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BEIJING, CHRONICLE OF A PANDEMIC [52’]

Life under quarantine

With the COVID-19 pandemy, China quarantine millions and massively monitored everyone else.

This film follows a French journalist living in Beijing with his wife. They were forced to spend their days in isolation with nothing else to do than shopping online, cooking and the occasional visit to their neighbours until the government announced the end of the lockdown. Daily activities slowly resumed but with the threat of the virus still lingering in the air.

The Party has officially won the war.

THE LUCKY ZEBRA [52’]

Some fare better than others

In nature, there are the herbivores to whom nothing smiles right away (barely born already eaten) and others who fare better like THE LUCKY ZEBRA. How else to call this little male born in the dry season who, throughout his life, will enjoy a lucky star.

Confronted with drought, predators, competing males, he always manages to get by. Over the years, he has led without fail and damage the small harem he has patiently built.

But in the end, is it just luck or is this zebra just more cautious, skillful and smart than the others?

THE OTHER FRENCH GASTRONOMY [52’]

Northern France gastronomy

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

This film unveils this transition from traditional cuisine to creative gastronomy steeped in the region’s roots and local products, showcasing another French gastronomy which deserves to be better known.

THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: TREASURE OF THE CARIBBEAN [52’]

Away from the beaches, into the heart of a changing country

The beaches of the Dominican Republic attract millions of vacationers. Those who are willing to stray will discover a multifaceted country and a very welcoming mixed-race people; a country that reveals itself through encounters, in its historic cities, at the gates of the desert, or in the heart of a rapidly changing capital.

But no matter what you do, wherever you go, you will always be accompanied by festive music, called here bachata or merengué.

The ultimate no stress destination, the Dominican Republic unveils its most beautiful treasures.

LA LA LA, A STORY OF MUSICALS [52’]

A playful panorama of an enchanting genre

More than a simple cinematographic genre, the musical is a state of mind, a kind of magic which can touch many things, our memories of course but also unexpected realms.

This film offers a playful panorama of an enchanting genre.

WORLD HERITAGE CANAL [52’]

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 canal in Europe and listed as a Unesco World Heritage site.

THE COLOR OF JUSTICE [52’]

A deadly chokehold

In July 2014, Eric Garner, a black American, died in the street after being violently arrested by a NYC Police officer who is seen pulling him to the ground and chokeholding him. His death was recorded in an amateur video that shows him telling the police repeatedly “I can’t breathe”.

Five months later, a grand jury declined to indict the policeman because of insufficient proof and the case was dismissed.

In 2018, a legal team conducted a mock trial to rectify this denial of justice.

Also available as a 70'

GERHARD SCHRODER, DRUM UP YOUR COURAGE [52’]

The man who revived Germany

This is the portrait of a man without whom Germany wouldn’t be what it is today.

When Gerhard Schröder came to power, his country was depicted as the "sickman of Europe". His actions -which often turned the back to his social-democrat roots- still explain today the division inside the society, the increasing divergence between east and west, rich and poor, politics and society. It cost him his reelection, a risk he was fully aware of taking. But the radical changes he imposed definitely helped Germany to regain its status and succesfully face the various crises of the subsequent years.

Through hard work and discipline, Gerhard Schröder worked his way up from a humble origin to one of the most powerful political positions in Germany. Today his political savvy and expertise are sought after in a world increasingly dominated by populist leaders and autocratic states.

PATAGONIA, NATURE SUPREME [52’]

An untamed and timeless land

Patagonia is a region located on the South American continent, shared by Argentina and Chile.

With a variety of unique and wild landscapes, this region, known worldwide for its large icefields, is a real treat for the eyes.

An untamed and timeless land, Patagonia is all about discoveries and experiences, and promises everlasting memories to those who dare visiting it.

THE CLAN OF THE BABY BABOON [52’]

The young and the restless

This film tells the daily life of a baby baboon and its clan.

There are the boisterous teenagers, other moms with their babies and, most impressive of all, the Leader. And then they are those who covet its place accounting for why young males are constantly fighting to train.

Interactions within the clan are rich and incredibly complex. But, above all, the group is highly organized and united to address the challenges of everyday life: guarding against the leopards, finding food...

FLAVORS [103x52’]

Outstanding destinations. Unforgettable memories.

Discover the richness, magic and beauty of some of the world’s most sought after destinations: their natural wonders and outstanding monuments, their handicrafts and breathtaking landscapes.

FLAVORS is a memorable journey into the traditions and history of countries everyone is dreaming of visiting.

BORNEO DEATH BLOW [52’]

A blowpipe-hunter tribe uncertain future

The Borneo island is home to the Penan, a blowpipe-hunter tribe. They use deadly poison darts to catch their preys and are experts at building rainproof shelters in under an hour. Their survival skills, nomadic culture and traditional knowledge enable them to be the last tribe remaining in one of the oldest and most diverse rainforests on Earth.

However, with around 90% of the forest cut down, the Penan are facing a dire future.