Tuesday, 04. June 2019, La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France, SCREENING: Ladies' Turn by Hélène Harder

from 04. June 2019 - 19:00 till 22:00

La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France

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TUESDAY, June 4 at 7:00 P.M.
at La Maison Française - Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC
SECURITY RULES: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.
No need to print your ticket, but no one will be admitted without reservation and proper ID.
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.
Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. We encourage you to use taxi, ridesharing or public transportation.

By Hélène Harder
2012 - France - 65min.
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy is proud to present a screening of the film Ladies' Turn to coincide with the upcoming 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, starting on June 7.
In Senegal, where “soccer is king” – and a sport traditionally reserved for men – the Ladies’ Turn Association organizes a women’s soccer tournament on community fields – prime public spaces in the heart of Senegalese neighborhoods. As the games start, women take the field, occupying a social space from which they are normally excluded. This displacement of territory does not occur without conflict: the new visibility of women sparks reactions, provokes resistance, and reflects changes that go well beyond soccer. Defying taboos and prejudices, the women's teams play for a growing audience. Beyond their desire to win, their ultimate goal is a more important victory in an African Muslim society in flux.
In French and Wolof with English subtitles.
The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Jennifer Bianca Browning, moderated by Mikael Garnier-Lavalley, Sport Counsellor at the French Embassy. Jennifer Bianca Browning is a founding member of Ladies’ Turn, a non-profit in Senegal promoting women's soccer and leadership. In 2009, while living in Senegal, she worked with Seyni Ndir Seck, the captain of the Senegalese national women's soccer team, and other local leaders to organize the first Ladies' Turn tournament.

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This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde.

SCREENING: Ladies' Turn by Hélène Harder, La Maison Française @ the Embassy of France event

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