics. Among other things, she worked as a journalist for documentaries dealing with issues such as illegal immigration, organ trafficking, or surrogate mothers. In 2009, she became editor-in-chief of the series of documentaries "Earth from Above", which marked the beginning of her collaboration with Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Then acting as first director and co-author, she continued her collaboration with Mr Yann Arthus-Bertrand on the documentary film "Human" managing the editorial team and making herself more than 600 interviews of the film. This collaboration is ongoing as she is now co-directing their new film WOMAN.

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3. Watch online several films of the serial "Culottées" 

March 8th | available during 24 hours starting from 5 PM (CST) | online

The Institut Français offers 5 episodes of the serial "Culottées" available to watch online for free during 24 hours. All episodes are in French with English subtitles.

Katia Krafft is a French volcanologist who travelled around the world to attend the most impressive volcanic eruptions which were never documented by human beings, in order to share her knowledge to protect the residents affected by the lava flows.

Leymah Gbowee, battered woman in Liberia in the midst of civil war, frees herself from her victimhood and becomes a fervent activist for peace, bringing together women against the dictatorship that is ravaging the country.

Naziq Al Abid, born into a Syrian bourgeois family, decides to fight for the independence of her country and becomes the first female General of the national army.

Mae Jemison decides that being a black woman won't be an obstacle to fulfilling her dreams. She is the first black woman to be sent to space. And the first astronaut to play in Star Trek.

Wu Zetian, destined for an exciting career as a gentle concubine, becomes, thanks to her political sense and intelligence, the first empress of China, marking the country with a feminist and humanist reign.

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