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SKY TRAVELERS

Take off to the skies with Europe's most seasoned travelers

Will their grueling voyage end in a sunny winter holiday ? Or a deadly detour ?

As summer draws to a close, Finland prepares for a long dark winter. And the local birds prepare for a long dangerous journey. Selma, a greylag goose, is molting. In a few weeks, she'll have brand-new feathers - her traveling clothes - to take on a trip to sunny Spain.
Europe has three principal north-south migration routes followed by millions of birds every year. They cross the entire continent, leading across the Straits of Gibraltar, the Bosphorus and as far away as Africa.

Stork called Magdalena, and many more of their high-flying friends throughout their arduous roundtrip voyages. Most of our sunseekers will arrive safely. Others will succumb to hardships along the way.

2x52mn
  • Format series
  • Available versions French
  • Director Marie-Hélène Baconnet
  • Rights All Rights / Worldwide

CONGO, THE HEART OF AFRICA

The country of jungles, volcanoes and surf
Straddling the Equator in Central Africa, the Republic of Congo has a lot to offer: a preserved jungle home to gorillas and elephants, national parks where chimpanzees frolic in the middle of a unique biodiversity and the Congo River that crosses the country before reaching beautiful...
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52mn4K

COSTA RICA, HARMONY OF THE SENSES

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...
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52mn4K

ISLAND OF THE SUNKEN CITY

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 major...
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52mn4K

KOMODO: SEX AND DRAGONS

An eventful courtship
An imposing adult male is determined to mate with a young female. A trivial episode in the animal kingdom one might think. 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...
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52mn4K

MEMOIRS OF AN ELEPHANT

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...
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52mn4K

RWANDA, LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS

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, etc… roaming the...
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52mn4K

SHUKLAPHANTA, THE OTHER WILD NEPAL

A successful coexistence between man and animal
The Shuklaphanta Reserve is the first national park created in Nepal in 1973. This area is exceptional on many accounts including its diverse landscapes, hundreds of animal species - 22 of which are critically endangered. It may look like a mix of Europe and Africa yet we are truly in the...
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52mn4K

SICHUAN, THE HEAVENLY LAND OF PLENTY

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...
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52mn4K

THE CAIMAN AND THE DOOMED SWAMP

The dry season ordeal
The Pantanal, in Brazil, is the largest swampland in the world and 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 have to...
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52mn4K

THE CLAN OF THE BABY BABOON

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...
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52mn4K

A WILD QUEST IN SCOTLAND

The fabulous spectacle of nature in the rugged Scottish landscapes
This film is an exceptional journey into the rugged Scottish landscapes and its rich fauna. Laurent Cocherel is a naturalist photographer with a 25 years passion for this country. He takes us to secret places to witness the fabulous spectacle of nature through the seasons: hiding for...
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AGAINST ALL ODDS

A different tsunami story
Northeastern Japan shelters a fragile treasure: oysters. This sanctuary has been almost wiped out by the tsunami which flooded 600kms of coastline, destroying numerous fishing ports. This is the story of Shigeatsu Hatakeya, called the father of oysters, who has spent all his life trying...
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AMNEVILLE ZOO

This film is about the daily activities of the 120 employees of the zoo: healers, vets, trainers, cooks... They all work together to ensure the animals' well-being.
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ANGELS OF THE JUNGLE

Why are primatologists mostly women?
Numerous scientists around the world dedicate their lives to the study and protection of primates. They have been inspired by Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall or Biruté Galdikas. But why are they mostly women? ANGELS OF THE JUNGLE introduces us to nine remarkable primatologists of our...
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ANIMAL STRATEGIES

To live and survive in the wild
Animals had to develop behaviours and techniques in order to address vital requirements such as nutrition, reproduction, raising the young, protection and, more generally, adaptation to a sometimes hostile environment. ANIMAL STRATEGIES shows us how primates, antelopes, small animals, big...
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6x52mnHD

ANTS!

Nature’s superpower
They wage wars and administer medicines. They are farmers and graziers. They live in a world of coded communications, strict chains of command, secret poison mixtures and prodigious strength. They have inhabited our planet for millions of years and yet no living creature seems more alien...
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ARGENTINA

An episode from the series HOPEFUL EARTH
Argentina is a giant of Latin America, with an area of 2,800,000 km². The country is more than four times the size of France for only 43 million inhabitants. Argentina is the world's third largest producer of beef, so farming is a major ecological issue. Today, we will go to...
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ARGENTINA: CLIMATE CRISIS

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Argentina from above offers one of the most beautifully contrasted landscapes : salt deserts and high mountains in the North, Tierra del Fuego (literally the Land of fire) in the South and, facing the Atlantic ocean, Buenos Aires-The Queen of El Plata- the capital city. Behind those...
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ASIAN WATER TALES

A resource for many human activities
From the somptuous Mekong to the vast Indian Ocean, water is at the center of an infinity of human activities in Asia, be it fishing, transportation or agriculture. Man has used its ingenuity to make the most of it to the point of sometimes endangering this precious natural resource....
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AUSTRALIA: FIRE AND WATER

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
With its white sand beaches and its waves that are popular among the surfers, but also its Great Barrier Reef, Australia has all of heaven on Earth. Its inhabitants have well understood that and have built their lives facing the ocean they cherish. But extreme climate phenomena undermine...
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BANGKOK BITES

Death lurks underground
Bangkok is a world metropolis. On the surface, the inhabitants of this tropical Manhattan teem furiously under the sun, but, unlike other big cities, below ground, in dark corners and the damp of the canals, death lurks. Millions of snakes and other venomous creatures lie in wait for...
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BAT & MAN

A mammal that causes leaps in science
Bats were already on earth during the dinosaurs’ era, 60 million years ago, and this incredible species has actually not evolved since. Today, scientific studies of bats have revealed astonishing discoveries in the fields of bionics, disease prevention and containment which can...
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BIRDS OF AFRICA

More or less direct descendants of the dinosaurs, birds are divided in about 20 families which pundits consider nonetheless rather homogeneous. Yet what a disparity of evolution between the ostrich and the tiny quelea. From an ecological standpoint birds have significantly differentiated...
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52mnHD

BOTSWANA: SAVING THE BLACK RHINOS

On earth for more than 35 million years, the black rhino is now endangered. It is estimated that only 3,500 remain and an average of 1,200 are killed by poachers in South Africa each year. Over 7 years, Kai Collins and his team have been preparing the transfer of black rhinos from South...
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BRAZIL’S BLACK SUN

In Brazil, nothing is ever completely black. Except for oil.
10 years ago, Brazil was on top of the world with the exploitation of huge underwater gas and oil fields. Today, Brazil’s hopes have been crushed and the national company, Petrobras, is caught in a huge corruption scandal. The market has collapsed and so did the profitability of...
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52mnHD

CALIFORNIE

An episode from the series HOPEFUL EARTH
Between environmental disasters, exceptional pollution and permanent environmental risks, California is very exposed to climate change. The period of forest fires continues to increase, the drought is becoming commonplace ... Fortunately the richest state in the United States and the most...
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CHAMPIONS OF THE SAVANNAH

The wildlife world records
Every day amazing feats are taking place in the savannah. Everyone knows about the obvious ones: the elephant is the biggest mammal, the ostrich the biggest bird, the cheetah the speediest animal… But can you answer questions like: who’s strongest than a frog? Who has the...
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CHILD IN THE WILD

Unusual pets
This series is about children who have grown up in close contact with nature. Many of them have developed a special relationship with supposedly savage animals, mainly thanks to their parents who work directly with wildlife. From Brazil to Kenya and Australia, each episode tells stories...
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CHILE, BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Chile is a multi-color and a multi-landscape country, with its colonial legacy of Valparaiso, the heat of the desert of Atacama or the buildings of Santiago, the capital. However, the country is settled on an unstable territory between two tectonic plates: violent earthquakes - often...
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CHINA

An episode from the series HOPEFUL EARTH
China has more than 1 billion 400 million inhabitants, it is defined today as a socialist state of popular democratic dictatorship. 75% of its energy production comes from coal, yet China is one of the leading producers of renewable energy. Since 2015, China has ratified the COP 21...
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CHRISTMAS IN THE SAVANNAH

Truce in the wildlife
Christmas balls, tinsels in the trees and some improbable snow on the ground: this is the unexpected setting for this wildlife film shot in southern Africa during the Christmas period. This is December 25, and everyone has a birth to celebrate: the savannah is full of animals about to...
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CITY IN A GARDEN

Life lessons in nature
This documentary series celebrates the Singapore Botanic Gardens as a living heritage. It features stories of people with rich life experiences and connected, in one way or another, with the Gardens. Their personal stories are inspiring, uplifting, joyful, life-changing, filled with...
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CLIMATE: WHAT HAS CHANGED

Climate change is already in action. Islands are disappearing and shorelines are receding. To determine the REAL changes of global warming, the blind journalist Sophie Massieu ("Through Your Eyes") sets out to discover the French coasts and lands. She will measure the current...
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2x52mnHD

COASTS

An episode from the series CLIMATE: WHAT HAS CHANGED
Climate change is already in action. Islands are disappearing and shorelines are receding. To determine the REAL changes of global warming, the blind journalist Sophie Massieu ("Through Your Eyes") sets out to discover the French coasts and lands. She will measure the current...
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52mnHD

COSTA RICA

An episode from the series HOPEFUL EARTH
Costa Rica, a country of 4 million inhabitants, shines by its exceptional biodiversity. "¡Pura Vida! "(Pure life) is an expression often used there, which symbolizes a quiet life where we respect the fauna and flora present everywhere. Costa Rica is an ecological model...
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COSTA RICA NATURE'S ARK

The country that hosts 5% of known species on earth
Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful sanctuary for biodiversity in the world and its richest. Indeed, this small country hosts 5% of all known species on earth, i.e. one out of twenty. To grasp what it entails one should explore its forests, climb its peaks and walk its shores. Only...
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COSTA RICA: A ROLE MODEL FOR THE PLANET?

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Small country in Central America, Costa Rica is now home to 5% of the global biodiversity. National parks and protected natural sites account for a quarter of its area. The country benefits from its valuable assets in order to no longer depend on coal nor oil: in early 2015, all of the...
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CUBA

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
The Caribbean archipelago opened to foreigners in 1994, under the impetus of Fidel Castro. In 2016, it recorded a record attendance rate of 4 million visitors. A new financial windfall that the State intends to preserve. It has to face the vagaries of the weather, which the country is...
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DIVING WITH CROCODILES

Close encounters on the wild side
Bernie is a television reporter. He has covered wars, infiltrated jails, shared the daily life of communities totally remote from society and rubbed shoulder with men and women studying the deadliest predators. Adrenaline is his fuel yet he never felt so vulnerable than when facing a Nile...
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: PRONE TO EARTHQUAKES

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
4 million tourists, who mostly come from North America or Europe, visit Dominican Republic every year. The government wants to double the country’s capacity from now to 2020. Yet this goal might be threatened by the earthquakes. A huge tremor like in Haiti in 2010 could happen in...
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EARTH ON EDGE

The successful series is back for a brand new season that goes deeper into discovering climate change consequences all around the world! 40 documentaries about countries facing climate change. People living in Madagascar, in Mexico or in Kenya are suffering from hurricanes, water floods,...
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ECUADOR: ON TENTERHOOKS

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
With its cone whitened by the eternal snow, the Cotopaxi is one of the postcard landscape in Ecuador. Yet the volcanologists claim it is a threat. Indeed, an eruption would lead to a mudslide that would deprive the inhabitants of Quito of running water. It is not an isolated case in the...
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ENGLAND: MORE ISOLATED THAN EVER

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
England is home to majestic landscapes: cliffs that stand facing the sea, bright green pastures, ports that look like a postcard. From the Isle of Wight to Yorkshire, 36 million tourists flock each year to enjoy London, its frantic capital, but also the bucolic charm of its provinces. But...
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EQALUSUAQ, ON THE TRAIL OF THE HIDDEN PREDATORS

The salmon run and those awaiting them
In July, in Alaska, millions of salmon run up the rivers. Many are anxiously waiting for them: grizzlies, sea lions, orcas, eagles, sharks... and young divers/photographers. Paul and Thomas, two marine biologists, are here to live their passion for open spaces and memorable encounters...
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EUROPE ON THE WILD

The next door fauna
From Belarus to France, from the imposing bison to the fragile pheasant, this collection presents the different facets of European wildlife. Even in this part of the world, danger looms everywhere. From wolves in the deep forest to tractors in the fields the struggle for life is a daily...
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EXTINCTIONS / SAVED FROM EXTINCTIONS

We thought they were saved
What is the connection between the Californian Condor, the Arabian Oryx, the African Wild dog, the Galapagos Marine Turtle, the Chinese Tiger and the Polar Bear? The answer is the unprecedented risk of seeing these species vanish once and for all from the face of the Earth after they were...
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12x52mnHD

EXTREME WEATHER: USA, TORNADOS AND TYPHOONS

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
For the last decade, the United States have been more and more heavily affected by extreme events. October 2012: Sandy hurricane has hit the east coast of the country, and paralyzed the city of New York for nearly eight days. No less than 131 people lost their lives after the hurricane......
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FIELD OF LIFE

The fauna caught between agriculture and nature
In a typical field of the European countryside, wildlife is much more abundant and diverse that one can imagine and it serves as the backdrop for unexpected survival stories. While the circle of life is at stake for the pheasant, harvest season is coming. How do the animals such as the...
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FIJI ISLANDS

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
In the heart of the Pacific, the Fiji Islands inhabitants strongly feel the effects of global warming. The slightest variation has disastrous effects. Located in the cyclones path, this archipelago composed of 322 islands is heavily struck; in February 2016, Hurricane Winston devastated...
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45mnHD

FISH LIFE

Small is beautiful
The ocean has its stars: dolphins, sharks, Manta rays, whales; and then there are the others, the humble and the discreet, which can only get the limelight thanks to a Disney movie. Yet, from the clown fish to the octopus, the lionfish to the cleaner fish, without of course omitting the...
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FRANCE

An episode from the series HOPEFUL EARTH
France is a country that attracts tourists from all over the world. It is heavily dependent on nuclear for its electricity and still favors diesel for its cars. France is still hesitating between a traditional economy that has allowed its development, and the great ecological shift. But...
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FRANCE: BRITTANY, AGAINST ALL ODDS

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
People from Brittany live with a very unpredictable nature. Storms occur more and more frequently. In order to keep the coast safe, municipalities invest a lot in renovation works every year. When the ocean lose control, new rifts appear. How long will Brittany face these repetitive...
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FRANCE: COASTS IN DANGER

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Rivers keeps bursting its banks because of the rain overflow. One out two municipality could be awash so France is not sheltered from a disaster anymore. More than 18 million people could face a flood during their life. We investigate in Var and Vendée, three years after the...
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FRANCE: GIRONDE

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
The coast of Gironde attracts 2 million tourists every year, seduced by its beaches and waves. The landscape seems unchangeable, but winter 2013-2014 damaged the coast, which moved back 40 meters. What can we do against this phenomenon that could destroy the local economy and the way of...
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GREECE: FORGOTTEN BY THE GODS

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Greece is one of the countries where the seismic risk is the higher in Europe … 15000 tremors a year. Even if they are mostly not felt, Greeks live in anxiety about “the Big One”. Every summer, forest fires burn tens of thousands hectares of wood or houses. In 2007, the...
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45mnHD

GROWING UP IN THE SAVANNAH

The school of wildlife
For the emblematic African wildlife, the long road to adulthood is paved with multiple obstacles. But the dangers vary considerably from one species to another as well as the solutions they have to find to bring the most offsprings to maturity. Blessed with more or less thoughtful parents...
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HAWAII: EMERGENCY

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
White sand beaches, turquoise water: Hawaii, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, attracts 7 million tourists each year. But the idyllic décor is getting worse year after year. With 3 of the most active volcano in the world, Hawaii is sitting on a powder keg. How to protect...
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45mnHD

HOMMES ET MONTAGNES

De l’aventure, du patrimoine, des sciences, de l’animalier, de la recherche pour demain, le tout dans un milieu fragile : la montagne.
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HOPEFUL EARTH

Follow Antoine Auriol, Free Kitesurfer World Champion on his trip across the world to meet people who create the energies of tomorrow through unusual ideas. An extraordinary journey in 8 countries to discover fresh solutions to energy and environmental issues
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HUNTING AND FISHING COLLECTION - 26'

For the love of nature and appreciation of the animals
Hunting and fishing have been around for centuries. In order to survive, Man had to develop countless techniques to capture preys. This series tells the clever ways that hunters and fishermen alike have invented to dominate nature’s obstacles and how each region perfected its own...
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HUNTING AND FISHING COLLECTION - 52'

For the love of nature and appreciation of the animals
Hunting and fishing have been around for centuries. In order to survive, Man had to develop countless techniques to capture preys. This series tells the clever ways that hunters and fishermen alike have invented to dominate nature’s obstacles and how each region perfected its own...
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IBEX, ICON OF THE ALPS

The Lord of the mountains
The Ibex is an animal emblematic of the Alps. This film, through some surprising images covering several seasons, teaches us a lot of unknown things about this Lord of the mountains. It also questions our ability to share the environment with the wild fauna and the respect it requests.
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52mnHD

ICONS OF THE WILD

The stars and the supporting cast of the animal kingdom
At first glance, the African wildlife seems all too familiar. The stars, such as the elephant or the lion, have been extensively covered as well as the supporting cast, from the gazelles to the birds. But even if their lifestyles have been overexposed, the animals of the savannah remain a...
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5x52mnHD

IGUAZU FALLS: BEHIND THE SCENES

Balancing nature and onlookers
Bordering 3 countries, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, the Iguazu Falls are considered the most breathtaking in the world and the Iguazu National Park has been designated one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. But with nearly 1 million yearly visitors, it faces quite an ecological...
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52mnHD

ILE DE LA REUNION

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
In the heart of the Indian Ocean, L’Ile de la Réunion is hit hard by climate change. Cyclones are increasingly common from April to November. Natural catastrophes plunge the population into extreme situations: floods, landslides and torrential rains follow one another. Rising...
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45mnHD

ILE DE RE & ILE DE NOIRMOUTIER

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
In 2010, the Xynthia storm hit the regions of Vendée and Charente-Maritime. Off the coast of La Rochelle, the island of Ré is seriously affected. In the North, the island of Noirmoutier is relatively spared, but remains largely exposed to the risks of sea submersion,...
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INDONESIA

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
In 2004, the tsunami that devastated Southeast Asia did not spare the province of Aceh, north of the island of Sumatra, and killed nearly 170,000 people. A catastrophe still very present in the memory of the inhabitants. Beyond the one-time disasters, the country is hit hard by the...
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45mnHD

INSIDE MARINELAND

Orcas, dolphins, sea lions, polar bears, sharks and penguins: they are the stars of the Marineland theme park located in the French Riviera. Let’s discover this 26ha marine zoological park, one of the most visited in France!
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52mnHD

INTO THE WILD OF BORNEO

The jungle album
Borneo is an island shared by Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia but, most importantly, part of it is a wildlife sanctuary. Jorge Camilo Valenzuela, a National Geographic animal photographer, is about to explore it to capture the various endemic species in all their splendor. With over 10...
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52mnHD

ITALY: FRAGILE BEAUTY

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
With no less than 47 sites listed UNESCO World Heritage site, Italy is probably the 7th wonder of the world. Unfortunately these exceptional settings are suffering the terrible consequences of the climate changes that are hitting the whole country.
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45mnHD

JAPAN

An episode from the series HOPEFUL EARTH
Although Japan seeks to preserve its environment (importance of protected areas, recycling, anti-diesel policy in Tokyo, etc.), the country's significant demographic growth in the 20th century has led to an important urbanization, extremely dense, and consumptions of important...
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52mnHD

KING OF THE FOREST

The struggle of the red deer
Red deer are among the most powerful and majestic animals living deep in the European forests. These popular heroes of classic fairy tales can also be violent beasts engaged in a constant struggle to achieve one goal: the right to have a descendance. Shot in one of the last primary forest...
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52mnHD

LADY CHEETAH

A love story
In 1979, Laurie Marker’s passion for cheetahs led her to leave her family, friends and home (the USA) for Namibia in order to save the species. The splendid feline is a hunting machine, the fastest of all land predators, but also a desired trophy for poachers. To protect them she...
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LAND OF THE APES

To live and die free
In the Conkuati lagoon in Congo, an association has undertaken a challenging endeavour: to enable chimpanzees, who have crossed paths with man, to live and die freely by returning to their natural habitat. How can these animals be taught to feed, live together and defend themselves in the...
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LANDS

An episode from the series CLIMATE: WHAT HAS CHANGED
Climate change is already in action. Islands are disappearing and shorelines are receding. To determine the REAL changes of global warming, the blind journalist Sophie Massieu ("Through Your Eyes") sets out to discover the French coasts and lands. She will measure the current...
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52mnHD

LANGUEDOC: BEATEN BY THE WAVES

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
From the Pont du Gard to the Cap d’Agde, Languedoc evokes landscapes of garrigues, large sand beaches and a particularly mild and sunny climate. But this region is also prey to extreme weather phenomena: the Cevennes episodes. Almost every year, they rage with a varying intensity,...
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45mnHD

LE PAL

Animals from the world over can be admired in this 50ha zoological park, located in the heart of Auvergne, and which is among the 5 most visited parks in France. Discover chimpanzees, elephants (including two born at Le PAL), lions, tigers, giraffes, bears, meerkats, zebras, and lemurs,...
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MAMA HYENA

Lessons from a despised animal
Hyenas have been given an unfairly negative reputation in folklore and popular media because of their ungraceful, even grotesque physical features. Hyenas are truly a curiosity of nature. They are intelligent creatures that follow a sophisticated and ruthless social system. Depending on...
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52mnHD

MIGRATIONS IN DANGER

Man's barriers on animals' routes
Man constantly modifies its environment. It continues to expand on the planet into the most wild and remote places where it erects artificial barriers at the crossroads of migration of species in danger of extinction. These animals must survive at any cost to ensure the future of their...
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3x52mnHD

MISSIONS OF HOPE

Change actors
From Asia to Latin America, this series takes us around the world to encounter actors committed to sustainable development through active associations or innovative ideas. Meeting these unique characters give us the opportunity to experience their lifestyle and understand what drives them...
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8x52mnHD

MOVIE STAR ANIMALS

From training to shootings
The dogs Rin-tin-tin-tin, Lassie and Beethoven, killer whale Willy, piglet Babe and many other animals have long since joined the pantheon of great movie stars. Behind these star animals are men and women who, far from fame, are driven by passion, determination and patience. In France,...
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58mnHD

NATURE'S SANCTUARIES

All is not lost
There are still some places on the planet which haven’t been spoiled by human activity. Reknown for their natural beauty and the environmental protection they enjoyed, they represent an heritage worth looking after for future generations. This collection stands out thanks to its...
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3x52mnHD

NORIN'S ARK

The wildlife veterinarian
Norin Chai, a brilliant veterinarian, has been working for more than twenty years to protect wildlife all over the world. In each episode, he comes to the rescue of an endangered animal in a critical situation: in Central America an infectious disease is spreading through a population of...
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5x52mnHD

NORMANDY: NATURE RULES

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Rockfalls, landslides and marine submersion harm the natural heritage of Normandy. The 640 kilometers of Normandy coast are made of pebble beaches, chalk cliffs and large areas of sand. Climate change increases the risk. Given these impressive phenomena, many elected officials are trying...
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45mnHD

OCEAN TEENS

Initiation of an eco-friendly generation
Mentored by renowned explorers, teenagers explore the vast French maritime domain, one with the richest biodiversity in the world and encompassing the most seas, like the Atlantic, the Pacific,the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. This trip is an unique opportunity for them to...
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6x52mnHD

PRAYING MANTIS: AN ALIEN'S WORLD

Rulers of their world
They look like creatures from an alien planet, and in fact, praying mantises have inspired Hollywood science fiction film-makers in their designs for extra-terrestrial monsters. It’s more than their physical shape that seems out of this world. Praying mantises, with some reaching...
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52mnHD

PREDATION!

Gruesome yet indispensable
Predation is everywhere in nature and constitute a necessity in the chain of life. It is a merciless process both for the predator and its prey whose destinies and future evolutions are inextricably linked. From the African savannah to the European swamps, from a predator’s killing...
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5x52mnHD

ROMANIA: DISASTROUS FLOODS

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Romania, member of the EU since 2007, is struggling to find its place within the European family. Moreover, this country of 20 million inhabitants faces a real climate crisis. According to the UN, Romania is one of the most exposed European countries to natural hazards and climate change....
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45mnHD

RWANDA

An episode from the series HOPEFUL EARTH
Rwanda is the most densely populated country in Africa. It has 13 million inhabitants for only 23 000 km². One of the smallest countries in Africa, but a huge commitment to its nature. Here, we find a fabulous nature that is a treasure to preserve for the “country of the...
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SAVANNAH REBIRTH

The cycle of life
In the African savannah, an elephant dies. Little by little, thousands of animal guests converge to feast on the fortuitous carcass which also becomes a cradle for other species. The splendid images make us forget death and show the wonders of an ecosystem in action. And, by turning back...
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SAVING THE CHIMPS

A sanctuary for broken primates
How did Bobby, the gentle chimpanzee, managed to pull through after years caged up in isolation in biomedical labs? How did space-chimp Emily, trained to test space capsules and rockets, survived her stressful NASA training program? Appalled by such treatment, Carole Noon decided to help...
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SECRETS FROM THE END OF THE WORLD

A place frozen in time
Isolation is the main characteristic of Ushuaia, a city located in remote south of Patagonia, also known as la Tierra del Fuego. This is where the Selkan and Yamanas tribes have been living since this place started to be inhabited more than 6,000 years ago. Until the 19th century, their...
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SHARING THE EARTH

An odyssey to rediscover nature
Veterinarian, biologist and adventurer Mannaïg de Kersauson travels the world in search of men and women who work to repair the damages inflicted upon the environment. She is on the lookout for ways, new and old, mankind has found for living in harmony with nature. She talks to...
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SICILY: BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Sicily is a beautiful island with its mountains and villages perched above a translucent sea. But this landscape results from an active geology and Sicily is one of the most watched territories in the world. Etna, the highest volcano in Europe is permanently in activity not far from the...
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SIX FEET UNDER THE SAVANNAH

In northern Kenya, the most mysterious creatures are hidden underground.
Under the rocks of the savannah lies a world of eternal darkness, a secret place with unending mazes, swarming with thousands of crawling animals. Like, for instance, the naked mole rat. It is the only mammal who organizes its life around a queen, like ants or termites. From its hairless,...
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SMALL ANIMALS OF AFRICA

They have one thing in common: you can’t see them when the grass is high. Some are rodents, others carnivores, reptiles or monkeys. One way or another, they suffer from their small size since they have to get by in an environment dominated by giants. They have learned to survive by...
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SOS KIRIBATI

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Seen from a plane, Kiribati Islands are emerald necklaces in the heart of the blue Pacific Ocean. But these coral islands are only few meters over the sea level and if the temperature rises, they risk to be swallowed up by 2050.
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SOUTH AFRICA, FROM DROUGHTS TO FLOODS

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
In South Africa, droughts and floodings keep happening, one after another, sometimes hitting the same region in a row. Climate experts are announcing an escalation of such natural hazards in the 2100 horizon if the average temperature keeps rising. From the Cape of Good Hope to the...
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STRANGE ENCOUNTERS IN THE SAVANNAH

We thought we had seen it all
A baboon hunting a gazelle. Crocodiles eating another crocodile. A carnivorous giraffe. Zebras without stripes. Turtles jumping on buffalos. These are exceptional scenes captured thanks to hundreds of hours spent filming in the savannah. Animals with unusual characteristics. Unheard of...
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TANZANIA, STONE HUNTERS

The Tanzanian subsoil is rich in minerals, including precious stones. Dimitri Manthéakis, a third generation Tanzanian of Greek origin, puts his passion for these stones into practice by operating several mining sites. A few years ago, he discovered a vein of a semi-precious stone...
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TANZANIA: THE WRETCHED OF THE EARTH

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
With its ancestral tribes, breathtaking sceneries and majestic wild animals, Tanzania is a dream destination for both thrill seekers and « conventional » tourists. However this incredible and unique natural heritage is in jeopardy due to climate change. In a country where 70%...
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TARA OCEANS

A scientific odyssey
TARA OCEANS is an exceptional 3-year marine expedition around the globe gathering an unprecedented international scientific team under the auspices of the United Nations Environmental Program. Boarding expedition schooner Tara, researchers from all fields will study crucial yet still...
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THAILAND: AWASH

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
On the 26th December 2004, after a violent Tsunami, Thailand environment became very fragile. In October 2011, floods killed more than 800 people and paralyzed the country economics. Bangkok, the capital, gets flooded up to 2 to 4 cm per year and could disappear in the water as the...
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THE ADVENTURES OF SWALA PALA, THE BABY GAZELLE

Once upon a time, in the savannah…
Newly born Swala Pala is barely able to stand up on its slight legs and with its long eyelashes and upright ears the baby gazelle is strikingly reminiscent of little Bambi, the famous Disney animal hero. Set in Africa, where survival of the fittest is the law of the land, Swala Pala will...
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THE ANTELOPES

Among mammals, antelopes epitomize the most dramatic form of evolution. They account for 74 species in Africa. The smallest weights 1.5 kilos and is 0.2 meter high against 600 kilos and 1.8 meter for the biggest. They are all ruminants with hooves and horns but differ greatly in terms of...
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THE BISON OF EUROPE

The survivors
Bison are the largest animals of Europe, the most ancient and the wildest. The only ones remaining live in the last primary forest on the continent. Over several seasons, this spectacular film follows a herd whose matriarch has died and whose leadership has been taking over by a young...
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THE FORGOTTEN FOREST

A mammoth reforestation endeavour
In the beginning, the green Atlantic Forest stretched from Northern Brazil to Argentina. Then settlers came and trees toppled before an onslaught of stone, concrete, steel and plastic. Finally, only isolated patches remained. Now, all that is changing thanks to women and men of good will...
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THE FRENCH ALPS: THREATENED BY SNOW MELT

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Floods, avalanches, landslides, the Alps are on borrowed time. With 70% of its territory in the mountains, Switzerland is the first country concerned by this major issue. The alerts issued by the experts urged the authorities to act. From the French Alps to the Swiss peaks, this...
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THE INCREDIBLE AFRICAN WILDLIFE

Everything you always wanted to know about the savannah
Nowadays, images of the African wildlife are a common thing yet audiences seem to never tire of them as they are always a source of wonder and bewilderment. Although one might think to have seen it all, it seems there is still more to learn and discover. This series covers some of the...
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THE NETHERLANDS

An episode from the series HOPEFUL EARTH
In this episode, Antoine goes to the Netherlands to meet the Dutch, to discover the experiments or inventions that bring them closer to nature while improving their daily well-being. Holland has an area of 41,530 km² for 17 million inhabitants. It is the highest population density in...
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THE PLANET OF TREES

Man's roots
From the venerable oaks in Western forests to the emblematic baobabs of Africa, from the olive trees of the Mediterranean to the exotic palm trees, each species of tree is unique. Trees have accompanied man since the dawn of time providing food, healing, shelter as well as wood for fire...
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THE PREDATORS OF AFRICA

As soon as they appeared, about 60 million years ago, carnivores have seen their survival closely linked to that of the herbivores. Ever since, it has been a never ending chase to adapt between the prey and its predator. The bottom line is that the life of one depends on the survival of...
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THE REAL LORDS OF THE SAVANNAH

What if the lion, a predator known for its fragility and short life expectancy, has been wrongly labeled the king of all animals? Indeed, the hierarchy as we know it in the animal kingdom needs some revisiting. Special attention should be given to those species with incredible capacities...
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THE SAVANNAH QUIZ

Has the zebra white or black stripes?
Is a rhino stronger than an elephant? Why gnus march in line? Which is the only feline living in society? From a zebra’s stripes to the so-called silence of the giraffe, QUIZ OF THE SAVANNAH film will bring a multitude of answers to questions frequently asked about African animals...
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THE SECRET WORLD OF CRUSTACEANS

The wonders of alien creatures
The sea is home to some strange creatures. Indeed, among the many marine species, there is one very unusual group: the crustaceans. Between reality and fantasy, these animals remained a mystery to man for centuries. Are their ways of life as startling as their appearances? Crustaceans can...
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THE SECRET WORLD OF MOLLUSKS

The wonders of the sea
Mollusks are characterized by an absence of skeleton and a total lack of appeal. They conjure up images of flabby, slimy, almost inert animals. But mollusks play their cards close to their chests: habitat, movement, food, reproduction... everything goes beyond the wildest imagination....
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THE SEED WAR

Fighting for food independence
Are seeds a commodity or a vital resource to be shared for the benefit of Humanity like the water we drink or the air we breathe? In the near future, farmers might lose the right to plant their own seeds. Indeed, in Europe, a regulation is emerging which will impose strict controls on the...
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THE SENSES OF THE SAVANNAH

Sight. Smell. Taste. Touch. Hearing. How do animals use their five senses in the savannah? As one might have guessed, it is impossible to generalize since each specie has developed to the extreme the senses appropriate to its specificities in order to survive; and quite often at the...
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THE STORKS OF THE LUANGWA

The power of togetherness
The yellow billed storks are an African species of, usually, solitary birds. However, once a year, towards the end of the rainy season, they congregate along the banks of the Luangwa, Zambia. They’ve chosen this place because it lies at the heart of a network of lagoons that are...
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THE SUNKEN FOREST

The distress of dry land animals
Once a year, while the waters of the Amazon are at their lowest, a deluge of unprecedented violence falls on the forest. Within a few months it will be drowned under almost 30 meters of water, with only the top of few trees poking out. The forest animals’ survival is at stake. Some...
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THE UNTAMED LOIRE

The river and its wildlife
From a tiny mountain stream to the open estuary, the Loire river reveals many faces along its 1000 km course. Now better protected than ever, its banks are seing the return of several species long disappeared, such as the beaver or the stork, but also newcomers like the catfish or the...
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THE VALUE OF EXAMPLE

The guilty timber of Haiti
In 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti causing an appalling 300,000 casualties in Port-au-Prince, the overpopulated capital of one of the poorest countries of the world. This inconceivable toll could have been lowered by preventing a 50 year old rural exodus largely the result of...
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THE VEGETARIAN GIANTS

The elephant, the rhino and the hippo are the biggest terrestrial mammals on earth. They differ from one another and do not belong to the same family yet they share one trait: these vegetarian giants are non ruminants and have appeared before the ruminants. The latter have developed very...
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THE WEATHER IS GOING CRAZY

The key of the climate change conference debate
On the eve of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, let us look at the causes and effects of climate change. An exclusive investigation that will bring sensational revelations about the concerning effects of global warming!
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TODAY, TOMORROW... AND THEN ?

This two-hour special focuses on sustainable development and, more specifically, on innovative solutions developped to adress 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...
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TURKEY: AT THE CROSSROADS OF ALL TENSIONS

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
In August 1999, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake rocked the city of Izmit: 17 480 dead people. Since then, the authorities know that the sword of Damocles threatens the country. The experts claim the next earthquake will be in Istanbul because of a 150 km segment under the Marmara sea. German...
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TWENTY MASTERPIECES OF NATURE

Unusual guides to the most beautiful natural parks in the world
TWENTY MASTERPIECES OF NATURE offer us guided tours of the most beautiful natural parks where few people ever get to set foot, such as Brazil’s Iguazu Falls, Canada’s Waterton Lakes or Madagascar’s lunar landscapes. Our guides have distinctive occupations such as...
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UNIVERSALIS

Man and his environment
This collection looks at human societies the world over under six themes: families, women, becoming an adult, water, Man and Nature, Man and Animal. This extremely novel approach is an unique mix of discovery, anthropology and sociology. Each episode focuses on one part of the world and...
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UP ! ON THE ROOFS OF...

An unknown and inaccessible world
Unlike boulevards and monuments, the rooftops of cities are an unknown world, inaccessible to most of its inhabitants and the tourists. However, a few privileged people made these secret gardens part of their daily lives.
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USA: THE MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

Hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tornados, floods… This documentary highlights the fragility and vulnerability of the USA. Conscious of the risks threatening their cities, often underestimated by the whole population, men and women are preparing to face what might seem...
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VANUATU: RISING FLOODWATERS

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
Made of 83 islands and 5 active volcanos, Vanuatu Archipelago regularly suffers from earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and cyclones. On Ambryn island, which was partly devastated in 1913, a volcanologist checks on the craters while in Port-Vila, the economic and administrative capital of...
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WAR AGAINST SAND

The merciless progress of the Sahara desert
From East to West, Niger is crossed by a river of the same name which, until now, provided for those living nearby. Meanwhile, the Sahara desert, pushed by winds from the north, is advancing relentlessly. Sand has been carried as far as the river, engulfing the banks. In just a few...
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WAR AGAINST WATERS

The marshy floodplain city
In the North-East of Congo is a region known as the "basin". Situated in the heart of a marshy floodplain and stricken by the equatorial climate, this area gets over 150 days of rain per year. Since 1912, the city of Mossaka that lays in the middle of the basin is the main...
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WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE ? MAN AND NATURE

Uderstanding and contemplating the world
The relationship between Man and Nature varies from place to place. Osmosis is often found but quite too frequently humans don’t really know how to manage natural resources. A major challenge for the future.
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WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE? ANIMALS

Together
Everywhere in the world, animals are at man’s service. Be it for transportation or work in the fields, they are absolutely vital to the smooth functioning of human societies. The collection of short vignettes shows how varied such relationships can be in various places around the...
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WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE? WATER

A most vital resource
Water is the primary and the most vital natural resource on Earth. But are the water supplies inexhaustible? How can we manage them more efficiently to service an ever growing population?
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WILD BRITISH COLUMBIA

The grizzly bears kingdom
Canada is a remarquable land where nature flourishes freely. Located between the Rockies and the Pacific Ocean, Birtish Columbia is the westernmost province of the country and encompasses mountains as well as a desert. It is also the living ground of an exceptional biodiversity including...
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WILD HORSES OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

A foal dangerous first year
Stone Child is a foal living in a herd of wild horses in the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains. We follow him throughout is very first year and witness his winsome interaction with his family but also the imminent dangers of his surroundings. Indeed, predators and treacherous...
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WILDLIFE DEFENDERS

On the front lines of the war against an illegal trade
WILDLIFE DEFENDERS take us to the front lines of the war against the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade, fast becoming a major contributor to the world’s biodiversity loss. This investigative film goes behind-the-scenes with Malaysia's Wildlife Department as it...
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WINGS OF FREEDOM

Teaching eagles to fly
How to teach the pyrargues eagles to fly when they have been bred in captivity and never used their wings? This is Jacques Olivier call. With his paraglider, he accompanies these majestic birds first flight towards freedom. This film is infused with emotions and accompanied by striking...
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WITHOUT RIGHTS OR TITLES

The people of the Lencois National Park
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....
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WOMEN AND ANIMAL

Lives of passion
From Ampersand’s library, these 3 films features unique women who dedicate their lives to the study and protection of wildlife in Africa. These scientists spent a lifetime on the field to fulfill their passion for species such as hyenas in Kenya, cheetahs in Namibia or chimpanzees...
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ZANZIBAR: A PARADISE IN DANGER

Zanzibar is a dreamland archipelago in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Tanzania. No wonder why so many European tourists have chosen Zanzibar to swim into turquoise waters recently. However, with mass tourism come pollution & bad labor conditions for local population, among other...
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ZOO STAR ANIMALS

Remarkable VIPs and their celebrity lifestyles
In Scotland, the Norwegian Royal Guard regularly visits its Colonel, Sir Nils Olav. But Nils Olav is no run-of-the-mill senior officer, he's a penguin in Edinburgh Zoo. At Washington Zoo, Kandula, a brillantly talented elephant, satisfies his hunger for hanging fruit by setting up a...
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AUTUMN JOURNEY

The storks’ long voyage
Popular legends say that when storks arrive to build their springtime nests atop the chimneys of Northern Europe they come bearing gifts: babies for humans and rain to renew the earth. Until recently, the storks' migration route remained a mystery but the development of tracers has...
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DOTING FATHERS OF THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS

Caring fathers
Settled in the Moroccan Atlas’ mountains, the Barbary Macaque is the only monkey species north of the Sahara. He is remarkable for the intensely caring relationship fathers develop with youngsters. Indeed, each male takes responsibility for one or two newly born. The male macaque...
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DUGONGS AND MANATEES

One species, two destinies
Evolution has it that some animals left the firm ground to live in the ocean. Among them were the “sirenians”, more known as the manatees and the dugongs, both cousins of the elephant. The manatee population resides in the warm Gulf waters off the coast of Florida. The dugongs...
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FISH AMONG THE TREETOPS

The underwater jungle
FISH AMONG THE TREETOPS tells the story of the Pantanal, a wildlife sanctuary at the very heart of South America, with its unique ecosystem based around the water cycle. Known as “the green moon”, the Pantanal is the largest flood plain in the world. During the rainy season,...
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INVESTIGATION IN THE LAND OF THE ELEPHANTS

The protector of the Sri Lankan elephant
Taya Diaz is a journalist who knows more about Sri Lankan elephants than just about anyone else in the world. He could go on for hours about their history, their mythology and their role in Hindu and Buddhist religious ceremonies. But the species is threatened with extinction by poachers...
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LEMURS OF THE STONE FOREST

A unique animal in an amazing environment
In Madagascar, the mesmerizing stone forest of Tsingy is home of 80 species of lemurs. Each species has adapted to its environment: the Sifakas do not need water to survive and can live on leaves only, Red-fronted lemurs are more active than the Sifakas and can cover many miles in search...
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LIFE IN THE REEDS

The battle of the swamps
Welcome to a strange territory, one where man isn’t welcome and feels uneasy to enter: the swamps. This autarcic aquatic world is home to numerous species that replay everyday the eternal game of life and death in which the hunter becomes so easily the hunted. It is a harsh and...
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LORDS OF THE OCEANS

A tribute to the seas most magnificent creatures
Whales, sharks, walruses or dolphins. Be they marine mammals or fish, they reign over the world’s oceans. They are not afraid of storms, cold waters, isolation and predators. In fact, for them, the main danger is us, the Human. Everything seems to have been said on these big...
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MANIMALIA

When two worlds come together
It is often said that the Human World and the Animal Kingdom have nothing in common. But sometimes this invisible frontier seems to blur. Unexpected situations emerge, unnatural behaviors are established. Composed of five landmark films, MANIMALIA is an exceptional collection illustrating...
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MARINE MAMMALS

The kings of the Seven Seas
Whales, seals, dugongs, narwhals or dolphins: they are the marine mammals, a large family of warm-blooded cousins that has conquered the world’s oceans. They brave storms, cold waters, isolation, predators. They invented sophisticated hunting techniques in order to survive. And this...
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NATURAL WONDERS OF AFRICA

The treasures of a continent
Africa is a continent which mixes the spectacular with the unusual. From North to South it offers such a variety of landscapes that a single life wouldn’t suffice to explore them all. On top of the scenery, one can’t escape the rich and vivid wildlife which thrills and...
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NATURE INC

Can we put a price on Nature?
Tired of the same depressing green programs? It is time to see environmental issues in a whole different angle. We all know Nature is priceless but what if we could actually to put a price on it? What’s the cost, in cold hard cash, not to preserve the ecosystems and what kind of...
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NEIGHBOURS IN THE WILD

The secret life of European mammals
This series is the most comprehensive blue chip collection on European fauna. The result is both visually striking and content rich. Shot over the span of four seasons, we follow the lives and tribulations of various mammals like the acrobatic squirrel, the predating lynx, the feared...
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NIGHT OF THE SALAMANDER

The mysterious world of a mythical creature
The salamander has a mixed reputation. In ancient Rome it was rumored it could spit flames and even make water boil. This creature was also thought to be so evil that it would poison whatever it touched. But what do we really know about this harmless and beautiful animal? We think it is a...
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52mn

OCEAN ACROBATS, THE SPINNER DOLPHINS

Swimming with the most magnificent sea creatures
Glide along through the sparkling blue waters of the South Pacific with the ocean's greatest performers: the Spinner dolphins. Dive underwater where Spinners stay together to eat, sleep and keep each other safe from predators. Join scientists in Hawaii and Tahiti on a journey of a...
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SCAVENGERS OF THE SAVANNAH

Death is all around
When a wildebeest dies, lions feed on its carcass for days. Soon after, other scavengers come for their share: vultures and hyenas. Over a period of five months, using the latest techniques of macro and aerial photography, this film follows the life and death of wildebeest, to reveal the...
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SECRETS OF THE ADRIATIC

Wildlife beyond the beach life
For a long time, the Adriatic Sea was Central Europe's only link to the Orient. Thus, that small sea became a symbol of a great, big and exotic world, enabling the town of Venice to call herself "Queen of the Seven Seas". Cultural riches are embedded on the Adriatic's...
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SHARK SEX

For grey sharks, sex is anything but bliss
At the heart of the Pacific Ocean lies the atoll of Rangiroa. There lurks one of the world’s greatest concentrations of gray reef sharks, a fascinating species that arouses within us fear and curiosity. The place is a gift to any scientist wanting to observe these super predators...
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SNAKE COUNTRY

Preceded by fear, followed by fascination
Guyana is home to hundreds of snake species. These animals have mastered the art of camouflage and are hard to find, but, on the other hand, they can find their prey very easily: they feel vibration meters away, jump up to four meters high, and can sneak in faster than you could guess....
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THE ABYSSINIAN SHE-WOLF

A dying species survival challenge
Despite their shrill howls, their fur like a fox’s and their resemblance to jackals, Abyssinian wolves are close cousins to European, Asian and American grey wolves. They are also by far the most endangered species on Earth with fewer than 500 still surviving on the high plateaux of...
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THE ALPS: REALM OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE

Wilderness in the heart of Europe
The Alps are often wrongly perceived as being only a vast sports arena with great ski slopes. In fact, these mountains are also home to a specially adapted population of wild animals living in a spectacular area right in the heart of the world’s most densely populated continent....
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THE BIG SCHEME

Savannah’s rhythms and moves
Time, space and socialization are very much human concepts and it is fair to ask if they have any significance in nature. For instance, how do we know if animals do have a sense of present and future? The savannah, although huge, can be seen as one generic open space. However, the fact is...
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THE DAY OF THE WOLF

Fear has switched side
Intelligent and tireless, the wolf reigns over all other predators in the northern hemisphere. Once the most common mammal on earth, he has been hunted for centuries and its ranks have dwindled under man’s pressure. Consequently, wolves retreated to deep wild forests or in the...
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THE HAREM OF THE ETHIOPIAN BABOON

Fighting for reporduction
Near the dramatic cliffs of the high tablelands in southern Ethiopia, live the Gelada baboons. Recognizable by the double triangular patch of bare red skin on their chest, these magnificent monkeys have only one predator: man. The geladas society is organized into harems on one side and...
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THE HORSEMEN

Take a ride around the world with man’s greatest companion
From Mongolia to Argentina, from the legendary cowboys of America to the proud Arab horse riders, this series takes viewers on a fascinating voyage around the world to discover how these men have preserved their traditional way of life and their passion for horses. Never before has such a...
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THE LAND AND THE SACRED

The spiritual dimension of natural elements
Through time and across civilizations, Man has always given a spiritual dimension to Earth and Nature. For instance, water has been the source of numerous legends and rituals while animals have been assimilated as divinities or messengers of the gods. Even landscapes, with the mountains,...
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THE LAND OF THE GIANT BATS

They can colour the sky black
The Comoros form an archipelago of four small islands that lie between the Coast of East Africa and the northern tip of Madagascar. With very little influence from the outside world, the wildlife on these islands has been left to evolve freely and they now harbour many unique species. One...
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52mn

THE LAST SEAL OF MEDITERRANEAN

One of the 10 most endangered species in the world
The monk seal is the oldest representative of its species. For twelve million years, it has been the only one living in the warm waters of the Mediterranean. Hunted over the centuries for its oil and fur, it has become the rarest mammal in the world and is on the list of endangered...
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52mn

THE MAGIC TREES OF ASSAM

Secrets of the killer bees
In the north east corner of India, there is an animal so fierce that it is feared as much as the tiger. Yet it is little known. Its life, to this day, is surrounded by mystery. The creature is an insect, a honeybee, but it is no docile domesticated bee. The giant honeybees of Assam are...
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THE POACHING OF AFRICAN WILDLIFE

Story of a mass murder
The story of Man and the African fauna dates back to the circus games in Rome and the sacrifice of an incredible number of animals. Later on, animals will become prey to white colons trophy hunters and then victims of the African themselves when the demographic explosion will lead to the...
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52mn

THE SECRET WORLD OF THE PROBOSCIS MONKEYS

A nose for confort
Borneo is home to a strange species whose males’ noses never stop growing, eventually sagging down below their chins. The proboscis monkeys may look odd but that does not rebuke their many predators: crocodiles, eagles, panthers and pythons. Another danger is the weather with...
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52mn

THE STRANGE ADVENTURE OF MABEKE THE GORILLA

Going back home
Mabeke is now a 20 years old gorilla and his female, Kessala, is 14 years old. Both have been captured when babies by villagers who thought they could sell them for a profit. Luckily, they have been rescued by a scientific mission but kept captive since it was impossible to release...
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52mn

THE TALE OF THE HARE AND THE SUN

Fertility as a survival strategy
“There was a time the hares allied themselves with the sun” says a Native American legend, but one with a scientific background. In Canada, the explosive demographic growth of the snowshoe hare has been directly linked to the magnitude of the solar cycles. Everywhere, hares...
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52mn

THE TREE AND THE ANTS

A tropical love story
In the tropical rainforest, trees and ants coexist in an unlikely, symbiotic friendship. Researchers are now convinced that each other could not survive without the other. The ants protect the trees against their many enemies, such as leafeating insects and suffocating lichens. In...
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THE WEB OF LIFE

Mother nature domino’s game
Why do antelopes need lions? What link Atlantic sand eels to Alaskan grizzly bears? How do alligators make life easy for racoons? The answers to these and many other questions are found in THE WEB OF LIFE, a fascinating series that illustrates the oftentimes incredible relationships...
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13x26mn

TOOTHWALKERS, GIANTS OF THE ARCTIC ICE

The walrus enigma
With its massive bulk and saber-like tusks, the Walrus is definitely one of the most impressive animals of the North. However, very little is known about this highly recognizable animal. How it eats, mates or socializes. Is he just a curious and harmless animal as some think or a clever...
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52mn

TURTLES AND TORTOISES

A lovable survivor of prehistoric times
While not very fast, elegant or exceptionally smart, the tortoise is one of the most popular animal among humans. A truly ancient species, its main features have remained unchanged for 150 million years. TURTLES AND TORTOISES follows a tortoise on one of its most dangerous journeys: from...
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52mn

UMBRIA

The boat that became a reef
On June 10, 1940, the Umbria, a huge Italian battleship, went down in the Red Sea near Port Sudan. With the vessel 10,000 tons of ammunition, 300,000 bombs and air mines, military trucks, motorcycles and 50,000 Austrian silver coins sank to the bottom of the sea. In 1949, underwater...
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52mn

WILD WINGS

The flying story
They are most majestuous flying creatures. Storks, swans or falcons: their natural elegance makes them the birds’ aristocracy. Birds of kings or heroes of fairy tales, they have their own special place in the human mind, which put them apart from other creatures of the sky. WILD...
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6x52mn

WORLD CHALLENGE

Make the world a better place
Broadcasted on BBC World, this series features projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown creativity and innovation at the grassroots level. With very modest means but a lot of enthusiasm and know-how, one can improve the situation of one’s community or the...
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8x24mn

ZOG AND THE FLOOD

How to save the howler monkeys from hunger and thirst?
The Pantanal is a wild region in Brazil where the dry season alternates with the rainy one. Zog is the elder of the howler monkeys and was ruling his clan with equanimity in the haven of a generous forest. But for obscure reasons that no one can fathom, the winds haven't blown this...
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2x52mn