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Behind the Scenes of One of the World’s Deadliest Borders

You’ve heard the statistics about drug violence deaths along the US-Mexico border – more than 70,000 lives lost in the last six years alone. Acclaimed journalist Ed Vulliamy spent years travelling the frontier to write his book "Amexica". He takes us behind the scenes and tells Catherine Nicholson why he thinks we’re all implicated.

Also on the show, we discover a Mexican artist who’s making his own "call to arms" against the cartels, by turning seized weapons into musical instruments.

Finally, the B-boys of Mumbai are breakdancing across our screens, with their own, American-inspired, escape from poverty and boredom. 

By Catherine Nicholson

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2014-08-22 culture

Tango Takeover in Paris

Paris may be known for its romance, fashion and art but it's also the European capital of tango. This weekend the city is experiencing a tango takeover with thousands expected...

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2014-08-21 World War II

From Paris's Liberation to 'arresting' art in Avignon

In this look at the week’s art news we start with an exhibition that remembers the story of how Paris was freed from the Nazis 70 years ago. Then we head to Avignon in the south...

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2014-08-20 Luc Besson

Luc Besson back in action with Scarlett Johansson in 'Lucy'

In Encore’s weekly film show, Lisa Nesselson goes through the latest releases with Eve Jackson. Find out her take on Lucy Besson’s "Lucy", which mixes a drug-infected superhuman...

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2014-08-19 contemporary art

Montreal Stories

Two languages, two cultures, two perspectives: France 24’s French culture editor Louise Dupont joins Eve Jackson in this special show from Montreal. Together they explore the...

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2014-08-18 South Korea

Move over Miley: Basement Jaxx's new album features Japanese twerk-bot

Diane Sagnier from new band Camp Claude joins Eve Jackson in the studio to talk about Encore’s albums of the week: Basement Jaxx's "Junto" and French singer Bénabar’s "Inspiré de...

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