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THE FRENCH LANGUAGE WEEK

March 18th

Tapis rouge – Red Carpet

⏲1h 30min | 🎬 Documentary | 2014 | F. Baillif, K. Gahigiri | 🌍Swiss

📖 Storyline 📖
In the suburbs of Lausanne, a group of kids decides to make a film with the help of a social worker. They write a screenplay and then, head all the way to the Cannes Film Festival in search of a producer. A journey that will shake his beliefs and values.

📆 18/03
🕔 8 pm to 9 pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission

March 19th

Scrabble in French!

Ready to play?
The staff of the Benin Embassy welcomes you for a Scrabble workshop, where you will learn the rules and practice your spelling to win the game… Only french words allowed!
📆 19/03
🕔 4 pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission

French dictée!

French teachers of Abuja, gather ‘round!
We are organizing a french dictée for the French teachers of Abuja’s secondary schools.
The rewards won’t disappoint!
📆 19/03
🕔 5.30 pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Send an email to
directorstudies@institutfr-nigeria.org

La Vierge, les Coptes et moi…
The Virgin, the Copts and Me

⏲1h 25min | 🎬 Documentary, Comedy | 2012 | 🌍France, Egypt

📖 Storyline 📖
Namir goes to Egypt, his home country, to make a film about the miraculous appearances of the Virgin in the Christian Coptic community. Very quickly the investigation serves him as an excuse to see his family and to involve the whole village in an abnormal staged …

📆 19/03
🕔 6.30 pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission
March 20th

Lecture: Languages in Nigeria and their interactions outside the national space

Prof. Bernard CARON & Prof. EGBOKHARE from Ibadan University will give a lecture on languages in Nigeria.

📆 20/03
🕔 6 pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission

Les nouveaux sauvages
Relatos salvajes (original title)
Wild Tales

⏲2h00 | 🎬 Comedy, Drama, Thriller | 2014 | 🌍Argentina

📖 Storyline 📖 Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behaviour involving people in distress. The inequality, the injustice and the demands on the world we live in are causing stress and depression for many people. Some crack. Wild tales is a movie about them.

📆 20/03
🕔 7 pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission
March 21st

Une femme pas comme les autres
 An uncommon woman

⏲1h 41min | 🎬Comedy | 2009 | Abdoulaye Dao | 🌍Burkina Faso📖 Storyline 📖
Mina, a CEO, decides to have co-husbands. And for good reason! Her husband Dominique, unemployed, “coos” with Aicha the neighbour’s wife.

📆 21/03
🕔 7 pm
📍  Burkina Faso Embassy, Abuja
🎟 RSVP to byamiyanel@yahoo.fr
March 22nd

Sur les chemins de la Rumba
On the road of the Rumba

⏲1h38 | 🎬 Documentary | 2014 | 🌍Congo

📖 Storyline 📖 The paths of the rumba lead us across the African coast, the Congo Basin, Cuba, Ecuador, Ivory Coast, in a journey with a perspective and rhythms from the Congo Basin, in short, sources that gave it its shape and soul.

📆 22/03
🕔 7 pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission

French Karaoke!

Zaz or Celine Dion? Pick your favoritefrancophone song and impress your friends at our karaoke gig! You need to tell us in advance what song you want to play so that we organize everything.

📆 22/03
🕔 8.30 pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission
March 23rd

Abuja Schools Competition
in partnership with Air France

Drama competitions, dancing, singing, and a special quiz… all in French!
By the students of the Institut français du Nigéria’s partner schools.
📆 23/03
🕔 from 10 am to 2pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission

International Food Fair

Come and try different traditional meals from francophone countries and countries member of the International Organisation of Francophonie represented in Abuja. 
📆 23/03
🕔 from 12noon to 4pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission

Closing concert

To bring the festival to a close, the Belgian Embassy in Nigeria in partnership with the Institut français du Nigéria will organise a live concert.
Be prepared for our last open-air concert before the rainy season!
The restaurant, Café Gourmet, will be open all evening in our garden.
📆 23/03
🕔 from 7 pm to 10 pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission
From March 18th to 23rd

Photo Exhibition: French words

This exhibition will showcase a selection of photographs taken around Abuja by our students as well as professional photographers; each picture will have to contain a French word (sign, ad…) found somewhere around the city. 
📆 from March 18th to 23rd
🕔 from 9 am to 6 pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission

Photos Exhibition: Studying in a francophone country

This exhibition will showcase a selection of photographs taken around Abuja by our students as well as professional photographers; each picture will have to contain a French word (sign, ad…) found somewhere around the city. 
📆 from March 18th to 23rd
🕔 from 9 am to 6 pm
📍  52 Libreville Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
🎟 Free admission