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KIM JONG-UN: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY

The heir to the first communist dynasty in History

He is the living God of the 9th nuclear power of the world. He is a Western educated young man and a basketball fan but raised in secrecy to take over the commands of the North Korean regime, the first communist dynasty in history. From him we only have amusing, absurd and sometimes terrifying images distillated by the Pyongyang propaganda.

Two years ago, we investigated in Switzerland, the USA and Asia to find those who really knew Kim Jong-un and tried to profile the then new leader. This red prince has many startling secrets and his ambiguous personality now impacts the future of the world as the stunned world witnesses the arm wrestling between North Korea and the USA.

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SEA PORTRAITS

People of the Pacific
In the Pacific Ocean people have a passion for the sea. This collection of half-hour portraits presents endearing people living for and by the sea like the surf teacher, the marine reseacher, the coast guard, the environmental activist or the fisherman. SEA PORTRAITS goes to different...
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BAHIA, THE BAY OF ALL SAINTS

Menelaw Sete, a painter considered as the "Brazilian Picasso", is an Afro-descendant whose ancestors were slaves. His work is filled with the history and indelible trace they leave in the State of Bahia, including Salvador, the capital, which is considered the largest African...
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CASTLE TOWERS IN JAPAN

In the age of civil strife in Japan, a castle was a proof of authority for "daimyo," the feudal lord, and the castle tower overlooking the entire castle was its symbol. There are 12 castle towers now-existing in Japan after surviving war-torn era, repeatedly restored or rebuilt....
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KOREAN BROKEN FAMILIES

The heartbraking 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...
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NORTH KOREA VS USA: A NUCLEAR CHICKEN GAME

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...
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THE MASTER OF FORTRESSES

Military Superstructures
Vauban is probably the best military architect and engineer in History. Endlessly copied around the world, from Morocco to the Netherlands and from Vietnam to Japan, his unique system of fortifications protected France from invasions, making Louis XIV the most powerful monarch of his...
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THE PHILIPPINES, THE SPIRAL OF VIOLENCE

Collateral damages
The Philippines have all the attributes of a tropical paradise, but it has become hell for drug dealers. Indeed, since his election in 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has declared war on the gangs and drug trafficking. He has given a free rein to the police and the armed forces to shoot...
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WORLD HERITAGE CANAL

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 Versailles. Using the latest technology of its time, the beautifully conceived Canal du Midi is among the oldest functioning...
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1944 LE HAVRE UNDER THE ALLIES’ BOMBS

A war crime under wrap
Three months after D-Day, on a morning of September 1944, people of Normandy woke up in shock. Despite the German offer to evacuate civilians, Le Havre and its inhabitants had been crushed under British bombs in the deadliest bombardment conducted over France during WWII. The Germans were...
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2012: APOCALYPSE NOW?

A bizarre syncretism
The end of the world has always spawned the craziest rumours. The last doom date, December 21, 2012, was somewhat a far-fetched interpretation of the Mayan calendar. According to beliefs of this pre-Columbian civilization, the world regenerates every 5122 years, creating periods of great...
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A BETTER FAST FOOD

Speedy but tasty
The fast food sector counts now 34,000 outlets, 3 times the number 10 years ago. Every day, millions of French people visit these restaurants bypassing traditional ones as a result of a short lunch break and attractive prices. This market turnover has doubled in 8 years. But in the...
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A QUEST FOR GEMS

Stones have always made people dream, fantasize. They have even driven some crazy at times. Three unusual gemologists, passionate about precious stones, travel around the world in search of the most beautiful ones. They take us behind the scenes of one of the most fearsome markets in the...
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A SECOND LIFE FOR FOOD

What happens to old and expired supermarket foods ?
In France, 10 million tons of food are being squandered each year. To fight this unspeakable waste, regulations have been adopted. Since 2017, the law prohibits supermarkets to throw away unsold food and requires them to give or recycle it. Thus, obsolete products become a new business....
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A STOLEN LIFE

Spain is facing a dreadful scandal
Over the span of 40 years, 200,000 to 300,000 babies have been stolen from their parents at birth at the clinic to be sold to couples in search of children to adopt. These foster parents had to comply with ultra-Catholic, conservative right-wing ideology. Moreover, this traffic was...
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A WILL FOR LIFE DESPITE BEING INFECTED AT 20

Fighting for tomorrow
They are between 16 and 30 years old and one day their lives become upended by sickness. Cancer, Crohn’s disease, diabetes. These are the scourges of the century. Despite their youth, they are brutally touched in their flesh, their blood or their head. Some even see death face to...
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AFGHANISTAN, THE FRENCH DOCTORS LEGACY

An unrelenting dedication
The 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan launched a 10-year dirty war. As soon as 1980, French doctors came to the rescue of the local population at the risk of their own lives. They were appropriately nicknamed “The French Doctors”. Since then, their action has spread all over...
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AFRICA: THE BUSINESS OF FOOD

A profitable business solution to an endemic problem
Africa has been confronted to major food shortages. This series look at some exciting food stories coming from that continent. Successful new cultures and practices have been implemented to deal with the situation and allow families to feed themselves. More surprisingly, these experiences...
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AGNÈS LEROUX

An episode from the series THE ACCUSED
"The Agnès Leroux case: disappearance on the Riviera". In October 77, Agnès Leroux, rich heiress of a family owning a casino in Nice, leaves his home and disappears. After six months, his mother filed a complaint, and a suicide letter was found in Agnes’...
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AIRLINES WORLDWIDE: WAR OF LUXURY IN THE CLOUDS

Three-stars meals, expensive wines, flat beds and even showers. Airline companies will stop at nothing to attract wealthy customers willing to spend 10,000 € on a Paris-New York flight.
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AL QAEDA: WORLD TERRORISM

The birth of the jihadist movement
The years from 2001 to 2011 have been plagued by Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. But to understand how this former business student from a wealthy Saudi family became the leader of the international jihadist movement, we must go back in time and dive into the various episodes of the wars in...
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ALLENDE: AN IDEOLOGY BEING SHOT DOWN

In 1970, Salvador Allende became the first elected socialist president in Chile. Three years later, the coup d'état led by General Pinochet with the support of the United States ended his mandate. Salvador Allende killed himself in his besieged palace. His proposals disrupted...
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ANGELA MERKEL, 3 DAYS IN SEPTEMBER

Europe & Migrants: focus on Angela Merkel's historical decisionto let refugees and Asylum seekers enter Germany in September 2015
On the first weekend of September 2015, Angela Merkel decided to let the refugees and asylum seekers, who were stuck in Budapest, enter Germany. Her aim was to prevent a humanitarian crisis that was looming due to the influx of migrants. Did Angela Merkel have a choice? What factors...
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ANGELA MERKEL, THE UNEXPECTED

Discover the world's most powerful woman with an exclusive interview
Angela Merkel is often described as the new Iron Lady and referred to as “mother”. But who is this woman? What is the story behind her story? Interviews with childhood friends, long time companions, business executives and global political leaders reveal how an East German...
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ARCHEOLOGEEKS IN BAGAN

3.0 Impossible journeys
Some buildings, sites and structures are historical wonders. Their very names are legendary and their stories epic and surprising. Yet, these treasures are threatened by wars, financial pressure, property developers and climate hazards. Today, a new breed of archeologists is using modern...
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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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AUNG SAN SUU KYI, FREEDOM AS LEGACY

The mother of the burmese nation
This film goes back into the history of Aung San Suu Kyi whose exceptional destiny has inspired the Burmese people. She has devoted her life to guiding her nation to democracy and, after having been assigned to residence for 20 years by the military junta, she is today rediscovering her...
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BATACLAN GENERATION: HOW DO THEY FACE UP THE TERROR?

After the attacks of November 13, 2015, that killed 129, the shockwave spread throughout the whole Paris region. This film is an encounter with young people, hurt but resourceful, who have to learn to live with the threat of terrorism.
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BELMONDO, LE MAGNIFIQUE

The icon of the Nouvelle Vague, the first bankable actor of French cinema
With 74 films and 160 million tickets sold, Jean-Paul Belmondo has been the greatest star of French cinema. If the word "bankable" had existed at the time, it would have been invented for him. People under 30 don’t know that he played with all the Nouvelle Vague directors:...
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BLACK NIGHT IN PARIS

November 13th 2015: the story of an inevitable spiral
Police officers, first-aid workers and victims tell us about the course of events which occurred in the fatal evening of November 13, 2015. We follow each stage of this murderous night from the attacks at the Stade de France, the shootings at the terraces of bars and restaurants in the...
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BLACK SEPTEMBER: MUNICH OLYMPICS '72 - THE ATTACK

A page of history written in blood
At dawn, on the 11th day of the XX Olympic Games in Munich, in 1972, 8 Palestinians of the terrorist group Black September climb over the fence surrounding the Olympic village. They head towards the Israeli team’s quarter. What happens thereafter is history: eleven Israeli athletes,...
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BRAZIL, THE GREAT LEAP BACKWARDS

The squandering of a democracy beacon
Following President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, Brazil has entered a time of great political instability. The members of Parliament who drove her out are often corrupt themselves and charged for that, sometimes even for murder. Between democracy and government graft, this film...
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BRAZILIAN MAZURKA

Memories of a Polish community
In South Brazil, the city of Aura is almost entirely populated with descendants of a Polish community which settled here in 1911. Today, some of them try to keep that history alive so that the grit of these pioneers and the difficulties they had to overcome may serve as an example to all....
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BRAZILIAN THIRST

Amongst thorny trees, the land of the Brazilian Robin Hood
Brazil is known as the most water rich country in the world. Nevertheless, the Nordeste suffers chronic droughts. The Sertao, more particularly, is an unforgiving region covered with caatinga, a thorny vegetation in which one can raise only a few animals. It was here that Lampiao, the...
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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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BURMA THE ENDLESS GUERILLA

The Kachin plight
Burma’s democratic process is making headlines but the minorities issue is being largely ignored. One of the oldest guerilla in the world is led in Northern Burma by the Kachin people, which has been fighting for over 60 years against the central government to preserve its language,...
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BUSINESS AT THE BEACH

For a lot of vacationers, summer goes with beach. Once more this season, 35 millions tourists, French and foreigners, are expected of the French seaboard. For cities/municipalities, storekeepers, beaches attendants, etc.. the beach and its occupants are a considerable economic windfall.
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BUSINESS OF HAVING A COLD (THE)

We catch a cold at least three times a year, but due to the 150 different kinds existing, we can’t elaborate a vaccine, and that’s the reason why it became a real business for the pharmaceutical industry. Every year, several new wonder drugs are created, and they all make us...
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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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CHAPLIN VS THE FBI

30 years of feud
One wants to protect America from the red peril, the other wants to entertain it and denounce its injustices. Convinced that Charlie Chaplin was in Moscow's pay, J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI's big boss, kept spying on him for 30 years. Cold war and low blows are natural parts of...
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CHARLIE HEBDO: A CHALLENGE FOR SCHOOLS

Since the January Charlie attack, the French school system has come under heavy scrutiny, due to the fact that in a certain number of schools there has been not only a lack of respect during the minute of silence and doubts relating to the right to freedom of speech, but also accusations...
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CHILD LABOR IN BOLIVIA, THE BROKEN TABOO

A scandal or a necessity ?
Nowadays in Bolivia, children as young as 10-year-old are legally at work. They can be seen everywhere. If this regulation outrages international organisations, the children themselves and their union that led the campaign in favour of lowering the legal working age welcomed it. This law...
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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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CHINA CLOSE-UP

Striving. Living. Loving.
China is steeped in rich history, tradition and culture but with a population of over a billion people, it is also a land where countless personal tales unfold every day. CHINA CLOSE-UP takes an intimate look at stories of love, life and longing providing a riveting insight at the daily...
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CHINA VS USA, EMPIRES AT WAR

A new conflict for a new century
America’s intelligence community is quietly preparing for a new conflict, one which hasn’t made headlines yet: the Chinese Threat is America’s new war. If Taiwan is today the most explosive strategic issue between China and the USA, there are already skirmishes (some...
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CHOCOLATE IS THE NEW BLACK GOLD

To offer as a Christmas gift, to fight our night cravings or even to lift our spirit, chocolate is a man’s best friend. A square or a bar of chocolate is a guilty pleasure hard to resist to! Chocolate is now flooding Asian countries, supermarkets like China, Japan or Korea. These...
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CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE FOR PRINTEMPS IN PARIS

In Paris, it is an obvious place to shop, or at least to take a look at the amazing shop windows! A real institution that has been created more than 150 years ago : Le Printemps. However, to keep the lead, this famous department store has to reinvent its facade design every year before...
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CIVILIZATIONS’ LEGACY

Decoding the stones
Today’s world is etched in yesterday’s stones. The story of humanity is craddled in some few seminal civilizations. Based on archeological and historical research as well as contemporary social, economic and political information, this collection of stand-alone episodes offers...
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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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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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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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CRUISES SAFETY

Lessons from the Concordia disaster
Several months after the facts this report delves into the Concordia disaster by questioning the safety of cruises. These giants of the seas embark each year thousands of passengers. What are their risks?
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CRUISES, THE HIDDEN FACE

Despite being often associated with perfect luxury and unforgettable vacations, holidays on cruises ships are not what they seem to be. Let us look into this lucrative business, that costs sometimes more than expected to the passengers, but also that seriously damages the environment. You...
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DA VINCI UNFULFILLED DREAM

The master's uncompleted architectural capstone
In his last years, Leonardo Da Vinci started to work on his ultimate masterpiece: the plans of an extravagant royal palace in Romorantin, a village that was meant to become the new capital of France. Preliminary work began but the building never got off the ground. On the basis of...
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DAESH FINANCING SYSTEM

It’s the most powerful and wealthiest terrorist organization in the world. Jihadists hold important conflict resources allowing them to perpetuate the fighting. Cotton and oil are sold at knock-down prices, even to enemies. Find out all the ins and outs of Daesh underground economy...
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DEODORANT, AIR FRESHENERS: THE WAR OF ODORS (…AND ITS COLLATERAL DAMAGES)

Tobacco, sweat, dust...smelly odors ruin our lives. We spend our time trying to eliminate them. Spraying our armpits before a work day has become a daily gesture for most of us. In our living rooms as well as in our cars, it’s the same ritual: we must eradicate these odors that...
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DIDIER LACOTE

An episode from the series THE ACCUSED
"The Lacote case: the mystery of the man cut in two". In 2014, the body of Didier Lacote is found in the trunk of his car, cut in two. The investigation quickly revealed that the man was leading a double life.
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DIE HOHENZOLLERN

An episode from the series GERMAN DYNASTIES
No other dynasty is more closely tied to the fate of Germany than that of the House of Hohenzollern, a family that has produced German princes, kings and emperors. How have the descendants dealt with the legacy of their forefathers? What paths have they taken? The family itself provides...
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DIE OETKERS

An episode from the series GERMAN DYNASTIES
The Oetkers: one of Germany’s best-known families. In the generations since the establishment of this family company almost 120 years ago, the Oetkers have been a fixture in German society. With its huge successes and tragic misfortunes, the story of the Oetker family has become...
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DIE OPELS

An episode from the series GERMAN DYNASTIES
The Opels only built cars for thirty years, from 1899 to 1929. But in that short period the family managed to permanently transform Germany by building the first people’s car. From a luxury object for millionaires, the Opels created an everyday commodity that gave mobility to the...
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DIE THYSSENS

An episode from the series GERMAN DYNASTIES
Thyssen – the name is legendary. And there is much more to the name than just heavy industry, exquisite art and immeasurable wealth. The documentary tells the story of one of the most influential German families as seen in the context of German history and looks for the legacy that...
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DOES PRICE HAVE GENDER?

The gender marketing
Pink for girls and blue for boys. These color codes have always defined consumers by sex. However a recent study has revealed that not only manufacturers differentiate products by their customers’ gender but also charge different prices. The medias are taken by storm, social...
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DOMINIQUE AUBRY

An episode from the series THE ACCUSED
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DROUOT : THE TEMPLE OF AUCTIONS

Drouot has been a Parisian institution for 150 years, the French temple of auctions. 16 rooms, 2000m2, 5000 visitors every day, 600 000 items sold each year, punctuated by the auctioneers’ hammer blows. The auctions at Drouot are much more than billionaires looking for expensive...
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EATING LIKE A POPE

Gastronomy in the Vatican
What do popes eat? How do people eat in the Vatican? From Eve’s apple to the miracles, food has always had a special place among Roman Catholics. This film opens the lid on a little known world: the gastronomy of the Vatican.
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EDWIGE ALESSANDRI

An episode from the series THE ACCUSED
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EMOTIONS FOR SALE

Knowing everything about us, even before we know it ourselves
80% of our actions are driven by our emotions. For the giants of Silicon Valley, as well as your local supermarket, understanding and directing them is a major endeavour. The "feel data" business has become the next frontier. Brands are increasingly using neuroscience to decode...
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ENDOCRINE DISRUPTERS

Are our lives being poisoned?
Toothpaste, nail polish, hair dyes, fruits and vegetables, vacuum cleaners, curtains... Our daily lives products and objects are swamped with extremely harmful chemical pollutants. Pesticides, benzophenone, triphenyl phosphate... These substances are endocrine disrupters: they affect our...
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EPISODE 1

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Rivesaltes: shooting in the middle of the street Kalinka case: a father's fight Agnès Leroux: doubt in perpetuity A la carte pick-ups
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EPISODE 10

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Little Lisa's murderous dreams Assassins and Associates
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EPISODE 11

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Serge Armand: revenge at all costs The crazy killer from the Dendermonde nursery The hunt for the Parisian rapist A murderous father
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EPISODE 12

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Eric Borel: 16 years old, 19 victims A family that has been vanishing for 40 years Autopsy of a miscarriage of justice
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EPISODE 13

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Virginie Labrosse: the other case of frozen babies Roland Agret: Guilty of innocence Drama in Corsica: murderous holidays
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EPISODE 14

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Wrongly accused and then cleared by DNA Nantes, the incredible story of Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès
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EPISODE 15

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
A thirst for murderous silver Johanna Parrish's insatiable killer "The torturer on the first floor" Guru Gabriel: 30 years of manipulation
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EPISODE 16

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
The clan of torturers Murder with a wrench "Murder in the curare
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EPISODE 17

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
The Dumetz case, the killer hidden for 15 years Sabrina Guedj Andy, tried for killing his family Lionel Poussery Isabelle Vayron Cannelloni Poisoning
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EPISODE 18

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Novel of an announced crime Jacques Olivier Benesse Three mafia members for a divorce Anaïs Cordoba Susanna, the murder of the fake taxi? Nathalie Mazier
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EPISODE 19

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Deadly Morgane Prevost Hiking Mortality Murder on parole? Lionel Poussery The death of the insurer with hidden lives Anne-Charlotte Gourraud Maurepas, a retired couple stabbed Lionel Poussery
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EPISODE 2

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Cake Poisoners The enigmatic murder of a teenager Can one crime hide another? Jonathan: Babysitter paedophile?
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EPISODE 20

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Marc Machin, The culprit of too much Lea Froment The fake doctor from Chartres Emilie Renavand Valentine, 10 years old, victim of a mystical couple Baptist of the Monstiers Lace rapist
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EPISODE 3

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
The unexplained murders in Saône-et-Loire the elusive serial rapist The diabolical lovers of Compiègne
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EPISODE 4

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
The killer always rings twice Itinerary of a pedophile The Nanterre massacre Océane, 8 years old: killed around the corner
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52mnHD

EPISODE 5

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
The Chabert case: a crime without a corpse The mystery of poisoned children The secrets of the black widow
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EPISODE 6

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Scam at €10 million A scrapped corpse Doctor Godard: victim or murderer?
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EPISODE 7

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
The murderous impulse of a young Gothic man A serial killer in Essonne The Agnes case: a student murderer?
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EPISODE 8

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
From error to the judicial miracle Reclus de Monflanquin: A family under the influence
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EPISODE 9

An episode from the series INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
Death as an inheritance? The stadium rapist Evil mother, murderous wife
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FACTORY TOWNS

God created the world and the rest was "Made in China"
Workers were once at the vanguard of the Chinese socialist revolution. Today, they are employed to generate private profits, submitted to state policies, molded to fit the needs of the country's market economy. But behind this new proletariat lie moving human stories. FACTORY TOWNS,...
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FALLUJA, A LOST GENERATION ?

Secrets of a dirty war
In 2004, Falluja in Irak, became the theater of a major showdown between the American soldiers and the Iraqi insurgents. But even though the sounds of this harsh battle have died down a long time ago the consequences are only showing now. And they are of the toxic kind. Babies are born...
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FIFA SCANDAL

After a series of FBI arrests, FIFA has emerged as a totally corrupt organization in the eyes of the world. Rigged elections, World Cup competitions bought, bribes, arrests… the news of recent months has brought world football’s leading body to the ground. Sepp Blatter, FIFA...
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FIFTEEN YEARS OF TERROR

Terrorism recent history
In fifteen years, from the 9/11 attacks against the World Trade Center to those in Paris in November 2015, dramatic and deadly strikes have been targeting Western countries like never before and have changed the face of the world. In between these two major events, the aggressions and...
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FINANCING TERROR

An unprecedented weapon: money warfare
This film ambition is to analyze the fight that has been initiated in the aftermath of 9/11 in order to “starve terrorism” by using an unprecedented weapon: financial warfare. Initial successes were followed by setbacks with the insurrection in Iraq and the debacle of 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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FRENCH MUSLIMS: A BITTER AFTERMATH

In the aftermath of the Charlie terrorist attack - what is life like now for those muslims who participated in the January 11th mass rally? Feelings of exclusion and withdrawal as well as a sentiment of abandonment by the powers that be.
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GEORGIA

The best kept secret in the Caucasus
Situated at a crossroad between Europe and Asia, Georgia has been invaded by Persians, Byzantines, Arabs, Turks, Mongols and Bolsheviks; but no one has been able to crush the energy and artistic creativity of a people who consider dance and wine to be the expression of its Caucasian...
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GERMAN DYNASTIES

In the documentary "German Dynasties: The Hohenzollern", Georg Friedrich Prince of Prussia and Karl Friedrich Prince of Hohenzollern give an exclusive personal look at their great names. The film crew accompanied the family for a year. The camera will also be present in the...
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GIANT AQUARIUMS, THE RACE TO THRILLS

A dive into the fascinating world of modern arenas
Today, more than 40 giant aquariums compete for 3 million tourists who come to admire the marine fauna. To attract them, these destinations are going after the ultimate star: the shark. Casting a squale means, at least, 20% more visitors per year. But to work it must be a massive and...
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GOODBYE MOUBARAK!

A revolution in progress
On January 25, 2011, the Egyptian people rises up. Suddenly, the entire world is taken aback. In only 18 days, the popular rebellion causes the fall of Mubarak’s regime. Yet, three months earlier, anger was already brewing beneath the surface. Outraged by the illegitimacy and...
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72mnHD

GRAMPS AND GRANDMAS ARE FLIRTING

The boom of dating websites is not just for young people
While teenagers are just beginning to experience love, their grandparents are still in business! Seniors being incredibly in shape might explain this trendy yet taboo phenomenon. At 69, 75% of men and 43% of women are indeed still sexually active. Dating sites specialized in seniors are...
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15mnHD

GRENADINE, LEMONADE: THE SUMMER CORDIALS BATTLE

The new inexpensive family beverage
The concentrated fruit syrup is making a comeback. Formerly defeated by sodas, syrup sales are nowadays only a tad behind those of its main rival as well as fruit juices. It owes its success above all to its price, it is 8 times cheaper than a bottle of juice. Whats’ bad for the...
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26mnHD

GUILLAUME DEPARDIEU, THE STORY OF AN ENFANT TERRIBLE

Through the testimony of those who met him, the film proposes to discover the complex personality of Guillaume Depardieu. It is also the story of a destiny that was shattered too soon, that of a wounded man, a man revolted, disturbed by childhood and to whom adulthood brought no...
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52mnHD

HALAL TOURISM

With the development of global tourism and the enrichment of some Muslim countries, a spe- ci c tourism form is developing worldwide. Called «Halal Tourism» or «Muslim Friendly», this touristic sector is estimated at more than €130 billion and represents a...
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26mnHD

HERITAGE HEROES

Revamping historical neighborhoods
Whether restoring ancestral homes in China, revitalizing a derelict railway line in New York or renovating colonial seafront buildings in Zanzibar, HERITAGE HEROES scours the world for the people and organizations responsible for rescuing, safeguarding and reviving our built heritage....
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HITLER AND THE APOSTLES OF EVIL

The devil and his confidants
Thanks to unpublished colorized archives and exceptional testimonies, HITLER AND THE APOSTLES OF EVIL sheds a light on this somehow still unknown personality and the influence of his confidants.
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90mnHD

HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF: A DANGEROUS BOOK

Why do the author's thoughts remain so fascinating?
The State of Bavaria prohibited MEIN KAMPF at the end of World War II. In 2016, 70 years after the death of his author, the book entered into the public domain. Several questions arise with it: why does the book remain so dangerous? Why do Hitler’s thoughts remain so fascinating? In...
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52mnHD

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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HOTELS: ONLINE RESERVATION

Questionable competitive practices
To prepare their holidays, the French are turning more and more to online booking websites. Booking, Expedia or Venere share the hotel market on the Internet. These sites claim to offer the best deals. But are the prices displayed truly cheaper than those charged directly by the hotels?...
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26mnHD

HOUSEKEEPERS, THE NEW SERVANTS

An occupation disregarded, poorly paid and unstable
Today, there are nearly 600,000 housekeepers legally employed in France. Twice that number could be working undeclared. Many of them took this occupation out of necessity. They are disregarded, poorly paid and have no security. These women often have multiple employers and work long...
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31mnHD

HOW DO YOU SURVEY?

Surveys became unmissable in political campaigns. However, they are often wrong: victory of the Brexit, of Donald Trump or of François Fillon at the French right political party primaries. Three major events that institutes were unable to predict. What trust can we give to surveys?...
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60mnHD

INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY

Innocent Until Proven Guilty focuses on characters involved in violent criminal cases. These persons are innocent until they are proven guilty, since the trial has not taken place yet. We follow the team which is investigating these tragic events, taking all the necessary measures to...
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INSIDE APPLE

Foxconn is such a big deal for China that anything around it is a national issue. The subcontractor single-handedly employs 1 million persons in China and stands for a third of Chinese exports. In 2010, Foxconn had the media’s attention because of a suicide wave. If suicides are so...
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52mnHD

ISIS: TERRORISM 2.0

How did the World let it emerge?
On November 13, 2015, a new terrorist organization strikes at the heart of a major Western capital: Paris. The toll is terrible giving ISIS an overnight and sinister fame. What is this terrorist group? Who are its men? Why going after France and the West? How did we let such a monster...
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52mnHD

IT’S ALL IN LEBANON

Pop culture and civil war
After 17 years of civil war between Christians and Muslims, the Israeli invasion, the Syrian occupation, 20,000 victims, Lebanese thought it was finally over. But 20 years after the official end of the war, Lebanon is still not a cohesive nation. Somehow, this film shows how peace has...
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52mnHD

JACQUES MAIRE

An episode from the series THE ACCUSED
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

JOBLESS IN FRANCE, PROSTITUTES IN BELGIUM

Necessity knows no laws
An active sex ring exists between France and Belgium. In Flanders, just 15 minutes from Lille, 70% of the prostitutes are French. To make ends meet, they work in brothels in Belgium. They are unemployed saleswomen, part-time nurses, even graduates. They entered this profession as a...
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31mnHD

KASHMIR, ASIA'S FORGOTTEN POWDER KEG

The oldest ongoing conflict in the world
Since 65 years Kashmir is the scene of a neverending struggle between indians and pakistanis, muslims and hindus. It is the oldest ongoing conflict in the world. UN has been seeking peace and reconciliation for years and by all means, but no diplomatic solution has not been found yet.
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52mnHD

KIDZANIA

The future workers amusement park
Kidzania is an unusual amusement park in Tokyo. Kids come here to experience what’s an adult working day is like by trying the job of their dreams. At hands they have a real plane cabin, a full size TV studio or firemen trucks. Everything is highly realistic. But thanks to sponsors,...
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KIM JONG-IL: THE FORBIDDEN BIOGRAPHY

A hazardous handover
Kim-Jong Il was the most secretive political leader on earth. A grotesque dictator with a finger on the nuclear trigger. Starting from a personality profile of this schizophrenic dictator through exclusive testimonies, this film offers a geopolitical analysis of the Korean peninsula based...
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52mnHD

LAKE LUGU’S LOVERS

The world's last matriarchal society
Imagine a civilization where there is no marriage, free love, where men do little work, don’t inherit property and where women head families and manage the economy. Enter the Women’s Kingdom of the Mosuos in China and follow an unusual love story in the world's last...
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52mnHD

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

LEATHER: SLAVES TO FASHION

Shoes, sofas, jackets, purses,… have been trendy for a few years now. Leather has become more accessible and its prices are becoming increasingly affordable for an obvious reason: in order to bypass European regulations, manufacturers chose to relocate their production in countries...
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52mnHD

LEGO: THE GOLDEN BRICKS

The world's most famous toy empire
Over seven millions of them are sold every hour. Bricks, plates, figurines, some red, some white, and some yellow… all of them bear the Lego stamp, the most famous toy brand in the world. 80 years after its creation, the company is doing better than ever, and has reached the rank...
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52mnHD

LOG TRAIN TO PARIS

No wood, no ovens. No ovens, no bread. No bread... riots.
For more than three centuries, from 1547 to 1923, the forests of the Morvan region of France sent timber down the rivers to Paris. This vital source of energy was controlled by powerful wood merchants. The stakes were indeed high: without wood there could be no ovens; without ovens there...
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52mnHD

MACAROON MADNESS

Haute couture patisserie
After wine and cheese, the macaroon is the new flagship of French gastronomy. It has become the fashionable pastry. More than 510 million are sold every year. The origin of this success can be traced to the legendary Parisian tea salon, Ladurée. Ever since, the macaroon is...
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26mnHD

MALI, IN THE NAME OF SHARIA

The Islamic yoke
They cut the hands of thieves, veil women, prohibit music and dance ... This is an exclusive report from northern Mali where Islamist extremists have imposed their laws. A vision of Islam that many Malians do not adhere to so they flee to the capital, Bamako, where they can still enjoy...
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26mnHD

MARC MACHIN

An episode from the series THE ACCUSED
45mnHD

MARION MARÉCHAL-LE PEN, THE NEW HEIR

She embodies the third generation of a political dynasty: Marion Maréchal-Le Pen was immersed in the Front National environment since childhood. Jean-Marie Le Pen’s granddaughter did not get the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in the last regional elections, but...
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33mnHD

MELON, SECRETS OF THE SUMMER STAR FRUIT

One of France favorite fruits
The melon is one of the star fruits of summer, but its culture hides many surprises. The most reknown region where it is grown is Cavaillon, in the south of France, but the fruit can also be found further north or from the other side of the Mediterranean.
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26mnHD

MIGRANTS

A 2-year journey from misery to disenchantment
2013. Five young Afghans decide to take a shot at a better life and migrate to Europe, more specifically Paris their dream destination. Then begins a two-year 12,000 kms long journey, across six borders and full of first times: the ocean, girls in mini-skirts, bars, skyscrapers…...
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52mnHD

MONIQUE LEJEUNE

An episode from the series THE ACCUSED
"Lejeune case: a family murder". In February 2003, Monique Lejeune was found dead in front of her home. The medical examiner sees multiple stab wounds. The clues of burglary are quickly ruled out, and there is no trace of rape. Quickly, the family evokes a neighbor with whom the...
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45mnHD

MY CULTURAL REVOLUTION

Mao's grinder
“I was barely 10 when I was thrown into this madness. The turmoil swallowed me. When it was over, I was a man. A pretty unusual teenage crisis!”. Xu Xing, a Chinese writer, revisits his early years which were ravaged by the Cultural Revolution. It cost him his illusions, his...
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52mnHD

NAIL POLISH RESURGENCE

The colours of success
Nail polish is enjoying a resurgence worldwide. Long regarded as a basic beauty accessory, it is now very trendy. With nearly 10 million bottles sold in 2011, it is the flagship product of fashion. In France alone nail polish is a prosperous market of around 74 million euros.
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26mnHD

NICOLAS HULOT: THE GREEN EFFECT

Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and now François Hollande… When it comes to environmentalism Nicolas Hulot has been used to counseling the French Presidents for more than twenty years. But some may have even accused him of switching from one political side to another without...
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26mnHD

NORTH KOREA, THE GREAT ILLUSION

Beyond the propaganda
In 2011, the sudden death of Kim Jung Il brought to power his Western educated son and basket-ball fan Kim Jun-un, 30. But very quickly any hope of liberalization raised by the new leadership faded in front of the dictatorial logic of the first communist dynasty in History. This is the...
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50mnHD

NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS, LIVING CATHEDRAL

The Cathedral as it Was Before the Disaster
"Notre-Dame de Paris, a Living Cathedral" is the official film of this iconic Gothic monument. Produced a few years ago, it was made for the visitors who wanted to know more about a landmark that has stood in the centre of Paris since its construction in 1163. Unveiling...
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52mnHD

NUIT DEBOUT

For more than four months, a crowd of silent unknown persons sat, in the evening, on the Place de la République in Paris, at the foot of Marianne. All were there to share their angers, their ideals and the same desire: rebase the politics far from the established parties, regain...
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70mnHD

ON THE WRITERS' TRAIL

A literary pilgrimage
This series offers an enchanting journey, a literary pilgrimage combining fascinating and unusual places with the intimate discovery of genius authors who have reinvented their time and who continue to influence today’s minds. Are covered such illustrious writers as Ronsard,...
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30x26mnHD

PARIS CHINESE SECRETS

A discreet and powerful community
Chinese in Paris form a secretive community which feeds many fantasies and resentment, prominently for taking control of whole districts of the capital. In fact, the dazzling success of some of them is built on hard work and a powerful network between villagers from the same region of...
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49mnHD

PARIS, CITY OF BLIGHTS?

The wild underground
The French capital is swarming with prolific, sometimes disturbing, hidden life. From the world of sewers filled with rats to the subway kingdom of the cicadas, we take a deep breath and plunge into the weird and grim jungle of the Parisian underworld. Strangely, these creatures we see as...
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52mnHD

POISON IN OUR HOMES (THE)

Daily life hazards
Without knowing it, we use every day products that pollute our home. When we buy a liquid of maintenance for floors, we have in our hands a cocktail of VOC (volatile organic compound). When we acquire a piece of furniture, he is often agglomerated wood and releases in the atmosphere of...
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52mnHD

PONCÉ GAUDISSARD

An episode from the series THE ACCUSED
The d’Amato case: double knife murder". On 31 March 2013, Chantal d'Amato, 53, and her daughter Audrey, 24, were found dead in their house in Meyrargues, near Aix-en-Provence. Chantal was tied up, then slit. In the second room, Audrey lies on her back, slit too. In...
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45mnHD

PRESCRIPTION FEVER

The health care system in question
The French social security system was 16 billion euros in the red in 2013. Savings for the government can come from lowering the price of drugs. Indeed, every minute, health insurance reimburses 43,800 € for various capsules or tablets. Why is there such an overconsumption of drugs?...
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26mnHD

RACISM THE DARK FACE OF BRAZIL

An underlying tension that permeates the whole society
While Brazil elects a far-right President, this film focuses on the humiliations suffered by the destitute. How are they viewed by the rest of the population? Is the fear felt by the privileged justified? Thought in-depth interviews and testimonies, this much needed film shows how race...
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55mnHD

RAMESSES II THE GREAT JOURNEY

The post-mortem adventures of the greatest Pharaoh
3200 years ago, Egypt is living the final hours of its golden age under the reign of Ramesses II. After ruling the country for 67 years, the great pharaoh dies at the ripe old age of 92. His mummy is burried in the heart of the Valley of the Kings. This is the beginning of his great...
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52mnHD

READY MADE MEALS

Are they a health hazard?
In the last 30 years cooking time has been cut by half in developed countries. Fixing diner today often means warming up food contained in a plastic pouch, a can or a brick. In a world where every minute counts, ready-made meals enjoy a scalding success. You can’t argue the...
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52mnHD

ROUBAIX SECTION 13

A career in law enforcement
Julien, Lea and Felix are barely 20. Like their comrades, their lives will radically change in a few months. They are learning a profession but also values and rules. They also realize that they will never be citizens like anyone else. Their lives and their careers will be dedicated to...
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

SEARCHING FOR MULLAH OMAR

Who really was the iconic leader of the talibans?
Mullah Omar, the Afghan Taliban leader, is one of the most controversial and enigmatic men on the planet. Even after a decade of foreign military presence, we still know absolutely nothing about him. Is he a dreadful Islamist? Has he been branded evil to justify a military intervention in...
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59mnHD

SECRETS OF HISTORY

Exceptional destinies
Why did Cleopatra kill herself? Did Judas betrayed Jesus? Was Napoleon poisoned? Through interviews of historians, archive images and re-enactments, this collection is about the exceptional fates of the most emblematic figures of European history and their greatest secrets.
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60x90mnHD

SHOULD WE BELIEVE WIKIPEDIA ?

A question of trustworthiness
Wikipedia has become the 6th most visited website in the world, but users know little about the collaborative encyclopedia’s rules, operation and trustworthiness. Indeed, anyone can modify the online articles as he wishes. Content is not exactly secure, so one has to rely on the...
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29mnHD

SMILE, YOU'RE ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR

"Smile, you're about to disappear" dives the spectators into the heart of daily life of northern Vietnamese Hmong tribe. Rejected by the population and long persecuted by their own government, this ancestral clan has managed to survive by becoming a tourist attraction....
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52mnHD

STRANGER THAN YOU

Asia through teen's eyes
This info-educational series targeted at young viewers uncovers amazing and unusual customs, rites, rituals, traditions, jobs and even hobbies of teens in Asia. Get an insight into curious worlds and experience the contrast of growing up in neighboring countries.
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10x26mnHD

SUMMER HOMECOMING

Holidays in the country of your roots
More than 5 million immigrants live in France and, when the temperature warms, most of them feel the urge to spend the holidays in their homeland. This trip back takes the whole winter to prepare. Every summer, over a million answer this call and hit the roads on their way to Portugal,...
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75mnHD

SUN AND FUN: IBIZA MADNESS

Sleepless nights island
Every summer, from May to September, 2 million youngsters converge in Ibiza. A typical day’s schedule is always the same. Early afternoon, when the clubs are closing (here one sleeps only a few hours piled up in tiny pensions), the party-goers head to the trendy beaches. Beach clubs...
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80mnHD

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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52mnHD

THE "ACTION DIRECTE" ORGANISATION SECRET HISTORY

A murderous ideology
In 1979, with the launching of Action Directe, France followed the path of its German and Italian neighbors with the emergence of a domestic terrorist violence which culminated with the murders of army General Audran in 1985 and of the head of Renault Georges Besse in 1986. The following...
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52mnHD

THE ACCUSED

The case seems simple; the investigation is quickly closed. The suspect is obvious. But many grey areas still remain. The accused tells these stories where guilt is not confirmed. This crime drama revitalizes the genre by betting everything on suspense, until the last minute. The...
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8x45mnHD

THE ALBERT GOERING FILE

The younger brother of the Reichmarschall Hermann Goering
His story is hard to believe and yet it is real. He was arrested three times by the Gestapo and released three times. On May 10, 1945, he was imprisoned by the American Army and interrogated. He then wrote a list of 34 names: people he had saved from deportation and death. His name was...
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52mnHD

THE ARM DEALERS' TRASH CANS

Are outdoor tests harmful?
Each year, various weapons are being tested on military zones in Europe. Near Bourges, France, the army has exploded thousands of shells with depleted uranium. In Sardinia, Italy, tens of thousands of missiles have been launched, in the open air, by NATO armies and arms manufacturers. In...
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52mnHD

THE ART OF NAPPING

Taking a nap is the ultimate symbol of holidays, either on the beach or in our beds. Though, in some countries, it is a daily custom: in Spain of course, but also in some less known countries like China where it has become ordinary for Chinese workers to stop themselves in the middle of...
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36mnHD

THE BATTLE THE SOMME

On July 1st, 1916, masses of soldiers engaged in the most senseless offensive of an already absurd war. With 35 kg of equipment on their backs and orders not to run or throw themselves on the ground, they marched towards death as if in a military parade. In a single morning, 50,000 men...
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52mnHD

THE BIG-TICKET TGV

An accountability problem
Since its launch in 1981, the TGV has transported 2 billion passengers. But this technological marvel is not immune from failures: deficits running in the billions of euros, frequent delays, expensive tickets. Why is a Paris-Bordeaux ticket so costly during the school holidays even when...
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52mnHD

THE BUSINESS OF INTERNET REVIEWS

You almost never buy without consulthing them. Nowadays, in order to choose a restaurant, a washer or a phone, more than 8 out of 10 French people consult online consumer’s reviews before making their decision. Nevertheless, according to a study on fraud enforcement, one out of two...
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30mnHD

THE CANNABIS GENERATION

The new hard drug
Cannabis is the third most used psychoactive product in France. What has changed is the age of first time users: 12 or 13 years-old. This trend has the scientists worried because early consumption means a higher risk of dependency compounded by the fact that cannabis has changed in the...
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30mnHD

THE CHINESE WHITE GOLD

Winter sports Wild East
Chinese new middle class can now enjoy a sport they knew nothing about until recently : skiing. And they love it! This is not about trying some daredevil manoeuvres on the runs; so far skiing remains a quiet family experience. However, this craze has led to a shortage of adequate...
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26mnHD

THE COOLNESS BUSINESS

The truth about air conditioning
In summer, some love to bask in the sun but for those who dread the heat there is only one solution: invest in an air conditioner. Sales of these machines have gone through the roof in France since the heat wave of 2003. But when you are ready to make a purchase, the choice can be quite...
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26mnHD

THE COPY & PASTE SOCIETY

At the time of the Internet, a lot of students are tempted to plagiarize works found on the web. A bad practice that is not limited to students. Journalists, politicians, artists are suffering from the same syndroms. The young generation is doing so without thinking about the consequences...
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26mnHD

THE COURTROOM BUFFS

Justice as a show
In the courthouses a micro-society has developed, a coterie made up of people from every walk of life who attend trials in much the same way as others go to shows, plays or movies. This foray into the world of courtroom buffs introduces us to a host of colorful, fascinating, even touching...
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52mnHD

THE DUKAN DIET

A controversial diet plan
They are numerous diet plans available but one has been especially successful: the Dukan diet, named after its inventor, Pierre Dukan, a specialist in eating behaviours. His recommendation is simple: eat only proteins. However, this high-protein diet is starting to be debunked by some...
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26mnHD

THE FINAL JOURNEY OF THE ROMANOVS

A century old tragedy
Following the February 1917 Russian revolution, the Tsar Nicolas II abdicates. This film is an exceptional daily account of the tragic fate of the whole imperial family until its demise in July 1918. It is the story of a drama unfolding while History is on march, from the February and...
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52mnHD

THE GREAT MASTERS OF PAINTING

The greatest art geniuses
These masters of painting have been piercing observers of their times, leaving their works for posterity. Often misunderstood, even harassed by the critics, they were trailblazers of new artistic movements which transformed art forever and still fascinate scholars today. This collection...
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15x52mnHD

THE GUIDED TOURS WAR

An unexpected competitive market
In just 3 months, tourist guides make more than half their annual turnover. But competition is fiercer than ever, especially in recent years when new players have disrupted the market. On the French Riviera, an agency is offering turnkey circuits at rock bottom prices. More striking yet,...
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26mnHD

THE HIDDEN SIDE OF GOOGLE

Google has got to know a lot about us. But how much do we really know about Google?
With 66 billion euros in revenue by the end of 2014, Google is the richest search engine company in the world and has become ubiquitous to the point of being used as a verb. Searching the net, sending messages via Gmail, getting around with Google maps, watching videos on YouTube.... By...
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52mnHD

THE IMMORTAL SHADOWS

When entertainment becomes art
Animation is one of today’s most popular forms of entertainment which makes great use of ever evolving technologies. However its origin goes way back, in a long forgotten traditional art that a Japanese shadow master wants to bring to a new audience. His quest takes him to a remote...
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52mnHD

THE INTOUCHABLES’ HOLIDAYS

Stronger than the handicap
They take risks and face extreme situations. They climb mountains and cross oceans. Yet, they are disabled. Paul and Henri set out to descend the rocky inlets near Marseilles thanks to all-terrain wheelchairs and volunteers who accompany them. They share everything from pain to laughters....
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30mnHD

THE KINGS OF FRANCE

The challenges of ruling
This series explores the history of France through its Kings, from the 15th to the 19th centuries, by uncovering how each one reigned, his specificities, skills and failings. Is it possible to find stability between personal life and political governance? What are the biggest obstacles...
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40x52mnHD

THE MAN WHO DEFIED BEIJING

Rebel and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Liu Xiaobo, the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner, hero of the 1989 Tiananmen student’s uprising, was imprisoned for 9 years and released in 2017 only to die a few weeks later. However, his name stays little known as the Chinese regime has done everything possible to erase it from our...
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58mnHD

THE MARIE BESNARD CASE

A truth still shrouded in mystery
Marie Besnard, a young woman born at the end of the 19th century, was suspected of being a serial killer, using poison to dispose of her victims. After 3 trials spread over more than 10 years, she was finally released in 1954 and acquitted. Even today, the Marie Besnard’s case is...
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

THE NEW WEB SLAVES: AMAZON’S MECHANICAL TURK

Iconographic research at 0.05USD/hr. Translation jobs at 0.02USD/hr. The giants of the net found a simple way to circumvent labor legislations: they invented the mini-jobs. Simple tasks, with even simpler wages: a few cents - without pay sheets and free of any charge. A trick that allows...
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26mnHD

THE PILL CALLED INTO QUESTION

The n°1 contraceptive
It was the symbol of women emancipation but the pill is now being challenged. Cases of stroke, phlebitis and pulmonary embolism - sometimes leading to the death of young women taking so-called "3rd and 4th generation" pills - have raised an important debate about contraception....
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26mnHD

THE PLACE WE LIVE IN

The power of hope
THE PLACE WE LIVE IN is an eye-opening series depicting the dire, unexpected, poor or rural circumstances in which some people are living around the world. Our hosts are travelling to meet locals and, by bonding with them, they finally understand how their positive attitudes towards life...
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13x24mnHD

THE RED SPIES THEORY

The chinese economic intelligence scheme
Two years ago this visionnary film showcased how Chira was acquiring Western technology though economic intelligence and how the West complacently let this happen. In 2006, 70% of patents used in mainland China came from abroad. The aim is to reverse this trend by 2020. To achieve this,...
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57mnHD

THE SECRET OF THE STONES

On the trail of History
THE SECRET OF THE STONES unveils the greatest archeological landmarks of the Mediterranean and the Middle East and the history that presided over their construction, their development and ultimate decline. Through findings shared by prestigious archeologists and with the help of CGI, we...
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8x52mnHD

THE SECRETS OF CHICKEN NUGGETS

People literally love chicken. It is everywhere: in school canteens, restaurants, supermarkets, fresh food aisles… It comes in several forms but the most famous is the chicken nugget made popular by fast-food restaurants. Why is it such a success? Cheaper than beef, healthier and...
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

THE SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDICATION

Is the pharmaceutical industry caring about our health or its own profits?
Side effects of medications are identified in endless lists written in lowercase characters. Even if no one reads these very small lines, they are supposed to prevent the consequences of treatments on some people. But what about these alerts when the "independent" experts in...
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52mnHD

THE STUNNING SPERM SELLING BUSINESS

The question is hitherto unseen in the human history : for the rst time, our ability to reproduce is challenged by the alarming increase of the male infertility. In little over twenty years, the amount of sperm produced by Europeans has been halved, as throughout North America and China....
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26mnHD

THE TOMB OF THE USSR

40 years after, the story of a war that changed the face of the World
Forty years ago the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan launched to a 1O-year dirty conflict that changed the face of the world. Through exclusive archives of the Afghan guerilla and the testimony of the Soviet former commander in chief, discover the full story of a war which marked the...
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THE TRUE STORY OF PAPILLON

The most incredible ever escape from hell story
“Papillon”, starring Steve Mc Queen and Dustin Hoffman, was a major box office success when it came out in 1973 and is still viewed today as the best ever “escape from hell” scenario. It was actually based on a true story of 2 hoodlums locked away in a gruesome...
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THE VIOLINS OF HOPE

The violins of Holocaust victims return to life
In this no ordinary concert, the great violinists Shlomo Mintz and Cihat Askin appear with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, playing instruments that belonged to Holocaust victims. Often severely damaged, the violins were found in liberated death camps and deserted ghettos after the...
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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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THEY ARE BACK FROM SYRIA…. AND NOW WHAT?

They’re young, men and women, executives in big companies or brilliant students. No predisposition for the Jihad and yet, they quitted everything to leave to Syria. And one day, they came back. French Anti-terrorism services estimate at 500 the number of French citizens located...
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TIAN ANMEN: THE FORBIDDEN MEMORY

30 ans after...
June 1989, Beijing, Tian Anmen Square. The tanks of the People’s Liberation Army violently repress the democratic aspirations of the Chinese youth. It is a bloodshed, with nearly a thousand killed. June 2009, Beijing, Tian Anmen Square. Friendly policemen, gazing tourists and Mao...
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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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TOO YOUNG TO DIE

Behind the myth
In the age of mass media, the death of a star is always a public event that is exploited, serving a thirst for sensationalism. The series TOO YOUNG TO DIE shows the women and the men behind their myths, their reported success and early fame, before succumbing to despair and tragedy. It...
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TRAILBLAZERS IN HABITS

The Sisters who stood up for Human Rights
In America, the Maryknoll Sisters are truly iconic. Far from the clichés of Catholic nuns removed from the turmoil of the world, they have been witnesses and sometimes active players in some of the major historical events of the last Century such as the Chinese revolution, the...
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TURKEY, THE NEW RIVIERA

Sun, heritage and clear waters
There was a time when fashionable destinations for vacationers looking for sun, clear water and historical monuments were Tunisia or Egypt. But the "Arab Spring" came by and nowadays tourists are opting for more politically stable countries and Turkey is benefiting greatly from...
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UNBELIEVABLE NIGERIA: OIL BILLIONAIRES, SLUMS AND SKY SCRAPERS

Boosted by a swift growth thanks to its incredible oil resources, Nigeria is now the first economic power in Africa: golf, marinas, wealthy and overprotected gated communities are part of the new golden life of a few privileged ones. Paradoxically on the other side of the street, the...
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UNFAIR GAME : TRUMPING DEMOCRACY

When big data takes control of democracy
He lost the general election with 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...
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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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USA: JUSTICE FOR SALE

America's judicial drifts
On Super Sunday (1st March), many states will not only vote to choose a candidate for the White House, but also to choose two judges for the State’s Supreme Court, like in Arkansas. From clear conflicts of interest to proven instances of corruption, the elected judges have been...
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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 REALLY HAPPENED?

The detailed story of the Air France Rio-Paris flight, its crew, and its passengers. At 2.14am on the 1st of June 2009, Air France flight 447 crashed without warning into the Atlantic, with 288 souls on board. This is one of the deadliest plane crashes of all time. To this day, the fatal...
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WHEN PARIS WAS GERMAN

The good life
On June 14, 1940, the German army entered Paris and so began the occupation of the French capital. During 4 years the enemy imposed its law. A lot has been said on the daily lives of the French during this period made of shortages, repressive measures and assaults but never from the...
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WHEN WOMEN EARN MORE THAN MEN

How do couples get along when the man provides only supplementary income? How does society judge them? And what place does each have when money turns the tables? Sincere and humorous interviews with men and women about an intimate, even taboo subject: money and couples.
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YIWU, THE WORLD'S GREATEST BAZAAR

Welcome to over the top shopping
It is a place like no other in the world, 250 kilometers south of Shanghai. On nearly 4 million square meters dedicated to shopping, 180,000 stores open 7 days a week and almost 24 hours a day, offer 2 million different products. Spending 5 minutes in each stand at the Futian exhibition...
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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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ARCHITECTS ON THE FRONTLINE

A construction to change life
If society has an influence on architecture, the reverse is also true in the sense that some projects come to define a city, a region or a country. This series spans the globe charting projects from China to the Middle East from Africa to Europe, from small innovative constructions like...
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BUDDHA ON THE SILK ROAD

Unearthing incredible artistic treasures
A thousand years ago, adventurers left China crossing the endless desert in a quest for another world. Their crossing led the way to what would become the Silk Road. For centuries, the Silk Road, even if inhospitable, was nevertheless the stage of intense traffic and trade in which...
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CHRISTMAS: JACKPOT FOR DEPARTMENT STORES

In preparation for the Holiday Season, people start to do their Christmas shopping. During that period, Le Printemps, a huge luxury department store in Paris, welcomes over 100 000 people a day. We investigated behind the scenes of this luxury store which is one of the biggets of the...
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CINEMA ACCORDING TO DALI

The other side of the surrealist genious.
Salvador Dalí is one of the most widely recognized and controversial artists of the 20th century. Little known is that he was also an avant-garde filmmaker (collaborating with such giants as Luis Buñuel, Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock) though his fascination with film has...
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FASHION VICTIM: THE KILLING OF GIANNI VERSACE

The rise and fall of a fashion icon
FASHION VICTIM: THE KILLING OF GIANNI VERSACE is the chilling and mesmerising story of a fashion giant set against the equally extraordinary tale of the life of his nemesis, 27 year old Andrew Cunanan. From the high-octane fashion circuits of Milan and Paris to the drug-ridden underworld...
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GREECE IS FOR SALE

Greek’s debt is now at stake. One option for the last past years for Greece consisted in selling major piece of its patrimony. It has started with its famous and lovely islands. 47 was on sale in 2012! Moreover Palace, ports, mines, every Greek tresures raise interest from Chinesse,...
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HUMANS: WHO ARE WE?

The uniqueness of man
In this two-part documentary, fossil hunters, linguists and psychologists come together for the first time to explain why humans are so unique. We alone can create spaceships and play music. Why? HUMANS: WHO ARE WE? answers this question and many more through spectacular re-enacted scenes...
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JACKIE KENNEDY: POWER & STYLE

The one and only Queen of America
Time has not dimmed the Jackie Kennedy mystique. Millions of people are still captivated by the details of her life and something more: her impeccable sense of self. As First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy brought beauty, intelligence and much taste to her role. Her courage during the tragedy...
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LIBERTY SHIPS

The oceans workhorses of WWII
In 1999, an old cargo ship, the Zhan Dou 43, ended its long career somewhere in China. This seemingly mundane event marked the end of the most incredible maritime and industrial saga. The Zhan Dou 43 was launched in Baltimore in 1943 and was the last Liberty Ship still plying for trade....
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LIVING STONES 2

The wonders of archeology
This second season of LIVING STONES is the half-hour version of THE SECRET OF STONES, an extensive documentary series devoted to the archeological heritage of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. It unveils the greatest landmarks and the history that presided over their construction,...
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MASSOUD, THE LION OF PANJSHIR

An icon of resistance to the Soviet Union and Islamic fanaticism
Less than 48 hours before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated by two men disguised as journalists. He was an icon of resistance to the Soviet Union and, subsequently, to Islamic fanaticism. Today, the outlandish commander is as...
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OLIVE OIL: FROM LUXURY TO TRAFFIC

Use of olive oil has increased 5 times in the last 20 years. Some people sampled olive oil as if it was a vintage wine. This oil is known for its numerous benefits : good for health, anti cholesterol and dietetic ! However it has a price : from 5 to 10 euros the litter of industrialized...
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RISKY PLATEFUL

Eating can be detrimental to your health
Three journalists were the guinea pigs of an unprecedented experience. For several weeks each followed a specific diet while being subjected to medical tests. The results are alarming: eating can be detrimental to your health. Salmon with pesticides, pork and chicken with antibiotics,...
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SUMMER MARKETS

The lies fair
Industrial cheeses sold as local products. So-called "professional" pans imported from China. Everything goes to lure tourists. In 2009, we investigated France summer markets scams, 2 years later do these practices still exist? On one market, a cheese producer pointed out...
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THE BOUILLABAISSE SUCCES

An universal fisherman's dish
Marseille is famous for its “Bonne-Mère” basilica, the old port going back 26 centuries and its football team. But beyond these legitimate attractions is one that is even more typical: the bouillabaisse. The city has cleverly grasped the impact of this essential of...
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THE HAZARDS OF AESTHETIC MEDICINE

The price of beauty
To get a smooth skin or eliminate cellulite it is no longer necessary, today, to go into the operating room for a facelift or a liposuction. Each year in France, nearly 400,000 people are injected anti-wrinkle products. But are these new techniques which generate 4 billion euros in sales...
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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 PEBBLE, FROM CLIFF TO MAN

A geological saga
High white chalk cliffs overhanging a long beach and its pebbles. Nothing special. Yet these pebbles are the outcome of a long and fascinating process involving all natural elements. Issued from the cliffs, they take on their gentle shapes only after a long process of erosion. On this...
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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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THE RELAIS & CHATEAUX SAGA

A world of luxury
How did the famous premium hotels network, conceived after WWII by a couple of music hall artists, became the most profitable association in the world of tourism? At the beginning were only 7 hotels along the Paris-Nice road. Today, Relais & Châteaux success has indeed been...
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THE VIETNAM WAR

A descent into hell
The Vietnam War cost the lives of 58.000 Americans and 3.000.000 Vietnamese. It was a defining event for an entire generation and the most divisive thing that has happened to America in modern times. For over 30 years Americans, as well as the rest of the World, have asked why: why did...
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THE WEDDING BUSINESS

Getting wed in a foreign country is the new trendy business. In the last few years, Japanese and Americans increasingly got married abroad, in Hawaii for its sun and beaches, or in Paris for its romantic aspects. Europeans prefer Cyprus where they can get married within 24 hours. The...
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TRAVELING FOR TASTE

Savour explorers
What if the essence of a country was in the plates? Today’s tourists are looking beyond landmarks and stunning views in search for new flavors, local products and their stories but also how to cook them. For these taste explorers, the adventure is not necessarily very far. From one...
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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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URBAN VIOLENCE

A new kind of security policy
Infamous as a high crime area in France, the department of Seine-Saint-Denis has been appointed a Security Company, known as "CS 93". It is representative of a new police organization. This film follows this new police unit in the sensitive neighbourhoods trying to understand...
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WOMEN ADVENTURERS

No fear
WOMEN ADVENTURERS features five stories of truly remarkable women. Explorers, pilots or thrill seekers, each set off on an odyssey to a remote and often unknown part of the world. Some found adventure by reaching their goals, be it an unknown tribe or a Forbidden City. Others had...
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