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THE SEED WAR

Fighting for food independence
Are seeds a commodity or a vital resource to be shared for the benefit of Humanity like the water we drink or the air we breathe? In the near future, farmers might lose the right to plant their own seeds. Indeed, in Europe, a regulation is emerging which will impose strict controls on the use of agricultural seeds. Behind this appropriation stand five corporations already governing half of the seeds market and looking to spread their stranglehold even further. This films travels from India to France, and even the polar circle, to unveil a silent and unknown war which outcome is critical for all of us: that of our food independence.
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TAXI TO ASIA

Follow the driver
Taxi drivers are probably the first people you meet upon setting foot in a new country but also the most colorful and clued-in characters. TAXI TO ASIA is the first travelogue to tap the lively personalities of these informal ambassadors with their huge personal treasure trove of tested tips and tricks to get around Asia's most dynamic destinations. But cabbies are also representative of a city's working class and following them allows us to better understand the common man’s pains and hopes. They show us that living in a big bustling city isn't always a bed of roses and give us a reality check on how people are living today in Asia.
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JAPAN BACK TO THE ROOTS

The Golden Week pilgrimage
In Japan, April means spring, cherry trees blossoming and the “Golden Week”, when people take that rare vacation and use that free time to go back to their roots. The Japanese are fascinated with their history and many of them chose to delve into a past dominated by Samurais and Shoguns. During this golden age, the “country of the rising sun” enjoyed an extraordinary cultural and artistic awakening. In the steps of present Japanese we discover a unique civilization marked by a philosophy, the Zen, and the code of honour of the glorious Samurais.
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DA VINCI UNFULFILLED DREAM

The master's uncompleted architectural capstone
In his last years, Leonardo Da Vinci started to work on his ultimate masterpiece: the plans of an extravagant royal palace in Romorantin, a village that was meant to become the new capital of France. Preliminary work began but the building never got off the ground. On the basis of Leonardo’s drawings, this film takes us to London, Milan and Romorantin. With the help of the best specialists it will achieve the unthinkable: the CGI reconstitution of what should have been the ideal city as imagined from the great Italian genius.
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CRYING OUT LOUD

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

An ethnological marvel
Cut off from the rest of the world and the country’s recent economic takeoff, southern Angola’s tribes have kept alive customs and lifestyles from another age. Very few people have been able to approach the Mucawana and the Mucubal, these forgotten ethnic groups who were last mentioned in travel books dating back from the 30’s.
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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 veterinarian, biologist, forest ranger, dog handler, firefighter, even astronaut but they all share a dedication to preserving our natural heritage. They are unstoppable, working through tropical downpour, in freezing temperatures on the highest snowcapped peaks, or under the scorching sun. This series demonstrates that despite being nature’s greatest threat, humanity can also be its best protector. Also available in 10x52' in French
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CAPRI AND THE ROMANTIC ISLANDS

Fairy tales castles and pristine beaches
The Bay of Naples nestles wonderful islands, the best known being the mythical Capri. With its amazing natural wonders, balmy atmosphere and breathtaking landscapes, it is the essence of the romantic island. The bay also shelters the islands of Ischia and Procida, less visited but equally captivating for the dolce vita enthusiasts. Slightly off the tourists’ path, they offer idyllic villages, fairy tales castles and pristine beaches. A little further away the island of Ponza is literally a wild paradise preserved by its remoteness. A journey for the lovers of beauty.
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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 civic rights movement in the USA, the independence of African countries and the bloody civil wars of the 70’s in Central America. Everywhere they’ve been on the side of the poorest and the persecuted, often paying the price for it with their blood and freedom. TRAILBLAZERS IN HABITS is a deeply moving portrait of these nuns. This absorbing chronicle spans 100 years and several continents to relate the intelligence, tenacity and compassion of these early feminists. It weaves together the nuns own affecting accounts of imprisonment and personal struggle with never before seen archival footage and poignant reminisces from the beneficiaries of their work.
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FLAVORS OF FRENCH RIVIERA

Outstanding destinations. Unforgettable memories.
From the beaches of Saint Tropez, the Cannes Film Festival or the Monte Carlo casino, the French Riviera exudes luxury, glamour and dolce vita. But this maritime part of Provence is also very authentic with surprising places teeming with creative people, craftsmen of extraordinary talent, well preserved natural wonders and deeply rooted traditions. Also known as the "Côte d’Azur", the French Riviera is completely different from its Italian and Spanish counterparts, offering a wide range of pleasures and sensations ranging from straightforward to the exquisite.
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CHILD LABOR IN BOLIVIA, THE BROKEN TABOO

A scandal or a necessity ?
Nowadays in Bolivia, children as young as 10-year-old are legally at work. They can be seen everywhere. If this regulation outrages international organisations, the children themselves and their union that led the campaign in favour of lowering the legal working age welcomed it. This law reopens the debate on child labour. Should it be banned, thus denying a country’s social reality? Should it be acknowledged as a way to provide young workers with some kind of protection? Will the Bolivian example become a source of inspiration for other countries?
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THE IMMORTAL SHADOWS

When entertainment becomes art
Animation is one of today’s most popular forms of entertainment which makes great use of ever evolving technologies. However its origin goes way back, in a long forgotten traditional art that a Japanese shadow master wants to bring to a new audience. His quest takes him to a remote village deep into Malaysia’s tropical forest in the midst of the monsoon, in search of a master puppeteer who knows the secrets of the shadows immortality.
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