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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.
We meet world B-Boy champion Mounir Biba as he prepares to defend his title in South Korea. He tells us why breakdancing isn’t just for Americans, and how he plans to become the first person ever to win two world championships in a row.
There’s so much more to India than Bollywood, curry and cricket! Come with us as we take a snapshot of some of the hottest current cultural trends from films to fashion, folk music to food, and plenty more in between. Leading independent film actress Nandita Das tells us why she thinks India needs to have more tough cinematic conversations about homosexuality, arranged marriage and women’s rights.
When Benjamin Clementine crossed the channel from London to Paris four years ago, he had little more than his guitar and his voice to support him. As a busker on the Paris underground metro, he gained a faithful local following. Now he has his first EP out, an album in the pipeline, and a growing international fan base. He joins Catherine Nicholson in the studio to talk Paris, perseverance, and pursuing your dreams.