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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 unknown marine ecosystems in order to give humanity the tools to better protect them.

In the line of the pioneering spirit Darwin’s Beagle expedition, TARA OCEANS will share with the public exceptional scientific finds through four not to be missed one-hour documentaries .

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  • Available versions French / English
  • Producer MC4
  • Rights All Rights Worldwide

EXCEPTIONAL TRANSPORTATION : PLANES ON THE ROAD

The race to bigger planes, manufactured ever faster
On the Airbus assembly site near Toulouse, pieces of planes come from the four corners of Europe by air, road or water. Putting together the puzzle of aircraft parts and shipping XXL cargo demand powerful and ingenious technology. This film takes us behind-the-scene of this technological...
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EXCEPTIONAL TRANSPORTATION : PLANES ON THE ROAD (LONG VERSION)

The race to bigger planes, manufactured ever faster
On the Airbus assembly site near Toulouse, pieces of planes come from the four corners of Europe by air, road or water. Putting together the puzzle of aircraft parts and shipping XXL cargo demand powerful and ingenious technology. This film takes us behind-the-scene of this technological...
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LIFE AT THE EDGE

Spectaculer nature of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. shot with 8K and 4K cameras in High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG). Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are among the most popular national parks in the United...
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RWANDA, LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS

A condensed version of the African continent
Today, finally at peace and willing to turn the page on the horrors of the past, Rwanda, also known as “the Country of the Thousand Hills", offers a condensed version of the African continent. There is the usual wildlife with zebras, elephants, giraffes, etc… roaming the...
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SHUKLAPHANTA, THE OTHER WILD NEPAL

A successful coexistence between man and animal
The Shuklaphanta Reserve is the first national park created in Nepal in 1973. This area is exceptional on many accounts including its diverse landscapes, hundreds of animal species - 22 of which are critically endangered. It may look like a mix of Europe and Africa yet we are truly in the...
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SICHUAN, THE HEAVENLY LAND OF PLENTY

Pandas, Buddhism and pepper
Crossed by the Yangtze river, Sichuan is known as the land of the iconic pandas dawdling in its endless forests of bamboos. This mountainous region located in Southwest China is also the center of a rich and sophisticated culture. Led by the much celebrated Chengdu, its millenary cities...
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SPACE TOMORROW

The fabulous journey of a man passionate about the skies
When he took off to reach the International Space Station, the young French astronaut Thomas Pesquet became the new hero of a generation. His exceptional destiny was probably the result of the epic stories he heard as a child: mythical conquests of Space, men walking on the moon and...
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THE CHALLENGE OF BRIDGE MAINTENANCE

Massive constructions under pressure
Even the most basic bridges are engineering challenges exposed to the elements (wind, rain, seawater...) that damage these massive constructions. Intensive road traffic is also a factor of additional constraints. A crack, even a microscopic one, or a rust point in the wrong place can have...
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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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THE SCENE

The biggest scenes in the world of climbing
Moab, Utah: a desert town with massive sandstone towers where climbers test the limits of danger. Boulder, Colorado: the social hub of US climbing. Innsbruck, Austria: the highest concentration of talent in the world. Catalunya, Spain: the sport climbing capital of the world. Filmed in...
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THE TAIGA ERMIT

Deep in the indian Cree territory, in the Canadian taiga, a man has chosen to live in isolation, in the heart of nature and away from the modern world. We follow him in his daily life and in his spiritual journey that leads him to reflect on the evolution of Western societies and their...
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WILD CARIBBEAN

An environment built by winds, birds and waves
The Caribbean archipelago is a string of islands sheltering a bountiful nature. With unwavering resilience, life took hold in these isolated environments transported by blowing winds, migrating birds or washed ashore. Today, these islands offer one of the richest bioversity in the world....
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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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A WILD QUEST IN SCOTLAND

The fabulous spectacle of nature in the rugged Scottish landscapes
This film is an exceptional journey into the rugged Scottish landscapes and its rich fauna. Laurent Cocherel is a naturalist photographer with a 25 years passion for this country. He takes us to secret places to witness the fabulous spectacle of nature through the seasons: hiding for...
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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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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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ANTS!

Nature’s superpower
They wage wars and administer medicines. They are farmers and graziers. They live in a world of coded communications, strict chains of command, secret poison mixtures and prodigious strength. They have inhabited our planet for millions of years and yet no living creature seems more alien...
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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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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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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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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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BUGS FOR BREAKFAST

A solution to world hunger
Juab, a young farmer from Thailand, wants to start an insect farm. Indeed, many countries consume crickets, spiders, cockroaches, ants and many other species and the benefits to such eating habits are numerous. First, insects are plentiful and using them as food could be a solution to...
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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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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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CORE

The essence of rock climbing
Nothing is more exciting than exploring a new place. Climbers have figured that out long ago as they would travel extensively to discover new areas to test their abilities on different rocks. Rock climbing rewards those with a creative approach to the challenges presented by nature. This...
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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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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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DIVING WITH CROCODILES

Close encounters on the wild side
Bernie is a television reporter. He has covered wars, infiltrated jails, shared the daily life of communities totally remote from society and rubbed shoulder with men and women studying the deadliest predators. Adrenaline is his fuel yet he never felt so vulnerable than when facing a Nile...
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EARTH ON EDGE

The successful series is back for a brand new season that goes deeper into discovering climate change consequences all around the world! 40 documentaries about countries facing climate change. People living in Madagascar, in Mexico or in Kenya are suffering from hurricanes, water floods,...
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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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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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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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EXTREME TRAVELLERS (HD)

A daredevil's roadbook
The high octane international series is back, this time with more breathtaking images thanks to daring HD camera work. Follow some very unusual tourists who travel to the most beautiful locations only to fulfill their passion for the extreme. They journey to the beaches of Indonesia, the...
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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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FIFA SCANDAL

After a series of FBI arrests, FIFA has emerged as a totally corrupt organization in the eyes of the world. Rigged elections, World Cup competitions bought, bribes, arrests… the news of recent months has brought world football’s leading body to the ground. Sepp Blatter, FIFA...
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FORBIDDEN PARIS: MEGASTRUCTURES OF THE SHADOWS

Beneath the City of Lights
Everyone has heard about Paris and its architectural treasures. But the City of Lights has many secrets yet to be discovered. Indeed, under its pavement, the French capital hides megastructures in its shadow which are mysterious, dangerous and unknown to the public. Underground...
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FUTUROPOLIS

Mapping the city of tomorrow
More than any city in the world, Singapore is a laboratory for urban development and the best place to figure out how life will look like in the megacities at the end of the 21st century. With extensive computer generated imagery [CGI], FUTUROPOLIS explores the concepts, ideas and...
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GAME LIFE - A RECORD OF CHINA'S E-SPORTS INDUSTRY

In recent years, China's electronic sports is developing at a rapid speed, presenting the miracle of the rise of an industry. From the breathtaking global entertainment to the performance of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, competitive video gaming is becoming a new sport. However,...
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GREENLAND: WHERE ICEBERGS ARE BORN

The white adventure of a father and his 2 sons
Somewhere in the Great North there is a secret place where icebergs are born. This is where the icecap frees them and let them drift as ephemeral giants of the oceans. Pierre and his two sons, aged 11 and 15, have decided to reach this magical location. This 400 kms journey will see them...
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HOPEFUL EARTH

This series follows our host across the world to meet people who develop the energies of tomorrow through unusual ideas. An extraordinary journey in 8 different countries to unearth imaginative solutions to the present energy and environmental issues.
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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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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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INSIDE CHINESE FOOTBALL

The soccer business sees red
« For a European, a Chinese football game has no interest.” Philippe Troussier, French coach of Shenzhen Football Club. “We play football like Brazilians play table tennis; even worse since Brazilians play a better table tennis than we us football.” Li Weifang,...
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INSTANT BADASS

From the street to the cage
Away from the postcard image of Bangkok exists a world of darkness, violence and pain. Operating on the fringe of society, and considered by most to be thugs, some young men meet to fight. Not for money. Not for glory. Just to feel alive. This is not a story about fighting but about the...
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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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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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MANDRAKE

The wizard of unsavory matters
Paolo Mendes, AKA Mandrake, is a charismatic criminal lawyer with detective instincts, who, between cases, gets involved with the most beautiful women. Suffering from personal and professional problems, Mandrake is spending more and more time out in town. But things appear to look up when...
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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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MOUNTAIN HEROES

Up there together
At the feet of the Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, Chamonix is proud of its "Compagnie des Guides" the oldest and most prestigious mountain guides’ company in the world created in 1821. People come from all over the world to Chamonix to ascend the Mont Blanc...
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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, they represent an heritage worth looking after for future generations. From Costa Rica to British Columbia and the Caribbean, discover exceptional ecosystems...
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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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NOWITZKI : THE PERFECT SHOT

His path to NBA glory
A documentary that follows the early career of basketball star Dirk Nowitzki, his relationship with coach and mentor Holger Geschwindner, and their path to NBA glory.
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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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PATHFINDERS

Travelling with a difference
It is no longer acceptable to use the world’s most beautiful locations as playgrounds without paying attention to the local people and their ecosystems. Today, outdoor traveling has to be meaningful and incorporate values of sharing and caring. PATHFINDERS follows these new...
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PICO DA NEBLINA

Marijuana has become legal in São Paulo
PICO DA NEBLINA takes place in a fictional future in São Paulo. Marijuana has become legal and a former small-time dealer decides to make his business official. The transition will not be smooth and competition will be fierce. This series, directed by Quico Meirelles and...
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PLAYGROUND

Dreaming about soccer
Children may live in different countries and cultures yet they share the same passion for football. For the first time, we go behind the scenes of the world’s biggest football tournament for children aged 10 to 12: the Kids’ Football Nations Cup. PLAYGROUND is a picture of...
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PRESCRIPTION FEVER

The health care system in question
The French social security system was 16 billion euros in the red in 2013. Savings for the government can come from lowering the price of drugs. Indeed, every minute, health insurance reimburses 43,800 € for various capsules or tablets. Why is there such an overconsumption of drugs?...
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PROGRAMMED TO KILL

The diseases that puzzle science
This 2-part documentary series investigates the most infamous and deadly tropical diseases: the dengue fever and the melioidosis. Dengue was first detected over 2 centuries ago. It is the world’s most debilitating, rapidly spreading and prevalent mosquito-borne viral disease and yet...
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RAYMOND POULIDOR, THE CHAMPION

The eternal second
Raymond Poulidor was a famous French cyclist who drew his stardom from being viewed as the eternal second in the history of Tour de France. Today, Raymond Poulidor is a handsome, silver-haired gentleman peacefully growing old. He looks back on his career and talks about the glory, doping,...
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RITOMA

Where Basketball meets Tibet
The Tibetan Plateau is one the world's highest and largest and home to the village Ritoma which inhabitants struggle to keep their nomadic culture alive while embracing modern world, notably in the form of their new found passion: basketball. Helped by an American coach, the...
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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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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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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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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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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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STRANGER THAN YOU

Asia through teen's eyes
This info-educational series targeted at young viewers uncovers amazing and unusual customs, rites, rituals, traditions, jobs and even hobbies of teens in Asia. Get an insight into curious worlds and experience the contrast of growing up in neighboring countries.
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TANZANIA, STONE HUNTERS

The chrysoprase, a semi-precious stone
Dimitri Manthéakis, a fifth generation Tanzanian of Greek origin, he has been crisscrossing the country for 40 years in search of precious stones such as rubies, spinels, diamonds or sapphires. Thanks to its local network, Dimitri discovered a few years ago a vein of a...
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TECHNOSEX

How will sex be like in the future?
New technology is everywhere around us. At work, during our downtime and now it’s even invading our beds: vibrating underwear, connected sex toys, sex robots… Ecstasy is turning high-tech. Soon we will experience remote love making, bliss will be virtual and humanoids would...
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THE AMAZING BABY EXPERIENCE

What is it like to experience the incredible journey that takes place during the baby’s 1st year? The baby himself tells you her story and shares her emotions, excitement and surprises that emerge from the daily life of a real family. Through rigorous scientific investigations, we...
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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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THE FRENCH SPIDERMAN VS BURJ KHALIFA

Climbing the highest building in the world
World famous extreme athlete Alain Robert, also known as the "French Spiderman", has been climbing bare hand the tallest buildings on the planet for over 25 years. So when the construction of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai was completed, making it the tallest tower in the world...
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THE FUNNY SIDE OF SCIENCE

The advances behind ludicrous research
How do roller coaster rides affect the treatment of asthma? Do we swim faster in water or in syrup? Hundreds of similar research subjects have won awards at the now famous “Ig Nobel” ceremony, the satirical equivalent of the Nobel awards. But the craziest questions can have...
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THE GLOBE TROTTER FAMILY

Growing Up Travelling
Carine, Emmanuel and their little Lou are an unusual family. The parents, who are accomplished athletes, have decided to show their daughter the world from her early years while fulfilling their passion for watersports. But they aren’t into senseless travelling and are eager to give...
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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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THE PRICE OF PROTEST

The Colin Kaepernick Story
Imagine two of the most emblematic American values colliding: freedom of speech and patriotism. Football icon Colin Kaepernick epitomized that clash when, in 2016, a simple gesture turned him into the most polarizing athlete of our times. While the crowd was standing up for the national...
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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...
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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 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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52mnHD

THE WEATHER IS GOING CRAZY

Flooding erosion, salinisation
Floods, storms and hurricanes seem to be more and more frequent. This film gives an overview of the situation and lists ways to act against this weather going mad. Coastal erosion is worsening, millions are living in flood-prone areas while we are witnessing the first climate refugees,...
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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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TOUR DE FRANCE: BEHIND THE SCENES

A major sporting event and a popular celebration
Every summer in July, the Tour de France captivates the country and a worldwide audience. It is not only a major sporting event but also a popular celebration. Wherever it goes, the Tour employs thousands of people. For several weeks, our cameras have followed these men and women who work...
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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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WALKING THE PATH INTO THE MATTERHORN, A CHINESE STORY

A treacherous and epic adventure
The Matterhorn is one of the most famous mountain in the world thanks to its perfect pyramidal shape and the dream of many climbers. Gugu, one of the very few professional mountain guides in China, wants to ascend the ominous North Face. His journey begins in Chamonix, capital of the...
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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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WAYNE

An improbable and triumphant story
This is the incredible but true story of Wayne Gardner, a kid from Wollongong, a little town of less than 300,000 inhabitants, that no one believed in and who grew up to be the hero who would define an era for Australians. He practiced one of the most dangerous and visually arresting...
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95mnHD

WELCOME TO

A world of traditional sports
Through the ages, many countries have developed traditional sports and martial arts, some of them still barely known. From China or Thailand to Iran, Burma, Greece and India, this series stands at the crossroads of cultural heritage and way of life by revealing, in a striking style, the...
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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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WHO OWNS NATURE?

Who owns nature? Are we, as humans, its protectors or destructors? Mountain goats, bellowing stags, a pack of wolves, forest rangers, farmers, wildlife biologists, hunting opponents and hunters: they are all protagonists in a dramatic alpine play. How should humans deal with nature and...
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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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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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WORLD OF HURT

Want to become a professional wrestler?
WORLD OF HURT shows the blood, sweat and tears that 10 wannabe wrestlers (male and female) go through at the Storm Wrestling Academy, headed by former WWE star Lance Storm. Promoters take his recommendations seriously, so the candidates better be damn good and committed if they want to...
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ZANZIBAR: A PARADISE IN DANGER

Tourism and pollution
Zanzibar is a stunning archipelago in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Tanzania. It is then no wonder that so many tourists have chosen this destination to swim into its turquoise waters. However, this inflow of people has caused a pollution increase and poor working conditions for the...
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Ø GRAVITY: MISSION IN SPACE

The first doc shot by astronauts
One of humanity's oldest dreams has been to leave our planet and explore space. This exceptional film accompanies German astronaut Alexander Gerst (ESA) and American Reid Wiseman (NASA) on their first mission to the International Space Station; from their training around the world to...
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A WORLD TOUR OF MARTIAL ARTS

At the crossroad between sport and culture
Many countries have developped traditional martial arts, some of them still barely known. With its quirky and high voltage style, this series explores the links between these disciplines and the history of the countries where they emerged. From Thailand, Brazil, Senegal or Japan, WELCOME...
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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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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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LIMITS OF PERCEPTION

From macrocosm to microcosm
Albert Einstein said: “It is entirely possible that behind the perception of our senses, worlds are hidden of which we are unaware.” We are indeed surrounded by mysterious worlds, hidden from us because they are too tiny or too vast to be noticed. Scientific and technological...
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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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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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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

SEARCHING FOR LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE?

A hatching of new worlds
Men are born naturally curious of the Universe and the most so are certainly the scientists hunting for "exo planets", the ones outside our solar system. European researchers are far ahead in this field and, in this film, they share their professional curiosity about 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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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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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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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 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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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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THE QUEST FOR LE MANS

The world’s most spectacular endurance race
After finishing twice second behind Audi in 2007 and 2008, Peugeot’s goal in 2009 was to overcome its status as eternal also-ran and recover its lost glory. The new Peugeots 908 Hdi-FAPs did it! A multicultural team of pilots and engineers from different countries came together to...
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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

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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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...
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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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