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September 27, 28, & 29

The third-annual Global Climate Action Symposium will bring together a wide range of experts to showcase climate change solutions informed by local and global scientists, engineers, business and policy experts, student leaders, and artists. Jointly sponsored by Georgia Tech and 6 European consulates during European Climate Diplomacy Week, the event will be held in a fully online, virtual format.

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350 years ago, France created the first artists’ residency of modern times, the French Academy in Rome – now known as Villa Medici – a global center for artistic and intellectual residencies that inspired the creation of the American Academies and many other residencies around the world. This fall, following those in Italy, Spain (Casa Velasquez) and Japan (Villa Kujoyama), France’s fourth major villa will open in the US, with a novel concept to extend the notion of residency to the whole territory, with a permanent presence in ten major US cities to foster explorations of an entire country-continent.

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September 25, 2021, at Jordan’s Ridge 8400 Atlanta Newnan Road Palmetto, GA 30268 from 7 pm – 9 pm

Join us on September 25, 2021, at Jordan’s Ridge in Palmetto, GA from 7 pm – 9 pm for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience climate change and Anthropocene photographer Barbara Dombrowski’s “Tropic Ice” photographs as a digital photo exhibition set to the music of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, his 6th symphony known as an "expression of nature."

The event will be held outdoors so we can appreciate nature while consuming impactful images and powerful music. Camping chairs will be provided by the venue, and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets if they prefer. Free parking is also available at the venue.
We will enjoy brief remarks from the Directors of Goethe-Zentrum, Alliance Française, and South Fulton Institute, as well as a pre-recorded artist’s statement from Barbara prior to the video commencing.

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September 22, 2021 | Online

Join the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Emory University for Ideas and Ideals: Strong Female Voices, a monthly online gathering exploring how we redefine power, consent, and submission.

Conversation moderated by Abby Kluchin

As booklovers, ardent feminists, and philosophers alike rejoice over the US release of The Inseparable, a never-before-published work by Simone de Beauvoir, the latest installment of Ideas and Ideals: Strong Female Voices explores the question of female submission with two philosophers and experts on the iconic thinker's works.

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On view through September 19, 2021 | High Museum of Art - Atlanta

Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso are two of the foremost figures in the history of twentieth-century art. This touring exhibition, which debuted in 2019 at the Musée national Picasso-Paris and is coming to the High this summer, presents more than one hundred paintings, sculptures, and works on paper spanning Calder’s and Picasso’s careers that reveal the radical innovation and enduring influence of their art.

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High Museum of Art - Atlanta

Through the generosity of numerous collectors, benefactors, and supporters, the High Museum has assembled a distinguished collection of European art ranging in date from the fourteenth through twentieth centuries. The collection of paintings displayed in this installation represent the accomplishment of Doris and Shouky Shaheen. Collected over a span of four decades, these works were presented as a gift to the High Museum in 2019.

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YOUNG FRENCH CINEMA is a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French films with no US distribution to art house cinemas, film societies, the Alliance Française network, and American universities.

Young French Cinema offers a selection of today’s best French films and filmmakers. The program focuses specifically on rising talents from France, from high-profile independent works, to powerful documentaries and quirky discoveries. This program stands as proof that this young generation of contemporary French filmmakers is—more than ever—a genuine melting pot with a global vision and an amazing capacity to combine cultural influences. Across a wide range of subject matter, their work is innovative in both style and storytelling. Most of the films selected in this program have premiered in the US in one of the top US festivals, but do not currently have US distribution.

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CinéSchool is a new film program for young audience produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the FACE Foundation. It aims to broaden the availability of French and French-speaking cinema for young audiences to schools and students across the U.S.

With free screenings adapted for various age groups —from elementary school to middle school—, CinéSchool seeks to offer young people of all backgrounds the opportunity to see curated French language content, and to become a dynamic resource for French speakers and French learners in the U.S.

Whether they study French as part of a dual-language program, learn French as a foreign language, or pursue French as their heritage language, CinéSchool aims to provide free, diverse cultural content to students.

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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and FACE Foundation are thrilled to announce that registrations are now open for their new French Film Educational Program which will be launched in early September.

Tournées Film Festival, our long-standing Festival Grant, will now be part of an even larger free membership program offering US universities and colleges extensive ways to explore the diversity of French cinema, enhance their curriculum, participate in discussions with captivating filmmakers and become part of a vibrant community of French film lovers.

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The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is pleased to announce the first edition of the Dance Films Catalogue.

Dance and cinema have a long shared history thanks to their common interest: the motion of bodies and energies. With today’s enhanced digital video technologies and the current restrictions on international exchange, dance is reimagining itself in many different spaces, diving into archival material and creating new forms.

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This month, immerse yourself in French culture with the TV5MONDE programming. In addition to offering premium films, the program includes several heartwarming comedies, a chance to discover new series, fun-filled variety shows, and engaging documentaries.

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May 28 - Deс 31, 2021

This showcase of some of the most exciting new cinematic voices from France runs the gamut in US theaters and virtual cinemas starting May 28 which includes the Oscar-nominated animated short Genius Loci and César Award winners And Then the Bear and So What if the Goats Die? Boasting festival favorites from Cannes, Sundance, Berlinale, and beyond, this feature-length program of delightful, funny, charming, and provocative French shorts is sure to fill you with joie de vivre.

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What’s Next? is an interview series in French that explores the future of innovation through the eyes of American professionals. Check out the latest edition featuring interviews with Loren Hammonds, Anne del Castillo... 

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