Tajikistan celebrates the International Francophonie Days 2021

Local news, 01.04.2021

The Swiss Cooperation Office in Tajikistan, and the Embassies of France in Tajikistan, Belgium and Canada in Central Asia come together to launch the Francophonie Days in Dushanbe.

Poster of the Francophonie week in Tajikistan (2021)
Poster of the Francophonie week in Tajikistan (2021) © Bactria Cultural Center

The event is an annual celebration of the French-language and cultural diversity in the French-speaking world. This year’s celebration in Tajikistan includes a variety of Covid-adapted cultural events such as virtual tours, online sessions, film screenings and educational exhibits that will take place from the 5th until the 11th of April. For the first time the International Francophonie Days will be conducted in Khujand (in the Sughd region in northern Tajikistan) as well.

Switzerland will screen the film “La femme et le TGV” (English: “The Railroad Lady”) directed by the young film maker Timo von Gunten. This film was awarded seven special prizes, and was inserted in the nominations list for the Oscars in 2017.

During this week, the premiere of the Tajik photographer Farhad Azizov’s work will be presented to the Tajik public. 

Switzerland, a multicultural country as Tajikistan has been a member of “La Francophonie” since 1996. The “Francophonie” has four missions: to promote the French language (as well as cultural and linguistic diversity), to promote peace, democracy and human rights, to support education and research, and to expand cooperation for sustainable development.

For more information about the International Francophonie Days and the program, please visit the Bactria Cultural Center website or www.facebook.com/bactriacc .

Information about the Swiss film “La femme et le TGV”: www.tgv-movie.com