Francophonie Days 2022


On the occasion of the 2022 edition of Les Jours de la Francophonie (Days of Francophonie), 13 diplomatic missions in Dar es Salaam, members of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), organised various events between 9 and 26 March. The events aimed at celebrating the French Language and the values of OIF e.g. peace, human rights, democracy and education. 

Tapis Rouge
Tapis Rouge © Freshpod

On 11 March, the Embassy of Switzerland screened the movie Tapis Rouge (Red Carpet) at the Alliance Française in Dar es Salaam. About 100  spectators, including about 60 students from two universities, attended the event. After the screening, the audience had a chance to share their views on the film. Tapis Rouge seems to have resonated well with the students as it portrays a group of young people from the suburbs of Lausanne in Switzerland, trying to pursue their dreams with the help of a social worker.

The Days of Francophonie this year also included a fashion show, other film screenings, concerts and receptions. It also included a football match between a Francophonie team and a team from the Tanzania Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which the Francophonie team won 9–4! The Fashion Show, organized by the French School in Dar es Salaam, aimed at raising funds for a local NGO supporting children’s education.