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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.

THE BRIDGES OF PARIS [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'

BANGKOK, A FLOATING HERITAGE [52’]

Following the Chao Phraya

The Chao Phraya river has shaped the history, topography and mores of Bangkok. By following it, we discover the tale and soul of this city born from the waters.

This film tells the genesis and secrets of the Thai capital through the religious and civil monuments built on the banks; the Mont d'Or, which served as a mass grave during the great epidemics; or its districts such as Chinatown or Little India.

This is a journey, with unexpected twists, along a river meandering in the heart of one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

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?

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.

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.

THE PRICE OF PROTEST [52’]

The Colin Kaepernick's 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.

MAMMA GIRAFFE [52’]

A singular mother

The film tells the life of a young female giraffe from the birth of her first baby to the delivery, 20 months later, of a second one.

It is an opportunity to discover the everyday life of a giraffe in all its aspects between the two births: the moves, feeding, schedule, social organization, reproduction, vulnerability to predators, connection to the offspring, coexistence with other species, connection to the environment.

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.

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 the palace of 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.

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.

SURVIVING THE PARIS ATTACKS [52’]

The Bataclan venue from the inside

Several years have passed since the attacks of November 13, 2015, when terrorists struck in the heart of Paris. Among the places targeted, the most emblematic was the Bataclan concert hall.

We met several witnesses who were present at the Eagles of Death Metal concert that evening, and who experienced this attack from the inside.

Minute after minute, they recount how they managed to escape from hell: the choices they faced, the encounters they made, the hazards they confronted.