♪ >> health -- comes into effect in france. access to the louvre museum can only happen if you have official proof that you have been vaccinated or negative test. the prime minister's warning this could change again, covid permitting. the misuse of the pegasus spyware is emerging and modi's government continues to avoid answering awkward questions dealing with the israeli software developer nso. two days before the official
openings. softball being played now in fukushima. in baseball making a comeback from 2008. thank you for being with us. 21,539 new cases of covid-19 in france over the past 24 hours. the prime minister has spoken of government concern, cases are up over 150% in the past week. this news comes as the health mask is brought into use enabling people to go to museums and theaters with proof of vaccination. two pieces of news that illustrate the opposing concerns of the time. a report from a famous landmark. >> the iron lady is off limits without a health pass. the new rules may not make vaccines obligatory, but
they are a firm nudge. they must check that both employees and visitors are either vaccinated or have had a recent negative covid test. at the eiffel tower those without a pass can get tested on site. although it is no longer free of charge for foreigners. not everyone agrees with the new measures. >> they are forcing you to wear masks to do certain kind of things that some kind of impositions to. -- to you. to me, that are violations to your freedom. >> visitors also cute to get their passes checked. -- queued to get their passes checked. while tourism hotspots were still busy, it was a quiet day at the cinema. it usually welcomes 130 people on weekday mornings, but with only -- have only had 28 so far. >> [speaking french]
>> by the beginning of august, the health pass will be needed to access cafés, restaurants, hospitals and retirement homes. if you want to travel by plane or board a long distance train. in a further push towards vaccination, frequent pcr tests will no longer be an option by the autumn as citizens will have to start paying for them out of pocket without a prescription. >> the health pass being used today -- being introduced in france in the news that cases are still rising of coronavirus, across the country. in austria such a pass has been in use since may, but it has not stopped the delta variant from spreading. >> in vienna, going to a restaurant starts like this. >> hello. >> the pass means the
>> [speaking german] > roughly 50% of austria's population is still not vaccinated. as the delta variant spreads, the government plans to step up restrictions. >> controversy grows over the attempt is hafted of the french president mobile phones. pressure mounts on the israeli company that developed pegasus. an embarrassment for the countries that purchase the spyware. it was morocco that tried to hack macron's phone. india was thought to be the guest abusers of the software that can break through what was thought to be impenetrable. in india, modi's government
continues to dodge questions over whether it is a client of the nsl group. journalists have been telling a different story. >> india's i. minister began his week dismissing allegations the government used pegasus by -- spire. >> when we look through the prism of logic, there is no substance whatsoever behind the sensationalism. >> minutes after his statement apartment, the wire, an independent news website, part of the media consortium behind the revolution listed the minister himself as a potential target. this in 2017 when he was not a member of the ruling party. the pegasus progroject has listed the name of the opposition leader. ghandi was targeted in the run-up to the 2019 general election. modi's bjp won by a landslide.
calls for an investigation by the opposition are growing. >> we demand that there should be an investigation. the truth will come out and the lies will be exposed. people should know the truth. >> although 40 journalists in india were listed as potential targets, one of them told "france 24" it demonstrates how freedom of the press in india has changed under modi. >> to be honest, when i heard thisit did not come as a surise because over the last few years, things have changed a lot in india where journalism is concerned. the last few years, we have all been told anyone who is not -- who ask questions of the government are told to be careful. we've all been under surveillance. but we did not know it wod be this extensive, and this intrusive. >> israel based nso claims it only deals with vetted
government agencies. new delhi has declined to say if it purchased its pegasus software, claiming instead the revelation is an international plot to defame india. >> two days before the olympics -- software making -- softball making a comeback. >> a pitcher, a batter, and a ball. those are the key ingredients. when the batter manages to hit a ball, he runs around four bases to get back to home plate and score a run. but complicating matters, the ball is small and can go up to 150 kilometers an hour. >> [speaking french] >> the batter is out after three strikes. >> [speaking french]
>> only men's teams are competing at baseball in the olympics. women take part in soft. although the differences between the two sports are minimal. >> [speaking french] >> [speaking french] >> although it began>> in england, evolving from the game rounders, baseball's governing body is in the united states. it's popular in japan, though it hasn't caught on as much in europe. >> [speaking french]
encore. as of july 20 one, france requires health passes to anderson-- to enter cinemas. proof you have been double vaccinated or tested negative or recovered from covid-19. that is something cinema goers will have to think about on top of thinking what to watch. i'm joined onset by our film critic. hi, lisa. your first pick is a documentary about helmet -- the german born photographer took unmistakable portraits that raised -- graced fashion magazines and art galleries for decades. he died in 2004. tell us more. >> helmet newton, the bad and the beautiful english, is an informative portrait of an image maker purity was accused of being a pervert, but the
fond memorires worked with means he was a gentle men and a superb collaborator. his beloved wife june, under alice springs, died this past april at age 98. this is a really entertaining film. >> he may have come across as a considerate gentleman but for some people he represented the male gaze. there was some pushback. >> several from critics told the publicions they would like to write a feature article only to have younger employees protest that helmut newton had no place in their pages because he objectified women. how far off the mark this attitude is is made extremely clear via the interviews with the strong, interesting women who worked with him and were delighted to do so. charlotte rambling, grace jones, marianne faithful, claudia schiffer, anna, isabella rosalina. -he said with a achieved togethr
was -- she said what they achieved together were her first nude shots, may have been the best photo shoot of her life. >> let's take a look at helmut newton, the bad and beautiful. >> he could look at any image and say that is a helmeu newton photograpaph. >> i've always wanted to photograph a chicken wearing high heels. >> nothing serious. this man was incredible. >> he was a little bit covert, but so am i, so it's ok. >> he and i have something in common. we both started taking photographs with the brownie box camera at the age of 12. i had the pleasure of meeting him twice. he was a sweetheart, playful, curious, lovely manners. his sense of visual humor was superb.
he tricked le pen into being photographed in a pose identical to adolph hitler. he was born in 1920 and was a jewish boy in berlin. he developed technical expertise as an apprentice to a leading female photographer, who was exterminated in the war. >> next to a film that won the enselmbe prize. "good mother," the story of the mother called nora living in marseille. >> nora is played by a nonprofessional, who had never acted before and merely accompanied her daughter on an addition to his radiantly stoic. she is diligently holding together several generations to just about endless work, both
paid and unpaid. the narrative is an effortless example of all of the intersectionality in women in front of and behind the camera. the actress turned director, that was her dancing and dancing -- shot on location in the low income housing project reckless across from the one in which she herself actually grew up. the faces and places feel authentic because they are. there was handheld camera work and the related -- the region's distinctive light helps give the material what i think is authenticity. >> "france 24" interviewed h before the cannes film festival. take a listen. >> i wanted to tell the story of a woman, about two women from different generations. there were a few characters in the film. but the mother is the pillar of it all. i wanted to depict motherly
love, of a woman alone and keeps going just for her children and will keep going until her last breath for her children. i also wanted to show this character -- that you rarely see in film. i wanted to film in housing project before they were torn down. >> [speaking french] > we learned gradually about the full extent of nora's employment commitment and how may people live with her or depend about her in a housing project where the elevators never work. nora's smile is wistful but she lives by a personal code of kindness posted by never ending
effort. if urban isolation and loneliness are reoccurring topic in films, nora could be said to have almost too many human connections. she is dignity personified. and when hit with unexpected excesses, she is pragmatic, but there's endless sacrifice -- does and the sacrifice and it being the good mother of the title? >> now to the 74th cannes film festival that attracted 20,000 people despite the threat of covid-19. what do you think the future of screens is? >> all i can say is people were incredibly happy, happy to have the communal experience of watching movies together on screens in cannes. some pundits think streaming films at home will take the place of cinemas, and if that does come to pass, i'm confidence that -- confident that france will remain to
brick-and-mortar theaters as egypt is to pyramid. that said, there are some nifty innovations you cannot recreate. paul schrader said that these new screens may point to a possible future for seeing moving images in a communal way. i was incredibly impressed by the ideal gallery that opened to the public in legion. about a two hour train trip from paris. it is a beautifully -- preserved a state where leonardo da vinci lived and worked the last three years of his life. employing a finely tuned projectors, the ideal gallery provides the immersive sensation of examining 17 of lonardo's most famous paintings that have never been shown together. you'd have to go to the vatican, the louvre and many other museums to see them. the technique compares detail such as how he painted hands or faces from campus to campus and it is projecting seamlessly on the walls of a chapel like space.
i was incredibly moved by the way the technology amplifies the artistry. >> also in new screens, -- a french app lets you dig deeper into the history of your surroundings. >> everybody should go to the top of the eiffel tower at least once in their life to see paris on high. obviously if you look out over paris from the eiffel tower, then the tower wl not beart of what you see. for that i sugst the observation deck of the 56 story high -- parnace that reopened to visitors in june. they welcome one million tourists each year. the view is terrific but the magnicity app lets you point your device and monuments on the horizon and then receive an overlay of historic photos, texts, and short videos. you can learn about the french capital -- or bone up on historical tidbits created with input from specialists.
designers are adapting this technology for other tall buildingincluding what chicagoans let me call the hancock building. >> another french innovation that is becoming popular brought. >> that is the multi-camera magic delighting visitors in the 11th arrondissement. talk about an immersive experience. a revamped industrial space has been outfitted with perfectly calibrated space age slide projectors that let you feel enveloped by gorgeous enlargements and i mean enlargements of great art. the van gogh show is on tour and currently attracting crowds in chicago. dali would've loved his to -- this technology because his artistry can stand up to the larger-than-life treatment. and gustav -0- klimt's work would have stood up to this. >> thank you for your rap of the films to watch and your analysis
of screens old and new. thank you for watching. remember our website, and facebook and instagram. more news on "france 24" after this. ♪ ♪ >> time for french connections, our weekly look at the intimacies of life in france print this week show is a public service announcement, tellin gyou moment ago this is very
exciting because it is rather confusing. we are going to focus on what to do if you are indeed in an emergency in france because there are so many different numbers the -- you could call. >> there are 10 emergency numbers in france. if you are in a medical emergency, dial 15. if you want to reach the police, you dial 17. to reach the fire department, dial 18. and there is also the universal emergency line, the european emergency line, which is 112. there are over 10 numbers depending on what kind of emergency you are in. some of them are little niche. for instance, if you need to be rescued at sea, there is a number. if you need to reach emergency social services, there is a whole separate number. it's really hard to keep track. it's quite easy to get confused. >> [speaking french]
>> don't make fun of those people. i get confused and in an emergency it is hard to think straight anyway. >> even lot of french people do not know the emergency numbers, they get a lot of calls. >> they do. the three main emergency numbers get about 170,000 calls a day. the police get 36,000 calls a day. firefighters 50000 and 85,000 for the medical emergency. a call a second for what is known here in france as, which our acronym -- the service de medical urgent. the medical emergency health services. they get the bulk of calls, which means they end being call
operators in marshaling the calls. they can sometimes get back up, -- backed up. one of the things they have in common is they do with a lot of missed calls. take a look at this footage from a couple years ago. >> [speaking french] >> fortunately>> these days not that many people use fax machines, but dogs can be a problem. >> there is a call to have unique number. in the u.k. you have 999 and
911 in the u.s. >> absolutely. that is a debate that comes up time and again, to have this unique number. other european countries -- sweden, denmark and the netherlands have a unique number. fire fighters wanted to be the 112, the universal your pin number. they argued make the system more efficient and orienting people's calls. it would save time and money. >> [speaking french] > while firefighters are in favor of one number they are facing resistance from emergency doctors. >> they argue on the contrary it
is import for people facing life-threatening medical emergencies to have quick and direct access to medical professionals, which is the case when you dial 15 in france. you are put in touch with a doctor or nurse. they war and if there is just one number, precious seconds will be wasted as a generic operator field your call. they are calling for the creation of two numbers. one that would be for medical emergencies and another that would be for security emergencies. >> [speaking french] >> this debate over having a unique number came up recently when there was a general failure in emergency numbers across france. >> in early june for about seven hours the main emergency numbers
were unavailable. the cua-- the cause was a breakdown of the telecommute occasions company responsible for guaranteeing that emergency calls go through. investigations are underway to determine whether several deaths that occurred during the breakdown are linked to the fact they could not reach emergency services. this raises the debate, should france have a unique number? the debate is raging on like many thing in france -- change takes a lot of time. in the meantime, remember. 15 for medical emergency, 17 for the police, 18 for the fire department. it is worth keeping on your phone >> i've had trouble -- i will learn that as well. thank you for that breakdown for all of us. if you want to follow those numbers and learn more, you can go to our website www.franceñññc
07/21/21 07/21/21 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] amy: from new york, this is democracy now! >> there is a clear message coming through. this is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. amy: covid-19 cases have tripled over the past month the united states as the highly contagious delta variant rapidly spreads. we will speak to pulitzer priz winning journalist ed yong about why this year may be worse than