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DESIGN + STORY

Design + Story thoughtfully narrates the romantic, magical, inspired, and colorful journeys of artists. Each episode introduces two artists, side-by-side, in a collaborative narrative on their beginnings, inspiration, craft, and signature style that brought them to fame. Their commitment to producing works of art that are authentic to their story and impeccable in technicality have made them some of the fashion and art world’s most anticipated and recognized, and their designs, most coveted.

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ARKTIC A 62 DAYS SOLITARY JOURNEY

On and under the ice pack
In some parts of the world, climate change is more obvious than elsewhere. French explorer Alban Michon, a specialist in ice diving, achieved a world first by crossing the Arctic "Northwest Passage" alone. Carrying over 180 kilos of equipment, Alban travelled nearly 500...
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52mn4K

HAITI, LIFE AT ALL COSTS

The Kangaroo method
On January 12, 2010, a brutal earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti. Eight years later, the situation in the country is still chaotic, particularly in maternity wards. The one at the public hospital in Port au Prince is still a makeshift, an unsuitable premise without...
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52mn4K

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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52mn4K

KOREAN BROKEN FAMILIES

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

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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52mn4K

REBIBBIA PRISON: PRISONERS ON STAGE

Acting criminals
Rebibbia, Italy's largest high-security prison, houses convicts with long jail terms. Mafia members, criminals, traffickers, most of them never entered a theatre. However, a performance hall, quite unusual in a prison facility, welcomes them three times a week to introduce them to...
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52mn4K

SACRED PILGRIMAGE IN NEPAL

In Nepal, ancestral customs are the highlights of numerous religious festivals that attract huge crowds. They take place in magnificent temples, where sadhus, monks who have renounced all material ties, officiate. In this film, we follow Shivadas who treks along dizzyingly steep trails in...
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52mn4K

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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THE TAIGA ERMIT

Between 2 worlds
Deep in the Indian Cree territory, in the Canadian taiga, a man has chosen to live in isolation, in the heart of nature and away from the modern world. We follow him in his daily life and in his spiritual journey that leads him to reflect on the evolution of Western societies and their...
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52mn4K

24x24

Women of courage
24x24 highlights a day in the life of Filipino women who have made their marks in their chosen fields but also broach into their families, relationships, daily struggles, inspiration and experiences that have brought them where they are today.
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13x26mnHD

A WOMAN'S WORLD

Iconic female figure in different cultures
In this series we share the daily routines of women from Tunisia, Canada, Brazil, Italy and India to try to understand what place do these different societies give them. Each destination offers the opportunity to meet students, doctors, lawyers, farmers, singers and politicians and in...
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5x85mnHD

ALMOST FAMOUS

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

BATACLAN GENERATION: HOW DO THEY FACE UP THE TERROR?

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

BLOODSHED ON THE RIVIERA, THE TERROR ATTACK IN NICE

86 dead and 458 wounded
On July 14, 2016, at 10pm, fireworks illuminate the city of Nice. Tens of thousands of onlookers came to watch the festivities on the Promenade des Anglais. The show is breathtaking, the atmosphere friendly. But it won't last... A truck rams through the crowd, spreading terror and...
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54mnHD

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

BREATHE: YOGA SAVED MY LIFE

A path to healing
After a risky back surgery, a man in his 40’s ended up paralysed. He was told that he will never be able to walk again. After years of suffering, he found a path to healing in practising yoga. This inner journey not only brings him back in touch with himself, but also opens him to...
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52mnHD

EXTRAORDINARY ASIAN WOMEN

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

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

INSTANT BADASS

From the street to the cage
Away from the postcard image of Bangkok exists a world of violence and social antagonism. Jakkrapong created the first Street Fight club in Bangkok, providing a space for anyone to come and experience fighting. Operating on the fringe of society, and considered by most to be thugs, these...
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52mnHD

JOBLESS IN FRANCE, PROSTITUTES IN BELGIUM

Necessity knows no laws
An active sex ring exists between France and Belgium. In Flanders, just 15 minutes from Lille, 70% of the prostitutes are French. To make ends meet, they work in brothels in Belgium. They are unemployed saleswomen, part-time nurses, even graduates. They entered this profession as a...
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31mnHD

KAMLAHARI: THE STOLEN CHILDHOOD OF NEPAL

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

LA HISTORIA GLAMOROSA DE DIM

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

LADY CHEETAH

A love story
In 1979, Laurie Marker’s passion for cheetahs led her to leave her family, friends and home (the USA) for Namibia in order to save the species. The splendid feline is a hunting machine, the fastest of all land predators, but also a desired trophy for poachers. To protect them she...
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52mnHD

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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10x26mnHD

LIFE ABOARD AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER

Life aboard the Charles de Gaulle
The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is the largest ship of the French Navy. Longer than 2 football fields, high as a 20 storey high building, it is a real floating city with 2,000 inhabitants with a hospital, post office and self-service where 4,000 meals are served each day. With...
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56mnHD

LIVING WITH PTSD

An invisible disease
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or war sickness, is now recognized as an injury in its own right, even if it still remains an abstract, invisible disease. Through the testimonies of the wounded and their families, this film retraces the soldiers' inner struggle upon their return from...
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52mnHD

MAMA HYENA

Lessons from a despised animal
Hyenas have been given an unfairly negative reputation in folklore and popular media because of their ungraceful, even grotesque physical features. Hyenas are truly a curiosity of nature. They are intelligent creatures that follow a sophisticated and ruthless social system. Depending on...
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52mnHD

MIGRANTS

A 2-year journey from misery to disenchantment
2013. Five young Afghans decide to take a shot at a better life and migrate to Europe, more specifically Paris their dream destination. Then begins a two-year 12,000 kms long journey, across six borders and full of first times: the ocean, girls in mini-skirts, bars, skyscrapers…...
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52mnHD

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

NOSTALGIC SHOPS

Driven by passion - Also available as 12x13mn
They are bookseller, hairdresser, haberdasher, grocer... This series paints the portrait of merchants who, against all odds, carry on their activities despite the daily difficulties and competition from the Internet and supermarkets. We travel all over France to meet the men and women who...
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4x52mnHD

OUT

The moment their world teetered
Through a montage of compelling videos posted on the Internet by young gays, bis, lesbians or transsexuals, OUT makes us experience from within the groundbreaking moment of their coming out – after which their intimate and social life shall be forever changed.
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64mnHD

RITOMA

Where Basketball meets Tibet
The Tibetan Plateau is one the world's highest and largest and home to the village Ritoma which inhabitants struggle to keep their nomadic culture alive while embracing modern world, notably in the form of their new found passion: basketball. Helped by an American coach, the...
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57mnHD

SEARCHING FOR MULLAH OMAR

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

TASHI DELEK

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

TASHI DELEK (SUBTITLED VERSION)

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

THE AMBASSADORS OF HOPE

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

THE COURTROOM BUFFS

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

THE INTOUCHABLES’ HOLIDAYS

Stronger than the handicap
They take risks and face extreme situations. They climb mountains and cross oceans. Yet, they are disabled. Paul and Henri set out to descend the rocky inlets near Marseilles thanks to all-terrain wheelchairs and volunteers who accompany them. They share everything from pain to laughters....
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30mnHD

THE PERFECT BODY CLINIC

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

THE PRICE OF PROTEST

The Colin Kaepernick's 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

UNIQUE HOMES

A tour of Japanese creative architecture
Every week, UNIQUE HOMES introduces one-of-a-kind houses in Japan built or designed by families or individuals living in it. The houses feature exclusive design and functions while still matching unique environment and location constraints. UNIQUE HOMES is a tour of Japanese creative...
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12x26mnHD

WOMEN AND ANIMAL

Lives of passion
From Ampersand’s library, these 3 films features unique women who dedicate their lives to the study and protection of wildlife in Africa. These scientists spent a lifetime on the field to fulfill their passion for species such as hyenas in Kenya, cheetahs in Namibia or chimpanzees...
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3x52mnHD