On Tuesday, February 18 students in Grade 10 Core French, Grade 11 Enriched French and Grade 7 Core French spent the morning at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema for Cinéfranco, Toronto’s Francophone International Film Festival.
Cinéfranco is considered the most important international film festival in English Canada. The festival promotes the diversity and richness of Francophone movies and exposes the audience to rich French culture and language from around the globe.
At this year’s festival, students watched a movie titled Yao. The story follows a 13-year-old boy from a village in northern Senegal who goes on an adventure to meet his hero: Seydou Tall, a famous French actor and author. The teen makes his way to the capital, Dakar, meets his goal of connecting with Tall and proceeds to return home accompanied by the actor. It is a heartwarming story of cultural experiences and adventures.