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Beltrami County History Center

Film Screening: En Avant L'Étoile Du Nord

En Avant l’Etoile du Nord ou La Joie de "vie” is a documentary by independent journalist Christine Loÿs exploring French history, heritage, and identity in Minnesota. Ms. Loÿs will be in attendance to introduce and answer questions about her film.

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Film Screening: En Avant L'Étoile Du Nord
Film Screening: En Avant L'Étoile Du Nord

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Aug 15, 2023, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Beltrami County History Center, 130 Minnesota Ave SW, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA

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Beltrami County History Center invites you to a film screening for En Avant l’Etoile du Nord: Ou La Joie De "Vie” is a documentary by independent journalist Christine Loÿs exploring French history, heritage, and identity in Minnesota.  Ms. Loÿs will attend to introduce and answer questions about her film.

Admission is a free-will admission, which Ms. Loÿs will use to fund future research.  Seats are limited; please reserve a seat to ensure your spot for the screening!  The film is 62 minutes in length.

Christine Loÿs lives in Paris, France. Originally a teacher, she has been an independent journalist for more than 30 years and is a contributor to many kinds of media, including television. She developed her English writing and storytelling skills mainly in the medical press on health and medical topics. She has also been involved in writing about current affairs and economics for women's magazines like Marie-Claire, as well as more political ones such as L'Evénement du Jeudi under Jean-François Khan, Jeune Afrique and the Medef Magazine.

She was propelled into cinematography by her association with Doctors Without Borders, working alongside Dr. Antoine Crouan, who introduced her to the famous organization Médecins sans Frontières (French Doctors without Borders) and Dr. Marie-Thérèse Basse, who was the first woman to become an MD in Senegal. Loys has also taken part in more than 50 broadcast stories for the French National Television. In addition, she has played an important role in communications on the French side during the “Transantarctica” expedition led by Will Steger and Dr Jean-Louis Etienne. This was also the occasion of her first visit to Minnesota (1986).

Loys' numerous travels and contacts in the US and Canada allow her to work today on various subjects concerning the history and culture of the French Voyageurs, and what continues of their presence, through their descendants in Minnesota and the Midwest. She is also working on every presence of the French in the U.S.

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