Travel

AQUARIUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN [2x30’]

Unique marine exhibits

When it comes to aquariums, Japan holds 2 world records.

In Nagasaki, you can observe no less than 9 species of penguins while in Yamagata 50 species of Jellyfish are there to dazzle you.

BAHIA, THE AFRICAN HERITAGE 52’

The story of the "Bay of All Saints"

In 1500, in the region of Salvador in Brazil, the first Portuguese settlers landed and built their first colonial city: Salvador de Bahia, known as "the Bay of All Saints".

The indigenous tribes were decimated and replaced by African slaves working mainly in mills.

Today, Salvador's African heritage can still be felt in the culture, the music, and the arts while its inhabitants strive to perpetuate the memory of their ancestors.

DISTANCE TRAVELLED: 1751KM [4x25’]

A surf trip to the island of Kyushu

Maoh Toda, a professional surfer from Miyazaki, takes a surfing trip through the island of Kyushu which is known for its many surfing locales.

Starting from his base at Nobeoka, he travels to Oita, Fukuoka and Kagoshima to secret spots known only to local surfers, while introducing the delicious cuisine of each region.

FLAVORS [96x52’]

Sublime escapes

Discover the magic and beauty of some of the world’s most enchanting destinations, including their natural wonders, outstanding monuments, crafts, and breathtaking landscapes.

This series is an invitation to travel to the heart of the traditions and peculiarities of the world’s most celebrated countries.

FROM AFRICA WITH LOVE [8x52’]

The great metropoles

What do the names of West African cities such as Dakar, Yaoundé, Cotonou, Bamako, or Abidjan suggest?

This series 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, it presents an urban and booming Africa.

LANDS OF THE EARTH - THE 52' COLLECTION [12x52’]

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 discovery of small villages whose beauty had gone unnoticed, touching encounters and fascinating stories.

These modern explorations are done with wide-open eyes on foot, by train, or by boat.

LOVE IN THE CITY [4x52’]

Capital romancing

Our cities are made of stones, shaped by wars, emperors, or presidents, and 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 topography of cities.

Our journeys show how love shapes the environment and what lovers need to know to prepare for the perfect romantic holiday in Paris, Mexico City, Rio, and New York.

MACAU FROM ABOVE 52’

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 stretches from old European colonial heritage to Chinese modernity.

Displaying quaint Portuguese architecture, glittering casinos, and a futurist skyline, this one-of-a-kind destination, where east meets west, is revealed from a bird’s eye perspective.

OKINAWA SIMPLE LIFE ADVENTURES [4x25’]

Connecting with the ocean and nature

Pro surfer Hayato Maki is constantly searching for ways to connect with the sea and nature like going spear fishing or camping.

In this series, we share some of his adventures in the beautiful natural environment of Okinawa.

SECRETS OF MATSU 52’

From military outpost to artistic haven

The Matsu Archipelago is Taiwan’s most exposed outpost, located at the southeastern tip of Fujian Province, mainland China. After years of living under martial law, the islands returned to a more normal life.

In 1997, British photographer Chris Stowers visited Matsu and witnessed these dramatic changes, turning this militarized region into an artistic center.

He is now back. With its picturesque villages and quaint customs, Matsu seems to have successfully achieved its transition.

SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA 52’

In the footsteps of the British settlers

Traveling through southeastern Australia between Sydney and Melbourne is to follow in the footsteps of the British settlers who built this country over the past two centuries.

It's also an opportunity to meet the Aboriginal people and discover their age-old traditions.

A true continental country, Australia is, above all, beautiful and always welcoming.

THE PEOPLES OF NORTH VIETNAM 52’

A mosaic of cultures

The far north of Vietnam is home to various small ethnic groups with different languages, lifestyles, and clothing styles. They often live in isolation in this magnificent mountainous region and try to keep their traditions alive by wearing splendid costumes that distinguish the groups.

Rehahn is a photographer who has settled in the country and opened a gallery where all his work is collected. He has made the diversity of traditional costumes his favorite subject.

Once again, he heads north on a colorful journey to document and bear witness to these remote ethnic groups.

TOFUKUJI 25’

A Buddhist paradise

Built in 1236, the Tofukuji temple is the largest Zen temple of Japan with 19 statues of Buddha, the Sanmon Gate designated as National Treasure, 3 wooden bridges and nearly 2,000 maples trees.

The combination of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage makes it a Buddhist paradise through the magical changing of the seasons.

TRADITIONAL PERUVIAN MEDICINE 52’

An age-old medicine based on the relationship between man and nature

Traditional medicine continues to thrive at an altitude of 4,000 meters in the Huaraz region of Peru.

Thousand-year-old practices are perpetuated by women who gather plants in the mountains and shamans who perform treatments.

In sumptuous landscapes, from Huascaran, its highest peak, to the dizzying slopes of Machu Picchu, Andean cosmovision is explained through a gallery of fascinating and colorful characters.

TRAVEL BY CRUISE SHIP: SUNFLOWER FURANO 30’

See the Pacific in style

The Sunflower Furano is a brand new Japanese ferry.

The engine hybrid propulsion system enables high-speed and eco-friendly cruising while the ship itself offers vast open-ceiling promenade deck with great ocean view, wide varieties of private passenger rooms, wheelchair-accessible facilities and travel-with-your-pet rooms.

TRAVELLING NIPPON VIA LOCAL RAILWAY [5x30’]

Watching the landscape go by

Travelling by local trains does not only bring you to a destination but the ride itself is a treat where you leisurely enjoy watching the landscape go by from the train window.

THE TRAVELLING NIPPON series take us on a journey to various parts of Japan full of local flavor.

A CRAZY DAY IN... [16x52’]

A vivid and eventful visit

An extraordinary and spectacular experience seen through the eyes of our host and his various guides, this series is a collection of madcap city guides.

In every episode, we find ourselves in places gripped by delightful insanity. The most humdrum tourist activities - visiting a museum, admiring a monument, wandering around a picturesque old quarter, tasting local delicacies - become a one-off festive adventure.

A HOUSE OF ITS TIME [8x24’]

Asia heritage residences

This architecture series highlights the magnificent residential heritage houses of Asia like the black-and-white houses of colonial Singapore, the joglos in Indonesia, the plantation bungalows in Malaysia, and the country manors in Sri Lanka.

Architects, historians, and conservationists let us in on the building secrets of these houses, while residents share personal life stories within these walls.

A SCHOONER IN PARADISE [5x52’]

Cast off to the South Pacific

This original series goes to the 5 archipelagos of Polynesia, some of these islands being so isolated that their only link with the outside world are schooners, whether traditional craft or vessels at the cutting edge of technology.

Cast off to this part of the South Pacific to find emerald green atolls, paradisiacal lagoons, and impenetrable jungles.

ARMENIA, THE LAND OF NOAH 52’

Hidden treasures of Eastern Europe

Infinite horizons. Miracles of nature. Historical cathedrals. Mythological temples. Sacred mountains. Prehistoric mysteries. Art, faith, and devotion. Thousand-year-old traditions. These are just a few descriptions of Armenia.

This country is between the Black and Caspian Seas and shares borders with Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Turkey.

To visit this small kingdom of wonders is to discover one of Europe’s most fascinating enclaves.

BALI, MYTHICAL ISLAND OF ASIA 52’

Beyond the beaches

At the end of February, Bali dresses itself in its loveliest attire and resurrects its most ancient traditions to duly celebrate the entry into the New Year. It is a fascinating time to visit the island and immerse oneself in an authentic experience.

Shot during the Balinese New Year, this film is an invitation to discover another aspect of this mythical island whose secrets and marvels go far beyond its acclaimed beaches.

BANGKOK, CITY OF ANGELS 52’

From modernity to authenticity

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a very modern city that has become a vital crossroads in Southeast Asia. It has inherited a rich cultural past which integrated many influences from the region while overseeing a quasi-futuristic development and managing to hold on to its distinctive ways of life and its ancestral traditions.

Beyond the post card image, the "City of Angels", as it has been known, has a great deal to offer.

BIKER RIDING TO THE ROOTS OF SAVORS [3x52’]

A passion for cooking and adventure

Sacha has a passion for cooking and adventure.

Concerned about the origins of produce and the impact of its cultivation on the earth, he decides to ride his bike to meet the farmers, shepherds, and market gardeners who work directly with living things to understand the food he eats.

His quest will take him along the roads of Europe, covering almost 3,000 kilometers and 30,000 meters of ascent.

BLUE OCEAN [36x26’]

Polynesians' aquatic activities

The occupation of many Polynesians is linked to the lagoons and the ocean whether in the fields of economy, tourism, environment, scientific research, culture, or leisure.

This series is dedicated to them.

BURMA, THE GREAT IRRAWADDY PLAIN 52’

A bewildering mix of civilizations

In Southeast Asia, Burma is celebrated for its legendary beauty. The country is literally divided from North to South by the Irrawaddy river and the plain that borders it abounds with gorgeous landscapes and harbors archeological treasures.

When exploring the Irrawaddy great plain one comes face to face with some of the most stunning marvels left in the world, ranging from the fabulous Bagan temples to mythical Mandalay.

CAPRI AND THE ROMANTIC ISLANDS 52’

Fairy tales castles and pristine beaches

The Bay of Naples nestles wonderful islands, the best known being the mythical Capri.

With its amazing natural wonders, balmy atmosphere and breathtaking landscapes, it is the essence of the romantic island. The bay also shelters the islands of Ischia and Procida, less visited but equally captivating for the dolce vita enthusiasts. Slightly off the tourists’ path, they offer idyllic villages, fairy tale castles and pristine beaches. A little further away, the island of Ponza is a wild paradise preserved by its remoteness.

A journey for the lovers of beauty.

DEFINITELY FRENCH [6x26’]

A British view on France and its inhabitants

Who are the French? Why are they so peculiar? This country seems to relish standing apart for the better or for the worse.

In this series, a very British director digs into the French paradox by taking an offbeat tour of its quirkiest traditions. There will be plenty of action: snail racing, frog jumping, duck plucking and lemon sculpting. Last but not least, we pay homage to cheese and worship at the temple of wine.

Funny. Surprising. Offbeat. Delectable. Outlandish. This is France like you've never seen it before.

Also available as 30x5'

DREAM BEACHES OF THE ANDAMAN SEA 52’

Heavenly islands

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

We hop from one island to another in search of the perfect place: that spellbinding sand strip where we could feel alone in the world at last.

EXTREAM DRONE WORLD [6x25’]

A different angle

Top extreme sportsmen collaborate with a drone aerial filming team which hone in on their lifestyle and introduces their skills and achievements.

EXTREME TRAVELLERS (HD) [6x26’]

A daredevil's roadbook

Follow some very unusual tourists who travel to the most beautiful locations only to fulfill their passion for the extreme.

They journey to the beaches of Indonesia, the mountains of Chile, the volcanoes of Kamchatka, looking for the ultimate thrill, be it surf, kite, snowboard, BMX, rock climbing and much more.

These EXTREME TRAVELLERS take you to a world full of energy, adrenalin and spectacular landscapes.

FLORENCE, A GIFTED CITY 52’

The symbol of Italian Renaissance

Florence is the symbol of the Italian Renaissance and one of the most exquisite cities in the world. This jewel of Tuscany owes its unequalled beauty to the colossal fortunes of merchant dynasties, like the Medicis, who hired the services of the greatest artists and geniuses of their time such as Michaelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci.

Since the Middle Ages, Florence has always attracted the very best craftsmen whose know how is today recognised the world over. Beyond the mesmerizing museums and monuments, their talents and skills are the real treasures of the Tuscany capital.

FOR ART’S SAKE [7x45’]

Mixing the old with the new

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

FOR THE LOVE OF JERUSALEM  100’

The cradle of the three major monotheistic religions

Jerusalem is the cradle of the three major monotheistic religions. For Judaism, it is the site of the city of David and King Solomon's temple, which housed the Ark of the Covenant. For Christianity, this is where Jesus was crucified and later resurrected. For Islam, it is the starting point of the Prophet Mohammed's ascent to heaven.

Every year, the city welcomes more than three million pilgrims who rub shoulders with the 800,000 inhabitants.

For more than 3,000 years, Jerusalem has been a mosaic of cultures at the heart of many issues.

FRENCH HERITAGE JOURNEYS (52MNS) [27x52’]

Mission preservation

France has always dazzled visitors with its countless churches, castles, and quaint villages.

But behind the historical landmarks are thousands of passionate people on a mission to preserve them for future generations.

This series is a unique discovery of different French regions through the eyes of those working relentlessly to preserve their heritage—a unique insight into a world of stunning sceneries, talented artisans, and historical marvels.

FRENCH HERITAGE JOURNEYS (90MNS) [54x90’]

Mission preservation

France has always dazzled visitors with its countless churches, castles, and quaint villages.

But behind the historical landmarks are thousands of passionate people on a mission to preserve them for future generations.

This series is a unique discovery of different French regions through the eyes of those working relentlessly to preserve their heritage—a unique insight into a world of stunning sceneries, talented artisans, and historical marvels.

GEORGIA 52’

The best kept secret in the Caucasus

Situated at a strategic crossroad between Europe and Asia, Georgia has been invaded by Persians, Byzantines, Arabs, Turks, Mongols and Bolsheviks; but no one has been able to crush the energy and artistic creativity of a people who consider dance and vines the expression of its identity.

Despite this troubled history, the country has been able to protect its heritage and maintain the vibrancy of its unique traditions. It is home to a biodiversity greater than that of some continents and of Homo Georgicus, the first European human known to this day.

The soul of Georgia is both European and western but with a touch of Mediterranean expansiveness. A surprising combination making it a land to discover.

GLOBE-COOKER IN PARIS [12x52’]

The culinary traditions of the foreign communities settled in Paris

Fred Chesneau, aka the "Globe-Cooker", travels the world in search of new flavors. His credo: discover a country through its cuisine and those who make it.

In this series, Fred dives into a multicultural and unusual Paris through the culinary traditions of 12 foreign communities settled in the capital and proves to us that the world is just around the corner.

It shows how gastronomy is a great means of connection but also of social integration. He strives to bring us into the kitchens of these communities, always putting an emphasis on the people.

Also available as 24x26'

HEDONISTIC HAVANA 52’

The country of revolution and music

Havana, the capital of Cuba, is a city unlike any others.

From the conquistadors to the revolutionaries, it has been imbued with African and American cultures. The city offers an unforgettable musical journey amidst the beautiful American cars of the 50’s and the masterpieces of colonial architecture of the 30’s. It also allows to walk on the steps of famous Hollywood stars or the ghosts of Al Capone and Hemingway.

But what makes this tropical beauty stand out is the warmth of its people.

HOME [10x24’]

My roots are here

Home. There is no place like it anywhere in the world. Cooking, eating, resting… it is at home that the simple activities of life occur, forming the everyday scenes that, however, differ from place to place.

Homes could be mud huts in the grasslands, bamboo houses over the waters or wooden ones in the mountains. All of them reflect a culture, a people and way of life.

This very unique series unveils the philosophies of living for families from Burma to Japan and the Philippines to Korea.

HOMES OF BRAZIL [10x26’]

Welcome into my world

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

HOMES OF BRAZIL is your key to these places. This beautifully shot series is a memorable encounter with passionate owners, talented architects, and creative craftsmen.

From modernist houses to colonial mansions, from the favelas to luxurious beach houses, from futurist Rio and Sao Paulo to laidback sea resort Paraty and the legendary Gold Route, this series is a unique mix of travel and architecture.

ICONIC POLYNESIA [15x13’]

The wonders of Tahiti and its islands

ICONIC POLYNESIA is a series of short films highlighting practices as well as cultural and tourist sites among the most emblematic of Tahiti and its islands.

Each episode highlights the wonders of Polynesia, with breathtaking images, accompanied by the words of those who bring these places to life.

They share a culture, know-how, and environment that have elicited dreams in many who haven’t had a chance to visit.

JAPAN BY GERARD DEPARDIEU [5x26’]

A globetrotting movie star

French actor Gérard Depardieu is an experienced globetrotter and a lover of Japan. He even once owned a Japanese grocery store in Paris. In this series, he offers a new way to look at the land of the Rising Sun.

He takes us to 5 different regions to discover their inhabitants, their activities, and above all the ancestral traditions that embody the soul of the country.

From geisha art to Zen temples, including the making of washi paper, the actor meets a people deeply attached to its roots, while leaving room for the unexpected in their inspirations.

JAPAN BY GUY MARTIN 52’

The travel diary of a starred chef

This film invites us to discover Japan guided by Guy Martin, a Michelin-starred chef and great ambassador of French gastronomy.

From Tokyo to the southernmost island of the archipelago, Kyushu, he extols the local culinary specialities, the beauty of the landscapes and the richness of Japanese culture.

JAPAN'S SECRET ISLANDS 52’

Time travelling in the middle of the Pacific

Japan is composed of 4 main islands that are a showcase of the future. It is also surrounded by thousands of islets lost in the middle of the sea and frozen in time.

The discovery of 4 of them makes for an exhilarating journey full of natural beauties and spiritual experiences.

Be it a sacred centre or a wild paradise, a tropical heaven or the guardian of traditions, each of these barely known islands holds, in its own peculiar way, a parcel of Japanese identity.

JAPAN, BACK TO THE ROOTS 52’

The Golden Week pilgrimage

In Japan, April means spring, cherry trees blossoming and the "Golden Week", when people take that rare vacation and use their free time to go back to their roots.

The Japanese are fascinated with their history and many of them chose to delve into a past dominated by Samurais and Shoguns. During this golden age, the “country of the rising sun” enjoyed an extraordinary cultural and artistic awakening.

This film follows today Japanese to unveil a unique civilization marked by a philosophy, the Zen, and the code of honour of the glorious Samurais.

JOURNEY ALONG THE LOIRE RIVER [2x52’]

Drifting on the river of the Kings

The last untamed great river of Western Europe, the Loire is the symbolic partition between Northern and Southern France.

Drifting from where it originates all the way to where it ends in the Atlantic Ocean, is an exhilarating journey through many unexpected landscapes, rich natural environments, and tasty local specialties.

But the Loire is also the river of the kings meandering past the most prestigious castles in France.

LAOS 52’

The Land of a Million Elephants

Nestled between Thailand, Viet Nam, and China, Laos was a country shrouded in mystery for a very long time, cut off from the outside world.

Today, it is a dream-like destination thanks to a population made up of 130 ethnic groups living harmoniously, as well as stunning nature and landscapes.

Stretched over 1000 km from North to South, the Land of a Million Elephants is the hidden gem of Southeast Asia.

LAOS, ALONG THE MEKONG 52’

The Land of a Million Elephants

In the shadows of its giant neighbors, Vietnam and Thailand, Laos is one of the best-kept secrets of Southeast Asia. Low key but full of treasures, "the Land of a Million Elephants" offers a multitude of exhilarating experiences from the old-fashioned charm of its capital, Vientiane, to the stunning temples of Luang Prabang, the royal city nestled in the meanders of the Mekong River.

Laos is also a land of mountains and high plateaus and the home to ethnic minorities such as the Hmong who have remained faithful to their ancestral lifestyle.

Exploring Laos is like revisiting an eternal and fantasized Asia of a bygone era.

MARAMURES, A CIVILIZATION OF WOOD 52’

The ultimate timberland

In Nortwhest Romania, Maramures is certainly one of the most authentic and preserved region of Europe. With half of its territory covered with forests, it is home to a civilisation of wood which is everywhere from churches to houses, from imposing portals to delicate artworks.

In the heart of its deep valleys live uniquely talented craftsmen. Foresters, carpenters and wood carvers populate villages entrenched in traditions. For centuries, life in Maramures has followed the seasons and Mother Nature plays a key role here. Christmas and Easter are cornerstones of the year and their celebrations are rich with folklore.

But slowly, for better and worse, modernity is entrenching. However, this little known region is hanging on its traditions and natural beauty.

MARKETS OF THE WORLD [4x52’]

Places of conviviality and exchange

Local markets bring together small producers like farmers, fishermen, and breeders on every continent.

Whether on a lake in Kashmir, on a river in Vietnam, in the high mountains in Peru, or on the seaside in the West Indies, these markets are, first of all, places of friendliness, warmth, and exchange.

MARKETS OF THE WORLD (SHORT VERSION) [81x1’]

Places of conviviality and exchange

Farmers, fishermen, or breeders congregate in local markets to sell their goods on each continent.

On one side are the sellers, and on the other are the buyers, and when all these people meet, the market becomes a privileged place of meetings and exchanges in all seasons. They come to chat, make new acquaintances, and some even find love.

We discover the daily lives of these women and men who animate the markets and evolve in universes that cross generations and borders.

MYTHICAL ROADS [16x52’]

Itineraries that made history

Deserted or touristy, recent or ancient, famous or forgotten, some roads are paved with legends.

This series explores itineraries that have made history across five continents, routes that fire the imagination of millions of people in search of adventure and freedom.

Along the way, we meet the people who work along these roads to share personal adventures, enjoy exceptional visits, and make unforgettable encounters, while experiencing twists and turns.

NAMIBIA, TIMELESS AFRICA 52’

The land of infinite spaces

Little-known and strikingly beautiful, Namibia amazes by the vastness and splendor of its endless landscapes. To survive under such a harsh climate, life here had to adapt: a day of wind or an hour of rain is all it takes to change the scenery completely.

From fiery red deserts to legendary animal reserves, from wide open spaces to the desert coast, Namibia is a promised land of untold riches. While its natural heritage is spectacular, the country also has a fascinating cultural mosaic.

This film explores this hidden treasure, still largely untouched by the modern world and which offers visitors pristine and breathtaking environments.

ON THE WINE ROAD [10x52’]

The world most beautiful and unusual vineyards

Over the years, wine culture has emerged almost everywhere and is no longer limited to France or Italy.

Making great wine depends not only on the characteristics of the soil but also on factors such as climate and latitude. Whether in India, New Zealand, or Argentina, winemakers do their utmost in their quest for excellence. Thanks to modern methods and improved irrigation systems, vines can now be grown under the equator or in deserts, which was unthinkable until recent years.

This series takes us to the world's most beautiful and sometimes unusual vineyards to meet enthusiast winemakers and discover their countries.

ORIENTAL EXPRESS: THE ULTIMATE TRAIN EXPERIENCE 48’

From Bangkok to Singapore in ultimate luxury

It is one of the most beautiful trains in the world.

The restored interior is decorated with superb teak marquetry and woodwork. The cabins, rather suites, compare favorably to those of the most luxurious palaces. The staff is ready to satisfy every need. A steward is at the disposal of a high-end clientele, 24 hours a day, throughout the duration of the trip. The refined menu is the work of a French chef.

An exceptional journey from Bangkok to Singapore into a world of luxury and comfort through breathtaking landscapes.

OVERSEAS PASSION [20x52’]

A world is in the throes of change and questioning

At the start of the 21st century, the world is in the throes of change and questioning. The overseas territories are no exception.

This series highlights the different facets of a planet facing new challenges. It presents people seeking solutions and cultures that must reinvent themselves.

PANORAMAS [42x52’]

The beauty of the world

This series is about the history, people and culture of dream destinations.

From mystic Burma to legendary Santorin, from vibrant Havana to sophisticated Tuscany, each episode is a picturesque portrait of a city or a region many of us would love to visit.

PANORAMAS take you on a fulfilling journey made of informative stories and mesmerizing images.

PATHFINDERS [7x26’]

Travelling with a difference

It is no longer acceptable to use the world’s most beautiful locations as playgrounds without paying attention to the local people and their ecosystems. Today, outdoor traveling has to be meaningful and incorporate values of sharing and caring.

PATHFINDERS follows these new travelers whose quest for adventure and open spaces is equal to their respect for the locals.

With them, we discover magical places but also share the daily concerns of their inhabitants. Whether surfing in Peru or cycling downhill Mount Kenya, they are being confronted to the ecological threat facing Lake Titicaca or the terrible droughts hitting southern Kenya.

POLYNESIA FROM ABOVE [2x52’]

A world fantasized by novelists, sailors, painters, and adventurers

On the one hand, Tahiti, the largest and best known of the islands of French Polynesia, the gateway to a dream world, fantasized by novelists, sailors, painters, and adventurers.

On the other, the Austral archipelago considered the breadbasket of Polynesia.

The landscape is quite different with few beaches and lagoons and a cooler climate. Even though these islands may seem less attractive at first, they conceal countless secrets and wonders.

POLYNESIA, THE PEARL OF THE PACIFIC 52’

The myth of paradise on earth

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

Yet, these clichés don’t tell the whole story. Indeed, lying behind the perfect pictures, are a world, a people, a culture and flavors that need uncovering to truly appreciate Polynesia for what it is.

From Tahiti to Moorea and the Tuamotus, with stopovers in Bora Bora and the Marquesas islands, this film takes you to a faraway land.

REUNION, THE ISLAND OF LEGENDS 90’

For several years now, bathers and surfers on the Reunion Island have been victims of fatal shark attacks.

The local authorities have risen to the challenge and are now at the forefront of the fight against this danger. The island's most famous spot, Saint Leu, is once again open to surfers.

Another facet of this wild island with its exceptional landscapes is the Piton de la Fournaise, a volcano that is still active.

SANTORINI, A VOLCANIC JEWEL 52’

The myth of Atlantis

In Greece, amongst the gorgeous Cycladic islands one stands out for its uniqueness: Santorini.

No mere island, it is in fact a huge volcano which caldera delineates the most splendid bay in the world. Its inhabitants have always lived under the threat of an eruption but, with time, they have learned to tame it.

They have built villages of surreal beauty resting on top of dizzying cliffs. But Santorini also encompasses magnificent beaches made of volcanic sand or antic cities that take you back to the myth of Atlantis.

SEARCH FOR MADE IN JAPAN [12x30’]

An eye for design and beauty

Japan is often associated with the notion of excellence, durability, extreme attention to detail, craftsmanship, and tradition.

Every handcrafted product or design combines love and beauty like the famous Kyoto silk, Sabae eyewear, samurai armor, or even mundane frying pans.

SENTS OF ORIENT 52’

A thousands of years old art

The art of perfumery has existed in the Middle East for over 5,000 years.

This film takes us on a journey to discover the emblematic locations and raw materials of perfumes from the Orient.

SHIMA RUN [31x24’]

Running across Japan

As more people have started running and urban marathons have been held in various locations, diet and health have been on everyone’s mind.

This series introduces running methods while discovering some of the most scenic Japanese islands.

SPA SEEKERS [10x26’]

Relax in style

With its exquisite taste and dedication to service, Asia has made spas an art form.

So when model and actress Jaymee Ong and her sister Lindsay start a quest to find the best spas in Asia, you know they’re in for a quite a challenge.

This series go to great length, from Indonesia to Maldives and from Thailand to Taiwan, with only one goal in mind: to find and present you the best spas in Asia.

SRI LANKA, THE PRECIOUS ISLAND 52’

The Indian Ocean paradise

It has been called the "Teardrop of India" or the "Radiant Island". Sri Lanka, the former Ceylon, goes by many names, all of which well deserved.

With its pristine beaches, tea plantations and historical sites, this island located in the Indian Ocean offers a wealth of options to the curious mind.

Even though its 20 million inhabitants have had a tumultuous and tragic recent past, they still happily open the doors to a spectacular country and its often unsuspected cultural and natural treasures.

THE BICYCLE DIARIES [8x23’]

Asia's winding roads

Today, everything goes fast, including our traveling and visiting. But there is no substitute for discovering a country with a “go slow” approach, journeying at a leisurely pace. And when such an endeavor is undertaken by Nikki Muller, a Swiss-Filipino model, the viewer is in for a beautiful and graceful experience.

Starting in Myanmar all the way down to Vietnam, through 3 more countries known for their rich history and ethnic diversity, she's riding past luscious landscapes, encountering some of the most amazing cultures and people.

THE CANARY ISLANDS, MELTING POT OF THE ATLANTIC [2x26’]

The 7 faces archipelago

The Canary archipelago is a popular tourist destination. However, despite the crowds, these islands brutally shaped by Mother Nature have managed to preserve breathtaking landscapes.

The Canary Islands lay on maritime routes opened by Christopher Columbus and are defined by their close cultural ties with South America and their proximity to the North African coast.

Despite its notoriety, this Spanish land remains a well-kept secret while each island offers its share of surprises, with art blending with natural and untamed settings or charming traditional villages overlooking spectacular deserted beaches.

THE CARNIVAL OF GUYANA 52’

Another way to tell the country's story

In Guiana, the carnival brings together all ethnic communities for over a month.

From Epiphany to Ash Wednesday, Creoles, Amerindians, Chinese, Brazilians, Haitians, and Metropolitans live to the rhythm of the preparations and parades.

For several weeks, on the pavements of Cayenne, the seafront of Kourou, or in the dance halls, men and women of all origins come together in masked balls that tell, always in music, the chaotic history of their territory.

THE GLOBE TROTTER FAMILY [5x26’]

Growing up while traveling

Carine, Emmanuel, and their little Lou are an unusual family. The parents, who are accomplished athletes, have decided to show their daughter the world from her early years while fulfilling their passion for watersports.

But they aren’t into senseless traveling and are eager to make each journey meaningful by discovering different lifestyles, joining humanitarian missions, or promoting environmental protection.

From Peru to Tuamotu and Papua to Mozambique, this series follows the adventures of a family who takes us to exotic locations away from the standard tourist routes.

THE LAND OF THE MAHARAJAS 52’

The land of kings

Rajasthan, known as the "Land of Kings", is the largest state in India.

Life for its 68 million inhabitants is still governed by ancestral traditions. Holi, the annual Festival of Colors, is the most famous and is the prism by which we discover the legendary land of the maharajahs.

A journey into timeless India brings a wealth of unforgettable experiences thanks to the splendor and quaint charm of its palaces, its arts and people both as colorful than the festival going on.

THE PATH OF MEN [14x52’]

The many routes of civilizations

This series crosses geographical, historical, cultural, and sociological discoveries with mythical roads cleared by adventurers or mapped over time by civilizations, explorers, conquering states, and itinerant merchants.

It puts into perspective the development of civilizations over several hundred years and reflects on the evolution of nature and humanity worldwide.

We follow the great trajectories forged by man driven by geology, raw material or green wealth.

THE SPLENDOR OF THE ITALIAN LAKES [2x52’]

Legendary beauties

Italy is known for its art, culture, and history. But it also abounds in lush nature, breathtaking landscapes, and lakes of legendary beauty.

We discover these lakes on an unforgettable journey.

THE USA AT HEART [4x52’]

The original American dream

Welcome to wide-open spaces, lush forests, arid deserts, craggy peaks, and endless plains.

The USA is a wild country populated by characters with a taste for solitude and conquest. They are adventurers who have decided to live surrounded by spectacular nature, one not damaged by man.

Four destinations—Wyoming, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Oregon—allow us to experience the original American dream.

THROUGH YOUR EYES [80x26’]

A unique perspective on the world

This series offers a new look at our planet, that of Sophie Massieu, a journalist blind from birth, and her dog Pongo.

Obviously, Sophie cannot judge people by their appearance, but she is more attuned to their psychology and way of life. This difference gives rise to touching and surprising encounters thanks, in no small part, to the presence of her Dalmatian, particularly well-trained to accompany a blind person.

Together, they offer us a unique perspective on the world and its sumptuous landscapes.

TOKYO, THE PHOENIX CITY 52’

Razed, burned, bombed yet still vibrant

Tokyo is the city of superlatives. This ultramodern and vibrant city is one of the most densely populated in the world. It is also a beacon to performance and dynamism with its sea of skyscrapers, gigantic parks, huge shopping centers, blinding neons and artificial islands. But for all its modernism the city still has a fascinating cultural heritage.

Upon visiting it today, it is hard to imagine that it was completely destroyed several times in history by earthquakes, fires and WW2 bombings. Yet, after each disaster, Tokyo has managed to reawaken from its ashes, ever more energetic and conquering.

Welcome to the phoenix city.

TOURISM IN IRAN 52’ or 36’

Archeological treasures and magnificent landscapes

From Isfahan to Persepolis and from Teheran to Shiraz, archeological treasures and magnificent landscapes attract an increasing number of tourists.

It’s a windfall for tour operators and the country's economy, which has been suffering under a commercial embargo for years.

Also available as a 36'

TRAVEL & SENSES [6x26’]

The feel-good series

Traveling means something different for everyone, but this series is a definite must-see for those who favor being pampered in idyllic locations, having their desires met and their senses fulfilled.

First, you’ll be taken to an exclusive location a hotel/spa located in exceptional surroundings, a region with a wealth of traditions to witness and gorgeous natural beauties to admire. Then, it’s time to titillate your palate with authentic delicious meals which can also be candy for the eyes.

From a recipe to a massage, from a boutique hotel to an enchanting visit, this series is your ticket to a world of wellness, beauty, and harmony.

TROPICAL HOME [3x52’]

Settling in paradise

A Spaniard, a Swiss-Italian, and a Japanese decided to change their lives and move to the tropical islands of the Philippines.

These three stories are full of lessons: that the ultimate purpose for each of us is to find the place where we feel most at home; that surprising and enriching new encounters are around the corner; that we can choose our life and ignore the dictates of society.

This series shows that home is not defined by where we grew up or by where we come from.

TUSCANY, LA BELLA ITALIA 52’

A region epitomasing beauty and history

Tuscany is most certainly the area which stands out in Italy as the definition of beauty, culture and history.

Nestled between the Mediterranean and the mountains, Tuscany offers a wide range of incredible landscapes, magnificent cities and preserved medieval villages. From Sienna to Pisa, from the island of Elba to the Chianti vineyards or the spectacular marble quarries of Carrera, the Tuscans have always stayed in touch with their traditions inherited from a glorious and prosperous past.

Welcome to La Bella Italia.

UNIQUE HOMES [12x26’]

A tour of Japanese creative architecture

This series introduces one-of-a-kind houses in Japan built or designed by families or individuals living in it.

The houses feature exclusive designs and functions while still matching unique environments and location constraints.

This is a tour of Japanese creative architecture.

UNIQUE SPA [12x22’]

Access restricted

Japan is the land of hot springs and this series focuses on spas that are definitely not ordinary, like no changing rooms, or you have to clear the shrub, even having to build your own tub.

With these spas, access might be difficult but then the greater the joy of the soak where all aches and pains are washed away.

UNUSUAL STAYS 84’

Extraordinary experiences

A new kind of leisure professionals give free rein to their imagination to offer extraordinary experiences.

In France, for example, one can find a little piece of America with an authentic Indian village; since its opening ten years ago, it has welcomed more than 120,000 visitors who have come to sleep in teepees surrounded by wild animals. In a forest, the rooms of a hotel are in fact cabins perched up to 22 meters high. A huge water park is a unique holiday destination offering excitement and adrenaline for the whole family. In the Andes Mountains in Peru, a hotel offers an incredible glass hut hanging on the side of a mountain, 300 meters above the void.

UP! ON THE ROOFS OF... [5x52’]

An unknown and inaccessible world

Unlike boulevards and monuments, the rooftops of cities are an unknown world, inaccessible to most of its inhabitants and tourists.

However, a few privileged have made these secret gardens part of their daily lives.

WIND QUEST [22x52’]

Marrying travel and scientific study

Arthur de Kersauson and Antoine Auriol go around the world to meet singular winds to which men have often given names.

Each episode is a journey and a challenge because the wind does not always blow where you expect it. But when it does, everything comes alive.

At once a scientific study and a breath of fresh air, this series is an experience with winds that have their own identities and strongly impact people's lives.

WORLD DISCOVERIES [12x52’]

A testament to the incredible richness of human cultures

In a few decades, our planet has gone through more dramatic changes than at any time in human history. Globalization is here and economic as well as technological progress lead to standardization all around the world. Yet cultural differences and diversity are still there to surprise and sometimes enchant the traveler.

The purpose of this collection is to witness lifestyles, age-old traditions or historical realities before they vanish in front of modernity.

These films are a testament to the incredible richness of human cultures around the world.

LEGENDARY BEACHES [2x26’]

Sea, sand, dreams and reality

Copacabana. Saint-Tropez. Goa. Phuket.

The mere mention of these names brings up images of sun, holidays and a complete change of surroundings. In the public consciousness, these famous beaches have come to symbolize dream destinations everyone wish to visit one day.

Through the experiences of the people who stroll these very places (locals, surfers, tourists, vendors…), this series explores how these famous destinations have won fame and adulation throughout the world, to the point of becoming stars in their own right

THE ROOFTOPS OF PARIS 55’

The inaccessible heights of the City of Lights

Between zinc and sky is an unexplored dimension of the French capital. The roofs conceal one of the most typical faces of Paris, a chaotic horizon sculpted by architectural trends over the centuries.

Some people break the law by roaming the city heights, while others enjoy the magnificent views, relax in hidden gardens, or bathe in private swimming pools.

These encounters lead to a reflection on life in an urban environment. The rooftops could answer the lack of space, fresh air, horizon, and conviviality with a few changes.