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Indignez-vous! Take on society's woes with Stéphane Hessel

Indignez-vous! Take on society's woes with Stéphane Hessel
 

Indignez-vous is arguably France's most surprising literary bestseller. Since it was published by a small company based in southern France last October, it has sold over 600,000 copies. The 30-page booklet calls on readers to get angry and take responsibility for society's woes. And it calls on the French to re-embrace the values of the French resistance during World War II. The book was written by Stéphane Hessel, the 93-year-old former diplomat and hero of the resistance.

  • Celebrating laughter, the best medecine

    Celebrating laughter, the best medecine

    Le Rire Médecin this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. American Caroline Simonds founded the French association after learning about hospital clowns in the United …

  • Succeeding in a man's world as a Michelin-starred chef

    Succeeding in a man's world as a Michelin-starred chef

    Hélène Darroze has succeeded in a man's world. While women still do much of the cooking at home in France, few become award-winning chefs. Hélène Darroze is one rare …

  • Janet Nkubana puts genocide survivors back in business

    Janet Nkubana puts genocide survivors back in business

    Janet Nkubana grew up in a refugee camp in Uganda. She only went to live in her parents' native country, Rwanda, after the genocide, in 2004. Shocked by the suffering …

  • Potter Edmund de Waal on an inspiring legacy

    Potter Edmund de Waal on an inspiring legacy

    Edmund de Waal is one of the world's best-known contemporary potters. His works sell for up to 60,000 euros apiece. But now he's won acclaim for something quite different: …

  • Shoah director Lanzmann looks at a rich life

    Shoah director Lanzmann looks at a rich life

    Claude Lanzmann has had a remarkable life: a Jew in occupied France during WWII, he joined the resistance as a teenager. After the war he wrote for leading newspapers …

  • Oceans producer Perrin tells of his passion for film

    Oceans producer Perrin tells of his passion for film

    Oceans was one of the most successful French films abroad in 2010. The documentary, which captures extraordinary images of our underwater world, was produced and co-directed …

  • Tears gone by as Marianne Faithfull tours again

    Tears gone by as Marianne Faithfull tours again

    Marianne Faithfull was only 17 when her hit As Tears Go By won her international fame. She became a household name as a singer and also stage and screen actress. But …

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