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Film screening of “Un Rêve Américain” on 3/17/2015

March 13th, 2015

Join us at the Franco American Centre for a screening of the Quebec documentary “Un rêve américain” (An American dream) in French with English subtitles.

We will have a discussion after the screening with the writer, director and actor of the film.

7:00pm in 110 Crossland Hall on March 17, 2015

Franco-Ontarian musician Damien Robitaille introduces us to the extraordinary history of the millions of people in the United States of French Canadian heritage. Driving from New York to Los Angeles, winding his way through New England, Michigan, the Midwest and the legendary Far West, he brings the milestone events of their exodus to life. He uncovers a paradoxical, almost imaginary society dissolved into American life but still very much alive. During his travels he meets all kinds of engaging people and visits many places steeped in memory, and we begin to understand a multifaceted diaspora three centuries old and more than 11 million strong – more people of French Canadian descent than in all of Canada.


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