In 1995 "La Haine" rocked French cinema to its core, and the shockwaves were felt across society, from artistic circles to the underprivileged suburbs it depicted. One bittersweet phrase from the film's script sums up its dark sense of humour: "jusqu'ici tout va bien" (or "so far, so good"). That catchphrase is now the title of an exhibition in Paris which is showcasing the achievements of the Kourtrajmé collective which started in the suburbs at that time.
As FRANCE 24's culture team continue to explore how to make you television from their homes in Paris, Eve Jackson brings you ideas about how you can have a cultural life from your sofa, starting with some art from people drawing their ideal place of confinement. Plus, we take you on a virtual visit of museums around the world, including the Louvre and the Grand Palais in Paris. We also check out the stand-up comedians trying to keep up morale during lockdown, and Dheepthika Laurent gives us her top TV ti
Above the sewers in which they dwell, rats have become the focal point of Paris's municipal campaigns, with incumbent mayor Anne Hidalgo putting forward new generation bins supposed to deprive them of food, while the opposition boasts of having set up an application to report them.
To what extent is someone's racial identity informed by context? And how does changing that context - by, say, moving from New York to Paris as a black woman - alter the way you see yourself in the world? To mark Black History Month, we sit down with acclaimed American photographer Rebecca Arthur, whose exhibition "Reimagining the Black Identity" is on until the end of February in the French capital.
This week, we're exploring some of Paris's department stores or "Grands Magasins". These monuments to shopping have been in business since the mid-to-late 18th century and are internationally renowned. But the entire shopping experience is the result of a lot of hard work by large numbers of people. Our team spent 24 hours behind the scenes at the Printemps store. We also met Frank Rosenthal, a retail expert, to find out more about how the "Grands Magasins" have remained such important institutions over
Hardly anyone celebrates Thanksgiving in France yet it's retail adjunct, Black Friday, is omnipresent in retail around the French capital. Also, Telsa's armored vehicle demonstration fail... was it intended to fail in order to create the viral effect? Speaking of, Donald Trump strikes again with a weird Twitter photoshop share.