New Programs

THE SOLAR SYSTEM [52’]

A journey through space and time

This film is a journey through space and time to understand our origins.

It starts from the creation of our solar system, 4.8 billion years ago, takes us through the changes and the evolutions that it underwent until today, and looks at its future.

FLAVORS OF THAILAND, THE PARADISE ISLANDS [52’]

An episode from the series
FLAVORS

If paradise exists somewhere on our planet, it may well be in southwest Thailand with dream islands, white sandy beaches that glisten in the sun, and crystal-clear waters.

The Andaman Gulf is home to magnificent archipelagos, stunningly beautiful landscapes, and unspoiled nature in the heart of a welcoming tropical region.

COVID CENTURY [90’]

Preparing for the next pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every country in the world and will continue to shape global politics and our daily lives for the foreseeable future.

Scientists even speculate that this could be the first in a series of new viral pandemics for which humanity must prepare.

This film looks at how to strengthen international coordination to better cope with the next such scourge.

EXTREME ELEVATORS, SKY IS THE LIMIT [48’]

A sophisticated and high-performance equipment

The elevator is an invisible means of transportation and yet the most used in the world. Every day, more than a billion human beings take them.

Since its creation in 1853, it has followed the industrial evolution and accompanied new technologies. Today, it is a sophisticated, high-performance piece of equipment.

When we enter an elevator, we are far from imagining all the innovations it has benefited from over the past decades.

ALEXIA COOKS FRANCE [4x52’]

Traditional recipes reinvented

Alexia loves the terroirs and is committed to the preservation of nature.

She travels around France to meet men and women who have decided to produce in a sustainable way.

These encounters allow her to take up a challenge: to reinvent and reinterpret traditional recipes by cooking responsibly.

CHINA: MY WIFE HAS SOCIAL CREDIT [52’]

Life in points

China has recently introduced a social credit system. In every moment of everyday life, one must now think of how to maximize one's points or lose as few as possible.

This film follows a couple in this Orwellian world where nothing escapes the eye of Beijing and its immediate sanction, and how it affects intimate and social relationships.

PARMESAN, THE GRATE WAR [52’]

The second most counterfeited food product in the world

Is Parmesan cheese a luxury product or a mass-market food? In any case, it is a product whose production has been jealously guarded for centuries in the Po Valley in Italy. Thefts of whole wheels have multiplied there, and a parmesan cheese bank has even been created in an ultra-secure place.

While certain production methods are under debate, the United States, a country with little regard for Protected Designation of Origin and traditions, offers a US version of the famous Italian cheese.

The second most counterfeited food product in the world, Parmesan has flooded restaurant tables and supermarkets.

WINONA RYDER, FIGHTING DEMONS [52’]

Hollywood's anti-hero

Sensitive. Fragile. Crazy. Although Winona Ryder resists labels, the image of the outsider follows her all the way to the red carpet.

At 17, she was already one of Hollywood's greats, but after being convicted of shoplifting, the young talent went quiet.

Now in her mid-40s, she is suddenly back, the anti-hero of Hollywood.

FLYING: THE CHANNEL CROSSING [52’]

A daredevil's challenge

110 years after the first air crossing over the English Channel, Franky Zapata took up the same challenge with his invention, the FlyBoard Air, a hoverboard powered by gas turbines.

We follow him and his team as they prepare for this physical and technological endeavor.

ANGELA MERKEL, A LEGACY THROUGH TIME [90’]

16 years at the helm of Germany

Angela Merkel embodied Germany for almost two decades carrying an image of stability and rationality. What are the secrets of her longevity?

Born in East Germany, she started as a biologist and, eventually, became the most powerful woman on the planet. In this film, Angela Merkel herself gives a unique insight into her career.

Barack Obama, Theresa May, Christine Lagarde and many other world leaders who have worked with her shed new light on one extraordinary woman.

DEAR PLASTIC [52’]

Our ambiguous relationship with this indispensable material

Since the 1950s, plastic has revolutionized our lifestyles. It is now part of our daily life for good and bad, like the pollution of the oceans and its impact on our health.

Shot as an intimate love-hate letter to plastic, this film questions our ambiguous relationship with this material and comes to the fundamental question: are we ready to do without it?

THE MAN WHO DEFIED AMERICA [52’]

The 30 years showdown between General de Gaulle and the USA

The hostility of the United States towards General de Gaulle is not a secret anymore. Successive American administrations tried everything to subdue him without ever succeeding, using media manipulations or clandestine financing of his opponents to name a few strategies.

The showdown between the General and the USA would last 30 years.

This film explains the reasons behind this antagonism thanks to declassified archives and new testimonies. For the first time, it is now possible to recount this secret war that pitted de Gaulle against America from 1940 to 1969.