Francophonie week from 13th- 25th March 2021

Local news, 15.03.2021

Dear Fellow Swiss Citizens and Friends of Switzerland,

The Francophonie Sri Lanka 2021 festival will be celebrated from 13th to 25th  March 2021 and all the events can be followed on the official Facebook page.

The Swiss Embassy will present two events during this festival.

Francophonie Sri Lanka 2021
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Screening of the documentary "Planet Ocean" in French with English subtitles

Summary:

Can we imagine a film that would change the way people look at the ocean? Can we simply tell everyone about the greatest natural mystery of our planet? Can we finally help our children to believe in a better and sustainable world of tomorrow? This is the triple challenge of this cinematographic adventure.

Planète Océan is a great journey, an odyssey full of aerial and underwater images filmed all over the planet. Especially, the movie echoes Sri Lanka's close relationship with the Indian Ocean.

In this franco-swiss movie, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot explore the chain of life in the ocean from its origin to the present day. This ecological journey leads to the heart of the planet's little-known regions and into the strangest forms of life. It explains how everything that lives is linked and leads to man and his difficult existence on an ocean planet he has taken control of. The film deals in particular with the problems of industrial fishing, pollution and the environmental footprint, while at the same time questioning man's ability to decide his own destiny.

Details of screening:

Date – 17th March 2021 @7pm

Venue – Regal cinema, 8, Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner Mw, Colombo 2

Do hurry up to register via the following link to be one of the 2 lucky winners who will receive the book "Planet Ocean" during the raffle organized the same evening: further details  , Facebook event page  .

Virtual concert for the Francophonie

Join us for this interactive Francophonie concert in streaming live with four Swiss artists from Colombo to Geneva, Paris and New York who will perform covers of great Francophone singers and make you discover some of their own compositions. 

The concert will take place on Saturday, 20 March 2021 @ 7:30pm (GMT +5.30) and will be broadcast live on Facebook .