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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.

ASIAN WATER TALES travels from India to Vietnam to showcase the extraordinary alliance between Man and Water through portraits of ordinary people and their traditional lifestyle caught in a modern world.

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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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AQUARIUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN

When it comes to aquariums, Japan holds 2 world records. In Nagasaki, you can observe no less than 9 species of penguins while in Yamagata 50 species of Jellyfish are there to dazzle you. This episode take us behind the scenes of these unique marine exhibits.
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BACK TO SEA

The return of shamanic rituals
These past years, the Moken - once knowned as the sea gypsies of Burma – seemed lost in the big turmoil of globalization. They had largely settled, gradually losing their traditions and idendity. Then, and somewhat mysteriously, shamanic rituals resumed after years of interruption...
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BAHIA, THE BAY OF ALL SAINTS

A poetic journey to the origins of Brazil
Menelaw Sete, the "Brazilian Picasso", dreamed of a time when his country was a paradise, populated by people living in communion with nature. The arrival of greedy men from far away has upset everything. He saw the red of the blood they shed and the black of the men torn from...
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BAVARIA BETWEEN PEAKS AND LAKES

A historic European crossroad
Bavaria is a historic European crossroad as well as the largest state in Germany. In the course of time, nature has kept a prominent place in Bavarian life which identity and traditions have seen a revival lately. From the peaks of the Alps to legendary lakes, this film takes us through...
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BOTSWANA, THE JEWEL OF AFRICA

The land of the Bushmen
Nestled in the heart of austral Africa, Botswana is mostly known for its wildlife and the Okavango delta. But it harbors many others natural wonders: millenary baobabs growing in the middle of dried salt lakes, deserts, mysterious rivers running along tectonic plates, somptuous crags...
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BUENOS AIRES, LATIN AMERICA EMPRESS

European elegance tinged with South American passion
Buenos Aires is the capital and economic center of Argentina and a subtle cocktail of European elegance tinged with South American passion. Twice as big as Paris, one never ends to explore the thousand faces of this city which name evokes simultaneously tango, soccer, Malbec and...
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BURGUNDY, HEART OF FRANCE

For the lovers of beauty and taste
Beyond the cliché of Burgundy confined to the wine route, this film unveils a vast countryside set in the middle of France, rich in history, medieval villages, ducal vineyards and castles. Along the Yonne river, one can admire the hills of the Auxerrois, the Morvan mountain range,...
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CAPE TOWN, THE QUEEN BEAUTY OF AFRICA

The Mother City of South Africa
Nestled in a stunning bay overlooked by the world famous Table Mountain, Cape Town is known as the Mother City in South Africa. This metropolis of 4 million people has been blessed with tremendous development after the end of apartheid and stands now as the most remarkable city in Africa....
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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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CORSICA, ISLAND OF BEAUTY

An authentic and preserved territory
Corsica is the 4th biggest island of the Mediterranean and an authentic and preserved territory. Roaming its 1,000 kms of coastline warrants a journey full of emotions surrounded by breathtaking Mediterranean landscapes. From Ajaccio to Bastia, Bonifacio and Calvi, we meet men and women...
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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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EDOUARD LOUBET AND THE FLAVOURS OF PROVENCE

When less is more
Edouard Loubet is a celebrated French cook awarded 2 stars by the Michelin Guide and Chef of the Year in 2011. His cuisine is as close you can get from nature and his search for exceptional ingredients leads to a savoury cocktail of flavors. Both an innovator and guardian of traditions,...
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FLAVORS

Outstanding destinations. Unforgettable memories.
Discover the richness, magic and beauty of some of the world’s most sought after destinations: their natural wonders and outstanding monuments, their handicrafts and breathtaking landscapes. FLAVORS is a memorable journey into the traditions and history of countries everyone is...
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FRENCH MASTERS OF WINE

The miracle combination of nature and man's know-how
Wine is more than just the simple fermentation process of grape juice. It is the result of a miracle marriage between a gift of nature and human expertise. Nowadays, wine is part of the cultural and gastronomic heritage of France and vineyards are shaping the landscapes of well-known...
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FRENCH PYRENEES, THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS

The quaint charm of an old trendy destination
Stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees is a mountain range that delineates the natural border between France and Spain. Several languages are spoken along that chain, from Basque to Occitan and Catalan and the numerous towns reflect this cultural diversity. In the...
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FROM ABYSSINIA TO ETHIOPIA

A country of outstanding historical and natural wealth
Ethiopia has been the theater of many conflicts and calamities which have left a lasting stigma and explain why it has been barely visited. Yet this great country has a wealth of historical and natural treasures to offer the curious minded. FROM ABYSSINIA TO ETHIOPIA is your ticket to the...
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GENUINE DRIED TANGERINE PEEL (THE)

A small piece of dried tangerine peel arouses the homesickness of Lingnan, China. It has become a cultural symbol. THE GENUINE DRIED TANGERINE PEEL introduces the intricate relationship between an icon of traditional ingredients and people from China or abroad. From Xinhui to Paris, Hong...
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HAWAII THE MAGIC OF THE PACIFIC

Between the surf and the volcanoes
The Hawaian archipelago brings together all the ingredients that have built the myth of heavenly islands lost in the middle of the Pacific ocean. This film takes you beyond the cliches in search of authentic and preserved places in Maui, Kauai or Big island, where traditions and legends...
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IRAN, THE LAST GREAT NOMADS

An exhausting and spectacular transhumance
In central Iran, the mountains of Zagros are the domain of the Bakhtiaris, one of the last great nomads. They are proud shepherds who still practice a long, exhausting and spectacular transhumance. They remain attached to centuries of traditions as well as a way of life dating back from...
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IRAN, TREASURES OF PERSIA

A millenary culture
Modern history has kept Iran and its rich and unique heritage to itself, but the country is finally opening up to the world. Tehran with its 18 million inhabitants is a modern city which happens to be close to many popular winter sports resorts. Going North, the Caspian region is the...
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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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IVORY COAST THE AFRICAN MELTING POT

A patchwork of ethnic groups and traditions
Ivory Coast is one of the most important states in West Africa, sharing borders with 5 countries including Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso. From its astonishing maritime front made of lagoons to the more arid regions of the north, its ideal situation as a crossroads has blended its...
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JAVA, THE HEART OF INDONESIA

The world's most populous island
With 140 million inhabitants, Java is the most populated island in the world. Life there is hanging on the cycle of its 40 volcanoes, but the people there are nonetheless full of joy and always welcoming. Symbol of the Indonesian diversity, more than a dozen of dialects are spoken on Java...
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KYUSHU, ANCESTRAL JAPAN

The "masters" island
Traveling in contemporary Japan means facing a permanent split experience between modernity and tradition. Kyushu, the westernmost of Japan main islands, is a volcanic land where all the inhabitants - artisans, fishermen, farmers or artists - associate a spiritual quest to their daily...
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LIFE AT THE EDGE

Spectaculer nature of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. shot with 8K and 4K cameras in High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG). Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are among the most popular national parks in the United...
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LOUISIANA, THE CREOLE STATE OF AMERICA

Between the wild bayous and the majestic Mississipi
Louisiane is a state with numerous facets: the first Native American tribes, the rich European planters, the African slaves, the deported French Acadians. Its landmarks, monuments and stories make for a thrilling journey between the wild bayous and the majestic Mississipi. Louisiana is...
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LOVE IN MEXICO CITY

Capital romancing
At first Mexico City does not come across as an obvious romantic destination. Yet the civilization that offered Humanity the most sensual beverage on earth – chocolate – conceals a few surprises. Firstly, the city has sheltered passionate intellectual and revolutionary love...
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LOVE IN NEW YORK

Capital romancing
Even those who have never been to New York know about its many famous neighborhoods and their distinctive identities. Not long ago, few tourists dared venture to Harlem. Today, even the Bronx is becoming trendy. As for Brooklyn, everyone converges there to meet the artists and hipsters of...
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LOVE IN PARIS

Capital romancing
Paris is forever the iconic city of love, the perfect destination to honeymoon and the ultimate backdrop for passion to blossom. Visitors from all over the world come here to seal their love on the historic bridges or while wandering on the scenic Seine riverbanks. Around every corner the...
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LOVE IN RIO

Capital romancing
With one of the world’s most magnificient bays, mythical beaches and striking point of views, Rio is tailor-made for love. When you add to the mix the fiery temperament of the Brazilians and their unrestrained addiction to dance and music, you get a cocktail which is both joyful and...
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LOVE IN THE CITY

Capital romancing
Our cities are made of stones, shaped by wars, emperors or presidents, designed for business, politics or faith. But there might be another way to tell the story of our streets, buildings and monuments. Nowadays, lovers travel the world to share their love and thus create a new romantic...
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MACAU FROM ABOVE

East meets West
Discover in the most scenic way a unique place in Asia. Macau might be tiny but has an incredibly rich cultural history which streches from old European colonial heritage to Chinese modernity. Showcasing quaint Portuguese architecture, glizting casinos and a futurist skyline, this...
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MAGNIFICENT FRENCH RIVIERA

The beauty behind the glamour
From the beaches of Saint Tropez, the Cannes Film Festival or the Monte Carlo casino, the French Riviera exudes luxury, glamour and dolce vita. But this maritime part of Provence is also very authentic with surprising places teeming with creative people, craftsmen of extraordinary talent,...
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MAINE, THE LAWS OF NATURE

The State where the American dream began
Maine is where the American dream began. With 5,600 kms of coastline, this is America’s first state to see the sun rise every morning. Maine embraces all that is authentic, unique and simple and takes pride in enjoying the wide-open spaces of the State deep woods while towns and...
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MASTERS OF RICE

A grain with many faces
Rice is one of the most widely consumed staple food. It may look like a deceptively simple grain but it requires grueling work to grow, harvest and process. This film takes us on a rice journey deeply rooted in Asia where we discover local customs around this "common" grain: in...
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MASTERS OF SAVOURS

Tasty Nature
Nature has provided Humanity with edible plants offering an infinity of tastes and sensations. Over the centuries, with patience and passion, man has developped a know-how to transform them into exceptional food. This series is about the men and women who have learned how to magnify tea,...
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MASTERS OF THE TRUFFLE

Secrets of the "black diamond"
In just a few years, the truffle has grown from being a simple scented mushroom to becoming the highly coveted "black diamond". Indeed, it has made a remarkable and unprecedented ascension into the world of luxury and haute cuisine. France and Italy occupy a dominant position on...
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MEKONG, MOTHER OF ALL RIVERS

Life along the banks
The Mekong river runs over 5000 km and across 6 countries: China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam where it ends with its famous delta. For hundreds of years, it has provided shelter, food and all kind of natural resources to over 60 million people who lived in harmony with the...
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MIYABORI

Carving Divinity
Miyabori is a traditional wood carving technique used in Japanese temples and shrines. It’s an obscure and underrated form of art which has been offered a new life thanks to long trained and skillful masters. Elizabeth Tinsley, a specialist in Buddhist culture and former fellow at...
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MUSEUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN

Japan has a long and rich history covering many areas. The best way to approach these many facets is to visit the numerous museums scattered around the country This episode takes us back from the Edo period to more recent industrial episodes of Japan history and tradition.
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MUSTANG, THE HORSES KINGDOM

A spectacular and ancestral migration
The Mustang region spans about 80 kilometers north-east of Nepal. Every year, villagers of this kingdom surrounded by mountains bring their horses south to escape the winter’s harshness. We follow these men through this spectacular and ancestral migration, crossing remote and...
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NORMANDY LAND OF PLENTY

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

Ice, snow and Aurora Borealis
Norway is streching North, well beyond the arctic circle. The country harbors many treasures cast in ice and snow and a boat journey is the best way to discover them. From the historic cities of Bergen and Tromsö up to the natural wonders of the Lofoten islands, a winter visit to...
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OMAN, FROM SEA TO INCENSE

Beyond the oil wealth
The Sultanate of Oman is modern and rich thanks to its oil wealth but has heartedly kept intact many of its ancestral customs. Moreover, this secretive country offers a wide choice of landscapes from deserts to lagoons, from pristine beaches to beautifully irrigated mountains. Even if...
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OREGON, THE WILD WEST

Untamed and eclectic
On the west coast of the United States, located between the states of Washington and California, Oregon is a magnet for entrepreneurs and dreamers. With its coastline, mountains, valleys, high deserts, towns and villages, the state offers a smorgasbord of what makes North America so...
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PANAMA FROM ATLANTIC TO PACIFIC

Beyond the Canal
Panama, a country slightly larger than Switzerland, deserves to be known for more than just its canal, as impressive as that may be. In a world where natural wilderness is increasingly rare, and indigenous people are gradually disappearing, this wonderfully preserved country is well worth...
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PARADISIAC EAST CARIBBEAN

Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are some of the lesser known islands lying on a stretch starting on the south of the Caribbean Arc to the South American sub-continent. These little pearls are strung together on a chain known as « the Windward Islands ». Their...
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POLYNESIA, THE QUEST FOR ORIGINS

The ancestry of the people of Tahiti
Where do the people from French Polynesia come from? South America, as the Kon-Tiki tried to prove? Alaska? South-East Asia? This mystery is compounded by another more recent one. How did the numerous Chinese come to play a key role in the island demography? Through Teiva's quest, a...
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PUNJAB, LAND OF THE FIVE RIVERS

The craddle of the Sikh religion
In Persian, Punjab means “the land of the five rivers”. This state, located on the northwest of India, is the breadbasket of the country and one of its richest. Although less known, and therefore less visited, than neighbouring Rajasthan, Punjab has a wealthy cultural heritage...
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RETRO ARCHITECTURE TOWNS

This series introduces Japanese towns known for retro-style buildings.
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RETRO ARCHITECTURE TOWNS

Yokohama and Tokyo have always been business centers and trading bases since the early Meiji period. Some neighbourhoods have kept their historical architecture, making them testimonies of the time passing by, while subjected to the influence of modern western-style buildings.
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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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SAINT BRANDON, THE LOST ARCHIPELAGO

The heavenly islets
The Saint Brandon archipelago, off the coast of Madagascar, is part of Mauritius Island. It’s a shoal of thirty tiny islets, some of them barely sandbars. This lost heaven accommodates only birds and about a dozen fishermen and is so remote that it only appears on a limited number...
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SAVOY, VALLEYS OF LEGEND

Between authenticity and glamour
Savoy, one of the most beautiful region of France, could be summarized as follows : impressive mountains, outstanding architecture, thrilling winter activities, talented artisans and unique gastronomy. In the heart of the French Alps, thanks to the ski craze, some villages have become...
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SENEGAL, LAND OF WISDOM

The country of self-depreciation and facetiousness
At the western end of the African continent, Senegal offers a true mosaic of landscapes and people. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, it is arid in the north and tropical in the south. Populated by the Wolofs, Peul pastors, Diolas, Serer and many others ethnic groups, this country is best...
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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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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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SOUTH KOREA, THE UNKNOWN CIVILIZATION

Back to the roots
The country was one of the poorest in the world at the end of the tragic war of 1953, yet South Korea has enjoyed an incredible expansion since then and now ranks as one of the major economic powers. Urban design is a striking illustration of its dynamism. Yet behind modern Seoul lies...
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TANZANIA FROM ZANZIBAR TO KILWA

Whiffs of spices. Deserted beaches. Palaces and mosques.
Far from its legendary wildlife, discover another Tanzania, one evoking scents of spices, deserted beaches, palaces and mosques of the 13th century. Zanzibar of course, this astonishing legacy of Portuguese explorers, Indian merchants and sailors from Oman. But also jewel islands such as...
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THE ALPINE VALLEYS OF MONT BLANC

Glamour and authenticity
The Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps. But there is more to this summit, like the villages of Chamonix and Megeve or the gorges of Arly. Once a mountaineering mecca, Chamonix has been transformed over the years into a hype destination. Authenticity and traditional know-how...
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THE KINGDOM OF MANASLU

A natural gem between heaven and earth
In the heart of the Himalayas, the Nepalese region of Manaslu is a natural gem between heaven and earth. Here, Man and Nature coexist since the dawn of time. Humans and animals have learned to adapt and survive under the most extreme conditions. These valleys - still secluded not long ago...
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TOFUKUJI

You can explore a whole new world of spectacular high definition viewing with 4K super resolution. MBS is actively producing archives of Kyoto’s rich tradition and culture in 4K super high-definition resolution. These include images of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites.
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TOHOKU, NATURAL JAPAN

The Tohoku peninsula is located at the Northern end of Honshu, Japan main island. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, it is a land of volcanoes, forests and a rugged coastline where Nature reigns supreme. Local traditions reflect its rough winters with deep roots and a...
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TRAVEL BY CRUISE SHIP : SUNFLOWER FURANO

How would you like to go on a cozy, elegant Pacific cruise on a ferry? We introduce you a new Japanese ferry "Sunflower Furano." The ship's hybrid propulsion system enables high-speed and eco-friendly cruising. The ship offers vast open-ceiling promnade deck with great...
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TRAVELLING NIPPON VIA LOCAL RAILWAY

Travelling by local trains does not only bring you to a destination but the ride itself is a treat where you leisurely enjoy watching the landscape go by from the train window. The Travelling Nippon series take you on a journey to various parts of Japan full of local flavor.
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URUGUAY, THE COUNTRY OF SIMPLICITY

The little known jewel of South America
With its 500kms of beaches, its luxuriant countryside and its historical treasures, Uruguay is the little known jewel of South America. This small country offers a digest of European culture as seen in the architecture of its capital, Montevideo, while paying tribute to its African...
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WASHOKU

You can explore a whole new world of spectacular high definition viewing with 4K super resolution. MBS is actively producing archives of Kyoto’s rich tradition and culture in 4K super high-definition resolution. These include "Washoku" - the traditional dietary cultures of...
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WILD CARIBBEAN

An environment built by winds, birds and waves
The Caribbean archipelago is a string of islands sheltering a bountiful nature. With unwavering resilience, life took hold in these isolated environments transported by blowing winds, migrating birds or washed ashore. Today, these islands offer one of the richest bioversity in the world....
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WUDANG THE MYSTICAL MOUNTAINS

The cradle of Taoism, traditional medicine and martial arts
In the very heart of eternal China, the sacred mountains of Wudang conceal many untold secrets. Between misty valleys and lofty peaks this is a land where time seems suspended and where nature and the arts dwell in harmony. These majestic landscapes gave rise to some of the greatest...
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24x24

Women of courage
24x24 highlights a day in the life of Filipino women who have made their marks in their chosen fields but also broach into their families, relationships, daily struggles, inspiration and experiences that have brought them where they are today.
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A BAMBOO JOURNEY

High energy for a slow trip
Bamboo scaffolding can be seen everywhere across Asia. This essence of wood is also the most versatile construction material for tropical climate such as in Bangladesh. In this overpopulated country there is a huge demand for bamboo which is grown in the north where it is cut and...
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A CRAZY DAY IN CHIANG MAI

Today Mr. Gluzicki sets out to discover Chiang Mai in Thailand. Upon leaving the airport, he is welcomed with a splash! It is Songkran, the celebration of the Buddhist New Year, where the city's streets are transformed into a battlefield for a giant water fight. Everyone is invited...
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A CRAZY DAY IN MUNICH

Today, the city celebrates Oktoberfest, the famous beer festival. Mr. Gluzicki, a seasoned traveler, is quick to adapt to his surroundings, enjoying all the local delicacies - the food: chicken, sausages, cheeses, pretzels…and the beer. Gluzicki makes like a local, dressing up in...
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A CRAZY DAY IN...

A vivid and eventful visit
An extraordinary and spectacular experience seen through the eyes of our host and his various guides, A CRAZY DAY IN... is a collection of madcap city guides. In every episode, we find ourselves in places gripped by delightful insanity. The most humdrum tourist activities - visiting a...
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A HOUSE OF ITS TIME

Asia heritage residences
This 8-part architecture series highlights the magnificent residential heritage houses of Asia like the black-and-white houses of colonial Singapore, the joglos in Indonesia, the plantation bungalows in Malaysia or the country manors in Sri Lanka. Architects, historians and...
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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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A WINTER WITH THE MOUNTAIN NOMADS

Another face of Afghanistan
There is a valley in Afghanistan that has never seen war, a strip of land that unfolds amid high mountains. Here, the last remaining Kyrgyz nomads live isolated,4,000 meters altitude. For 2 winter months, a Western woman stayed in their camps. She arrives there with great expectations but...
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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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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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ANGOLA, THE FORGOTTEN TRIBES

An ethnological marvel
Cut off from the rest of the world and the country’s recent economic takeoff, southern Angola’s tribes have kept alive customs and lifestyles from another age. Very few people have been able to approach the Mucawana and the Mucubal, these forgotten ethnic groups who were last...
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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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ARMENIA: THE LAND OF NOAH

Hidden treasures of Eastern Europe
Infinite horizons. Miracles of nature. Historical cathedrals. Mythological temples. Sacred mountains. Prehistoric mysteries. Art, faith and devotion. Thousand-year-old traditions. These are just few descriptions of Armenia. This country is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea...
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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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BALI MYTHICAL ISLAND OF ASIA

At the end of February, Bali dresses itself in its loveliest attire and resurrect its most ancient traditions to duly celebrate the entry into the New Year. It is a fascinating time of the year to visit the island and immerse oneself in the very heart of an authentic and less publicized...
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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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BANGKOK, CITY OF ANGELS

From modernity to authenticity
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a very modern city that has become a vital crossroads in Southeast Asia. It has inherited a rich cultural past which integrated many influences from the region and while overseeing a quasi-futuristic development it has successfully managed to hold down...
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BOTSWANA: SAVING THE BLACK RHINOS

A host land for a threatened species
On earth for over 35 million years, the black rhino is now endangered. It is estimated that only 3,500 remain and that an average of 1,200 rhinos of all species are killed by poachers in South Africa each year. Over 7 years, Kai Collins and his team have been preparing the transfer of...
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BRAZIL'S CONQUEST

The horse is the common vector to the conquest of Brazil: he allowed the men to venture always further in search of wealth. As centuries went by, horses adapted to the various regions they settled in, resulting today in 10 different breeds. This constitutes the backbone of this series,...
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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 GREAT IRRAWADDY PLAIN

A bewildering mix of civilizations
In Southeast Asia, Burma is celebrated for its legendary beauty. The country is literally divided from North to South by the Irrawaddy River and the plain that borders it abounds with gorgeous landscapes and harbors archeological treasures. When exploring the Irrawaddy great plain one...
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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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CAPRI AND THE ROMANTIC ISLANDS

Fairy tales castles and pristine beaches
The Bay of Naples nestles wonderful islands, the best known being the mythical Capri. With its amazing natural wonders, balmy atmosphere and breathtaking landscapes, it is the essence of the romantic island. The bay also shelters the islands of Ischia and Procida, less visited but equally...
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CHILDREN OF THE WORLD

Dreaming the future
Kids the world over share a common trait: they all like to dream and fantasize about their future and this series lets them freely share their doubts, frustrations, hopes, expectations for their present days and coming years. Whatever their countries, backgrounds or social status, each of...
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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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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

Global warming on the field
Climate change is already in action, as evidenced by the disappearing islands and receding shores. Blind journalist Sophie Massieu sets out to explore the French coasts and inlands to assess the consequences of global warming and meet those who are suffering its consequences.
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CORE

The essence of rock climbing
Nothing is more exciting than exploring a new place. Climbers have figured that out long ago as they would travel extensively to discover new areas to test their abilities on different rocks. Rock climbing rewards those with a creative approach to the challenges presented by nature. This...
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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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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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CROSSROADS

Unusual public transports
Asia is home to some of the most unique means of transportation. Some are relics of a bygone era while others are products of inventiveness in the face of desperation. All of these weird and wonderful machines are icons of a community, embodying a culture’s identity. CROSSROADS is...
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CRYING OUT LOUD

Tears for sale
The role of professional mourners is dwindling as funeral rites get more sober. CRYING OUT LOUD, a four-part documentary series filmed in India, Vietnam, China and Singapore, profiles people who cry for a living.
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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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DEFINITELY FRENCH

A British view on France and its inhabitants
Who are the French? Why are they so peculiar? This country, recently tragically affected, seems to relish standing apart for the better or for the worse. In this short collection, an across-the-Channel director digs into the French paradox by taking an offbeat tour of its quirkiest...
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DESIGN + STORY

Design + Story thoughtfully narrates the romantic, magical, inspired, and colorful journeys of artists. Each episode introduces two artists, side-by-side, in a collaborative narrative on their beginnings, inspiration, craft, and signature style that brought them to fame. Their commitment...
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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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DREAM BEACHES OF THE ANDAMAN SEA

Heavenly islands
Southwest Thailand is full of dreamlike islands. Unfortunately, many of them, like Phuket, have fallen prey to mass tourism and consequently lost some of their luster. However, in the Gulf of the Andaman Sea, one could glimpse small pieces of paradise that have escaped the building...
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DRIVE-IN STORIES

The return of the outdoor movie screen
The drive-in was the ultimate symbol of a carefree and newly motorized American youth in the 60’s and 70’s. Even though the changing culture made them disappear decades ago, they have been enjoying a recent revival thanks to many enthusiasts. With screens springing up all...
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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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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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EXTREME TRAVELLERS (HD)

A daredevil's roadbook
The high octane international series is back, this time with more breathtaking images thanks to daring HD camera work. Follow some very unusual tourists who travel to the most beautiful locations only to fulfill their passion for the extreme. They journey to the beaches of Indonesia, the...
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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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FARMERS OF THE FUTURE

Citifying agriculture
Singapore occupies a small landmass with no room for farming but yet it happens to be the "garden city" of tomorrow. Indeed, the intense urbanization called for the testing of new models of citified agriculture; in other words experimentation of vegetable gardens and farms on...
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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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FLORENCE, A GIFTED CITY

The symbol of Italian Renaissance
Florence is the symbol of the Italian Renaissance and one of the most exquisite cities in the world. This jewel of Tuscany owes its unequalled beauty to the colossal fortunes of merchant dynasties, like the Medicis, who hired the services of the greatest artists and geniuses of their time...
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FOR ART’S SAKE

Mixing the old with the new
From the jungles of Borneo and Papua, the cultural bylanes of Indonesia and Thailand, from the age-old Geisha tradition in Japan to bold experiments in Singapore, outstanding people are breaking new grounds and pushing the limits, just FOR ART’S SAKE.
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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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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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GOURMET EXPLORERS

A tasteful tour of France
Every region of France has its visual and cultural identity but, more importantly for any gourmet, its gustative peculiarities. From oceanic Brittany to Mediterranean Provence, even the most seemingly simple dishes conceal secrets and know-how that are being uncovered for you by young...
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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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GREENLAND: WHERE ICEBERGS ARE BORN

The white adventure of a father and his 2 sons
Somewhere in the Great North there is a secret place where icebergs are born. This is where the icecap frees them and let them drift as ephemeral giants of the oceans. Pierre and his two sons, aged 11 and 15, have decided to reach this magical location. This 400 kms journey will see them...
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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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HANIEF, LORD OF KASHMIR

Job hopping in the Himalayas
Mohamad Hanief shares his life between the valley of Kashmir, where his family resides, and Gulmarg, a mountain resort perched at an altitude of 3000 meters on the slopes of the Himalayas. Despite being located in one of the most militarized area in the world, Gulmarg is very popular year...
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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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HEDONISTIC HAVANA

The country of revolution and music
Havana, capital of Cuba, is an exceptional town. From the Conquistadors to the Revolutionaries, it has been at the crossroads of American and African cultures. Its history also follows the steps of the great movie stars of Hollywood Golden Years or the ghosts of Al Capone, Meyer Lansky or...
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HIMALAYAS, THE LOST VALLEYS OF PALDAR

The majesty of the mountains
In the heart of the Himalayas, there are still some forgotten valleys such as those of Paldar. Hard to reach, they were known for their sapphire mines, but the 1990’s Kashmir conflict plunged into oblivion this singular region nicknamed "the Himalayan Switzerland" because...
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HOME

My roots are here
Home. There is no place like it anywhere in the world. Cooking, eating, resting… it is at home that the simple activities of life occur, forming the everyday scenes that however differ from place to place. Homes could be mud huts in the grasslands, bamboo houses over the waters or...
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HOMES OF BRAZIL

Welcome into my world
In Brazil, every city has its own atmosphere, style and charm. You can visit all the landmarks you want but how often are you allowed to enter private homes? Who wouldn’t want to push open some of these closed doors to peek inside and discover firsthand what’s behind the...
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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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HORSES BY THE THOUSANDS

A gaucho celebration
Every year, in Tacuarembo, in the north of Uruguay, the gauchos gather to celebrate their culture and traditions. This event is called the “patria gaucha". For a week, they engage in all sorts of equestrian games, for all to see that they are the best horseriders in the world....
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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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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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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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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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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GURU NANAK

The Sikh religion founder
“Man is not born free. He is born to free himself.” This sentence is attributed to the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. This film is about the last great monotheistic religion that was born in the 15th century in the region of Punjab, Pakistan. Guru Nanak is the first spiritual...
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IN THE HEART OF THE MEKONG DELTA

A vital plain
Formed by the muddy deposits carried by one of the biggest river in the world, the Mekong delta is characterized by its extraordinary fertility. Here Nature is overwhelming and the vegetation exuberant. Its 9 branches delineate a vast and extremely fertile plain crossed by a dense network...
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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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INSIDE ISLAM

Understanding 1.6 billion people
Islam is very much in the zeitgeist and the center of attention the world over. Yet, this is a religion that many barely know. INSIDE ISLAM provides an opportunity to better understand this religion though extensive journeys to 15 Islamic countries. The series addresses questions such as...
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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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IREZUMI, THE JAPANESE ART OF TATTOO

The body as a canvas
Because of its association with the obscure world of the yakusas – the Japanese mafias – the traditional art of tatoo, known as Irezumi, is a contreversial component of Japan’s cultural heritage. It is nevertheless a source of fascination and a striking illustration of...
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ISLAND OF THE KING BUFFALO

A 52’ Documentary in HD
Marajo is the world’s biggest river island, nestled at the mouth of the Amazon. This is a place out of time where being laidback is a way of life. People brace themselves for a hypothetic touristic boom while raising a singular animal which ended there 200 years ago : the buffalo....
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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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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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JAPAN BACK TO THE ROOTS

The Golden Week pilgrimage
In Japan, April means spring, cherry trees blossoming and the “Golden Week”, when people take that rare vacation and use that free time to go back to their roots. The Japanese are fascinated with their history and many of them chose to delve into a past dominated by Samurais...
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JAPAN SECRET ISLANDS

Time travelling in the middle of the Pacific
Japan is composed of four main islands that are a showcase of the future. It is also surrounded by thousands of islets lost in the middle of the sea and frozen in time. The discovery of four of them makes for an exhilarating journey full of natural beauties and spiritual experiences. Be...
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JAPAN: THE ETERNAL WEST

Into the heart of a millenary civilization
West Japan offers an immersion into the heart of a millenary civilization where lifestyle and spirituality have kept all their originality, strength and authenticity. With its luxuriant nature, and under the constant threat of seismic activity, the Nippon archipelago can’t be...
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JOURNEY ALONG THE LOIRE RIVER

Drifting on the river of the Kings
The last untamed great river of Western Europe, the Loire is the symbolic partition between northern and southern France. Drifting from where it originates all the way to where it ends in the Atlantic Ocean is an exhilarating journey through many unexpected landscapes, rich natural...
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KUMBH MELA

The biggest and most colorful pilgrimage on earth
For Hindus, the once every 12 years Kumbh Mela is the ultimate pilgrimage. It is during this event that the Amrita, the precious nectar of immortality, resurfaces from one of India’s sacred rivers. During Kumbh Mela, the city of Allahabâd and its 1.5 million residents inflates...
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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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LAOS

The Land of a Million Elephants
Nestled between Thailand, Viet Nam and China, Laos was for a very long time a country shrouded in mystery, cut off from the outside world. Today, it is a dream-like destination thanks to a population made up of 130 ethnic groups living harmoniously as well as stunning nature and...
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LAOS, ALONG THE MEKONG

An outstanding destination in High Definition
In the shadows of its giant neighbours, Vietnam and Thailand, Laos is one of the best kept secrets of Southeast Asia. Low key but full of treasures, "the Land of a Million Elephants" offers a multitude of exhilarating experiences from the old-fashioned charm of its capital,...
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LEGEND OF FRUITS

The wonders of nature's diversity
LEGEND OF FRUITS is an epic documentary series unveiling the unique stories of more than 40 different kinds of fruits from all corners of the world. Shot across 15 countries and 50 cities, we explore the how and why of our relationship with fruits and our love for them. Thanks to the...
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MADE IN KYOTO

Kyoto's allure lies not only in its shrines and temples or the elegance of the city. For more than a millennium since the year 794, Kyoto flourished as the capital, leading the way in the arts, architecture and commerce. The essence of Japanese culture was born in Kyoto, and has been...
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MAGNIFICA ITALIA

The most beautiful country from above
MAGNIFICA ITALIA is a blue chip “Italy from above” series with a majority of stunning aerial views shot in full HD completed with ground level footage of celebrity testimonies, portraits of local craftsmen, artists, cooks, etc... From Venice to Rome, Sicily and Tuscany, each...
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MAKI'S MAGIC RESTAURANT

A where-to-eat guide
MAKI’S MAGIC RESTAURANT introduces a variety of bars and restaurants in the Kansai region in Japan, from the hottest gourmet spots to small back-alley diners. This on-going show is a where-to-eat guide for tourists, showcasing dishes and food that never fail to open your appetite.
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MARAMURES, A CIVILIZATION OF WOOD

The ultimate timberland
In Nortwhest Romania, Maramures is certainly one of the most authentic and preserved region of Europe. With half of its territory covered with forests, Maramures is home to a civilisation of wood. It is everywhere from churches to houses, from imposing portals to delicate artworks. In the...
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MARKETS OF THE WORLD

Our planet is a giant patchwork of gardens and orchards in which men grow their daily food, depending on the seasons and the fertility of soils. The resulting produces are sold in local markets, sometimes it can be just a few tomatoes on the ground as in Madagascar or overflowing shelves...
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52mnHD

MASTERS OF TEA

A cultural beverage
After water, tea is the most ingested beverage in the world. Although common, tea requires extensive labor to make it grow, harvest its leaves and transform them. Like wine in Europe, there is a deep seated tea tradition in Asia where special vintages, prime growing areas, centuries old...
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MAURICE & RODRIGUES THE QUEENS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

Besides all these blessings, as if not enough, the country has even more to offer: the peaceful and serene sister island of Rodrigues, a preserved jewel of natural wonders. From the capital, Port Louis, to Curepipe and its talented craftsmen, from the famous Tamarin falls to the heavenly...
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52mnHD

MAURITIUS & RODRIGUES

The queens of the Indian Ocean
Mauritius has everything one can dream about: gorgeous white sandy beaches, superb lagoons, exquisite food, perfect weather and a colorful population renowned for its kindness. Besides all these blessings, as if not enough, the country has even more to offer: the peaceful and serene...
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MEETING THE PAPUAN

Culture shock
Kelly Woolford, an explorator, is guiding an intrepid family of navigators deep inside the Wapoga river in Papua, on the Indonesian side of the island once known as Irian Jaya. They have come to meet little-known tribes, such as the Tause, whom Kelly has already stumbled upon. This is the...
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MEMORIES OF OCEANIA

The last aboriginal tribes
Betty and Jacques Villeminot are 2 of the most prestigious pioneers of ethnographic cinema. They have spent all their lives in traditional societies of Oceania. This series centers on their voyages to explore the aboriginal way of life of Papuan and Australian tribes in New Guinea and the...
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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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MOROCCO, THE HEARTLAND OF TRADITIONS

Between the Atlas mountains and the ocean
Dive into the richness, magic and beauty of Morocco: the enchanting palm groves, the magnificent palaces, the bustling and colorful souks. This journey into traditions and history will take you from the imperial cities of the North to the Ksars, the legendary fortresses of the South....
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NAMIBIA, TIMELESS AFRICA

The ever changing country
Little-known and strikingly beautiful, Namibia amazes by the vastness and splendor of its endless landscapes. To survive under such a harsh climate, life here had to adapt: a day of wind or an hour of rain is all it takes to change the scenery dramatically. From scorching red deserts to...
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NATIVE VISIONS

The insiders' point of view
The collection NATIVE VISIONS seeks to help those peoples that are threatened with cultural extinction by recording their history and creating an account of their oral literature, cultural knowledge and ancestral traditions. The film-making uses an unusual approach by inviting the native...
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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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NAURU THE LOST ISLAND

A riches to rags story of wasted resources
Lost In the Pacific Ocean, Nauru island is deemed the smallest republic in the world. The island spread only over 21 square kilometers but its 10,000 inhabitants grew rich in the 70’s thanks to large reserves of phosphate. 20 years later it is all gone and Nauru is totally broke....
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NECESSITY, MOTHER OF INVENTION

Making ends meet in Vietnam
In the heart of Vietnam, Mr. Quang has developed treasures of imagination to overcome his lack of financial means and make a decent living for his family. He found ingenious solutions to make the best out of the natural resources around him: he produces biogas from his pigs manure, feeds...
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NICARAGUA, NATURAL BEAUTY

A temple to biodiversity
Nicaragua is a temple to biodiversity. It’s a land made of lakes, volcanoes and a dense tropical jungle. Its friendly people, living in colonial towns, are better approached through the local legends, songs and poetry which tell of a rich history. It’s a land blessed with...
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NOMADS, THE GENERATION AFTER

The Himalayas today
In the Indian region of Laddkah, into the heart of the Himalayas, a few thousands nomadic sheppperds still live with their herds at an altitude of 4500 meters. Through the daily life of a Tibetan family, we try to understand the deep changes these people are confronting. Their 14 year old...
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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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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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NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS, LIVING CATHEDRAL

Before the disaster
Notre-Dame de Paris has been a landmark in the heart of Paris since 1163. Close to 15 million pilgrims and visitors coming from all over the world has made it the most visited monument in Europe. A gothic piece of art, Notre-Dame de Paris is first and above all “the House of God and...
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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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OF MEN AND MOUNTAINS

A fragile environment
The mountains are assuredly a fragile environment that encompasses adventure, heritage, science, wildlife, research for tomorrow.
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ON THE WINE ROAD

The world most beautiful and unusual vineyards
Over the years, a wine culture has emerged almost everywhere in the world and is no longer limited to France or Italy. To make great wine depends not only on the characteristics of the soil but also on factors such as climate and latitude. Whether in India, New Zealand or Argentina,...
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PATHFINDERS

Travelling with a difference
It is no longer acceptable to use the world’s most beautiful locations as playgrounds without paying attention to the local people and their ecosystems. Today, outdoor traveling has to be meaningful and incorporate values of sharing and caring. PATHFINDERS follows these new...
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PERU, THE INCA JEWEL

Land of adventurers
Peru is a land of contrast that unfolds like a miniature continent with many different climates, peoples and traditions. For centuries, Peru’s forgotten temples under the desert sun, hidden treasures, imperial tombs as well as a sumptuous and turbulent wilderness have attracted all...
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PLEASURES

The matters of luxury
Luxury is the art of carefully mixing elegance with the utmost quality and this is why luxury goods are an universal source of fascination. These goods require incredibly skilled craftsmanship and know-how in order to transform the sometimes simplest raw materials into objects of...
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POLYNESIA, THE PEARL OF THE PACIFIC

Precious islands
Polynesia… The name sounds like a sensual and mysterious invitation. Ever since they were discovered by the first explorers, these small islands, gently strewn on the vast Pacific Ocean, have fascinated by their beauty and evoqued the myth of paradise on earth. Yet these...
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POLYNESIA, THE PEARL OF THE PACIFIC

Polynesia… The name sounds like a sensual and mysterious invitation. Ever since they were discovered by the first explorers, these small islands, gently strewn on the vast Pacific Ocean, have fascinated by their beauty and evoqued the myth of paradise on earth. Yet these...
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PROVENCE, THE MAGIC OF COLOURS

The country of awe
Provence is not just another French region. It is a lifestyle, a light, a people and an heritage whose beauty has exacerbated the creativity of famous painters such as Cezanne or Van Gogh. Provence is a world of intoxicating smells and mesmerizing colors, with the mauve lavender fields,...
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RESISTANCE

The last of the traditional peoples
In many places on our planet, the last of the traditional peoples are confronted to the forces of globalisation. This collection, RESISTANCE, offers a glimpse into these ancestral societies and their struggle to exist and maintain their differences and precious customs.
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RITOMA

Where Basketball meets Tibet
The Tibetan Plateau is one the world's highest and largest and home to the village Ritoma which inhabitants struggle to keep their nomadic culture alive while embracing modern world, notably in the form of their new found passion: basketball. Helped by an American coach, the...
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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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ROYAL CLIPPER, THE OCEAN’S SAIL

The most beautiful five-master in the world
The Royal Clipper is an exceptional five-master in the great tradition of the sailing navy. This large ship took on board marine environment experts whose mission is to make a comprehensive portrait of the badly endangered oceans. Journeying between ports of call, this film is a maritime...
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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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SAMURAI CASTLES

Part fortresses, part palaces
After 5 years of restoration, Japan proudly celebrates the reopening of the Himeji Castle, a recently added World Heritage UNESCO site. Too often mistaken for temples, Japanese castles are an integral part of the history of the country. Their slender architecture impressed the first...
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SANTORINI, A VOLCANIC JEWEL

The myth of Atlantis
In Greece, amongst the gorgeous Cycladic islands one stands out for its uniqueness: Santorini. No mere island, it is in fact a huge volcano which caldera delineates simply the most splendid bay in the world. Its inhabitants have always lived under the threat of an eruption but, with time,...
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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, VOLCANIC BEAUTY

A cross-cultural land
A volcanic island bursting with sun in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, Sicily is south of the Italian mainland and only 150 kms away from Tunisia. Henceforth, it is a cross-cultural land where Europe and Africa meet and confront each other. The island is define by a rich cultural...
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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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SO BRITISH! ECCENTRIC UK

Quirky ways to have fun
Is it that famous sense of humour or is it the weather? Or is it because they live on an island? Whatever the reason, our British friends have developed all kinds of weird hobbies over the centuries, and they're still at it today, as the UK has become the international headquarters...
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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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SOUTHERN INDIA, GARDEN OF THE THOUSAND FRAGANCES

A journey through time
Overflowing with vitality and excitement, Southern India offers numerous fabulous experiences: lively arts and traditions, breathtaking landscapes, mystical temples and stunning palaces. From Kerala – the garden of India – to the southern tip of the subcontinent, and then...
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SPA SEEKERS

Relax in style
With its exquisite taste and dedication to service, Asia has made spas an art form. So when model and actress Jaymee Ong and her sister Lindsay start a quest to find the best spas in Asia, you know they’re in for a quite a challenge. SPA SEEKERS go to great length, from Indonesia to...
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SPICE TO LIFE

Spice to Life is a colorful, delicious, and touching series, where chefs and restaurateurs share their passion for food, culture, people, and their communities. It is delivered by a cinematic and visually-rich tale of how food has led them to industry fame. These 30-minute weekly episodes...
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SRI LANKA, THE PRECIOUS ISLAND

The Indian Ocean paradise
It has been called the "Teardrop of India" or the "Radiant Island". Sri Lanka, the former Ceylon, goes by many names, all of which well deserved. With its pristine beaches, tea plantations and historical sites, this island located in the Indian Ocean offers a wealth of...
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SRI LANKA, THE PRECIOUS ISLAND

The Indian Ocean paradise
It has been called the "Teardrop of India" or the "Radiant Island". Sri Lanka, the former Ceylon, goes by many names, all of which well deserved. With its pristine beaches, tea plantations and historical sites, this island located in the Indian Ocean offers a wealth of...
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STORY OF A GIANT

Sailing Indonesia
This is the story of a dream come true for Michel Deville thanks to the Suku Konjo, a tribe from Sulawesi Island renowned for its excellence in the construction of wooden sailing ships. The "Waow" is the biggest such ship ever built with traditional methods in Indonesia.
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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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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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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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TASHI DELEK

A teenager conflict between spiritualism and materialism
Tashi is like any teenager: he loves to play football, have fun with his friends and listen to pop music. But, unlike other teenagers, he is also a monk studying at the Pema Tsal Sakya Buddhist Monastery in the Himalayas. Soon, Tashi will face the most important decision in his life,...
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TASHI DELEK (SUBTITLED VERSION)

A teenager conflict between spiritualism and materialism
Tashi is like any teenager: he loves to play football, have fun with his friends and listen to pop music. But, unlike other teenagers, he is also a monk studying at the Pema Tsal Sakya Buddhist Monastery in the Himalayas. Soon, Tashi will face the most important decision in his life,...
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TASTING BRAZIL

The samba gastronomy
Bel Coelho, a celebrity chef in Brazil, draws inspiration from her country’s culinary history. Travelling from one region to another, she unveils traditional recipes and ritual practices that reveal how local gastronomy is a stew made of identities, emotions and oddities. Brazil is...
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TASTY JOURNEY

A culinary tour around Asia
TASTY JOURNEY is a culinary tour around Asia to uncover the many flavours and delicacies that define the very identity of a region, the lifestyle of its people as well as the many ways in which eating habits and cities give shape to one another. Following the tracks of famous Thai foodie...
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TAXI TO ASIA

Follow the driver
Taxi drivers are probably the first people you meet upon setting foot in a new country but also the most colorful and clued-in characters. TAXI TO ASIA is the first travelogue to tap the lively personalities of these informal ambassadors with their huge personal treasure trove of tested...
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THAILAND, THE ORCHID OF ASIA

The land of smiles
Praised for its gentle lifestyle, Thailand is the country of smiles, kindness, exotic flavors and saffron colored robes walking by modern high rises. But what fascinate travellers the most are the country luxuriant nature, stunning beaches, rich culture and genial spirituality. From the...
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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 2 WORLDS OF THE PYGMIES

The forest experts
In North Congo lives one of the last Pygmy community of Africa. Evicted from the deep forests which sheltered them, they have to coexist with the Bantus who are quite suspicious of these little men. Yet the Pygmies’ knowledge of the forest is unparallel and a factor of integration....
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THE AMBASSADORS OF HOPE

One cause, one celebrity
AMBASSADORS OF HOPE is a series about female celebrities that are involved in charities. They may be famous but also committed to the point that they don’t hesitate to shed their polished public image to go in the field to help raise awareness. For these ambassadors, speaking for...
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THE BACKWATERS OF KERALA

The labyrinth of the Gods
In southwest India, the State of Kerala shelters the Backwaters, a dense network of canals digged in the 19th century by the British to irrigate ricefields. Along the 1,800 kms of river banks, hindus, muslims and catholics live side by side in perfect harmony, brought together by work in...
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THE BICYCLE DIARIES

Asia winding roads
Everything goes fast, including our travelling and visiting. But there is no substitute for discovering a country to the “go slow” approach. Journeying at a leisurely pace, one memorable moment at a time, one encounter at a time. And when such an endeavor is undertaken by...
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THE CANARY ISLANDS, MELTING POT OF THE ATLANTIC

The 7 faces archipelago
The Canary archipelago is a popular tourist destination. However, despite the crowds, these islands brutally shaped by Mother Nature have managed to preserve breathtaking landscapes. The Canary Islands lay on maritime routes opened by Christopher Columbus and are defined by their close...
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THE CYCLADES, HIDDEN TREASURES OF GREECE

The islands of Gods
The Cyclades islands epitomize the Mediterranean world: multicolor boulders plunging into the sea, blinding white perched villages, deep blue waters, byzantine chapels, olive fields and goat herds... THE CYCLADES, HIDDEN TREASURES OF GREECE presents some islands which names are a course...
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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 FORGOTTEN VOICES

Endangered Primary Peoples
This collection presents the cultures, traditions and disappearing ways of life of the last hunter-gatherers or nomadic tribes of the world. Each film strives for sincerity, without staging or altering the reality faced by these people. The aim here is to preserve, for future generations,...
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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 GAUCHA PRINCESS

European aristocracy in Latin America
Princess Laetitia d’Arenberg arrived in Uruguay at age 7 when her parents emigrated from Europe fearing a third World War. She immediately felt in love with the open spaces and dreamed of one day running her own ranch where she would raise cattle and horses. Nowadays, Las Rosas is...
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THE GLOBE TROTTER FAMILY

Growing Up Travelling
Carine, Emmanuel and their little Lou are an unusual family. The parents, who are accomplished athletes, have decided to show their daughter the world from her early years while fulfilling their passion for watersports. But they aren’t into senseless travelling and are eager to give...
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THE HMONG HORSEMAN

The Vietnamese mountain people
The magnificent mountains of North Vietnam have always sheltered the Hmong ethnic minorities. This is where they subdued the forest and mastered the art of terrace cropping, shaping extraordinary landscapes with their ricefields. In this rugged terrain nothing can be done without the...
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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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THE LAND OF THE MAHARAJAS

The land of Kings
Rajasthan, known as the "Land of Kings", is the largest state of India. Life for its 68 million inhabitants is still governed by ancestral traditions. Holi, the annual Festival of Colors, is the most famous of them and is the prism by which we discover the legendary land of the...
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THE LAST SALT CARAVAN

The road remains the same
Yunnan Province, in the southwest China, is the very starting point of the ancient Tea Trade Road going to Tibet. It was also known as the southern Silk Road and carries a 2,000 years history. Today, caravans keep travelling this route to trade tea and, most importantly, salt. Indeed,...
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THE MESSENGERS OF ZANSKAR: A MARRIAGE IN THE HIMALAYAS

The union of yesterday and tomorrow
Likden is a trekking guide living in Skaagam located 3700 meters high in the Himalayan valley of Zanskar. After four long years of negotiation with his bride’s family, he is now ready to get married. The preparation of a ritual lasts 4 days and the Nyopas, the spiritual guides of...
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THE NETHERLANDS

With 16 million inhabitants in an area of just 41,000 square kilometers, the Netherlands is the most densely populated country in Europe after Monaco. The fruit of man’s precarious victory over water, it’s an architectural laboratory where windmills stand alongside wind...
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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 OTHER FRENCH GASTRONOMY

Northern France gastronomy
Close to the Belgian border, Northern France was better known for its earthy and basic country-style dishes than for its culinary sophistication. But things are changing and Lille, the main city, is fast becoming a gastronomic capital with new talents emerging all over the region. This...
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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 SALT WOMEN

A life-changing innovation
In West Africa, along the coastline of Guinea, people have been harvesting salt for centuries using fire for the evaporation process. However this vital activity has been endangered by the lack of wood due to the overexploited and shrinking mangroves. To counter this disastrous trend, a...
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THE SAO PAULO MIRACLE

Portrait of one of the most influential cities in the world
Sao Paulo was founded 5 centuries ago by monks. Today, it is home to 20 million inhabitants. The city had to face unsustainable population growth to become one of the most influential cities on the planet. By meeting some of the personalities that contribute to its reputation in many...
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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 SEYCHELLES PARADISE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

The Seychelles are like a collection of postcards. This Garden of Eden, spread over dozens of islands, is the quintessence of a gentle way of life, harmony and beauty. Here Nature reigns supreme. With its sumptuous underwater ecosystems, its bird sanctuaries and renowned natural reserves,...
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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 TRACKS TO TIMBUKTU

Doorsteps to the desert
Mali may make the news for civil and religious strife but this film offers a peek into a world still lingering on the beauty of its traditions.​​ The country is home to the stunning Bandiagara cliffs, the banks of the Niger river and to the mysterious Dogon people. There is the fabulous...
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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 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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TOKYO THE PHOENIX CITY

Razed, burned, bombed yet still vibrant
Tokyo is the city of superlatives. This ultramodern and vibrant city is one of the most densely populated in the world. It is also a beacon to performance and dynamism with its sea of skyscrapers, gigantic parks, huge shopping centers, blinding neons and artificial islands. But for all...
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TRAVEL & SENSES

The feel good series
Travelling means something different for everyone, but this series is a definitive must-see for those who favor being pampered in idyllic locations, having their desires met and their senses fulfilled. First, you’ll be taken to an exclusive location, generally a hotel/spa located in...
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TRIBES OF THE HIMALAYAS

Living high
The Himalayas are more than a playground for trekkers or the landmark for the most memorable climbing achievements. Hard to reach valleys, such as Ladakh or Paldar, are hidden amongst these gigantic mountains and shelter various tribes who have managed to live in the most inhospitable...
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TURKEY, THE GATE TO THE ORIENT

The beauty of a country between ancient and modern
At the crossroads of two continents, Asia and Europe, Turkey is a true melting pot of cultures. It is also gifted with many natural wonders. Modern and ancient, urban and natural, spiritual and hedonistic, this vibrant and hospitable country offers an amazing diversity. From Istanbul to...
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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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TUSCANY, LA BELLA ITALIA

A region epitomasing beauty and history
Tuscany is most certainly the area which stands out in Italy as the definition of beauty, culture and history. Although it is too often reduced to its capital, Florence, this film aspires to unveil a more diverse region. Nestled between the Mediterranean and the mountains, Tuscany offers...
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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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VIETNAM, A CELEBRATION OF THE SENSES

From terrace rice fields to Halong Bay
From southern Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) to the famous Mekong Delta, and then North toward the Tonkin Gulf and Hanoi, Vietnam is stretching itself like a dragon along the sea of China. Vietnam is the cradle of an exceptional civilization which has managed to preserve its royal cities...
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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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WELCOME TO

A world of traditional sports
Through the ages, many countries have developed traditional sports and martial arts, some of them still barely known. From China or Thailand to Iran, Burma, Greece and India, this series stands at the crossroads of cultural heritage and way of life by revealing, in a striking style, the...
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WHAT WILL BE TOMORROW? FAMILY

Uderstanding and contemplating the world
This collection of vignettes is about studying and understanding family life around the world, from Egypt to Cambodia and Senegal. How do families function in different countries? How are they structured and organized? How do they see their future?
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WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE ? BECOME ADULT

Uderstanding and contemplating the world
This collection of short vignettes is all about the youth of the world. How youngsters, those aged between 15 and 20, see their current situation? How is their daily life? What are their dreams? How do they contemplate their future?
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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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WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE? WOMAN

Uderstanding and contemplating the world
Because they give birth, women have alway been assigned a special status and function in human societies. This collection of short vignettes takes a look at the daily life of women around the world. Are they happy with their situation? What are their expectations?
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WHERE PEOPLE READ

Unusual libraries
In various countries in Asia, bookmobiles provide books for those who do not have libraries readily accessible or reading material at their fingertips. Imagine what it would be like if you had to wait for a bookmobile to come around once a week just so you could spend a few hours pouring...
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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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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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WINEMAKERS OF THE NEW WORLD

Blending Old World tradition with New World innovation
Three French winemakers have left their country to venture on the shores of the Pacific where the new frontier of wine extends from Australia to the United States and Chile. They brought with them an ancestral know-how which they adapted to local conditions. Down the road, they found...
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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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WORLD DISCOVERIES

A testament to the incredible richness of human cultures
In a few dozens of years, our planet has gone through more dramatic changes than at any time of human history. Globalization is here and economic as well as technological progress lead to standardization all around the world. Yet cultural differences and diversity are still there to...
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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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A WORLD TOUR OF MARTIAL ARTS

At the crossroad between sport and culture
Many countries have developped traditional martial arts, some of them still barely known. With its quirky and high voltage style, this series explores the links between these disciplines and the history of the countries where they emerged. From Thailand, Brazil, Senegal or Japan, WELCOME...
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ANCIENT AMAZON

Searching for the African source of a South American river
This is the account of an expedition searching the original source of the Amazon… in the African Sahara! Indeed, the Amazon didn't always fly eastward from the Andes to empty into the Atlantic. South America was once part of Gondwana, an ancient "supercontinent" that...
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ASIEMUT

A man. A woman. 8000 kilometers in Asia.
We face so many choices in our everyday life and each one of us is on his own journey, following his own direction. For Olivier and Melanie, their journey is literally an 8000 kilimeters long adventure. In the same spirit as Sean Penn’s box office hit "Into the...
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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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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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KIDS OF THE WORLD

«You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see to what point your life is different from theirs. And, seen from another point of view, it’s amazing how all the children in the world are alike; as if they were all brothers and sisters. so why don’t we go and meet them in...
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LEGENDARY BEACHES

Sea, sand, dreams and reality
Copacabana... Saint-Tropez... Goa…. Phuket... The mere mention of these names brings up images of sun, holidays and a complete change of surroundings. In the public consciousness, these famous beaches have come to symbolize dream destinations everyone wish to visit one day. Through...
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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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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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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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PARAIBA MEU AMOR (LONG VERSION)

The soul music of Northeast Brazil
Northeast Brazil moves to the beat of “forró”, a music that is an integral part of the life and culture of the region. PARAIBA MEU AMOR explores the history, presents interviews and covers live sessions to understand how this music came to represent the spirit of 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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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...
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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 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 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 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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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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THE LAST SHANGRI-LA

The price of beautiful landscapes
The chinese countryside is all about water and bamboo. Rice paddies are everywhere and mountains seem to float. Indeed, the men tamed the water flowing down the peaks using a bamboo-pipe irrigation system and started to grow rice in an unusual altitude far from any river. The result is an...
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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 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 ROOFTOPS OF PARIS

The inaccessible heights of the City of Lights
This visually striking documentary takes you to a fascinating land perched high above the streets of Paris. Moving from one roof to another, you will meet the people who work on the roofs and those who design or paint them... There are also those who break the law to roam the city...
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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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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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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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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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