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Armenia, 100 years on

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Latest update : 2014-04-10

Bringing a biblical tale to the big screen

It’s a tale almost as old as time and its modern film recreation has sparked controversy. Darren Aronofsky’s movie "Noah" has been banned in several countries for its depiction of a prophet while some religious groups have called it inaccurate. We speak to the film director about why he chose to bring the biblical tale to the big screen, his decision to cast Russell Crowe as the lead and his inclination to make films about obsessive characters.

Also on the show: it may be a picture book but the harrowing tale it tells is very much real. We meet the former French journalist who depicted the horrors of the Rwandan genocide in a graphic novel.

And breaking down barriers one dance step at a time. International ballroom champion Pierre Dulaine brings Palestinian and Jewish children together, the best way he knows how.

By Jade BARKER

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2015-04-24 Armenian genocide

Armenia, 100 years on

A hundred years after a million and a half Armenians were massacred, Encore is in Armenia to discover what life is like now. In our special programme we speak to the artists,...

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2015-04-23 US cinema

Michael Douglas on playing villains, beating cancer

Michael Douglas talks to FRANCE 24 about playing the villain again in his new film "Beyond the Reach", working with French director Jean-Baptiste Leonetti and coming back from...

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2015-04-22 Germany

'Labyrinth of Lies': Determined Germans take WWII criminals to task

Giulio Ricciarelli's directorial debut, "Labyrinth of Lies", examines the conspiracies of extremely prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the Nazi...

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2015-04-21 culture

Caitlin Doughty invites us to 'Ask a Mortician'

Caitlin Doughty has written about her experience as a mortician, in all its gory - and sometimes glorious - detail. From tribal burial rites to make-up tips for corpses, she...

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2015-04-20 music

Emilie Gassin: Singer's pop charms woo French crowds

We meet the Australian singer who's charming the French with her fun pop music. Emilie Gassin is here to talk about her new album, "Curiosity". Also, Alabama Shakes' "Sound and...

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