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BURMA, THE GREAT IRRAWADDY PLAIN

A bewildering mix of civilizations

In Southeast Asia, Burma is celebrated for its legendary beauty. The country is literally divided from North to South by the Irrawaddy River and the plain that borders it abounds with gorgeous landscapes and harbors archeological treasures.

When exploring the Irrawaddy great plain one comes face to face with some of the most stunning marvels left in the world, ranging from the fabulous Bagan temples to mythical Mandalay.

52mnHD
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  • Available versions French / English
  • Producer AMPERSAND
  • Rights All rights / Worldwide

AQUARIUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN

When it comes to aquariums, Japan holds 2 world records. In Nagasaki, you can observe no less than 9 species of penguins while in Yamagata 50 species of Jellyfish are there to dazzle you. This episode take us behind the scenes of these unique marine exhibits.
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BACK TO SEA

The return of shamanic rituals
These past years, the Moken - once knowned as the sea gypsies of Burma – seemed lost in the big turmoil of globalization. They had largely settled, gradually losing their traditions and idendity. Then, and somewhat mysteriously, shamanic rituals resumed after years of interruption...
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BAHIA, THE BAY OF ALL SAINTS

A poetic journey to the origins of Brazil
Menelaw Sete, the "Brazilian Picasso", dreamed of a time when his country was a paradise, populated by people living in communion with nature. The arrival of greedy men from far away has upset everything. He saw the red of the blood they shed and the black of the men torn from...
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BAVARIA BETWEEN PEAKS AND LAKES

A historic European crossroad
Bavaria is a historic European crossroad as well as the largest state in Germany. In the course of time, nature has kept a prominent place in Bavarian life which identity and traditions have seen a revival lately. From the peaks of the Alps to legendary lakes, this film takes us through...
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BOTSWANA, THE JEWEL OF AFRICA

The land of the Bushmen
Nestled in the heart of austral Africa, Botswana is mostly known for its wildlife and the Okavango delta. But it harbors many others natural wonders: millenary baobabs growing in the middle of dried salt lakes, deserts, mysterious rivers running along tectonic plates, somptuous crags...
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BRITTANY, A COSTAL BEAUTY

Wild and mysterious
Wild and mysterious, Brittany is a seductive region. Its sheltered ports, tiny islands, wind-swept terrain and famous standing stones exert an undeniable power of fascination. These diverse landscapes evoke sometimes the warmth of the tropics and other times the harshness of the ocean....
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BUENOS AIRES, LATIN AMERICA EMPRESS

European elegance tinged with South American passion
Buenos Aires evokes tango, football and exceptional meat but there more to it than these attractions. Indeed, the beauty and diversity of its architecture reflect the various influences that made Argentina. From one neighborhood to the next, Buenos Aires offers a wealth of experiences...
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BURGUNDY, HEART OF FRANCE

For the lovers of beauty and taste
Beyond the cliché of Burgundy confined to the wine route, this film unveils a vast countryside set in the middle of France, rich in history, medieval villages, ducal vineyards and castles. Along the Yonne river, one can admire the hills of the Auxerrois, the Morvan mountain range,...
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CAPE TOWN, THE QUEEN BEAUTY OF AFRICA

The Mother City of South Africa
Nestled in a stunning bay overlooked by the world famous Table Mountain, Cape Town is known as the Mother City in South Africa. This metropolis of 4 million people has been blessed with tremendous development after the end of apartheid and stands now as the most remarkable city in Africa....
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CONGO, THE HEART OF AFRICA

The country of jungles, volcanoes and surf
Straddling the Equator in Central Africa, the Republic of Congo offers a preserved jungle home to gorillas and elephants, national parks with chimpanzees and a unique biodiversity. Along the majestuous Congo River that crosses the country, one discovers lively villages and cities where...
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CORSICA, ISLAND OF BEAUTY

An authentic and preserved territory
The 4th biggest island of the Mediterranean, Corsica is rich in history and traditions and deeply cherishes its insular liifestyle. With a breathtaking coastline, sharp mountains, deep Mediterranean bush, preserved cities and villages not to forget a rich gastronomy, Corsica is a true gem...
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COSTA RICA, HARMONY OF THE SENSES

A true Eden with an effervescent biodiversity
Nicknamed « the Switzerland of Central America », Costa Rica has far more to offer the visitor than peace and prosperity. This thin strip of land wedged between two oceans has an effervescent biodiversity. It is a true Eden ready to overwhelm all your senses. To protect this...
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DISTANCE TRAVELLED: 1751KM

A surf trip to the island of Kyushu
Maoh Toda, a professional surfer from Miyazaki, takes a surfing trip through the island of Kyushu which is known for its many surfing locales. Starting from his base at Nobeoka, he travels to Oita, Fukuoka and Kagoshima to secret spots known only to local surfers, while introducing the...
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EDOUARD LOUBET AND THE FLAVOURS OF PROVENCE

When less is more
Edouard Loubet is a celebrated French cook awarded 2 stars by the Michelin Guide and Chef of the Year in 2011. His cuisine is as close you can get from nature and his search for exceptional ingredients leads to a savoury cocktail of flavors. Both an innovator and guardian of traditions,...
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FLAVORS

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...
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FLAVORS OF AFRICA

The wonders of a continent
Discover the richness, magic and beauty of some of Africa's most sought after destinations: their natural wonders and outstanding landmarks, their handicrafts and breathtaking landscapes. FLAVORS is a memorable journey into the traditions and history of countries everyone is dreaming...
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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...
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FRENCH PYRENEES, THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS

The quaint charm of an old trendy destination
Stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees is a mountain range that delineates the natural border between France and Spain. Several languages are spoken along that chain, from Basque to Occitan and Catalan and the numerous towns reflect this cultural diversity. In the...
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FROM ABYSSINIA TO ETHIOPIA

A country of outstanding historical and natural wealth
Ethiopia has been the theater of many conflicts and calamities which have left a lasting stigma and explain why it has been barely visited. Yet this great country has a wealth of historical and natural treasures to offer the curious minded. FROM ABYSSINIA TO ETHIOPIA is your ticket to the...
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HAWAII THE MAGIC OF THE PACIFIC

Between the surf and the volcanoes
The Hawaian archipelago brings together all the ingredients that have built the myth of heavenly islands lost in the middle of the Pacific ocean. This film takes you beyond the cliches in search of authentic and preserved places in Maui, Kauai or Big island, where traditions and legends...
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IRAN, THE LAST GREAT NOMADS

An exhausting and spectacular transhumance
In central Iran, the mountains of Zagros are the domain of the Bakhtiaris, one of the last great nomads. They are proud shepherds who still practice a long, exhausting and spectacular transhumance. They remain attached to centuries of traditions as well as a way of life dating back from...
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IRAN, TREASURES OF PERSIA

A millenary culture
Modern history has kept Iran and its rich and unique heritage to itself, but the country is finally opening up to the world. Tehran with its 18 million inhabitants is a modern city which happens to be close to many popular winter sports resorts. Going North, the Caspian region is the...
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ISAAN, SECRET THAILAND

A mysterious and unknown region
Isaan is the most mysterious, unknown region of Thailand and yet the largest. Rich of its singular past, this agricultural region is bordered by the Mekong River which separates it from Laos, with which it shares a history, a culture and a language. Away from the touristy beaches and the...
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ISLAND OF THE SUNKEN CITY

A different Japan
Yonaguni is one of the smallest inhabited islands and the most western point of Japan’s archipelago, much closer to Taiwan than Tokyo. Its remoteness gives the place a singular dimension embodied in a dramatic past as well as in traditions which have all but vanished in the major...
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IVORY COAST THE AFRICAN MELTING POT

A patchwork of ethnic groups and traditions
Ivory Coast is one of the most important states in West Africa, sharing borders with 5 countries including Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso. From its astonishing maritime front made of lagoons to the more arid regions of the north, its ideal situation as a crossroads has blended its...
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JAVA, THE HEART OF INDONESIA

The world's most populous island
With 140 million inhabitants, Java is the most populated island in the world. Life there is hanging on the cycle of its 40 volcanoes, but the people there are nonetheless full of joy and always welcoming. Symbol of the Indonesian diversity, more than a dozen of dialects are spoken on Java...
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KYUSHU, ANCESTRAL JAPAN

The "masters" island
Traveling in contemporary Japan means facing a permanent split experience between modernity and tradition. Kyushu, the westernmost of Japan main islands, is a volcanic land where all the inhabitants - artisans, fishermen, farmers or artists - associate a spiritual quest to their daily...
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LANDS OF THE EARTH

Explore the world and share it. This was the ambition of Paul Emile Victor and Commander Charcot, the initiator of Connaissance du Monde. Today, exploration no longer has the same meaning, and very few corners of the planet remain unknown, and it would be wise for them to remain so. The...
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LIGURIA: THE ITALIAN RIVIERA

An invitation to dream and get away
Liguria, known worldwide as the Italian Riviera, extends over 300 kilometres along the Mediterranean. Genoa. Portofino. The Five Lands. These mythical names and more are an invitation to get away since this northern region has always been at the heart of the country history from the...
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LOUISIANA, THE CREOLE STATE OF AMERICA

Between the wild bayous and the majestic Mississipi
Louisiane is a state with numerous facets: the first Native American tribes, the rich European planters, the African slaves, the deported French Acadians. Its landmarks, monuments and stories make for a thrilling journey between the wild bayous and the majestic Mississipi. Louisiana is...
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LOVE IN MEXICO CITY

Capital romancing
At first Mexico City does not come across as an obvious romantic destination. Yet the civilization that offered Humanity the most sensual beverage on earth – chocolate – conceals a few surprises. Firstly, the city has sheltered passionate intellectual and revolutionary love...
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LOVE IN NEW YORK

Capital romancing
Even those who have never been to New York know about its many famous neighborhoods and their distinctive identities. Not long ago, few tourists dared venture to Harlem. Today, even the Bronx is becoming trendy. As for Brooklyn, everyone converges there to meet the artists and hipsters of...
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LOVE IN PARIS

Capital romancing
Paris is forever the iconic city of love, the perfect destination to honeymoon and the ultimate backdrop for passion to blossom. Visitors from all over the world come here to seal their love on the historic bridges or while wandering on the scenic Seine riverbanks. Around every corner the...
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LOVE IN RIO

Capital romancing
With one of the world’s most magnificient bays, mythical beaches and striking point of views, Rio is tailor-made for love. When you add to the mix the fiery temperament of the Brazilians and their unrestrained addiction to dance and music, you get a cocktail which is both joyful and...
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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...
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MACAU FROM ABOVE

East meets West
Discover in the most scenic way a unique place in Asia. Macau might be tiny but has an incredibly rich cultural history which streches from old European colonial heritage to Chinese modernity. Showcasing quaint Portuguese architecture, glizting casinos and a futurist skyline, this...
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MAGNIFICENT FRENCH RIVIERA

The beauty behind the glamour
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,...
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MAINE, THE LAWS OF NATURE

The State where the American dream began
Maine is where the American dream began. With 5,600 kms of coastline, this is America’s first state to see the sun rise every morning. Maine embraces all that is authentic, unique and simple and takes pride in enjoying the wide-open spaces of the State deep woods while towns and...
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MASTERS OF RICE

A grain with many faces
Rice is one of the most widely consumed staple food. It may look like a deceptively simple grain but it requires grueling work to grow, harvest and process. This film takes us on a rice journey deeply rooted in Asia where we discover local customs around this "common" grain: in...
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MASTERS OF SAVOURS

Tasty Nature
Nature has provided Humanity with edible plants offering an infinity of tastes and sensations. Over the centuries, with patience and passion, man has developped a know-how to transform them into exceptional food. This series is about the men and women who have learned how to magnify tea,...
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MASTERS OF THE TRUFFLE

Secrets of the "black diamond"
In just a few years, the truffle has grown from being a simple scented mushroom to becoming the highly coveted "black diamond". Indeed, it has made a remarkable and unprecedented ascension into the world of luxury and haute cuisine. France and Italy occupy a dominant position on...
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MAURITIUS, THE GENTLE ISLAND

A mesmerizing world of colours
Resting between Asia and Africa, Mauritius is, first and foremost, known for its stunning landscapes, but the island is also the result of a tumultuous history and a long colonial past. Its communities, diverse and multicultural, make its cultural richness and forge its identity. Beyond...
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MEKONG, MOTHER OF ALL RIVERS

Life along the banks
The Mekong river runs over 5000 km and across 6 countries: China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam where it ends with its famous delta. For hundreds of years, it has provided shelter, food and all kind of natural resources to over 60 million people who lived in harmony with the...
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MIYABORI

Carving Divinity
Miyabori is a traditional wood carving technique used in Japanese temples and shrines. It’s an obscure and underrated form of art which has been offered a new life thanks to long trained and skillful masters. Elizabeth Tinsley, a specialist in Buddhist culture and former fellow at...
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MUSEUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN

Japan has a long and rich history covering many areas. The best way to approach these many facets is to visit the numerous museums scattered around the country This episode takes us back from the Edo period to more recent industrial episodes of Japan history and tradition.
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MUSTANG, THE HORSES KINGDOM

A spectacular and ancestral migration
The Mustang region spans about 80 kilometers north-east of Nepal. Every year, villagers of this kingdom surrounded by mountains bring their horses south to escape the winter’s harshness. We follow these men through this spectacular and ancestral migration, crossing remote and...
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NORMANDY LAND OF PLENTY

Authenticity and natural beauties
Facing Britain across the Channel, Normandy boasts a wealth of images like nowhere else: thatched houses, basilicas, modernist Le Havre, the quietness of the countryside, the fury of the allied D-Day landings, famous cheeses, the cider apples, never ending sand beaches and posh sea...
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NORWAY, THE NORTH QUEST

Ice, snow and Aurora Borealis
Norway is streching North, well beyond the arctic circle. The country harbors many treasures cast in ice and snow and a boat journey is the best way to discover them. From the historic cities of Bergen and Tromsö up to the natural wonders of the Lofoten islands, a winter visit to...
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OKINAWA SIMPLE LIFE ADVENTURES

Combining ocean and nature
Pro surfer Hayato Maki is constantly searching for ways to connect with the sea and nature. One of the way, for example, is to go spear fishing and camping. In this series, we share some of his simple life adventures in the beautiful natural environment of Okinawa.
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OMAN, FROM SEA TO INCENSE

Beyond the oil wealth
The Sultanate of Oman is modern and rich thanks to its oil wealth but has heartedly kept intact many of its ancestral customs. Moreover, this secretive country offers a wide choice of landscapes from deserts to lagoons, from pristine beaches to beautifully irrigated mountains. Even if...
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OREGON, THE WILD WEST

Untamed and eclectic
On the west coast of the United States, located between the states of Washington and California, Oregon is a magnet for entrepreneurs and dreamers. With its coastline, mountains, valleys, high deserts, towns and villages, the state offers a smorgasbord of what makes North America so...
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PANAMA FROM ATLANTIC TO PACIFIC

Beyond the Canal
Panama, a country slightly larger than Switzerland, deserves to be known for more than just its canal, as impressive as that may be. In a world where natural wilderness is increasingly rare, and indigenous people are gradually disappearing, this wonderfully preserved country is well worth...
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PARADISIAC EAST CARIBBEAN

Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are some of the lesser known islands lying on a stretch starting on the south of the Caribbean Arc to the South American sub-continent. These little pearls are strung together on a chain known as « the Windward Islands ». Their...
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PATAGONIA, NATURE SUPREME

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...
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POLYNESIA, THE QUEST FOR ORIGINS

The ancestry of the people of Tahiti
Where do the people from French Polynesia come from? South America, as the Kon-Tiki tried to prove? Alaska? South-East Asia? This mystery is compounded by another more recent one. How did the numerous Chinese come to play a key role in the island demography? Through Teiva's quest, a...
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PUNJAB, LAND OF THE FIVE RIVERS

The craddle of the Sikh religion
In Persian, Punjab means “the land of the five rivers”. This state, located on the northwest of India, is the breadbasket of the country and one of its richest. Although less known, and therefore less visited, than neighbouring Rajasthan, Punjab has a wealthy cultural heritage...
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RETRO ARCHITECTURE TOWNS

This series introduces Japanese towns known for retro-style buildings.
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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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SAINT BRANDON, THE LOST ARCHIPELAGO

The heavenly islets
The Saint Brandon archipelago, off the coast of Madagascar, is part of Mauritius Island. It’s a shoal of thirty tiny islets, some of them barely sandbars. This lost heaven accommodates only birds and about a dozen fishermen and is so remote that it only appears on a limited number...
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SAVOY, VALLEYS OF LEGEND

Between authenticity and glamour
Savoy, one of the most beautiful region of France, could be summarized as follows : impressive mountains, outstanding architecture, thrilling winter activities, talented artisans and unique gastronomy. In the heart of the French Alps, thanks to the ski craze, some villages have become...
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SEARCH FOR MADE IN JAPAN

Japan is often associated with notion of excellence, durability, extreme attention to details, craftmanship and tradition. Every handcrafted product or design combines love and beauty. There’s love and beauty in every handcrafted product and design unveiled in this series, like the...
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SENEGAL, LAND OF WISDOM

The country of self-depreciation and facetiousness
At the western end of the African continent, Senegal offers a true mosaic of landscapes and people. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, it is arid in the north and tropical in the south. Populated by the Wolofs, Peul pastors, Diolas, Serer and many others ethnic groups, this country is best...
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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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SOUTH KOREA, THE UNKNOWN CIVILIZATION

Back to the roots
The country was one of the poorest in the world at the end of the tragic war of 1953, yet South Korea has enjoyed an incredible expansion since then and now ranks as one of the major economic powers. Urban design is a striking illustration of its dynamism. Yet behind modern Seoul lies...
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SWITZERLAND, THE HEART OF THE ALPS

The country where nature is king
Even though Switzerland has, first and foremost, this image of a neutral and well-ordered country, it is not lacking in jaggedness like its alpine mountains, quite appreciated by skiers, or a national culture which encompasses no less than three influences: German, Italian and French....
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TANZANIA FROM ZANZIBAR TO KILWA

Whiffs of spices. Deserted beaches. Palaces and mosques.
Far from its legendary wildlife, discover another Tanzania, one evoking scents of spices, deserted beaches, palaces and mosques of the 13th century. Zanzibar of course, this astonishing legacy of Portuguese explorers, Indian merchants and sailors from Oman. But also jewel islands such as...
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THE ALPINE VALLEYS OF MONT BLANC

Glamour and authenticity
The Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps. But there is more to this summit, like the villages of Chamonix and Megeve or the gorges of Arly. Once a mountaineering mecca, Chamonix has been transformed over the years into a hype destination. Authenticity and traditional know-how...
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THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: TREASURE OF THE CARIBBEAN

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...
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THE GENUINE DRIED TANGERINE PEEL

A small piece of dried tangerine peel arouses the homesickness of Lingnan, China. It has become a cultural symbol. THE GENUINE DRIED TANGERINE PEEL introduces the intricate relationship between an icon of traditional ingredients and people from China or abroad. From Xinhui to Paris, Hong...
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THE KINGDOM OF MANASLU

A natural gem between heaven and earth
In the heart of the Himalayas, the Nepalese region of Manaslu is a natural gem between heaven and earth. Here, Man and Nature coexist since the dawn of time. Humans and animals have learned to adapt and survive under the most extreme conditions. These valleys - still secluded not long ago...
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TOFUKUJI

You can explore a whole new world of spectacular high definition viewing with 4K super resolution. MBS is actively producing archives of Kyoto’s rich tradition and culture in 4K super high-definition resolution. These include images of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites.
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TOHOKU, NATURAL JAPAN

The Tohoku peninsula is located at the Northern end of Honshu, Japan main island. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, it is a land of volcanoes, forests and a rugged coastline where Nature reigns supreme. Local traditions reflect its rough winters with deep roots and a...
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TRAVEL BY CRUISE SHIP : SUNFLOWER FURANO

How would you like to go on a cozy, elegant Pacific cruise on a ferry? We introduce you a new Japanese ferry "Sunflower Furano." The ship's hybrid propulsion system enables high-speed and eco-friendly cruising. The ship offers vast open-ceiling promnade deck with great...
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TRAVELLING NIPPON VIA LOCAL RAILWAY

Travelling by local trains does not only bring you to a destination but the ride itself is a treat where you leisurely enjoy watching the landscape go by from the train window. The Travelling Nippon series take you on a journey to various parts of Japan full of local flavor.
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URUGUAY, THE COUNTRY OF SIMPLICITY

The little known jewel of South America
With its 500kms of beaches, its luxuriant countryside and its historical treasures, Uruguay is the little known jewel of South America. This small country offers a digest of European culture as seen in the architecture of its capital, Montevideo, while paying tribute to its African...
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UTTARAKHAND, JOURNEY TO THE SOURCES OF THE GANGES

An atmosphere of the sacred
The Indians consider Uttarakhand as the land of the gods where myths were born amidst the giant mountains. This region where the Ganges springs, offers moving encounters and magnificent landscapes. The river outlines pilgrimage routes that are among the most revered on the Indian...
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WASHOKU

You can explore a whole new world of spectacular high definition viewing with 4K super resolution. MBS is actively producing archives of Kyoto’s rich tradition and culture in 4K super high-definition resolution. These include "Washoku" - the traditional dietary cultures of...
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WUDANG THE MYSTICAL MOUNTAINS

The cradle of Taoism, traditional medicine and martial arts
In the very heart of eternal China, the sacred mountains of Wudang conceal many untold secrets. Between misty valleys and lofty peaks this is a land where time seems suspended and where nature and the arts dwell in harmony. These majestic landscapes gave rise to some of the greatest...
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#FRENCH VERSION

Fashion, design, gastronomy, art of living... All the actors of savoir-vivre meet around Katherina Marx, passionate ambassador of French chic. At the heart of each program, an emblematic guest and several reports to discover or rediscover France, its young creators, its chic and trendy...
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A BAMBOO JOURNEY

High energy for a slow trip
Bamboo scaffolding can be seen everywhere across Asia. This essence of wood is also the most versatile construction material for tropical climate such as in Bangladesh. In this overpopulated country there is a huge demand for bamboo which is grown in the north where it is cut and...
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52mnHD

A CRAZY DAY IN CHIANG MAI

Today Mr. Gluzicki sets out to discover Chiang Mai in Thailand. Upon leaving the airport, he is welcomed with a splash! It is Songkran, the celebration of the Buddhist New Year, where the city's streets are transformed into a battlefield for a giant water fight. Everyone is invited...
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A CRAZY DAY IN MUNICH

Today, the city celebrates Oktoberfest, the famous beer festival. Mr. Gluzicki, a seasoned traveler, is quick to adapt to his surroundings, enjoying all the local delicacies - the food: chicken, sausages, cheeses, pretzels…and the beer. Gluzicki makes like a local, dressing up in...
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A CRAZY DAY IN...

A vivid and eventful visit
An extraordinary and spectacular experience seen through the eyes of our host and his various guides, A CRAZY DAY IN... is a collection of madcap city guides. In every episode, we find ourselves in places gripped by delightful insanity. The most humdrum tourist activities - visiting a...
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A HOUSE OF ITS TIME

Asia heritage residences
This 8-part architecture series highlights the magnificent residential heritage houses of Asia like the black-and-white houses of colonial Singapore, the joglos in Indonesia, the plantation bungalows in Malaysia or the country manors in Sri Lanka. Architects, historians and...
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A WINTER WITH THE MOUNTAIN NOMADS

Another face of Afghanistan
There is a valley in Afghanistan that has never seen war, a strip of land that unfolds amid high mountains. Here, the last remaining Kyrgyz nomads live isolated,4,000 meters altitude. For 2 winter months, a Western woman stayed in their camps. She arrives there with great expectations but...
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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...
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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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ARMENIA: THE LAND OF NOAH

Hidden treasures of Eastern Europe
Infinite horizons. Miracles of nature. Historical cathedrals. Mythological temples. Sacred mountains. Prehistoric mysteries. Art, faith and devotion. Thousand-year-old traditions. These are just few descriptions of Armenia. This country is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea...
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ARTISANS REBOOT

A novice takes on an artisanal trade
Changing times and mass production have driven artisans to the edge of extinction. ARTISANS REBOOT is a series that challenges a new generation to learn from the older craftmen and save them from extinction. Each episode features a novice taking on an artisanal trade. At the end of the...
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ASIAN WATER TALES

A resource for many human activities
From the somptuous Mekong to the vast Indian Ocean, water is at the center of an infinity of human activities in Asia, be it fishing, transportation or agriculture. Man has used its ingenuity to make the most of it to the point of sometimes endangering this precious natural resource....
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BALI, MYTHICAL ISLAND OF ASIA

Beyond the beaches
At the end of February, Bali dresses itself in its fanciest attire and resurrect its most ancient traditions to duly celebrate the New Year. This is the best time to visit the island and immerse oneself in the very heart of an authentic and less publicized Bali. Shot during the Balinese...
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52mnHD

BANGKOK, CITY OF ANGELS

From modernity to authenticity
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a very modern city that has become a vital crossroads in Southeast Asia. It has inherited a rich cultural past which integrated many influences from the region and while overseeing a quasi-futuristic development it has successfully managed to hold down...
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52mnHD

BOLLYWOOD ON THE ROAD

The silver screen escape
On May 21, 1913, India screened its first film: “Raja Harishchandra“. A hundred years later, the movie industry has grown into a colossal institution. Every day, 30 million people flock to the theaters which sell 5 billion tickets every year. For Indians, movies are more than...
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BORN POLYNESIANS

The essence of the myth on Tahiti
“Vahine” means woman in Polynesian. But the word, associated to a myth forged by foreigners, has become almost embarrassing to use in Tahiti. Even though Polynesian women are indeed beautiful, and welcoming, they are more into substance than looks. This film will have you meet...
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BORNEO DEATH BLOW

The Borneo island is home to the Penan, a blowpipe-hunter tribe who use deadly poison darts to catch their preys and who 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...
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BRAZIL'S CONQUEST

The horse is the common vector to the conquest of Brazil: he allowed the men to venture always further in search of wealth. As centuries went by, horses adapted to the various regions they settled in, resulting today in 10 different breeds. This constitutes the backbone of this series,...
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BRAZILIAN MAZURKA

Memories of a Polish community
In South Brazil, the city of Aura is almost entirely populated with descendants of a Polish community which settled here in 1911. Today, some of them try to keep that history alive so that the grit of these pioneers and the difficulties they had to overcome may serve as an example to all....
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BRAZILIAN THIRST

Amongst thorny trees, the land of the Brazilian Robin Hood
Brazil is known as the most water rich country in the world. Nevertheless, the Nordeste suffers chronic droughts. The Sertao, more particularly, is an unforgiving region covered with caatinga, a thorny vegetation in which one can raise only a few animals. It was here that Lampiao, the...
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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...
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CHHAU NACH, ON THE ROAD TO JHARKHAND

The modernizing of a tradition art
An Italian choregraph travels to the Indian tribal areas of West Bengal and Jharkhand, home of an exhausting tribal male dance using enormous masks. Like India, this spectacular art form is in mutation, opening to foreigners and female performers. CHHAU NACH is a colorful journey and a...
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CHILDREN OF THE WORLD

Dreaming the future
Kids the world over share a common trait: they all like to dream and fantasize about their future and this series lets them freely share their doubts, frustrations, hopes, expectations for their present days and coming years. Whatever their countries, backgrounds or social status, each of...
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COBRA GYPSIES

COBRA GYPSIES offers a colorful window into the amazing ancient culture of the nomadic Kalbeliya tribes living in rural Rajasthan, Northern India. A decade ago, their folk songs and dances were declared a part of the Intangible Heritage List by the UNESCO. This film explores their culture...
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CROSSROADS

Unusual public transports
Asia is home to some of the most unique means of transportation. Some are relics of a bygone era while others are products of inventiveness in the face of desperation. All of these weird and wonderful machines are icons of a community, embodying a culture’s identity. CROSSROADS is...
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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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DEFINITELY FRENCH

A British view on France and its inhabitants
Who are the French? Why are they so peculiar? This country, recently tragically affected, seems to relish standing apart for the better or for the worse. In this short collection, an across-the-Channel director digs into the French paradox by taking an offbeat tour of its quirkiest...
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DREAM BEACHES OF THE ANDAMAN SEA

Heavenly islands
Southwest Thailand is full of dreamlike islands. Unfortunately, many of them, like Phuket, have fallen prey to mass tourism and consequently lost some of their luster. However, in the Gulf of the Andaman Sea, one could glimpse small pieces of paradise that have escaped the building...
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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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FLAVORS : THE HALF HOUR COLLECTION

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...
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FLORENCE, A GIFTED CITY

The symbol of Italian Renaissance
Florence is the symbol of the Italian Renaissance and one of the most exquisite cities in the world. This jewel of Tuscany owes its unequalled beauty to the colossal fortunes of merchant dynasties, like the Medicis, who hired the services of the greatest artists and geniuses of their time...
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FOR ART’S SAKE

Mixing the old with the new
From the jungles of Borneo and Papua, the cultural bylanes of Indonesia and Thailand, from the age-old Geisha tradition in Japan to bold experiments in Singapore, outstanding people are breaking new grounds and pushing the limits, just FOR ART’S SAKE.
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GEORGIA

The best kept secret in the Caucasus
Situated at a crossroad between Europe and Asia, Georgia has been invaded by Persians, Byzantines, Arabs, Turks, Mongols and Bolsheviks; but no one has been able to crush the energy and artistic creativity of a people who consider dance and wine to be the expression of its Caucasian...
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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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HANIEF, LORD OF KASHMIR

Job hopping in the Himalayas
Mohamad Hanief shares his life between the valley of Kashmir, where his family resides, and Gulmarg, a mountain resort perched at an altitude of 3000 meters on the slopes of the Himalayas. Despite being located in one of the most militarized area in the world, Gulmarg is very popular year...
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HEDONISTIC HAVANA

The country of revolution and music
Havana, capital of Cuba, is an exceptional town. From the Conquistadors to the Revolutionaries, it has been at the crossroads of American and African cultures. Its history also follows the steps of the great movie stars of Hollywood Golden Years or the ghosts of Al Capone, Meyer Lansky or...
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HIMALAYAS, THE LOST VALLEYS OF PALDAR

The majesty of the mountains
In the heart of the Himalayas, there are still some forgotten valleys such as those of Paldar. Hard to reach, they were known for their sapphire mines, but the 1990’s Kashmir conflict plunged into oblivion this singular region nicknamed "the Himalayan Switzerland" because...
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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...
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HOMES OF BRAZIL

Welcome into my world
In Brazil, every city has its own atmosphere, style and charm. You can visit all the landmarks you want but how often are you allowed to enter private homes? Who wouldn’t want to push open some of these closed doors to peek inside and discover firsthand what’s behind the...
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HORSES BY THE THOUSANDS

A gaucho celebration
Every year, in Tacuarembo, in the north of Uruguay, the gauchos gather to celebrate their culture and traditions. This event is called the “patria gaucha". For a week, they engage in all sorts of equestrian games, for all to see that they are the best horseriders in the world....
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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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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GURU NANAK

The Sikh religion founder
“Man is not born free. He is born to free himself.” This sentence is attributed to the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. This film is about the last great monotheistic religion that was born in the 15th century in the region of Punjab, Pakistan. Guru Nanak is the first spiritual...
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IN THE HEART OF THE MEKONG DELTA

A vital plain
Formed by the muddy deposits carried by one of the biggest river in the world, the Mekong delta is characterized by its extraordinary fertility. Here Nature is overwhelming and the vegetation exuberant. Its 9 branches delineate a vast and extremely fertile plain crossed by a dense network...
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IREZUMI, THE JAPANESE ART OF TATTOO

The body as a canvas
Because of its association with the obscure world of the yakusas – the Japanese mafias – the traditional art of tatoo, known as Irezumi, is a contreversial component of Japan’s cultural heritage. It is nevertheless a source of fascination and a striking illustration of...
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ISLAND OF THE KING BUFFALO

A 52’ Documentary in HD
Marajo is the world’s biggest river island, nestled at the mouth of the Amazon. This is a place out of time where being laidback is a way of life. People brace themselves for a hypothetic touristic boom while raising a singular animal which ended there 200 years ago : the buffalo....
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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...
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JAPAN BY GERARD DEPARDIEU

Explore Japan's treasures with Gérard Depardieu
A 5x26’ series where the confirmed globe-trotter and Japan lover Gerard Depardieu – he once owned a Japanese grocery in Paris - invites you to discover in an unprecedented way the land of the Rising Sun. He will take us to 5 Japanese regions to meet their inhabitants, their...
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JAPAN BY GUY MARTIN

Travel diary of a starred chef
An introductory tour to discover Japan, accompanied by the starred chef and great ambassador of French gastronomy Guy Martin. From Tokyo to the southernmost island of the archipelago, Kyushu, Guy Martin praises local culinary specialities, the beauty of the landscapes and the richness of...
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JAPAN SECRET ISLANDS

Time travelling in the middle of the Pacific
Japan is composed of four main islands that are a showcase of the future. It is also surrounded by thousands of islets lost in the middle of the sea and frozen in time. The discovery of four of them makes for an exhilarating journey full of natural beauties and spiritual experiences. Be...
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JOURNEY ALONG THE LOIRE RIVER

Drifting on the river of the Kings
The last untamed great river of Western Europe, the Loire is the symbolic partition between northern and southern France. Drifting from where it originates all the way to where it ends in the Atlantic Ocean is an exhilarating journey through many unexpected landscapes, rich natural...
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KUMBH MELA

The biggest and most colorful pilgrimage on earth
For Hindus, the once every 12 years Kumbh Mela is the ultimate pilgrimage. It is during this event that the Amrita, the precious nectar of immortality, resurfaces from one of India’s sacred rivers. During Kumbh Mela, the city of Allahabâd and its 1.5 million residents inflates...
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LAKE LUGU’S LOVERS

The world's last matriarchal society
Imagine a civilization where there is no marriage, free love, where men do little work, don’t inherit property and where women head families and manage the economy. Enter the Women’s Kingdom of the Mosuos in China and follow an unusual love story in the world's last...
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LAOS

The Land of a Million Elephants
Nestled between Thailand, Viet Nam and China, Laos was for a very long time a country shrouded in mystery, cut off from the outside world. Today, it is a dream-like destination thanks to a population made up of 130 ethnic groups living harmoniously as well as stunning nature and...
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LAOS, ALONG THE MEKONG

An outstanding destination in High Definition
In the shadows of its giant neighbours, Vietnam and Thailand, Laos is one of the best kept secrets of Southeast Asia. Low key but full of treasures, "the Land of a Million Elephants" offers a multitude of exhilarating experiences from the old-fashioned charm of its capital,...
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LEGEND OF FRUITS

The wonders of nature's diversity
LEGEND OF FRUITS is an epic series unveiling the unique stories of more than 40 different kinds of fruits from all corners of the world. Shot across 15 countries and 50 cities, we explore the how and why of our relationship to fruits and our love for them. Thanks to cutting-edge...
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LEGENDS OF EUROPE

To take a new, magical look at European heritage by responding to a new fascination for the fantastic aspect of these age-old legends is the challenge of this documentary collection. Whether frightening or surprising, these stories, inspired by the natural splendours of Europe's...
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MACAU FROM ABOVE - PORTUGUESE TRAILER

Discover in the most scenic way a unique place in Asia. Macau might be tiny but has an incredibly rich cultural history which streches from old European colonial heritage to Chinese modernity. Showcasing quaint Portuguese architecture, glizting casinos and a futurist skyline, this...
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MADE IN KYOTO

Kyoto's allure lies not only in its shrines and temples or the elegance of the city. For more than a millennium since the year 794, Kyoto flourished as the capital, leading the way in the arts, architecture and commerce. The essence of Japanese culture was born in Kyoto, and has been...
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MAGNIFICA ITALIA

The most beautiful country from above
MAGNIFICA ITALIA is a blue chip “Italy from above” series with a majority of stunning aerial views shot in full HD completed with ground level footage of celebrity testimonies, portraits of local craftsmen, artists, cooks, etc... From Venice to Rome, Sicily and Tuscany, each...
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MARAMURES, A CIVILIZATION OF WOOD

The ultimate timberland
In Nortwhest Romania, Maramures is certainly one of the most authentic and preserved region of Europe. With half of its territory covered with forests, Maramures is home to a civilisation of wood. It is everywhere from churches to houses, from imposing portals to delicate artworks. In the...
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MARKETS OF THE WORLD

Our planet is a giant patchwork of gardens and orchards in which men grow their daily food, depending on the seasons and the fertility of soils. The resulting produces are sold in local markets, sometimes it can be just a few tomatoes on the ground as in Madagascar or overflowing shelves...
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MASTERS OF TEA

A cultural beverage
After water, tea is the most ingested beverage in the world. Although common, tea requires extensive labor to make it grow, harvest its leaves and transform them. Like wine in Europe, there is a deep seated tea tradition in Asia where special vintages, prime growing areas, centuries old...
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MEETING THE PAPUAN

Culture shock
Kelly Woolford, an explorator, is guiding an intrepid family of navigators deep inside the Wapoga river in Papua, on the Indonesian side of the island once known as Irian Jaya. They have come to meet little-known tribes, such as the Tause, whom Kelly has already stumbled upon. This is the...
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MEMORIES OF OCEANIA

The last aboriginal tribes
Betty and Jacques Villeminot are 2 of the most prestigious pioneers of ethnographic cinema. They have spent all their lives in traditional societies of Oceania. This series centers on their voyages to explore the aboriginal way of life of Papuan and Australian tribes in New Guinea and the...
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NAMIBIA, TIMELESS AFRICA

The ever changing country
Little-known and strikingly beautiful, Namibia amazes by the vastness and splendor of its endless landscapes. To survive under such a harsh climate, life here had to adapt: a day of wind or an hour of rain is all it takes to change the scenery dramatically. From scorching red deserts to...
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NATIVE VISIONS

The insiders' point of view
The collection NATIVE VISIONS seeks to help those peoples that are threatened with cultural extinction by recording their history and creating an account of their oral literature, cultural knowledge and ancestral traditions. The film-making uses an unusual approach by inviting the native...
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NAURU THE LOST ISLAND

A riches to rags story of wasted resources
Lost In the Pacific Ocean, Nauru island is deemed the smallest republic in the world. The island spread only over 21 square kilometers but its 10,000 inhabitants grew rich in the 70’s thanks to large reserves of phosphate. 20 years later it is all gone and Nauru is totally broke....
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NECESSITY, MOTHER OF INVENTION

Making ends meet in Vietnam
In the heart of Vietnam, Mr. Quang has developed treasures of imagination to overcome his lack of financial means and make a decent living for his family. He found ingenious solutions to make the best out of the natural resources around him: he produces biogas from his pigs manure, feeds...
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NOMADS, THE GENERATION AFTER

The Himalayas today
In the Indian region of Laddkah, into the heart of the Himalayas, a few thousands nomadic sheppperds still live with their herds at an altitude of 4500 meters. Through the daily life of a Tibetan family, we try to understand the deep changes these people are confronting. Their 14 year old...
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NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS, LIVING CATHEDRAL

Before the disaster
Notre-Dame de Paris has been a landmark in the heart of Paris since 1163. Close to 15 million pilgrims and visitors coming from all over the world has made it the most visited monument in Europe. A gothic piece of art, Notre-Dame de Paris is first and above all “the House of God and...
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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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ON THE WINE ROAD

The world most beautiful and unusual vineyards
Over the years, a wine culture has emerged almost everywhere in the world and is no longer limited to France or Italy. To make great wine depends not only on the characteristics of the soil but also on factors such as climate and latitude. Whether in India, New Zealand or Argentina,...
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ORIENTAL EXPRESS: THE ULTIMATE TRAIN EXPERIENCE

From Bangkok to Singapore in ultimate luxury
It is one of the most beautiful trains in the world. The restored interior is decorated with superb teak marquetry and woodwork. The cabins, rather suites, compare favorably to those of the most luxurious palaces. The staff is ready to satisfy every need. A steward is at the disposal of a...
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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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POLYNESIA, THE PEARL OF THE PACIFIC

Polynesia… The name sounds like a sensual and mysterious invitation. Ever since they were discovered by the first explorers, these small islands, gently strewn on the vast Pacific Ocean, have fascinated by their beauty and evoqued the myth of paradise on earth. Yet these...
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PUTIPHAR TRAVEL GUIDE

Pétrus Putiphar is the author of a travel guide. This fictional «professional» traveller identifies sights to visit, museums, gardens, places to visit, he walks around the city and blackens the pages of his notebook, while sharing his discoveries and observations. Thus,...
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RESISTANCE

The last of the traditional peoples
In many places on our planet, the last of the traditional peoples are confronted to the forces of globalisation. This collection, RESISTANCE, offers a glimpse into these ancestral societies and their struggle to exist and maintain their differences and precious customs.
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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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SAMURAI CASTLES

Part fortresses, part palaces
After 5 years of restoration, Japan proudly celebrates the reopening of the Himeji Castle, a recently added World Heritage UNESCO site. Too often mistaken for temples, Japanese castles are an integral part of the history of the country. Their slender architecture impressed the first...
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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,...
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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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SHIMA RUN

Prepare for the marathon
Diet and health are in everyone’s mind. More people have started running and urban marathons have been held in various locations. This series introduces running methods while discovering some of the most scenic Japanese islands. Prepare yourself for the challenge of a full marathon...
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SMILE, YOU'RE ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR

A tourists' magnet
The Hmong live in North Vietnam. Rejected by the locals and long persecuted by the government, they perpetuate ancestral traditions while becoming in recent years a magnet for tourists seeking exotic memories captured with their cameras. Easy income does improve their daily lives but will...
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52mnHD

SO BRITISH! ECCENTRIC UK

Quirky ways to have fun
Is it that famous sense of humour or is it the weather? Or is it because they live on an island? Whatever the reason, our British friends have developed all kinds of weird hobbies over the centuries, and they're still at it today, as the UK has become the international headquarters...
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SPA SEEKERS

Relax in style
With its exquisite taste and dedication to service, Asia has made spas an art form. So when model and actress Jaymee Ong and her sister Lindsay start a quest to find the best spas in Asia, you know they’re in for a quite a challenge. SPA SEEKERS go to great length, from Indonesia to...
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SRI LANKA, THE PRECIOUS ISLAND

The Indian Ocean paradise
It has been called the "Teardrop of India" or the "Radiant Island". Sri Lanka, the former Ceylon, goes by many names, all of which well deserved. With its pristine beaches, tea plantations and historical sites, this island located in the Indian Ocean offers a wealth of...
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52mnHD

STORY OF A GIANT

Sailing Indonesia
This is the story of a dream come true for Michel Deville thanks to the Suku Konjo, a tribe from Sulawesi Island renowned for its excellence in the construction of wooden sailing ships. The "Waow" is the biggest such ship ever built with traditional methods in Indonesia.
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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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TASHI DELEK

A teenager conflict between spiritualism and materialism
Tashi is like any teenager: he loves to play football, have fun with his friends and listen to pop music. But, unlike other teenagers, he is also a monk studying at the Pema Tsal Sakya Buddhist Monastery in the Himalayas. Soon, Tashi will face the most important decision in his life,...
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TASHI DELEK (SUBTITLED VERSION)

A teenager conflict between spiritualism and materialism
Tashi is like any teenager: he loves to play football, have fun with his friends and listen to pop music. But, unlike other teenagers, he is also a monk studying at the Pema Tsal Sakya Buddhist Monastery in the Himalayas. Soon, Tashi will face the most important decision in his life,...
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52mnHD

TASTING BRAZIL

The samba gastronomy
Bel Coelho, a celebrity chef in Brazil, draws inspiration from her country’s culinary history. Travelling from one region to another, she unveils traditional recipes and ritual practices that reveal how local gastronomy is a stew made of identities, emotions and oddities. Brazil is...
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TASTY JOURNEY

A culinary tour around Asia
TASTY JOURNEY is a culinary tour around Asia to uncover the many flavours and delicacies that define the very identity of a region, the lifestyle of its people as well as the many ways in which eating habits and cities give shape to one another. Following the tracks of famous Thai foodie...
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THAILAND, THE ORCHID OF ASIA

The land of smiles
Praised for its gentle lifestyle, Thailand is the country of smiles, kindness, exotic flavors and saffron colored robes walking by modern high rises. But what fascinate travellers the most are the country luxuriant nature, stunning beaches, rich culture and genial spirituality. From the...
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THE 2 WORLDS OF THE PYGMIES

The forest experts
In North Congo lives one of the last Pygmy community of Africa. Evicted from the deep forests which sheltered them, they have to coexist with the Bantus who are quite suspicious of these little men. Yet the Pygmies’ knowledge of the forest is unparallel and a factor of integration....
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THE BACKWATERS OF KERALA

The labyrinth of the Gods
In southwest India, the State of Kerala shelters the Backwaters, a dense network of canals digged in the 19th century by the British to irrigate ricefields. Along the 1,800 kms of river banks, hindus, muslims and catholics live side by side in perfect harmony, brought together by work in...
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52mnHD

THE BICYCLE DIARIES

Asia winding roads
Everything goes fast, including our travelling and visiting. But there is no substitute for discovering a country to the “go slow” approach. Journeying at a leisurely pace, one memorable moment at a time, one encounter at a time. And when such an endeavor is undertaken by...
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THE FORGOTTEN VOICES

Endangered Primary Peoples
This collection presents the cultures, traditions and disappearing ways of life of the last hunter-gatherers or nomadic tribes of the world. Each film strives for sincerity, without staging or altering the reality faced by these people. The aim here is to preserve, for future generations,...
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THE GAUCHA PRINCESS

European aristocracy in Latin America
Princess Laetitia d’Arenberg arrived in Uruguay at age 7 when her parents emigrated from Europe fearing a third World War. She immediately felt in love with the open spaces and dreamed of one day running her own ranch where she would raise cattle and horses. Nowadays, Las Rosas is...
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52mnHD

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 HMONG HORSEMAN

The Vietnamese mountain people
The magnificent mountains of North Vietnam have always sheltered the Hmong ethnic minorities. This is where they subdued the forest and mastered the art of terrace cropping, shaping extraordinary landscapes with their ricefields. In this rugged terrain nothing can be done without the...
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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...
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THE LAND OF THE MAHARAJAS

The land of Kings
Rajasthan, known as the "Land of Kings", is the largest state of India. Life for its 68 million inhabitants is still governed by ancestral traditions. Holi, the annual Festival of Colors, is the most famous of them and is the prism by which we discover the legendary land of the...
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THE MESSENGERS OF ZANSKAR: A MARRIAGE IN THE HIMALAYAS

The union of yesterday and tomorrow
Likden is a trekking guide living in Skaagam located 3700 meters high in the Himalayan valley of Zanskar. After four long years of negotiation with his bride’s family, he is now ready to get married. The preparation of a ritual lasts 4 days and the Nyopas, the spiritual guides of...
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THE PATH OF MEN

From the most mythical roads to that of adventurers, those traced over time by civilizations, explorers, conquering states, itinerant merchants or commercial geographers, the "When Man Forges His Way" collection combines geographical, historical, cultural and sociological...
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THE PLACE WE LIVE IN

The power of hope
THE PLACE WE LIVE IN is an eye-opening series depicting the dire, unexpected, poor or rural circumstances in which some people are living around the world. Our hosts are travelling to meet locals and, by bonding with them, they finally understand how their positive attitudes towards life...
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THE SALT WOMEN

A life-changing innovation
In West Africa, along the coastline of Guinea, people have been harvesting salt for centuries using fire for the evaporation process. However this vital activity has been endangered by the lack of wood due to the overexploited and shrinking mangroves. To counter this disastrous trend, a...
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THE SAO PAULO MIRACLE

Portrait of one of the most influential cities in the world
Sao Paulo was founded 5 centuries ago by monks. Today, it is home to 20 million inhabitants. The city had to face unsustainable population growth to become one of the most influential cities on the planet. By meeting some of the personalities that contribute to its reputation in many...
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THE SEYCHELLES PARADISE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

The Seychelles are like a collection of postcards. This Garden of Eden, spread over dozens of islands, is the quintessence of a gentle way of life, harmony and beauty. Here Nature reigns supreme. With its sumptuous underwater ecosystems, its bird sanctuaries and renowned natural reserves,...
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THE TRACKS TO TIMBUKTU

Doorsteps to the desert
Mali may make the news for civil and religious strife but this film offers a peek into a world still lingering on the beauty of its traditions.​​ The country is home to the stunning Bandiagara cliffs, the banks of the Niger river and to the mysterious Dogon people. There is the fabulous...
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THROUGH YOUR EYES

A different angle on the world
This series offers a new look at our planet, that of Sophie Massieu, a journalist blind from birth, and her dog Pongo. Obviously, Sophie cannot judge people by their appearance but she is more attuned to their psychology and way of life. This difference gives rise to touching and...
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TOKYO THE PHOENIX CITY

Razed, burned, bombed yet still vibrant
Tokyo is the city of superlatives. This ultramodern and vibrant city is one of the most densely populated in the world. It is also a beacon to performance and dynamism with its sea of skyscrapers, gigantic parks, huge shopping centers, blinding neons and artificial islands. But for all...
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TRAUMORTE

German version of the Flavors and Panoramas series
Discover the richness, magic and beauty of some of the world’s best destinations: their natural wonders and outstanding monuments, their handicrafts and breathtaking landscapes. TRAUMORTE is a memorable journey into the traditions and history of countries everyone is dreaming of...
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TRAVEL & SENSES

The feel good series
Travelling means something different for everyone, but this series is a definitive must-see for those who favor being pampered in idyllic locations, having their desires met and their senses fulfilled. First, you’ll be taken to an exclusive location, generally a hotel/spa located in...
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TRIBES OF THE HIMALAYAS

Living high
The Himalayas are more than a playground for trekkers or the landmark for the most memorable climbing achievements. Hard to reach valleys, such as Ladakh or Paldar, are hidden amongst these gigantic mountains and shelter various tribes who have managed to live in the most inhospitable...
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TUSCANY, LA BELLA ITALIA

A region epitomasing beauty and history
Tuscany is most certainly the area which stands out in Italy as the definition of beauty, culture and history. Although it is too often reduced to its capital, Florence, this film aspires to unveil a more diverse region. Nestled between the Mediterranean and the mountains, Tuscany offers...
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UNIQUE HOMES

A tour of Japanese creative architecture
Every week, UNIQUE HOMES introduces one-of-a-kind houses in Japan built or designed by families or individuals living in it. The houses feature exclusive design and functions while still matching unique environment and location constraints. UNIQUE HOMES is a tour of Japanese creative...
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UNIQUE SPA

Access restricted
“Accessible only on foot” “Can enter only during low tide” “Totally dilapidated” Japan is the land of hot springs and this series focuses on spas that are definitely not ordinary, like no changing rooms, or you have to clear the shrub, even having to...
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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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UP! ON THE (GREEN) ROOFS OF PARIS

The secrets high above
This film is an exceptional journey to discover an unknown Paris where Mother Nature reigns; an expedition on the rooftops of the city which harbors amazing hanging gardens. Strawberries grow above the Galeries Lafayette; vines on City Hall; vegetables on school roofs, tended by students;...
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UP! ON THE ROOFS OF...

An unknown and inaccessible world
Unlike boulevards and monuments, the rooftops of cities are an unknown world, inaccessible to most of its inhabitants and the tourists. However, a few privileged people made these secret gardens part of their daily lives.
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VIETNAM, A CELEBRATION OF THE SENSES

From terrace rice fields to Halong Bay
From southern Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) to the famous Mekong Delta, and then North toward the Tonkin Gulf and Hanoi, Vietnam is stretching itself like a dragon along the sea of China. Vietnam is the cradle of an exceptional civilization which has managed to preserve its royal cities...
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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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WAS DU NICHT SIEHST

This series offers a new look at our planet, that of Sophie Massieu, a journalist blind from birth, and her dog Pongo. Obviously, Sophie cannot judge people by their appearance but she is more attuned to their psychology and way of life. This difference gives rise to touching and...
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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 BE TOMORROW? FAMILY

Uderstanding and contemplating the world
This collection of vignettes is about studying and understanding family life around the world, from Egypt to Cambodia and Senegal. How do families function in different countries? How are they structured and organized? How do they see their future?
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WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE ? MAN AND NATURE

Uderstanding and contemplating the world
The relationship between Man and Nature varies from place to place. Osmosis is often found but quite too frequently humans don’t really know how to manage natural resources. A major challenge for the future.
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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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WHAT WILL TOMORROW BE? WOMAN

Uderstanding and contemplating the world
Because they give birth, women have alway been assigned a special status and function in human societies. This collection of short vignettes takes a look at the daily life of women around the world. Are they happy with their situation? What are their expectations?
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WHERE PEOPLE READ

Unusual libraries
In various countries in Asia, bookmobiles provide books for those who do not have libraries readily accessible or reading material at their fingertips. Imagine what it would be like if you had to wait for a bookmobile to come around once a week just so you could spend a few hours pouring...
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WIND QUEST

Marrying travel and scientific study
Arthur de Kersauson and Antoine Auriol go around the world to meet singular winds to which men have often given names. Each episode is a journey and a real challenge because the wind does not always blow where you expect it. But when it does, everything seems to come alive. At once...
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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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WOMEN WAY IN ZANZIBAR

The business of seaweed
On the island of Zanzibar, in the village of Jambiani, seaweed is grown to be used in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries. This business started 10 years ago to reviv the archipelago's economic activity. The men proved too restless to get involved in a long-term project,...
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WORLD DISCOVERIES

A testament to the incredible richness of human cultures
In a few dozens of years, our planet has gone through more dramatic changes than at any time of human history. Globalization is here and economic as well as technological progress lead to standardization all around the world. Yet cultural differences and diversity are still there to...
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KIDS OF THE WORLD

«You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see to what point your life is different from theirs. And, seen from another point of view, it’s amazing how all the children in the world are alike; as if they were all brothers and sisters. so why don’t we go and meet them in...
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LEGENDARY BEACHES

Sea, sand, dreams and reality
Copacabana... Saint-Tropez... Goa…. Phuket... The mere mention of these names brings up images of sun, holidays and a complete change of surroundings. In the public consciousness, these famous beaches have come to symbolize dream destinations everyone wish to visit one day. Through...
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PARAIBA MEU AMOR (LONG VERSION)

The soul music of Northeast Brazil
Northeast Brazil moves to the beat of “forró”, a music that is an integral part of the life and culture of the region. PARAIBA MEU AMOR explores the history, presents interviews and covers live sessions to understand how this music came to represent the spirit of the...
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74mn

THE LAST SHANGRI-LA

The price of beautiful landscapes
The chinese countryside is all about water and bamboo. Rice paddies are everywhere and mountains seem to float. Indeed, the men tamed the water flowing down the peaks using a bamboo-pipe irrigation system and started to grow rice in an unusual altitude far from any river. The result is an...
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52mn

THE ROOFTOPS OF PARIS

The inaccessible heights of the City of Lights
This visually striking documentary takes you to a fascinating land perched high above the streets of Paris. Moving from one roof to another, you will meet the people who work on the roofs and those who design or paint them... There are also those who break the law to roam the city...
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55mn