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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.

LEONARDO DICAPRIO: MOST WANTED! [52’]

A living legend of cinema

As a child, Leonardo DiCaprio had a big dream: he wanted to step into Hollywood's limelight and make film history. He pursued his goal with an iron will and natural talent.

Today, he has achieved everything - including winning an Oscar. Nevertheless, he is restlessly searching for new goals.

Leonardo DiCaprio is a man who lives his dreams, even with all their contradictions.

COBRA GYPSIES [52’]

The Roma ancestors

COBRA GYPSIES offers a colorful window into the startling ancient culture of the nomadic Kalbeliya tribes living in rural Rajasthan, Northern India. A decade ago, their folk songs and dances were declared a part of the Intangible Heritage List by the Unesco.

This film explores their culture of eternal dance, syncopated music, snake charming, colorful fashion as well as their way of life.

These exotic looking castoffs are the ancestors to the Roma Gypsies living in Europe today.

LA LA LA, A STORY OF MUSICALS [52’]

A playful panorama of an enchanting genre

More than a simple cinematographic genre, the musical is a state of mind, a kind of magic which can touch many things, our memories, of course, but also unexpected realms.

This film offers a playful panorama of an enchanting genre.

CHAMPS-ELYSEES, THE AVENUE OF A THOUSAND SECRETS [7x52’]

Backstage and unknown places

You think you know everything about the Champs-Elysées, the ultimate symbol of Paris?

Think again. This series unveils the backstage and unknown places of the most famous avenue in the world, showing the Champs Elysées as never seen before.

AL PACINO, THE RELUCTANT STAR [52’]

The many faces of an icon

Al Pacino made it onto the big stages from Broadway to Hollywood, but, being extremely shy, he is still somehow a mystery.

At the beginning of the 70’s, he got his first international success as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" which was followed by legendary screen heroes such as drug lord Tony Montana, New York cop Serpico, bank robber Sonny Wortzig or blind colonel Frank Slade.

At nearly 80 years of age, Al Pacino continues to show his versatility by appearing both on stage and in front of the camera. He is a man with many faces. A gifted actor and a reluctant star.

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?

RACISM, THE DARK SIDE OF AUSTRALIA [52’]

The rise of the extreme right

In Christchurch, New Zealand, 50 Muslim victims were shot dead by a right-wing extremist in the middle of Friday prayers. The terrorist was a 28-year-old Australian. If such an event was unheard of in this region of the world, it is a symptom of a much broader problem.

In recent years, new xenophobic parties have emerged in Australia that openly display their hatred of immigrants. Whether they have been there for several generations or newcomers, many communities are the target of discrimination.

But racism does not only affect foreigners. Aborigines are the first victims: exclusion, poverty, school failure, unemployment. How can the rise of the extreme right be explained? Why is the situation of aborigines worsening?

LIGURIA: THE ITALIAN RIVIERA [52’]

An invitation to dream and get away

Liguria, known worldwide as the Italian Riviera, extends over 300 kilometres along the Mediterranean.

Genoa. Portofino. The Five Lands. These mythical names are an invitation to this northern region which has always been at the heart of the country's history from the Romans to the dolce vita of the 1960's.

The magic of the Italian Riviera comes from a rich heritage and ancestral know-how packaged in an exceptional natural setting while enjoying a year-round idyllic climate.

PATAGONIA, NATURE SUPREME [52’]

An untamed and timeless land

Patagonia is a region located on the South American continent, shared by Argentina and Chile.

With a variety of unique and wild landscapes, this region, known worldwide for its large icefields, is a real treat for the eyes.

An untamed and timeless land, Patagonia is all about discoveries and experiences, and promises everlasting memories.

GERHARD SCHRODER, DRUM UP YOUR COURAGE [52’]

The man who revived Germany

When Gerhard Schröder came to power, his country was depicted as the sickman of Europe. His actions -which often turned the back to his social-democrat roots- still explain today the division inside the society, the increasing divergence between east and west, rich and poor, politics and society. It cost him his reelection, a risk he was willing to take. But the radical changes he imposed helped Germany to regain its status.

Through hard work and discipline, Gerhard Schröder rose from humble origin to become one of the most powerful men in Germany.

Today his political savvy and expertise are sought after in a world increasingly dominated by populist leaders and autocratic states.

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.