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Cinema & Media

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'Venus in Fur' by Oscar-winning French director…

Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski's drama comedy 'Venus in Fur' will be shown in Cinema Nouveau and Nu Metro nationwide from 15 August 2014.The film, which is based on the play 'Venus in Fur' by American playwright David Ives, centers on Thomas (Mathieu…

Science Research

FISH Conference 30 July 2014: Understanding…

Understanding Johannesburg: City-Wide Urban Analysis and Morphological Evolution Karen Lévy, Researcher at the French Institute of Urbanism (IFU) and at the French Development Agency (AFD). The metropolitan structure of Johannesburg is unique and inherited…

Arts & culture

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In_Through uShintsho, a light-water-sound…

by Chia-Wen Tsai, French-Taiwanese visual artist, and Diale Mabitsela, SA composer, Wits School of ArtsAs part of the XXV International Union of Architects World Congress 2-8 August 2014Durban welcomes architects from around the world to enter into a dialogue…


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Parow goes française

Clive Justus (chairperson for sub council 4), Jérôme Chevrier (head librarian of the French Institute in Johannesburg), Christian Pizafy (director of the Alliance Française, Cape Town) and Kathleen Laishley (head librarian of the Parow library) with a…


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    Exhibitions & Workshops

    No Fixed Abode, a group exhibition featuring Reunionese artist Malala Andrialavidrazana

    The New Church Gallery14 August - 1 November 2014Sue Williamson 'The Last Supper'Igshaan Adams | Malala Andrialavidrazana | Berry Bickle | Dineo Seshee Bopape | Jacques Coetzer | Meschac Gaba | David Goldblatt | Haroon Gunn-Salie | Dan Halter | Moshekwa Langa…
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    Paper in Africa: Talk by Michaelle Biddle - 30 July 2014

    Even in this ‘Information Age’ paper is everywhere and as a result we hardly see it. But each sheet of paper tells a story in a fragile process of continuing dialogue and communication across time and space. The paper used in all but a handful of surviving…
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    Theatre / Dance / Performing Arts

    Les Nuits (The Nights) by French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj

    Lavish, sensual and enchanting ballet!Inspired by One Thousand and One Nights 2 & 3 Sept at 20:00 the Joburg Theatreas part of Dance Umbrella at the Johannesburg Arts Alive International Festival Booking www.joburgtheatre.com Photos Jean-Claude Carbonne…
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    Calls for applications

    19th Screenplay Development Fund - Amiens Film Festival

    The support for the script development of the Amiens International Film Festival : financing the writing development of the best feature length script projects from the South and analysing the pitch to optimise the results.Deadline for submission: 18 August…
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    Calls for applications

    Youth Documentary Project Call for Directors

    The Youth Documentary Project is initiating a long-term developmental and production workshop, which will enable young South African filmmakers to direct a collective feature-length film.screen grab from My Vote is my SecretThe workshop is open to skilled or…

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French Language

Excursion à Port Alfred

Chaque année les étudiants du Département de Français de l’Université Rhodes à Grahamstown, en Afrique du Sud, font une excursion dans une ville ou un village du Cap Oriental. Et cette année c’était la petite ville portuaire de Port Alfred qui leur a ouvert…


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