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7-Country Food Festival To Cap A Variety Of Events

Food stalls from seven of the French speaking territories around the world will cap the 2023 edition of the annual ‘Week of the Francophonie’ to be held at Alliance Française, Sector 36-A, from March 18 to 25. Jointly organized with the Canadian Consulate in the city, the festival will also feature screenings of short films and participative art works.

Within the limited capacity of Alliance Française, all the activities are open and free for all.

On the opening day on Saturday, there will be an interesting game of Petanque, a French game of boules (or balls) played by teams of two against two, often with 3 balls each and a ‘cochonnet, a small ball, in the parking of the French centre. It will be followed by an artistic activity and screening of the short films.

7-Country Food Festival To Cap A Variety Of Events, Lifeinchd

Photos By : Alliance Francaise Chandigarh

Sharing details with select media on Friday, Ophélie Belin, Director of Alliance Française Chandigarh, said, “We have invited seven natives from seven French-speaking countries – Lebanon, Tahiti, Tunisia, Canada, France, Mauritius and Burundi – to showcase some of the authentic culinary specialities of these territories on the final day on March 25, again a Saturday.”

Two of the natives, Hala Khneifes from Lebanon and Vidola Deerpaul from Mauritius, accompanied her in the media briefing. Both are married to Indian citizens and are residing in Chandigarh since long.

7-Country Food Festival To Cap A Variety Of Events, Lifeinchd

7-Country Food Festival To Cap A Variety Of Events, Lifeinchd

Among the six short films to be screened during the course of the festival three are fiction, two animations and one is a documentary. All (with English subtitles) are made by women, who have, in presenting the bolder and independent side of women, shown us how to overcome complex situations by asserting our freedom.

7-Country Food Festival To Cap A Variety Of Events, Lifeinchd

There will also be a special film screening of ‘Goodbye Happiness’ by the Canadian Consulate in Chandigarh on the concluding day. It is a Canadian comedy-drama film, directed by Ken Scott and released in 2022. The film centers around four brothers who do not get along but are attempting to set aside their differences at their father’s funeral.

7-Country Food Festival To Cap A Variety Of Events, Lifeinchd

Each day of the festival will be marked by competitions, exhibitions, discussions and workshops.

Visitors can participate in canvas art. Symbolic elements of French-speaking countries such as the Eiffel Tower, the hibiscus, the maple leaf, and cheese among others will be drawn on a canvas and the members of the public will be invited to colour these elements and add their own creativity in the available space. 

7-Country Food Festival To Cap A Variety Of Events, Lifeinchd

7-Country Food Festival To Cap A Variety Of Events, Lifeinchd

7-Country Food Festival To Cap A Variety Of Events, Lifeinchd 

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