Shorts

AFRICA, THE BUSINESS OF FOOD [2x23’]

Profitable business solutions to an endemic problem

Africa has been confronted with major food shortages.

This series takes look at what can be done to counteract the fatality, including successful new cultures and practices that have been implemented to deal with the situation and allow families to feed themselves.

More surprisingly, these experiences have turned into solid and profitable businesses.

BARBERSHOP [110x3’]

Where all kinds of colourful characters meet

In a barbershop located in one of the strongholds of the African diaspora in Paris, Grand Prêtre, a bad barber, dreamer and unintentional comic tries to salvage his business thanks to his indispensable wife, Mère Bijou, who clearly wears the pants in the house.

The shop is where all kinds of colourful characters meet. We catch up with 2 regulars: Vieux Soulard, a professional soccer player famous in Mobutu’s time, and Aller-Retour, who gets the most unlikely customers in.

CARS MATCHES [73x8’]

No limits

Our experts choose 2 cars and push them to the limit to compare them.

Which one will turn out the best?

CARS TRIALS [352x9’]

In depth reviews

New models or forgotten classic, our experts present all the cars you dream of, down to the last detail.

Nothing escapes their sharp eyes.

CRAZY CARS [40x1,5’]

Driven by imagination

A compilation of the craziest and most hilarious cars.

It is just incredible what can de done with a body and 4 wheels.

DEFINITELY FRENCH [6x26’]

A British view on France and its inhabitants

Who are the French? Why are they so peculiar? This country seems to relish standing apart for the better or for the worse.

In this series, a very British director digs into the French paradox by taking an offbeat tour of its quirkiest traditions. There will be plenty of action: snail racing, frog jumping, duck plucking and lemon sculpting. Last but not least, we pay homage to cheese and worship at the temple of wine.

Funny. Surprising. Offbeat. Delectable. Outlandish. This is France like you've never seen it before.

Also available as 30x5'

FRENCH MUSLIMS: A BITTER AFTERMATH 17’

A feeling of exclusion

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, what is life like for the French Muslims who joined the January 11 mass rally?

Facing a wave of Islamophobic acts of unprecedented scale, these French people are experiencing feelings of exclusion, withdrawal, and dereliction by the powers that be.

GRANDPAS AND GRANDMAS ARE FLIRTING 15’

Senior love

While teenagers are just beginning to experience love, their grandparents are still going strong.

At age 69, 75% of men and 43% of women are still sexually active. Dating sites targeting seniors and travel agencies for elder singles are booming. Over the last ten years, the number of elders getting married has increased by 63%. Even retirement homes must adapt as residents are having more affairs.

Senior love, while still taboo, is very much topical.

ICONIC POLYNESIA [15x13’]

The wonders of Tahiti and its islands

ICONIC POLYNESIA is a series of short films highlighting practices as well as cultural and tourist sites among the most emblematic of Tahiti and its islands.

Each episode highlights the wonders of Polynesia, with breathtaking images, accompanied by the words of those who bring these places to life.

They share a culture, know-how, and environment that have elicited dreams in many who haven’t had a chance to visit.

KIDZANIA 13’

The future workers' amusement park

Kidzania is an unusual amusement park in Tokyo. Kids come here to experience what an adult working day is like by trying the job of their dreams. At hand, they have a real plane cabin, a full-size TV studio, or firemen trucks. Everything is highly realistic.

But thanks to sponsors, Kidzania also offers much less glamorous positions that the children must experiment such as fast-food waiter or delivery man.

And after a full and exhausting day at “work”, there is one last mandatory place to stop by: the job center.

MARKETS OF THE WORLD (SHORT VERSION) [81x1’]

Places of conviviality and exchange

Farmers, fishermen, or breeders congregate in local markets to sell their goods on each continent.

On one side are the sellers, and on the other are the buyers, and when all these people meet, the market becomes a privileged place of meetings and exchanges in all seasons. They come to chat, make new acquaintances, and some even find love.

We discover the daily lives of these women and men who animate the markets and evolve in universes that cross generations and borders.

NOSTALGIC SHOPS [4x52’]

Driven by passion

They are booksellers, hairdressers, haberdashers, grocers...

This series paints the portrait of merchants who, against all odds, carry on their activities despite the daily difficulties and the competition from the Internet and supermarkets.

We meet these men and women who keep these nostalgic small businesses alive in a rapidly changing world, driven by their passion and love of their profession.

Also available as 12x13mns

PLEASURES [12x13’]

The matters of luxury

This series is a sensual tribute to these noble materials which, once worked and shaped by craftsmen of genius, give birth to unique objects that define luxury.

A journey to the heart of the matter and its sumptuous metamorphoses from materials as diverse as leather, silk, crystal, chocolate, flowers or precious stones.

ROAD WARS [50x23’]

Sometimes scary, sometimes funny, always mesmerizing

The road can be a treacherous place and drivers unpredictable as can be seen on footage taken by police dash cameras, street surveillance cameras and passersby.

Road patrol interventions, car accidents, drunk drivers, corrupt police inspectors, involuntary stunts: this is what this show is all about.

Sometimes scary, sometimes funny but always mesmerizing.

RUNET, THE BATTLE FOR THE RUSSIAN WEB [10x6’]

A space for freedom or propaganda

Supporters and opponents of Vladimir Putin are fighting a bitter battle on Runet (the Russian Internet).

The Kremlin is closely interested in Runet, which is now bombarded with propaganda and fake news. But despite repressive legislation and the zealous vigilance of cyber-militiamen supported by the government, independent political video bloggers have millions of followers and weigh in on public issues.

This web series presents those who use this space for exchange, freedom, or propaganda for an unprecedented radiography of Russian society.

THE GLOBE-COOKER’S RECIPES [14x14’]

Stories and recipes to shine at dinners

Fred Chesneau, aka the "Globe-Cooker", welcomes us in his charming Paris workshop introducing emblematic products before cooking them.

He spent years travelling the world to discover authentic recipes, and now, he reveals the origins of the most famous dishes such as pasta, hamburger, pizza or paella.

This series will help you shine at dinners thanks to both your cooking and the stories that accompany it.

TODAY, TOMORROW... WHAT ABOUT AFTER? [200x1’]

Innovative solutions for a sustainable development

This series on sustainable development looks at innovative solutions designed to address social, environmental, and economic issues.

All over the world, people are proving that it is possible for human activity to develop while preserving resources and biodiversity.

From Thailand to Senegal and France, we discover the concrete results of these actions, whether they are based on the most advanced technologies or on simple and original initiatives.

WHAT WILL BE TOMORROW? THE FAMILY [20x8’]

Understanding and contemplating the world

This collection of vignettes is about studying and understanding family life around the world, from Egypt to Cambodia and Senegal.

How do families function in different countries?
How are they structured and organized?
How do they see their future?

WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE? ANIMALS [20x3’]

Together

Everywhere in the world, animals are at man’s service. Be it for transportation or work in the fields, they are vital to the smooth functioning of human societies.

The collection of short vignettes shows how varied such relationships can be in various places around the world.

WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE? BECOMING AN ADULT [20x5’]

Understanding and contemplating the world

This collection of short vignettes is all about the youth of the world.

How do youngsters aged between 15 and 20 see their current situation?
What does their daily life look like?
What are their dreams?
How do they contemplate their future?

WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE? MAN AND NATURE [20x7’]

Understanding and contemplating the world

The relationship between Man and Nature varies from place to place. Osmosis is often found, but quite too frequently, humans don’t really know how to manage natural resources.

A major challenge for the future.

WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE? WATER [20x6’]

A most vital resource

Water is the primary and most vital natural resource on Earth.

But are the water supplies inexhaustible?
How can we manage them more efficiently to service an ever-growing population?

WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE? WOMAN [20x4’]

Understanding and contemplating the world

Because they give birth, women have always been assigned a special status and function in human societies.

This collection of short vignettes looks at the daily life of women around the world. Are they happy with their situation? What are their expectations?