Petit Pays (Small Country) – Exclusive Screening and Discussion

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Date(s) - 26/11/2020
6:30 pm - 8:15 pm


Petit Pays Book Launch in Hindi

Petit Pays Hindi translation

To celebrate the publication of Gaël Faye’s acclaimed novel Petit Pays (Small Country) in Hindi, The French Institute is pleased to organize an exclusive screening of the film Petit Pays (Small Country) by Eric Barbier.

The story takes you through a touching childhood, set during the ethnic conflict in Rwanda.

The drama follows the journey of Gabriel, aged 10, who lives in a comfortable expat neighborhood in Burundi, his “small country”. Gabriel is a normal kid, happy and carefree, who enjoys adventures with his friends and little sister. Then in 1993, tensions in neighboring Rwanda spillover, threatening his family and his innocence.

The bestseller by the author has been translated in Hindi by Tara Press.

Gaël Faye was invited to the Jaipur Literature Festival in January 2020. During his stay in India, he spoke at the Lycée Français de Delhi about his history and the theme of romanced autobiography. He also led a slam workshop at IFI Jaipur with Indian students.

Small Country Movie Premiere in India

Small country

The movie will be screened by Institut Français Paris, in collaboration with the Alliances Françaises in India. and the Indian Association of Teachers of French (IATF) as part of the IATF annual congress. Indeed the event coincides with the International French Teacher’s Day (26 November).

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Gaël Faye, the writer.

Register for the event here


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