New Programs

THE COVID CENTURY [90’]

Preparing for the next pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every country in the world 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 be better cope with the next such scourge.

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.

DEAR PLASTIC [52’]

Our ambiguous relationship with this indispensable material

Since the 1950s, plastic has revolutionized our lifestyles. It is now part of our daily life for good and bad, like the pollution of the oceans and its impact on our health.

Shot as an intimate love-hate letter to plastic, this film questions our ambiguous relationship with this material and comes to the fundamental question: are we ready to do without it?

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.

ON THE FLY [6x30’]

Extreme fishing in the Malaysian jungle

Paul is on a fishing adventure through Malaysia, one of the finest and most challenging unexplored freshwater fly-fishing spots in the world.

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.

MASTERS OF REICH [4x52’]

Making silent archives speak

This series gives a new life to silent archives.

It shed a new light on WWII and the preceding years by revealing what the masters of the Reich and their acolytes were really saying to each other while being filmed, thinking no one could hear them.

Surprising or trivial, mundane or astonishing, their words now deciphered give a new perspective on these historical archives and get us closer to the harsh reality of these tragic days.

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 OTTER, HEATING UP [52’]

A new tragedy is looming

After having almost disappeared, the otter has begun to reclaim rivers thanks to the ban on trapping, river clean-up measures and the protection of its natural habitat.

But a new tragedy now threatens its survival: global warming.

YAB YUM [52’]

The rise and fall of the world's most legendary brothel

Yab Yum, Amsterdam's most legendary brothel, was forced to close its doors more than 10 years ago after the exclusive and vibrant club turned into a dodgy criminal hub.

Director Anna Maria van't Hek found those who once worked there, they share with her their turbulent past. They tell their stories, both extravagant and painful, about Yab Yum's glory days and how it all went tragically wrong.

THE REALM OF ANTS [52’]

United to survive

In the garden of a country house, a colony of Rufibarbis ants wakes up after the winter.

In the six months from spring to autumn, it faces the age-old challenge of survival.

The hard workers, the dedicated soldiers and the precious queen join forces to meet the demands of reproduction and to fight the dangers of theft, slavery or flooding.

WINONA RYDER, FIGHTING DEMONS [52’]

Hollywood's anti-hero

Sensitive. Fragile. Crazy. Although Winona Ryder resists labels, the image of the outsider follows her all the way to the red carpet.

At 17, she was already one of Hollywood's greats, but after being convicted of shoplifting, the young talent went quiet.

Now in her mid-40s she is suddenly back, the anti-hero of Hollywood.

ANIMAL DESTINIES [5x52’]

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.