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"House of the Holy Afro" is a hot and high energy dance show from South Africa that its own creator calls "South African pot pourri". Born out of on-the-ground research into ancient ceremonies and rites, it mixes street dance, township gospel, hip hop poetry, and even shamanic rituals.
Today the culture show is 100% cinema with a look at Tom Hanks’s much-anticipated new film, which is based on the true story of a US ship hijacked by Somali pirates. Also, as Dutch film Borgman is released around the world, we bring you an interview with its director whom we met in Cannes.
Like most of us at the age of seventeen, Emmanuel Perrotin didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. Unlike most of us, he decided to try art dealing. His choice of career brought him a popularity-boosting - if not very lucrative - tie-up with a pre-stardom Damien Hirst, as well as career-long relationships with the likes of Takashi Murakami and Maurizio Cattelan.
Nelson Mandela's release from jail and the end of Apartheid in South Africa was one of the key events of the 20th century. What's less well known is the role of a mysterious Frenchman known only as "Monsieur Jacques". Our guests Mandy Jacobson and Carlos Agullo unwrap this hidden story in their acclaimed documentary, "Plot For Peace".
It's the world's biggest photography fair, and it's taking place right now in the grand setting of the Grand Palais in central Paris. "Paris Photo" brings together over a hundred international galleries, exhibiting works by everyone from hot young up-and-coming photographers, to established names.