The Université Grenoble Alpes, the third-largest university in France, with about 60,000 students and 3000 researchers, has just confirmed it will be holding a virtual event, streaming my film The Blinding Sea for a week, followed by a guest conference I will give on Zoom. The film comes with English closed captions for the hearing impaired, and French subtitles.
Considering all the work the crew put into the film, this news from Grenoble (in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of Southeastern France) is encouraging. The Université de Nantes in Upper Britanny recently confirmed it would shortly organize a similar virtual event.
The film is making inroads not just in Canada and the United States, but also in Scandinavia, India and now France.
I am looking forward to the Zoom conference at Grenoble Alpes, by which time faculty, researchers and students in the Canadian Studies programme and other departments will have seen the film. And then we can get together for an interesting session back-and-forth.