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ANIMAL DESTINIES

Survival strategies

In the African savannah, life is a succession of challenges that must be overcome if one wants to see the next day. Growing up, finding food, moving around, breeding, all these vital needs require coming up with survival strategies that can be perilous.

Through the fate of various animals, the whole theatre of life is revealed with its constant struggles punctuated by brief moments of respite.

ANIMAL DESTINIES takes us deep into the world of the savannah.

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  • Available versions French / English
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THE BUSINESS

The new face of seduction
Season 1 Karin, Luna and Magali, 3 attractive and intelligent women, come together to upend the oldest profession in the world by incorporating modern marketing and planning methods. The company Oceano Azul is born. Season 2 The marketing strategies used by Oceano Azul have been so...
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APULIA: THE ESSENCE OF ITALY

The Apulia region is the heel of the Italian "boot". It is famous for its singular whitewashed villages, cave dwellings, trullis with conical roofs, magnificent old farms not to mention its coastlines graced with fortifications, churches and cathedrals. Bathed by the Adriatic...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FEAR ON THE SAVANNAH

A primal emotion
One day, authorities introduced lions in a rehabilitated national park where only herbivores lived. Suddenly, fear overtook the park. Is this primary emotion ingrained and come back naturally to the animals? Will they join forces, share of information – willingly or not? How will...
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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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FROM AFRICA WITH LOVE

The urban boom
What do the names of West African cities Dakar, Yaoundé, Cotonou, Bamako or Abidjan bring to mind? FROM AFRICA WITH LOVE offers an immersion in these big cities that just want to be seen in a different light by focusing on their assets. Combining tradition and modernity, this...
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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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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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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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KOMODO: SEX AND DRAGONS

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

Exploring with wide open eyes
Today, exploring the world doesn’t have the same meaning as in the past. Indeed, very few corners of the planet remain unknown, although it would be wise for them to stay so. With infinite passion and curiosity, the directors of these films brought back from their travels images of...
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LANDS OF THE EARTH : THE 52' COLLECTION

Exploring with wide open eyes
Today, exploring the world doesn’t have the same meaning as in the past. Indeed, very few corners of the planet remain unknown, although it would be wise for them to stay so. With infinite passion and curiosity, the directors of these films brought back from their travels the...
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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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LIGURIA: THE ITALIAN RIVIERA

An invitation to dream and get away
Liguria, known worldwide as the Italian Riviera, extends over 300 kilometres along the Mediterranean. Genoa. Portofino. The Five Lands. These mythical names are an invitation to this northern region which has always been at the heart of the country history from the Romans to the dolce...
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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 it 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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MAMMA GIRAFFE

A Singular Mother
The film tells the life of a young female giraffe from the birth of her first baby to the delivery, 20 months later, of a second one. It is an opportunity to discover the everyday life of a giraffe in all its aspects between the two births: the moves, feeding, schedule, social...
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MASTERS OF CHEESE

For a long time, cheese has been an ancestral and authentic produce, demanding a real savoir faire and a deep knowledge of pasture and cattle. Today however its production is largely industrialized, leading to a loss of taste. From the Roquefort cellars to the Swiss mountain pastures,...
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MASTERS OF CHOCOLATE

The Mayas and the Aztecs were the first people to treasure the cocoa bean which they believed possessed divine powers. Since then, chocolate has become a universal product and a source of gustative pleasure. From the African archipelago of Sao Tome and Principe to the Peruvian edge of the...
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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...
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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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MASTERS OF VANILLA

It is one of the favorite spices of sweet lovers. Its evocative name is synonymous with subtle aromas. However, it must be authentic because for purists, like pastry chefs or ice-cream makers, vanilla can only be natural. Unfortunately, the market has gone wild and artificial flavor...
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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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MEMOIRS OF AN ELEPHANT

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

An untamed and timeless land
Patagonia is a region located on the South American continent, shared by Argentina and Chile. With a variety of unique and wild landscapes, this region, known worldwide for its large icefields, is a real treat for the eyes. An untamed and timeless land, Patagonia is all about discoveries...
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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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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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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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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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SHUKLAPHANTA, THE OTHER WILD NEPAL

A successful coexistence between man and animal
The Shuklaphanta Reserve is the first national park created in Nepal in 1973. This area is exceptional on many accounts including its diverse landscapes, hundreds of animal species - 22 of which are critically endangered. It may look like a mix of Europe and Africa yet we are truly in the...
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SICHUAN, THE HEAVENLY LAND OF PLENTY

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

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SWITZERLAND, THE HEART OF THE ALPS

The country where nature is king
Even though Switzerland has, first and foremost, this image of a neutral and well-ordered country, it is not lacking in jaggedness like its alpine mountains, quite appreciated by skiers, or a national culture which encompasses no less than 3 influences: German, Italian and French....
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TANZANIA FROM ZANZIBAR TO KILWA

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

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

West of Europe, the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores comprises 9 volcanic islands lying in the Atlantic Ocean. The best way to explore them is to sail peacefully between these maritime lands and meet its inhabitants. To discover the Azores is to travel along hydrangea-lined roads,...
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THE CAIMAN AND THE DOOMED SWAMP

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

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

Away from the beaches, into the heart of a changing country
The beaches of the Dominican Republic attract millions of vacationers. Those who are willing to stray will discover a multifaceted country and a very welcoming mixed-race people; a country that reveals itself through encounters, in its historic cities, at the gates of the desert, or in...
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THE GENUINE DRIED TANGERINE PEEL

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

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

Some fare better than others
In nature, there are the herbivores to whom nothing smiles right away (barely born already eaten) and others who fare better like THE LUCKY ZEBRA. How else to call this little male born in the dry season who, throughout his life, will enjoy a lucky star. Confronted with drought,...
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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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THE OTHER FRENCH GASTRONOMY

Northern France gastronomy
Close to the Belgian border, Northern France was better known for its earthy and basic country-style dishes than for its culinary sophistication. But things are changing and Lille, the main city, is fast becoming a gastronomic capital with new talents emerging all over the region. This...
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THE PHILIPPINES, THE SPIRAL OF VIOLENCE

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

The architect of the elements
Itami Jun is Japanese-born Korean architect. In this film, he revisits the places he cherished, more specifically the thoughtful and sensitive architectural works he designed. His original and innovative approach has been revealed in the design of ensembles and by a meticulous choice of...
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THE SEA OF ITAMI JUN

The architect of the elements
Itami Jun is Japanese-born Korean architect. In this film, he revisits the places he cherished, more specifically the thoughtful and sensitive architectural works he designed. His original and innovative approach has been revealed in the design of ensembles and by a meticulous choice of...
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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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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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52mn4K

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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52mn4K

UTTARAKHAND, JOURNEY TO THE SOURCES OF THE GANGES

A whiff of 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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52mn4K

WILD CARIBBEAN

An environment built by winds, birds and waves
The Caribbean archipelago is a string of islands sheltering a bountiful nature. With unwavering resilience, life took hold in these isolated environments transported by blowing winds, migrating birds or washed ashore. Today, these islands offer one of the richest bioversity in the world....
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52mn4K

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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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

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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52mn4K

YURU CHARA CRAZE

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

A WILD QUEST IN SCOTLAND

The fabulous spectacle of nature
This film is an exceptional journey into the rugged Scottish landscapes and its rich fauna. Laurent Cocherel is a naturalist photographer with a 25 years passion for this country. He takes us to secret places to witness the fabulous spectacle of nature through the seasons: hiding for...
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52mnHD

AL PACINO, THE RELUCTANT STAR

The many faces of an icon
Al Pacino made it onto the big stages, from Broadway to Hollywood, but, being extremely shy, is still somehow a mystery. At the beginning of the 70’s, he got his first international success as Michael Corleone in "The Godfather" which was followed by legendary screen...
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52mnHD

ALAMTO, A REPTILE WONDERLAND

Unusual animals
In the West of Iran, where the land has been formed by the Zagros fold and thrust belt, is the Alamto desert. The perfect combination of natural conditions allowed the region to host a diversity of rare reptiles, including one of the most mysterious animals in the wildlife kingdom: the...
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60mnHD

ANGELS OF THE JUNGLE

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

ANIMAL STRATEGIES

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

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 STRANGERS

Burned. Forgotten. Resurrected.
Joyce is an aspiring interior designer and wants to start a family with her boyfriend, Noel. One day, Joyce meets Ronaldo, a big client and owner of a huge real estate company. Ronaldo mistakes her for a high-class prostitute and when he moves in to defile her, she resists and...
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80x45mnHD

BECOMING CHANEL

The story of a myth
Chanel's first outlet, established in 1910, was a hat shop. Indeed, Coco Chanel was forbidden to sell clothes there because a seamstress had her business at that same address. Today, Chanel is one of the world's most famous luxury brands. Emblematic of high-end French fashion,...
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52mnHD

BIRDS OF AFRICA

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

BLACK 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

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

BORNEO DEATH BLOW

A blowpipe-hunter tribe uncertain future
The Borneo island is home to the Penan, a blowpipe-hunter tribe. They use deadly poison darts to catch their preys and 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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52mnHD

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

CHAMPIONS OF THE SAVANNAH

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

CHAPLIN VS THE FBI

A 30 years 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 were natural parts of...
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52mnHD

CHILD IN THE WILD

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

CHRISTMAS IN THE SAVANNAH

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

COBRA GYPSIES

The Roma ancestors
COBRA GYPSIES offers a colorful window into the startling ancient culture of the nomadic Kalbeliya tribes living in rural Rajasthan, Northern India. A decade ago, their folk songs and dances were declared a part of the Intangible Heritage List by the Unesco. This film explores their...
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52mnHD

COSTA RICA NATURE'S ARK

The country that hosts 5% of known species on earth
Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful sanctuary for biodiversity in the world and its richest. Indeed, this small country hosts 5% of all known species on earth, i.e. one out of twenty. To grasp what it entails one should explore its forests, climb its peaks and walk its shores. Only...
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52mnHD

COVID-19, THE ASIAN WAY

A message of hope
Regarding the Covid 19 virus, Asia is both the problem and the solution. The problem stems from the Chinese consumption of wild animals, the seedbed to most of the recent epidemics. The solution thanks to civic-mindedness and flawless organization - even if the governments can be heavy...
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52mnHD

CRILLON: THE REVIVAL OF A PARISIAN PALACE

On the Place de la Concorde in Paris, the Crillon is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The palace celebrates French civility and welcomes superstars such as Madonna or Mick Jagger. Closed for 4 years for a complete overhaul, the establishment had lost ground to other Parisian...
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48mnHD

CRUISES, THE HIDDEN FACE

An expensive reality
For many, a trip on a cruise ship means high living and unforgettable holidays. But the reality can be somehow disappointing. This lucrative business, which sometimes costs passengers more than expected, is also seriously damaging the environment.
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55mnHD

EMILIO VEDOVA - DALLA PARTE DEL NAUFRAGIO

One of the most significant contemporary artists
This film traces the extraordinary human and artistic vicissitude of the great painter through the pages of his diary, rare archives and contributions from artists, curators, collaborators and friends. Against the backdrop of the political, social and artistic history that characterized...
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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

EUROPE ON THE WILD

The next door fauna
From Belarus to France, from the imposing bison to the fragile pheasant, this collection presents the different facets of European wildlife. Even in this part of the world, danger looms everywhere. From wolves in the deep forest to tractors in the fields the struggle for life is a daily...
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4x52mnHD

EXTINCTIONS / SAVED FROM EXTINCTIONS

We thought they were saved
What is the connection between the Californian Condor, the Arabian Oryx, the African Wild dog, the Galapagos Marine Turtle, the Chinese Tiger and the Polar Bear? The answer is the unprecedented risk of seeing these species vanish once and for all from the face of the Earth after they were...
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12x52mnHD

FIELD OF LIFE

The fauna caught between agriculture and nature
In a typical field of the European countryside, wildlife is much more abundant and diverse that one can imagine and it serves as the backdrop for unexpected survival stories. While the circle of life is at stake for the pheasant, harvest season is coming. How do the animals such as the...
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52mnHD

FISH LIFE

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

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

GERHARD SCHRODER

The man who revived Germany
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. His legacy as chancellor and chairman of the SPD still impacts Germany and Europe today. His 2 terms in office explain the...
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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

HOW FRENCH WOMEN LIKE IT

With or without you
A liberating, entertaining and informative documentary road movie about women’s pleasure and desire. A sex odyssey told by women, commented by pundits and carried out by a 100% female team. This film presents a playful and surprising overview of women's sexuality. Can the...
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53mnHD

IBEX, ICON OF THE ALPS

The Lord of the mountains
The Ibex is an animal emblematic of the Alps. This film, through some surprising images covering several seasons, teaches us a lot of unknown things about this Lord of the mountains. It also questions our ability to share the environment with the wild fauna and the respect it requests.
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52mnHD

ICONS OF THE WILD

The stars and the supporting cast of the animal kingdom
At first glance, the African wildlife seems all too familiar. The stars, such as the elephant or the lion, have been extensively covered as well as the supporting cast, from the gazelles to the birds. But even if their lifestyles have been overexposed, the animals of the savannah remain a...
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5x52mnHD

INSIDE IKEA

A most secretive business
Thanks to its low prices, the Swedish company IKEA has become the leading furniture retailer. Every year, 680 million people around the world shop there. But the company is also one of the most secretive. This film reveals its inner working, from the manufacturing plants to the stores and...
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48mnHD

INSIDE MARINELAND

Diving backstage alongside the stars
This film dives backstage alongside dolphins, killer whales and polar bears to discover how they prepare for the famous water ballets that fascinate so many families. Besides the animals, the most important characters of the Marineland are the keepers who know these mammals so well and...
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52mnHD

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

INTO THE WILD OF BORNEO

The jungle album
Borneo is an island shared by Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia but, most importantly, part of it is a wildlife sanctuary. Jorge Camilo Valenzuela, a National Geographic animal photographer, is about to explore it to capture the various endemic species in all their splendor. With over 10...
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52mnHD

JOINT VENTURE

Marijuana has become legal in São Paulo
PICO DA NEBLINA takes place in a fictional future in São Paulo. Marijuana has become legal and a former small-time dealer decides to make his business official. The transition will not be smooth and competition will be fierce. This series, directed by Quico Meirelles and...
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10x52mnHD

KING OF THE FOREST

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

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

LAND OF THE APES

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

LEGENDS OF EUROPE

Mystical and fantasy tales
This series take a new, almost magical look at European heritage driven by a newfound interest for the fantastic aspect of its age-old legends. Whether frightening or surprising, these stories, inspired by natural splendours, are, at once, mystical and obscure enigmas to decipher....
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12x52mnHD

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

MIGRATIONS IN DANGER

Man's barriers on animals' routes
Man constantly modifies its environment. It continues to expand on the planet into the most wild and remote places where it erects artificial barriers at the crossroads of migration of species in danger of extinction. These animals must survive at any cost to ensure the future of their...
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3x52mnHD

MOVIE STAR ANIMALS

From training to shootings
The dogs Rin-tin-tin-tin, Lassie and Beethoven, killer whale Willy, piglet Babe and many other animals have long since joined the pantheon of great movie stars. Behind these star animals are men and women who, far from fame, are driven by passion, determination and patience. In France,...
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55mnHD

NAKED CITY

Freedom or lust ?
The nudist village of Cap d'Agde has a sulphurous reputation. The media present it as the place of all excesses, the rendez-vous for swingers from all over the world. Beyond the nudist/libertine divide, this film gives us an understanding of the history of this village, the...
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52mnHD

NATURE SANCTUARIES

All is not lost
There are still some places on the planet which haven’t been spoiled by human activity. Reknown for their natural beauty, they represent an heritage worth looking after for future generations. An unique series thanks to its positive angle, beautiful images, surprising information...
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3x52mnHD

NORIN'S ARK

The wildlife veterinarian
Norin Chai, a brilliant veterinarian, has been working for more than twenty years to protect wildlife all over the world. In each episode, he comes to the rescue of an endangered animal in a critical situation: in Central America an infectious disease is spreading through a population of...
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5x52mnHD

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

PRAYING MANTIS: AN ALIEN'S WORLD

Rulers of their world
They look like creatures from an alien planet, and in fact, praying mantises have inspired Hollywood science fiction film-makers in their designs for extra-terrestrial monsters. It’s more than their physical shape that seems out of this world. Praying mantises, with some reaching...
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52mnHD

PSY

It's normal not being normal
PSY is a dramatic series that follows the adventures of Carlo Antonini, both in and out of his consulting office as a psychiatrist, psychologist and psychoanalyst interested in unusual cases that challenge him, and even put his family in danger. PSY explores the complexity of clinical...
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43x45mnHD

PUTIPHAR'S TRAVEL GUIDE

A 19th century globe-trotter
Petrus Putiphar is the author of travel guides. This professional fictional traveller identifies sights to visit, museums, gardens, places to check, he walks around cities and blackens the pages of his notebook while sharing his discoveries and observations. We follow him to Paris,...
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10x52mnHD

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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6x52mnHD

SAVANNAH REBIRTH

The cycle of life
In the African savannah, an elephant dies. Little by little, thousands of animal guests converge to feast on the fortuitous carcass which also becomes a cradle for other species. The splendid images make us forget death and show the wonders of an ecosystem in action. And, by turning back...
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52mnHD

SAVING THE CHIMPS

A sanctuary for broken primates
How did Bobby, the gentle chimpanzee, managed to pull through after years caged up in isolation in biomedical labs? How did space-chimp Emily, trained to test space capsules and rockets, survived her stressful NASA training program? Appalled by such treatment, Carole Noon decided to help...
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52mnHD

SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS

Exceptional destinies
This series 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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111x100mnHD

SIX FEET UNDER THE SAVANNAH

In northern Kenya, the most mysterious creatures are hidden underground.
Under the rocks of the savannah lies a world of eternal darkness, a secret place with unending mazes, swarming with thousands of crawling animals. Like, for instance, the naked mole rat. It is the only mammal who organizes its life around a queen, like ants or termites. From its hairless,...
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52mnHD

SMALL ANIMALS OF AFRICA

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

SPECIAL OPS

In the heart of combat
This series takes us inside armed combat through different missions of the French Special Forces thanks to CGI and archives of the US Army. War has never felt so close. The series is also available as 6x70'
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6x52mnHD

SR. AVILA

When the Sopranos meet Six Feet Under
Season 1 Avila is an ordinary man who has decided to make his living at the expense of other people. He leads a double life: on one hand a hitman and, on the other, a loving husband and dedicated father. He is about to move up the organisation but this promotion will have a fatal impact...
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43x52mnHD

SRI LANKA, THE DARK SIDE OF PARADISE

A divided country
The pearl of the Indian Ocean is a trendy destination but behind its natural treasures and pristine beaches Sri Lanka is still licking its wounds after more than 40 years of civil war. The island was torn apart by a bloody conflict between two communities: the Sinhalese Buddhist majority...
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52mnHD

STRANGE ENCOUNTERS IN THE SAVANNAH

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

THE ADVENTURES OF SWALA PALA, THE BABY GAZELLE

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

THE 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 AMNEVILLE ZOO

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

THE ANTELOPES

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

THE BISON OF EUROPE

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

THE CHOCOLATE SHORTAGE

Growing demand in the face of disorganized producers
A chocolate crisis is looming. The cocoa tree is a fragile and low yield tree. The plantations are rustic and aging. Producing countries are often unstable and poorly organized. However, investments are pouring in because of heavy speculation in the face of a dramatic increase in Chinese...
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48mnHD

THE COLOR OF JUSTICE

A deadly chokehold
In July 2014, Eric Garner, a black American, died in the street after being violently arrested by a NYC Police officer who is seen pulling him to the ground and chokeholding him. His death was recorded in an amateur video that shows him telling the police repeatedly “I can’t...
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52mnHD

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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15x52mnHD

THE INCREDIBLE AFRICAN WILDLIFE

Everything you always wanted to know about the savannah
Nowadays, images of the African wildlife are a common thing yet audiences seem to never tire of them as they are always a source of wonder and bewilderment. Although one might think to have seen it all, it seems there is still more to learn and discover. This series covers some of the...
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7x52mnHD

THE INSIDER

Embedded into elite units
The 13th RDP of the French Special Forces. The SWAT from Miami. The Star & Rescue from Singapore. Each of these structures has its own training and intervention techniques. In this series, a martial arts expert and renowned stuntman infiltrates these prestige elite units to offer a...
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12x52mnHD

THE OTHER GOERING

A divided brotherhood
You're not always responsible for your family members. Especially when you're the brother of one of the greatest war criminals, Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering. It's hard to present oneself as a champion of individual freedoms when, in 1945, the death camps are being...
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52mnHD

THE PATH OF MEN

The many routes of civilizations
This series combines the geographical, historical, cultural and sociological discoveries with mythical roads cleared by adventurers or mapped over time by civilizations, explorers, conquering states, itinerant merchants. It puts into perspective the development of civilizations over...
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15x52mnHD

THE PREDATORS OF AFRICA

As soon as they appeared, about 60 million years ago, carnivores have seen their survival closely linked to that of the herbivores. Ever since, it has been a never ending chase to adapt between the prey and its predator. The bottom line is that the life of one depends on the survival of...
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52mnHD

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

THE REAL LORDS OF THE SAVANNAH

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

THE SAVANNAH QUIZ

Has the zebra white or black stripes?
Is a rhino stronger than an elephant? Why gnus march in line? Which is the only feline living in society? From a zebra’s stripes to the so-called silence of the giraffe, QUIZ OF THE SAVANNAH film will bring a multitude of answers to questions frequently asked about African animals...
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52mnHD

THE SECRET WORLD OF CRUSTACEANS

The wonders of alien creatures
The sea is home to some strange creatures. Indeed, among the many marine species, there is one very unusual group: the crustaceans. Between reality and fantasy, these animals remained a mystery to man for centuries. Are their ways of life as startling as their appearances? Crustaceans can...
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52mnHD

THE SECRET WORLD OF MOLLUSKS

The wonders of the sea
Mollusks are characterized by an absence of skeleton and a total lack of appeal. They conjure up images of flabby, slimy, almost inert animals. But mollusks play their cards close to their chests: habitat, movement, food, reproduction... everything goes beyond the wildest imagination....
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52mnHD

THE SENSES OF THE SAVANNAH

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

THE STORKS OF THE LUANGWA

The power of togetherness
The yellow billed storks are an African species of, usually, solitary birds. However, once a year, towards the end of the rainy season, they congregate along the banks of the Luangwa, Zambia. They’ve chosen this place because it lies at the heart of a network of lagoons that are...
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THE SUNKEN FOREST

The distress of dry land animals
Once a year, while the waters of the Amazon are at their lowest, a deluge of unprecedented violence falls on the forest. Within a few months it will be drowned under almost 30 meters of water, with only the top of few trees poking out. The forest animals’ survival is at stake. Some...
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THE UNTAMED LOIRE

The river and its wildlife
From a tiny mountain stream to the open estuary, the Loire river reveals many faces along its 1000 km course. Now better protected than ever, its banks are seing the return of several species long disappeared, such as the beaver or the stork, but also newcomers like the catfish or the...
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THE VEGETARIAN GIANTS

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

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

A secret universe away from the madness of men
The Alps remain today one of the last wild territory in Europe. Over thousands of years, the various animals here have developed the ability to thrive within an unfriendly yet magnificent environment. Here, the beauty of the fauna is only matched by the diversity of its species. Following...
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WILD BRITISH COLUMBIA

The grizzly bears kingdom
Canada is a remarquable land where nature flourishes freely. Located between the Rockies and the Pacific Ocean, Birtish Columbia is the westernmost province of the country and encompasses mountains as well as a desert. It is also the living ground of an exceptional biodiversity including...
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WILDLIFE DEFENDERS

On the front lines of the war against an illegal trade
WILDLIFE DEFENDERS take us to the front lines of the war against the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade, fast becoming a major contributor to the world’s biodiversity loss. This investigative film goes behind-the-scenes with Malaysia's Wildlife Department as it...
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WINGS OF FREEDOM

Teaching eagles to fly
How to teach the pyrargues eagles to fly when they have been bred in captivity and never used their wings? This is Jacques Olivier call. With his paraglider, he accompanies these majestic birds first flight towards freedom. This film is infused with emotions and accompanied by striking...
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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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XDDL

Family murder: the father is the killer
April 11, 2011, the Dupont de Ligonnès family’s house. For several days now, the shutters of this small bourgeois house have remained closed. The children did not show up at school. Phones go unanswered. The mail piles up. Neighbours and relatives get worried. Where are...
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YIWU, THE WORLD'S GREATEST BAZAAR

Welcome to over the top shopping
It is a place like no other in the world, 250 kilometers south of Shanghai. On nearly 4 million square meters dedicated to shopping, 180,000 stores open 7 days a week and almost 24 hours a day, offer 2 million different products. Spending 5 minutes in each stand at the Futian exhibition...
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ZOG AND THE FLOOD

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

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