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Latest update : 2014-03-27

Find out what side of the force you're on at the 'Star Wars Identities' exhibition

In today's show we take you on an identity quest! Who would you be if you were a character from Star Wars? A Jedi Knight? Or maybe an Ewok? Now you have the chance to find out. An exhibition at the Cité du Cinema on the outskirts of Paris takes you on an interactive journey into the world of George Lucas and his famous movie saga, allowing you to build your own Star Wars hero. We sent Clovis Casali along to find out which side of the force he's on.

Also on the show: he went from being just another pawn in the game of emigration and asylum seeking to check-mating the system. We take a look at the incredible story of the chess-playing prodigy Fahim Alam, as a book about his life is released.

Finally, we find out how a graphic novel depicting the vetoed resolutions, verbal ping-pong matches and diplomatic deadlock over the Syrian conflict is being received at the United Nations. 

By Jade BARKER

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2014-09-11 International festival of photojournalism

An Artist’s View of the Central African Republic

When sectarian violence thrust the Central African Republic into the spotlight last year, there were few journalists on the ground covering what was to become a massive...

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2014-09-12 culture

Richard Ford: From Mississippi to 'Canada'

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author speaks to Eve Jackson about being normal, destiny and how he never wanted to be a writer. Richard Ford is in Paris for the Festival America. His...

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2014-09-10 US cinema

Kristen Stewart stars as a Guantanamo guard and Helen Mirren as a French chef

In Encore’s weekly film review, France 24’s critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to us from the Deauville American Film Festival. She brings us all the highlights, including Kristen...

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2014-09-09 contemporary art

Gilbert and George target religious extremism

They're the best known duo in contemporary art. Gilbert and George have an anti-elitist approach, seeking to make "art for all" with a clear focus on their East London...

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2014-09-08 music

Bringing The Silk Road to Europe with award-winning musician Yo-Yo Ma

He’s considered the world’s greatest living cellist, he’s won over 15 Grammy's, performed live for 8 US presidents and is a United Nations messenger of peace. He’s currently...

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