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Dubai International Film Festival

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 13 December 2012

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

Simon Atkinson with news from the 9th Dubai International Film Festival which opened with a screening of Ang Lee's film Life of Pi.

Jane O'Brien reports on a move by one of the oldest scientific institutions in the US to award a seal of approval to fiction writers who make credible use of science in their books.

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Picture shows Suraj Sharma, star of Ang Lee's film The Life of Pi
Photo courtesy of Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for DIFF

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