Ciné-Club en plein air : Le Sapeur + Francophone Shorts

Date: 19 Mar 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm GMT-6 Central Time (US & Canada)

The next Ciné-Club en plein air will be March 19 at 7:00 pm and will be part of or "Semaine de la Francophonie." The event will take place in the AFNO backyard, and space is limited in order to maintaint proper social distancing, so register in advance! We will be screening multipe short films from around the Francophone world as well as the documentary "Les Sapeurs."
*AFNO members receive free admittance but still require tickets. The price should automatically be waived if you are logged into your AFNO account. Please contat Joseph at with any questions.*
Film will have English subtitles.

**Please bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on!**

"Les Sapeurs" Synopsis: 
“La SAPE” was born in Congo-Brazzaville during colonization. In the 1970s, the “sappers” used their weapons, clothing, to invest the social space by appropriating the codes of the elite. They proclaim their existence in the face of politicians intoxicated with their new powers. The acronym SAPE stands for the Society of Ambiances and Elegant People, a clothing fashion that became popular in the "two Congos" (Brazzaville and Kinshasa) around the 1960s - a period known as "Independence". In the 1970s, some pioneers of the SAPE emigrated to Paris, a fashion capitol. This is the case of Jocelyn Le Bachelor, who offers Parisians bold suits.

Le prochain Ciné-club en plein air sera le 19 mars à 19h dans le jardin de l'Alliance dans le cadre de notre "Semaine de la francophonie." Nous projetons plusieurs court-métrages francophones ainsi que le documentaires "Les Sapeurs."

Synopsis de "Les Sapeurs" : La Sape est née au Congo-Brazzaville pendant la colonisation. Dans les années 70, les sapeurs utilisent leurs armes, le vêtement, pour investir l'espace social en s'appropriant les codes de l'élite. Ils clament leur existence à la face des hommes politiques enivrés de leurs nouveaux pouvoirs. L’acronyme SAPE désigne la Société des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elégantes, une mode vestimentaire qui s’est popularisée aux « deux Congo » (Brazzaville et Kinshasa) autour des années 1960 – période dite des « Indépendances ». Dans les années 1970, certains pionniers de la Sape émigrent à Paris, vitrine de la mode. C'est le cas de Jocelyn Le Bachelor, qui propose aux Parisiens des costumes audacieux.

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de La Nouvelle-Orléans

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New Orleans, LA 70130

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