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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.

THE IMMORTALS [52’]

Living beings with superpowers

Living beings have a very variable lifespan; it can be centuries, years or just a few days but all eventually face extinction. Yet there are animals that defy both death and time. They are called tardigrade, lobster, naked rat-taupe and possess real superpowers that enable them to fight disease and aging.

In trying to unravel their mystery a question arises: do they have the secret of eternal life?

ARKTIC, A 62 DAY SOLITARY JOURNEY [52’]

On and under the ice pack

In some parts of the world, climate change is more obvious than elsewhere.

French explorer Alban Michon, a specialist in ice diving, achieved a world first by crossing the Arctic "Northwest Passage" alone. Carrying over 180 kilos of equipment, Alban travelled nearly 500 kilometres, braving temperatures as low as -53°C.

This film is the story of this extraordinary adventure on and under the ice pack.

HELLO, DICTATOR [52’]

Orbán, the EU and the rule of law

Renowned historians agree: Hungary is no longer a democracy and the European Union cannot stop this development. Worse, it seems that EU money is allowing Viktor Orbán's government to strengthen its grip on the country by implementing cronyism using EU funds.

How can the EU uphold the rule of law in Hungary and prevent the advent of a dictatorship within its borders?

The legislative tools are currently inadequate and, as the disbursement of the EU-funds linked to the recovery plan looms, there is a pressing need for an answer.

NEW ZEALAND, THE SOUTH 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 MAN WHO DEFIED AMERICA [52’]

The 30 years showdown between General de Gaulle and the USA

The hostility of the United States towards the 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 which pitted de Gaulle against America from 1940 to 1969.

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.

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.

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?

CALABRIA, ESSENTIAL ITALY [52’]

The toe of the boot

Long overlooked, Calabria has become a choice destination for those who love Italy, sunshine and authenticity.

It offers the visitor unspoiled forests, pristine beaches, breathtaking landscapes and quaint villlages. There, the culture and the terroir are very much alive.

Steeped in Aragonese, Greek and Norman influences, Calabria is the quintessence of Italy and its lifestyle.

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.

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.