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French Series - Gender Equity: Are We Going Backwards?

  • La Maison Française at the Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)
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Screening of Women and Men, a movie by Frédérique Bedos 

and panel discussion on Gender Equity: Are We Going Backwards?

The French Embassy is pleased to invite you to our next French Series panel discussion and film screening event featuring:

Gerardo Porteny: President of the Young Minds for Gender Equality Foundation 

Frédérique Bedos: Women and Men Film Director and Founder of the NGO Le Projet Imagine

Moderated by

Karen Attiah: Editor, Global Opinions at The Washington Post

Program of the evening:

6 pm – 7pm: Screening of Women and Men (52’ - English subtitled)

7pm – 7:30pm: Panel discussion 

7:30pm - 8pm: Q&A session

REGISTER HERE

About the movie:

Women and Men is a documentary that examines the evolution of our societies on a fundamental issue: gender equality. Featuring international experts, it tackles the subject from a historical, economic and cultural standpoint. Transcending the usual clichés, Women and Men points out that if we are to face the challenges of our time, we must move forward by ensuring equality for all.

See the trailer

About the NGO Le Projet Imagine

Le Projet Imagine is an NGO that works with the media to raise awareness about the urgent need to save not the world but rather the beauty of the world. Because the world itself will survive, one way or another. Their response is to produce films that follow the same editorial line: journalism with hope. Characterized by a helpful, open, constructive outlook, their films are designed to make people want to do something. The ultimate goal is to generate a broad popular movement - the "Imagine" movement - that seeks to invent a different way of being in the world.

More information here

Frequently Asked Questions:

1) When do the doors open at the Embassy?

The doors for this event will open at 5:30 p.m.

2) What do I need to enter the Embassy?

You will need a valid photo ID

3) Can I park in the Embassy parking lot?

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate visitors in the Embassy parking lot. However, there is substantial space to park on the Embassy's street, Reservoir Road.

4) Are there any items that are not allowed at the Embassy?

Yes. Please be advised that for security reasons, Embassy staff and security services cannot allow large bags or backpacks to be brought onto Embassy grounds. Any large bags will be confiscated at the entrance gate before the owner can be granted entry.