Back to All Events

SCREENING: Théo's Choice by Thomas Cauvin

  • Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)
https---cdn.evbuc.com-images-53357589-5695742043-1-original.jpg

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 7:00 PM

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

FREE ADMISSION

Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.

SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy.

NO NEED TO PRINT YOUR TICKET, BUT NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION AND PROPER ID

Name on reservation must match ID for each attendee.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

THEO'S CHOICE
By Thomas Cauvin
2017- France- 55 min.

In French with English subtitles.

Theo Brode, like so many in Louisiana, chose to learn, speak, and preserve the language of their Cajun, Creoles and other French ancestors. Theo’s Choice is a documentary about French language in South-West Louisiana and the struggle to preserve an endangered heritage through immersion schools in the United States. Once the official language in Louisiana, French almost disappeared in the mid-20th century due to Americanization

If schools could destroy a culture, schools can rebuild it. Based on immersion programs, the documentary follows Théo, a young teacher, and his students in their choice to learn, speak, and save French in Louisiana.

The screening will take place in presence of film-maker Thomas Cauvin and will be followed by a debate. 

RSVP HERE

Online registration is required for this screening.

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of CODOFIL.