New Programs

THE SOLAR SYSTEM [52’]

A journey through space and time

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

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

FLAVORS OF THAILAND, THE PARADISE ISLANDS [52’]

An episode from the series
FLAVORS

If paradise exists somewhere on our planet, it may well be in southwest Thailand with dream islands, white sandy beaches that glisten in the sun, and crystal-clear waters.

The Andaman Gulf is home to magnificent archipelagos, stunningly beautiful landscapes, and unspoiled nature in the heart of a welcoming tropical region.

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 threatens its survival: global warming.

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.

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 a 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 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.

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.

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 in the world. Every day, more than a billion human beings take them.

Since its creation in 1853, it has followed the industrial evolution and accompanied new 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.

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.

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.

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.

THE BLOODY DECADE [8x45’]

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.

THE MAN WHO DEFIED AMERICA [52’]

The 30 years showdown between General de Gaulle and the USA

The hostility of the United States towards General de Gaulle is not a secret anymore. Successive American administrations tried everything to subdue him without ever succeeding, using media manipulations or clandestine financing of his opponents to name a few strategies.

The showdown between the General and the USA would last 30 years.

This film explains the reasons behind this antagonism thanks to declassified archives and new testimonies. For the first time, it is now possible to recount this secret war that pitted de Gaulle against America from 1940 to 1969.