France champions gender equality and women's empowerment, both at home and in the rest of the world. On the back of a resolutely feminist diplomacy, we work with local civil society organisations in South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi to advance gender equality and women's rights and promote public action locally and internationally. We are committed to stepping up our efforts to overturn the recent, worldwide attacks on women's and LGBTIQ+ people's rights and the urgency of achieving concrete and urgent systemic progress towards gender equality.

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Partnership with feminist organisations in Lesotho and South Africa

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#FOCUS ON “From the Cave's Mouth” animation movieThe animation movie “From the Cave's Mouth” was selected to be screened at the 29th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF29) as an official animation selection as part of the official film roster. This animation film was bought to life through the 2019 Tshimologong Precinct Animation Jam in partnership with Gobelins, l'école de l'image - Page officielle. The film was selected for its unique aesthetic and use of the Khoi dialect which would be well suited to the festival in showcasing proudly African content. Congrats to the team!#AfricanAnimation #NYAFF29 #ICYMI ... See MoreSee Less
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#FOCUS ON “From the Cave's Mouth” animation movie

The animation movie “From the Cave's Mouth” was selected to be screened at the 29th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF29) as an official animation selection as part of the official film roster. [Thread 1/2]

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The @AFJoburg brings you the next #JoburgFrenchCineClub for kids!

🗓 Friday, 27 May
🕒3:00 PM Snack and screening of “Fahim” directed by Pierre-François Martin-Laval (English subtitles)
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🎟https://www.thebioscope.co.za/
Supported by @IF_SouthAfrica, @IFParis & IFCinema.