An Egyptian artist, whose work has resonated particularly across the Middle East, has told FRANCE 24 how his life as a teenager amid the Arab Spring and the fall of Hosni Mubarak has influenced his work. Abdullah Miniawy is a singer, poet, composer and international actor. Born in Saudi Arabia, he moved to Egypt when young and performed in Tahrir Square during the anti-Mubarak protests. He's now in Paris working on a series of projects. He spoke to us in Perspective.
We meet filmmaker Adenike Hamilton, who returned to her home country, Sierra Leone, to create her own version of her country's narrative.
The film stars Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan as Twohey and Kantor, respectively, and follows their New York Times investigation that exposed Harvey Weinstein's history of abuse and sexual misconduct against women.
16 Dec 2022
In 2019, Otache Sunday Emmanuel survived a building collapse, but his pregnant wife and three children were not so lucky. The Benue State native who lives in Lagos and is still grieving the loss of his family shares his story and life after the accident.
14 Dec 2022
At least six fake covers of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo have been circulating online over the past six months, especially on Russian Telegram channels, For one of them, the cover story it's relaying is also fabricated. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
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.
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.
10 Mar 2022
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Friday.
9 Mar 2022
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Thursday.
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.
18 Feb 2022
Feared by men of the underworld, admired by his peers and superiors for his bravery, and honored by his nation for his service. DCP Abba Kyari is perceived as one of Nigeria's finest police officers until his fall from grace to grass. This is the story of the betrayal of a nation by a super cop.
9 Dec 2021
It's hard to imagine a more perfect musical than the 1961 version of "West Side Story", and yet Steven Spielberg took on precisely that challenge. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why that gamble paid off, with a particularly lyrical appraisal of some of the film's highlights.