Retelling the story of Sierra Leone
26 May 2023 | 5:46 am
We meet filmmaker Adenike Hamilton, who returned to her home country, Sierra Leone, to create her own version of her country's narrative.
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12 Jan 2022
A half-volley by Kelechi Iheanacho sealed a 1-0 win for Nigeria against a lacklustre Egypt. Reigning champions Algeria's campaign to retain their title got off to an underwhelming start as they were held to a goalless draw by a spirited Sierra Leone. FRANCE 24's Selina Sykes is joined by sport editor Simon Harding and James Vasina to discuss all the action.
5 Mar 2022
Netflix has taken the real-life story of phony New York socialite Anna Delvey, aka Anna Sorokin, and turned it into the series "Inventing Anna". Our TV critic Yena Lee tells us why the news reports are in fact much more interesting than the fictionalised show.
15 Mar 2022
On March 15, 2011, the Syrian revolution began. Ameer al Halbi covered the ensuing conflict as a photographer for several years, before fleeing his hometown of Aleppo and finding refuge in France. Once there, he continued to work as a photographer, driven by the same commitment and passion. Halbi was seriously injured at the end of 2020 while covering a protest in Paris. In this first-person report, he tells us about his relationship to photography, war and exile.
20 Mar 2022
From where I stand: The incredible story of Ivorian comedian Clentélex. Clentélex is a 23-year-old man from Ivory Coast who has overcome the odds. He grew up in a poor neighbourhood of Abidjan. Unlike many of his contemporaries who were lured into violence and crime, Clentélex used comedy as his weapon of choice.
24 Apr 2022
A fake "Le Figaro Live" news report on social media claims to report on Chanel stores in Paris being vandalised with Hitler images. The stickers reference Coco Chanel's Nazi connections during World War II. The backlash against the brand has emerged in protest at Chanel's sale ban in Russia amid the war in Ukraine. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
14 Apr 2022
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has prompted viral videos claiming military success on both sides. But can you trust the images of drone strikes, snipers and ambushes?
1 Jun 2022
Some 300 million pairs of socks are sold in France every year. Although most are made in China, some small French firms are carving out a market with their "made in France" offerings. One of them is Broussaud. For three generations, this family-run business based in the Limousin region has been constantly innovating, with increasingly complex designs. FRANCE 24 went to find out the secret of its success.
1 Jun 2022
Witold Pilecki was a Polish resistance fighter who volunteered to go to Auschwitz, from where he sent secret messages to warn the world about the true nature of Nazi Germany's largest concentration camp. After the war, Pilecki was tried and executed. For years, he was described as a traitor and an enemy of the Polish state. Our Perspective guest has written a book about his incredible story. Jack Fairweather is the award-winning author of "The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz". He told us about the parallels between Pilecki's legacy and the ongoing war in Ukraine.
17 Jun 2022
Kunle Adeyanju rode for 12,000 kilometres and through 13 countries to raise funds for eliminating polio. He also spent time sensitizing communities along the way from London to Lagos about the disease. GuardianTV sat with the rider to discuss how the long journey went through.
12 Aug 2022
Eyewitness video captures a person, believed to be a police officer, firing a handgun and tear gas during an anti-government demonstration in Freetown.
17 Aug 2022
The vast majority of Sierran Leoneans — 80 percent in fact — are under 35. But is the government doing enough to empower this young generation? DW's Edith Kimani asks young Sierra Leoneans if they feel powerful enough to make their mark on the global stage.
28 Oct 2022
It is based on the 2019 book of the same name by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the journalists from The New York Times who exposed Harvey Weinstein's history of abuse and sexual misconduct against women.
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