New Programs

POLYNESIA, HEAVEN ON EARTH [52’]

Exquisite little islands scattered over the Pacific Ocean

Polynesia, a word that resounds like a beguiling and mysterious invitation.

Since the first explorers, these small islands scattered over the Pacific Ocean have fascinated thanks to their beauty and have been likened to paradise on earth. But behind the clichés found on advertising leaflets lie a world, a people, stories, a culture, characters, whiffs and flavors that belong to a more authentic lifestyle.

This film is an exceptional journey through the Society Islands and the Tuamotu archipelago.

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.

SLOVENIA, LAND OF THE BEAR [52’]

The secrets of a successful cohabitation

In Slovenia, on the edge of the last primary forests in Europe, man and bear coexist in peace. This small country has become a model in this respect. The animal has even inspired a rich and colourful folklore.

How did the Slovenians manage to live in harmony with the plantigrade? Breeders, researchers and even artists show us the way in a country where nature and traditions are still very much intertwined.

Over the seasons, this film crosses the paths of bears and humans in a magnificent and incredibly well-preserved ecosystem.

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 we have never seen it before.

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.

GERHARD SCHRODER, DRUM UP YOUR COURAGE [52’]

The man who revived Germany

This is the portrait of a man without whom Germany wouldn’t be what it is today.

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 fully aware of taking. But the radical changes he imposed definitely helped Germany to regain its status and succesfully face the various crises of the subsequent years.

Through hard work and discipline, Gerhard Schröder worked his way up from a humble origin to one of the most powerful political positions in Germany. Today his political savvy and expertise are sought after in a world increasingly dominated by populist leaders and autocratic states.

LANDS OF THE EARTH : THE 52' COLLECTION [12x52’]

Exploring with wide open eyes

Today, exploring the world doesn’t have the same meaning as in the past. Indeed, very few corners of the planet remain unknown, although it would be wise for them to stay so.

With infinite passion and curiosity, the directors of these films brought back from their travels the discovery of small villages whose beauty had gone unnoticed, touching encounters and fascinating stories.

On foot, by train or by boat, these modern explorations are done with wide open eyes.

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.

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.

BRIDGES OF PARIS (THE) [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'

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.

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.