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CLIP 10202

France debates national identity

France debates national identity

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Key Info
  • France debates national identity
  • Duration: 02:26
  • Emma Jane Kirby reports on concerns in France about how best to preserve the national identity in an increasingly multicultural society. The government of President Nicolas Sarkozy has instigated the debate, but some fear this is a political move designed to appeal to nationalist opinions which discriminate against immigrants to France. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 5 November 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Current Affairs and Social Issues

  • Keywords: France, French, Paris, identity, society, nationalism, multicultural, culture, immigration
Ideas for use in class
  • As background to modern-day France. Investigate the Francophone world and the major immigrant communities in France.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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