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Lansering av frankofonifestivalen 2017


In 2017, the Francophonie festival chose the theme of hospitality, a shared but often controversial value. Literature, cinema, gastronomy, cultural tradition, philosophy will be discussed in order to reaffirm the desire for hospitality and diversity that make up the Francophone space.

Register here for part 1 (Debate): http://bit.ly/2kj7EZe
Register here for part 2 (Party): http://bit.ly/2lHyszH
(Free - registration required)


Official opening
Eivind Smith is a law professor and Director of Constitutional Research at University of Oslo. Specialist of Constitutional and Compared Law, he is a true proponent of the French-Norwegian cooperation.

Opening part 1. DEBATE from 17:00 to 18:45

Lamia Radi is the Ambassador of Morocco to the Kingdom of Norway and the representative of the Government to IOF. She will present the book ONG Rurales du Haut-Atlas: les Ait Débrouille of Fatima Mernissi and talk about literature as a place of hospitality for cultures and languages.

Philippe Rostan is a filmmaker. He has worked with Pierre Schoendoerffer, Klaus Kinski, Pascal Thomas and Mathieu Kassovitz. He presents his film Unknown, presumed French, which evokes a subject long remained taboo: the history of the hospitality of children born of a Vietnamese mother and an unknown father presumed French during the war of Indochina.

Guillaume Le Blanc is a philosopher, writer and professor at Université Paris-Est Créteil. He has written, together with Fabienne Brugère, La fin de l’hospitalité (Flammarion). Through a journey in Europe, they questioned an ancient principle of our civilizations: to treat the stranger as a guest. "We are doing the opposite, transforming the host into a stranger. Until when? "

Kéa Ostovany, consultant in communication and management, executive coach, graduated from Sciences Po Paris. For more than 15 years, Kéa helps companies, individuals and cultural institutions to turn challenges into true opportunities.

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Debate in english

from 17:00 to 18:45
doors open at 16:15

See the whole program for the festival 2017 here:


Opening Part 2 - FRANCOPHONE PARTY from 19:00 - 23:00

Travel and discover the diversity of cultures with the Gnéan / Mirror solo by Jean-Paul Mehansio, a dancer who will question the construction of his identity through the eyes of the other. Naïma Yahi and Véronique Rieffel will tell small and great anecdotes of the history of la chanson francophone. They will invite you to sing from Edith Piaf to Stromae through Serge Gainsbourg and Magic System, during a karaoke!

You will be invited to taste and share the flavors of Francophone buffets!

Jean Paul Mehansio graduated from INSAAC (Institut National des Arts et de l’Action Culturelle d’Abidjan). He is now a professional dancer. He has worked with Olivier Dubois for Centre Chorégraphique National de Roubaix, for the dance company of Georges Momboye and for Salia Sanou.

Nassima Dzair is a social and intercultural entrepreneur. Her personal background between several languages and cultures led her to create and manage InterBridge, an educational platform for leaders of social change.

Véronique Rieffel is an independent curator, art critic and cultural programmer specializing in the cultures of the Middle East and Africa. Her essay Islamania, from the Alhambra to the Burqa, the story of an artistic fascination, published by Beaux Arts suggests a new reading of the history of art from a non “western-centered” point of view.

Naïma Yahi is a historian and director of the Pangée Network, which works to promote intercultural dialogue. She holds a doctorate on the cultural history of Algerian artists in France, and curated the exhibition "Generations, a century of cultural history of the Maghreb in France" at the Museum of Immigration in Paris in 2009.

FREE ENTRANCE - REGISTER HERE (required): http://bit.ly/2lHyszH

from 19:00 to 23:00
doors open 18:45

See the whole program for the festival 2017 here: