New Programs

THE TOMB OF THE USSR 52’

A war that changed the face of the World

Forty years ago, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan triggered 10 years of a dirty conflict that changed the face of the world.

Through exclusive archives of the Afghan guerilla and the testimony of the local Soviet former commander in chief, this film unveils the full story of a war that marked the beginning of the fall of the USSR.

THE SILENT PANDEMIC 52’ or 90’

The resistance to antibiotics

The world is on the cusp of a major threat: bacteria are developing resistance to existing antibiotics faster than new ones are coming onto the market. An ever-widening gap is opening.

For the first time in recent history, we must accept that not all bacterial infections are treatable - with implications in all areas of medicine, from surgery to oncology.

The WHO has been using the term "silent pandemic" because antibiotic resistance is creeping, unnoticed in society, but with the potential to upend our health system.

ANIMAL DESTINIES [7x52’]

Survival strategies

In the African savannah, life is a succession of challenges that must be overcome if one wants to see the next day. Growing up, finding food, moving around, breeding, all these vital needs require coming up with survival strategies that can be perilous.

Through the fate of various animals, the whole theatre of life is revealed with its constant struggles punctuated by brief moments of respite.

ICELAND, A SANCTUARY FOR PUFFINS 52’

An endearing sea bird

With its exotic appearance and demeanor, sometimes affectionate, other times rowdy but often considered "comical", the puffin is a particularly endearing seabird.

A national emblem and a tourist attraction, its fate is nevertheless a matter of concern to Icelanders as couples have stopped breeding for a decade now.

Faced with this situation, a handful of enthusiasts mobilized to save the puffin.

DIVAS 52’

The voices or Arabic music

The "golden age" of culture in the Arab world, which lasted from the 1920s to the 1970s, saw women play a crucial role. They took over music, song, cinema, literature, the radio, and the press, and thrilled and enthralled diverse peoples, from Baghdad to Casablanca.

These women, some of whom remain giants in their own right, are symbols of a bygone era but also models and sources of inspiration for many contemporary Arab artists.

IN THE LAND OF THE BLACK BEE 52’

The turbulent life of a swarm

On the gentle slopes of a mountain, between the green ferns, sits a hive inhabited by hundreds of little black bees.

Through the four seasons, this film follows the life of a swarm from the inside. We witness the awakening in the spring, the rearing of new queens, the nuptial flight of the virgin queens and the subsequent ban of bumblebees, the massacre of the males, the pollination, and then, little by little, with the coming of winter, the return to the great sleep.

This film is an epic story set in a tiny wooden box.

THE SOLAR SYSTEM 52’

The genesis

This film is a journey through space and time to understand our origins.

It starts with the creation of our solar system 4.8 billion years ago, takes us through its changes and evolutions until today, and looks at its future.

MASTERS OF COFFEE 52’

An episode from the series
MASTERS OF SAVOURS

For almost a decade, the world of roasting has been in the midst of a revolution with the so-called "specialty" coffee.

These coffees are being tended in exceptional places such as the Finca Bora in Panama, the Reunion Island, or the heights of Cali in Colombia.

This film shows us the complexity of this plant through the men and women who watch over it with passion.

PARMESAN, THE GRATE WAR 52’

The second most counterfeited food product in the world

Is Parmesan a luxury product or a mass-market food? In any case, it is a product whose production has been jealously guarded for centuries in the Po Valley in Italy. Thefts of whole wheels have multiplied there, and a parmesan cheese bank has even been created in an ultra-secure place.

While certain production methods are under debate, the United States, a country with little regard for Protected Designation of Origin and traditions, offers a US version of the famous Italian cheese.

The second most counterfeited food product in the world, Parmesan has flooded restaurant tables and supermarkets.

COVID CENTURY 90’

Preparing for the next pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every country and will continue to shape global politics and our daily lives for the foreseeable future.

Scientists even speculate that this could be the first in a series of new viral pandemics for which humanity must prepare.

This film looks at how to strengthen international coordination to better cope with the next such scourge.

BECOMING WOMAN 52’

The fight of a new life

Becoming a woman means, among other things, adopting a new voice, at the cost of long speech therapy sessions, but also a new wardrobe and a new walk.

Day after day, these people will have to tame their femininity to finally become who they have always been inside.

They have decided to free themselves from the gaze of others to fight the battle for a new life.

FLAVORS OF CAMBODIA 52’

An episode from the series
FLAVORS

With its legendary temples and heavenly beaches, Cambodia has many treasures to offer.

This land steeped in ritual and belief has managed to modernize itself, as evidenced by its capital, Phnom Penh, and its Art Deco architecture.

Far from the frenzy of the cities, some inhabitants have managed to preserve their natural and artistic heritage.