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Ø GRAVITY: MISSION IN SPACE

The first doc shot by astronauts

One of humanity's oldest dreams has been to leave our planet and explore space.

This exceptional film accompanies German astronaut Alexander Gerst (ESA) and American Reid Wiseman (NASA) on their first mission to the International Space Station; from their training around the world to their return to Earth.

A testimony of life in weightlessness accompanied by breathtaking images.

52mnHD
  • Format one-off
  • Available versions French / English / German
  • Director Jürgen Hansen
  • Rights All rights / Worldwide

EXCEPTIONAL TRANSPORTATION: PLANES ON THE ROAD

Supersize everything
On the Airbus assembly site near Toulouse, pieces of planes come from the four corners of Europe by air, road or water. Shipping XXL cargo and putting together the puzzle of aircraft parts require complex and ingenious technology. This film goes behind-the-scene of this technological...
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52mn4K

EXCEPTIONAL TRANSPORTATION: PLANES ON THE ROAD

Supersize everything
On the Airbus assembly site near Toulouse, pieces of planes come from the four corners of Europe by air, road or water. Shipping XXL cargo and putting together the puzzle of aircraft parts require complex and ingenious technology. This film goes behind-the-scene of this technological...
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75mn4K

SPACE TOMORROW

The fabulous journey of a man passionate about the skies
When he took off to reach the International Space Station, the young French astronaut Thomas Pesquet became the new hero of a generation. His exceptional destiny was probably the result of the epic stories he heard as a child: mythical conquests of Space, men walking on the moon and...
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6x52mn4K

THE CHALLENGE OF BRIDGE MAINTENANCE

Massive constructions under pressure
Even the most basic bridges are engineering challenges exposed to the elements (wind, rain, seawater...) that damage these massive constructions. Intensive road traffic is also a factor of additional constraints. A crack, even a microscopic one, or a rust point in the wrong place can have...
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52mn4K

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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52mn4K

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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52mn4K

ANTS!

Nature’s superpower
They wage wars and administer medicines. They are farmers and graziers. They live in a world of coded communications, strict chains of command, secret poison mixtures and prodigious strength. They have inhabited our planet for millions of years and yet no living creature seems more alien...
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52mnHD

ARCHEOLOGEEKS IN BAGAN

Bringing an 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

AVIATOR

Masters of the sky
From inside the cockpit, a flight is no longer exactly the same. This series focuses not only on pilots but also on the mythical planes that have graced our skies. During a flight aboard one of these extraordinary aircrafts, we discover the reality, the complexity, the ingenuity of the...
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2x52mnHD

BAT & MAN

A mammal that causes leaps in science
Bats were already on earth during the dinosaurs’ era, 60 million years ago, and this incredible species has actually not evolved since. Today, scientific studies of bats have revealed astonishing discoveries in the fields of bionics, disease prevention and containment which can...
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52mnHD

BEAUTIFUL MINDS

Understanding Asia best and brightest
What makes someone a genius? What's the definition of talent? This unique 2 hours series explores the genesis of geniuses in Asia, seemingly coinciding with the continent’s rapid growth in the global arena. From Korea to India, Singapore to China, BEAUTIFUL MINDS examines to...
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2x52mnHD

BRIDGES OF PARIS (THE)

Pushing back the limits
The bridges of Paris follow one another along the river, all different since they were built over centuries and reflect the most advanced techniques of each era. First in wood, then in stone, metal and today in high-performance alloys, they have each time pushed back the limits of...
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52mnHD

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

EQALUSUAQ, ON THE TRAIL OF THE HIDDEN PREDATORS

The salmon run and those awaiting them
In July, in Alaska, millions of salmon run up the rivers. Many are anxiously waiting for them: grizzlies, sea lions, orcas, eagles, sharks... and young divers/photographers. Paul and Thomas, two marine biologists, are here to live their passion for open spaces and memorable encounters...
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52mnHD

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

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

FUTUROPOLIS

Mapping the city of tomorrow
More than any city in the world, Singapore is a laboratory for urban development and the best place to figure out how life will look like in the megacities at the end of the 21st century. With extensive computer generated imagery [CGI], FUTUROPOLIS explores the concepts, ideas and...
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2x45mnHD

GAME LIFE - A RECORD OF CHINA'S E-SPORTS INDUSTRY

In recent years, China's electronic sports is developing at a rapid speed, presenting the miracle of the rise of an industry. From the breathtaking global entertainment to the performance of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, competitive video gaming is becoming a new sport. However,...
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57mnHD

GOLD OF BENGAL

Self-sufficiency at sea
In Bangladesh, the young engineer Corentin de Chatelperron and his team have designed a sailboat made entirely out of jute fiber and christened it “Gold of Bengal”. But beyond the challenge based on the material used for the construction, Corentin's goal is to achieve...
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52mnHD

MEGATRAINS

Extraordinary loads
All over the world, there are trains carrying extraordinary loads. Some of these trains prevent the economic isolation of remote regions. Some bring together two countries or peoples while others brave the elements and travel hostile territory. Yet more carry dangerous materials or...
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6x52mnHD

MOBYDICK: THE OPERATION

The secrets of the sperm whale
The sperm whale is one of the most impressive and lesser known animals on the planet. This film is a playful and fascinating investigation into the mysteries that surround these giants of the seas: an ability to defy the laws of physics, their complex social relationships, a technique for...
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52mnHD

NEW WORLD WITHOUT STRANGERS

The new collaborative economy explained by Henry Golding (''Crazy Rich Asians'')
The concept of sharing within communities isn’t something new. In fact, it goes back thousands of years, to a time when people didn’t really have much. Nowadays, this notion has made a comeback but with a twist. Welcome to the age of the "collaborative economy”....
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10x23mnHD

PROGRAMMED TO KILL

The diseases that puzzle science
This 2-part documentary series investigates the most infamous and deadly tropical diseases: the dengue fever and the melioidosis. Dengue was first detected over 2 centuries ago. It is the world’s most debilitating, rapidly spreading and prevalent mosquito-borne viral disease and yet...
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2x52mnHD

RUNET, THE BATTLE FOR THE RUSSIAN WEB

A space for freedom or propaganda
Supporters and opponents of Vladimir Putin are fighting a bitter battle on Runet (the Russian Internet). The Kremlin is taking a close interest in Runet, which is now bombarded with propaganda and fake news. But despite repressive legislation and the zealous vigilance of cyber-militiamen...
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10x6mnHD

TECHNOSEX

How will sex be like in the future?
New technology is everywhere around us. At work, during our downtime and now it’s even invading our beds: vibrating underwear, connected sex toys, sex robots… Ecstasy is turning high-tech. Soon we will experience remote love making, bliss will be virtual and humanoids would...
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52mnHD

THE FUNNY SIDE OF SCIENCE

The advances behind ludicrous research
How do roller coaster rides affect the treatment of asthma? Do we swim faster in water or in syrup? Hundreds of similar research subjects have won awards at the now famous “Ig Nobel” ceremony, the satirical equivalent of the Nobel awards. But the craziest questions can have...
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52mnHD

SEARCHING FOR LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE?

A hatching of new worlds
Men are born naturally curious of the Universe and the most so are certainly the scientists hunting for "exo planets", the ones outside our solar system. European researchers are far ahead in this field and, in this film, they share their professional curiosity about the...
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52mn