Alliance Française de Harare

Le mois du film documentaire

For more than 20 years, the French Institute has been relaying Documentary Film Month internationally. In November 2020, a range of around 20 documentaries, including seven recently created documentaries, released in theaters or noticed at festivals, is offered to the network and its partners. Two themes are also offered, Enclosure and Adolescence, four African films and two restored and digitized heritage documentaries. Click here to watch for free without registration.


Somebody Told Me
An Audio Theater Experience
Put on your headphones, sit back and make yourself comfortable! Are you ready? Come and follow the adventure of 5 travelers embarking on a dreamy, fun and quirky journey aboard a hot-air balloon.
Somebody Told Me was born out of an international collaboration between five actors who have selected poems and plays to be read via Zoom. It offers an audio voyage through theatrical readings of French and South-African literary masterpieces. It will feature renowned authors such as Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Victor Hugo and Arthur Rimbaud on the French side, Neil Coppen, Penny Youngleson and Malika Lueen Ndlovu on the South African side, but also original creations from the actors themselves.
The audio experience is mainly in English but include a few extracts in French.
Ameera Patel (SA), William Harding (SA), Hadar Dimand (ISR), Alexandre Ruby (FR), Stéphane Deleau (FR).
Extracts to be read:
– Home is where you are , Malika Lueen Ndlovu
– Tin Bucket Drum , Neil Coppen
– Wake , Penny Youngleson
– The Little Prince , Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
– Invitation to travel , Charles Baudelaire
– Travel to Belgium , Victor Hugo
– Sensation , Arthur Rimbaud
– Happy who like Ulysses , Joachim du Bellay
Duration: 45 minutes
> Dates:
Nov 12, 6pm (on Zoom)
Nov 14, 11am (on Zoom)
The event is FREE, registration is compulsory, book here:
> ONLINE : From anywhere in the world on Zoom.

Fete du cinéma d’animation

In partnership with the Association Française du Cinéma d’Animation, the French Institute is extending the Animation Film Festival abroad for the 10th consecutive year. Watch from October 14 to 31, 2020, animated feature films and short films at home for free!

Go to the Institut Français website

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Become A Member of AF de Harare. We are one of the most vibrant cultural centres in Harare. More than 7000 guests attended around 102 events within our premises last year. Become a member and get access to a full programme of Theatre plays, Concerts, Film Festivals, Talk Shows, Workshops…As a member your benefits are;

– A special price to all our paid events

– Access to our Multimedia Library

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– Invitation to our Annual Special Events

– A voting right at our AGM!

French and English Translation Services

We provide French and English translation services for a wide range of needs. Our translations are certified and officially recognized by the Government of Zimbabwe and the French Embassy. Translation of: Diplomas, Birth/ Marriage Certificates or any other official documents like brochures, reports, notices and websites.

We are now in a position to offer on-campus French lessons!

Lessons are scheduled to resume on Monday the 2nd of November 2020. Lessons will be conducted on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Register with us and learn French the fun way!

Please note that the classes will be conducted observing the current COVID-19 health regulations which include the use of hand sanitizers, social distancing and compulsory wearing of masks.

Adult and Teenager Online Classes starting 20 July 2020

We are happy to inform you that our online lessons have started and are going on smoothly.
Please be advised that our second session will begin on the 20th of July 2020 for group lessons.
Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the evening.
To register and for more info, please contact these numbers: +263 24 270 4801, +263 24 270 4795, +263 73 212 2399
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