An engaging, content-based book for incorporating Francophone cinema and culture into advanced French Language courses or Francophone Studies courses. Each chapter of the book is devoted to a single feature film and includes aids for students watching the film, discussing and writing about the film, and understanding the film within the cultural context. The films come from all regions of the Francophone world, from Vietnam to Algeria to Haiti, and are organized chronologically from the colonial experience to today.


  • A great selection of fifteen easily accessible feature films from all areas of the Francophone world that students are sure to enjoy
  • Analysis of pre-selected scenes that are clearly indicated where they are in the film, giving the class an easy starting point for in-depth study
  • Relevant readings at the end of each chapter, including interviews with Francophone directors and literary selections
  • Contextualized, pre-viewing vocabulary lists of just the right length, preparing the students for the film
  • Group discussion activities in every chapter that engage the class with the themes of the course
  • And more!
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages: 257
  • Author: Nabil Boudraa, Cecile Accilien
  • ISBN: 158510311X
  • Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company, Incorporated
Publication DateOctober 15, 2013
Primary CategoryForeign Language Study/French
Sub Category 1Language Arts & Disciplines/Study & Teaching

Francophone Cultures Through Film

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