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'Tramontane': Light, shadow and Lebanon's painful history

Director Vatche Boulghourjian joins us in the studio to talk about using blindness as a metaphor in his first feature film. "Tramontane" follows Rabih, a blind musician, as he goes in search of answers about his own identity.

The film grapples with the delicate question of memory in a war-torn country and the slippery nature of narrative when it comes to defining a "truthful" version of events. Boulghourjian gives us his take on what makes the personal universal when it comes to making movies.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2017-12-11 culture

Music show: Son Little, Eminem, N.E.R.D & 'adieu' Johnny Hallyday

Son Little cooks up a stirring fusion of soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll; tipping his hat to the sounds of yesteryear while creating music that’s modern and fresh. The...

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2017-12-08 culture

'Whose Streets?': On the frontline of Ferguson

An unflinching tale told by the activists and leaders on the frontlines of a battle not just for civil rights but the right to live. "Whose Streets?" takes us behind the...

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2017-12-07 culture

Alsarah: East African retro pop

The reigning queen of East African retro pop: Nubian-Sudanese-American singer Alsarah folds the heart of old and new African musical traditions into the soul of Arabic rhythms....

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2017-12-06 culture

Who was the 'French Elvis,' Johnny Hallyday?

As France’s airwaves and news headlines are wall to wall with tributes and reactions to the death of French rocker Johnny Hallyday, FRANCE 24’s culture experts look back at his...

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2017-12-05 culture

Ibrahim Maalouf tips his hat to iconic singer 'Dalida'

He’s brought the brass section to the front of the stage: Ibrahim Maalouf is a multi-award winning instrumentalist who’s fused jazz, oriental sounds, funk and classical music...

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