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Actus Quartier - Bêtes de scène ? View Series

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France

People on the street are asked their opinions about including animals in circuses. Most people object to the practice, but some are undecided.

Banlieues françaises - jeunes et policiers, l'impossible réconciliation? - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

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France

Rokhaya Diallo draws a parallel between incidents of racial discrimination and police brutality in the United States and similar incidents in French suburbs. She notes that young people are mobilizing and becoming more politically engaged in the aftermath of the infamous Théo case.

Banlieues françaises - jeunes et policiers, l'impossible réconciliation? - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

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France

Activist, journalist, and documentary filmmaker Rokhaya Diallo talks about racial tensions between the police and young people in French working-class suburbs. She calls for better police training and more accountability to prevent violence against young people of color.

Banlieues françaises - jeunes et policiers, l'impossible réconciliation? - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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France

Many residents of Aulnay-sous-Bois have been reporting instances of police hostility in the town. In this segment, journalists show testimonies gathered from residents to a police official, who hopes that both sides will be able to rise above the situation and seek a permanent solution.

Banlieues françaises - jeunes et policiers, l'impossible réconciliation? - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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France

Journalists spent a week in Aulnay-sous-Bois interviewing young people about ongoing issues and clashes with the police. In the Cité des Trois Mille district, which includes 3,000 public housing units, cultural and sporting organizations are stepping in to make up for the lack of public services.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

Oliver concludes this eleven-part series with a visit to Fort Chambry, where French and British armies fought over new Canadian territories. How did this affect the present? Olivier leaves us to draw our own conclusions and assures us that he is fond of the Québécois as much as they are fond of him. He shares his final impressions of Quebec in a lovely song at the end.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

Quebec's current relationship with France is complex. French politicians tend to tread carefully regarding Quebec's sovereignty. For many years France adopted a policy of "neither indifference nor interference," a more neutral stance somewhere between a hands-off policy (which could be seen as complete abandonment) and an overly intrusive relationship. Sarkozy moved away from that policy, but his successor Hollande revived it.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

Quebec may never answer the vexing question: Should Quebec remain part of Canada or not? While opinions are divided, Quebecois don't necessarily show the same passion as the French when debating hot issues.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

In part seven of this series on Quebec, Olivier focuses on something that is dear to the hearts of many Québécois: the majestic Saint Lawrence River. He also explores their relationship with money and the way they conduct business. Olivier asks whether it's easier to do business in Quebec or in France. Quebec, it seems, offers more opportunities for companies, with fewer regulations and restrictions, while France remains a very productive country despite the thirty-five-hour workweek.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

In part 6 of "Le Québec parle aux Français," the interviewees compare and contrast the immigrant situation in France and Quebec. France, being a smaller country, creates additional pressure for immigrants, while in Quebec, immigrants do rather well. Later, Olivier treats us to a little song he wrote himself.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

French Canada is a cultural mosaic that is still exploring its identity. Some French Canadians feel more American than French, while others feel more of an allegiance to their French roots. Somehow, a Quebecois nation is emerging out of all this, but not without some growing pains.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

One might think that the push to remove anglicisms from the French language would be stronger in France, but the larger movement to "purify" French is actually happening in Quebec. Many Québécois worry that the French language is endangered in Canada, and the Quebec government has taken measures to preserve it by inventing new words instead of borrowing from English. That's why an email is still un email in France, but un courriel in Quebec.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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Canada

The situation of the French language in Quebec is controversial and complex. Montreal was an English-speaking city until 1920, and it wasn't until the passage of Law 101 in 1977 that French became the official language of Quebec. According to some of the interviewees in this video, Québécois French is in a precarious position once again, with municipal signage and corporate names in Montreal reverting to English, as well as shopkeepers who refuse to speak French.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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Canada

In the second episode of "Le Québec parle aux Français," we learn more about the complex relationship between the French and the Quebecois throughout history. We also learn about the evolution of the French language in Quebec—according to a former Prime Minister of Quebec, the province even "spoke French before France"!

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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Canada

In the first episode of this documentary on Quebec, a young Frenchman shares his impressions on Canada. As the interviewees in the film demonstrate, the Quebecois have conflicting attitudes toward the French—some see them as "snobs," while others see them as just "polite."

Actus Quartier - Fête de quartier Python-Duvernois - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

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France, Morocco, West Africa

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Our delightful young guide takes the opportunity to explain why she loves her neighborhood of Python-Duvernois. We meet some of the locals, including an aspiring Michael Schumacher and some young footballers.

Sophie et Patrice - Le français tel qu'il est parlé à Paris View Series

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France

Patrice and Sophie have a conversation about the French language. They agree that French people speak too fast for the average learner, and abbreviations and contractions make it even more difficult to understand. Patrice has a few theories as to why Parisians in particular speak so fast.

Dao Evolution - Noël pour les sans-abris

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France

Christmas is a time of celebrations and a showing of goodwill. This young man followed his heart and started giving out small gifts to the homeless. Find out what prompted him to do so at the end of this video.

Actus Quartier - Devant la SNCF View Series

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France

A group of people gathered in front of the SNCF (French National Railway Company) headquarters to claim the use of empty buildings owned by the latter. Many people who are homeless or live in unsanitary conditions could greatly benefit from those vacant buildings.

Le Mans TV - Youssef Ben Amar, un rappeur engagé en politique View Series

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France

Youssef Ben Amar is a rapper and political activist who is running for office in the fourth legislative district of the Sarthe department. He shares his views and urges people to take an interest in politics, which he believes is something that all people do every day.

Micro-Trottoirs - Macron, fais pas l'autruche ! View Series

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France

After one year in power, President Macron has lost some of his popularity. Opinions are divided as to his performance, but most agree that he is a very shrewd ruler, for better or worse.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

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France

Clara and Roger's persistence paid off. She passed her entrance examination to the sports-studies program. But first, she had to confront her father with the truth.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

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France

Clara has been taking dance classes for three months now. She's become friends with the other students, who help her prepare for her baccalaureate exam. Roger, her homeless friend, has also been a great help, and he's more educated than she realized!

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père s'oppose à ma passion - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

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France

Clara's father finally catches up with her after she disappears for the afternoon. He sees her talking to the homeless man he saw earlier and is concerned for her safety. She goes home with her father and things quiet down a little, for now....

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