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30/03/2011

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18 minutes
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Wednesday 30 March 2011

The best of the world's arts, film, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Harriett Gilbert.

On today's programme The National Museum of China in Beijing, German director Werner Herzog discusses his documentary - Cave of Forgotten Dreams and Ruta Sepetys' book for young adults, Between Shades of Gray.

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  • National Museum of China

    The National Museum of China in Beijing, which opens this week, is the world's biggest museum. Harriett talks to German museum directors Martin Roth and Klaus Schrenk about their major exhibition The Art of the Enlightenment which is the first show to be staged there.

  • Werner Herzog

    Werner Herzog

    German director Werner Herzog discusses his documentary - Cave of Forgotten Dreams - about the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind . Shot in 3D it has been hailed as his best film to date.

  • Ruta Sepetys

    Ruta Sepetys

    Ruta Sepetys' book for young adults, Between Shades of Gray, tells the true story of the Stalinist purge of Lithuania during the second world war, when thousands of Lithuanians died in labour camps in Siberia. She tells Harriett it's based on her own family's history and the testimony of survivors.


    Between Shades of Gray is published by Penguin

  • Ruta Sepetys

    Ruta Sepetys

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