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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 discarded apes and created the sanctuary “Save the Chimps”, a unique site in Florida and home to over 300 chimpanzees.

52mnHD
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  • Available versions French / English
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SEA PORTRAITS

People of the Pacific
In the Pacific Ocean people have a passion for the sea. This collection of half-hour portraits presents endearing people living for and by the sea like the surf teacher, the marine reseacher, the coast guard, the environmental activist or the fisherman. SEA PORTRAITS goes to different...
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10x26mn

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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2x30mn4K

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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52mn4K

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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75mn4K

KOMODO: SEX AND DRAGONS

An eventful courtship
An imposing adult male is determined to mate with a young female. A trivial episode in the animal kingdom one might think. But when it takes place in one of the most hostile archipelagos in the world, and when the animals involved are the ferocious Komodo dragons, we know the courtship...
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52mn4K

KOREAN BROKEN FAMILIES

The heartbraking reunion
The diplomatic relations between North Korea and South Korea are warming up but there is still a deep wound going back to the time of the Cold War: the separation of refugees’ families. Lee Geumsum was a young mother when she had to flee the Korean War in 1951. She wandered several...
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52mn4K

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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30mn4K

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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52mn4K

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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52mn4K

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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52mn4K

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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52mn4K

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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MEMOIRS OF AN ELEPHANT

Reminiscing 60 years of adventures
This elephant is almost 60-year old, he is huge but weary. Like all the ancients, he now lives on his own accompanied by his many memories. So many things has happened in his very long life. There were the joyful youth years, the struggle to hold his rank within the group before quitting...
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52mn4K

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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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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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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52mn4K

THE CAIMAN AND THE DOOMED SWAMP

The dry season ordeal
The Pantanal, in Brazil, is the largest swampland in the world and every year, without fail, it inflicts a frightful ordeal on its inhabitants. Indeed, the dry season shrinks it to drastic proportions sending the local wildlife into a desperate race against the clock. The animals have to...
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THE CLAN OF THE BABY BABOON

The young and the restless
This film tells the daily life of a baby baboon and its clan. There are the boisterous teenagers, other moms with their babies and, most impressive of all, the Leader. And then they are those who covet its place accounting for why young males are constantly fighting to train. Interactions...
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52mn4K

THE PHILIPPINES, THE SPIRAL OF VIOLENCE

Collateral damages
The Philippines have all the attributes of a tropical paradise, but it has become hell for drug dealers. Indeed, since his election in 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has declared war on the gangs and drug trafficking. He has given a free rein to the police and the armed forces to shoot...
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45mn4K

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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52mn4K

YURU CHARA CRAZE

In Japan, every organization, public or private, claim one mascot
The craze for Japanese mascots has reached such a level that the country has now literally hundreds of these little characters. Every region, city, company, even firefighters and the army, all have their mascots. The economic stakes have become so high that a dedicated festival was...
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26mn4K

2012: APOCALYPSE NOW?

A bizarre syncretism
The end of the world has always spawned the craziest rumours. The last doom date, December 21, 2012, was somewhat a far-fetched interpretation of the Mayan calendar. According to beliefs of this pre-Columbian civilization, the world regenerates every 5122 years, creating periods of great...
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52mnHD

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...

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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16x52mnHD

A QUEST FOR GEMS

Romancing the stones
Stones have always made people dream, even fantasize. They have even driven some crazy at times. Three unusual gemologists, passionate about precious stones, travel around the world in search of the most beautiful ones. They take us behind the scenes of one of the most cutthroat markets...
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58mnHD

A SECOND LIFE FOR FOOD

Fighting wastage
In France, 10 million tons of food are being squandered each year. To fight this unspeakable waste, regulations have been adopted. Since 2017, the law prohibits supermarkets to throw away unsold food and requires them to give or recycle it. Thus, obsolete products become a new business....
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52mnHD

A STOLEN LIFE

Spain is facing a dreadful scandal
Over the span of 40 years, 200,000 to 300,000 babies have been stolen from their parents at birth at the clinic to be sold to couples in search of children to adopt. These foster parents had to comply with ultra-Catholic, conservative right-wing ideology. Moreover, this traffic was...
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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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A WOMAN'S WORLD

Iconic female figure in different cultures
In this series we share the daily routines of women from Tunisia, Canada, Brazil, Italy and India to try to understand what place do these different societies give them. Each destination offers the opportunity to meet students, doctors, lawyers, farmers, singers and politicians and in...
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AFGHANISTAN, THE FRENCH DOCTORS LEGACY

An unrelenting dedication
The 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan launched a 10-year dirty war. As soon as 1980, French doctors came to the rescue of the local population at the risk of their own lives. They were appropriately nicknamed “The French Doctors”. Since then their action has spread all over...
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52mnHD

AFRICA: THE BUSINESS OF FOOD

A profitable business solution to an endemic problem
Africa has been confronted to major food shortages. This series look at some exciting food stories coming from that continent. Successful new cultures and practices have been implemented to deal with the situation and allow families to feed themselves. More surprisingly, these experiences...
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13x3mnHD

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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52mnHD

AIRLINES WORLDWIDE: WAR OF LUXURY IN THE CLOUDS

The sky has no limits
Three-stars meals, expensive wines, flat beds and even showers. Airline companies will stop at nothing to attract wealthy customers willing to spend 10,000 € on a Paris-New York flight.
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24mnHD

ALMOST FAMOUS

Breaking free
Within a social and cultural landscape considered to be largely conservative, some people are pushing the boundaries of what is generally considered acceptable and appropriate in polite Asian society. These Asians are speaking their minds in unlikely or alternative forms of expression...
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4x52mnHD

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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52mnHD

ANIMAL STRATEGIES

To live and survive in the wild
Animals had to develop behaviours and techniques in order to address vital requirements such as nutrition, reproduction, raising the young, protection and, more generally, adaptation to a sometimes hostile environment. ANIMAL STRATEGIES shows us how primates, antelopes, small animals, big...
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6x52mnHD

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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52mnHD

ASIA EXPOSED

The camera never lies
This series follows established photographers who are challenged to take on unusual and sometimes heart-wrenching topics, embarking on an eye-opening quests to capture such magical moments. Nothing is off limits: plastic surgery, drug addiction, "third sex", teenage smoking,...
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16x23mnHD

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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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

BATACLAN GENERATION: HOW DO THEY FACE UP THE TERROR?

Hurt but resourceful
After the attacks of November 13, 2015, that killed 129, the shockwave spread throughout the whole Paris region. This film is an encounter with young people, hurt but resourceful, who have to learn to live with the threat of terrorism.
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20mnHD

BEAUTIFUL MINDS

Understanding Asia best and brightest
What makes someone a genius? What's the definition of talent? This unique 2 hours series explores the genesis of geniuses in Asia, seemingly coinciding with the continent’s rapid growth in the global arena. From Korea to India, Singapore to China, BEAUTIFUL MINDS examines to...
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BEFORE WE ARE FORGOTTEN

Collateral victims
This investigative film starts in 2006 when then president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, declared war on drug trafficking. During the 6 ensuing years, violence spread like an epidemic throughout the country. Over 121,000 people died while many more went into exile, were kidnapped or...
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90mnHD

BIRDS OF AFRICA

More or less direct descendants of the dinosaurs, birds are divided in about 20 families which pundits consider nonetheless rather homogeneous. Yet what a disparity of evolution between the ostrich and the tiny quelea. From an ecological standpoint birds have significantly differentiated...
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52mnHD

BLACK CODE

When states play Big Brother
This is a gripping account of how governments control and manipulate the internet in order to censor and monitor their citizens. With stories from exiled Tibetan monks trying to circumvent China’s surveillance apparatus, Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts, Brazilian...
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90mnHD

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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52mnHD

BOTSWANA: SAVING THE BLACK RHINOS

A host land for a threatened species
On earth for over 35 million years, the black rhino is now endangered. It is estimated that only 3,500 remain and that an average of 1,200 rhinos of all species are killed by poachers in South Africa each year. Over 7 years, Kai Collins and his team have been preparing the transfer of...
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110mnHD

BRAZIL, THE GREAT LEAP BACKWARDS

The squandering of a democracy beacon
Following President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, Brazil has entered a time of great political instability. The members of Parliament who drove her out are often corrupt themselves and charged for that, sometimes even for murder. Between democracy and government graft, this film...
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

BURMA THE ENDLESS GUERILLA

The Kachin plight
Burma’s democratic process is making headlines but the minorities issue is being largely ignored. One of the oldest guerilla in the world is led in Northern Burma by the Kachin people, which has been fighting for over 60 years against the central government to preserve its language,...
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45mnHD

BUSINESS AT THE BEACH

Summer tourism financial bonanza
For a lot of vacationers, summer means time at the beach. Every year, 35 million tourists, French and foreigners, submerge France seacoasts. For cities and storekeepers they translate into an economic windfall.
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102mnHD

CHAMPIONS OF THE SAVANNAH

The wildlife world records
Every day amazing feats are taking place in the savannah. Everyone knows about the obvious ones: the elephant is the biggest mammal, the ostrich the biggest bird, the cheetah the speediest animal… But can you answer questions like: who’s strongest than a frog? Who has the...
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52mnHD

CHARLIE HEBDO: A CHALLENGE FOR SCHOOLS

Educating the youngsters
Since the Charlie Hebdo magazine bloody attack, the French school system has come under heavy scrutiny. Indeed, in a number of schools, the minute of silence has not been respected, freedom of expression was undermined and accusations of conspiracy were made. How do the schools manage the...
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30mnHD

CHILD IN THE WILD

Unusual pets
This series is about children who have grown up in close contact with nature. Many of them have developed a special relationship with supposedly savage animals, mainly thanks to their parents who work directly with wildlife. From Brazil to Kenya and Australia, each episode tells stories...
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2x52mnHD

CHILD LABOR IN BOLIVIA, THE BROKEN TABOO

A scandal or a necessity ?
Nowadays in Bolivia, children as young as 10-year-old are legally at work. They can be seen everywhere. If this regulation outrages international organisations, the children themselves and their union that led the campaign in favour of lowering the legal working age welcomed it. This law...
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52mnHD

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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9x50mnHD

CHINA CLOSE-UP

Striving. Living. Loving.
China is steeped in rich history, tradition and culture but with a population of over a billion people, it is also a land where countless personal tales unfold every day. CHINA CLOSE-UP takes an intimate look at stories of love, life and longing providing a riveting insight at the daily...
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12x26mnHD

CHINA NEW (DIS)ORDERS

The new Far East
At the beginning of this new millennium, China is at last emerging as an economic superpower. Its huge market is an irresistible magnet for foreign companies sometimes ready to look the other way in order to get their share of the cake. China’s dive into modernity is brutal, full of...
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6x26mnHD

CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE FOR PRINTEMPS IN PARIS

The magical appeal of window displays
The department store Le Printemps was created more than 150 years ago and is considered an institution in Paris. It is, of course, a temple for shopping but also a real attraction thanks to its spectacular window displays. However, to keep its seductive power, Le Printemps must reinvent...
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52mnHD

CHRISTMAS IN PAKISTAN

Christians in a Muslim country
Contrary to what one might think, Pakistan is home to religious pluralism as evidenced by the diverse and numerous places of worship. This film follows several families belonging to the Christian minority as they prepare for the Christmas festivities. How do they practice their religion...
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CHRISTMAS IN THE SAVANNAH

Truce in the wildlife
Christmas balls, tinsels in the trees and some improbable snow on the ground: this is the unexpected setting for this wildlife film shot in southern Africa during the Christmas period. This is December 25, and everyone has a birth to celebrate: the savannah is full of animals about to...
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52mnHD

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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2x52mnHD

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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52mnHD

CRUISES, THE HIDDEN FACE

An expensive reality
For many, a trip on a cruise ship means high living and unforgettable holidays. But the reality can be somehow disappointing. This lucrative business, which sometimes costs passengers more than expected, is also seriously damaging the environment.
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52mnHD

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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4x26mnHD

DAESH FINANCING SYSTEM

The multinational of terrorism
Led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Daesh is the wealthiest and most powerful terrorist organization in the world with a fortune estimated at $2 billion. In addition to exploiting oil fields and extorting taxes of all kinds, Daesh exports cotton to its Turkish neighbours on a massive scale at...
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56mnHD

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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6x26mnHD

DIM: THE GLAMOROUS HISTORY

Women's liberation through hosiery
The story of Dim is not only an incredible industrial adventure, it’s also about how glamour made its way in advertising, the evolution of fashion, dress codes and women’s liberation. Beyond the pictures of gorgeous legs wearing Dim hosiery, this film also tells the moving...
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

DOES PRICE HAVE GENDER?

The gender marketing
Pink for girls and blue for boys. These color codes have always defined consumers by sex. However a recent study has revealed that not only manufacturers differentiate products by their customers’ gender but also charge different prices. The medias are taken by storm, social...
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52mnHD

DROUOT: THE TEMPLE OF AUCTIONS

A rare look behind the scenes
Drouot has been the Parisian auction temple for 150 years: 16 rooms, 2,000 m2, 5,000 visitors daily, 600,000 items sold each year, all this under the hammer of the auctioneers. In Drouot one can meet the millionaires and their representatives looking for the unique and costly object to...
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44mnHD

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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EATING LIKE A POPE

Gastronomy in the Vatican
What do popes eat? How do people eat in the Vatican? From Eve’s apple to the miracles, food has always had a special place among Roman Catholics. This film opens the lid on a little known world: the gastronomy of the Vatican.
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52mnHD

EMOTIONS FOR SALE

Knowing everything about us, even before we know it ourselves
80% of our actions are driven by our emotions. For the giants of Silicon Valley, as well as your local supermarket, understanding and directing them is a major endeavour. The "feel data" business has become the next frontier. Brands are increasingly using neuroscience to decode...
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31mnHD

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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52mnHD

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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4x52mnHD

EVERYDAY HEROES

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things
This documentary series showcases ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It highlights the human side of those who do all they can to help others along the way.
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6x52mnHD

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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12x52mnHD

EXTRAORDINARY ASIAN WOMEN

The willpower of a few women can change the lives of many
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EXTRAORDINARY ASIANS

The willpower of a few can change the lives of many
Winner of multiple International Awards - including New York Festivals and Cine’s Golden Eagle Awards - EXTRAORDINARY ASIANS is a 10 part documentary series that showcases the amazing achievements of ordinary Asians who are quietly changing and moulding the world around them. Each...
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10x52mnHD

FACTORY TOWNS

God created the world and the rest was "Made in China"
Workers were once at the vanguard of the Chinese socialist revolution. Today, they are employed to generate private profits, submitted to state policies, molded to fit the needs of the country's market economy. But behind this new proletariat lie moving human stories. FACTORY TOWNS,...
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2x45mnHD

FARMERS OF THE FUTURE

Citifying agriculture
Singapore occupies a small landmass with no room for farming but yet it happens to be the "garden city" of tomorrow. Indeed, the intense urbanization called for the testing of new models of citified agriculture; in other words experimentation of vegetable gardens and farms on...
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

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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94mnHD

FIFTEEN YEARS OF TERROR

Terrorism recent history
In fifteen years, from the 9/11 attacks against the World Trade Center to those in Paris in November 2015, dramatic and deadly strikes have been targeting Western countries like never before and have changed the face of the world. In between these two major events, the aggressions and...
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2x52mnHD

FISH LIFE

Small is beautiful
The ocean has its stars: dolphins, sharks, Manta rays, whales; and then there are the others, the humble and the discreet, which can only get the limelight thanks to a Disney movie. Yet, from the clown fish to the octopus, the lionfish to the cleaner fish, without of course omitting the...
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12x26mnHD

FORTUNES FROM FUN

From vision to fruition
“Fun” (or, more loosely, “happiness”) is like a commodity, intangible though it may be. However, it can lead to successful business stories by making it the keystone of a product, an experience or a brand. This series goes behind the scenes to uncover the vision,...
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FREEDOM VS SECURITY: THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN FRANCE

How far are we willing to go to feel safe?
Following the tragic events of Paris on November 13, 2015, a state of emergency has been declared in France. But what does it really mean? Strengthening border controls, increasing the number of searches, intensifying intelligence gathering, deploying police and security forces in the...
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FRENCH MUSLIMS: A BITTER AFTERMATH

In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, what is life like for the French Muslims who joined the January 11 mass rally? Facing a wave of Islamophobic acts on an unprecedented scale, these French people are experiencing feelings of exclusion, withdrawal and dereliction by...
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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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57mnHD

GIANT AQUARIUMS, THE RACE TO THRILLS

A dive into the fascinating world of modern arenas
Today, more than 40 giant aquariums compete for 3 million tourists who come to admire the marine fauna. To attract them, these destinations are going after the ultimate star: the shark. Casting a squale means, at least, 20% more visitors per year. But to work it must be a massive and...
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GOLD OF BENGAL

Self-sufficiency at sea
In Bangladesh, the young engineer Corentin de Chatelperron and his team have designed a sailboat made entirely out of jute fiber and christened it “Gold of Bengal”. But beyond the challenge based on the material used for the construction, Corentin's goal is to achieve...
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GOLDEN GOLD

From the financial market to the mines
The economic turmoil has given new life to gold as the thirst for this metal seems inextinguishable and has consequences all over the world. Indeed, this infatuation has unintended consequences. For instance, gold fever among the London bankers endangers an Indonesian tropical paradise...
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GRAMPS AND GRANDMAS ARE FLIRTING

The boom of dating websites is not just for young people
While teenagers are just beginning to experience love, their grandparents are still going strong. At age 69, 75% of men and 43% of women are still sexually active. Dating sites targeting seniors are booming, as well as travel agencies for elder singles. Over the last ten years, the number...
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GRENADINE, LEMONADE: THE SUMMER CORDIALS BATTLE

The new inexpensive family beverage
The concentrated fruit syrup is making a comeback. Formerly defeated by sodas, syrup sales are nowadays only a tad behind those of its main rival as well as fruit juices. It owes its success above all to its price, it is 8 times cheaper than a bottle of juice. Whats’ bad for the...
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GROWING UP IN THE SAVANNAH

The school of wildlife
For the emblematic African wildlife, the long road to adulthood is paved with multiple obstacles. But the dangers vary considerably from one species to another as well as the solutions they have to find to bring the most offsprings to maturity. Blessed with more or less thoughtful parents...
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HALAL TOURISM

A real strategic market
Separate pools and spa facilities for men and women, buffets certified without pork or alcohol, prayer timings announced: more and more travel agencies offer this kind of travel experiences which embraces Islam precepts. This is a new way of travelling - across Austria, France, Turkey and...
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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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HOTELS: ONLINE RESERVATION

Questionable competitive practices
To prepare their holidays, the French are turning more and more to online booking websites. Booking, Expedia or Venere share the hotel market on the Internet. These sites claim to offer the best deals. But are the prices displayed truly cheaper than those charged directly by the hotels?...
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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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ICONS OF THE WILD

The stars and the supporting cast of the animal kingdom
At first glance, the African wildlife seems all too familiar. The stars, such as the elephant or the lion, have been extensively covered as well as the supporting cast, from the gazelles to the birds. But even if their lifestyles have been overexposed, the animals of the savannah remain a...
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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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INCREDIBLE BEAUTY CONTESTS

Looks and beyond
In this series, being beautiful covers widely different meanings as each episode follows a contestant in his or her search for recognition: a young man entering the Mister International contest, a grandma trying to sparkle her way to the Miss Senior America crown, a spoiled english girl...
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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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INSIDE MARINELAND

Diving backstage alongside the stars
This film dives backstage alongside dolphins, killer whales and polar bears to discover how they prepare for the famous water ballets that fascinate so many families. Besides the animals, the most important characters of the Marineland are the keepers who know these mammals so well and...
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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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KAMLAHARI: THE STOLEN CHILDHOOD OF NEPAL

Sold as modern day slaves by their own families
In the Teraï region of Nepal, many young girls confront a harrowing destiny: they are sold off as modern day slaves by their own families. These girls, called "Kamlahari", are deprived of their childhood, kindred and education and doomed by ancient traditions to be...
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52mnHD

KASHMIR, ASIA'S FORGOTTEN POWDER KEG

The oldest ongoing conflict in the world
On the far reaches of the Himalayas, the Kashmir conflict pits India against Pakistan, two countries that each possess nuclear weapons. Over 70 years of war, unstable peace and aborted dialogue, this area, where Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism mix, has become one of the most militarized in...
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KING OF THE FOREST

The struggle of the red deer
Red deer are among the most powerful and majestic animals living deep in the European forests. These popular heroes of classic fairy tales can also be violent beasts engaged in a constant struggle to achieve one goal: the right to have a descendance. Shot in one of the last primary forest...
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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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LAND OF THE APES

To live and die free
In the Conkuati lagoon in Congo, an association has undertaken a challenging endeavour: to enable chimpanzees, who have crossed paths with man, to live and die freely by returning to their natural habitat. How can these animals be taught to feed, live together and defend themselves in the...
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52mnHD

LEGEND OF FRUITS

The wonders of nature's diversity
LEGEND OF FRUITS is an epic documentary 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 with fruits and our love for them. Thanks to the...
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LEGO: THE GOLDEN BRICKS

The world's most famous toy empire
Every hour, more than 7 million bricks and figurines are sold under the Lego name, the most famous toy brand in the world. 80 years after its creation, the company is doing better than ever and has become a world leader. This film takes us behind the scenes of this empire: the historic...
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LET'S DO IT TOGETHER

Unity is power! As the old saying goes, two is better than one. Another way to put it: what a group of people is able to do surpasses one’s ability and capability. Each episode showcases one community in a given country that is keeping a tradition alive, an activity that brings...
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LIFE AT THE ZOO: LE PAL

One the most visited parks in France
Chimpanzees, elephants, lions, tigers, giraffes, bears, meerkats, zebras, lemurs, just to name a few. All kinds of animals from the world over can be admired in this zoological park, located in the heart of Auvergne, one the most visited parks in France.
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52mnHD

MAMA HYENA

Lessons from a despised animal
Hyenas have been given an unfairly negative reputation in folklore and popular media because of their ungraceful, even grotesque physical features. Hyenas are truly a curiosity of nature. They are intelligent creatures that follow a sophisticated and ruthless social system. Depending on...
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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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MERRY CHRISTMAS HUGO CHAVEZ

The most idiosyncratic political experiments of our time
During his "reign" of 14 years over Venezuela, Hugo Chavez has succeeded in eradicating extreme poverty and achieved alomost universal literacy in his country. The bluster and rants of the most unpredictable head of state seem to have cast irreparable doubt and suspicion on one...
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MIGRANTS

A 2-year journey from misery to disenchantment
2013. Five young Afghans decide to take a shot at a better life and migrate to Europe, more specifically Paris their dream destination. Then begins a two-year 12,000 kms long journey, across six borders and full of first times: the ocean, girls in mini-skirts, bars, skyscrapers…...
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MIGRATIONS IN DANGER

Man's barriers on animals' routes
Man constantly modifies its environment. It continues to expand on the planet into the most wild and remote places where it erects artificial barriers at the crossroads of migration of species in danger of extinction. These animals must survive at any cost to ensure the future of their...
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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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MONOI

A beautifully scented treasure from Tahiti
Monoï is an infused perfume oil made from soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenias (best known as Tiaré flowers) in coconut oil. Over the past 2,000 years, it has been used by the people of Tahiti as a skin and hair softener. Nowadays it is one of the main local exports under...
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MOVIE STAR ANIMALS

From training to shootings
The dogs Rin-tin-tin-tin, Lassie and Beethoven, killer whale Willy, piglet Babe and many other animals have long since joined the pantheon of great movie stars. Behind these star animals are men and women who, far from fame, are driven by passion, determination and patience. In France,...
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MY CULTURAL REVOLUTION

Mao's grinder
“I was barely 10 when I was thrown into this madness. The turmoil swallowed me. When it was over, I was a man. A pretty unusual teenage crisis!”. Xu Xing, a Chinese writer, revisits his early years which were ravaged by the Cultural Revolution. It cost him his illusions, his...
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MY LUCKY BIRD

Aa human adventure far from us
Lei Shuang Mei, Tang Qi and Wang Meng are three 23 years old Chinese women. They live in Beijing and their lives is about to change dramatically. Shot in real time over six months, MY LUCKY BIRD is their intimate and day by day story. Through their dreams, expectations, questions and...
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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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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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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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NEW WORLD WITHOUT STRANGERS

The new collaborative economy explained by Henry Golding (''Crazy Rich Asians'')
The concept of sharing within communities isn’t something new. In fact, it goes back thousands of years, to a time when people didn’t really have much. Nowadays, this notion has made a comeback but with a twist. Welcome to the age of the "collaborative economy”....
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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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52mnHD

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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5x52mnHD

NORTH KOREA, THE GREAT ILLUSION

Beyond the propaganda
In 2011, the sudden death of Kim Jung Il brought to power his Western educated son and basket-ball fan Kim Jun-un, 30. But very quickly any hope of liberalization raised by the new leadership faded in front of the dictatorial logic of the first communist dynasty in History. This is the...
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50mnHD

NUIT DEBOUT

Rise Up!
For over 4 months, a silent crowd sat every evening on the Place de la République, in Paris, at the foot of Marianne. All shared the same anger, ideal and desire to reclaim politics from the established parties and regain control of their fate. This movement, known as "Nuit...
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70mnHD

OCEAN TEENS

Initiation of an eco-friendly generation
Mentored by renowned explorers, teenagers explore the vast French maritime domain, one with the richest biodiversity in the world and encompassing the most seas, like the Atlantic, the Pacific,the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. This trip is an unique opportunity for them to...
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6x52mnHD

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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PRAYING MANTIS: AN ALIEN'S WORLD

Rulers of their world
They look like creatures from an alien planet, and in fact, praying mantises have inspired Hollywood science fiction film-makers in their designs for extra-terrestrial monsters. It’s more than their physical shape that seems out of this world. Praying mantises, with some reaching...
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PREDATION!

Gruesome yet indispensable
Predation is everywhere in nature and constitute a necessity in the chain of life. It is a merciless process both for the predator and its prey whose destinies and future evolutions are inextricably linked. From the African savannah to the European swamps, from a predator’s killing...
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5x52mnHD

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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26mnHD

QUAND LA GALETTE FAIT DES ROIS !

L’Épiphanie est une tradition à laquelle les Français ne dérogent pas. Vedette dans les rayons et les boulangeries, la galette des rois se vend par millions chaque année. Les Français en dégustent plus de 30 millions chaque...
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52mnHD

RACISM THE DARK FACE OF BRAZIL

An underlying tension that permeates the whole society
While Brazil elects a far-right President, this film focuses on the humiliations suffered by the destitute. How are they viewed by the rest of the population? Is the fear felt by the privileged justified? Thought in-depth interviews and testimonies, this much needed film shows how race...
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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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57mnHD

ROMA IN FRANCE

The other face of the country of the human rights
One night, Colette sees from her window a big fire in a wasteland across the road. She decides to go see and is greeted by a Gypsy family from Romania. Touched by Eva, Sami and their two children, she decides to help them. Although, over time, life conditions improve somewhat, the...
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52mnHD

ROUBAIX SECTION 13

A career in law enforcement
Julien, Lea and Felix are barely 20. Like their comrades, their lives will radically change in a few months. They are learning a profession but also values and rules. They also realize that they will never be citizens like anyone else. Their lives and their careers will be dedicated to...
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

SCHOOL OF CRIME

Major in: profiling, sex crime, investigation, money laundering...
Montreal is home to one of the most prestigious school in criminology. This is where young students eager to devote their life to the quest of truth and justice are being exposed to the very same techniques used by the heroes of investigative American series. SCHOOL OF CRIME follows 6...
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8x52mnHD

SEARCHING FOR MULLAH OMAR

Who really was the iconic leader of the talibans?
Mullah Omar, the Afghan Taliban leader, is one of the most controversial and enigmatic men on the planet. Even after a decade of foreign military presence, we still know absolutely nothing about him. Is he a dreadful Islamist? Has he been branded evil to justify a military intervention in...
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59mnHD

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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52mnHD

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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10x52mnHD

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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52mnHD

SMALL ANIMALS OF AFRICA

They have one thing in common: you can’t see them when the grass is high. Some are rodents, others carnivores, reptiles or monkeys. One way or another, they suffer from their small size since they have to get by in an environment dominated by giants. They have learned to survive by...
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52mnHD

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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6x26mnHD

SOYUZ IN FRENCH GUIANA

The Russian space adventure in Amazonia
How do you say "Holy Mary" in Russian? In Creole, they say "Sinnamary" as the name of the village located in the north of French Guiana where the mythical Soyuz launchers take off. Two hundred Russians, straight from the banks of the Volga River, have been busy in the...
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52mnHD

SPIRITUALITY FOR SALE

For centuries, Asian families have been going on temple retreats lasting anything from a few days to a few years. Now Westerners are turning to this way of getting in touch with their own selves. The number of meditation centers opening to welcome them show this. A monastery, a meditation...
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52mnHD

STATE OF LIMBO: THE STATELESS

Citizens of nowhere
What do physicist Albert Einstein, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and dissident writer Aleksander Solzhenitsyn have in common? All were "stateless" for some part of their lives. According to UN estimation, there are around 12 million such people in the world today. This film goes...
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52mnHD

STRANGE ENCOUNTERS IN THE SAVANNAH

We thought we had seen it all
A baboon hunting a gazelle. Crocodiles eating another crocodile. A carnivorous giraffe. Zebras without stripes. Turtles jumping on buffalos. These are exceptional scenes captured thanks to hundreds of hours spent filming in the savannah. Animals with unusual characteristics. Unheard of...
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52mnHD

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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22mnHD

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...
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4x52mnHD

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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52mnHD

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

TAXI TO ASIA

Follow the driver
Taxi drivers are probably the first people you meet upon setting foot in a new country but also the most colorful and clued-in characters. TAXI TO ASIA is the first travelogue to tap the lively personalities of these informal ambassadors with their huge personal treasure trove of tested...
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10x26mnHD

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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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

THE ADVENTURES OF SWALA PALA, THE BABY GAZELLE

Once upon a time, in the savannah…
Newly born Swala Pala is barely able to stand up on its slight legs and with its long eyelashes and upright ears the baby gazelle is strikingly reminiscent of little Bambi, the famous Disney animal hero. Set in Africa, where survival of the fittest is the law of the land, Swala Pala will...
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52mnHD

THE AMBASSADORS OF HOPE

One cause, one celebrity
AMBASSADORS OF HOPE is a series about female celebrities that are involved in charities. They may be famous but also committed to the point that they don’t hesitate to shed their polished public image to go in the field to help raise awareness. For these ambassadors, speaking for...
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11x52mnHD

THE AMNEVILLE ZOO

The actors of the animals' well-being
This film is about the daily activities of the 120 employees of the zoo: healers, vets, trainers, cooks... They all work together to ensure the animals' well-being.
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45mnHD

THE ANTELOPES

Among mammals, antelopes epitomize the most dramatic form of evolution. They account for 74 species in Africa. The smallest weights 1.5 kilos and is 0.2 meter high against 600 kilos and 1.8 meter for the biggest. They are all ruminants with hooves and horns but differ greatly in terms of...
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52mnHD

THE ARM DEALERS' TRASH CANS

Are outdoor tests harmful?
Each year, various weapons are being tested on military zones in Europe. Near Bourges, France, the army has exploded thousands of shells with depleted uranium. In Sardinia, Italy, tens of thousands of missiles have been launched, in the open air, by NATO armies and arms manufacturers. In...
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52mnHD

THE ART OF NAPPING

Siesta time around the world
Taking a nap is the ultimate symbol of holidays, especially on the beach. Though in some countries, like Spain, it is a well-known daily custom, in some less anticipated countries like China it is quite usual for workers to stop in the middle of the day to snooze, sometimes even right on...
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36mnHD

THE ART OF NEGOCIATION

The search for the best price
With the financial crisis, people have been trying to spend as little as possible. The buyer is now in constant search for the best price, comparing, negotiating with merchants or accumulating coupons, all to improve his purchasing power. The Internet has also lifted a taboo: these...
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52mnHD

THE ASIAN CENTURY

A continent reality check
At the turn of the 21st century, all pundits were predicting the dawn of the so-called “Asian Century”. But even if no one today disputes the geopolitical and economic importance of that continent leaded by China and India, the early blind optimism has been blunted by the 2008...
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11x26mnHD

THE BISON OF EUROPE

The survivors
Bison are the largest animals of Europe, the most ancient and the wildest. The only ones remaining live in the last primary forest on the continent. Over several seasons, this spectacular film follows a herd whose matriarch has died and whose leadership has been taking over by a young...
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52mnHD

THE BUSINESS OF INTERNET REVIEWS

A skewed reading
Nowadays, in order to choose a restaurant, a washer or a phone, almost everyone read the online consumers’ reviews before making a decision. However, studies show that one out of two reviews is a fake. They are written by ill-intentioned competitors or sometimes bought from...
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30mnHD

THE CANNABIS GENERATION

The new hard drug
Cannabis is the third most used psychoactive product in France. What has changed is the age of first time users: 12 or 13 years-old. This trend has the scientists worried because early consumption means a higher risk of dependency compounded by the fact that cannabis has changed in the...
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30mnHD

THE CHINESE WHITE GOLD

Winter sports Wild East
Chinese new middle class can now enjoy a sport they knew nothing about until recently : skiing. And they love it! This is not about trying some daredevil manoeuvres on the runs; so far skiing remains a quiet family experience. However, this craze has led to a shortage of adequate...
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THE COOLNESS BUSINESS

The truth about air conditioning
In summer, some love to bask in the sun but for those who dread the heat there is only one solution: invest in an air conditioner. Sales of these machines have gone through the roof in France since the heat wave of 2003. But when you are ready to make a purchase, the choice can be quite...
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26mnHD

THE COPY & PASTE SOCIETY

The plagiarism syndrome
In the age of the Internet many students are tempted to plagiarize works found on the web. A bad practice that is not limited to students ; journalists, politicians and artists are suffering from the same syndrome. The young generation is doing so without thinking about the consequences...
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THE COURTROOM BUFFS

Justice as a show
In the courthouses a micro-society has developed, a coterie made up of people from every walk of life who attend trials in much the same way as others go to shows, plays or movies. This foray into the world of courtroom buffs introduces us to a host of colorful, fascinating, even touching...
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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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52mnHD

THE GUIDED TOURS WAR

An unexpected competitive market
In just 3 months, tourist guides make more than half their annual turnover. But competition is fiercer than ever, especially in recent years when new players have disrupted the market. On the French Riviera, an agency is offering turnkey circuits at rock bottom prices. More striking yet,...
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26mnHD

THE HIDDEN SIDE OF GOOGLE

"Do no Evil". Really?
Google is the richest search engine company in the world and has become ubiquitous to the point of being used as a verb. Searching the net, sending messages via Gmail, getting around with Google Maps, watching videos on YouTube.... The company is everywhere. By being ever present in our...
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52mnHD

THE INCREDIBLE AFRICAN WILDLIFE

Everything you always wanted to know about the savannah
Nowadays, images of the African wildlife are a common thing yet audiences seem to never tire of them as they are always a source of wonder and bewilderment. Although one might think to have seen it all, it seems there is still more to learn and discover. This series covers some 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 MISSING LINK

The peaceful coexistence of religions
Father Emile Bombiri was born in Daboura, a village in Burkina Faso. Eschewing strong local traditions, he decided to become a priest and dedicate his life to the development of his village, regardless of the creeds of its inhabitants. Dabura was home to the Bwabas, a mostly fetishist...
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THE NEXT ASIAN MIRACLE

An economic overview
THE NEXT ASIAN MIRACLE examines the prospects for the economies of South East Asia in light of the dramatic ascent of China and India. In this 8-part documentary, we investigate the socio-economic development of Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. From one country...
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THE PERFECT BODY CLINIC

A temple to beauty
Five floors. 2,500 square meters. A hundred employees. The Champs Elysées Clinic is one of the largest plastic surgery institution in Europe. Patients benefit from 30 luxurious rooms with an attentive staff comprising physiotherapists, hairdressers and manicures. It has been...
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90mnHD

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 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 PREDATORS OF AFRICA

As soon as they appeared, about 60 million years ago, carnivores have seen their survival closely linked to that of the herbivores. Ever since, it has been a never ending chase to adapt between the prey and its predator. The bottom line is that the life of one depends on the survival of...
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THE REAL LORDS OF THE SAVANNAH

What if the lion, a predator known for its fragility and short life expectancy, has been wrongly labeled the king of all animals? Indeed, the hierarchy as we know it in the animal kingdom needs some revisiting. Special attention should be given to those species with incredible capacities...
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52mnHD

THE RED SPIES THEORY

The chinese economic intelligence scheme
Two years ago this visionnary film showcased how Chira was acquiring Western technology though economic intelligence and how the West complacently let this happen. In 2006, 70% of patents used in mainland China came from abroad. The aim is to reverse this trend by 2020. To achieve this,...
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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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52mnHD

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 SAVANNAH QUIZ

Has the zebra white or black stripes?
Is a rhino stronger than an elephant? Why gnus march in line? Which is the only feline living in society? From a zebra’s stripes to the so-called silence of the giraffe, QUIZ OF THE SAVANNAH film will bring a multitude of answers to questions frequently asked about African animals...
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THE SECRET WORLD OF CRUSTACEANS

The wonders of alien creatures
The sea is home to some strange creatures. Indeed, among the many marine species, there is one very unusual group: the crustaceans. Between reality and fantasy, these animals remained a mystery to man for centuries. Are their ways of life as startling as their appearances? Crustaceans can...
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THE SECRET WORLD OF MOLLUSKS

The wonders of the sea
Mollusks are characterized by an absence of skeleton and a total lack of appeal. They conjure up images of flabby, slimy, almost inert animals. But mollusks play their cards close to their chests: habitat, movement, food, reproduction... everything goes beyond the wildest imagination....
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THE SECRETS OF CHICKEN NUGGETS

Questions on their production
People love chicken. It is everywhere (in school canteens, restaurants, supermarkets…) and comes in several shapes, the most famous being the nugget made popular by fast-food chains. Cheaper than beef, healthier and leaner than pork, chicken meat went unscathed through many...
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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 SENSES OF THE SAVANNAH

Sight. Smell. Taste. Touch. Hearing. How do animals use their five senses in the savannah? As one might have guessed, it is impossible to generalize since each specie has developed to the extreme the senses appropriate to its specificities in order to survive; and quite often at the...
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52mnHD

THE SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDICATION

The flaws of our health system
The side effects of drugs are identified in endless lists written in lowercase characters. Even if no one reads them, they are here to prevent the consequences of treatments on some people. But what happens when the so-called independent experts in charge of listing them are paid by...
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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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52mnHD

THE STUNNING SPERM SELLING BUSINESS

How to regulate this emerging market?
The question is hitherto unseen in human history. For the first time, our ability to reproduce is challenged by the alarming increase of the male infertility. In little over twenty years, the amount of sperm produced by Europeans has been halved, as throughout North America and China. The...
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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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THE VEGETARIAN GIANTS

The elephant, the rhino and the hippo are the biggest terrestrial mammals on earth. They differ from one another and do not belong to the same family yet they share one trait: these vegetarian giants are non ruminants and have appeared before the ruminants. The latter have developed very...
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THE WAR OF ODORS

A nauseating business
Tobacco, sweat, dust... Smelly odors ruin our lives. We spend our time trying to eliminate them. Spraying our armpits before a workday has become a ritual. We fight vigorously these odors that invade our living rooms or our cars. Industrial groups are benefiting from this obsession. What...
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THE WEATHER IS GOING CRAZY

What it will change for us
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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THEY ARE BACK FROM SYRIA… AND NOW WHAT?

For the first time, they tell their story
They’re young, men and women, executives or students. At first, they weren’t into Jihad but yet, they left everything to go to Syria. Then one day, they came back. Anti-terrorism services estimate at 500 the number of French citizens wandering between Iraq and Syria. Among...
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TIAN ANMEN: THE FORBIDDEN MEMORY

30 ans after...
June 1989, Beijing, Tian Anmen Square. The tanks of the People’s Liberation Army violently repress the democratic aspirations of the Chinese youth. It is a bloodshed, with nearly a thousand killed. June 2009, Beijing, Tian Anmen Square. Friendly policemen, gazing tourists and Mao...
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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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TOYS FOR GROWN-UPS

Opening up to new experiences
From Cleopatra and her papyrus cone filled with bees to the connected toys of today, the evolution of sex-toys has changed the way we contemplate sexuality and female pleasure. Whether used alone or within a couple, sex-toys have given a new impetus to the discovery of the body and its...
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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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UNBELIEVABLE NIGERIA

Oil billionaires, slums and sky scrapers
Thanks to its vast oil resources, Nigeria is now the first economic power in Africa. Golf courses, marinas and gated communities are part of the new golden life for a few privileged ones. However, on the other side of the street, the slums harbour a far different reality for millions of...
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UNFAIR GAME : TRUMPING DEMOCRACY

When big data takes control of democracy
He lost the general election with an historic margin of 3 millions votes, lied to the press and to the public during the whole campaign, pushing his country into a post truth era. In the shadows of the new President lies a mysterious man who has poured millions of dollars into...
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52mnHD

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 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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URBAN SEX

In this documentary series, each episode takes the pulse of a Latin American city, including Buenos Aires, Santiago, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Caracas, Bogotá, México City, Punta del Este, Riviera Maya, Santo Domingo, Guadalajara, Lima, Monterrey, Asunción, Curitiba...
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USA, CRAZINESS LOTTERY

A real institution that unleashes passions
In the United States, 25% of the population gambles. The country has 46 televised lottery games and the money to be earned can reach record: more than $1 billion depending on the prize pools. It is a real institution that unleashes passions. But what happens to the lottery winners? What...
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52mnHD

USA: JUSTICE FOR SALE

America's judicial drifts
On Super Sunday, many states not only vote to choose a candidate for the White House, but also to pick 2 judges for the State’s Supreme Court, like in Arkansas. From clear conflicts of interest to proven instances of corruption, the elected judges have been mired in scandal. This...
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USA: THE MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

Hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tornados, floods… This films highlights the vulnerability of the USA in the face of extreme natural events. Quite aware of the risks threatening their cities, often underestimated by the population at large, some men and women are...
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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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52mnHD

WAR OF OTHERS

Fumigating Columbia
As it stands, Colombia ranks second in the world, after Syria, in the number of displaced persons because of the aerial spraying of illegal crops. It was finally halted after the World Health Organization declared glyphosate a probable carcinogen. This film explores the consequences of...
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90mnHD

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 ? BECOME ADULT

Uderstanding and contemplating the world
This collection of short vignettes is all about the youth of the world. How youngsters, those aged between 15 and 20, see their current situation? How is their daily life? What are their dreams? How do they contemplate 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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20x7mnHD

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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WHEN WE PLAY

Many of our childhood memories are filled with playing, and playgrounds are a big part of this recollection. Wind blowing through the hair while on a swing, the sudden rush of excitement going down a slide, bumps and bruises, friends and foes. The rapid urbanisation of Asia is spurring...
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WHEN WOMEN EARN MORE THAN MEN

What is everyone's place when money changes "roles"?
How do couples get along when the man provides only supplementary income? Does society see them differently? And what is each one’s role when money upends the assigned positions? Sincere and humorous interviews with men and women about an intimate, even taboo subject: money and...
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26mnHD

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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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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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

WOMEN AND ANIMAL

Lives of passion
From Ampersand’s library, these 3 films features unique women who dedicate their lives to the study and protection of wildlife in Africa. These scientists spent a lifetime on the field to fulfill their passion for species such as hyenas in Kenya, cheetahs in Namibia or chimpanzees...
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ZANZIBAR: A PARADISE IN DANGER

Zanzibar is a stunning archipelago in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Tanzania. Consequently, it is 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...
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26mnHD

ZOO STAR ANIMALS

Remarkable VIPs and their celebrity lifestyles
In Scotland, the Norwegian Royal Guard regularly visits its Colonel, Sir Nils Olav. But Nils Olav is no run-of-the-mill senior officer, he's a penguin in Edinburgh Zoo. At Washington Zoo, Kandula, a brillantly talented elephant, satisfies his hunger for hanging fruit by setting up a...
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AFRICAN PROFILES

Exceptional unsung talents
This collection presents exceptional African athletes who introduce us to their countries and cultures. In each country, 4 different sports are being covered through original and timeless portraits of unsung talents.
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ARCHITECTS ON THE FRONTLINE

A construction to change life
If society has an influence on architecture, the reverse is also true in the sense that some projects come to define a city, a region or a country. This series spans the globe charting projects from China to the Middle East from Africa to Europe, from small innovative constructions like...
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AUTUMN JOURNEY

The storks’ long voyage
Popular legends say that when storks arrive to build their springtime nests atop the chimneys of Northern Europe they come bearing gifts: babies for humans and rain to renew the earth. Until recently, the storks' migration route remained a mystery but the development of tracers has...
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52mn

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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52mn

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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52mn

LEMURS OF THE STONE FOREST

A unique animal in an amazing environment
In Madagascar, the mesmerizing stone forest of Tsingy is home of 80 species of lemurs. Each species has adapted to its environment: the Sifakas do not need water to survive and can live on leaves only, Red-fronted lemurs are more active than the Sifakas and can cover many miles in search...
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52mn

LIFE IN THE REEDS

The battle of the swamps
Welcome to a strange territory, one where man isn’t welcome and feels uneasy to enter: the swamps. This autarcic aquatic world is home to numerous species that replay everyday the eternal game of life and death in which the hunter becomes so easily the hunted. It is a harsh and...
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52mn

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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5x52mn

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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5x52mn

MARINE MAMMALS

The kings of the Seven Seas
Whales, seals, dugongs, narwhals or dolphins: they are the marine mammals, a large family of warm-blooded cousins that has conquered the world’s oceans. They brave storms, cold waters, isolation, predators. They invented sophisticated hunting techniques in order to survive. And this...
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10x26mn

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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12x52mn

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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NEIGHBOURS IN THE WILD

The secret life of European mammals
This series is the most comprehensive blue chip collection on European fauna. The result is both visually striking and content rich. Shot over the span of four seasons, we follow the lives and tribulations of various mammals like the acrobatic squirrel, the predating lynx, the feared...
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9x52mn

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

OLIVE OIL: FROM LUXURY TO TRAFFIC

The star of the kitchen
Its taste and benefits have made olive oil one of the stars of the kitchen. For some, it can even be enjoyed as a great vintage wine and is said to have numerous virtues: healthy, anti-cholesterol and even, surprisingly for a fatty product, dietetic. But everything has a price, from 5 to...
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52mn

RISKY PLATEFUL

Eating can be detrimental to your health
Three journalists were the guinea pigs of an unprecedented experience. For several weeks each followed a specific diet while being subjected to medical tests. The results are alarming: eating can be detrimental to your health. Salmon with pesticides, pork and chicken with antibiotics,...
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52mn

SCAVENGERS OF THE SAVANNAH

Death is all around
When a wildebeest dies, lions feed on its carcass for days. Soon after, other scavengers come for their share: vultures and hyenas. Over a period of five months, using the latest techniques of macro and aerial photography, this film follows the life and death of wildebeest, to reveal 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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52mn

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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52mn

THE BIG SCHEME

Savannah’s rhythms and moves
Time, space and socialization are very much human concepts and it is fair to ask if they have any significance in nature. For instance, how do we know if animals do have a sense of present and future? The savannah, although huge, can be seen as one generic open space. However, the fact is...
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3x52mn

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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26mn

THE HAZARDS OF AESTHETIC MEDICINE

The price of beauty
To get a smooth skin or eliminate cellulite it is no longer necessary, today, to go into the operating room for a facelift or a liposuction. Each year in France, nearly 400,000 people are injected anti-wrinkle products. But are these new techniques which generate 4 billion euros in sales...
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52mn

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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3x52mn

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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52mn

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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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

THE SECRET WORLD OF THE PROBOSCIS MONKEYS

A nose for confort
Borneo is home to a strange species whose males’ noses never stop growing, eventually sagging down below their chins. The proboscis monkeys may look odd but that does not rebuke their many predators: crocodiles, eagles, panthers and pythons. Another danger is the weather with...
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52mn

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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52mn

TURTLES AND TORTOISES

A lovable survivor of prehistoric times
While not very fast, elegant or exceptionally smart, the tortoise is one of the most popular animal among humans. A truly ancient species, its main features have remained unchanged for 150 million years. TURTLES AND TORTOISES follows a tortoise on one of its most dangerous journeys: from...
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52mn

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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52mn

URBAN VIOLENCE

A new kind of security policy
Infamous as a high crime area in France, the department of Seine-Saint-Denis has been appointed a Security Company, known as "CS 93". It is representative of a new police organization. This film follows this new police unit in the sensitive neighbourhoods trying to understand...
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52mn

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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ZOG AND THE FLOOD

How to save the howler monkeys from hunger and thirst?
The Pantanal is a wild region in Brazil where the dry season alternates with the rainy one. Zog is the elder of the howler monkeys and was ruling his clan with equanimity in the haven of a generous forest. But for obscure reasons that no one can fathom, the winds haven't blown this...
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2x52mn