New Programs

LIVING ON WILD PLANTS [52’]

Their gustatory and nourishing qualities

Edible wild plants have fed generations of humans over the centuries before falling into oblivion. For a long time, we have come across them at the bend of a path without questioning their usefulness.

Today, we look at these plants in a completely different light because they offer a wonderful opportunity to rethink our diet and our relationship with nature.

Pioneers following in the footsteps of our hunter-gatherer ancestors present the gustatory and nourishing qualities of wild plants.

MASTERS OF OLIVE OIL [52’]

An episode from the series
MASTERS OF SAVOURS

Until a few years ago, olive oil was a common ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. However, recently, passionate growers have consistently improved quality and taste, to the point of making their product indispensable for the best chefs.

We journey where these nectars can be found, often nestled in magnificent landscapes: the plains of Tuscany in Italy, the fields of Drome in France, the Peloponnese in Greece, and Spain.

FLAVORS [108x52’]

Outstanding destinations. Unforgettable memories.

Discover the richness, magic and beauty of some of the world’s most sought after destinations: their natural wonders and outstanding monuments, their handicrafts and breathtaking landscapes.

FLAVORS is a memorable journey into the traditions and history of countries everyone is dreaming of visiting.

BRIDGES OF PARIS (THE) [52’]

Pushing back the limits

The bridges of Paris follow one another along the Seine river, all different since they were built over centuries and reflect the most advanced techniques of each era. First in wood, then in stone, metal and today in high-performance alloys, they have each time pushed back the limits of know-how.

How have these superstructures withstood the test of time? What challenges were met to gain in lightness and sturdiness, to improve span and strength?

Thanks to 3D images and the participation of the best experts, this film takes us back in time to discover the incredible story of the bridges of Paris.

Also available as a 70'

KAZCAR, NATURAL TURKEY [52’]

The white and green country

Northeastern Anatolia and the Kaçkar mountains are probably Turkey's best-kept secret.

Few visitors venture into this magnificent region close to Georgia where dizzying gorges, endless steppes, imposing mountains and highland pastures make up incredible landscapes.

In this film, we discover villages buried under the snow in winter and lush forests in summer.

FLAVORS OF NEW ZEALAND, THE SOUTHERN ISLAND [52’]

An episode from the series
FLAVORS

Located at the edge of the world, New Zealand is probably the last land to have been colonized by men.

The South Island, known to the Maoris for nearly 1,000 years as Te Waipounamu, "The Land of Water with Green Stones", is home to deposits of jade, a gem that has shaped the Maori culture.

Wilder than its northern sister, the island is home to the most beautiful landscapes of New Zealand with a large mountain range, the Mount Cook, ice fields and majestic fjords.

THE PRICE OF PROTEST [52’]

The Colin Kaepernick story

Imagine two of the most emblematic American values colliding: freedom of speech and patriotism.

Football icon Colin Kaepernick epitomized that clash when, in 2016, a simple gesture turned him into the most polarizing athlete of our times. While the crowd was standing up for the national anthem at an NFL football game, he instead took a knee. It became the kickoff for a serious political crisis in the US and started a movement (#TakeAKnee) that made him world famous. To some, Colin is a hero, to others a traitor, but still many followed his lead by taking a knee or protesting in the streets.

Colin Kaepernick may have sacrificed his career but his standing against social injustice will go down in history.

WORLD HERITAGE CANAL [52’]

An architectural wonder and a technical prowess

In the 17th century, Louis XIV financed the digging of a canal connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the second largest construction of his reign after Versailles.

Using the latest technology of its time, the beautifully conceived Canal du Midi is among the oldest functioning canal in Europe and listed as a Unesco World Heritage site.

HAITI, LIFE AT ALL COSTS [52’]

The Kangaroo method

On January 12, 2010, a brutal earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti.

Eight years later, the situation in the country is still chaotic, particularly in maternity wards. The one at the public hospital in Port au Prince is still a makeshift, an unsuitable premise without running water. Premature babies, the most fragile, have very little chance of survival.

A few kilometres away, however, the Saint Damien maternity ward is saving most of these little lives. Subsidized by an Italian NGO, equipped with state-of-the-art neonatal equipment, it relies on a program that has been proven in other poor countries: the Kangaroo method.

MASTERS OF BREAD [52’]

An episode from the series
MASTERS OF SAVOURS

Bread appeared around 8,000 B.C. in the Middle East, at the beginnings of agriculture, and is now staple food in many countries.

In this film, we meet passionate people who have made bread their profession. Whether in France, Greece or Italy, bread is more than a simple sustenance as it is a symbol coated with traditions and a source of social bonds.

The bread has many forms, its variations are infinite and say a lot about the history and culture of a people.

BECOMING DE GAULLE [52’]

A visionary from an early age

General Charles de Gaulle is a multi-faceted man. There is the savior, a leading figure in French history during WWII. There is the intimate man, the one who cuddled his trisomic daughter, loved the simplicity of family life and always in need of Yvonne, the woman of his life.

And then there is the lesser known side of the man, a visionary even from an early age.

This film tells the story of young Charles becoming General de Gaulle, the many challenges he imposed on himself. The story begins on November 22, 1890, and ends on June 18, 1940, in London.

THE LUCKY ZEBRA [52’]

Some fare better than others

In nature, there are the herbivores to whom nothing smiles right away (barely born already eaten) and others who fare better like THE LUCKY ZEBRA. How else to call this little male born in the dry season who, throughout his life, will enjoy a lucky star.

Confronted with drought, predators, competing males, he always manages to get by. Over the years, he has led without fail and damage the small harem he has patiently built.

But in the end, is it just luck or is this zebra just more cautious, skillful and smart than the others?