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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 pioneer Hans Hass explored the wreck and documented the beginning growth of corals. Thirty years later he returned, filming the same positions again for comparison. The metamorphosis from wreck to reef was on its way.

Sixty years after the Umbria sank, Erich Proell, another living legend of underwater filming, visited the wreck that had meanwhile turned into a veritable reef.

52mn
  • Format one-off
  • Available versions Italian / French / English
  • Director Sabine Holzer, Erich Pröll
  • Authors Sabine Holzer, Erich Pröll
  • Producer ORF
  • Rights TV & Inflight / Worldwide except North America, German speaking Europe, UK & Irland

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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52mn4K

CASTLE TOWERS IN JAPAN

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

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

The heartbraking reunion
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MEMOIRS OF AN ELEPHANT

Reminiscing 60 years of adventures
This elephant is almost 60-year old, he is huge but weary. Like all the ancients, he now lives on his own accompanied by his many memories. So many things has happened in his very long life. There were the joyful youth years, the struggle to hold his rank within the group before quitting...
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NORTH KOREA VS USA: A NUCLEAR CHICKEN GAME

The winning survival strategy of the Kims
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RWANDA, LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS

A condensed version of the African continent
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SHUKLAPHANTA, THE OTHER WILD NEPAL

A successful coexistence between man and animal
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SICHUAN, THE HEAVENLY LAND OF PLENTY

Pandas, Buddhism and pepper
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THE CAIMAN AND THE DOOMED SWAMP

The dry season ordeal
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THE CLAN OF THE BABY BABOON

The young and the restless
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THE MASTER OF FORTRESSES

Military Superstructures
Vauban is probably the best military architect and engineer in History. Endlessly copied around the world, his unique system of fortifications protected France from invasions, making Louis XIV the most powerful monarch of his time. The Vauban system consists in an iron belt of 180...
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WORLD HERITAGE CANAL

An architectural wonder and a technical prowess
In the 17th century, Louis XIV financed the digging of a canal connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the second largest construction of his reign after Versailles. Using the latest technology of its time, the beautifully conceived Canal du Midi is among the oldest functioning...
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52mn4K

1944 LE HAVRE UNDER THE ALLIES’ BOMBS

A war crime under wrap
Three months after D-Day, on a morning of September 1944, people of Normandy woke up in shock. Despite the German offer to evacuate civilians, Le Havre and its inhabitants had been crushed under British bombs in the deadliest bombardment conducted over France during WWII. The Germans were...
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52mnHD

A STOLEN LIFE

Spain is facing a dreadful scandal
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52mnHD

A WILD QUEST IN SCOTLAND

The fabulous spectacle of nature in the rugged Scottish landscapes
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52mnHD

AFGHANISTAN, THE FRENCH DOCTORS LEGACY

An unrelenting dedication
The 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan launched a 10-year dirty war. As soon as 1980, French doctors came to the rescue of the local population at the risk of their own lives. They were appropriately nicknamed “The French Doctors”. Since then, their action has spread all over...
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

AL QAEDA: WORLD TERRORISM

The birth of the jihadist movement
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52mnHD

ALLENDE: AN IDEOLOGY BEING SHOT DOWN

An unwelcome visionnary
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52mnHD

ANGELA MERKEL, THE UNEXPECTED

The world's most powerful woman
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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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52mnHD

ANIMAL STRATEGIES

To live and survive in the wild
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ANTS!

Nature’s superpower
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52mnHD

ARCHEOLOGEEKS IN BAGAN

Bringing the universal heritage back to life
Some buildings, sites and structures are historical wonders. Their very names are legendary and their stories epic and surprising. Yet, these treasures are threatened by wars, financial pressure, property developers and climate hazards. Today, a new breed of archeologists is using modern...
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45mnHD

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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52mnHD

ARGENTINA: CLIMATE CRISIS

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
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45mnHD

ASIAN WATER TALES

A resource for many human activities
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4x52mnHD

AUNG SAN SUU KYI, FREEDOM AS LEGACY

The mother of the burmese nation
This film goes back into the history of Aung San Suu Kyi whose exceptional destiny has inspired the Burmese people. She has devoted her life to guiding her nation to democracy and, after having been assigned to residence for 20 years by the military junta, she is today rediscovering her...
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52mnHD

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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45mnHD

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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52mnHD

BAT & MAN

A mammal that causes leaps in science
Bats were already on earth during the dinosaurs’ era, 60 million years ago, and this incredible species has actually not evolved since. Today, scientific studies of bats have revealed astonishing discoveries in the fields of bionics, disease prevention and containment which can...
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52mnHD

BELMONDO LE MAGNIFIQUE

Between arthouse films and popular movies
With 74 films and 160 million tickets sold, Jean-Paul Belmondo has been the greatest star of French cinema. If the word "bankable" had existed at the time, it would have applied to him. People under 30 don’t know that he played with all the Nouvelle Vague directors:...
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52mnHD

BIRDS OF AFRICA

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

BLACK SEPTEMBER: MUNICH OLYMPICS '72 - THE ATTACK

A page of history written in blood
At dawn, on the 11th day of the XX Olympic Games in Munich, in 1972, 8 Palestinians of the terrorist group Black September climb over the fence surrounding the Olympic village. They head towards the Israeli team’s quarter. What happens thereafter is history: eleven Israeli athletes,...
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90mnHD

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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110mnHD

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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52mnHD

BRAZIL’S BLACK SUN

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

BREATH OF FREEDOM

A paradoxical chapter in American history
At the end of World War II, African-American GIs were stationed in Germany as part of a policy to help rid the country of racism and oppression. That was pretty ironic since strict segregation prevailed in their own country, even in the US army. Accepted by the German people as...
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90mnHD

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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52mnHD

CHAMPIONS OF THE SAVANNAH

The wildlife world records
Every day amazing feats are taking place in the savannah. Everyone knows about the obvious ones: the elephant is the biggest mammal, the ostrich the biggest bird, the cheetah the speediest animal… But can you answer questions like: who’s strongest than a frog? Who has the...
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52mnHD

CHAPLIN VS THE FBI

30 years of feud
One wants to protect America from the red peril, the other wants to entertain it and denounce its injustices. Convinced that Charlie Chaplin was in Moscow's pay, J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI's big boss, kept spying on him for 30 years. Cold war and low blows are natural parts of...
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52mnHD

CHILD IN THE WILD

Unusual pets
This series is about children who have grown up in close contact with nature. Many of them have developed a special relationship with supposedly savage animals, mainly thanks to their parents who work directly with wildlife. From Brazil to Kenya and Australia, each episode tells stories...
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2x52mnHD

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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45mnHD

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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52mnHD

CHINA VS USA, EMPIRES AT WAR

A new conflict for a new century
America’s intelligence community is quietly preparing for a new conflict, one which hasn’t made headlines yet: the Chinese Threat is America’s new war. If Taiwan is today the most explosive strategic issue between China and the USA, there are already skirmishes (some...
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52mnHD

CHRISTIAN DIOR - THE REFINEMENT OF A LOST PARADISE

In 1947, an unknown becomes famous overnight in the fashion world : Christian Dior has just invented the "New Look", a clothing line that gives a new shape to women. Within a decade, the designer will not only revolutionize fashion but also defines it up to today: the...
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52mnHD

CHRISTMAS IN THE SAVANNAH

Truce in the wildlife
Christmas balls, tinsels in the trees and some improbable snow on the ground: this is the unexpected setting for this wildlife film shot in southern Africa during the Christmas period. This is December 25, and everyone has a birth to celebrate: the savannah is full of animals about to...
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52mnHD

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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4x23mnHD

CIVILIZATIONS’ LEGACY

Decoding the stones
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8x52mnHD

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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2x52mnHD

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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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

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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45mnHD

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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45mnHD

DA VINCI UNFULFILLED DREAM

The master's uncompleted architectural capstone
In his last years, Leonardo Da Vinci started to work on his ultimate masterpiece: the plans of an extravagant royal palace in Romorantin, a village that was meant to become the new capital of France. Preliminary work began but the building never got off the ground. On the basis of...
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52mnHD

DIE HOHENZOLLERN

An episode from the series GERMAN DYNASTIES
No other dynasty is more closely tied to the fate of Germany than that of the House of Hohenzollern, a family that has produced German princes, kings and emperors. How have the descendants dealt with the legacy of their forefathers? What paths have they taken? The family itself provides...
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45mnHD

DIE OETKERS

An episode from the series GERMAN DYNASTIES
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45mnHD

DIE OPELS

An episode from the series GERMAN DYNASTIES
The Opels only built cars for thirty years, from 1899 to 1929. But in that short period the family managed to permanently transform Germany by building the first people’s car. From a luxury object for millionaires, the Opels created an everyday commodity that gave mobility to the...
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45mnHD

DIE THYSSENS

An episode from the series GERMAN DYNASTIES
Thyssen – the name is legendary. And there is much more to the name than just heavy industry, exquisite art and immeasurable wealth. The documentary tells the story of one of the most influential German families as seen in the context of German history and looks for the legacy that...
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45mnHD

DIVING WITH CROCODILES

Close encounters on the wild side
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52mnHD

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: PRONE TO EARTHQUAKES

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
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EARTH ON EDGE

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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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45mnHD

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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45mnHD

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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52mnHD

EUROPE ON THE WILD

The next door fauna
From Belarus to France, from the imposing bison to the fragile pheasant, this collection presents the different facets of European wildlife. Even in this part of the world, danger looms everywhere. From wolves in the deep forest to tractors in the fields the struggle for life is a daily...
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4x52mnHD

EXTINCTIONS / SAVED FROM EXTINCTIONS

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

EXTREME WEATHER: USA, TORNADOS AND TYPHOONS

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
For the last decade, the United States have been more and more heavily affected by extreme events. October 2012: Sandy hurricane has hit the east coast of the country, and paralyzed the city of New York for nearly eight days. No less than 131 people lost their lives after the hurricane......
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45mnHD

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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52mnHD

FIFTEEN YEARS OF TERROR

Terrorism recent history
In fifteen years, from the 9/11 attacks against the World Trade Center to those in Paris in November 2015, dramatic and deadly strikes have been targeting Western countries like never before and have changed the face of the world. In between these two major events, the aggressions and...
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2x52mnHD

FIJI ISLANDS

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

FISH LIFE

Small is beautiful
The ocean has its stars: dolphins, sharks, Manta rays, whales; and then there are the others, the humble and the discreet, which can only get the limelight thanks to a Disney movie. Yet, from the clown fish to the octopus, the lionfish to the cleaner fish, without of course omitting the...
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12x26mnHD

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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52mnHD

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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45mnHD

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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45mnHD

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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45mnHD

FRANK SINATRA – THE VOICE OF AMERICA

Meet the unknown man behind the winning smile
The documentary Frank Sinatra - The Voice of America takes us behind the scenes and uncovers the story around Frank's voice: What was Francis Albert Sinatra like as a person, and where lies the key to his success ? We meet the unknown man behind this winning smile and show why...
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

GERMAN DYNASTIES

In the documentary "German Dynasties: The Hohenzollern", Georg Friedrich Prince of Prussia and Karl Friedrich Prince of Hohenzollern give an exclusive personal look at their great names. The film crew accompanied the family for a year. The camera will also be present in the...
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4x45mnHD

GOODBYE MOUBARAK!

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

GREECE: FORGOTTEN BY THE GODS

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

GROWING UP IN THE SAVANNAH

The school of wildlife
For the emblematic African wildlife, the long road to adulthood is paved with multiple obstacles. But the dangers vary considerably from one species to another as well as the solutions they have to find to bring the most offsprings to maturity. Blessed with more or less thoughtful parents...
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52mnHD

GUILLAUME DEPARDIEU, THE STORY OF AN ENFANT TERRIBLE

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

GURLITT AND THE SECRET OF THE NAZI TREASURE

In 2010, while crossing the Swiss-German border, an old man catches the attention of two German tollkeepers. In his luggage, they find 9000 Euros in hard cash. The man is called Cornelius Gurlitt, 79 years old at that time. Authorities decide to keep an eye on him. What investigators find...
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52mnHD

HAWAII: EMERGENCY

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

HERITAGE HEROES

Revamping historical neighborhoods
Whether restoring ancestral homes in China, revitalizing a derelict railway line in New York or renovating colonial seafront buildings in Zanzibar, HERITAGE HEROES scours the world for the people and organizations responsible for rescuing, safeguarding and reviving our built heritage....
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6x24mnHD

HITLER AND THE APOSTLES OF EVIL

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

HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF: A DANGEROUS BOOK

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

HOPEFUL EARTH

Follow Antoine Auriol, Free Kitesurfer World Champion on his trip across the world to meet people who create the energies of tomorrow through unusual ideas. An extraordinary journey in 8 countries to discover fresh solutions to energy and environmental issues
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8x52mnHD

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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269x26mnHD

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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28x52mnHD

IBEX, ICON OF THE ALPS

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

ICONS OF THE WILD

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

IGUAZU FALLS: BEHIND THE SCENES

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

ILE DE LA REUNION

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

ILE DE RE & ILE DE NOIRMOUTIER

An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
In 2010, the Xynthia storm hit the regions of Vendée and Charente-Maritime. Off the coast of La Rochelle, the island of Ré is seriously affected. In the North, the island of Noirmoutier is relatively spared, but remains largely exposed to the risks of sea submersion,...
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45mnHD

INDONESIA

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

INSIDE MARINELAND

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

INTO THE WILD OF BORNEO

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

ISIS: TERRORISM 2.0

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

ITALY: FRAGILE BEAUTY

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

IT’S ALL IN LEBANON

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

JAPAN

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

KARL LAGERFELD, A LONELY KING

Karl Lagerfeld is the most remarkable character in the fashion industry, the most creative and the most media exposed. But who is really hidding behind the dark glasses, the powdered ponytail, the stiff shirt collar and the ringed hands? In this film we meet the true Lagerfeld, starting...
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52mnHD

KIM JONG-IL: THE FORBIDDEN BIOGRAPHY

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

KIM JONG-UN: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY

The heir to the first communist dynasty in History
He is the living God of the 9th nuclear power of the world. He is a Western educated young man and a basketball fan but raised in secrecy to take over the commands of the North Korean regime, the first communist dynasty in history. From him we only have amusing, absurd and sometimes...
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52mnHD

KING OF THE FOREST

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

LADY CHEETAH

A love story
In 1979, Laurie Marker’s passion for cheetahs led her to leave her family, friends and home (the USA) for Namibia in order to save the species. The splendid feline is a hunting machine, the fastest of all land predators, but also a desired trophy for poachers. To protect them she...
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52mnHD

LAND OF THE APES

To live and die free
In the Conkuati lagoon in Congo, an association has undertaken a challenging endeavour: to enable chimpanzees, who have crossed paths with man, to live and die freely by returning to their natural habitat. How can these animals be taught to feed, live together and defend themselves in the...
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52mnHD

LANGUEDOC: BEATEN BY THE WAVES

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

LE PAL

Animals from the world over can be admired in this 50ha zoological park, located in the heart of Auvergne, and which is among the 5 most visited parks in France. Discover chimpanzees, elephants (including two born at Le PAL), lions, tigers, giraffes, bears, meerkats, zebras, and lemurs,...
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52mnHD

LIBERTY TRAIN, NEXT STOP FREEDOM

An exceptional exodus through East-Germany
Exclusive archive footage, reenactments and interviews tell the exceptional story of an exodus that started right before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Starting from Prague, crossing East-Germany to settle in Germany, these refugees were the forerunners of a yet to unfold world-shaking...
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90mnHD

LOG TRAIN TO PARIS

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

MAMA HYENA

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

MIGRATIONS IN DANGER

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

MISSIONS OF HOPE

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

MOVIE STAR ANIMALS

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

MY CULTURAL REVOLUTION

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

NATURE'S SANCTUARIES

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

NORIN'S ARK

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

NORMANDY: NATURE RULES

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

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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52mnHD

OCEAN TEENS

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

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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13x52mnHD

ON THE WRITERS' TRAIL

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

PRAYING MANTIS: AN ALIEN'S WORLD

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

PREDATION!

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

PROVENCE, AUGUST 1944: THE OTHER D-DAY

End of 1943, early 1944, the Allies decided to carry out a double invasion in the North and South of France. Their strategy was to ensnare the Germans. That led to Operation Overlord in Normandy on June 6, 1944, while Operation Dragoon took place in Provence on August 15, 1944, and is now...
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52mnHD

RAMESSES II THE GREAT JOURNEY

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

ROMANIA: DISASTROUS FLOODS

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

RWANDA

An episode from the series HOPEFUL EARTH
Rwanda is the most densely populated country in Africa. It has 13 million inhabitants for only 23 000 km². One of the smallest countries in Africa, but a huge commitment to its nature. Here, we find a fabulous nature that is a treasure to preserve for the “country of the...
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52mnHD

SAVANNAH REBIRTH

The cycle of life
In the African savannah, an elephant dies. Little by little, thousands of animal guests converge to feast on the fortuitous carcass which also becomes a cradle for other species. The splendid images make us forget death and show the wonders of an ecosystem in action. And, by turning back...
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52mnHD

SAVING THE CHIMPS

A sanctuary for broken primates
How did Bobby, the gentle chimpanzee, managed to pull through after years caged up in isolation in biomedical labs? How did space-chimp Emily, trained to test space capsules and rockets, survived her stressful NASA training program? Appalled by such treatment, Carole Noon decided to help...
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

SECRETS OF HISTORY

Exceptional destinies
Why did Cleopatra kill herself? Did Judas betrayed Jesus? Was Napoleon poisoned? Through interviews of historians, archive images and re-enactments, this collection is about the exceptional fates of the most emblematic figures of European history and their greatest secrets.
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100x90mnHD

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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10x52mnHD

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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45mnHD

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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52mnHD

SMALL ANIMALS OF AFRICA

They have one thing in common: you can’t see them when the grass is high. Some are rodents, others carnivores, reptiles or monkeys. One way or another, they suffer from their small size since they have to get by in an environment dominated by giants. They have learned to survive by...
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52mnHD

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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45mnHD

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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45mnHD

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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52mnHD

SWITZERLAND: HITLER’S BANKERS

How could the nazis afford such a long war?
Looking at World War II from the perspective of economics, it is quite clear that the Third Reich was a giant with feet of clay. A series of unprecedented revelations explains how Germany has been able to finance its huge war expenses. The war might have ended in 1943, had Switzerland not...
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52mnHD

TANZANIA, STONE HUNTERS

The Tanzanian subsoil is rich in minerals, including precious stones. Dimitri Manthéakis, a third generation Tanzanian of Greek origin, puts his passion for these stones into practice by operating several mining sites. A few years ago, he discovered a vein of a semi-precious stone...
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52mnHD

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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45mnHD

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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4x52mnHD

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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45mnHD

THE "ACTION DIRECTE" ORGANISATION SECRET HISTORY

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

THE ADVENTURES OF SWALA PALA, THE BABY GAZELLE

Once upon a time, in the savannah…
Newly born Swala Pala is barely able to stand up on its slight legs and with its long eyelashes and upright ears the baby gazelle is strikingly reminiscent of little Bambi, the famous Disney animal hero. Set in Africa, where survival of the fittest is the law of the land, Swala Pala will...
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52mnHD

THE ALBERT GOERING FILE

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

THE AMNEVILLE ZOO

The actors of the animals' well-being
This film is about the daily activities of the 120 employees of the zoo: healers, vets, trainers, cooks... They all work together to ensure the animals' well-being.
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45mnHD

THE ANTELOPES

Among mammals, antelopes epitomize the most dramatic form of evolution. They account for 74 species in Africa. The smallest weights 1.5 kilos and is 0.2 meter high against 600 kilos and 1.8 meter for the biggest. They are all ruminants with hooves and horns but differ greatly in terms of...
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52mnHD

THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME

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

THE BISON OF EUROPE

The survivors
Bison are the largest animals of Europe, the most ancient and the wildest. The only ones remaining live in the last primary forest on the continent. Over several seasons, this spectacular film follows a herd whose matriarch has died and whose leadership has been taking over by a young...
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52mnHD

THE FINAL JOURNEY OF THE ROMANOVS

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

THE 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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52mnHD

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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45mnHD

THE GREAT MASTERS OF PAINTING

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

THE IMMORTAL SHADOWS

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

THE INCREDIBLE AFRICAN WILDLIFE

Everything you always wanted to know about the savannah
Nowadays, images of the African wildlife are a common thing yet audiences seem to never tire of them as they are always a source of wonder and bewilderment. Although one might think to have seen it all, it seems there is still more to learn and discover. This series covers some of the...
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7x52mnHD

THE KINGS OF FRANCE

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

THE MARIE BESNARD CASE

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

THE NETHERLANDS

An episode from the series HOPEFUL EARTH
In this episode, Antoine goes to the Netherlands to meet the Dutch, to discover the experiments or inventions that bring them closer to nature while improving their daily well-being. Holland has an area of 41,530 km² for 17 million inhabitants. It is the highest population density in...
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52mnHD

THE 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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24x26mnHD

THE PREDATORS OF AFRICA

As soon as they appeared, about 60 million years ago, carnivores have seen their survival closely linked to that of the herbivores. Ever since, it has been a never ending chase to adapt between the prey and its predator. The bottom line is that the life of one depends on the survival of...
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52mnHD

THE REAL LORDS OF THE SAVANNAH

What if the lion, a predator known for its fragility and short life expectancy, has been wrongly labeled the king of all animals? Indeed, the hierarchy as we know it in the animal kingdom needs some revisiting. Special attention should be given to those species with incredible capacities...
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52mnHD

THE SAVANNAH QUIZ

Has the zebra white or black stripes?
Is a rhino stronger than an elephant? Why gnus march in line? Which is the only feline living in society? From a zebra’s stripes to the so-called silence of the giraffe, QUIZ OF THE SAVANNAH film will bring a multitude of answers to questions frequently asked about African animals...
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52mnHD

THE SECRET OF THE STONES

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

THE SECRET WORLD OF CRUSTACEANS

The wonders of alien creatures
The sea is home to some strange creatures. Indeed, among the many marine species, there is one very unusual group: the crustaceans. Between reality and fantasy, these animals remained a mystery to man for centuries. Are their ways of life as startling as their appearances? Crustaceans can...
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52mnHD

THE SECRET WORLD OF MOLLUSKS

The wonders of the sea
Mollusks are characterized by an absence of skeleton and a total lack of appeal. They conjure up images of flabby, slimy, almost inert animals. But mollusks play their cards close to their chests: habitat, movement, food, reproduction... everything goes beyond the wildest imagination....
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52mnHD

THE SEED WAR

Fighting for food independence
Are seeds a commodity or a vital resource to be shared for the benefit of Humanity like the water we drink or the air we breathe? In the near future, farmers might lose the right to plant their own seeds. Indeed, in Europe, a regulation is emerging which will impose strict controls on the...
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52mnHD

THE SENSES OF THE SAVANNAH

Sight. Smell. Taste. Touch. Hearing. How do animals use their five senses in the savannah? As one might have guessed, it is impossible to generalize since each specie has developed to the extreme the senses appropriate to its specificities in order to survive; and quite often at the...
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52mnHD

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 TOMB OF THE USSR

A war that changed the face of the World
This film reveals the conflict’s traumas experienced by those who lived through the soviet invasion of Afghanistan. It offers insights into these 10 years of war, suffering and destruction which would lead to the fall of the Soviet Union, the end of communism and the emergence of...
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THE TRUE STORY OF PAPILLON

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

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

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

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

The violins of Holocaust victims return to life
In this no ordinary concert, the great violinists Shlomo Mintz and Cihat Askin appear with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, playing instruments that belonged to Holocaust victims. Often severely damaged, the violins were found in liberated death camps and deserted ghettos after the...
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THE WEATHER IS GOING CRAZY

The key of the climate change conference debate
On the eve of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, let us look at the causes and effects of climate change. An exclusive investigation that will bring sensational revelations about the concerning effects of global warming!
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TIAN ANMEN: THE FORBIDDEN MEMORY

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

This two-hour special focuses on sustainable development and, more specifically, on innovative solutions developped to adress social, environmental and economic issues in a way that does not jeopardize the future of our planet. From Thailand to Senegal and France we follow the action of...
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TOO YOUNG TO DIE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The storks’ long voyage
Popular legends say that when storks arrive to build their springtime nests atop the chimneys of Northern Europe they come bearing gifts: babies for humans and rain to renew the earth. Until recently, the storks' migration route remained a mystery but the development of tracers has...
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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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52mn

CINEMA ACCORDING TO DALI

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

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

One species, two destinies
Evolution has it that some animals left the firm ground to live in the ocean. Among them were the “sirenians”, more known as the manatees and the dugongs, both cousins of the elephant. The manatee population resides in the warm Gulf waters off the coast of Florida. The dugongs...
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52mn

FASHION VICTIM: THE KILLING OF GIANNI VERSACE

The rise and fall of a fashion icon
FASHION VICTIM: THE KILLING OF GIANNI VERSACE is the chilling and mesmerising story of a fashion giant set against the equally extraordinary tale of the life of his nemesis, 27 year old Andrew Cunanan. From the high-octane fashion circuits of Milan and Paris to the drug-ridden underworld...
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52mn

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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52mn

HUMANS: WHO ARE WE?

The uniqueness of man
In this two-part documentary, fossil hunters, linguists and psychologists come together for the first time to explain why humans are so unique. We alone can create spaceships and play music. Why? HUMANS: WHO ARE WE? answers this question and many more through spectacular re-enacted scenes...
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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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52mn

JACKIE KENNEDY: POWER & STYLE

The one and only Queen of America
Time has not dimmed the Jackie Kennedy mystique. Millions of people are still captivated by the details of her life and something more: her impeccable sense of self. As First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy brought beauty, intelligence and much taste to her role. Her courage during the tragedy...
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52mn

LEMURS OF THE STONE FOREST

A unique animal in an amazing environment
In Madagascar, the mesmerizing stone forest of Tsingy is home of 80 species of lemurs. Each species has adapted to its environment: the Sifakas do not need water to survive and can live on leaves only, Red-fronted lemurs are more active than the Sifakas and can cover many miles in search...
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52mn

LIBERTY SHIPS

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

The battle of the swamps
Welcome to a strange territory, one where man isn’t welcome and feels uneasy to enter: the swamps. This autarcic aquatic world is home to numerous species that replay everyday the eternal game of life and death in which the hunter becomes so easily the hunted. It is a harsh and...
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52mn

LIVING STONES 2

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

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

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

The kings of the Seven Seas
Whales, seals, dugongs, narwhals or dolphins: they are the marine mammals, a large family of warm-blooded cousins that has conquered the world’s oceans. They brave storms, cold waters, isolation, predators. They invented sophisticated hunting techniques in order to survive. And this...
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10x26mn

MASSOUD, THE LION OF PANJSHIR

An icon of resistance to the Soviet Union and Islamic fanaticism
Less than 48 hours before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated by two men disguised as journalists. He was an icon of resistance to the Soviet Union and, subsequently, to Islamic fanaticism. Today, the outlandish commander is as...
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52mn

NATURAL WONDERS OF AFRICA

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

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

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

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

OCEAN ACROBATS, THE SPINNER DOLPHINS

Swimming with the most magnificent sea creatures
Glide along through the sparkling blue waters of the South Pacific with the ocean's greatest performers: the Spinner dolphins. Dive underwater where Spinners stay together to eat, sleep and keep each other safe from predators. Join scientists in Hawaii and Tahiti on a journey of a...
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52mn

SCAVENGERS OF THE SAVANNAH

Death is all around
When a wildebeest dies, lions feed on its carcass for days. Soon after, other scavengers come for their share: vultures and hyenas. Over a period of five months, using the latest techniques of macro and aerial photography, this film follows the life and death of wildebeest, to reveal the...
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52mn

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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52mn

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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52mn

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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26mn

THE ABYSSINIAN SHE-WOLF

A dying species survival challenge
Despite their shrill howls, their fur like a fox’s and their resemblance to jackals, Abyssinian wolves are close cousins to European, Asian and American grey wolves. They are also by far the most endangered species on Earth with fewer than 500 still surviving on the high plateaux of...
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52mn

THE ALPS: REALM OF THE GOLDEN EAGLE

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

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

Fear has switched side
Intelligent and tireless, the wolf reigns over all other predators in the northern hemisphere. Once the most common mammal on earth, he has been hunted for centuries and its ranks have dwindled under man’s pressure. Consequently, wolves retreated to deep wild forests or in the...
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26mn

THE HAREM OF THE ETHIOPIAN BABOON

Fighting for reporduction
Near the dramatic cliffs of the high tablelands in southern Ethiopia, live the Gelada baboons. Recognizable by the double triangular patch of bare red skin on their chest, these magnificent monkeys have only one predator: man. The geladas society is organized into harems on one side and...
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52mn

THE HORSEMEN

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

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

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

THE LAST SEAL OF MEDITERRANEAN

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

THE MAGIC TREES OF ASSAM

Secrets of the killer bees
In the north east corner of India, there is an animal so fierce that it is feared as much as the tiger. Yet it is little known. Its life, to this day, is surrounded by mystery. The creature is an insect, a honeybee, but it is no docile domesticated bee. The giant honeybees of Assam are...
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52mn

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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52mn

THE POACHING OF AFRICAN WILDLIFE

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

THE SECRET WORLD OF THE PROBOSCIS MONKEYS

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

THE STRANGE ADVENTURE OF MABEKE THE GORILLA

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

THE TALE OF THE HARE AND THE SUN

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

THE TREE AND THE ANTS

A tropical love story
In the tropical rainforest, trees and ants coexist in an unlikely, symbiotic friendship. Researchers are now convinced that each other could not survive without the other. The ants protect the trees against their many enemies, such as leafeating insects and suffocating lichens. In...
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52mn

THE VIETNAM WAR

A descent into hell
The Vietnam War cost the lives of 58.000 Americans and 3.000.000 Vietnamese. It was a defining event for an entire generation and the most divisive thing that has happened to America in modern times. For over 30 years Americans, as well as the rest of the World, have asked why: why did...
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THE 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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52mn

TURTLES AND TORTOISES

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

WILD WINGS

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

No fear
WOMEN ADVENTURERS features five stories of truly remarkable women. Explorers, pilots or thrill seekers, each set off on an odyssey to a remote and often unknown part of the world. Some found adventure by reaching their goals, be it an unknown tribe or a Forbidden City. Others had...
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5x52mn

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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ZOG AND THE FLOOD

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