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A PRIMA ONDA 52’

Searching for the perfect waves in Corsica

Four surfers from the island of Corsica talk about their ups and downs in search of the perfect waves.

On this island, where the link to the sea has been built on conflicting relationships throughout its history, surfing has undergone a singular, almost anachronistic development.

Far from the poster images associated with this sport, this film takes us into a world where passion and thirst for freedom have sometimes come up against marginalization, frustration, failure, and rejection.

A TALK WITH THE CAMEL 52’

A racing champion

Born in the arid south of Morocco, D'jamal, a young white dromedary with a gift for racing, draws the attention of a camel driver who decides to make him a champion.

A TENNIS ICON 52’

The extraordinary life of Suzanne Lenglen

Suzanne Lenglen remains one of the greatest tennis players of all time. In addition to her exploits on the court, she contributed to women’s emancipation.

She left an indelible mark on her sport, winning 250 tournaments, including 83 without losing a single game, three Olympic medals, and six Wimbledon titles. She lost just seven matches in her career.

In addition to this exceptional record, she was an icon of feminism, a talented writer, and the ambassador of high fashion maestro Jean Patou.

ANDALUCIA, A CROSSROADS OF CIVILIZATIONS 52’

Warm, welcoming and nonchalant

Andalucia is a land of contrasts at the crossroads of Africa and Europe.

Located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Andalusia has experienced Roman, Visigoth and Arab civilizations.

Landscapes, culture, handicrafts and an exceptional heritage make this region an unique destination.

ANIMAL DESTINIES [7x52’]

Survival strategies

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.

AOSTA, ALPINE ITALY 52’

At the foot of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn

Bordering France and Switzerland, Valle d'Aosta is a wide alpine valley bordered by 4 peaks towering over 4,000 meters and dotted with charming mountain villages, castles, and an elegant capital.

With its sublime and protected natural landscapes, a surprisingly rich heritage, not to mention the tasty local gastronomy based on cheese, cold cuts, mountain game, and high-altitude wines, how not to fall under the spell of this little piece of Italy, where French and Italian are the two official languages.

APULIA, THE ESSENCE OF ITALY 52’

The incredible heel of the boot

The Apulia region is the heel of the Italian "boot". It is famous for its singular whitewashed villages, cave dwellings, trullis with conical roofs, and magnificent old farms not to mention its coastlines graced with fortifications, churches, and cathedrals.

Bathed by the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea, the shore is a succession of coves and beaches of fine sand whose waters are surprisingly transparent.

Religious processions, carnivals, and festivals punctuate the year with lively popular gatherings.

AQUARIUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN [2x30’]

Unique marine exhibits

When it comes to aquariums, Japan holds 2 world records.

In Nagasaki, you can observe no less than 9 species of penguins while in Yamagata 50 species of Jellyfish are there to dazzle you.

ARJEPLOG, THE WINTER CAR CAPITAL 52’

The vehicles of tomorrow tested under extreme conditions

If you own a car, it has been most likely heavily tested in Swedish Lapland, more precisely in Arjeplog.

Unknown to the public, this small town of 2,000 inhabitants, located 50 km north of the Arctic Circle, is the world capital of the automobile industry in winter.

It is a secret location where the biggest manufacturers torment the vehicles of tomorrow under extreme conditions.

ARKTIC, A 62 DAY SOLITARY JOURNEY 52’

On and under the ice pack

In some parts of the world, climate change is more obvious than elsewhere.

French explorer Alban Michon, a specialist in ice diving, achieved a world first by crossing the Arctic "Northwest Passage" alone. Carrying over 180 kilos of equipment, Alban traveled nearly 500 kilometers, braving temperatures as low as -53°C.

This film is the story of this extraordinary adventure on and under the ice pack.

ASRI, WEST SUMATRA 52’

Unchartered Indonesia

Away from bustling Java and touristy Bali, Asri in West Sumatra offers a different vision of Indonesia.

It is a land of authenticity with outstanding natural beauty, a rich cultural heritage, and strong traditions.

Asri offers visitors a total change of scenery and a celebration of the senses.

AT THE FRONTIERS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC [3x45’] | [1x41’]

Inspired by popular melodies

Since the end of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century, classical music has incorporated tradition and popular melodies.

Brahms was inspired by the sailors' songs he heard in the cabarets of the port of Hamburg. Liszt sometimes used traditional Hungarian music as a starting point for his compositions. The revolution came thanks to the quasi-ethnological work of Bartok and Kodaly who undertook to record and archive all the traditional songs of their regions to incorporate them into their music.

AUVERGNE, VOLCANIC FRANCE 52’

Glaciers and volcanic peaks

The Auvergne is a little-known jewel in the heart of France, a natural and welcoming region with glaciers and volcanic peaks to explore.

It gives off a feeling of immensity and offers spectacular landscapes, unspoiled rural life and traditional gastronomy. Between trough valleys, basaltic high plateaus, historical cities made of volcanic stone, the Auvergne is changing and plays continuously with light and water: mineral waters, thermal springs, lakes, ponds, waterfalls, peat bogs, streams and rivers.

The Auvergne covers multiple identities characterized by an exceptional environmental protection and strong traditions.

BAHIA, THE AFRICAN HERITAGE 52’

The story of the "Bay of All Saints"

In 1500, in the region of Salvador in Brazil, the first Portuguese settlers landed and built their first colonial city: Salvador de Bahia, known as "the Bay of All Saints".

The indigenous tribes were decimated and replaced by African slaves working mainly in mills.

Today, Salvador's African heritage can still be felt in the culture, the music, and the arts while its inhabitants strive to perpetuate the memory of their ancestors.

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.

BAVARIA BETWEEN PEAKS AND LAKES 52’

A historic European crossroads

Bavaria is a historic European crossroads as well as the largest state in Germany.

Over time, nature has kept a prominent place in the local life, whose identity and traditions have seen a revival.

From the peaks of the Alps to legendary lakes, this film takes us through Upper Bavaria where castles, churches and monasteries celebrate the culmination of baroque art.

BECOMING BUTTERFLY 52’

A miniature odyssey

On a lemon tree, a caterpillar is born. It is supposed to grow there until morphing into a butterfly, but a storm destroys this preset scheme and makes it fall.

The caterpillar has only about three days to return to its tree, the only place to achieve its mutation.

Through this journey of survival, we discover the incredible richness of microworlds, where one small step for man is a lifetime expedition for a tiny insect.

BEYOND THE EARTH [5x52’]

Understanding our solar system

This series is a fascinating journey to the farthest reaches of our solar system to unveil its history, present, and future.

Every planet in our solar system, be it Venus or Jupiter, plays a part in it, which we discover through breathtaking images and scientific explanations.

BOTSWANA, THE JEWEL OF AFRICA 52’

The land of the Bushmen

Nestled in the heart of austral Africa, Botswana is mostly known for its wildlife and the Okavango delta.

But it harbors many others natural wonders: millenary baobabs growing in the middle of dried salt lakes, deserts, mysterious rivers running along tectonic plates, sumptuous crags emblazoned with rock paintings….

This film also uncovers another asset of this fascinating country: its people whose diversity and peaceful lifestyle is second to none in Africa, the most famous of them being the Bushmen.

BRITTANY, A COASTAL BEAUTY 52’

Wild and mysterious

Wild and mysterious, Brittany is a seductive region. Its sheltered ports, tiny islands, wind-swept land and famous standing stones exert an undeniable fascination. These diverse landscapes evoke sometimes the warmth of the tropics and other times the harshness of the ocean.

Still as strong as ever, the Celtic identity is celebrated during colourful festivals.

Brittany can be better discovered meandering its spectacular shores, from the Gulf of Morbihan to the Granite coast, while meeting the locals.

BUENOS AIRES, THE LATIN AMERICA EMPRESS 52’

European elegance tinged with South American passion

Buenos Aires evokes tango, football and exceptional meat but there is more to it than these attractions. Indeed, the beauty and diversity of its architecture reflect the various influences that made Argentina.

From one neighborhood to the next, Buenos Aires offers a wealth of experiences making it one of the most desirable city in the world.

BUILDING BASTILLE 52’ or 72’

A clash of egos

In 1982, newly elected French president Francois Mitterrand decided to build an ultra-modern opera house on the Bastille Place, the symbol of the Revolution. In a blind competition, 750 hopeful firms send designs.

During the formal announcement, the Minister of Culture stutters an unexpected name: Carlos Ott from Canada. No one has heard of him before. So, what happened?

François Mitterrand looks thrilled, unlike his sworn enemy and Mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac, who will do everything he can to stop the Bastille Opera in its tracks.

BUILDING BASTILLE 72’ or 52’

A clash of egos

In 1982, the newly elected French president Francois Mitterrand decided that an ultra-modern opera house would be built on the Bastille Place, a symbol of the Revolution.

In a blind competition, 750 hopeful firms send designs. Word leaks out that the winner will be prominent American architect Richard Meier.

During the formal announcement, the Minister of Culture stutters an unexpected name: Carlos Ott from Canada. No one has heard of him; he certainly is not Richard Meier. What happened?

François Mitterrand looks thrilled, but not so much his sworn enemy and Mayor of Paris, Jacques Chirac, who did everything to stop the construction of the Bastille Opera.

BURGUNDY, HEART OF FRANCE 52’

For the lovers of beauty and taste

Beyond the cliché of Burgundy confined to the wine route, this film unveils a vast countryside set in the middle of France, rich in History, medieval villages, ducal vineyards and castles.

Along the Yonne river, one can admire the hills of the Auxerrois, the Morvan mountain range, abbeys and historic houses and sit at the tables of famous chefs to experience the reputation of the region great wines - classified Unesco World Heritage.

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.

CAMBODIA, THE KHMER MAGIC 52’

Supremely authentic

With its legendary temples and heavenly beaches, Cambodia has many treasures to offer.

This land steeped in ritual and belief has managed to modernize itself, as evidenced by its capital, Phnom Penh, and its Art Deco architecture.

Far from the frenzy of the cities, some inhabitants have managed to preserve their natural and artistic heritage.

CAPE TOWN, THE QUEEN BEAUTY OF AFRICA 52’

The Mother City of South Africa

Nestled in a stunning bay overlooked by the world famous Table Mountain, Cape Town is known as the Mother City in South Africa.

This metropolis of 4 million people has been blessed with tremendous development after the end of apartheid and stands now as the most remarkable city in Africa.

At once cosmopolitan and tolerant, dynamic and creative, it is one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

CAPE VERDE, THE METIS ARCHIPELAGO 52’

Wild and authentic

The Cape Verde archipelago is located off the coast of Senegal in northwest Africa.

Composed of the São Vicente, Santo Antão, Boa Vista, Sal, and Santiago islands, Cape Verde offers disparate landscapes ranging from golden to black sand beaches.

The richness of its culture revolves around its music, embodied, among others, by the eternal Cesária Evora, nicknamed "the barefoot diva".

CONFLICTS & VERDICTS [52x26’]

Inspired by real-life events

There's a quick and easy alternative to overcrowded courts: arbitration. Regulated by law, this procedure allows disputes to be settled by a professional arbitrator whose decision is enforceable.

Inspired by real-life events, each episode follows the trial of a case between two parties: a neighborhood problem, a contentious inheritance, unfair dismissal, bullying at school, or a consumer scam. These are just some examples of the disputes that plague everyday life if they are not resolved swiftly.

During these hearings, the arbitrators must sort out the facts to bring out the truth and reach the fairest decision possible.

CONGO, THE HEART OF AFRICA 52’

The country of jungles, volcanoes and surf

Straddling the Equator in Central Africa, the Republic of Congo offers a preserved jungle home to gorillas and elephants, national parks with chimpanzees and a unique biodiversity.

Along the majestuous Congo river that crosses the country, one discovers lively villages and cities where music and dances are everywhere, making Congo the well kept secret of Africa.

CORSICA, ISLAND OF BEAUTY 52’

An authentic and preserved territory

The 4th biggest island of the Mediterranean, Corsica is rich in history and traditions and cherishes its insular lifestyle.

With a breathtaking coastline, sharp mountains, deep Mediterranean bush, preserved cities and villages, not to forget a rich gastronomy, Corsica is the true gem of Southern Europe.

COSTA RICA, THE HARMONY OF THE SENSES 52’

A true Eden with an effervescent biodiversity

Nicknamed "the Switzerland of Central America", Costa Rica has far more to offer the visitor than peace and prosperity.

This thin strip of land wedged between two oceans has an effervescent biodiversity. It is a true Eden ready to overwhelm all your senses. To protect this luxuriant and colourful tropical jungle, the country has set up 30 national parks, one more stunning than the other.

Costa Ricans are warm and welcoming and, above all, delighted to share their country’s treasures.

CRETE, THE CRADLE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN 52’

The largest island in Greece

Cradle of one of the oldest civilizations and a crossroads of the Mediterranean, Crete has been influenced by many diverse cultures throughout its history, from Venetian to Ottoman and, more recently, European. The result is an identity that is reflected in a distinct architectural, culinary, and musical heritage.

But the essence of Crete is also to be found in the way of life of its inhabitants and in its exceptional natural products, from aromatic herbs to olive oil, which form the basis of the famous Cretan diet, a source of health and longevity.

DELON-MELVILLE, THE STAR AND HIS DIRECTOR 52’

An artistic bromance

This is the story of one of the closest and tightest relationships between an actor and a director, giving rise to some remarkable films.

Jean-Pierre Melville and Alain Delon are two big names in French cinema, and their encounter was a miraculous meeting of minds built around mutual admiration, a specific idea of cinema, but also shared passions: the army, gangsters, the American myth, jazz, thrillers and, above all, a keen sense of friendship.

DROME, NATURAL FRANCE 52’

Organic Valley

Long off the beaten track, the valleys surrounding the Rhone River are a treasure trove. These are unique territories at the crossroads of Alpine and Mediterranean influences, whose names, like Drome, are barely familiar.

It's no coincidence that the Drome is now known as the Organic Valley, as over 50% of its farms are organic. The villages are both undergoing an energy transition and working hard to repopulate, with some success.

In these mid-mountain valleys, traditions are still very much alive, particularly around pastoral life. The linden tree and lavender are celebrated every summer, and the grape harvest is also an occasion for great events.

EDOUARD LOUBET AND THE FLAVOURS OF PROVENCE 52’

When less is more

Edouard Loubet is a celebrated 2 stars French chef, voted Chef of the Year in 2011. His cuisine is as local as you can get and his search for exceptional ingredients leads to a savory cocktail of flavors.

Both an innovator and guardian of traditions, Edouard Loubet is a proud champion of the flagship ingredients of Provence and their producers who provide the basis for his culinary achievements: truffles, asparagus, cherries, melons, herbs, cheese, wine... They all share the same attributes: simplicity and tastiness.

EGYPT, A TIMELESS CHARM 52’

Land of adventure and discovery

Huge expanses of sand under a cloudless sky. Rarely has a country aroused so many dreams of adventure and discovery.

Traveling along the banks of the Nile, in Egypt, is the best way to discover the treasures left by the different dynasties of Pharaohs.

But Egypt is also the stunning pyramids of Giza and Alexandria, the narrow streets of Cairo, the Red Sea, and men and women proud of their cultural heritage that they love to share.

EMILIA ROMAGNA, THE HEART OF ITALY 52’

The very essence of the Italian peninsula

Emilia-Romagna is a little-known Italian region steeped in history, culture, and an exceptional culinary heritage.

The essence of the Italian peninsula is found in the narrow streets of Parma and the peaceful countryside of Rimini.

ETERNAL PARIS 52’

The thousand faces of the City of Light

Despite its international renown, Paris retains many mysteries.

The City of Light reveals a thousand faces full of joy or melancholy along its bridges, gardens, palaces, and boulevards.

Paris is an open-air museum that has spanned the ages and inspired various artists. Its charm seems to have stopped time, inviting us on the most beautiful of journeys.

EXCEPTIONAL TRANSPORTATION: PLANES ON THE ROAD 52’ or 75’

Supersize everything

On the Airbus assembly site near Toulouse, pieces of planes come from the 4 corners of Europe by air, road or water.

Shipping XXL cargo and putting together the puzzle of aircraft parts require complex and ingenious technology.

This film goes behind-the-scene of this technological prowess and the incredible machines used to achieve it.

Also available as a 75'

FEAR ON THE SAVANNAH 52’

A primal emotion

This is the story of the rehabilitation of an African national park.

After the first step of successfully acclimating herbivores, it is time to reintroduce lions. But with them comes predation, and suddenly, fear overtakes the park.

This epic wildlife film illustrates a universal feeling: terror.

FLAVORS [97x52’]

Sublime escapes

Discover the magic and beauty of some of the world’s most enchanting destinations, including their natural wonders, outstanding monuments, crafts, and breathtaking landscapes.

This series is an invitation to travel to the heart of the traditions and peculiarities of the world’s most celebrated countries.

FREE SPIRITS [8x40’]

A world of extreme sports

Léo Urban, the Tarzan of the cities and star of parkour, has set himself the goal of becoming the best athlete in his discipline.

To perfect his training and overcome his last mental and physical barriers, he learns from the maestros of weightlessness and extreme sports.

FRENCH MASTERS OF WINE 52’

The miracle combination of nature and man's know-how

Wine is more than just the simple fermentation process of grape juice. It is the result of a miracle marriage between a gift of nature and human expertise.

Nowadays, wine is part of France's cultural and gastronomic heritage, and vineyards are shaping the landscapes of well-known regions such as Burgundy, Bordeaux, or Alsace.

This film takes us to the most prestigious "grands crus" to meet the men and women behind the nectar connoisseurs the world over rave about.

FRENCH PYRENEES, THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS 52’

The quaint charm of an old trendy destination

Stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees form a mountain range that delineates the natural border between France and Spain. Several languagues are spoken along that chain, from Basque to Occitan and Catalan and the numerous towns reflect this cultural diversity.

In the 19th century, these mountains became a trendy destination thanks to numerous thermal and spa resorts that developped spectacular architectures. Nowadays, their quaint charm is still there while they opened up to all kinds of alpine activities.

From the beaches of the Basque country to the deep valleys and on to French Catalonia, our journey leads us to places imbued with history and to villages nestled in the middle of a wild nature with their vivid traditions and lifestyles.

FROM ABYSSINIA TO ETHIOPIA 52’

A country of outstanding historical and natural wealth

Ethiopia has been the theater of many conflicts and calamities which have left a lasting stigma and explain why it has been barely visited. Yet, this great country has a wealth of historical and natural treasures to offer the curious minded.

This film visits also the high plateaus to the north with their astonishingly rich cultural, ethnic and spiritual treasures.

Ethiopia, one of the world’s oldest states previously known as Abyssinia, has been isolated for a long time but now deserves our utmost attention.

FROM AFRICA WITH LOVE [8x52’]

The great metropoles

What do the names of West African cities such as Dakar, Yaoundé, Cotonou, Bamako, or Abidjan suggest?

This series offers an immersion in these big cities that just want to be seen in a different light by focusing on their assets. Combining tradition and modernity, it presents an urban and booming Africa.

FROM ONE CENTURY TO THE NEXT [1x53’] | [2x41’] | [1x38’]

The evolution of musical genres

The 20th and 21st centuries are characterized by the appearance of a profusion of musical genres such as jazz, then rock, electro or hip hop.

The great historical events, in particular the wars, as well as technological developments have contributed to the emergence of these genres and the so-called classical music has become even more distinct from popular music than before.

GREAT REPERTOIRE [1x47’] | [1x41’] | [1x34’] | [1x27’]

The most recognizable forms of chamber music

This series of recordings explores the most recognizable forms of chamber music interpreted by the new generation of the best French performers.

First, the string quartet, an intellectual and emotional summit under the bows of the young Mona Quartet.

The trio (piano, violin and cello) embodied by the brilliant pianist and composer Jean-Frédéric Neuburger, the young and already famous violinist Sarah Nemtanu and their accomplice Grégoire Korniluk.

The duo, piano and violin, with the young Eva Zavaro who plays Brahms and Ravel accompanied by the pianist Tatiana Chern.

HAITI, LIFE AT ALL COSTS 52’

The Kangaroo method

On January 12, 2010, a brutal earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti.

Eight years later, the situation in the country is still chaotic, particularly in maternity wards. The one at the public hospital in Port au Prince is still a makeshift, an unsuitable premise without running water. Premature babies, the most fragile, have little chance of survival.

A few kilometers away, however, the Saint Damien maternity ward is saving most of these little lives. Subsidized by an Italian NGO, and equipped with state-of-the-art neonatal equipment, it relies on a program that has been proven in other poor countries: the Kangaroo method.

HAWAII, THE MAGIC OF THE PACIFIC 52’

Between the surf and the volcanoes

The Hawaian archipelago brings together all the ingredients that have built the myth of heavenly islands lost in the middle of the Pacific ocean.

This film goes beyond the clichés in search of authentic and preserved places in Maui, Kauai or Big island, where traditions and legends are still alive.

The real Hawaii reveals itself through colorful encounters with locals, against a backdrop of a powerful and volcanic nature and soothed by the Hulas songs and dances.

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE GIANT MAMMOTH 52’

Bringing to life a million-year-old skeleton

Over a million years old, the Durfort mammoth is the icon of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris and one of the biggest skeletons in the world.

Fragilized by time, this giant fossil needed urgent care and had to be disassembled and reassembled for a complete restoration, a World Premiere, which we follow step by step. This tricky operation is also an opportunity to learn more about the animal.

Through incredible CGI and thanks to all the knowledge collected by the Museum, this film brings this fascinating yet little-known giant back to life.

Also available as a 90mns

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.

This film is an epic story set in a tiny wooden box.

IRAN, THE LAST GREAT NOMADS 52’

An exhausting and spectacular transhumance

In central Iran, the mountains of Zagros are the domain of the Bakhtiaris, one of the last great nomads.

They are proud shepherds who still practice a long, exhausting, and spectacular transhumance. They remain attached to centuries of traditions as well as a way of life dating back to ancient Persia.

These majestic valleys framed by mountains and glaciers present an unexpected image of Iran.

IRAN, TREASURES OF PERSIA 52’

A millenary culture

Modern history has kept Iran and its rich and unique heritage to itself, but the country is finally opening up to the world.

Tehran with its 18 million inhabitants is a modern city which happens to be close to many popular winter sports resorts. Going North, the Caspian region is the breadbasket of the country where tea and rice fields alternate. Not to be missed are the cities of Isfahan, with its finely crafted mosques, or Yazd, known as "Desert Town", considered one of the oldest cities in the world. Even more famous is the archaeological site of Persepolis, unrivalled by the importance and quality of its ruins.

IRELAND, THE CELTIC MAGIC 52’

A patchwork of endless greens

Ireland's peaceful, sometimes stark, landscapes form a patchwork of endless greens underlined by the shores of a sea that is never far away.

A Celtic land with an ancient history and its own language, Gaelic, it is home to thousands of archaeological sites of standing stones, tombs, and mysterious alignments.

From Dublin to Belfast, from Galway to Killarney, from the Giant's Causeway to the Cliffs of Moher, we travel the island to meet a people attached to its roots and history.

ISAAN, SECRET THAILAND 52’

A mysterious and unknown region

Isaan is the most mysterious, unknown region of Thailand and yet the largest.

Rich of its singular past, this agricultural region is bordered by the Mekong River which separates it from Laos, with which it shares a history, a culture and a language.

Away from the touristy beaches and the hectic metropolises, Isaan offers the face of an authentic Thailand with its temples, natural sites, gastronomy and a lifestyle of its own.

ISLAND OF THE SUNKEN CITY 52’

A different Japan

Yonaguni is one of the smallest inhabited islands and the most western point of Japan’s archipelago, much closer to Taiwan than Tokyo.

Its remoteness gives the place a singular dimension embodied in a dramatic past as well as in traditions which have all but vanished in the Northern islands. One can find there an endemic species of small horses or puzzling underwater stone structures deemed, by some people, to be the remains of an antic suken city.

Between legend and reality, tiny Yonaguni offers diverse facets, the most intriguing one being the discovery of a Japan caught in a time warp.

ITALY, THE ROMANTIC LAKES 52’

A beguiling atmosphere

In northern Italy, the foothills of the Alps are home to some magnificent lakes. Close to Milan, Lake Maggiore and the mythical Lake Como are fascinating in their beauty and majesty, while near Verona, Lakes Garda and Iseo exude a beguiling atmosphere.

Each of them has a unique history and living traditions.

From Piedmont to Veneto, this film is an escape to the gentle way of life of the Italian lakes and the promise of unforgettable romantic walks.

IVORY COAST, THE AFRICAN MELTING POT 52’

A patchwork of ethnic groups and traditions

Ivory Coast is one of the most important states in West Africa, sharing borders with 5 countries including Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso.

From its astonishing maritime front made of lagoons to the more arid regions of the north, its ideal situation as a crossroads has blended its population and ways of lives.

Ivory Coast is a country where languages are as numerous as ethnic groups, where kings are much more than curiosities and where celebrations and dances unveil a vibrant and colorful culture.

JAVA, THE HEART OF INDONESIA 52’

The world's most populous island

With 140 million inhabitants, Java is the most populated island in the world.

Life there is hanging on the whims of its 40 volcanoes, but the people there are nonetheless full of joy and always welcoming.

Symbol of the Indonesian diversity, more than a dozen dialects are spoken in Java and its traditions are vibrant and complex.

JURA, BETWEEN LAKES AND FORESTS 52’

The ultimate outdoors

The Jura mountains act as a natural border between France and Switzerland.

Over the course of the four seasons, they offer an array of wilderness, lifestyles, traditions, and skills that define an unexpected and limitless territory.

This film travels through these valleys, plateaus, forests, and lakes for a full year, focusing on the heritage and the people who live there.

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.

KELP, A FOREST UNDER THE SEA 52’

The unheard benefits of seaweed

Kelp is a type of seaweed that grows in shallow underwater forests. These algae are as crucial as trees in capturing carbon dioxide and 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.

KERALA, THE GARDEN OF INDIA 52’

Land of adventures

In Kerala, in the meandering South India, time seems suspended and space larger.

Renowned for its religious festivals, ancestral dance performances, and spice trade, the region continues to exalt its traditions and creeds.

As a land of hospitality, Kerala has always opened its doors to travelers and adventurers.

KOMODO, SEX AND DRAGONS 52’

An eventful courtship

An imposing adult male is determined to mate with a young female. One might think it is a trivial episode in the animal kingdom. But when it takes place in one of the most hostile archipelagos in the world, and when the animals involved are the ferocious Komodo dragons, we know the courtship promises to be eventful.

Baby dragons perched 10 meters high in trees; an old one who wants more offspring; a young male ready to mate but who must deal with a rival bent on killing him; a recalcitrant female; macaques, deer, and buffalo living near their predators: these are the characters in this saga.

Dramatic scenes, imposing landscapes, and beautiful photography combine to make this a spectacular film.

KOREAN BROKEN FAMILIES 52’

The heartbreaking reunion

The diplomatic relations between North Korea and South Korea are warming up but there is still a deep wound going back to the time of the Cold War: the separation of refugees’ families.

Lee Geumsum was a young mother when she had to flee the Korean War in 1951. She wandered several hundreds of kilometers hunted by famine and diseases when, one morning, she had to stop to feed her daughter who was only a few months old, losing sight of her 4-year-old son. She never saw him again.

Thanks to the reunion of families organized by the two countries, this 91-year-old lady will see again a son she had lost 68 years ago.

KYUSHU, ANCESTRAL JAPAN 52’

The Masters' island

Traveling in contemporary Japan means constantly bouncing between modernity and tradition.

Kyushu, the westernmost island of the archipelago, is a volcanic land where all the inhabitants - artisans, fishermen, farmers or artists - associate a spiritual quest to their daily activities which they wish to protect, preserve and bequeath.

Often consider "Masters" in their fields, we meet Muriyama Tarao, an expert in indigo dyeing, the Soekyu family and its exquisite ceramics, or Hiro Kumamoto a squid fisherman. They become our guides to an ancestral Japan.

LANDS OF LEGENDS [4x52’]

A journey to the heart of the elements that forged our Earth

Fire. Earth. Water. Air. These four elements have crafted unbelievable landscapes and generated extraordinary natural phenomena.

These geological, physical, or biological wonders have always fascinated humanity and given birth to numerous legends. But what is the scientific reality behind these legends? Scientists and storytellers combine their knowledge to tell the story of unique locations.

Visually breathtaking, both informative and entertaining, this series offers a cinematographic journey to some of the world’s most beautiful natural landmarks.

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.

These modern explorations are done with wide-open eyes on foot, by train, or by boat.

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.

LIGURIA: THE ITALIAN RIVIERA 52’

An invitation to dream and get away

Liguria, known worldwide as the Italian Riviera, extends over 300 kilometres along the Mediterranean.

Genoa. Portofino. The Five Lands. These mythical names are an invitation to this northern region which has always been at the heart of the country's history from the Romans to the dolce vita of the 1960's.

The magic of the Italian Riviera comes from a rich heritage and ancestral know-how packaged in an exceptional natural setting while enjoying a year-round idyllic climate.

LOIRE VALLEY, A FRENCH TREASURE (THE) 52’

Lush nature, majestic river, stunning castles

In the heart of France, the Loire valley is a rare and precious piece of land listed as a World Heritage Site.

Over a condensed 250 kilometres are incredible places and exceptional people.

With its lush nature, majestic river, numerous castles steeped in history and an authentic terroir, the Loire valley is a must-see destination for lovers of France and its culture.

LOUISIANA, THE CREOLE STATE OF AMERICA 52’

Between the wild bayous and the majestic Mississipi

Louisiane is a state of the first Native American tribes, the rich European planters, the African slaves and the deported French Acadians.

Its landmarks and history make for a thrilling journey between the wild bayous and the majestic Mississippi.

Louisiana is America enlivened with jazz music and an old French accent, where the carnival and cajun cuisine are can’t miss elements of life.

LOVE IN THE CITY [4x52’]

Capital romancing

Our cities are made of stones, shaped by wars, emperors, or presidents, and designed for business, politics, or faith. But there might be another way to tell the story of our streets, buildings, and monuments.

Nowadays, lovers travel the world to share their love and thus create a new romantic topography of cities.

Our journeys show how love shapes the environment and what lovers need to know to prepare for the perfect romantic holiday in Paris, Mexico City, Rio, and New York.

MACAU FROM ABOVE 52’

East meets west

Discover in the most scenic way a unique place in Asia.

Macau might be tiny, but it has an incredibly rich cultural history which stretches from old European colonial heritage to Chinese modernity.

Displaying quaint Portuguese architecture, glittering casinos, and a futurist skyline, this one-of-a-kind destination, where east meets west, is revealed from a bird’s eye perspective.

MAGNIFICENT FRENCH RIVIERA 52’

The beauty behind the glamour

With the beaches of Saint Tropez, the Cannes Film Festival or the Monte Carlo casino, the French Riviera exudes luxury, glamour and dolce vita.

But this maritime part of Provence is also very authentic with surprising places teeming with creative people, craftsmen of extraordinary talent, well preserved natural wonders and deeply rooted traditions.

Also known as the "Côte d’Azur", the French Riviera is quite different from its Italian and Spanish counterparts, offering a wide range of pleasures and sensations ranging from plain to the exquisite.

MAINE, THE LAWS OF NATURE 52’

The State where the American dream began

Maine is where the American dream began. With 5,600 km of coastline, this is America’s first state to see the sun rise every morning.

Maine embraces all that is authentic, unique and simple and takes pride in enjoying the wide-open spaces woods while towns and villages highlight their history.

This region won’t leave you indifferent whether because of its landscapes or thanks to its amazing lobster recipes.

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.

MASTERS OF CHEESE 52’

An ancestral and authentic produce

For a long time, cheese has been an ancestral and authentic produce, demanding a real savoir-faire and a deep knowledge of pasture and cattle. Today however its production is industrialized, leading to a loss of taste.

From the Roquefort cellars to the Swiss mountain pastures, this film introduces us to die-hard farmers who hold this fine produce in their hearts. These passionate people devote their time to protecting local traditions and give us an insight into how they achieve the making of exceptional cheese.

MASTERS OF CHOCOLATE 52’

Artisans in search of rare beans

The Mayas and the Aztecs were the first to treasure the cocoa bean, which they believed possessed divine powers. Since then, chocolate has become a universal product and a source of gustative pleasure.

From the African archipelago of Sao Tome and Principe to the Peruvian edge of the Amazon Forest and Madagascar, this film follows artisans of premium chocolate on their quest for rare beans, which they will transform into divine delicacies.

A visually striking and mouth-watering journey.

MASTERS OF HONEY 52’

A universal ingredient

One of the oldest contributions from Nature to Mankind, honey is one of the few ingredients to be truly universal. It is part of the culinary heritage everywhere and can be found on the menus of the best chefs and on the shelves of local markets.

From Corsica and Provence to the Greek island of Ikaria and the eastern mountains of Kackar in Turkey, we meet passionate beekeepers extracting exceptional honey with unique taste and texture.

In this film, we visit incredible landscapes to discover the tasty world of the masters of honey.

MASTERS OF RICE 52’

A grain with many faces

Rice is one of the most widely consumed staple food. It may look like a deceptively simple grain but requires grueling work to grow, harvest, and process.

This film takes us on a rice journey deeply rooted in Asia where we discover local customs around this "common" grain: in Thailand, people massage their babies with rice milk; Japan produces wine from it to create the famous sake; in India, farmers grow the Navara, a very original variety with a unique taste and medicinal virtues.

MASTERS OF SAVOURS [16x52’]

The taste of Nature

Nature has provided humanity with edible plants that offer infinite tastes and sensations. Over the centuries, with patience and passion, Man has developed the know-how to transform them into exceptional food.

From tea to chocolate, rice, olive oil, or honey, this series offers a culinary exploration of the world to meet these men and women who have learned to magnify these gifts of Nature.

MASTERS OF TRUFFLE 52’

The secrets of the "black diamond"

The truffle has grown from scented mushrooms to the highly coveted "black diamond" in just a few years. Indeed, it has made a remarkable and unprecedented ascension into the world of luxury and haute cuisine.

France and Italy occupy a dominant position in the truffle market, where prices keep breaking records year after year. But other countries are emerging, such as Spain or, more surprisingly, Oregon in the USA.

This film takes us around the world to understand the secrets of this precious tuber.

MASTERS OF VANILLA 52’

The favorite spice of lovers of sweet things

It is one of the favorite spices of lovers of sweet things. Its evocative name is synonymous with subtle aromas.

However, it must be authentic because the vanilla can only be natural for purists, like pastry chefs or ice-cream makers. Unfortunately, the market has gone wild, and artificial flavor retailers are everywhere.

This film takes us on a journey from Madagascar's primary forests to the islands of Polynesia, where growers have one obsession: to magnify this green vine for the pleasure of our taste buds.

MAURITIUS, THE GENTLE ISLAND 52’

A mesmerizing world of colours

Resting between Asia and Africa, Mauritius is, first and foremost, known for its stunning landscapes, but the island is also the result of a tumultuous history and a long colonial past. Its communities, diverse and multicultural, make its cultural richness and forge its identity.

Beyond the blinding white sand beaches and the pristine lagoons, this film is about a mesmerizing world of colours and guarded locations where one can really understand Mauritius’ identity.

MEKONG, MOTHER OF ALL RIVERS 52’

Life along the banks

The Mekong river runs over 5,000 km and across 6 countries: China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam where it ends with its famous delta.

For hundreds of years, it has provided shelter, food and all kind of natural resources to over 60 million people who lived in harmony with the generous mother of all rivers. However, with the rapid growth that South East Asia is experiencing, as witnessed by the ever increasing constructions and economic development projects, the fragile balance of communities living by and from its waters is at stake.

Facing a threat as well as an opportunity, the future of the Mekong lies in the diversity of the cultures and the beauty of its landscapes shaped both by the river and its inhabitants.

MEMOIRS OF AN ELEPHANT 52’

Reminiscing 60 years of adventures

This elephant is almost 60-year old, he is huge but weary. Like all the ancients, he now lives on his own accompanied by his many memories.

So many things has happened in his very long life. There were the joyful youth years, the struggle to hold his rank within the group before quitting it, the never ending migration because of the dry season, the joy of bathing to shrug off the tyranny of this big body which need feeding again and again.

This film is his story and his memories.

MIYABORI 52’

Carving Divinity

Miyabori is a traditional wood carving technique used in Japanese temples and shrines.

It’s an obscure and underrated form of art that has been offered a new lease on life thanks to long trained and skillful masters.

Elizabeth Tinsley, a specialist in Buddhist culture and former fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is exploring landmarks as well as workshops of Miyabori master carvers to unveil this Japanese hidden treasure that might have inspired Hokusai’s Great Wave.

MOROCCO, A HERITAGE OF WONDERS 52’

The country of contrasts

Morocco is a multi-facetted country: grandiose mountains, vast deserts, sumptuous palaces, majestic sand dunes, souks with whiffs of spices, ancient cities that bear witness to a glorious past.

But Morocco also offers a prolific culture and a craft industry still proud of its traditions.

From medina to kasbah, the country appeals to all the senses.

MOTU HAKA 52’

The Marquesas Islands Arts Festival

The Marquesas Islands Arts Festival, Matavaa, is a time of intense celebration.

Each edition is an opportunity for the locals to unite with much fervor around their culture.

MUSTANG, THE HORSES KINGDOM 52’

A spectacular and ancestral migration

The Mustang region spans about 80 kilometers northeast of Nepal. Every year, villagers of this kingdom surrounded by mountains bring their horses south to escape the winter’s harshness.

We follow these men through this spectacular and ancestral migration, crossing remote and beautiful valleys, discovering old villages, and always with the majestic peaks of the Himalayas in the background.

NAMIBIA, DIAMOND OF SOUTHERN AFRICA 52’

A young nation full of contrasts

Located in Southern Africa, Namibia is a young nation full of contrasts where extremes meet: hot sand and cold sea, African wildlife and marine animals, vast wilderness, and modern cities.

Namibia is a unique and multifaceted country, whether in the middle of the world's most extensive desert or on the edge of the largest canyon on the continent.

NATURE SANCTUARIES [5x52’]

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.

NORMANDY LAND OF PLENTY 52’

Authenticity and natural beauties

Facing Britain across the Channel, Normandy boasts a wealth of images like nowhere else: thatched houses, basilicas, modernist Le Havre, the quietness of the countryside, the fury of the allied D-Day landings, famous cheeses, the cider apples, never ending sand beaches and posh sea resorts.

Normandy is the land of horses and the territory of dairy cows, with a rich history and enduring traditions.

This film is a journey of countless discoveries.

NORTH KOREA VS USA, A NUCLEAR CHICKEN GAME 52’

The winning survival strategy of the Kims

In North Korea, the Kims’ communist dynasty has tried to become a nuclear power since the Cold War.

While it kept unrelentingly at its plan, the USA went through 13 Presidents, each with its own vision. This became the Kims' big advantage.

This film is the riveting account of a 60-year deception plan which reached its climax with Trump's historical acknowledgment of the North Korean regime.

NORWAY, THE NORTH QUEST 52’

Ice, snow and Aurora Borealis

Norway is streching North, well beyond the arctic circle. The country harbors many treasures cast in ice and snow and a boat journey is the best way to discover them.

From the historic cities of Bergen and Tromsö up to the natural wonders of the Lofoten islands, a winter visit to Norway will reveal many surprises.

And, of course, the pinacle of this northen quest will be the mesmerizing Aurora Borealis.

OMAN, FROM SEA TO INCENSE 52’

Beyond the oil wealth

The Sultanate of Oman is modern and rich thanks to its oil wealth but has heartedly kept intact many of its ancestral customs. Moreover, this secretive country offers a wide choice of landscapes from deserts to lagoons, from pristine beaches to beautifully irrigated mountains. Even if part of the Arabic peninsula, Oman is far from the cliché of desertic emptiness.

The richness of its traditions combined with the exuberant diversity of its nature and its maritime dimension have made Oman one of the best kept secrets of the Middle East.

OREGON, THE WILD WEST 52’

Untamed and eclectic

On the west coast of the United States, located between the states of Washington and California, Oregon is a magnet for entrepreneurs and dreamers.

With its coastline, mountains, valleys, high deserts, towns and villages, the State offers a smorgasbord of what makes North America so attractive. Wilderness and clean air are an invitation to enjoy the great outdoors while cities like Portland offer history and modernity.

Untamed and eclectic, Oregon has many features just waiting to be discovered.

PANAMA FROM ATLANTIC TO PACIFIC 52’

Beyond the Canal

Panama, a country slightly larger than Switzerland, deserves to be known for more than just its canal, as impressive as it may be.

In a world where natural wilderness is increasingly rare and indigenous people are gradually disappearing, this wonderfully preserved country is well worth a visit.

Its luxuriant nature, the great cultural diversity of its tribal people and its stunning historical locations are all part of a journey of discovery blessed by the trade winds of the Pacific and the Caribbean. Not to mention the special atmosphere around its volcano.

PARADISIAC EAST CARIBBEAN 52’

Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are some of the lesser known islands lying on a stretch starting from the south of the Caribbean Arc to the South American sub-continent. These little pearls are strung together on a chain known as "the Windward Islands".

Their populations are of Amerindian origin but became mixed because of European colonisation and the influx of African slaves. Today, they have mastered an easy going lifestyle.

Thanks to their authenticity and invigorating beauty, these fragments of the former British Empire are very remote from the standard image we often carry of the Caribbean.

PATAGONIA, NATURE SUPREME 52’

An untamed and timeless land

Patagonia is a region located on the South American continent, shared by Argentina and Chile.

With a variety of unique and wild landscapes, this region, known worldwide for its large icefields, is a real treat for the eyes.

An untamed and timeless land, Patagonia is all about discoveries and experiences, and promises everlasting memories.

POLYNESIA, HEAVEN ON EARTH 52’

The pearls of 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.

POLYNESIA, THE QUEST FOR ORIGINS 52’

The ancestry of the people of Tahiti

Where do the people from French Polynesia come from? South America, as the Kon-Tiki tried to prove? Alaska? Southeast Asia?

This mystery is compounded by another more recent one. How did the numerous Chinese come to play a critical role in the island's demography?

Through Teiva's quest, a young Polynesian dancer, and Kyle's, a Chinese boy in high school, this film is a fascinating ethnological study with a surprising result; even though everything seems to set them apart, they are cousins since their ancestors came at different times from... China!

PROVENCE, THE ETERNAL BEAUTY 52’

A land of emotion

From the swamps of the Camargue to the lavender fields of the Luberon and the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this film explores the most spectacular places of a region rich in tradition.

With its crystal-clear waters and perched villages, Provence is a land of adventure magnified by the diversity of its ecosystem and heritage.

PUNJAB, LAND OF THE FIVE RIVERS 52’

The craddle of the Sikh religion

In Persian, Punjab means “the land of the five rivers”. This state, located on the northwest of India, is the breadbasket of the country and one of its richest.

Although less known, and therefore less visited, than neighbouring Rajasthan, Punjab has a wealthy cultural heritage resulting from the successive invasions of Persians, Greeks and British.

This land of the Maharajas is also the birthplace of the Sikh religion and its holy shrine, the Golden Temple. This magnificent building, entirely covered with gold, is located in the heart of the city of Amritsar.

REBIBBIA PRISON, PRISONERS ON STAGE 52’

Acting criminals

Rebibbia, Italy's largest high-security prison, houses convicts with lengthy jail terms.

Mafia members, criminals, and traffickers, most of them never entered a theatre. However, a performance hall, quite unusual in a prison facility, welcomes them three times a week to introduce them to this art.

A woman, Laura Andreini Salerno, convinced them to leave their cells for a unique experience: to put together a play they will perform in a few months in front of their fellow inmates and wardens.

RETRO ARCHITECTURE TOWNS [2x30’]

Quaint neighborhoods

Yokohama and Tokyo have always been business centers and trading bases since the early Meiji period.

Some neighborhoods have kept their historical architecture, making them testimonies of the time passing by, while subjected to the influence of modern western-style buildings.

ROMANIA, THE CHARM OF THE BALKANS 52’

One of Europe's greatest undiscovered countries

Although Romania's image has suffered because of its history under Ceausescu, it is still one of Europe's greatest undiscovered countries.

The inhabitants have managed to preserve their culture in the heart of magnificent landscapes, between architectural wonders and natural reserves.

The Romanians' attraction to the future and the vitality of their traditions coexist harmoniously, allowing hope for a new beginning.

RWANDA, LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS 52’

A condensed version of the African continent

Today finally at peace and willing to turn the page on the horrors of the past, Rwanda, also known as “the Country of the Thousand Hills", offers a condensed version of the African continent. There is the usual wildlife with zebras, elephants, giraffes… roaming around the savannah but also a mountainous rainforest sheltering gorillas and chimpanzees in the middle of a luxuriant and breathtaking flora.

Beyond its exceptional nature, Rwanda has also a rich cultural heritage as shown in folk dancing, colorful craftsmanship or vibrant local markets.

SACRED PILGRIMAGE IN NEPAL 52’

Honoring Shiva

In Nepal, ancestral customs are the highlights of numerous religious festivals that attract huge crowds. They take place in magnificent temples where sadhus, monks who have renounced all material ties, officiate.

We follow Shivadas who treks along dizzyingly steep trails in the Langtang mountains for a spectacular pilgrimage.

His destination is the lake of Gosaikunda, at an altitude of 4,380m, to honor the god Shiva.

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.

SAINT PETERSBURG, THE JEWEL OF RUSSIA 52’

A European face with a Slavic soul

In Eastern Europe, the majestic St Petersburg lies on the Gulf of Finland.

Crossed by canals and rivers, it is an archipelago with many architectural, historical, and cultural treasures.

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.

SAVOY, VALLEYS OF LEGEND 52’

Between authenticity and glamour

Savoy, one of the most beautiful region of France, could be summarized as follows : impressive mountains, outstanding architecture, thrilling winter activities, talented artisans and unique gastronomy.

In the heart of the French Alps, thanks to the ski craze, some villages have become synonymous with ultra high end luxury. Today names such as Courchevel or Val d’Isère are more famous than Savoy. Yet the valleys of this exceptional region have much more to offer than glitz. This film takes you to a snowy discovery of multifaceted Savoy, trapped between authenticity and glamour.

SECRETS OF MATSU 52’

From military outpost to artistic haven

The Matsu Archipelago is Taiwan’s most exposed outpost, located at the southeastern tip of Fujian Province, mainland China. After years of living under martial law, the islands returned to a more normal life.

In 1997, British photographer Chris Stowers visited Matsu and witnessed these dramatic changes, turning this militarized region into an artistic center.

He is now back. With its picturesque villages and quaint customs, Matsu seems to have successfully achieved its transition.

SENEGAL, LAND OF WISDOM 52’

The country of self-depreciation and facetiousness

At the western end of the African continent, Senegal offers a true mosaic of landscapes and people.

Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, it is arid in the north and tropical in the south. Populated by the Wolofs, Peul pastors, Diolas, Serer and many others ethnic groups, this country is best explored through the rivers that crisscross its territory, shape its landscapes and bring life to the villages that border them.

Senegal has leveraged its diversity into an asset to offer the visitor a multitude of facets as varied as its regions, panoramas and traditions.

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 and hundreds of animal species - 22 of which are critically endangered. It may look like a mix of Europe and Africa, yet we are indeed in the heart of Asia.

The reserve is a small paradise. Despite human pressure, it has managed to strive to offer wildlife a 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 can look forward to a bright future.

SICHUAN, THE HEAVENLY LAND OF PLENTY 52’

Pandas, Buddhism and pepper

Crossed by the Yangtze river, Sichuan is known as the land of the iconic pandas dawdling in its endless forests of bamboos.

This mountainous region located in Southwest China is also the center of a rich and sophisticated culture. Led by the much celebrated Chengdu, its millenary cities were the craddle of the greatest poets and various Buddhist traditions.

Between its Unesco World Heritage sites and the subtle flavors of its cusine dominated by its legendary pepper, Sichuan is indeed the land of plenty.

SOUTH INDIA, THE TAMIL CHARM 52’

An intoxicatingly intimate journey

South India has long been coveted for its geographical location. The region still bears the traces of its colonial past and its conquerors who sometimes came from far away.

Hindu fervor manifests in spectacular religious festivals, attracting travelers searching for meaning.

South India is one of the jewels of Asia, an essential destination. But in India, the journey never ends.

SOUTH KOREA, THE UNKNOWN CIVILIZATION 52’

Back to the roots

The country was one of the poorest in the world at the end of the tragic war of 1953, yet South Korea has enjoyed an incredible expansion since then and now ranks as one of the major economic powers. Urban design is a striking illustration of this dynamism.

Yet, behind modern Seoul lies another Korea, one which was once known as "the Land of the Calm Morning", where Buddhist temples awake to the light of lanterns and where tea plantations and rice fields ooze serenity.

Welcome to a lesser known Korea full of natural wonders and heir to a millennium old civilization.

SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA 52’

In the footsteps of the British settlers

Traveling through southeastern Australia between Sydney and Melbourne is to follow in the footsteps of the British settlers who built this country over the past two centuries.

It's also an opportunity to meet the Aboriginal people and discover their age-old traditions.

A true continental country, Australia is, above all, beautiful and always welcoming.

SPACE TOMORROW [6x52’]

The fabulous journey of a man passionate about the skies

When he took off to reach the International Space Station, the young French astronaut Thomas Pesquet became the new hero of a generation.

His exceptional destiny was probably the result of the epic stories he heard as a child: mythical conquests of Space, men walking on the moon and experiences defying the laws of gravity. But the astronaut of today is also a man of the future contemplating life in space or the first manned missions to Mars.

SPACE TOMORROW depicts the fabulous journey of a man passionate about the skies, the big adventures of the past and the challenges of tomorrow.

SUDAN, THE OTHER NILE COUNTRY 52’

Land of adventures

From the shores of the Red Sea to Central Africa, Sudan boasts an eventful, exciting, and little-known history.

Multiple faces, cultures, and landscapes are spread along the Nile, a nourishing axis that crosses the country and is its biggest natural wealth generator. Recovering after years of civil war, the country is awakening. It reveals to visitors its treasures buried in the sands of Nubia, a northern region long in the shadow of Egypt.

The thousand-year-old history of this Afro-Arab country, its incomparable cultural richness, the infinite kindness of its inhabitants, and its legendary hospitality promise a journey full of beautiful discoveries.

SWITZERLAND, THE HEART OF THE ALPS 52’

The country where nature is king

Even though Switzerland has, first and foremost, this image of a neutral and well-ordered country, it is not lacking in jaggedness like its alpine mountains, quite appreciated by skiers, or a national culture which encompasses no less than 3 influences: German, Italian and French.

Switzerland has also an unsuspected heritage: many legends, a medieval past during which the alchemy and the construction of prestigious abbeys flourished, several intellectuals who marked the Reformation and the Age of Enlightenment and, by the same token, the whole of Europe.

TANZANIA FROM ZANZIBAR TO KILWA 52’

Whiffs of spices, deserted beaches, palaces and mosques

For many, Tanzania is generally limited to superb wildlife parks. However, its coastline is full of enchanting unknown places.

To discover this more maritime Tanzania, one has to fly over the widespread capital of Dar Es Salam and head north towards the Zanzibar archipelago where some magnificent islands can be found. Zanzibar, Mafia, Pemba carry evocative names marked by an heritage of sailors who came from Oman.

Spices, deserted beaches, palaces, mosques of the 13th century, lush nature; this film offers an unexpected journey.

THAILAND, THE PARADISE ISLANDS 52’

Sumptuous landscapes, white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters

If paradise exists somewhere on our planet, it may well be in southwest Thailand with dream islands, white sandy beaches that glisten in the sun, and crystal-clear waters.

The Andaman Gulf is home to magnificent archipelagos, stunningly beautiful landscapes, and unspoiled nature in the heart of a welcoming tropical region.

THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS 52’

The 2020 race, a year like no other

The 24 hours of Le Mans, the mythical endurance race, usually occur in June. Due to the health crisis, the 2020 race was held in September without a public. This film follows the EDEC team in this unprecedented context.

Two cars broke down during qualifying and had to be repaired overnight, resulting in a one-lap penalty on the starting line. At the end of the first lap, they were in last place.

This was the start of an improbable comeback.

THE ALPINE VALLEYS OF MONT BLANC 52’

Glamour and authenticity

The Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and the second-highest peak in Europe. But there is more to this summit, like the villages of Chamonix and Mégève or the gorges of Arly.

Once a mountaineering mecca, Chamonix has been transformed over the years into a hype destination. Authenticity and traditional know-how can be seen everywhere in the neighboring valleys, such as in Aravis where the famous Reblochon cheese is still being made with passion.

Following seldom travelled paths, this film presents stunning landscapes, magnificent chalets and historical places which made the well-deserved reputation of the French Alps.

THE ANGEL'S LINE 42’

A highline to the Mont Saint Michel

Nathan Paulin is a slackliner with an impressive track record who has turned his passion into a profession.

Despite his apparent ease of walking on a 2cm wide strap, he’s always looking for new challenges.

For over a year, the camera follows his preparation for what will be, if he succeeds, his longest line: 2,200 m to the legendary Mont Saint-Michel.

THE AZORES, A GARDEN IN THE ATLANTIC 52’

Maritime lands

West of Europe, the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores comprises 9 volcanic islands lying in the Atlantic Ocean. The best way to explore them is to sail peacefully between these maritime lands and meet its inhabitants.

To discover the Azores is to travel along hydrangea-lined roads, visit quaint villages and climb dormant volcanoes.

These islands are a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of a constantly changing world.

THE BLUE CRAB, CHRONICLE OF AN INVASION 52’

The great troublemaker of the Mediterranean

The Callinectes sapidus has a blue carapace ringed with slightly orange spines and pincers powerful enough to break oysters.

This crab of American origin is now spreading all over the Mediterranean, ravaging the local crustacean and mollusk population and affecting the fish stocks.

From France to Sicily and from Tunisia to Catalunya, this invader has dramatically disturbed the local ecosystems with sometimes surprising consequences.

THE CAIMAN AND THE DOOMED SWAMP 52’

The dry season ordeal

The Pantanal, in Brazil, is the world's largest swampland; every year, without fail, it inflicts a frightful ordeal on its inhabitants. Indeed, the dry season shrinks it to drastic proportions, sending the local wildlife into a desperate race against the clock.

The animals must reach one of the few remaining humid areas, knowing there won't be enough room for everyone. For the numerous caimans, this comes down to a struggle for life.

This film follows one of them, a young male. Will he be able to find space in a safe zone and stay there until the rains come back, synonymous with survival and mating?

THE CANARIES, BORN FROM FIRE AND ROCKED BY THE SEA 52’

The gentleness of eternal spring

The Canary archipelago is a popular tourist destination. However, despite the crowd, these islands, brutally shaped by Mother Nature, have managed to preserve breathtaking landscapes.

The Canary Islands lay on maritime routes opened by Christopher Columbus and are defined by their close cultural ties with South America and their proximity to the North African coast.

Despite its notoriety, this Spanish land remains a well-kept secret while each island offers its share of surprises, with art blending with natural and untamed settings or charming traditional villages overlooking spectacular deserted beaches.

THE CHALLENGE OF BRIDGE MAINTENANCE 52’

Massive constructions under pressure

Even the most basic bridges are engineering challenges exposed to the elements (wind, rain, seawater...) that damage these massive constructions. Intensive road traffic is also a factor of additional constraints. A crack, even a microscopic one, or a rust point in the wrong place can have serious consequences.

To avoid the worst, bridges are subject to permanent controls and repairs using advanced techniques such as, for example, breaking concrete with high pressure water or cutting a cable so tight that it could unleash like a giant whip.

Maintenance specialists perform daily tasks that are not well known to the public in order to prevent tragedies.

THE CLAN OF THE BABY BABOON 52’

The young and the restless

This film tells the daily life of a baby baboon and its clan.

There are the boisterous teenagers, other moms with their babies and, most impressive of all, the Leader. And then they are those who covet its place accounting for why young males are constantly fighting to train.

Interactions within the clan are rich and incredibly complex. But, above all, the group is highly organized and united to address the challenges of everyday life: guarding against the leopards, finding food...

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: TREASURE OF THE CARIBBEAN 52’

Away from the beaches, into the heart of a changing country

The beaches of the Dominican Republic attract millions of vacationers. Those who are willing to stray will discover a multifaceted country and a very welcoming mixed-race people; a country that reveals itself through encounters, in its historic cities, at the gates of the desert or in the heart of a rapidly changing capital.

But no matter what you do, wherever you go, you will always be accompanied by festive music, called here bachata or merengue.

The ultimate no stress destination, the Dominican Republic unveils its most beautiful treasures.

THE GENUINE DRIED TANGERINE PEEL [4x25’]

A small piece can arouse homesickness

This series introduces the intricate relationship between an icon of traditional ingredients and people from China or abroad.

From Xinhui to Paris, Hong Kong, the United States or Singapore, each episode explores a different theme: the merit of dried tangerine peel, the history of its production, its innovative use and the nostalgia it begets.

THE HERD 52’

There's a buffalo in every cow

With their clipped horns and tagged ears, cows are the ultimate portrayal of animal domestication. Yet, a closer look at their behavior reveals features reminiscent of their wild counterparts.

Shot over a year like a blue-chip documentary in the savannah, this surprising film shows us, day after day and season after season, that, in the end, taming has not erased the essence of the species.

THE IMMORTALS 52’

Living beings with superpowers

Living beings have a very variable lifespan; it can be centuries, years, or just a few days, but all eventually face extinction. Yet some animals defy both death and time. They are called tardigrade, lobster, and naked rattaupe and possess real superpowers that enable them to fight disease and aging.

In trying to unravel their mystery, a question arises: do they have the secret of eternal life?

THE KIM DYNASTY, A FAMILY AFFAIR [2x45’]

A winning survival strategy

It is a small country, barely the size of an American state, with 25 million inhabitants and an insignificant economy.

Yet, North Korea has become a nuclear military power to reckon with, and its ruling family has been incredibly successful at keeping a grip on the country when other dictatorships have vanished long ago.

Their favorite tools are to terrorize the population and blackmail the world. This is how one ensures the survival of the first communist dynasty in History—an ongoing winning strategy.

Also available as 90mns

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 have existed 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 LUCKY ZEBRA 52’

Some fare better than others

In nature, there are the herbivores to whom nothing smiles right away (barely born already eaten) and others who fare better like THE LUCKY ZEBRA. How else to call this little male born in the dry season who, throughout his life, will enjoy a lucky star.

Confronted with drought, predators, competing males, he always manages to get by. Over the years, he has led without fail and damage the small harem he has patiently built.

But in the end, is it just luck or is this zebra just more cautious, skillful and smart than the others?

THE MASTER OF FORTRESSES 52’ or 52’

Military superstructures

Vauban is probably the best military architect and engineer in History.

Endlessly copied around the world, his unique system of fortifications protected France from invasions, making Louis XIV the most powerful monarch of his time.

The Vauban system consisted of an iron belt of 180 fortresses scattered around the country, each of them rivaling in technical ingenuity.

THE MASTERS OF THE 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 MEDITERRANEAN IS NOT DEAD 52’

The sea repairmen

"If we do nothing, in 20 years, the Mediterranean will be a dead sea". This sentence by Jacques Yves Cousteau in 1979 is still relevant today, and as is often the case, there is good and bad news.

The good news is that measures have been taken to ensure the Mediterranean does not die. The bad news is that more than 40 years have passed, and the newspapers are still headlining the same sentence.

But what is the reality? Is the battle lost in advance? What measures have been put in place?

THE OTHER FRENCH GASTRONOMY 52’

Northern France gastronomy

Close to the Belgian border, Northern France was better known for its earthy and basic country-style dishes than its culinary sophistication.

But things are changing, and Lille, the main city, is fast becoming a gastronomic destination with emerging talents.

This film unveils this transition from traditional cuisine to creative gastronomy steeped in the region’s roots and local products, showcasing dishes that deserve to be known.

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 PATHS OF THE BAROQUE [1x55’] | [1x49’] | [1x41’] | [1x39’]

Torn between tradition and modernism

The rediscovery and interpretation of the Baroque repertoire (a musical genre that spans the 17th and first half of the 18th centuries) has been one of the most passionate and exciting debates of the past decades.

The movement began in the early 1950s with the advent of the LP and the creation of the Erato label and reached its peak in the 1970s with the heated debates between the proponents of the classical and symphonic tradition on the one hand and, on the other, the advocates of a return to the sources, to period instruments and tuning forks.

THE PEOPLES OF NORTH VIETNAM 52’

A mosaic of cultures

The far north of Vietnam is home to various small ethnic groups with different languages, lifestyles, and clothing styles. They often live in isolation in this magnificent mountainous region and try to keep their traditions alive by wearing splendid costumes that distinguish the groups.

Rehahn is a photographer who has settled in the country and opened a gallery where all his work is collected. He has made the diversity of traditional costumes his favorite subject.

Once again, he heads north on a colorful journey to document and bear witness to these remote ethnic groups.

THE REALM OF ANTS 52’

United to survive

In the garden of a country house, a colony of Rufibarbis ants wakes up after the winter.

In the six months from spring to autumn, it faces the age-old challenge of survival.

The hard workers, the dedicated soldiers, and the precious queen join forces to meet the demands of reproduction and to fight the dangers of theft, slavery, or flooding.

THE SCENE 52’

The best spots in the world of climbing

Moab, Utah. A desert town with massive sandstone towers where climbers test their limits.
Boulder, Colorado. The social hub of US climbing.
Innsbruck, Austria. The highest concentration of talent.
Catalunya, Spain. The sport climbing capital of the world.

This film is a fast-paced ride through the centers of the climbing universe.

THE SEA OF ITAMI JUN 52’

The architect of the elements

Itami Jun is a Japanese-born Korean architect.

In this film, he revisits the places he cherished, specifically the thoughtful and sensitive architectural works he designed.

His original and innovative approach has been revealed in the design of ensembles and by a meticulous choice of materials. Favoring wood, stone, and metal, he has revived the tradition of harmony with nature for a more humane architecture.

Also available as a 112'

THE SECRETS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN [3x52’]

A window into nature’s evolution

Because it is susceptible to the consequences of global warming, the Mediterranean Sea has recently become the focus of scientific attention.

What do we know about the mechanisms that regulate its ecosystems and biodiversity?

This series focuses on three areas where animal and plant species have adapted in surprising and unprecedented ways, giving researchers a window into nature’s evolution.

THE SILENT PANDEMIC 52’ or 90’

The resistance to antibiotics

The world is on the cusp of a major threat: bacteria are developing resistance to existing antibiotics faster than new ones are coming onto the market. An ever-widening gap is opening.

For the first time in recent history, we must accept that not all bacterial infections are treatable - with implications in all areas of medicine, from surgery to oncology.

The WHO has been using the term "silent pandemic" because antibiotic resistance is creeping, unnoticed in society, but with the potential to upend our health system.

THE SOLAR SYSTEM 52’

The genesis

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 its changes and evolutions until today, and looks at its future.

THE TREE GODS IN THE LAND OF THE STONES 52’

Vehicles of myths

In the north of Togo, marking the border with the Sahel, a mountainous relief shelters the Kabyé Country.

Ancient volcanoes have left behind a landscape of stones and rocks that the Kabyé people have learned to tame over the centuries.

In this sparse vegetation, the trees have passed along all the myths and serve as intermediaries between men and the gods.

TOFUKUJI 25’

A Buddhist paradise

Built in 1236, the Tofukuji temple is the largest Zen temple of Japan with 19 statues of Buddha, the Sanmon Gate designated as National Treasure, 3 wooden bridges and nearly 2,000 maples trees.

The combination of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage makes it a Buddhist paradise through the magical changing of the seasons.

TOHOKU, NATURAL JAPAN 52’

A land of volcanoes, forests and a rugged coastline

The Tohoku peninsula is located at the Northern end of Honshu, Japan main island.

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, it is a land of volcanoes, forests and a rugged coastline where Nature reigns supreme. Local traditions reflect its rough winters and showcase a lifestyle emblematic of the Japanese civilization.

Teiji, a mountain guide, eases us into a natural and authentic Japan.

TOLLUND, THE ENIGMA OF THE SWAMP MUMMY 52’ or 110’

A rare face-to-face encounter with the past

It is a precious archaeological relic, an exceptional find, preserved in a Danish marsh for over 2,500 years. The Tollund Man is a natural mummy offering a rare face-to-face encounter with the past.

When we contemplate this sleeping face that has miraculously survived the centuries, a host of questions come to mind: Where did it come from? Who was he? How did he live? What was he doing here, in the peat, with a rope around his neck?

TRADITIONAL PERUVIAN MEDICINE 52’

An age-old medicine based on the relationship between man and nature

Traditional medicine continues to thrive at an altitude of 4,000 meters in the Huaraz region of Peru.

Thousand-year-old practices are perpetuated by women who gather plants in the mountains and shamans who perform treatments.

In sumptuous landscapes, from Huascaran, its highest peak, to the dizzying slopes of Machu Picchu, Andean cosmovision is explained through a gallery of fascinating and colorful characters.

URUGUAY, THE COUNTRY OF SIMPLICITY 52’

The little known jewel of South America

With its 500kms of beaches, its luxuriant countryside and its historical treasures, Uruguay is the little known jewel of South America.

This small country offers a digest of European culture as seen in the architecture of its capital, Montevideo, while paying tribute to its African heritage through the longest carnival in the world.

Both European and Latino, rustic and glamourous with its sophisticated beach resorts, Uruguay beguiles the visitor with its emphasis on simplicity, sobriety and, above all, its worship of the good life.

UTTARAKHAND, JOURNEY TO THE SOURCES OF THE GANGES 52’

A whiff of sacred

The Indians consider Uttarakhand as the land of the Gods where myths were born amidst the giant mountains. This region where the Ganges springs, offers moving encounters and magnificent landscapes.

The river outlines pilgrimage routes that are among the most revered on the Indian continent.

In a region covered with mountains and forests, nature seems to have preserved something of the ancient tales; an atmosphere of the sacred is even perceptible by the least religious visitor.

VENICE AND THE ISLANDS OF THE LAGUNA 52’

The city of superlatives

It is impossible to evoke Venice without picturing its extraordinary palaces, canals, colorful villages or magnificent islands.

The city is like a dream set on the lagoon that has kept its charm and authenticity despite the throng of visitors.

Venice is the city of superlatives.

WHEN WINE GOES NORTH 52’

The challenge of daring growers

Seeing vineyards in the North of France and above in Europe seems incongruous.

And yet, this film travels along this northern wine route from the Flanders to Sweden. This road has been in the making for several years now.

Climate change, consumer behavior, and the evolution of territories may have changed the map of wine growing forever.

WILD CARIBBEAN 52’

An environment built by winds, birds and waves

The Caribbean archipelago is a string of islands sheltering a bountiful nature.

With unwavering resilience, life took hold in these isolated environments transported by blowing winds, migrating birds, or washed ashore. Today, these islands offer one of the richest biodiversity in the world.

This film explores this mesmerizing yet fragile wild Caribbean and its exceptional ecosystems.

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 glorious spectacle of nature and fauna, both unique and fragile.

WILD TUAMOTUS [3x52’]

One of the last untouched territories on the planet

In the tradition of great wildlife documentaries, we discover one of the last untouched territories on the planet, an archipelago of coral islands lost in the heart of the South Pacific: the Tuamotus.

This series offers a spectacular immersion into a unique ecosystem to highlight the beauty and complexity of this oasis.

It nestles one of the wealthiest underwater lives in the world, from small exotic fishes to giant ray mantas, sharks, and whales.

WITHOUT RIGHTS OR TITLES 52’

The people of the Lencois National Park in Brazil

In 1981, Brazil created the Lencois National Park in the state of Maranhão, which is home to an ecosystem unique in the world: pristine white sand dunes that wave for tens of kilometers, punctuated by lakes of fresh water and deserted beaches where turtles and birds take refuge.

Communities have lived here for more than 200 years, but the government wants them to leave because the country’s environmental law does not allow anyone to live in natural parks.

This film meets these inhabitants, sheltered in shacks without running water or electricity, who make ends meet with fishing and a little farming.

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 is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site.

WUDANG THE MYSTICAL MOUNTAINS 52’

The cradle of Taoism, traditional medicine and martial arts

In the very heart of eternal China, the sacred mountains of Wudang conceal many untold secrets. Between misty valleys and lofty peaks this is a land where time seems suspended and where nature and the arts dwell in harmony.

These majestic landscapes gave rise to some of the greatest treasures in Chinese civilization. They have been the cradle of Taoism, traditional medicine and martial arts.

YURU CHARA CRAZE 26’

In Japan, every organization has a mascot

The craze for Japanese mascots has reached such a level that the country has now literally hundreds of these little characters. Every region, city, company, and even firefighters and the army, all have their mascots.

The economic stakes have become so high that a dedicated festival was created: the Yuru Chara Grand Prix. Over the years, the Yuru Chara, meaning mascots in Japanese, have become more than just marketing tools, they are now deeply rooted in society at large.

This film delves into this singular phenomenon.

FACING CLIMATE [9x52’]

An alarming future

This series raises the issues of global warming's effects and consequences on populations. How can they be anticipated and prevented? Are we all impacted equally?

From the Netherlands to the Mediterranean basin and North America, we cover six cases with an alarming future, six regions strongly impacted by global warming, and six different kinds of threats to populations, whether urban or rural.

ICELAND, A SANCTUARY FOR PUFFINS 52’

An endearing sea bird

With its exotic appearance and demeanor, sometimes affectionate, other times rowdy but often considered "comical", the puffin is a particularly endearing seabird.

A national emblem and a tourist attraction, its fate is nevertheless a matter of concern to Icelanders as couples have stopped breeding for a decade now.

Faced with this situation, a handful of enthusiasts mobilized to save the puffin.

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 population, their mission to create a national park is taking a new dimension by extending its reach to Patagonia’s fjords and seashores.