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Faces of the forgotten: Photographer Lee Jeffries puts homeless in limelight

Lee Jeffries started taking snaps of homeless people on a visit to London in 2008. Since then, the British accountant has captured the faces of the forgotten, from Rome to New York.

His haunting set of black and white portraits of people living on the streets is currently on exhibit at the Yellow Korner gallery here in Paris. Eight of the photographs were sold at auction, with the proceeds of over 20,000 euros going to a French homeless charity. We caught up with the amateur photographer and asked him what else people can do to help those living on the streets.

Also on today’s show: we take you on a high-speed chase through Bond history, as the rides of the iconic British spy go on display at the London Film Museum.

Plus, we find out why Louis de Funès is widely considered France’s favourite comedian, as an exhibition celebrating his life opens here in Paris for the 100th anniversary of his birth. 

By Louise DUPONT

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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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2014-12-16 culture

Leaving her Pinkprint: Nicki Minaj’s new record courts controversy

In today's show we're joined by music critic Mark Thompson who takes us through Nicki Minaj's new album and explains why she's been in trouble for a very provocative video. Also,...

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