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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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2015-03-27 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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