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NFB to participate in XVI Summit of La Francophonie in Madagascar

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24/11/2016

In 2013, filmmaker Yanie Dupont-Hébert travelled to India, where she gave documentary workshops. Photo: Fabien Côté

In 2013, filmmaker Yanie Dupont-Hébert travelled to India, where she gave documentary workshops. Photo: Fabien Côté

November 24, 2016 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

At the invitation of Michaëlle Jean, Secretary General of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) will be participating in this year’s Francophonie Summit, taking place in Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, on November 26 and 27. The NFB Education team will be holding documentary filmmaking workshops entitled “Raconte-moi ta francophonie” (Tell Me about Your Francophonie), training participants on the use of new technology and storytelling.

From November 21 to 25, with the help of documentary filmmakers Karen Vanderborght and Yanie Dupont-Hébert, workshop participants will get to learn more about the various documentary “languages,” formats and approaches, and to apply them in developing, directing and editing a five- to seven-minute-long film on the chosen theme. Four documentaries will be made and will be given public screenings during the official period of the Francophonie Summit, November 26 and 27.

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International Organisation of La Francophonie
Karen Vanderborght
Yanie Dupont-Hébert

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