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Visions of Exile Festival in Paris

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Artist Kubra Khademi from Afghanistan completes one of her portraits in the Visions of Exile Festival in Paris
Artist Kubra Khademi from Afghanistan completes one of her portraits in the Visions of Exile Festival in Paris Visions of Exile Festival

More and more people are finding themselves in situations of exile, far away from their homes, from their lives, from their loved ones. They are forced to build new lives, forge new communities, find their path into an established society that is not always welcoming. These figures of exile bring with them their skills, talents and personalities.

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The Visions of Exile Festival in Paris celebrates the creativity of some of these women and men who have successfully overcome our borders. This month-long festival highlights the figure of the Exile and the way it is represented.

For this week's Spotlight on France, Sophie Gorman first spoke to Judith Depaule, who has been the festival director since it began…

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Included in this piece:
- Judith Depaule, director of the Visions of Exile Festival
- Syrian artist Omar Ibrahim who is exhibiting as part of the Visions of Exile festival in Paris, running until the second of December.

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