Since 1883, the Alliance Française has been promoting the French language and francophone cultures, fostering exchanges between French speakers and local communities. It’s the largest and oldest network of French language cultural centers in the world, with over 800 chapters in 130 countries and more than half a million students worldwide. The U.S. network alone boasts over 100 chapters and 24,000 students.
In celebration of this major milestone and in honor of International French Teachers’ Day, the Embassy of France, together with TV5 MONDE and the Alliance Française de Washington, organized a screening of the documentary, "Alliance Française," directed by Antoine Rivière, Jean-Pierre Bertrand and Ronan Barbot. The screening was followed by a discussion on the Alliance’s impact with Hamza Djimli, National Coordinator of the Alliance Française Network in the U.S., and Natasha Bollier, Director of Cultural Programs and Social Media at the Alliance Française de Washington.