Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie brings you the cross-Canada tour of Alexis Normand, who is honouring us with her return as a solo artist in 2023 with a new bilingual repertoire brimming with warmth and vulnerability.
Her live music delivers elegant songwriting, finely crafted lyrics, and nuanced interpretations that delve into her doubts about identity and her insecurities around language.
The Fransaskoise will make a tour of the country, during which her first documentary will be screened after a 40-minute musical performance. Alexis wrote and directed French Enough, her first short film, produced by the National Film Board of Canada. After the intermission, she will hold a Q & A session and converse with audience members about language, identity and place.
By her open generosity, Alexis hopes to shine a light on the points of tension faced by many Francophones in minority-language situations. The rich exchanges that ensue allow for greater understanding of the diversity and plurality of Francophone identities.
Two types of shows are offered, one for the general public and one for schools.
BROADCASTERS, ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS AND THEATRES: It's time to book your performance!
The short film will be available for free from March 1 to 31 on RVF.ca or at https://www.nfb.ca/film/french-enough/, presented and produced by the National Film Board.