Nature & Environment
An alarming future
This series raises the issues of the effects and consequences of global warming on populations. How to anticipate and prevent them? Are we all impacted equally?
From the Netherlands to the Mediterranean basin and Romania, we cover 3 cases with an alarming future, 3 countries strongly impacted by global warming, 3 different kinds of threats to populations, whether urban or rural.
KELP, A FOREST UNDER THE SEA 52’
Kelp is a type of seaweed that grows in shallow underwater forests.
These algae are as important as trees in capturing carbon dioxide, and they can also be used as a food source.
From France to Chile, this film investigates kelp's history and economic and scientific potential to build a new type of sustainable agriculture, maintain biodiversity or fight global warming.
LIFE AT THE EDGE 30’
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are among the most popular in the United States.
At Yellowstone, hot water gushing out from the earth and colorful microbes are said to signify primeval ecosystem. But the charm of the park also lies with the various animals living there, including the bison, as well as stunning scenery.
Meanwhile, Grand Teton National Park has been described as the most beautiful in the country.
SAINT BRANDON, THE LOST ARCHIPELAGO 52’
The heavenly islets
The Saint Brandon archipelago, off the coast of Madagascar, is part of Mauritius Island. It’s a shoal of thirty tiny islets, some mostly sandbars.
This lost heaven accommodates only birds and about a dozen fishermen and is so remote that it only appears on a limited number of marine maps.
Saint Brandon is a magical and pristine place under threat, hosting unconventional inhabitants craving an authentic and timeless lifestyle.
SAVING SUMATRA'S BIG 4 52’
Threatened by human activity
Sumatra's priceless biodiversity is today threatened by human activity. Elephants, tigers, rhinos, and orangutans, all endemic to the island, are facing extinction.
How to share the land between humans and animals? Can they both be protected? Is there a chance to save these last big representatives of wildlife?
We follow a passionate naturalist, accompanied by elite squads and committed activists, to meet those who dedicate their lives to the animal cause in what remains one of the last natural paradises on earth.
SHUKLAPHANTA, THE OTHER WILD NEPAL 52’
A successful coexistence between man and animal
The Shuklaphanta Reserve is the first national park created in Nepal in 1973. This area is exceptional on many accounts including its diverse landscapes, hundreds of animal species - 22 of which are critically endangered. It may look like a mix of Europe and Africa yet we are truly in the heart of Asia.
The reserve is a small paradise. Despite human pressure, it has managed to strive and offer the wildlife a safe haven. However, the fragile cohabitation is a daily struggle for associations and park rangers who must raise awareness and educate the people about the advantages of co-existing with Nature.
If the nearby inhabitants’ quality of life improves, the need to plunder the forest will diminish and the kingdom of Shuklaphanta will be able to look forward to a bright future.
THE BLUE CRAB, CHRONICLE OF AN INVASION 52’
A real nuisance
The 'Callinectes sapidus' has a blue shell rimmed with slightly orange spines and powerful claws that can crush oysters.
This blue crab, which is fond of the Mediterranean lagoons, proliferates exponentially, making it a real nuisance for fishermen and oyster farmers.
THE KINGDOM OF MANASLU 52’
A natural gem between heaven and earth
In the heart of the Himalayas, the Nepalese region of Manaslu is a natural gem between heaven and earth.
Here, Man and Nature coexist since the dawn of time. Humans and animals have learned to adapt and survive under the most extreme conditions.
These valleys - still secluded not long ago – are opening to the outside world and the local communities try, often successfully, to control these unavoidable mutations and maintain their traditional lifestyle while adjusting to modernity.
THE OTTER, HEATING UP 52’
Adapting to climate change
After having almost disappeared, the otter has begun to reclaim rivers thanks to the ban on trapping, river clean-up measures, and the protection of its natural habitat.
But a new tragedy threatens its survival: global warming.
THE SECRETS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN [3x52’]
A window into nature’s evolution
Because it is particularly sensitive to the consequences of global warming, the Mediterranean Sea has recently become the focus of scientific attention.
What do we really know about the mechanisms that regulate its ecosystems and biodiversity?
In the Mediterranean, there are areas where animal and plant species have adapted in surprising and unprecedented ways, giving researchers a window into nature’s evolution.
THE SEYCHELLES, AN ECOLOGICAL PARADISE 52’
Where Nature reigns beautifully supreme
The Seychelles are like a collection of postcards. This Garden of Eden, spread over dozens of islands, is the quintessence of a gentle way of life, harmony, and beauty.
Here, Nature reigns supreme. With its sumptuous underwater ecosystems, bird sanctuaries, and renowned nature reserves, the Seychelles is a model of environmental preservation.
Beyond the turquoise lagoons and the glaring light of the Indian Ocean, is a people eager to share their rich and colorful Creole heritage.
WILD NAMIBIA 52’
Nature and fauna both unique and fragile
In Southern Africa, Namibia stretches its wild coastline for over 1000 kilometers and contains vast and beautiful arid desert areas.
Stubbornly, life always finds its way, and against all odds, these austere conditions have not discouraged wildlife from thriving.
With its stunningly beautiful images, this film reveals the grandiose spectacle of nature and fauna, both unique and fragile.
A WILD QUEST IN SCOTLAND 52’
The fabulous spectacle of nature
This film is an exceptional journey into the rugged Scottish landscapes and its rich fauna.
Laurent Cocherel is a naturalist photographer with a 25 years passion for this country. He takes us to secret places to witness the fabulous spectacle of nature through the seasons: hiding for otters and tetra-lyres; exploring seabirds colonies; diving with seals, sharks and dolphins; approaching deer, eagles and ospreys…
No less than 4 years were necessary to capture rarely filmed scenes of animal life.
ANGELS OF THE JUNGLE 52’
Why are primatologists mostly women?
Numerous scientists around the world dedicate their lives to the study and protection of primates. They have been inspired by Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall or Biruté Galdikas. But why are they mostly women?
This film introduces us to 9 remarkable primatologists, from the jungles of Borneo and Congo to the lush forests of Madagascar.
They explain the sacrifices they’ve made to do their work, the challenges of field research, but also the incredible bonds they have developped with the objects of their studies.
They wage wars and administer medicines. They are farmers and graziers. They live in a world of coded communications, strict chains of command, secret poison mixtures and prodigious strength.
They have inhabited our planet for millions of years and yet no living creature seems more alien to us. They are the ants.
With its striking visual images, this groundbreaking filml takes us into a mysterious yet fascinating world.
BAT & MAN 52’
A mammal that causes leaps in science
Bats were already on earth during the dinosaurs’ era, 60 million years ago, and this incredible species has actually not evolved since.
Today, scientific studies of bats have revealed astonishing discoveries in the fields of bionics, disease prevention and containment which can crossover to the human world.
BLUE OCEAN [36x26’]
Polynesians' aquatic activities
The occupation of many Polynesians is linked to the lagoons and the ocean whether in the fields of economy, tourism, environment, scientific research, culture, or leisure.
This series is dedicated to them.
CHILD IN THE WILD [2x52’]
This series is about children who have grown up in close contact with nature. Many of them have developed a special relationship with supposedly savage animals, mainly thanks to their parents who work directly with wildlife.
From Brazil to Kenya and Australia, each episode tells stories of youngsters and their attachment to one or more species like a horse, an elephant or even a crocodile.
CITY IN A GARDEN [4x23’]
Life lessons in nature
This series celebrates the Singapore Botanic Gardens as a living heritage. It features stories of people with rich life experiences and connected, in one way or another, with the Gardens.
Their personal stories are inspiring, uplifting, joyful, life-changing, filled with reminiscence and, most importantly, worth retelling for the important lessons they impart.
CLIMATE CHANGE, A TALK WITH THE ANIMALS [11x52’]
Adapt or disappear
The Arctic fox, the reindeer, the Nile crocodile, the tortoise, the hedgehog, the lemur, the forest elephant, the lion, the otter, and the camel have survived for millions of years. Their bodies, shape, color, fur, or scales have adapted to the fluctuating conditions on our planet.
But as global warming accelerates the pace of change, how much longer can our animal friends keep up?
CLIMATE, WHAT HAS CHANGED [2x52’]
Global warming on the field
Climate change is already in action, as evidenced by the disappearing islands and receding shores.
Blind journalist Sophie Massieu sets out to explore the French coasts and inlands to assess the consequences of global warming and meet those who are suffering its consequences.
COSTA RICA NATURE'S ARK 52’
The country that hosts 5% of known species on earth
Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful sanctuary for biodiversity in the world and its richest. Indeed, this small country hosts 5% of all known species on earth, i.e. 1 out of 20.
To grasp what it entails, one should explore its forests, climb its peaks and walk its shores. Only then can you understand the absolute necessity to preserve our natural world.
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?
DISCOVERING LANGKAWI WITH IRSHAD MOBARAK [2x45’]
A naturalist haven
This series is a journey through Langkawi, an enchanting Malaysian archipelago with rich fauna and flora biodiversity found in its forests.
It’s a naturalist haven where one can see stones that are over 1 billion years old, learn more about the fascinating mudskipper, and witness the beauty of the migratory birds.
Find out why the strangling fig tree is so misunderstood, why the mangroves are called "the kings of adaptability", how man and nature live in harmony and why it is important to preserve such a natural heritage at all costs.
Also available as 10x15'
DIVING WITH CROCODILES 52’
Close encounters on the wild side
Bernie is a television reporter who has covered wars, infiltrated jails and rubbed shoulders with men and women studying the deadliest predators. Adrenaline is his fuel yet he has never felt so vulnerable than when facing a Nile crocodile. It is a formidable killing machine living in Botswana and responsible for over 2,000 deaths every year.
Vince Shacks is a scientist who doesn’t hesitate to risk his life to observe these dangerous predators up close by swimming next to them in the Okavango river.
Bernie will be diving with him along side 5 meters long specimens in an effort to better understand their behavior. An indispensable task in order to make man and crocodile coexist.
EARTH ODYSSEY [18x24’]
The connection between environment, wildlife, and human beings
This series takes us on an incredible journey to the wildest points of the globe, uncovering the connection between the environment, the wildlife, and the human beings of exotic locales.
In each episode, the show's host, meteorologist Dylan Dreyer, reveals a new destination, ranging from Africa to Indochina and the Middle East and many untamed islands worldwide.
We come face-to-face with fascinating native animals - some cute, some dangerous - while learning amazing facts.
EARTH ON EDGE [38x52’]
A round-the-world tour of countries facing climate change
This series talks about countries facing climate change.
People living in Madagascar, in Mexico, or Kenya are suffering from hurricanes, water floods, desertification...
Each film takes us to a different country.
EQALUSUAQ, ON THE TRAIL OF THE HIDDEN PREDATORS 52’
The salmon run and those awaiting them
In July, in Alaska, millions of salmon run up the rivers. Many are anxiously waiting for them: grizzlies, sea lions, orcas, eagles, sharks... and young divers/photographers.
Paul and Thomas, two marine biologists, are here to live their passion for open spaces and memorable encounters with animals as impressive as extraordinary.
Among all these great predators, there is one in particular they have been on the lookout: the salmon shark.
EXTINCTIONS / SAVED FROM EXTINCTION [12x52’]
We thought they were saved
What is the connection between the Californian condor, the Arabian oryx, the African wild dog, the Galapagos marine turtle, the Chinese tiger, and the Polar bear?
The answer is the unprecedented risk of seeing these species vanish once and for all from the face of the Earth after they were once thought to be saved in the past decades.
In this series, we discover the fate of 12 iconic animals facing new dangers and watch the scientific adventures undertaken to save them. Again.
Mapping the city of tomorrow
More than any city in the world, Singapore is a laboratory for urban development and the best place to figure out how life will look in megacities at the end of the 21st century.
With extensive computer-generated imagery, FUTUROPOLIS explores the concepts, ideas, and innovations required to face the challenges of the coming decades.
It is a thrilling exploration of the city of tomorrow which most likely will be vertical and floating.
HOPEFUL EARTH [8x52’]
This series travels around the world to meet the people who create the energies of tomorrow through unusual ideas.
An extraordinary journey in 8 different countries to unearth imaginative solutions to the present energy and environmental issues.
IBEX, ICON OF THE ALPS 52’
The Lord of the mountains
The Ibex is an animal emblematic of the Alps.
This film, through some surprising images covering several seasons, teaches us a lot of unknown things about this Lord of the mountains.
It also questions our ability to share the environment with the wild fauna and the respect it is due.
ICELAND, A SANCTUARY FOR PUFFINS 52’
A particularly endearing sea bird
Every year, after six months spent at sea, the Atlantic puffin returns to the slopes of the Vestmann Islands off the Icelandic coast.
Its exotic appearance and demeanor, sometimes affectionate, other times rowdy but often considered "comical" because of its clumsy gait, make this sea bird particularly endearing.
A national emblem and a tourist attraction, its fate is nevertheless a matter of concern to Icelanders as, for a decade now, pairs have stopped breeding. Faced with this situation, a handful of enthusiasts are mobilizing to save the puffin which represents the identity of an island.
IGUAZU FALLS, BEHIND THE SCENES 52’
Balancing nature and onlookers
Bordering 3 countries, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, the Iguazu Falls are considered the most breathtaking in the world and the Iguazu National Park has been designated one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. But with nearly 1 million yearly visitors, it faces quite an ecological challenge.
The Guarani Indians have fallen victims to this booming industry. They had to sell their lands to hotel groups. Nowadays, they eke out a living no longer fishing or hunting but making handicrafts for tourists.
This film is about the men and women trying to preserve the delicate balance between preserving the nature and tending to the visitors’ curiosity.
INTO THE WILD OF BORNEO 52’
The jungle album
Borneo is an island shared by Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia but, most importantly, part of it is a wildlife sanctuary. Jorge Camilo Valenzuela, a National Geographic animal photographer, explores it to capture the various endemic species in all their splendor.
With over 10 years of experience roaming the world’s jungles in search of the perfect picture, we follow Jorge facing extreme conditions in his quest to seize the essence of the stunning biodiversity found in one of the most remote primary forest of the world.
We discover what it takes to survive for months in such an environment just to get the perfect shots of what nature has to offer in all its diversity and richness, thereby raising our awareness of the need to preserve this unique natural heritage.
LIFE AT THE ZOO: LE PAL 52’
One the most visited parks in France
Chimpanzees, elephants, lions, tigers, giraffes, bears, meerkats, zebras, lemurs, just to name a few.
All kinds of animals from the world over can be admired in this zoological park, located in the heart of Auvergne, one the most visited parks in France.
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.
MIGRATIONS IN DANGER [3x52’]
Man's barriers on animals' routes
Man constantly modifies its environment. He expands on the planet into the most wild and remote places where he erects artificial barriers at the crossroads of migration routes of species in danger of extinction.
These animals must survive at any cost to ensure the future of their species, all their strength is needed to find a passage across man’s path.
MISSIONS OF HOPE [7x52’]
From Asia to Latin America, this series takes us around the world to encounter actors committed to sustainable development through active associations or innovative ideas.
Meeting these unique characters allows us to experience their lifestyle and understand what drives them daily in their quest to make a difference.
MOBYDICK: THE OPERATION 52’
The secrets of the sperm whale
The sperm whale is one of the most impressive and lesser known animals on the planet.
This film is a playful and fascinating investigation into the mysteries that surround these giants of the seas: an ability to defy the laws of physics, their complex social relationships, a technique for long-distance communication and a sophisticated echolocation system.
Thanks to stunning visual sequences, these leviathans from another age have never been filmed so closely in their daily lives.
NATIVE WARS [13x26’]
The battle of Maori people to defend their customary rights
This series is about the tribulations of New Zealand’s Maori dedicated to following in their ancestor’s footsteps by taking physical action to protect their land, mountains, and rivers, and, ultimately, their culture and identity before all is lost.
Kiri Danielle is on a personal mission to clean up dumped rubbish in her hometown of Rotorua and shame the perpetrators by dumping it back on their doorsteps. Phil is prepared to be jailed to clean up the country’s dirtiest lake. Cousins Teina and Wiremu put their lives on the line in rough seas to chain up a stolen national tourist attraction that is rightfully theirs. Rewi is on a crusade to not let native Maori cuisine slide into oblivion against a modern addiction to fast food.
These guardians will stop at nothing to make their world safer, cleaner, greener, and more equitable for the coming generations.
NATURAL PARKS, THE TREASURES OF LIFE [11x52’]
Very unusual guides
Natural parks are a blend of animals, plants, and minerals.
This series is a breath of fresh air, spiced up with unusual interventions. The comical little insects of the "Minuscule" animated saga serve as mischievous guides, inlaid here and there in the images of the "real" wildlife. These insects in CGI tell us, in an offbeat way but with humor and poetry, about the environment in which we live, via the history, geology, fauna, and flora of the most beautiful and protected places in the world.
An original dive into the heart of remarkable territories blessed with an exceptional natural heritage, from the infinitely large to the infinitely small.
NATURE = FUTURE [46x5’]
A source of scientific and technological innovations
Nature is perfect. For 3.8 billion years, it has found sustainable solutions to the problems it encounters. Through biodiversity, it is a source of limitless innovations that we are only beginning to explore.
This series focuses on biomimicry, the study of nature in the service of scientific and technological discoveries.
Each episode highlights a specific application or research.
NATURE SANCTUARIES [4x52’]
All is not lost
Some places on the planet still haven’t been spoiled by human activity.
Renowned for their natural beauty, they represent a heritage worth looking after for future generations.
This is a unique series thanks to its positive angle, beautiful images, surprising information, and many anecdotes about fauna and ecosystems untouched by human intrusion.
NICOLAS HULOT, THE GREEN EFFECT 26’
Counselor French Presidents of all stripes
When it comes to the environment, Nicolas Hulot, a very popular French explorer, has been counseling French Presidents of all stripes for more than 20 years. That has led some to accuse him of switching from one political side to another without shame.
What are the real impacts of his work in light of COP21?
NORIN'S ARK [5x52’]
The wildlife veterinarian
Norin Chai, a brilliant veterinarian, has been working for more than 20 years to protect wildlife all over the world.
In each episode, he comes to the rescue of an endangered animal in a critical situation: in Central America, an infectious disease is spreading through a population of sloths, in Indonesia orangutans are suffering from an unexplained illness…
This series will move and inspire you by revealing the beauty of the living world.
OUR LAND IN DANGER 52’
Like many other countries, France must combat an alarming trend: the disappearance of fertile lands to maintain its food independence.
Hectares of arable land are being lost at an alarming rate to shopping malls, roads, parking lots, and housing estates. Asphalting the soil means killing what nature has taken millennia to create. It not only deprives us of agricultural capacity but also harms the environment.
How can we breathe new life into a land killed by concrete?
SAVANNAH REBIRTH 52’
The cycle of life
In the African savannah, an elephant dies.
Little by little, thousands of animal guests converge to feast on the fortuitous carcass which also becomes a cradle for other species. The splendid images make us forget death and show the wonders of an ecosystem in action. And, by turning back the clock, we see the dead giant coming back to life before our eyes.
This film is a striking spectacle, one of natural recycling where the death of one gives life to others.
SAVING THE CHIMPS 52’
A sanctuary for broken primates
How did Bobby, the gentle chimpanzee, manage to pull through after years caged up in isolation in biomedical labs? How did "space chimp" Emily, trained to test space capsules and rockets, survive her stressful NASA training program?
Appalled by such treatment, Carole Noon decided to help discarded apes and created the sanctuary “Save the Chimps”, a unique site in Florida and home to over 300 chimpanzees.
SECRETS FROM THE END OF THE WORLD 52’
A place frozen in time
6.000 years ago, men colonized the remote Southern part of Patagonia, the last virgin part of the planet global warming had just freed from the embrace of the ice.
For a long time, nothing disturbed the development of the 2 tribes that inhabited it, the Selknam and the Yamanas. Until the arrival of the first Europeans in the 19th century, they kept alive traditions that go back to the mists of time and that are the delight of archaeologists.
Ushuaia, the capital, has kept an essential characteristic of that time: isolation.
SHARING THE EARTH [10x52’]
An odyssey to rediscover nature
Veterinarian, biologist and adventurer Mannaïg de Kersauson travels the world searching for men and women who work to repair the damages inflicted upon the environment.
She is on the lookout for new and old ways mankind has found for living in harmony with nature. She talks to scientists, experts, or local tribesmen from various parts of the world about these environmental issues and what can be done to restore some balance.
From Canada to Brazil or Kenya, this series is an odyssey that enables us to learn more about our planet's diversity and the means to protect it.
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.
THE CALL OF THE BLUE [27x26’]
The protection of the marine environment
This series delves into the environmental issues of the Corsican coastline and, more broadly, the protection of the marine environment.
Each episode is about a particular territory and meets fishermen, divers, and biologists who are all passionate about the sea and its challenges.
THE EARTH'S WRATHS [4x52’]
Tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions
This series looks at the origins of natural disasters such as tsunamis, earthquakes, tornadoes, or volcanic eruptions and how to limit their impact.
THE FORGOTTEN FOREST 52’
A mammoth reforestation endeavour
In the beginning, the green Atlantic Forest stretched from Northern Brazil to Argentina. Then settlers came and trees toppled before an onslaught of stone, concrete, steel and plastic. Finally, only isolated patches remained.
Now, all that is changing thanks to women and men of good will who are set on breathing new life into the decimated forest. As an entire population devotes its efforts to a unique program of reforestation, life fills green islands of fragmented forest.
Before our eyes, wildly colorful batrachians, howler monkeys and sloths rebuild an ecosystem thought lost forever.
THE PLANET OF TREES [24x26’]
Each tree species is unique, from the venerable oaks in Western forests to the emblematic baobabs of Africa, from the olive trees of the Mediterranean to the exotic palm trees.
Trees have accompanied man since the dawn of time, providing food, healing, shelter, and wood for fire or building materials. However, this relationship is contradictory, moving from symbolic respect to senseless destruction.
In each episode, several personalities, from scientists to park rangers, expose a species, from its characteristics to its history and what it brings to man.
THE SCIENTISTS AND THE MYSTERIOUS ARCHIPELAGO 52’
The marine species of Wallis and Futuna
After a few weeks of sailing along the coast of Tahiti, a new challenge awaits the crew and scientists of the schooner TARA in the waters of Wallis and Futuna: identifying the numerous marine species of the archipelago.
A complete inventory has not been carried out in the past 40 years and it could provide valuable information for the local population.
THE SEA LEAGUE 52’
Patagonia's coastline and ocean protection
Former Patagonia CEO Kristin Tompkins shared with her late husband the dream of rewilding Chile and Argentina.
Thanks to their foundation and coordinated work with scientists and the native Kawesquar population, their mission to create a national park is taking a new dimension by extending its reach to Patagonia's fjords and seashores.
THE SEED WAR 52’
Fighting for food independence
Are seeds a commodity or a vital resource to be shared for the benefit of Humanity like the water we drink or the air we breathe?
Soon, farmers might lose the right to plant their own seeds. Indeed, in Europe, a regulation is emerging which will impose strict controls on the use of agricultural seeds. Behind this appropriation stand five corporations already governing half of the seeds market and looking to spread their stranglehold even further.
This film travels from India to France, and even the polar circle, to unveil a silent and unknown war whose outcome is critical for all of us: that of our food independence.
THE SUNKEN FOREST 52’
The distress of dry land animals
Once a year, while the waters of the Amazon are at their lowest, a deluge of unprecedented violence falls on the forest. Within a few months it will be drowned under almost 30 meters of water, with only the top of few trees poking out.
The forest animals’ survival is at stake. Some take refuge on treetops, others go in search of the last dry lands while more than a few are stranded by the rising water. As solid ground habitat narrows, that of fish or pink dolphins extends to infinity. All must learn to live in a sunken forest.
This film tells a mesmerizing and unforgettable story replete with competition, anguish, danger and courage.
THE UNTAMED LOIRE 52’
The river and its wildlife
From a tiny mountain stream to the open estuary, the Loire river reveals many faces along its 1,000km course. Now better protected than ever, its banks are seeing the return of several species long disappeared, such as the beaver or the stork, but also newcomers like the catfish or the coypu.
During springtime, floods become essential to life as well as extremely destructive. Will the kingfishers and bee-eaters be able to lay eggs without seeing their burrows flooded? Will the shrews and beavers find new territories when the water level finally drops?
This film unveils one of the last wild rivers through the lives that populate its shores and waters.
THE VALUE OF EXAMPLE 52’
The guilty timber of Haiti
In 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, causing an appalling 300,000 casualties in Port-au-Prince, the overpopulated capital of one of the world's poorest countries.
This inconceivable toll could have been lowered by preventing a 50-year-old rural exodus as the result of massive deforestation. Wood charcoal is the prime source of energy on this Caribbean Island, and its rarefication has driven more people to the shabby neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince.
A small foundation has decided to fight back by replanting trees on the slope of one of Haiti’s summits, opening the way to the forest rebirth. It hopes that its pioneering action will be widely imitated.
THE WEATHER IS GOING CRAZY 90’
Flooding, erosion, salinisation
Floods, storms, and hurricanes seem to be more frequent.
This film gives an overview of the situation and lists ways to act against this weather going mad.
Coastal erosion is worsening, millions are living in flood-prone areas while we are witnessing the first climate refugees, driven from their homes by rising water levels or the salinization of agricultural land.
TODAY, TOMORROW... AND THEN? 52’
Expanding human activity while preserving resources
This film focuses on sustainable development and, more specifically, on innovative solutions to address social, environmental, and economic issues in a way that does not jeopardize the future of our planet.
From Thailand to Senegal and France we follow the action of people and organizations which demonstrate that it is possible to expand human activity while preserving resources and biodiversity.
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.
TREASURES OF THE SWAMPS 52’
Marshes are mysterious, bewitching and poetic preserved spaces full of treasures. These wetlands, reclaimed from the sea or rivers, have been developed and exploited by man over the centuries.
These fragile ecosystems have become havens of peace and shelter natural riches.
This film explores exceptional landscapes in France.
TWENTY MASTERPIECES OF NATURE [20x26’]
Unusual guides to the most beautiful natural parks in the world
This series is a guided tour to the most beautiful natural parks where few people ever get to set foot, such as Brazil’s Iguazu Falls, Canada’s Waterton Lakes, or Madagascar’s lunar landscapes.
Our guides have distinctive occupations, such as veterinarian, biologist, forest ranger, dog handler, firefighter, and even astronaut, but they all share a dedication to preserving our natural heritage. They are unstoppable, working through a tropical downpour, in freezing temperatures on the highest snowcapped peaks, or under the scorching sun.
Despite being nature’s greatest threat, humanity can also be its best protector.
Also available as 10x52'
USA, THE MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD 90’
Extreme natural events
Hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tornados, floods…
This film highlights the vulnerability of the USA in the face of extreme natural events.
Quite aware of the risks threatening their cities, often underestimated by the population at large, some men and women are preparing for the worse.
WAR AGAINST WATERS 52’
A marshy floodplain city
In the North-East of Congo is a region known as the "basin".
Situated in the heart of a marshy floodplain and stricken by an equatorial climate, this area gets over 150 days of rain per year. Since 1912, the city of Mossaka which lies in the middle of the basin is the main administrative center, overshadowing Bonga which is on dry ground.
Here, the river is the only way to move around, and this obstacle has impacted the region's development while the rest of the country kept advancing since independence in 1960. However, these past few years have seen the basin benefiting from progress and human inventiveness.
WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE? ANIMALS [20x3’]
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? 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?
WHO OWNS NATURE? 96’
A dramatic alpine play
Who owns nature? Are we, as humans, its protectors or destructors?
Mountain goats, bellowing stags, a pack of wolves, forest rangers, farmers, wildlife biologists, hunting opponents, and hunters are all protagonists in a dramatic alpine play.
How should humans deal with nature and wild animals today?
WILD ALPS 52’
A secret universe away from the madness of men
The Alps remain today one of the last wild territory in Europe.
Over thousands of years, the various animals here have developed the ability to thrive within an unfriendly yet magnificent environment. Here, the beauty of the fauna is only matched by the diversity of its species.
Following in the footsteps of three young animal photographers, this film invites us to discover a secret and silent universe where wilderness hides away from the madness of men.
WILDLIFE DEFENDERS [8x23’]
On the front lines of the war against an illegal trade
This series takes us to the front lines of the war against the multi-billion-dollar illegal wildlife trade, which is fast becoming a major contributor to the world’s biodiversity loss.
We wander into the world’s most ancient rainforests to witness the battles being fought by Malaysia's Wildlife Department.
These men and women are on the trail with the dangerous task of capturing, relocating, and protecting animals faced with extinction.
WINGS OF FREEDOM 52’
Teaching eagles to fly
How to teach the pyrargues eagles to fly when they have been bred in captivity and never used their wings?
This is Jacques Olivier's call. With his paraglider, he accompanies these majestic birds first flight towards freedom.
This film is infused with emotions and accompanied by striking images of the stunning summits of the Mont Blanc.
WOMEN AND ANIMAL [3x52’]
Lives of passion
These 3 films feature unique women who dedicate their lives to the study and protection of wildlife in Africa.
These scientists spent a lifetime on the field to fulfill their passion for species such as hyenas in Kenya, cheetahs in Namibia, or chimpanzees in Congo.
They help us understand their fascination with these animals.
ZANZIBAR, A PARADISE IN DANGER 26’
Tourism and pollution
Zanzibar is a stunning archipelago in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania. No wonder so many tourists have chosen this destination to swim in its turquoise waters.
However, this inflow of people has caused a pollution increase and poor working conditions for the locals.
THE DAY OF THE WOLF 26’
Fear has switched side
Intelligent and tireless, the wolf reigns over all other predators in the northern hemisphere.
Once the most common mammal on earth, he has been hunted for centuries and its ranks have dwindled under man’s pressure. Consequently, wolves retreated to deep wild forests or in the desolated plains of Siberia and Northern America. The steppes of Mongolia are where the largest concentration can be found. Here, nomads proudly claim they descend from the Great Blue Wolf.
Today, fear has switched side. Indeed, the animal tries to stay clear of man.