Horror films of the '80s
Tracking major theatrical releases, obscure titles, and straight-to-video gems, this series explores the horror movies of the '80s. From "Shining" to the "Nightmare on Elm Street" saga and from "The Gremlins" to "The Thing", the era was truly golden for the genre.
Topics include groundbreaking effects; the home-video revolution; poster art and project marketing; sound design and musical scores; the 3-D resurgence; heroes and villains; sex and nudity and much more.
Filled with countless clips and entertaining moments, this is a nostalgia trip through a game-changing decade that made a generation of horror fans believe in the impossible.
LOVE AND SEX IN ISRAEL [52’]
A torn youth
The Promised Land is a recent state where religion and institutions are intertwined while mores and modernity clash.
In a country swept by conflicts since its creation, where carelessness and patriotism coexist, the youth torn between thousand-year-old traditions and Western influences must find its own way.
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.
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.
ICELAND, A SANCTUARY FOR PUFFINS [52’]
A particularly endearing sea bird
Every year, after six months spent at sea, the Atlantic puffin returns to the slopes of the Vestmann Islands off the Icelandic coast.
Its exotic appearance and demeanor, sometimes affectionate, other times rowdy but often considered "comical" because of its clumsy gait, make this sea bird particularly endearing.
A national emblem and a tourist attraction, its fate is nevertheless a matter of concern to Icelanders as, for a decade now, pairs have stopped breeding. Faced with this situation, a handful of enthusiasts are mobilizing to save the puffin which represents the identity of an island.
ANIMAL DESTINIES [7x52’]
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.
ALEXIA COOKS FRANCE [4x52’]
Traditional recipes reinvented
Alexia loves the terroirs and is committed to the preservation of nature.
She travels around France to meet men and women who have decided to produce in a sustainable way.
These encounters allow her to take up a challenge: to reinvent and reinterpret traditional recipes by cooking responsibly.
EXTREME ELEVATORS, SKY IS THE LIMIT [48’]
A sophisticated and high-performance equipment
The elevator is an invisible means of transportation and yet the most used worldwide. Every day, more than a billion human beings take them.
Since its creation in 1853, it has followed the industrial evolution and accompanied innovative technologies. Today, it is a sophisticated, high-performance piece of equipment.
When we enter an elevator, we are far from imagining all the innovations it has benefited from over the past decades.
ANGELA MERKEL, A LEGACY THROUGH TIME [90’]
16 years at the helm of Germany
Angela Merkel embodied Germany for almost two decades carrying an image of stability and rationality. What are the secrets of her longevity?
Born in East Germany, she started as a biologist and, eventually, became the most powerful woman on the planet. In this film, Angela Merkel herself gives a unique insight into her career.
Barack Obama, Theresa May, Christine Lagarde, and many other world leaders who have worked with her shed new light on one extraordinary woman.
ON THE FLY [6x30’]
Extreme fishing in the Malaysian jungle
Paul is on a fishing adventure through Malaysia, one of the world's finest and most challenging unexplored freshwater fly-fishing spots.
The series is a mix of nail-biting, adrenalin-fueled fishing sequences and quiet moments to soak in the natural beauty of the wild.
Each episode features an exotic fish and takes us into the intimate world of a man who has chosen to live off the grid.
THE BLACK BEE'S FOUR SEASONS [52’]
The turbulent life of a swarm
On the gentle slopes of a mountain, between the green ferns, sits a small hive inhabited by hundreds of little black bees. These beautiful insects have led an exciting life here for over 5,000 years.
This film follows the life of a swarm for a year: the spring awakening, the swarming, the rearing of new queens, the ban of bumblebees after the nuptial flight, the massacre of the males, the pollination, and then, little by little, with the coming of winter, the return to the great sleep.
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.