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FRENCH MASTERS OF WINE

The miracle combination of nature and man's know-how
Wine is more than just the simple fermentation process of grape juice. It is the result of a miracle marriage between a gift of nature and human expertise. Nowadays, wine is part of the cultural and gastronomic heritage of France and vineyards are shaping the landscapes of well-known regions such as Burgundy, Bordeaux or Alsace. This films takes us to the most prestigious grands crus to meet the men and women behind the nectars connoisseurs the world over rave about.
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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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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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SANTORINI, A VOLCANIC JEWEL

The myth of Atlantis
In Greece, amongst the gorgeous Cycladic islands one stands out for its uniqueness: Santorini. No mere island, it is in fact a huge volcano which caldera delineates simply the most splendid bay in the world. Its inhabitants have always lived under the threat of an eruption but, with time, they have learned to tame it. They have built villages of surreal beauty resting on top of dizzying cliffs. But Santorini also encompasses magnificent beaches made of volcanic sand or antic cities that take you back to the myth of Atlantis.
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LOVE IN THE CITY

Capital romancing
Our cities are made of stones, shaped by wars, emperors or presidents, designed for business, politics or faith. But there might be another way to tell the story of our streets, buildings and monuments. Nowadays, lovers travel the world to share their love and thus create a new romantic topography of cities. Our journeys will show how love shapes the environment and what lovers need to know today to prepare for the perfect romantic holiday in Paris, Mexico City, Rio and New York.
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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. They surprise us by the colors they use, their shapes from the most traditional to the most eccentric. Mollusks deserve a second chance to better the first impression since their world is truly one of a kind.
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HOME

My roots are here
Home. There is no place like it anywhere in the world. Cooking, eating, resting… it is at home that the simple activities of life occur, forming the everyday scenes that however differ from place to place. Homes could be mud huts in the grasslands, bamboo houses over the waters or wooden ones in the mountains. All of them reflect a culture, a people and way of life. How do the architecture and furnishings reflect the local geography, climate and customs? How does the residents’ way of living embodies their notions about homes? What hopes and ideals do people uphold with regard to their homes? This very unique series unveils the philosophies of living for Asian families from Burma to Japan and the Philippines to Korea.
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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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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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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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MIGRANTS

A 2-year journey from misery to disenchantment
2013. Five young Afghans decide to take a shot at a better life and migrate to Europe, more specifically Paris their dream destination. Then begins a two-year 12,000 kms long journey, across six borders and full of first times: the ocean, girls in mini-skirts, bars, skyscrapers… What they only saw on TV is suddenly becoming real. It will be 2 years of hope and misery, successes and failures but always in clandestinity. In the end, only two of them reach Europe while the others are sent back to their Afghan fate. However, for all begins a time of disenchantment. MIGRANTS is a striking documentary putting faces on the human tragedy currently submerging Europe.
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GROWING UP IN THE SAVANNAH

The school of wildlife
For the emblematic African wildlife, the long road to adulthood is paved with multiple obstacles. But the dangers vary considerably from one species to another as well as the solutions they have to find to bring the most offsprings to maturity. Blessed with more or less thoughtful parents and among more or less united groups, each youngster makes his own apprenticeship until it's time to lead its own life. GROWING UP IN THE SAVANNAH is a tale full of humor and emotions on the school of life in the African wildlife.
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