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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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2015-03-27 culture

Sound Bites: Eating on tour with Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos

The lead singer of the British rock band Franz Ferdinand takes readers on a rock-and-roll culinary adventure around the world in his book "Sound Bites", which has just been...

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2015-03-26 culture

Carl Barat’s Glory Days

He's best known as a founding member - along with Pete Doherty - of the influential English band The Libertines, as well as the shorter-lived Dirty Pretty Things. Carl Barat...

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2015-03-25 culture

Film Show: 'Dear White People', 'All About Them' and 'All About Eve'

Our film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news, including "Dear White People", "All About Eve" and the French drama "All About Them" ("A trois on...

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2015-03-23 culture

Music Show: Kendrick Lamar, Darkel and The Dø

French/Finnish duo The Dø join Eve Jackson and music critic Mark Thompson to talk about their award-winning album "Shake Shook Shaken" and their world tour. They also discuss the...

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2015-03-20 culture

Salon du Livre: Paris’s annual book fair puts Brazil front and centre

With some 200,000 visitors expected, France’s Salon du Livre is a key industry event and a rare glimpse inside the publishing sector. Literary ambassadors for guest country...

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