Extreme fishing in the Malaysian jungle
Paul is on a fishing adventure through Malaysia, one of the world's finest and most challenging unexplored freshwater fly-fishing spots.
The series is a mix of nail-biting, adrenalin-fueled fishing sequences and quiet moments to soak in the natural beauty of the wild.
Each episode features an exotic fish and takes us into the intimate world of a man who has chosen to live off the grid.
PARMESAN, THE GRATE WAR 52’
The second most counterfeited food product in the world
Is Parmesan a luxury product or a mass-market food? In any case, it is a product whose production has been jealously guarded for centuries in the Po Valley in Italy. Thefts of whole wheels have multiplied there, and a parmesan cheese bank has even been created in an ultra-secure place.
While certain production methods are under debate, the United States, a country with little regard for Protected Designation of Origin and traditions, offers a US version of the famous Italian cheese.
The second most counterfeited food product in the world, Parmesan has flooded restaurant tables and supermarkets.
FLYING THE CHANNEL CROSSING 52’
A daredevil's challenge
110 years after the first air crossing over the English Channel, Franky Zapata took up the same challenge with his invention, the FlyBoard Air, a hoverboard powered by gas turbines.
We follow him and his team as they prepare for this physical and technological endeavor.
BECOMING WOMAN 52’
The fight of a new life
Becoming a woman means, among other things, adopting a new voice, at the cost of long speech therapy sessions, but also a new wardrobe and a new walk.
Day after day, these people will have to tame their femininity to finally become who they have always been inside.
They have decided to free themselves from the gaze of others to fight the battle for a new life.
MASTERS OF REICH [4x52’]
Making silent archives speak
This series gives a new life to silent archives.
It shed new light on WWII and the preceding years by revealing what the masters of the Reich and their acolytes were really saying to each other while being filmed, thinking no one could hear them.
Surprising or trivial, mundane, or astonishing, their words now deciphered give a new perspective on these historical archives and get us closer to the harsh reality of these tragic days.
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 with the creation of our solar system, 4.8 billion years ago, takes us through the changes and evolutions that it underwent until today, and looks at its future.
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.
MASTERS OF COFFEE 52’
An episode from the series
MASTERS OF SAVOURS
For almost a decade, the world of roasting has been in the midst of a revolution with the so-called "specialty" coffee.
These coffees are being tended in exceptional places such as the Finca Bora in Panama, the Reunion Island, or the heights of Cali in Colombia.
This film shows us the complexity of this plant through the men and women who watch over it with passion.
IN THE LAND OF THE BLACK BEE 52’
The turbulent life of a swarm
On the gentle slopes of a mountain, between the green ferns, sits a hive inhabited by hundreds of little black bees.
Through the four seasons, this film follows the life of a swarm from the inside. We witness the awakening in the spring, the rearing of new queens, the nuptial flight of the virgin queens and the subsequent ban of bumblebees, the massacre of the males, the pollination, and then, little by little, with the coming of winter, the return to the great sleep.
An epic story set in a tiny wooden box.
ANIMAL DESTINIES [7x52’]
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.
DEAR PLASTIC 52’
Our ambiguous relationship with this indispensable material
Since the 1950s, plastic has revolutionized our lifestyles. It is now part of our daily life for good and bad, like the pollution of the oceans and its impact on our health.
Shot as an intimate love-hate letter to plastic, this film questions our ambiguous relationship with this material and comes to the fundamental question: are we ready to do without it?
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 extravagant and painful stories about Yab Yum's glory days and how it all went tragically wrong.