Europe’s Ideals & Realities in Three French Films | Roundtable Discussion Celebrating Europe Day!
May 12th, 2023 5:00PM -6:30PM
In Celebration of Europe Day!
Celebrated annually on May 9, Europe Day represents a time to reflect on ideals of peace, unity and economic equity throughout Europe. In the aftermath of COVID-19, the refugee crisis and the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, the distance between myth and reality has never been harder to navigate.
Join Global Classroom in-person for an informal roundtable discussion in English around Europe’s ideals and realities, together with our special guests UW students and Professor Louisa Mackenzie, as well as Alliance Française members, friends, and everyone interested in the intricate stories making the fabric of a collective dream and the foundation of a unique form of governance. Three French films and their vision of Europe will inform/guide our exploration.
This event is organized in partnership with Alliance Française de Seattle and the University of Washington- French and Italian Studies.
This is a Free event, in English. Refreshments will be served. WA State educators are eligible to receive clock hours for participation in the discussion.
ABOUT LOUISA MACKENZIE (she/they)
Louisa Mackenzie grew up in Scotland and did graduate work in Berkeley, California before moving to Seattle in 2002. They are an associate Professor of French at the University of Washington and represent four language departments on campus as a Faculty Senator. Their research interests include early modern and contemporary French culture, ecocriticism, Animal Studies, and gender studies.
Before the event, we invite you to watch one or more of the three films that we will discuss:
La Grande Illusion is available on Amazon Prime & Vudu.
Trois couleurs: Bleu is available on Amazon Prime.
Please join the Alliance for an in-person Ciné Salon on May 5th to watch L'Auberge Espangnole! RSVP here!
Please reach out to Global Classroom Director, Ryan Hauck, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!