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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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SECRETS OF HISTORY - ENIGMAS

The greatest mysteries of history unveiled
Why did Cleopatra kill herself? Did Judas betrayed Jesus? Was Napoleon poisoned? SECRETS OF HISTORY sheds light on some of the unsolved mysteries of the past through interviews of historians, archives and re-enactments.
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AQUARIUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the age of civil strife in Japan, a castle was a proof of authority for "daimyo," the feudal lord, and the castle tower overlooking the entire castle was its symbol. There are 12 castle towers now-existing in Japan after surviving war-torn era, repeatedly restored or rebuilt....
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CONGO, THE HEART OF AFRICA

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

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

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

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

Outstanding destinations. Unforgettable memories.
Discover the richness, magic and beauty of some of the world’s most sought after destinations: their natural wonders and outstanding monuments, their handicrafts and breathtaking landscapes. FLAVORS is a memorable journey into the traditions and history of countries everyone is...
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FRENCH MASTERS OF WINE

The miracle combination of nature and man's know-how
Wine is more than just the simple fermentation process of grape juice. It is the result of a miracle marriage between a gift of nature and human expertise. Nowadays, wine is part of the cultural and gastronomic heritage of France and vineyards are shaping the landscapes of well-known...
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FRENCH PYRENEES, THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Capital romancing
Our cities are made of stones, shaped by wars, emperors or presidents, designed for business, politics or faith. But there might be another way to tell the story of our streets, buildings and monuments. Nowadays, lovers travel the world to share their love and thus create a new romantic...
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MACAU FROM ABOVE

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

The beauty behind the glamour
From the beaches of Saint Tropez, the Cannes Film Festival or the Monte Carlo casino, the French Riviera exudes luxury, glamour and dolce vita. But this maritime part of Provence is also very authentic with surprising places teeming with creative people, craftsmen of extraordinary talent,...
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MAINE, THE LAWS OF NATURE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The winning survival strategy of the Kims
In North Korea, the Kims’ communist dynasty has tried to become a nuclear power since the Cold War. While it kept unrelentingly at its plan, the USA went through 13 Presidents, each with its own vision. This became the Kims big advantage. This film is the riveting account of a...
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NORWAY, THE NORTH QUEST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yokohama and Tokyo have always been business centers and trading bases since the early Meiji period. Some neighbourhoods have kept their historical architecture, making them testimonies of the time passing by, while subjected to the influence of modern western-style buildings.
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RWANDA, LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Military Superstructures
Vauban is probably the best military architect and engineer in History. Endlessly copied around the world, his unique system of fortifications protected France from invasions, making Louis XIV the most powerful monarch of his time. The Vauban system consists in an iron belt of 180...
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TOFUKUJI

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

The Tohoku peninsula is located at the Northern end of Honshu, Japan main island. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, it is a land of volcanoes, forests and a rugged coastline where Nature reigns supreme. Local traditions reflect its rough winters with deep roots and a...
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URUGUAY, THE COUNTRY OF SIMPLICITY

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

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

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

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

An architectural wonder and a technical prowess
In the 17th century, Louis XIV financed the digging of a canal connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the second largest construction of his reign after Versailles. Using the latest technology of its time, the beautifully conceived Canal du Midi is among the oldest functioning...
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WUDANG THE MYSTICAL MOUNTAINS

The cradle of Taoism, traditional medicine and martial arts
In the very heart of eternal China, the sacred mountains of Wudang conceal many untold secrets. Between misty valleys and lofty peaks this is a land where time seems suspended and where nature and the arts dwell in harmony. These majestic landscapes gave rise to some of the greatest...
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1938 - DIFFERENT (THE RACIAL LAWS OF FASCISM)

The Jews of Italy
Eighty years ago, Italy didn’t have a tradition of anti-Semitism but the fascist propaganda nudge it into accepting the mistreatment of a minority which had been living in the country for centuries. This film shed a new light on this dramatic period when, for the first time, mass...
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1944 LE HAVRE UNDER THE ALLIES’ BOMBS

A war crime under wrap
Three months after D-Day, on a morning of September 1944, people of Normandy woke up in shock. Despite the German offer to evacuate civilians, Le Havre and its inhabitants had been crushed under British bombs in the deadliest bombardment conducted over France during WWII. The Germans were...
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A BAMBOO JOURNEY

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

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

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

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

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

Another face of Afghanistan
There is a valley in Afghanistan that has never seen war, a strip of land that unfolds amid high mountains. Here, the last remaining Kyrgyz nomads live isolated,4,000 meters altitude. For 2 winter months, a Western woman stayed in their camps. She arrives there with great expectations but...
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AF 447 RIO-PARIS: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?

The detailed story of the Air France Rio-Paris flight, its crew, and its passengers
At 2.14am on June 1, 2009, Air France flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic killing all 288 passengers on board making it one of the deadliest plane crashes of all time. To this day, the fatal course of events remains without explanation despite the technical reports, the investigations...
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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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AL QAEDA: WORLD TERRORISM

The birth of the jihadist movement
The years from 2001 to 2011 have been plagued by Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. But to understand how this former business student from a wealthy Saudi family became the leader of the international jihadist movement, we must go back in time and dive into the various episodes of the wars in...
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52mnHD

ALLENDE: AN IDEOLOGY BEING SHOT DOWN

An unwelcome visionnary
In 1970, Salvador Allende became the first elected socialist president in Chile. Three years later, the coup d'état led by General Pinochet with the support of the United States ended his mandate. Salvador Allende killed himself in his besieged palace. His proposals disrupted...
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52mnHD

ANGELA MERKEL, THE UNEXPECTED

The world's most powerful woman
Angela Merkel is often described as the new Iron Lady and referred to as “mother”. But who is this woman? What are the facts behind her story? Interviews with childhood friends, long time companions, business executives and global political leaders reveal how an East German...
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ANGELS OF THE JUNGLE

Why are primatologists mostly women?
Numerous scientists around the world dedicate their lives to the study and protection of primates. They have been inspired by Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall or Biruté Galdikas. But why are they mostly women? ANGELS OF THE JUNGLE introduces us to nine remarkable primatologists of our...
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52mnHD

ANGOLA, THE FORGOTTEN TRIBES

An ethnological marvel
Cut off from the rest of the world and the country’s recent economic takeoff, southern Angola’s tribes have kept alive customs and lifestyles from another age. Very few people have been able to approach the Mucawana and the Mucubal, these forgotten ethnic groups who were last...
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52mnHD

ARCHEOLOGEEKS IN BAGAN

Bringing the universal heritage back to life
Some buildings, sites and structures are historical wonders. Their very names are legendary and their stories epic and surprising. Yet, these treasures are threatened by wars, financial pressure, property developers and climate hazards. Today, a new breed of archeologists is using modern...
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45mnHD

ARTHUR MILLER: A MAN OF HIS CENTURY

One of the greatest dramatists
Born in New York in the 1920s, Arthur Miller has created over the course of seven decades some of the most memorable stage plays in the world literature, becoming one of the greatest dramatists of the century. He never stopped to be curious and was always open to find new ways by pushing...
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60mnHD

ARTISANS REBOOT

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

A resource for many human activities
From the somptuous Mekong to the vast Indian Ocean, water is at the center of an infinity of human activities in Asia, be it fishing, transportation or agriculture. Man has used its ingenuity to make the most of it to the point of sometimes endangering this precious natural resource....
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4x52mnHD

AUNG SAN SUU KYI, FREEDOM AS LEGACY

The mother of the burmese nation
This film goes back into the history of Aung San Suu Kyi whose exceptional destiny has inspired the Burmese people. She has devoted her life to guiding her nation to democracy and, after having been assigned to residence for 20 years by the military junta, she is today rediscovering her...
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52mnHD

BALI, MYTHICAL ISLAND OF ASIA

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

BANGKOK, CITY OF ANGELS

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

BELMONDO LE MAGNIFIQUE

Between arthouse films and popular movies
With 74 films and 160 million tickets sold, Jean-Paul Belmondo has been the greatest star of French cinema. If the word "bankable" had existed at the time, it would have applied to him. People under 30 don’t know that he played with all the Nouvelle Vague directors:...
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BLACK NIGHT IN PARIS

An indelible trauma
Police officers, first-aid workers and victims tell us about the course of events which occurred in the fatal evening of November 13, 2015. We follow each stage of this murderous night from the attacks at the Stade de France, the shootings at the terraces of bars and restaurants in the...
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52mnHD

BLACK SEPTEMBER: MUNICH OLYMPICS '72 - THE ATTACK

A page of history written in blood
At dawn, on the 11th day of the XX Olympic Games in Munich, in 1972, 8 Palestinians of the terrorist group Black September climb over the fence surrounding the Olympic village. They head towards the Israeli team’s quarter. What happens thereafter is history: eleven Israeli athletes,...
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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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BORN POLYNESIANS

The essence of the myth on Tahiti
“Vahine” means woman in Polynesian. But the word, associated to a myth forged by foreigners, has become almost embarrassing to use in Tahiti. Even though Polynesian women are indeed beautiful, and welcoming, they are more into substance than looks. This film will have you meet...
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52mnHD

BORNEO DEATH BLOW

The Borneo island is home to the Penan, a blowpipe-hunter tribe who use deadly poison darts to catch their preys and who are experts at building rainproof shelters in under an hour. Their survival skills, nomadic culture and traditional knowledge enable them to be the last tribe remaining...
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BRAZIL'S CONQUEST

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

BREATH OF FREEDOM

A paradoxical chapter in American history
At the end of World War II, African-American GIs were stationed in Germany as part of a policy to help rid the country of racism and oppression. That was pretty ironic since strict segregation prevailed in their own country, even in the US army. Seen by the German people as...
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BUILDING MODERN PARIS: AN ESOTERIC VISION

An innovative and unexpected policy of large public works
In 14 years of French presidency, François Mitterrand commissioned 11 major works like the Grande Arche de la Défense, the Opéra Bastille or the Louvre Pyramid. Initially, nothing was planned in his campaign promises. His policy of large public works has been...
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52mnHD

BURMA, THE GREAT IRRAWADDY PLAIN

A bewildering mix of civilizations
In Southeast Asia, Burma is celebrated for its legendary beauty. The country is literally divided from North to South by the Irrawaddy River and the plain that borders it abounds with gorgeous landscapes and harbors archeological treasures. When exploring the Irrawaddy great plain one...
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CANNES 1968: WHEN THE FESTIVAL WAS CANCELLED

Suspense, revolt and stars
"I'm talking to you about solidarity with students and workers and you're talking to me about travelling and close-ups! ». Jean-Luc Godard, May 1968. That year, the most interesting film in Cannes was the one that took place outside the theaters. Featuring numerous...
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CAPRI AND THE ROMANTIC ISLANDS

Fairy tales castles and pristine beaches
The Bay of Naples nestles wonderful islands, the best known being the mythical Capri. With its amazing natural wonders, balmy atmosphere and breathtaking landscapes, it is the essence of the romantic island. The bay also shelters the islands of Ischia and Procida, less visited but equally...
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CHAPLIN VS THE FBI

30 years of feud
One wants to protect America from the red peril, the other wants to entertain it and denounce its injustices. Convinced that Charlie Chaplin was in Moscow's pay, J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI's big boss, kept spying on him for 30 years. Cold war and low blows are natural parts of...
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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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CHRISTIAN DIOR: THE REFINEMENT OF A LOST PARADISE

The creator of the New Look
In 1947, an unknown becomes famous overnight in the fashion world. Christian Dior has just invented the "New Look", a clothing line that gives a new shape to women. Within a decade, the designer will not only revolutionize fashion but also defines it up to today: the...
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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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CIVILIZATIONS’ LEGACY

Decoding the stones
Today’s world is etched in yesterday’s stones. The story of humanity is craddled in some few seminal civilizations. Based on archeological and historical research as well as contemporary social, economic and political information, this collection of stand-alone episodes offers...
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COAL

At the beginning of the 19th century, coal became the fuel of choice and in a short time turned once poor agricultural countries, such as Germany, England and France, into rich and powerful industrial nations. The story of bituminous coal is also one of courageous men, visionaries and of...
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2x90mnHD

COBRA GYPSIES

COBRA GYPSIES offers a colorful window into the amazing ancient culture of the nomadic Kalbeliya tribes living in rural Rajasthan, Northern India. A decade ago, their folk songs and dances were declared a part of the Intangible Heritage List by the UNESCO. In this film we explore their...
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52mnHD

CROSSROADS

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

Tears for sale
The role of professional mourners is dwindling as funeral rites get more sober. CRYING OUT LOUD, a four-part documentary series filmed in India, Vietnam, China and Singapore, profiles people who cry for a living.
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DA VINCI UNFULFILLED DREAM

The master's uncompleted architectural capstone
In his last years, Leonardo Da Vinci started to work on his ultimate masterpiece: the plans of an extravagant royal palace in Romorantin, a village that was meant to become the new capital of France. Preliminary work began but the building never got off the ground. On the basis of...
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52mnHD

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

DON'T BLINK - ROBERT FRANK

A self-portrait
Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank is notorious for having revolutionized photography and independent film. His portraits are snapshots that capture the moment whether they depict the lives of London bankers, Welsh miners or rock stars like the Stones. He opens up in front of the camera...
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82mnHD

DREAM BEACHES OF THE ANDAMAN SEA

Heavenly islands
Southwest Thailand is full of dreamlike islands. Unfortunately, many of them, like Phuket, have fallen prey to mass tourism and consequently lost some of their luster. However, in the Gulf of the Andaman Sea, one could glimpse small pieces of paradise that have escaped the building...
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52mnHD

DRIVE-IN STORIES

The return of the outdoor movie screen
The drive-in was the ultimate symbol of a carefree and newly motorized American youth in the 60’s and 70’s. Even though the changing culture made them disappear decades ago, they have been enjoying a recent revival thanks to many enthusiasts. With screens springing up all...
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52mnHD

EAST GERMANY'S LAST DANCE (WT)

The 40th and last anniversary of the German Democratic Republic
This film focusses on the 40th and last anniversary of the German Democratic Republic on October 7, 1989. For Honecker and his politbureau, this day was supposed to be a demonstration of the power, success and vitality of the socialist state. However, during the celebrations, the people...
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52mnHD

EMILIO VEDOVA - DALLA PARTE DEL NAUFRAGIO

With the exclusive participation of Toni Servillo
On the centenary of Emilio Vodova's birth (Venice, 1919-2006), this documentary traces the extraordinary human and artistic vicissitude of the great painter, through the pages of his diaries, rare archives materials and precious contributions from artists, curators, collaborators and...
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68mnHD

EXTREME TRAVELLERS (HD)

A daredevil's roadbook
The high octane international series is back, this time with more breathtaking images thanks to daring HD camera work. Follow some very unusual tourists who travel to the most beautiful locations only to fulfill their passion for the extreme. They journey to the beaches of Indonesia, the...
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6x26mnHD

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

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

FLORENCE, A GIFTED CITY

The symbol of Italian Renaissance
Florence is the symbol of the Italian Renaissance and one of the most exquisite cities in the world. This jewel of Tuscany owes its unequalled beauty to the colossal fortunes of merchant dynasties, like the Medicis, who hired the services of the greatest artists and geniuses of their time...
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52mnHD

FOR ART’S SAKE

Mixing the old with the new
From the jungles of Borneo and Papua, the cultural bylanes of Indonesia and Thailand, from the age-old Geisha tradition in Japan to bold experiments in Singapore, outstanding people are breaking new grounds and pushing the limits, just FOR ART’S SAKE.
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7x45mnHD

FORBIDDEN PARIS: MEGASTRUCTURES OF THE SHADOWS

Beneath the City of Lights
Everyone has heard about Paris and its architectural treasures. But the City of Lights has many secrets yet to be discovered. Indeed, under its pavement, the French capital hides megastructures in its shadow which are mysterious, dangerous and unknown to the public. Underground...
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52mnHD

FRANK SINATRA: THE VOICE OF AMERICA

The man behind the winning smile
This film takes us behind the scenes to tell the story of the man known as "the Voice". What kind of person was Francis Albert Sinatra and what were the keys to his success? We meet the man behind the winning smile and show why Sinatra became a big star, an icon and to many a...
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90mnHD

GEORGIA

The best kept secret in the Caucasus
Situated at a crossroad between Europe and Asia, Georgia has been invaded by Persians, Byzantines, Arabs, Turks, Mongols and Bolsheviks; but no one has been able to crush the energy and artistic creativity of a people who consider dance and wine to be the expression of its Caucasian...
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52mnHD

GERHARD SCHRÖDER – BEAT THE DRUM AND HAVE NO FEAR

Through hard work and discipline, Gerhard Schröder worked his way up from a humble background to one of the most powerful political positions in Germany. How his legacy as chancellor and chairman of the SPD still impacts Germany and Europe today is a relevant and much disputed...
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52mnHD

GERMAN DYNASTIES

Iconic families
This series is about 4 iconic families who came to define the country and how they managed to preserve their heritage over several generations. These names are an entry into the world of the rich and famous, through their social influence, the size of their wealth and their alliances with...
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4x45mnHD

GOODBYE MOUBARAK!

A revolution in progress
On January 25, 2011, the Egyptian people rises up. Suddenly, the entire world is taken aback. In only 18 days, the popular rebellion causes the fall of Mubarak’s regime. Yet, three months earlier, anger was already brewing beneath the surface. Outraged by the illegitimacy and...
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72mnHD

GOURMET EXPLORERS

A tasteful tour of France
Every region of France has its visual and cultural identity but, more importantly for any gourmet, its gustative peculiarities. From oceanic Brittany to Mediterranean Provence, even the most seemingly simple dishes conceal secrets and know-how that are being uncovered for you by young...
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52mnHD

GREENLAND: WHERE ICEBERGS ARE BORN

The white adventure of a father and his 2 sons
Somewhere in the Great North there is a secret place where icebergs are born. This is where the icecap frees them and let them drift as ephemeral giants of the oceans. Pierre and his two sons, aged 11 and 15, have decided to reach this magical location. This 400 kms journey will see them...
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

GUILLAUME DEPARDIEU, THE STORY OF AN ENFANT TERRIBLE

A shattered destiny
Guillaume Depardieu, who died at the age of 37, was famous French actor Géard Depardieu’s son. Through the testimony of those who met him, this film is a portrait of a complex personality. It is the story of a destiny that was shattered too soon, that of a wounded man,...
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52mnHD

GURLITT AND THE SECRET OF THE NAZI TREASURE

A suspicious art collection
In 2010, while crossing the Swiss-German border, an old man catches the attention of two German tollkeepers. In his luggage, they find 9000 Euros in hard cash. The man is called Cornelius Gurlitt, 79 years old at that time. Authorities decide to keep an eye on him. What investigators find...
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52mnHD

HANIEF, LORD OF KASHMIR

Job hopping in the Himalayas
Mohamad Hanief shares his life between the valley of Kashmir, where his family resides, and Gulmarg, a mountain resort perched at an altitude of 3000 meters on the slopes of the Himalayas. Despite being located in one of the most militarized area in the world, Gulmarg is very popular year...
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52mnHD

HEDONISTIC HAVANA

The country of revolution and music
Havana, capital of Cuba, is an exceptional town. From the Conquistadors to the Revolutionaries, it has been at the crossroads of American and African cultures. Its history also follows the steps of the great movie stars of Hollywood Golden Years or the ghosts of Al Capone, Meyer Lansky or...
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52mnHD

HERITAGE HEROES

Revamping historical neighborhoods
Whether restoring ancestral homes in China, revitalizing a derelict railway line in New York or renovating colonial seafront buildings in Zanzibar, HERITAGE HEROES scours the world for the people and organizations responsible for rescuing, safeguarding and reviving our built heritage....
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6x24mnHD

HIMALAYAS, THE LOST VALLEYS OF PALDAR

The majesty of the mountains
In the heart of the Himalayas, there are still some forgotten valleys such as those of Paldar. Hard to reach, they were known for their sapphire mines, but the 1990’s Kashmir conflict plunged into oblivion this singular region nicknamed "the Himalayan Switzerland" because...
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52mnHD

HITLER AND THE APOSTLES OF EVIL

The devil and his confidants
Thanks to unpublished colorized archives and exceptional testimonies, HITLER AND THE APOSTLES OF EVIL sheds a light on this somehow still unknown personality and the influence of his confidants.
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90mnHD

HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF: A DANGEROUS BOOK

Why do the author's thoughts remain so fascinating?
The State of Bavaria prohibited MEIN KAMPF at the end of World War II. In 2016, 70 years after the death of his author, the book entered into the public domain. Several questions arise with it: why does the book remain so dangerous? Why do Hitler’s thoughts remain so fascinating? In...
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52mnHD

HOME

My roots are here
Home. There is no place like it anywhere in the world. Cooking, eating, resting… it is at home that the simple activities of life occur, forming the everyday scenes that however differ from place to place. Homes could be mud huts in the grasslands, bamboo houses over the waters or...
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10x24mnHD

HOMES OF BRAZIL

Welcome into my world
In Brazil, every city has its own atmosphere, style and charm. You can visit all the landmarks you want but how often are you allowed to enter private homes? Who wouldn’t want to push open some of these closed doors to peek inside and discover firsthand what’s behind the...
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10x26mnHD

HORSES BY THE THOUSANDS

A gaucho celebration
Every year, in Tacuarembo, in the north of Uruguay, the gauchos gather to celebrate their culture and traditions. This event is called the “patria gaucha". For a week, they engage in all sorts of equestrian games, for all to see that they are the best horseriders in the world....
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GEORGE CHINNERY

Painting China in the mid-19th century
George Chinnery was one of the first and most notable European artists to live in Southern China prior to the arrival of photography. His sketches, watercolours and oil paintings are held in private collections and museums worldwide. This film depicts the life and works of the English...
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52mnHD

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GURU NANAK

The Sikh religion founder
“Man is not born free. He is born to free himself.” This sentence is attributed to the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. This film is about the last great monotheistic religion that was born in the 15th century in the region of Punjab, Pakistan. Guru Nanak is the first spiritual...
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52mnHD

IN THE HEART OF THE MEKONG DELTA

A vital plain
Formed by the muddy deposits carried by one of the biggest river in the world, the Mekong delta is characterized by its extraordinary fertility. Here Nature is overwhelming and the vegetation exuberant. Its 9 branches delineate a vast and extremely fertile plain crossed by a dense network...
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52mnHD

IREZUMI, THE JAPANESE ART OF TATTOO

The body as a canvas
Because of its association with the obscure world of the yakusas – the Japanese mafias – the traditional art of tatoo, known as Irezumi, is a contreversial component of Japan’s cultural heritage. It is nevertheless a source of fascination and a striking illustration of...
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52mnHD

ISIS: TERRORISM 2.0

How did the World let it emerge?
On November 13, 2015, a new terrorist organization strikes at the heart of a major Western capital: Paris. The toll is terrible giving ISIS an overnight and sinister fame. What is this terrorist group? Who are its men? Why going after France and the West? How did we let such a monster...
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52mnHD

ISLAND OF THE KING BUFFALO

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

IT’S ALL IN LEBANON

Pop culture and civil war
After 17 years of civil war between Christians and Muslims, the Israeli invasion, the Syrian occupation, 20,000 victims, Lebanese thought it was finally over. But 20 years after the official end of the war, Lebanon is still not a cohesive nation. Somehow, this film shows how peace has...
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52mnHD

JAPAN BACK TO THE ROOTS

The Golden Week pilgrimage
In Japan, April means spring, cherry trees blossoming and the “Golden Week”, when people take that rare vacation and use that free time to go back to their roots. The Japanese are fascinated with their history and many of them chose to delve into a past dominated by Samurais...
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52mnHD

JAPAN BY GERARD DEPARDIEU

Explore Japan's treasures with Gérard Depardieu
A 5x26’ series where the confirmed globe-trotter and Japan lover Gerard Depardieu – he once owned a Japanese grocery in Paris - invites you to discover in an unprecedented way the land of the Rising Sun. He will take us to 5 Japanese regions to meet their inhabitants, their...
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5x26mnHD

JAPAN SECRET ISLANDS

Time travelling in the middle of the Pacific
Japan is composed of four main islands that are a showcase of the future. It is also surrounded by thousands of islets lost in the middle of the sea and frozen in time. The discovery of four of them makes for an exhilarating journey full of natural beauties and spiritual experiences. Be...
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52mnHD

JAPAN: THE ETERNAL WEST

Into the heart of a millenary civilization
West Japan offers an immersion into the heart of a millenary civilization where lifestyle and spirituality have kept all their originality, strength and authenticity. With its luxuriant nature, and under the constant threat of seismic activity, the Nippon archipelago can’t be...
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2x26mnHD

JOURNEY ALONG THE LOIRE RIVER

Drifting on the river of the Kings
The last untamed great river of Western Europe, the Loire is the symbolic partition between northern and southern France. Drifting from where it originates all the way to where it ends in the Atlantic Ocean is an exhilarating journey through many unexpected landscapes, rich natural...
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2x52mnHD

KARL LAGERFELD, A LONELY KING

Behind the dark glasses
Karl Lagerfeld is the most remarkable character in the fashion industry, the most creative and the most media exposed. But who is really hidding behind these dark glasses, the powdered ponytail, the stiff shirt collar and the ringed hands? In this film we meet the true Lagerfeld, starting...
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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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52mnHD

KIM JONG-IL: THE FORBIDDEN BIOGRAPHY

A hazardous handover
Kim-Jong Il was the most secretive political leader on earth. A grotesque dictator with a finger on the nuclear trigger. Starting from a personality profile of this schizophrenic dictator through exclusive testimonies, this film offers a geopolitical analysis of the Korean peninsula based...
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52mnHD

KIM JONG-UN: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY

The heir to the first communist dynasty in History
He is the living God of the 9th nuclear power of the world. He is a Western educated young man and a basketball fan but raised in secrecy to take over the commands of the North Korean regime, the first communist dynasty in history. From him we only have amusing, absurd and sometimes...
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52mnHD

KUMBH MELA

The biggest and most colorful pilgrimage on earth
For Hindus, the once every 12 years Kumbh Mela is the ultimate pilgrimage. It is during this event that the Amrita, the precious nectar of immortality, resurfaces from one of India’s sacred rivers. During Kumbh Mela, the city of Allahabâd and its 1.5 million residents inflates...
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52mnHD

LA LA LA, A STORY OF MUSICALS

A playful panorama of an enchanting genre
More than a simple cinematographic genre, the musical is a state of mind, a kind of magic which can touch many things, our memories of course but also unexpected realms. This film offers a playful panorama of an enchanting genre.
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52mnHD

LAKE LUGU’S LOVERS

The world's last matriarchal society
Imagine a civilization where there is no marriage, free love, where men do little work, don’t inherit property and where women head families and manage the economy. Enter the Women’s Kingdom of the Mosuos in China and follow an unusual love story in the world's last...
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52mnHD

LAOS

The Land of a Million Elephants
Nestled between Thailand, Viet Nam and China, Laos was for a very long time a country shrouded in mystery, cut off from the outside world. Today, it is a dream-like destination thanks to a population made up of 130 ethnic groups living harmoniously as well as stunning nature and...
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52mnHD

LAOS, ALONG THE MEKONG

An outstanding destination in High Definition
In the shadows of its giant neighbours, Vietnam and Thailand, Laos is one of the best kept secrets of Southeast Asia. Low key but full of treasures, "the Land of a Million Elephants" offers a multitude of exhilarating experiences from the old-fashioned charm of its capital,...
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52mnHD

LEGEND OF FRUITS

The wonders of nature's diversity
LEGEND OF FRUITS is an epic series unveiling the unique stories of more than 40 different kinds of fruits from all corners of the world. Shot across 15 countries and 50 cities, we explore the how and why of our relationship to fruits and our love for them. Thanks to cutting-edge...
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6x35mnHD

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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LIBERTY TRAIN, NEXT STOP FREEDOM

An exceptional exodus
Exclusive archive footage, reenactments and interviews tell the exceptional story of an exodus that started right before the fall of the Berlin Wall. Starting from Prague, crossing East-Germany to settle in Germany, these refugees were the forerunners of a yet to unfold world-shaking...
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LOG TRAIN TO PARIS

No wood, no ovens. No ovens, no bread. No bread... riots.
For more than three centuries, from 1547 to 1923, the forests of the Morvan region of France sent timber down the rivers to Paris. This vital source of energy was controlled by powerful wood merchants. The stakes were indeed high: without wood there could be no ovens; without ovens there...
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LU, A COOKIE STORY

170 years and counting
The LU brand was founded in 1846 by a couple working from a small pastry shop in Nantes. This film tells the story of one of the most famous French industrial adventures that has lasted for more than 170 years.
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MAFIA AND ITALY, A BLOODY PACT

Dangerous liaisons
In 1992, the anti-Mafia magistrates Falcone and Borsellino were murdered in Palermo, the capital of Sicily. For a long time public opinion believed in a story of revenge; that of Toto Riina who was head of Cosa Nostra, the fearsome Sicilian mafia. Today, a lawsuit is challenging this...
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MAGNIFICA ITALIA

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

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

Secrets from the old trunk
50 years after Marilyn Monroe's death, a new and unexpected element surface: secrets locked in an old trunk. UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE takes us from Tokyo to Paris, via New York and Los Angeles, in the footsteps of this mysterious trunk that would have belonged to Marilyn. Through this...
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MARKETS OF THE WORLD

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

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

Besides all these blessings, as if not enough, the country has even more to offer: the peaceful and serene sister island of Rodrigues, a preserved jewel of natural wonders. From the capital, Port Louis, to Curepipe and its talented craftsmen, from the famous Tamarin falls to the heavenly...
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MAURITIUS & RODRIGUES

The queens of the Indian Ocean
Mauritius has everything one can dream about: gorgeous white sandy beaches, superb lagoons, exquisite food, perfect weather and a colorful population renowned for its kindness. Besides all these blessings, as if not enough, the country has even more to offer: the peaceful and serene...
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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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MOROCCO, THE HEARTLAND OF TRADITIONS

Between the Atlas mountains and the ocean
Dive into the richness, magic and beauty of Morocco: the enchanting palm groves, the magnificent palaces, the bustling and colorful souks. This journey into traditions and history will take you from the imperial cities of the North to the Ksars, the legendary fortresses of the South....
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MOUNTAIN HEROES

Up there together
At the feet of the Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, Chamonix is proud of its "Compagnie des Guides" the oldest and most prestigious mountain guides’ company in the world created in 1821. People come from all over the world to Chamonix to ascend the Mont Blanc...
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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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52mnHD

NAMIBIA, TIMELESS AFRICA

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

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

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

The secret places of German occupation in Paris
Paris, June 1940. The heavy boots of the Wehrmacht soldiers hammer the cobblestones of the Champs-Elysées. Declared open city and emptied of two thirds of its population, the French capital has just been abandoned to Germany without a fight. The Arc de Triomphe, Hôtel des...
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NECESSITY, MOTHER OF INVENTION

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

A temple to biodiversity
Nicaragua is a temple to biodiversity. It’s a land made of lakes, volcanoes and a dense tropical jungle. Its friendly people, living in colonial towns, are better approached through the local legends, songs and poetry which tell of a rich history. It’s a land blessed with...
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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

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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NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS, LIVING CATHEDRAL

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

A fragile environment
The mountains are assuredly a fragile environment that encompasses adventure, heritage, science, wildlife, research for tomorrow.
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ON THE WINE ROAD

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

A literary pilgrimage
This series offers an enchanting journey, a literary pilgrimage combining fascinating and unusual places with the intimate discovery of genius authors who have reinvented their time and who continue to influence today’s minds. Are covered such illustrious writers as Ronsard,...
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PATHFINDERS

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

Land of adventurers
Peru is a land of contrast that unfolds like a miniature continent with many different climates, peoples and traditions. For centuries, Peru’s forgotten temples under the desert sun, hidden treasures, imperial tombs as well as a sumptuous and turbulent wilderness have attracted all...
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PLEASURES

The matters of luxury
Luxury is the art of carefully mixing elegance with the utmost quality and this is why luxury goods are an universal source of fascination. These goods require incredibly skilled craftsmanship and know-how in order to transform the sometimes simplest raw materials into objects of...
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POLYNESIA, THE PEARL OF THE PACIFIC

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

Polynesia… The name sounds like a sensual and mysterious invitation. Ever since they were discovered by the first explorers, these small islands, gently strewn on the vast Pacific Ocean, have fascinated by their beauty and evoqued the myth of paradise on earth. Yet these...
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PROVENCE, AUGUST 1944: THE OTHER D-DAY

Operation Dragoon
End of 1943, early 1944, the Allies decided to carry out a double invasion in the North and South of France. Their strategy was to ensnare the Germans. That led to Operation Overlord in Normandy on June 6, 1944, while Operation Dragoon took place in Provence on August 15, 1944, and is now...
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PROVENCE, THE MAGIC OF COLOURS

The country of awe
Provence is not just another French region. It is a lifestyle, a light, a people and an heritage whose beauty has exacerbated the creativity of famous painters such as Cezanne or Van Gogh. Provence is a world of intoxicating smells and mesmerizing colors, with the mauve lavender fields,...
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RAMESSES II THE GREAT JOURNEY

The post-mortem adventures of the greatest Pharaoh
3200 years ago, Egypt is living the final hours of its golden age under the reign of Ramesses II. After ruling the country for 67 years, the great pharaoh dies at the ripe old age of 92. His mummy is burried in the heart of the Valley of the Kings. This is the beginning of his great...
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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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ROYAL CLIPPER, THE OCEAN’S SAIL

The most beautiful five-master in the world
The Royal Clipper is an exceptional five-master in the great tradition of the sailing navy. This large ship took on board marine environment experts whose mission is to make a comprehensive portrait of the badly endangered oceans. Journeying between ports of call, this film is a maritime...
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SAMURAI CASTLES

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

The myth of Atlantis
In Greece, amongst the gorgeous Cycladic islands one stands out for its uniqueness: Santorini. No mere island, it is in fact a huge volcano which caldera delineates simply the most splendid bay in the world. Its inhabitants have always lived under the threat of an eruption but, with time,...
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SANTOS DUMONT

An aviation pioneer
This period piece tells the story of Santos Dumont, the famous inventor and aviator who captivated Europe with his aeronautical endeavors at the turn of the 20th century. Besides his friendship with Cartier and Thomas Edison, it also describes his passion for racing cars until his early...
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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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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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SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS

Exceptional destinies
SECRETS OF HISTORY unveils the great mysteries of the past through the evocation of exceptional destinies, known or unknown. Each episode retraces the life of an emblematic historical character and highlights remarkable heritage sites.
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SHARING THE EARTH

An odyssey to rediscover nature
Veterinarian, biologist and adventurer Mannaïg de Kersauson travels the world in search of men and women who work to repair the damages inflicted upon the environment. She is on the lookout for ways, new and old, mankind has found for living in harmony with nature. She talks to...
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SICILY, VOLCANIC BEAUTY

A cross-cultural land
A volcanic island bursting with sun in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, Sicily is south of the Italian mainland and only 150 kms away from Tunisia. Henceforth, it is a cross-cultural land where Europe and Africa meet and confront each other. The island is define by a rich cultural...
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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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SOUTHERN INDIA, GARDEN OF THE THOUSAND FRAGANCES

A journey through time
Overflowing with vitality and excitement, Southern India offers numerous fabulous experiences: lively arts and traditions, breathtaking landscapes, mystical temples and stunning palaces. From Kerala – the garden of India – to the southern tip of the subcontinent, and then...
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SPA SEEKERS

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

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

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

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

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

The economics of WWII
Looking at World War II from the perspective of economics, it is quite clear that the Third Reich was a giant with feet of clay. A series of unprecedented revelations explains how Germany has been able to finance its huge war expenses. The war might have ended in 1943, had Switzerland not...
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TASHI DELEK

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

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

TASTING BRAZIL

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

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

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

A murderous ideology
In 1979, with the launching of Action Directe, France followed the path of its German and Italian neighbors with the emergence of a domestic terrorist violence which culminated with the murders of army General Audran in 1985 and of the head of Renault Georges Besse in 1986. The following...
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THE 2 WORLDS OF THE PYGMIES

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

Teddy Roosevelt the adventurer
This mini-series follows the 1913-1914 expedition in the Amazon of former American President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, who went alongside Candido Rondon, an officer in the Brazilian army, to explore the river then known as the "River of Doubts" and which now bears the name...
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4x52mnHD

THE BACKWATERS OF KERALA

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

THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME

A tragic attack
July 1, 1916, 7:30am. In the Somme, 500,000 French and British soldiers, on a front stretching 40 km, launch the most senseless attack of an absurd war. Carrying 35 kg on their backs and with orders not to run or drop on the ground, they walk towards death as if on a parade. That morning,...
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THE BEAUTIFUL STORY OF POULAIN CHOCOLATE

Between know-how and modernity
While Poulain chocolate is still one of the favourite brands in France, little is known about the story of its discreet founder, Victor-Auguste Poulain. Yet his life was singular. Born in 1825, in a large and destitute family, nothing prepared him to become one of the best chocolate...
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THE BICYCLE DIARIES

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

The 7 faces archipelago
The Canary archipelago is a popular tourist destination. However, despite the crowds, these islands brutally shaped by Mother Nature have managed to preserve breathtaking landscapes. The Canary Islands lay on maritime routes opened by Christopher Columbus and are defined by their close...
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THE CYCLADES, HIDDEN TREASURES OF GREECE

The islands of Gods
The Cyclades islands epitomize the Mediterranean world: multicolor boulders plunging into the sea, blinding white perched villages, deep blue waters, byzantine chapels, olive fields and goat herds... THE CYCLADES, HIDDEN TREASURES OF GREECE presents some islands which names are a course...
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THE FINAL JOURNEY OF THE ROMANOVS

A century old tragedy
Following the February 1917 Russian revolution, the Tsar Nicolas II abdicates. This film is an exceptional daily account of the tragic fate of the whole imperial family until its demise in July 1918. It is the story of a drama unfolding while History is on march, from the February and...
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THE FORGOTTEN VOICES

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

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

THE GLOBE TROTTER FAMILY

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

The greatest art geniuses
These masters of painting have been piercing observers of their times, leaving their works for posterity. Often misunderstood, even harassed by the critics, they were trailblazers of new artistic movements which transformed art forever and still fascinate scholars today. This collection...
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THE HMONG HORSEMAN

The Vietnamese mountain people
The magnificent mountains of North Vietnam have always sheltered the Hmong ethnic minorities. This is where they subdued the forest and mastered the art of terrace cropping, shaping extraordinary landscapes with their ricefields. In this rugged terrain nothing can be done without the...
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52mnHD

THE IMMORTAL SHADOWS

When entertainment becomes art
Animation is one of today’s most popular forms of entertainment which makes great use of ever evolving technologies. However its origin goes way back, in a long forgotten traditional art that a Japanese shadow master wants to bring to a new audience. His quest takes him to a remote...
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52mnHD

THE KINGS OF FRANCE

The challenges of ruling
This series explores the history of France through its Kings, from the 15th to the 19th centuries, by uncovering how each one reigned, his specificities, skills and failings. Is it possible to find stability between personal life and political governance? What are the biggest obstacles...
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THE LAND OF THE MAHARAJAS

The land of Kings
Rajasthan, known as the "Land of Kings", is the largest state of India. Life for its 68 million inhabitants is still governed by ancestral traditions. Holi, the annual Festival of Colors, is the most famous of them and is the prism by which we discover the legendary land of the...
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52mnHD

THE LEGENDARY SIMONE VEIL

From Holocaust to the European Parliament, meet Simone Veil through her fights and motivations. Discover one of the most popular heroine of the recent history, a symbol of freedom and courage, a women’s rights icon, a legend.
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60mnHD

THE MAN WHO DEFIED BEIJING

Rebel and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Human rights heroe and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Liu Xiaobo was imprisoned for 9 years and released in 2017 only to die a few weeks later. However, his name stays little known as the Chinese regime has done everything possible to erase it from our collective memory. Alas for the...
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58mnHD

THE MARIE BESNARD CASE

A truth still shrouded in mystery
Marie Besnard, a young woman born at the end of the 19th century, was suspected of being a serial killer, using poison to dispose of her victims. After 3 trials spread over more than 10 years, she was finally released in 1954 and acquitted. Even today, the Marie Besnard’s case is...
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52mnHD

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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52mnHD

THE NETHERLANDS

With 16 million inhabitants in an area of just 41,000 square kilometers, the Netherlands is the most densely populated country in Europe after Monaco. The fruit of man’s precarious victory over water, it’s an architectural laboratory where windmills stand alongside wind...
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2x26mnHD

THE PATH OF MEN

From the most mythical roads to that of adventurers, those traced over time by civilizations, explorers, conquering states, itinerant merchants or commercial geographers, the "When Man Forges His Way" collection combines geographical, historical, cultural and sociological...
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12x75mnHD

THE PRICE OF PROTEST

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

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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52mnHD

THE SECRET OF THE STONES

On the trail of History
THE SECRET OF THE STONES unveils the greatest archeological landmarks of the Mediterranean and the Middle East and the history that presided over their construction, their development and ultimate decline. Through findings shared by prestigious archeologists and with the help of CGI, we...
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8x52mnHD

THE SEYCHELLES PARADISE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

The Seychelles are like a collection of postcards. This Garden of Eden, spread over dozens of islands, is the quintessence of a gentle way of life, harmony and beauty. Here Nature reigns supreme. With its sumptuous underwater ecosystems, its bird sanctuaries and renowned natural reserves,...
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52mnHD

THE TASTY STORY OF BANANIA

Controversial marketing
The Banania chocolate powder recipe was born by chance in the mind of a Frenchman, during a trip to an Indian village in Nicaragua. He started manufacturing on the eve of the First World War. Quickly, Banania forged its identity using the patriotic image of an African infantryman and with...
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THE THAWING STORY OF MENIER CHOCOLATE

It ruled the world for a century and a half
Menier Chocolate ruled the world for a century and a half. In 1960, the company was acquired and became just another brand of the Nestlé Group, which markets it only in France. From this fabulous empire remains a prestigious architectural heritage; some private mansions in Paris,...
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THE TOMB OF THE USSR

A war that changed the face of the World
Forty years ago, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan triggered 10 years of a dirty conflict that changed the face of the world. Through exclusive archives of the Afghan guerilla and the testimony of the local Soviet former commander in chief, this film unveils the full story of a war which...
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THE TRACKS TO TIMBUKTU

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

The Spanish civil war through the destinies of Robert Capa, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell…
Even more than eighty years after the facts, memories of the Spanish Civil War blend into those of the International Brigades. The epic story of these 40.000 warriors from 50 different countries may now be considered as symbolic as the Chanson de Geste, in that it embodies the fight for...
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THE TRUE STORY OF PAPILLON

The most incredible ever escape from hell story
“Papillon”, starring Steve Mc Queen and Dustin Hoffman, was a major box office success when it came out in 1973 and is still viewed today as the best ever “escape from hell” scenario. It was actually based on a true story of 2 hoodlums locked away in a gruesome...
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THE TRUE STORY OF THE GREAT ESCAPE

The real story overtakes by far the fiction imagined by Hollywood
Winter 1944. In Nazi Germany, 76 pilots - British, Canadians, Norwegians and French – who were held in a Luftwaffe prison camp, escaped. The tunnel used for their flight was built in the greatest secrecy, right under the nose of their German guards. This historical saga,...
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THE VIOLINS OF HOPE

The violins of Holocaust victims return to life
In this no ordinary concert, the great violinists Shlomo Mintz and Cihat Askin appear with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, playing instruments that belonged to Holocaust victims. Often severely damaged, the violins were found in liberated death camps and deserted ghettos after the...
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THROUGH YOUR EYES

An original and unexpected series about travelling. For the first time in television you will experience the world differently... We propose a travel around the world in 80 x 26’ HD series with Sophie, an exceptional blind journalist. Prestigious sites, elaborated monuments, or...
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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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TOKYO THE PHOENIX CITY

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

Behind the myth
In the age of mass media, the death of a star is always a public event that is exploited, serving a thirst for sensationalism. The TOO YOUNG TO DIE series shows the women and the men behind their myths, their reported success and early fame, before succumbing to despair and tragedy. It...
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TRAILBLAZERS IN HABITS

The Sisters who stood up for Human Rights
In America, the Maryknoll Sisters are truly iconic. Far from the clichés of Catholic nuns removed from the turmoil of the world, they have been witnesses and sometimes active players in some of the major historical events of the last Century such as the Chinese revolution, the...
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TRAVEL & SENSES

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

The adaptation of the rough and powerful story of one of the only survivors of the Treblinka camp
Guillaume Ribot adapts Chil Rajchman’s story “I’m the last jew”. Prisoner at the Treblinka extermination camp after avoiding the gaz chamber, he survived by doing small he participated to the camp uprising and escaped. Hidden while the war is not over, he writes...
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TRIBES OF THE HIMALAYAS

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

The beauty of a country between ancient and modern
At the crossroads of two continents, Asia and Europe, Turkey is a true melting pot of cultures. It is also gifted with many natural wonders. Modern and ancient, urban and natural, spiritual and hedonistic, this vibrant and hospitable country offers an amazing diversity. From Istanbul to...
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TUSCANY, LA BELLA ITALIA

A region epitomasing beauty and history
Tuscany is most certainly the area which stands out in Italy as the definition of beauty, culture and history. Although it is too often reduced to its capital, Florence, this film aspires to unveil a more diverse region. Nestled between the Mediterranean and the mountains, Tuscany offers...
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UP! ON THE (GREEN) ROOFS OF PARIS

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

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

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

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

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

The good life
On June 14, 1940, the German army entered Paris and so began the occupation of the French capital. During 4 years the enemy imposed its law. A lot has been said on the daily lives of the French during this period made of shortages, repressive measures and assaults but never from the...
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WHERE PEOPLE READ

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

Blending Old World tradition with New World innovation
Three French winemakers have left their country to venture on the shores of the Pacific where the new frontier of wine extends from Australia to the United States and Chile. They brought with them an ancestral know-how which they adapted to local conditions. Down the road, they found...
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WITHOUT RIGHTS OR TITLES

The people of the Lencois National Park
In 1981, Brazil created the Lencois National Park in the state of Maranhão which is home to an ecosystem unique in the world: pristine white sand dunes that wave for tens of kilometers, punctuated by lakes of fresh water and deserted beaches where turtles and birds take refuge....
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WOMEN WAY IN ZANZIBAR

On the island of Zanzibar, in the village of Jambiani, seaweed is grown to be used for pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic products. This business started 10 years ago, initiated by a Dar-es-Salaam researcher keen on reviving the archipelago's economic activity. The men proved too...
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A WORLD TOUR OF MARTIAL ARTS

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

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

Sea, sand, dreams and reality
Copacabana... Saint-Tropez... Goa…. Phuket... The mere mention of these names brings up images of sun, holidays and a complete change of surroundings. In the public consciousness, these famous beaches have come to symbolize dream destinations everyone wish to visit one day. Through...
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LIVING STONES 2

The wonders of archeology
This second season of LIVING STONES is the half-hour version of THE SECRET OF STONES, an extensive documentary series devoted to the archeological heritage of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. It unveils the greatest landmarks and the history that presided over their construction,...
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10x26mn

MASSOUD, THE LION OF PANJSHIR

An icon of resistance to the Soviet Union and Islamic fanaticism
Less than 48 hours before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated by two men disguised as journalists. He was an icon of resistance to the Soviet Union and, subsequently, to Islamic fanaticism. Today, the outlandish commander is as...
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52mn

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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PARAIBA MEU AMOR (LONG VERSION)

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

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

THE LAND AND THE SACRED

The spiritual dimension of natural elements
Through time and across civilizations, Man has always given a spiritual dimension to Earth and Nature. For instance, water has been the source of numerous legends and rituals while animals have been assimilated as divinities or messengers of the gods. Even landscapes, with the mountains,...
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THE LAST SHANGRI-LA

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

THE 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

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