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How do artists and writers see the world? France 24 takes you beyond the headlines to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

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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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2014-10-22 culture

Encore's Film Show: Brad Pitt's 'Fury' and Woody Allen's Magic

Film critic Ben Croll speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's big cinema releases, including Brad Pitt's World War II tank drama "Fury", Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight" and...

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2014-10-20 Soul

Tony Allen: Putting the 'beat' in Afrobeat

He's been described as "perhaps the best drummer to have lived" by Brian Eno. Tony Allen is the man who gave Fela Kuti his signature swing.

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2014-10-17 culture

Quincy Jones on Michael Jackson and his love of France

Producer and composer Quincy Jones is the legend of legends. He has 27 Grammy awards, which is more than anyone alive. As a child, he ran with gangsters; as a man, he recorded...

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2014-10-16 culture

Lucinda Childs: The grande dame of American dance

She's a pioneer of post-modern movement and is credited for changing how we view dance. Lucinda Childs' production "Dance" was first seen over 30 years ago, but now it’s back on...

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2014-10-15 culture

Film Show: 'The Intouchables' directors bring us 'Samba'

In Encore's weekly film show Eve Jackson brings us the week's top releases starting with French social comedy, "Samba". It's the latest offering from the directors of "The...

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