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Original tape date: April 23, 2014.

First aired: April 24, 2014.

"2 Autumns, 3 Winters" by Sébastien Betbeder
If love is eternal, then its cinematic embodiment -- romantic comedy – has a bright future. The latest proof is the second feature film from Sebastien Betbeder 2 Autumns, 3 Winters. Greek romance, Shakespeare, and Hollywood screwball comedy have taught us how hard it is to be young and in love. Now Betbeder’s romp chronicles the challenges for French millenials. Comic scenes mix with confessional monologues and hints of cinephilia. How do you create charm and hope for a cynical age? CANAPE talks it over with the film’s creator.

"The Marchers"
Last month, The Marchers based on the true story of the march for equality and against racism in 1983 played at Rendez vous with French cinema in New York. Canapé had the chance to talk with the director Nabil Ben Yadir who emphasized that racism is still very much a reality in France as it is everywhere. Today migrants continue to struggle for equality. Whether in Italy Germany or France, they face common problems. They live without freedom of movement or the permission to work. With the constant threat of deportation. Despite these conditions, migrants are taking collective actions. A coalition of groups from across Europe is planning to converge in Strasbourg at the end of May and then march to the EU summit on migration in Brussels. Migrants will exercise their freedom of movement by not respecting borders that do not respect them.

Jean-Christian Bourcart and Olfa Riahi
On a recent trip to the USA Tunisian activist and blogger Olfa Riahi decided to explore Camden, New Jersey with French artist-photographer Jean-Christian Bourcart. CANAPE follows their journey and records her comments as offered at a lecture at Duke University.

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