AFGHANISTAN: THE HEROIN CONNECTION

An easy road to evil

52 mn
Over eighty-five percent of the heroin consumed in Europe comes from Afghanistan, where, despite the belligerent declarations of Western officials, production has exploded. Poppy growing, which enjoys ideal climatic conditions in Afghanistan, is the only source of income for many of the...
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AFRICA: THE BUSINESS OF FOOD

A profitable business solution to an endemic problem

13x3’HD
Africa has been confronted to major food shortages. This series look at some exciting food stories coming from that continent. Successful new cultures and practices have been implemented to deal with the situation and allow families to feed themselves. More surprisingly, these experiences...
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AL QAEDA: WORLD TERRORISM

The birth of the jihadist movement

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

The squandering of a democracy beacon

52 mnHD
Following President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, Brazil has entered a time of great political instability. The members of Parliament who drove her out are often corrupt themselves and charged for that, sometimes even for murder. Between democracy and government graft, this film...
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BRAZILIAN MAZURKA

Memories of a Polish community

52 mnHD
In South Brazil, the city of Aura is almost entirely populated with descendants of a Polish community which settled here in 1911. Today, some of them try to keep that history alive so that the grit of these pioneers and the difficulties they had to overcome may serve as an example to all....
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BRAZIL’S BLACK SUN

In Brazil, nothing is ever completely black. Except for oil.

52 mnHD
10 years ago, Brazil was on top of the world with the exploitation of huge underwater gas and oil fields. Today, Brazil’s hopes have been crushed and the national company, Petrobras, is caught in a huge corruption scandal. The market has collapsed and so did the profitability of...
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BURMA THE ENDLESS GUERILLA

The Kachin plight

45 mnHD
Burma’s democratic process is making headlines but the minorities issue is being largely ignored. One of the oldest guerilla in the world is led in Northern Burma by the Kachin people, which has been fighting for over 60 years against the central government to preserve its language,...
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BUSINESS REVOLUTION

Change or disappear

10x26’HD
In a fast-paced changing world, companies must exit their confort zone, break taboos and invent new business models. The series BUSINESS REVOLUTION helps us understand the disruptions that are shaking up industries and their players. With each episode, men and women share their expertise...
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CHILD LABOR IN BOLIVIA, THE BROKEN TABOO

A scandal or a necessity ?

52 mnHD
Nowadays in Bolivia, children as young as 10-year-old are legally at work. They can be seen everywhere. If this regulation outrages international organisations, the children themselves and their union that led the campaign in favour of lowering the legal working age welcomed it. This law...
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CHINA CLOSE-UP

Striving. Living. Loving.

12x26’HD
China is steeped in rich history, tradition and culture but with a population of over a billion people, it is also a land where countless personal tales unfold every day. CHINA CLOSE-UP takes an intimate look at stories of love, life and longing providing a riveting insight at the daily...
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DOES PRICE HAVE GENDER?

52 mnHD
Pink for girls and blue for boys. These color codes have always defined consumers by sex. However a recent study has revealed that not only manufacturers differentiate products by their customers’ gender but also charge different prices. The medias are taken by storm, social...
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FACTORY TOWNS

God created the world and the rest was "Made in China"

2x45’HD
Workers were once at the vanguard of the Chinese socialist revolution. Today, they are employed to generate private profits, submitted to state policies, molded to fit the needs of the country's market economy. But behind this new proletariat lie moving human stories. FACTORY TOWNS,...
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FALLUJA, A LOST GENERATION ?

Secrets of a dirty war

52 mnHD
In 2004, Falluja in Irak, became the theater of a major showdown between the American soldiers and the Iraqi insurgents. But even though the sounds of this harsh battle have died down a long time ago the consequences are only showing now. And they are of the toxic kind. Babies are born...
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FIFTEEN YEARS OF TERROR

Terrorism recent history

2x52’HD
In fifteen years, from the 9/11 attacks against the World Trade Center to those in Paris in November 2015, dramatic and deadly strikes have been targeting Western countries like never before and have changed the face of the world. In between these two major events, the aggressions and...
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ISIS: TERRORISM 2.0

How did the World let it emerge?

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

The future workers amusement park

13 mnHD
Kidzania is an unusual amusement park in Tokyo. Kids come here to experience what’s an adult working day is like by trying the job of their dreams. At hands they have a real plane cabin, a full size TV studio or firemen trucks. Everything is highly realistic. But thanks to sponsors,...
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KIM JONG-IL: THE FORBIDDEN BIOGRAPHY

A hazardous handover

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

The impossible "interview"

52 mnHD
He is the living God of the 9th nuclear power of the world. He is a young man raised in secrecy to take over the commands of the North Korean regime, the first communist dynasty in History. From him we only have amusing, absurd and sometimes terrifying images distillated by the Pyongyang...
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LAKE LUGU’S LOVERS

The world's last matriarchal society

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

A 2-year journey from misery to disenchantment

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

Beyond the propaganda

50 mnHD
In 2011, the sudden death of Kim Jung Il brought to power his son Kim Jun-un, 30. Very quickly any sliver of hope of liberalization raised by the new leadership faded in front of the dictatorial logic of the first communist dynasty in History. This is the testimony of a journalist invited...
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PARIS, CITY OF BLIGHTS?

The wild underground

52 mnHD
The French capital is swarming with prolific, sometimes disturbing, hidden life. From the world of sewers filled with rats to the subway kingdom of the cicadas, we take a deep breath and plunge into the weird and grim jungle of the Parisian underworld. Strangely, these creatures we see as...
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POISONOUS HOMES

52 mnHD
Without knowing it, we use every day products that pollute our home. When we buy a liquid of maintenance for floors, we have in our hands a cocktail of VOC (volatile organic compound). When we acquire a piece of furniture, he is often agglomerated wood and releases in the atmosphere of...
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RINCONADA: GLACIER GOLD

The killing attraction of gold

30 mn
Located under a glacier in the Andean region, 5,500 meters above sea level, “la Rinconada” is the highest gold mine in the world. Despite the lack of oxygen and challenging temperatures, 20,000 people live in the nearby shantytown. Their job is to dig through the ice and rock...
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SEARCHING FOR MULLAH OMAR

Who really was the iconic leader of the talibans?

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

History's value

26 mn
Around the world, theft of art and antiquities has reached epidemic proportions. Some $6 billion dollars worth of stolen heritage is trafficked every year. UNESCO says it may be the third biggest illegal trade after drugs and arms. There’s a 40 year-old UN convention that’s...
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THE CHINESE WHITE GOLD

Winter sports Wild East

26 mnHD
Chinese new middle class can now enjoy a sport they knew nothing about until recently : skiing. And they love it! This is not about trying some daredevil manoeuvres on the runs; so far skiing remains a quiet family experience. However, this craze has led to a shortage of adequate...
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THE CODEBREAKERS

The benefit of technology for the developing countries

44 mn
The famous digital divide is a major challenge for the developing countries. One answer is the adoption of FOSS (free/open source software) which create opportunities for economic development through the adaptation of technology for diverse cultural and development needs. This film shows...
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THE COURTROOM BUFFS

Justice as a show

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

The Fashion of Food

4x45’HD
A rich and spicy stew of stories about a food revolution that has transformed the way we eat, drink and think about food : Food is the new status symbol. For a rapidly growing number of people, it’s a measure of personal sophistication and the magic ingredient for a long and healthy...
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THE IRRESISTIBLE RISE

52 mn
His extraordinary entrepreneurial saga based on archives, interviews and subtle re-enactment tells the story of two French pastis makers from Marseilles, Pernod and Ricard, who became worldwide co-leader in wines and spirits with mythic brands: Absolut, Havana Club, Jameson or Martell....
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THE PLACE WE LIVE IN

The power of hope

13x24’HD
THE PLACE WE LIVE IN is an eye-opening series depicting the dire, unexpected, poor or rural circumstances in which some people are living around the world. Our hosts are travelling to meet locals and, by bonding with them, they finally understand how their positive attitudes towards life...
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THE RED SPIES THEORY

The chinese economic intelligence scheme

57 mnHD
Today, China is hungry for technological innovations and is ready to do whatever it takes to acquire them, even industrial espionage. In 2006, 70% of patents used in mainland China came from abroad. The aim is to reverse this trend by 2020. To achieve this, the government has announced...
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THE SEED WAR

Fighting for food independence

52 mnHD
Are seeds a commodity or a vital resource to be shared for the benefit of Humanity like the water we drink or the air we breathe? In the near future, farmers might lose the right to plant their own seeds. Indeed, in Europe, a regulation is emerging which will impose strict controls on the...
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WAR AGAINST SAND

The merciless progress of the Sahara desert

52 mnHD
From East to West, Niger is crossed by a river of the same name which, until now, provided for those living nearby. Meanwhile, the Sahara desert, pushed by winds from the north, is advancing relentlessly. Sand has been carried as far as the river, engulfing the banks. In just a few...
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WAR AGAINST WATERS

The marshy floodplain city

52 mnHD
In the North-East of Congo is a region known as the "basin". Situated in the heart of a marshy floodplain and stricken by the equatorial climate, this area gets over 150 days of rain per year. Since 1912, the city of Mossaka that lays in the middle of the basin is the main...
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YEMEN: PRAYING FOR REVOLUTION

The courage to stand up

26 mnHD
A few months ago they were less than 50 in front of the Sanaa University. Today they are millions all across Yemen protesting and demanding a change of regime. Students, human right activists, tribesmen. An entire people is mobilized and praying for change. A people paying homage to the...
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