Since its outreach beyond European borders, the festival highlights each edition a country outside the European Union so as to explore all its culture and history.
After Russia in 2007, Australia in 2009, USA in 2011, Japan in 2013 and finally Mexico in 2015; Festival Clin d'Oeil will in 2017 shine under the sun of BRAZIL!
With an incredibly rich and bright culture, Brazil will be present in all artistic fields at the Festival: dance shows, capoeira, theatre but also concerts, street entertainment, and visual arts.
The festival is under the patronage of the Embassy of Brazil in France and is a partner with the INES " Instituto Nacional de Educação de Surdos " in Rio de Janeiro.
The teacher and deaf French pedagogue Edward Huet, studied at the Imperial Institute for Deaf-Mutes in Paris, led by Father Sicard. He arrived in Rio de Janeiro in 1857, following the invitation of Emperor Dom Pedro II, where he founded the Imperial Institute for Deaf-Mutes to teach then the French Sign Language (FSL) at the time.
Therefore, the language of Brazil signs (called língua de sinais brasileira or Libras) has a common grammar of the old FSL, not the Portuguese sign language.
The Institute, which is now called the National Institute of Education of the Deaf (INES), now houses about 600 students from kindergarten to high school and supports the research for new methods to be applied in teaching the deaf in such fields as speech therapy, psychology and social work.
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