Words for Occitanie"
Author : Christian PASSUELLO
Production : Beka, Zanzibar films
TV broadcasting : France 3, Image Plus
Literary consultants: Danièle JULIEN, Joàn-Yves CASANOVA,
Robert LAFONT is a very articulate speaker in defense
of the culture and language of "Occitanie", the once Occitan
speaking territory south of the Loire river in France.
Over the years he has written many books in French and in Occitan. Most
of his works of poetry, theatre, essays, short stories and novels are
related to this struggle for cultural recognition.
As a social historian and militant regionalist, Robert LAFONT was brought
to world attention through his written works such as: "The Regional
Revolution", "The Nation, the State, the Regions", "The
Cock and l’Oc"…
In a spirit of joy and modernity, Robert Lafont has created a literary
body of work and brought Occitan literature, long relegated to the ranks
of regional linguistic study, to the foreground.
These modern novels and poetry collections establish the existence of
a literature that does not limit itself to the clichés of a local