The French Unicycling Federation has organized 2 “Unicycle Movies Nights” - yesterday and two months ago. The idea was to broadcast unicycle movies from all over the world during a single night, each of them introduced by a few lines. Two guests were interviewed during both of the nights.
The introduction and some interviews are in French - no subtitles available, sadly - but other interviews are in English.
Little teasing: our two English-speaker interviewees initials are LE and KH. Will you be able to guess who they are before watching?
I’d like to have your opinion: as non-French-speaker people, do you like these videos? Would you like to be told before the next Unicycle Movies Night?
Nice! I haven’t watched fully yet but it looks pretty good.
My mostly forgotten school-boy French isn’t really adequate but YouTube does have an Auto Translate closed captioning function which is actually quite useful and gets you the basic idea. Enable closed-captioning/subtitles, click on the ‘gear’ icon and select Subtitles/CC, then Auto Translate and select the language you want translated to (eg. English). The power of the cloud!
I assume the Auto Translate also works on live streaming so that could make future events more accessible to non-French speakers (probably better than sticking a fish in your ear [in a Hitch Hiker’s Guide sort of a way])
I just watched nearly an hour of the second video. It is kind of addictive to watch - I can’t stop half way. My French isn’t superbad and can more or less follow what he says, but then peeps speak English in the film fragments and it is always nice to see such talent. I think street/flatland is the most boring to watch, but I like watching trials, muni and freestyle.
Maybe if I had lived in the south of Germany, I would also have been better at muni.
Thanks Maxence for posting the videos.
Right! but then you’ll get a terrible Canadian accent (“Tabernac’”)
Other options include Parisian Suburbs slang, “pied noir” slang - a potent mix of French, Spanish and Arabic: it’s the one I use each time I handle a hammer - or different hues of Occitan which is a different language most French people don’t understand.