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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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2014-08-29 culture

Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

For the past 20 years he's wowed the audiences of Quebec, Las Vegas and Atlantic City with his talent and humour. Now Alain Choquette is targeting the French with his show...

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2014-08-28 Greece

An art wonderland: A burnt-out piano, a bed in a box and a giant magic mushroom

For the first time, the famous Sèvres ceramic museum just outside Paris has opened up its gardens for a monumental exhibition. "Sevres Outdoors" brings together the works of...

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2014-08-27 cinema

Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche star in 'Clouds of Sils Maria'

In our weekly film show, our critic Lisa Nesselson talks about two movies that have got French people's hearts racing: "Clouds of Sils Maria" and "Party Girl".

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2014-08-26 culture

France's Ongoing Literary Love Affair

Whether you think they’re literary snobs, book geeks or just avid readers, the French pride themselves on their literature. In today’s show Eve Jackson is joined by American...

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2014-08-25 celebrity

The French Maestro of Soul

He's been making musical headlines since his he burst onto the soul scene with his 2010 debut album, selling almost half a million copies and winning accolades. Ben L’Oncle Soul...

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