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World Environment Day | Session with Lieber-Earth Foundation

  We’re collaborating with the Lieber- Earth Foundation on the occasion of World Environment Day ! Lieber-Earth Foundation is a non-profit organisation working to spread awareness among masses and to protect the environment by indulging in environment friendly practices. Find out more about their initiative here. Program: 5th of June 12:00 pm | Paper-bag Making Workshop 8th of June 6:00 pm ... Read More »

Ciné Club | Tara voyage au cœur de la machine

  Ciné Club June 2018 Theme : Environment/Nature Free and open to all Date: Wednesday 6th June 2018 Time : 6:00 PM Venue : Alliance française du Bengale, 57A Park Mansion, Park Street Tara voyage au cœur de la Machine by Emmanuel Roblin (2007, 1h 32 min, Documentary)   Synopsis: Au-delà de l’exploit de cet extraordinaire voyage à travers l’Océan Arctique, la mission ... Read More »

A Map of Poetry

Poets Madhura Banerjee and Abhinaya Murthy Iyer, from Kolkata and Hyderabad respectively, are going to be in conversation about the confluence – of Bengali and South Indian cultures, written poetry and spoken word poetry, and their double lives as writers and scientists. This interactive session will feature participants reading their own poetry, or anything that inspired them. Other than that, ... Read More »

Ciné Club : Milou en Mai

Ciné Club May 2018 Theme : May 1968 Free and open to all Date: Wednesday 30th May 2018 Time : 6:00 PM Venue : Alliance française du Bengale, 57A Park Mansion, Park Street Milou en Mai by Louis Malle (1990, 1h 48 min, Drama) Une vieille dame s’eteint dans une grande demeure du Sud-Ouest. Son fils, Milou, qui a soixante ans et qui ... Read More »

How does Heritage work for you?

How does Heritage work for you? An interactive session with a panel of experts Date: Tuesday, 29th May 2018 Time: 7:00 pm onwards Venue: Alliance Française du Bengale Park Mansions, Gate No.3, Park Street Kolkata- 700016 This event is free and open to all A discussion with expert architects on the value of heritage to community and the importance of a ... Read More »

Mirrors of the Soul (Memory, History and Trauma)

Synopsis: (Mirrors of the Soul) “Mirrors of the Soul” is an intense journey that mirrors the deep-seated insecurities at the heart of the mystery of change as time passes along the maze called life. A savant climbs out of imprisonment. He wakes up shuddering on the thin rope between life and death, lost in utter darkness. He searches for light ... Read More »

Ciné Club : Tous au Larzac

Ciné Club MARCH 2018 Theme: May 1968 Date: Wednesday 23rd May 2018 Time : 6:00 PM Venue : Alliance française du Bengale, 57A Park Mansion, Park Street Tous au Larzac by Christian Rouaud (2010, 2h 00 min, documentary)  En 1971, le ministre de la Défense Michel Debré, déclare que le camp militaire du Larzac doit s’étendre. Radicale, la colère se répand comme une ... Read More »

May 1968: The Past & The Present

May 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the social revolution of May 1968.  On this occasion the Alliance Française du Bengale is organizing an evening of recollections with photos, a movie, music and a special round-table discussion with a panel of distinguished guests-Professor Shoban Lal Dutta Gupta, Professor Chinmoy Guha,Professor Hari Vasudevan and Professor Subaranjan Dasgupta. The panel discussion will be preceded by a screening of the documentary, Confrontation:Paris,1968 (40 min) directed by Seymour Drescher. All are welcome! Read a ... Read More »

Cine Club: Mourir à trente ans

Ciné Club May 2018 Theme: May 1968  Free and open to all  Date: Wednesday 16th April 2018 Time : 6:00 PM Venue :Alliance française du Bengale, 57A Park Mansion, Park Street Mourir à trente ans by Romain Goupil (1982, 1h 35 min, documentary) Après le suicide de son ami Michel Récanati, Romain Goupil s’interroge sur son passé militant d’extrême gauche, de membre des CAL ... Read More »

BHU | Earth | भू

BHU| Earth | भू Date: Tuesday, 15th May 2018 Time: 7 pm Venue: Goethe Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata This event is free and open to everyone A TRIBUTE TO MOTHER EARTH Concept Note: India has a deep and ancient tradition of connecting with the Bhuthas (Five Elements): earth, water, fire, air and ether. The Bhuthas are universal. Through connecting ... Read More »