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This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the country which had its first time ever entry at the Cannes Film Festival. There’s news about festivals around the world, updates from RFI Listener Clubs, your letters, great music, and of course, the new quiz question. So click on that little “Listen” arrow above, and join in!


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This week’s quiz: On 2 May, the Cannes Film Festival added a few films to the official line-up. One of those late-comers was included in the “Un Certain Regard” section, and this film came from a country which has never had an official entry at the Cannes Festival before. Rosslyn Hyams asked you to send in the name of that country.

The answer is: Ethiopia. The title of the film is “Lamb”, and it’s not only the first time a film from Ethiopia has been included in the Cannes Film Festival, it’s the first feature film made by young director Yared Zekele … and Zekele received very good reviews. I am looking forward to seeing it!

The winners this week are: Muhammad Bilal Aslam, from Multan, Pakistan; Naz Parvin, from Dhaka, Bangladesh; P Vasu Pradeep from Kerala State in India, and two RFI Listeners Club members: Mr Ralf Urbanczyk, from Eisleben, Germany, and Mogire Machuki, from Kisii, Kenya.

 Congratulations, winners!

This week’s question... you'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 6 July to enter this week's quiz. The winners will be announced on the 11 July program. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer … and, if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

Send your answers to:


Susan Owensby
RFI – The Sound Kitchen
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