“French at UMA” presents the award-winning documentary film “The Intersection (Le Carrefour)” at an in-person screening at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, and via streaming from Sept. 23-30.

This powerful film about friendship, language, and community was filmed in Maine, focusing on the friendship between Cécile, a Franco-American, and Trésor, a new immigrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The film won the Audience Award Best Short at the 2021 Camden International Film Festival, and the Tourmaline Prize at the 2022 Maine International Film Festival.

Directors Jessamine Irwin and Daniel Quintanilla note, “We are honored to partner with UMA to screen The Intersection / Le Carrefour. We have no doubt that this film will serve as a catalyst for timely conversations related to immigrant experiences not only in Maine but throughout the U.S.”

Viewers can sign up in advance for streaming access at watch.showandtell.film/watch/le-carrefour-uma. The streaming option will be available from Sept. 23-30.

The in-person screening will be held in the Farber Forum (Jewett Hall) at UMA’s Augusta Campus, and at the same time in 105 Eastport Hall on the Bangor campus.


A live Q&A with the filmmakers and the documentary stars will be held from 5:10-5:55 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30, and will include both campuses and be moderated by Chelsea Ray, Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Maine at Augusta.

These events are free and open to the public. On the Augusta campus, there will be light refreshments served in the Danforth Gallery after the event.

Note: this virtual screening opportunity, in person screening, and live Q&A event is licensed by the French program at the University of Maine at Augusta and is intended solely for use by the UMA community (students, staff, faculty, alums, and community members).

UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.  For more information, please visit https://www.uma.edu/.


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