Film Screening: Chalo Hamara Des
Apr
13
8:30 PM20:30

Film Screening: Chalo Hamara Des

Come watch the film Chalo Hamara Des, a journey in search of the 'des' (country) invoked in the poetry of the fifteenth-century mystic poet, Kabir. This film interweaves the stories of two very different lives, Indian folk singer Prahlad Tipanya and North American scholar Linda Hess.

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Ciné Club at AFK: La cour de Babel
Apr
2
6:30 PM18:30

Ciné Club at AFK: La cour de Babel

French director Julie Bertuccelli's non-fiction film looks at a class of immigrant kids in Paris's 10th arrondissement. The footage, shot over the course of a year at the Granges-aux-Belles secondary school in Paris’s mixed 10th arrondissement, focuses on a special “reception class,” where students who speak little to no French are welcomed. English subtitles. Free entry.

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Francophonie Open Day
Mar
30
11:00 AM11:00

Francophonie Open Day

Hey Karachi! March is the month for celebrating the French language, French speakers and Francophonie around the world. Come to our yearly Francophonie Open Day at #AFKarachi on Saturday, 30 March 2019 and try out a free demo French class and other activities.

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Ciné Club at AFK: Boxing Libreville
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Ciné Club at AFK: Boxing Libreville

Libreville, Gabon, 2016. Christ, a young boxer, trains relentlessly by day and earns his living as a doorman at nightclubs. At the same time, another combat is being played out, or played out again —that of the presidential election. As in other African countries recently, there is hope for a democratic transition this time. English subtitles. Free entry.

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Night of Ideas: Facing the Present
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

Night of Ideas: Facing the Present

The Night of ideas will take place on 31 January 2019, and will focus on the theme : “Facing the Present". Guests from diverse backgrounds—intellectuals, researchers, artists, performers—will gather to discuss the theme all in cities around the world, from Paris to Karachi and beyond. Free entry. Save the date!

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Ciné Club at AFK: Djamilia
Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

Ciné Club at AFK: Djamilia

The film, set in Kirghizstan, is a search for Djamilia, the title character in the novella by Chingiz Aitmatov about a young woman who rebels against the rules of Kirghiz society. We will meet women who, in talking about Djamilia, reveal their own private lives and desires, the rules they chafe under and their ideas of freedom. English subtitles. Free entry.

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Ciné Club at AFK: Louise en hiver
Jan
15
6:30 PM18:30

Ciné Club at AFK: Louise en hiver

Louise, an old lady, finds herself stranded in a seaside resort after the last train of the holiday season has left the station. But far from panicking, the fearless Louise decides to stay, no matter what awaits her. And the worst does await her: foul weather, heavy rains, high tides. Under such circumstances, will this new Robinson achieve her goal and manage to survive amidst the raging elements? English subtitles. Free entry.

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Displacement: A Discursive Roundtable
Jan
11
4:00 PM16:00

Displacement: A Discursive Roundtable

The first KBT 2019 Discursive Roundtable topic is “Displacement”. Artist and writer Shahana Rajani will be presenting her work alongside panelists including social activist, writer and translator Aquila Ismail, Historian Gul Hassan Kalamatti and Investigative journalist Naziha Syed Ali. The Artist and panelists will discuss the impact of urbanization in the city.

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