Sherbrooke film festival wants to hear from the English-speaking community

Sherbrooke film festival wants to hear from the English-speaking community

By Michael Boriero – Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Students in a business class at the Université de Sherbrooke have been tasked with understanding what the English-speaking community in the Eastern Townships would like to see at this year’s Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke.
Andréa Bousquet, one of six students involved in the project, said teams were handed different organizations. Her team just happened to land the film festival. The 26-year-old Bousquet told The Record that the festival has struggled to attract English-speakers.
“I’m not quite sure, I think the offer is there, but maybe we’re not able to reach them and to inform them, so we have no idea,” said Bousquet, adding that the majority of people in attendance are from the French-speaking population.
The six-person team created a short survey, which they hope will help them understand why the English-speaking community is not attending the annual film festival. According to the link provided by the students, it takes roughly five minutes to fill out the survey.
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