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.
CHINA, MY WIFE HAS SOCIAL CREDIT 52’
Life in points
China has recently introduced a social credit system. In every moment of everyday life, one must now think of how to maximize one's points or lose as few as possible.
This film follows a couple in this Orwellian world where nothing escapes the eye of Beijing and its immediate sanction, and how it affects intimate and social relationships.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, TOURIST MADNESS 52’
Number one destination in the Caribbean
Located between Cuba and Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic has become the number one tourist destination in the Caribbean.
Each year, the country welcomes five million holidaymakers, a record for this small country of eleven million inhabitants renowned for its gentle way of life.
But who really benefits or suffers from this economic growth?
HAWAII, THE NATIVE RESURGENCE 52’
A desire for independence
Since the annexation of Hawaii by the United States in 1893, the descendants of the original Polynesian people have lost almost all their land.
Many wealthy Americans have heavily invested in the archipelago, building spectacular villas.
Today, an anti-American and independence sentiment is on full display.
KIM YO JONG, THE RED PRINCESS 52’
The first female dictator in history?
The future of North Korea lies with a woman, not only the sister but, as of now, the head of the Kim family’s kingdom.
To understand the geopolitics of Asia, one must consider North Korea, the cornerstone of a continent where the Cold War has never been resolved, where the fractures between the socialist bloc and the American empire still write history every day.
This compelling portrait of Kim Yo-jong is of the utmost importance since she is at the center of a game she seems determined to play hard.
LOVE AND SEX IN MEXICO 52’
A society full of contrasts
With its 130 million inhabitants, Mexican society is complex and full of contrasts, with customs varying from one state to another, from one community to another.
It is one of the most progressive countries in Latin America despite the weight of the Catholic religion and the family.
Behind its open conservatism, a young population challenges the prohibitions and advocates relaxed morals.
MISSING, THE STORY OF ELOI ROLLAND [6x26’]
The fate of a young expatriate
Eloi Rolland, 18, arrives in New Zealand to learn English and live new experiences away from his parents.
On the evening of Friday, March 6, 2020, he leaves his host family, but no one knows where he's spent the night. The next day, he is spotted at the Britomart station to catch the 6 am train to Swanson. He gets off in New Lynn an hour later and heads for the intersection of Scenic Drive and Piha Road at 9:18 am, his last known location.
At this point, his phone stops ringing for good.
ORLANDO, THE WORLD CAPITAL OF FUN 52’
A not so rosy reality
Fifty years ago, Orlando was just a farming town, growing oranges. Today, it is sprawling and frenetically developing, with no other American city growing as fast.
But Orlando is also the worst city in the country when it comes to accommodation, ahead of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, or Houston. In 2019, only 13 flats were available for every 100 applicants.
SAVING NOTRE DAME 52’
The fire at Notre-Dame de Paris on April 15, 2019, shocked the world. The flames ravaged the cathedral's roof and threatened to destroy much of its historic heritage, including its precious stained-glass windows and millennia-old sculptures.
The firefighters worked tirelessly to bring the blaze under control, managing to save the main structure as well as some of the most precious relics.
The incident sparked a huge wave of international solidarity, with pledges of funding for the reconstruction of this iconic building which is a symbol of French culture and history.
TAIWAN, AN IDENTITY DILEMMA 52’
A country that cannot speak its name
Taiwan is a modern democracy that has flourished in the shadow of a historical compromise respected for 70 years.
With an energy that is unique in the world, this small country has made itself essential to the international economy, but what do we know about its people and culture?
Thanks to the unique testimonies of Taiwanese citizens, from business magnates to artists and politicians, this film shows what it really means to be Taiwanese today.
THE KIM DYNASTY, A FAMILY AFFAIR [2x45’]
North Korea's ultimate survival plan
In the geopolitics of our time, North Korea takes center stage. It is at the top of the international agenda of the great powers because of its strategy of constant threats carried out by three successive generations of the ruling family.
With the help of leading experts, including former Pyongyang regime officials, this film seeks to uncover North Korea's ultimate plan, its goal, and the length it is ready to go to achieve it.
Also available in 90min
THE MAN WHO DEFIED BEIJING 58’
The forgotten Nobel Peace Prize winner
Human rights hero and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo was a key figure in the Tiananmen uprising. He was arrested under the same security law China imposed upon Hong Kong, spent 9 years in jail, and died a few weeks upon his release.
His name remains little known outside of Asia as the Chinese regime has done everything possible to erase it from our collective memory. Alas, for the Beijing masters, Liu Xiaobo left a political legacy in the form of a lengthy interview before his arrest.
This exceptional film is his legacy supplemented with the testimonials of those closest to him. The portrayal of the great Man is also the compelling story of China's radical mutations.
THE RED SPIES THEORY 57’
The Chinese economic intelligence scheme
In 2006, 70% of patents used in mainland China came from abroad. The aim is to reverse this trend.
To achieve this, the government has announced the creation of the concept of "re-innovation", meaning getting foreign know-how and technology, then adapting them before registering domestic patents.
Aeronautics, nuclear, telecommunication, transportation, green energy... All major economic sectors are covered by the "chen diyu", the "deep water fish" as Beijing likes to call its intelligence agents.
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.
UNFAIR GAME: TRUMPING DEMOCRACY 52’ or 70’
When big data takes control of democracy
He lost the general election by an historic margin of 3 millions votes, lied to the press and to the public during the whole campaign, pushing his country into a post truth era.
In the shadows of the new President, lies a mysterious man who has poured millions of dollars into conservative causes and took control over Donald Trump’s campaign. A man that controls Breitbart News, an ultra-conservative website turned into an alt-right propaganda machine. A man that funded a psychometric firm, Cambridge Analytica, which used big data to influence the election.
A striking film released theatrically in Los Angeles and on Amazon in the USA.