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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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2016-12-09 culture

South Korea: An inside look at the K-pop wave

Exporting homegrown pop culture has become something of an art in South Korea, as K-pop and K-dramas seduce foreign markets from Southeast Asia to Latin America. The phenomenon...

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2016-12-09 culture

Choreographer Akram Khan: 'The body speaks the truth'

Choreographer and dancer Akram Khan tells tremendous stories without a word ever passing his lips. His performances "Desh, "Toro" and "Giselle" combine movement, visual art and...

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2016-12-08 culture

The Rolling Stones pay homage to the blues with new covers album

Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones tip their hats to the blues greats, releasing their first studio record in a decade, "Blue & Lonesome". Also, Italian artist and provocateur...

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2016-12-07 culture

Film show: 'Graduation', 'Go Home' & Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas turns 100

France 24 film critic Lisa Nesselson and Richelle Harrison Plesse cast an eye over some of the standout movies hitting French cinema screens this week. Acclaimed Romanian...

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2016-12-06 Culture

Jean-Michel Jarre: Breathing new life into 'Oxygène'

It’s been 40 years since his best-selling album "Oxygène" was released and sold 18 million copies around the world. Jean-Michel Jarre has now released "Oxygène 3" to mark the...

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