The Espace culturel inuit, in collaboration with the Canadian Cultural Centre, invites you to attend a conference-show on Gontran de Poncins.
In June 1938, accredited by the Société de Géographie and the Musée de l’Homme, Vicomte Gontran de Poncins set out from Paris for the Canadian Far North to study “the lives of the Eskimos [and] bring back their oldest tools”. Kablouna, the account of his year-long sojourn with the Netsilik Inuit, was hailed as a masterpiece of polar literature when it was published in 1941.
This lecture-performance for two voices dedicated to Gontran de Poncins, his photographs of the Canadian Arctic and his books Kablouna and Par le détroit de Béring will feature Christophe Roustan Delatour, deputy curator, Musées de Cannes, and actress Céline Espardellier.
An Inuksuk event
Free admission, subject to availability; reservations required: 06 88 09 68 77 / firstname.lastname@example.org