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Happy Birthday, Bollywood!

From humble beginnings with a 40-minute silent black and white movie, India’s Hindi-language film industry has blossomed into the cinematic powerhouse of Bollywood, which is now 100 years old. Find out how Indian filmmakers of today are branching out into new genres and even zombie movies – and get a taste of the centenary box office smash "Bombay Talkies".

We’re also going behind the scenes on a groundbreaking, taboo-busting Afghan TV soap opera; poking around the kitchens of French chefs to find out why none of them made the world’s top ten best restaurant list; dancing the night away in the Netherlands with the world’s top DJs, and saying goodbye to “Viva Forever” as the Spice Girls musical is axed in London.

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2014-12-19 cinema

Child brides, the people of Syria and New York’s homeless

In this focus on film we are at the Dubai International Film Festival where we hear from the winner of the top prize. Yemen's first female film director Khadija Al-Salami’s film...

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2014-12-18 culture

Forget Harry Potter, Jeff Kinney's 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' sells millions

One of the biggest children's authors in the world talks to Eve Jackson about how he went from being a newspaper cartoonist reject to writing bestsellers, being named as one of...

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2014-12-17 culture

"Charlie's Country" director Rolf de Heer on the contemporary Aboriginal condition

The Dutch Australian film maker talks to Eve Jackson and film critic Lisa Nesselson about his acclaimed drama "Charlie’s Country", Australia’s responsibilities to indigenous...

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2014-12-17 culture

'Charlie's Country' director Rolf de Heer on the contemporary Aboriginal condition

The Dutch Australian film maker talks to Eve Jackson and film critic Lisa Nesselson about his acclaimed drama "Charlie’s Country", Australia’s responsibilities to indigenous...

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2014-12-16 culture

Eddie Izzard, a 'force majeure' in the world of comedy

British stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard tells FRANCE 24 that he's planning to perform his shows in Spanish, Russian and Arabic, as well as French and English. The star has a...

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