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The Inspiring Story of Pinar Selek: A Brave Kurdish Woman Fighting for Justice

18 September 2023

In 1998 Pinar was falsely accused of complicity with terrorists believed to have caused a blast at the spice market in Istanbul. She has been forced to exile ever since.  Pinar Selek is standing in front of me at av. Valrose, in Nice, where she works as aprofessor. She is dressed in a loose dark green cotton jumper, black tight jeans anda shiny golden watch. She wears her red-brown hair short and moves a lot when shetalks. Her energy lights up the room and you would never guess that this friendly looking middle aged woman has been through hell and back. Everything started in July 1998: Pinar was a young and passionate researcher interviewing Kurdish militants at the popular spice market in Istanbul, when all of a sudden a huge blast turned everything black. 7 people died and 127 got injured.Pinar was arrested and refused to give the Turkish police the name of the militants.She was tortured and accused of complicity with the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers Party. She spent two and a half years in prison for complicity in a terrorist attack. The Turkish police falsified documents showing her culpability. Later it came out that itwas all just an accident, due to

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On the backstage of the School Dance of National Opera in Paris

On the backstage of the School Dance of National Opera in Paris

1 March 2013

For the first time TV cameras were authorised to film a school year in the heart of the Dancing school of the national Opera of Paris.  This adventure is «SEEDS Of STARS» an unpublished documentary series of 6 x 26 minutes accomplished ...

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John Hardy, the history of successful jewelry

John Hardy, the history of successful jewelry

21 October 2011

THE COMPANY John Hardy is the luxury handmade jewelry brand founded on a synergy between designers and artisans who create objects of beauty in an environment of respect for people and the natural world. The company's signature collaboration between designers and artisans yields jewelry that unites ...

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Jackie Kennedy, money and power

Jackie Kennedy, money and power

29 September 2011

  Jackie Kennedy is an eternal fashion icon. It is an inspiration for all of us from clothing, looks and, mostly, attitude. Many of us could heard of her destiny as First Lady, wife of John Kennedy. There are much more to know, though, about ...

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Marlene Dietrich, controversial destiny

Marlene Dietrich, controversial destiny

29 September 2011

  Many of you certainly heard of Marlene Dietrich. But, how many of you knew her real life? Let's take a look inside! Marlene Dietrich was born at Schoneberg, Berlin in 1901 but it is a well kept secret for so many years because she ...

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First police woman, first female uniform

First police woman, first female uniform

16 September 2011

  Nowadays, a police woman in service is not such a big deal. But, think at the early 1900’s where women did not have many jobs, mostly the ones that were created especially for men. Alice S. Welles accepted as police woman: Being a minister in Kansas, ...

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How all started for Swarovski

How all started for Swarovski

16 September 2011

  In 1895, Daniel Swarovski, a Bohemian inventor and visionary, moved to the village of Wattens, Tyrol in Austria, with his newly-invented machine for cutting and polishing crystal jewelry stones. From this beginning that revolutionised the fashion world, Swarovski has grown to be the world’s leading producer ...

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