"Au coeur de mai 68" photographic exhibit

When

Nov. 19, 2018 - Nov. 21, 2018 (All day)

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Room 219

Description

For the 50th anniversary of the May 68 student protest in Paris, the UNLV French Club in partnership with the Alliance Française de Las Vegas welcomes you to an acclaimed photography exhibition.

A protest launched by students and workers against traditional society and authority, May 68 was a movement of unprecedented magnitude that took on the appearance of revolution.  Speeches, debates and demonstrations took place on the streets and in businesses, administrations and universities.

The exhibition's forty-three photographs were taken by Philippe Gras (1942-2007) during May 1968.  Numerous photographers documented the event: Gras was a photographic artist who captured not only the moment, but also the meaning of this period of innovation and protest. 

Philippe Gras devoted equal attention to popular culture and to all kinds of neglected visual productions.  He often focused on musical productions  from around the world.  He developed deep and long-lasting friendships with many musicians and creators. 

 The exhibition is accompanied by a documentary film entitled: "Mai 68, un étrange printemps", directed by historian and filmmaker Dominique Beaux.  It presents  eyewitness accounts of students, workers, politicians  and social leaders.  

SCREENING 

"Mai 68, un étrange printemps"

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:30PM  BEH 104

English subtitles

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public, the schedule is:

  • November 19-20: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • November 21: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact Information

Dept. of World Languages & Cultures
Dr. Margaret Harp

External Sponsor

UNLV French Club and the Alliance Française de Las Vegas (www.aflasvegas.org)