50x30’HD
By closely covering the daily lives and activities of the “passionate people,” this 25-minute documentary depicts the charm and real self of an athlete, a performer, a musician, a scholar and many other who are active in the front lines.
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A BAMBOO JOURNEY

High energy for a slow trip

52 mnHD
Bamboo scaffolding can be seen everywhere across Asia. This essence of wood is also the most versatile construction material for tropical climate such as in Bangladesh. In this overpopulated country there is a huge demand for bamboo which is grown in the north where it is cut and...
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A CRAZY DAY IN...

A vivid and eventful visit

16x52’HD
An extraordinary and spectacular experience seen through the eyes of our host and his various guides, A CRAZY DAY IN... 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...
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A STOLEN LIFE

Spain is facing a dreadful scandal

52 mnHD
Over the span of 40 years, 200,000 to 300,000 babies have been stolen from their parents at birth at the clinic to be sold to couples in search of children to adopt. These foster parents had to comply with ultra-Catholic, conservative right-wing ideology. Moreover, this traffic was...
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A WOMAN'S WORLD

Iconic female figure in different cultures

5x85’HD
In this series we share the daily routines of women from Tunisia, Canada, Brazil, Italy and India to try to understand what place do these different societies give them. Each destination offers the opportunity to meet students, doctors, lawyers, farmers, singers and politicians and in...
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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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AGAINST ALL ODDS

A different tsunami story

52 mnHD
Northeastern Japan shelters a fragile treasure: oysters. This sanctuary has been almost wiped out by the tsunami which flooded 600kms of coastline, destroying numerous fishing ports. This is the story of Shigeatsu Hatakeya, called the father of oysters, who has spent all his life trying...
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AIDS GENERATION

The curse of the kids in Africa

26 mn
Africa is the continent most affected by AIDS with Zimbabwe and Kenya standing out as the hardest hit countries. There, carrying the desease means rejection by the community and kids are no exception to this misfortune. How are these two countries coping with the thousands of children...
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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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ALMOST FAMOUS

Breaking free

4x52’HD
Within a social and cultural landscape considered to be largely conservative, some people are pushing the boundaries of what is generally considered acceptable and appropriate in polite Asian society. These Asians are speaking their minds in unlikely or alternative forms of expression...
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APOCALYPSE: THE BATTLE OF VERDUN

2x45’HD
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun, we will portray it through compelling narration and colourized archive footage. The battle of Verdun raged for 300 days of nightmarish combat over an area of 100 square kilometres. In terms of strategic objectives, it achieved...
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ARCHITECTS ON THE FRONTLINE

A construction to change life

3x22’
If society has an influence on architecture, the reverse is also true in the sense that some projects come to define a city, a region or a country. This series spans the globe charting projects from China to the Middle East from Africa to Europe, from small innovative constructions like...
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ARTISANS REBOOT

A novice takes on an artisanal trade

8x26’HD
Changing times and mass production have driven artisans to the edge of extinction. ARTISANS REBOOT is a series that challenges a new generation to learn from the older craftmen and save them from extinction. Each episode features a novice taking on an artisanal trade. At the end of the...
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ASIA EXPOSED

The camera never lies

16x26’HD
This series follows established photographers who are challenged to take on unusual and sometimes heart-wrenching topics, embarking on an eye-opening quests to capture such magical moments. Nothing is off limits: plastic surgery, drug addiction, "third sex", teenage smoking,...
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AUNG SAN SUU KYI, FREEDOM AS LEGACY

The mother of the burmese nation

52 mnHD
This film goes back into the history of Aung San Suu Kyi whose exceptional destiny has inspired the Burmese people. She has devoted her life to guiding her nation to democracy and, after having been assigned to residence for 20 years by the military junta, she is today rediscovering her...
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BEAUTIFUL MINDS

Understanding Asia best and brightest

2x52’HD
What makes someone a genius? What's the definition of talent? This unique 2 hours series explores the genesis of geniuses in Asia, seemingly coinciding with the continent’s rapid growth in the global arena. From Korea to India, Singapore to China, BEAUTIFUL MINDS examines to...
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BLACK BEAUTY

The African side of fashion

52 mn
After serving as source of inspiration to fashion designers all over the world for decades, the time has come for African models to conquer Paris and the other fashion cities. The African sense of beauty and its style of celebration form an ideal breeding ground for designers to develop...
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BOLLYWOOD ON THE ROAD

The silver screen escape

52 mnHD
On May 21, 1913, India screened its first film: “Raja Harishchandra“. A hundred years later, the movie industry has grown into a colossal institution. Every day, 30 million people flock to the theaters which sell 5 billion tickets every year. For Indians, movies are more than...
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BORN POLYNESIANS

The essence of the myth on Tahiti

52 mnHD
“Vahine” means woman in Polynesian. But the word, associated to a myth forged by foreigners, has become almost embarrassing to use in Tahiti. Even though Polynesian women are indeed beautiful, and welcoming, they are more into substance than looks. This film will have you meet...
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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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BUILDING FOR ISLAM

The new frontiers of architecture

4x22’
Throughout the Islamic world the Aga Khan Award recognizes architectural excellence in the fields of contemporary design, social housing, community improvement, as well as landscaping and environmental issues. This four-part series takes a close look at the last winners of this very...
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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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CELL PHONES: AN INDUSTRY ON TRIAL

Calling kills

52 mn
Worldwide, there are two billion people using their cell phones ignoring that the radiations emitted during each call are slowly damaging their brain. Two years ago, phone operators hired Professor Carlo, a specialist in radiation transmissions, to prove that cell phone usage was not...
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CHAMPIONS FACTORY

6x52’HD
Today sport is the only show that unites nations all around the world. In many countries, the sport even participates fully in the construction of a national identity and specific sports have become inseparable from the nation that carries them. «Champions Factory» explores...
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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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CHILDREN OF THE WORLD

Dreaming the future

9x50’HD
Kids the world over share a common trait: they all like to dream and fantasize about their future and this series lets them freely share their doubts, frustrations, hopes, expectations for their present days and coming years. Whatever their countries, backgrounds or social status, each of...
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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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CHINA NEW (DIS)ORDERS

The new Far East

6x26’HD
At the beginning of this new millennium, China is at last emerging as an economic superpower. Its huge market is an irresistible magnet for foreign companies sometimes ready to look the other way in order to get their share of the cake. China’s dive into modernity is brutal, full of...
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CHINA VS USA, EMPIRES AT WAR

A new conflict for a new century

52 mnHD
America’s intelligence community is quietly preparing for a new conflict, one which hasn’t made headlines yet: the Chinese Threat is America’s new war. If Taiwan is today the most explosive strategic issue between China and the USA, there are already skirmishes (some...
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CLIMATE CHALLENGE

Think global, act local

8x22’
The international community has finally recognized the danger of climate change and its consequences. Scientists the world over agree that only radical cuts in the release of greenhouse gases can save our planet from experiencing unbearable temperatures in the future. However, adequate...
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COMING DISASTERS

Bad news from the future

3x52’
COMING DISASTERS is a glimpse into civilization’s near future, one that will be affected by natural disasters more than ever. After the tsunami and the New Orleans flood, what’s next ? Based on the best predictions scientists can supply for the decades ahead, COMING DISASTERS...
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DEFINITELY FRENCH

A British view on France and its inhabitants

6x26’HD
Who are the French? Why are they so peculiar? This country, recently tragically affected, seems to relish standing apart for the better or for the worse. In this short collection, an across-the-Channel director digs into the French paradox by taking an offbeat tour of its quirkiest...
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DIAMONDS ! DIAMONDS !

A hush-hush industry exposed

52 mn
DIAMONDS! DIAMONDS! is an insider tour of a very special industry. This is a business where everyone involved is passionately dedicated to his work. By following the precious mineral from the South African mines to the sorting rooms of London and to the gems traders of Anvers, this film...
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DOCTORS ON THE FRONT LINE

The last volunteers

6x22’HD
In 1999, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) - set up in 1971 by a group of French doctors - received the Nobel Peace Prize. MSF’s strategy has always been to combine humanitarian work with political consciousness by standing up for human rights. Today, with offices in 18...
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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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DOUBLE SIDED GAMES

The Olympics of propaganda

52 mnHD
When China was awarded the Olympics, some feared the worst... Unfortunately, they were right. The propaganda machine has been turned on. Local champions train under rogue methods and are asked to follow a strict party line as far as communication is concerned. Censorship is applied...
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EARTH FROM ABOVE

Aired on Prime Time on France Television national channel

16x52’HD
Hosted by worldwide famous photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand and inspired by his best-selling book, Earth From Above is a prime time documentary series dedicated to confront and explore the major issues currently at stake for the planet. This is the story of our beautiful, alive but...
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EAT COOK LOVE

2x45’HD
You are what you eat. But what if when you eat, how you eat, who you eat with and who cooked your meal is just as important as what is on your plate? We’ve let our relationship with food slide, lost sight of the passion, the sensuality. We’ve become overwhelmed with the...
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EXTRAORDINARY ASIANS

The willpower of a few can change the lives of many

10x52’HD
Winner of multiple International Awards - including New York Festivals and Cine’s Golden Eagle Awards - EXTRAORDINARY ASIANS is a 10 part documentary series that showcases the amazing achievements of ordinary Asians who are quietly changing and moulding the world around them. Each...
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FACE TO FACE

16x52’HD
« Face to Face » is a series of comparative portraits featuring two well-known figures, seen through the prism of their rivalry. Adversaries, opponents, the best or worst of enemies… they have all been groundbreaking leaders in their fields: politics, science,...
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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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FARMERS OF THE FUTURE

Citifying agriculture

52 mnHD
Singapore occupies a small landmass with no room for farming but yet it happens to be the "garden city" of tomorrow. Indeed, the intense urbanization called for the testing of new models of citified agriculture; in other words experimentation of vegetable gardens and farms on...
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FASHION VICTIM: THE KILLING OF GIANNI VERSACE

The rise and fall of a fashion icon

52 mn
FASHION VICTIM: THE KILLING OF GIANNI VERSACE is the chilling and mesmerising story of a fashion giant set against the equally extraordinary tale of the life of his nemesis, 27 year old Andrew Cunanan. From the high-octane fashion circuits of Milan and Paris to the drug-ridden underworld...
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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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FIRING RANGE

50x26’HD
Russian weapons are considered among the best in the world; the innovative developments of Russia’s military-industrial complex are impressive. This series of reality films is made in the style of a military TopGear, and will make you feel like a soldier ready for battle. The...
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FOR EYES DELIGHT

Bringing out the beauty in everyone

52 mn
Here is the story of a modern fairy. She practises in Morocco and is called N’gaffa, which means the one who gives birth to beauty. Her magic is an art, a science as N’gaffa contributes in changing each step of a woman’s life into ritual steps towards beauty. She...
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FORTUNES FROM FUN

From vision to fruition

8x26’HD
“Fun” (or, more loosely, “happiness”) is like a commodity, intangible though it may be. However, it can lead to successful business stories by making it the keystone of a product, an experience or a brand. This series goes behind the scenes to uncover the vision,...
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FREEDOM VS SECURITY: THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN FRANCE

How far are we willing to go to feel safe?

52 mnHD
Following the tragic events of Paris on November 13, 2015, a state of emergency has been declared in France. But what does it really mean? Strengthening border controls, increasing the number of searches, intensifying intelligence gathering, deploying police and security forces in the...
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GENERATION WHAT?

What does it mean to be young in Europe today?

4x45’HD
There clearly was a specific generation that appeared following the 2008 economic crisis. That generation doesn’t believe in the values that our society stands for any more. That generation feels a combination of anger and resignation, and has developed its own set of values, based...
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GHAZEIA: DANCERS OF EGYPT

The belly of contention

52 mn
Two belly dancers – Sabah, a modest “ghazeia” from the Nile delta and Lucy, a star from Cairo - live the lives of dream objects and pariahs at the same time. How do they feel under the gaze of men? How their profession impact on a personal level? Sabah and Lucy have each...
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GOLD OF BENGAL

Self-sufficiency at sea

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

From the financial market to the mines

52 mnHD
The economic turmoil has given new life to gold as the thirst for this metal seems inextinguishable and has consequences all over the world. Indeed, this infatuation has unintended consequences. For instance, gold fever among the London bankers endangers an Indonesian tropical paradise...
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GOODBYE MOUBARAK!

A revolution in progress

72 mnHD
On January 25, 2011, the Egyptian people rises up. Suddenly, the entire world is taken aback. In only 18 days, the popular rebellion causes the fall of Mubarak’s regime. Yet, three months earlier, anger was already brewing beneath the surface. Outraged by the illegitimacy and...
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HAVANA CIGAR

The taste of a country

52 mn
The manufacturing of cigars was first initiated in Spain during the 16th century. It was later established in Cuba after smokers discovered that cigars travelled better than tobacco leaves produced there. Since then, Cuban cigars have dominated the world in terms of taste and quality....
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HERITAGE HEROES

Revamping historical neighborhoods

6x24’HD
Whether restoring ancestral homes in China, revitalizing a derelict railway line in New York or renovating colonial seafront buildings in Zanzibar, HERITAGE HEROES scours the world for the people and organizations responsible for rescuing, safeguarding and reviving our built heritage....
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HOME

My roots are here

10x24’HD
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...
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HOMICIDE FILE

The Facts. The Emotions. The Cases.

13x26’
Love affairs turned tragic. Fugitive financiers. Schoolgirls killers. Dead priests. Cruel cannibals. Sadistic snipers… Meet the murderers and discover the details on HOMICIDE FILE. Cases are probed through interviews with the friends and family members of the victims and...
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IN THE HEAD OF SERIAL KILLERS

Can horror be explained?

52 mn
Mr. Bourgoin’s wife was murdered in the USA by a serial killer 20 years ago. Since then, he travels the world to meet these criminals, publishing in the meantime twenty books on the topic. We accompanied him along his quest to find a meaning to the horror and regain a certain peace...
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IN THE HEART OF THE MEKONG DELTA

A vital plain

52 mnHD
Formed by the muddy deposits carried by one of the biggest river in the world, the Mekong delta is characterized by its extraordinary fertility. Here Nature is overwhelming and the vegetation exuberant. Its 9 branches delineate a vast and extremely fertile plain crossed by a dense network...
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INSIDE CHINESE FOOTBALL

The soccer business sees red

52 mnHD
« For a European, a Chinese football game has no interest.” Philippe Troussier, French coach of Shenzhen Football Club. “We play football like Brazilians play table tennis; even worse since Brazilians play a better table tennis than we us football.” Li Weifang,...
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INSIDE HOLLYWOOD

Mysteries & scandals exposed

28x52’
Spectacular success and unspeakable tragedy… Stories of love, loss, bad luck, betrayal and murder… Stories that fascinated us at the time, and continue to intrigue us as we search for reasons for inexplicable tragedies… These are stories from INSIDE HOLLYWOOD brought...
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INSIDE ISLAM

Understanding 1.6 billion people

13x52’HD
Islam is very much in the zeitgeist and the center of attention the world over. Yet, this is a religion that many barely know. INSIDE ISLAM provides an opportunity to better understand this religion though extensive journeys to 15 Islamic countries. The series addresses questions such as...
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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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JAPAN, SHADOWS OF THE PAST

Is ultra nationalism back?

52 mn
60 years after its downfall, Japanese imperialism remains a hot issue, straining the relationship between Japan and its neighbors, specifically China and South Korea. Today, it is perceived by some to be on the rise again. Some history books downplay the Japanese atrocities during WWII. A...
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KAMLAHARI: THE STOLEN CHILDHOOD OF NEPAL

Sold as modern day slaves by their own families

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

Being left alone is not an option

52 mn
Nestled deep in Brazil’s rainforest is a remote region called the Javari Valley. There, live five tribal groups that have never been contacted. Unless they are under threat, these tribes are to be left in complete isolation. But the Korubo must be approached because well-armed...
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LIVING TO A HUNDRED

Living long and living well?

52 mnHD
Centenarians: in 2050, there could be as many as 400 000 of them in France and a million in Japan. If life expectancy continues to rise, the majority of us will live to between 90 and 100 years of age. But what is life like once you reach 100? And what views do those over 100 hold of the...
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LOST IN TRANSGRESSION

55 mnHD
The desire, this lover magnet, no longer guides couples towards a sentimental relationship, but rather forces them to abandon themselves to the solitude of an egocentric eroticism. Result: Tokyo is the biggest sex shop in the world. Every night, thousands of strippers, love dolls and sex...
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LOVE IN MEXICO CITY

Capital romancing

52 mn4K
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

52 mn4K
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

52 mn4K
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

52 mn4K
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

4x52’4K
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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MAASAI LAND: RESTRICTED AREA

The vanishing tribe

52 mn
The Maasai have travelled for centuries with their herd, living off the milk, the meat and the blood of their cows. They were known as the lords of East Africa. Fierce warriors and renowned lion hunters, they have become a major tourist draw in Kenya. But today their culture, closely...
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MADE IN CHINA

The fate of the Chinese migrants

52 mn
The economic boom experienced by China in the past years has left many on the side. Like millions of their compatriots living in the rural regions, Mrs. and Mr. Fan are struck by the spiralling cost of living. Their only choice is to move to a big city, leaving their children behind. A...
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MAN VS ANIMAL

A world too small for both

25 mn
In Africa, wildlife conservation is a hot issue subjected to diverse policies. In the Republic of Congo, poaching is rife and animals are on the brink of extinction. In Kenya, however, wildlife protection is an old tradition: reserves are overcrowded and animals are invading residential...
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MEETING THE PAPUAN

Culture shock

26 mnHD
Kelly Woolford, an explorator, is guiding an intrepid family of navigators deep inside the Wapoga river in Papua, on the Indonesian side of the island once known as Irian Jaya. They have come to meet little-known tribes, such as the Tause, whom Kelly has already stumbled upon. This is the...
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MERCENARIES

3x52’HD
Notorious characters with secret missions, off-the-radar and dangerous, mercenaries sell their services to the Lords and to the Cities since the dawn of time. In the 20th century, Bob Denard, the most infamous of the lot, has left heirs who still scour the globe looking for missions. They...
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MERRY CHRISTMAS HUGO CHAVEZ

The most idiosyncratic political experiments of our time

52 mnHD
During his "reign" of 14 years over Venezuela, Hugo Chavez has succeeded in eradicating extreme poverty and achieved alomost universal literacy in his country. The bluster and rants of the most unpredictable head of state seem to have cast irreparable doubt and suspicion on one...
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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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MISSIONS OF HOPE

Change actors

8x52’HD
From Asia to Latin America, this series takes us around the world to encounter actors committed to a sustainable development in their countries through active associations or innovative ideas. Meeting these unique characters give us the opportunity to experience their lifestyle and...
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MONOI

A beautifully scented treasure from Tahiti

26 mnHD
Monoï is an infused perfume oil made from soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenias (best known as Tiaré flowers) in coconut oil. Over the past 2,000 years, it has been used by the people of Tahiti as a skin and hair softener. Nowadays it is one of the main local exports under...
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MY CULTURAL REVOLUTION

Mao's grinder

52 mnHD
“I was barely 10 when I was thrown into this madness. The turmoil swallowed me. When it was over, I was a man. A pretty unusual teenage crisis!”. Xu Xing, a Chinese writer, revisits his early years which were ravaged by the Cultural Revolution. It cost him his illusions, his...
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MYTHICAL BEACHES OF THE SIXTIES: THE NEVER ENDING SUMMER

5x45’HD
The Beaches of the Sixties were the places where glamour met the dolce vita and sensuality, freedom, seaside living became a lifestyle when the rest of the world was dealing with the cold war, a man setting foot on the moon, the flower power and everybody proclaimed the motto “Born...
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NATURE INC

Can we put a price on Nature?

17x22’
Tired of the same depressing green programs? It is time to see environmental issues in a whole different angle. We all know Nature is priceless but what if we could actually to put a price on it? What’s the cost, in cold hard cash, not to preserve the ecosystems and what kind of...
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NAURU THE LOST ISLAND

A riches to rags story of wasted resources

52 mnHD
Lost In the Pacific Ocean, Nauru island is deemed the smallest republic in the world. The island spread only over 21 square kilometers but its 10,000 inhabitants grew rich in the 70’s thanks to large reserves of phosphate. 20 years later it is all gone and Nauru is totally broke....
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NEW WORLD WITHOUT STRANGERS

The new collaborative economy

10x26’HD
The concept of sharing within communities isn’t something new. In fact, it goes back thousands of years, to a time when people didn’t really have much. Nowadays, this notion has made a comeback but with a twist. Welcome to the age of the "Collaborative Economy”....
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NO MORE "MADE IN CHINA" ?

The end of cheap labor as we know it

45 mnHD
The recent conflicts and suicides at Foxconn (one of the world largest employers) have sent a strong signal: China is on the verge of a social breakdown. Its working class wants to benefit from the economic miracle it has built with its own hands. At that point, chinese companies can...
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NOMADS, THE GENERATION AFTER

The Himalayas today

52 mnHD
In the Indian region of Laddkah, into the heart of the Himalayas, a few thousands nomadic sheppperds still live with their herds at an altitude of 4500 meters. Through the daily life of a Tibetan family, we try to understand the deep changes these people are confronting. Their 14 year old...
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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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NURSES ON THE FRONT LINE

The last volunteers

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Each year, millions of people die because they have no access to basic life saving interventions. Amongst medical staff, up to 80% of the world's health care is provided by nurses and midwives. In the developing world, they are often a patient's only hope. It is the nurses and...
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OKIKAMURO, FOREVER YOUNG !

And they lived happily thereafter

26 mn
Located in the southern end of Japan, the volcanic island of Okikamuro harbors the oldest population in the world. Out of 3,000 inhabitants, more than three quarters is over 65. Scientific studies tried to unlock the mystery, but we are still to understand why the life expectancy is...
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PALESTINE: NO GOING BACK

The “right of return” issue

52 mn
Today, more than two thirds of the 6.5 million Palestinians are officially refugees still dependent on aid administered by the UN. For the most part, they live in squalid camps in Gaza, West Bank, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, clinging uncompromisingly to their “right of return”,...
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PASSIONATE PEOPLE

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This documentary series depicts the charm and real self of an athlete, a performer, a musician, a scholar and many other who are active in the front lines of their field of expertise. From Nobel Prize Shinya Yamanaka, best selling writer Marie Kondo or Michelin star's Ramen chef Yuki...
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PEOPLE FROM B.A.M.

The undertaking of the century

52 mn
The Baikal Amour Magistral is the name of a train that travels through Siberia. The idea for the line, which was to link Paris to New York through Moscow and the Bering Strait, came up during the reign of the tsars, in 1902, but its construction started under Stalin’s rule. In the...
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PIN UP GIRLS

An era of fantasy

52 mn
Dainty, carefree, but always there, the pin-up is not just a figment of the imagination. Constantly winking at us from out of men’s fantasies, she never lost her freshness. Over a century, she has inspired a staggering quantity of posters, postcards, calendars, photos and films. She...
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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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ROMA IN FRANCE

The other face of the country of the human rights

52 mnHD
One night, Colette sees from her window a big fire in a wasteland across the road. She decides to go see and is greeted by a Gypsy family from Romania. Touched by Eva, Sami and their two children, she decides to help them. Although, over time, life conditions improve somewhat, the...
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RUGBY IN SAMOA: THE SECOND FAITH

The other country where rugby is king

52 mn
In the Samoa Islands, rugby is played with natural and disconcerting joy. The sport here is unbridled, free, without any tactics. As in New Zealand, it is the number one sport, practiced by every schoolboy. Shot during the intensive training of the Samoans before the 1995 World Cup, this...
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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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SHISHMAL

Our way or the highway

52 mn
Iqbal is a student in Karachi and every year, without fail, he comes back to Sishmal, his birthplace, to spend the summer. Sishmal is an isolated village in the Northern mountainous region of Pakistan, in the heart of the Karakoram. Here, the inhabitants live in total autarky. It is the...
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SO BRITISH! ECCENTRIC UK

Quirky ways to have fun

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Is it that famous sense of humour or is it the weather? Or is it because they live on an island? Whatever the reason, our British friends have developed all kinds of weird hobbies over the centuries, and they're still at it today, as the UK has become the international headquarters...
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SOMEWHERE ON EARTH

Produced & aired by France Television

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“Somewhere on Earth” brings us to timeless and beautiful places, untouched by man, where the daily lifestyle of women, men and children unwinds around a strong and harmonious journey spared by the time that goes by… far, far too quickly. This series is a portrait of the...
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SPIRITUALITY FOR SALE

52 mnHD
For centuries, Asian families have been going on temple retreats lasting anything from a few days to a few years. Now Westerners are turning to this way of getting in touch with their own selves. The number of meditation centers opening to welcome them show this. A monastery, a meditation...
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STATE OF LIMBO: THE STATELESS

Citizens of nowhere

52 mnHD
What do physicist Albert Einstein, cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and dissident writer Aleksander Solzhenitsyn have in common? All were "stateless" for some part of their lives. According to UN estimation, there are around 12 million such people in the world today. This film goes...
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STRANGER THAN YOU

Asia through teen's eyes

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This info-educational series targeted at young viewers uncovers amazing and unusual customs, rites, rituals, traditions, jobs and even hobbies of teens in Asia. Get an insight into curious worlds and experience the contrast of growing up in neighboring countries.
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TASHI DELEK

A teenager conflict between spiritualism and materialism

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

A teenager conflict between spiritualism and materialism

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

Follow the driver

10x26’HD
Taxi drivers are probably the first people you meet upon setting foot in a new country but also the most colorful and clued-in characters. TAXI TO ASIA is the first travelogue to tap the lively personalities of these informal ambassadors with their huge personal treasure trove of tested...
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TECHNOSEX

How will sex be like in the future?

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

One cause, one celebrity

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

A continent reality check

11x26’HD
At the turn of the 21st century, all pundits were predicting the dawn of the so-called “Asian Century”. But even if no one today disputes the geopolitical and economic importance of that continent leaded by China and India, the early blind optimism has been blunted by the 2008...
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THE CAVEMAN’S RETURN

Going back to my roots

52 mn
High in a remote mountain valley on the Philippine island of Palawan, the Taw Batu ("people of the rock") are still living in caves. Deeply suspicious of the outside world, they rarely venture beyond their mountain confinement to the lowlands. But two years ago, one man did...
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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

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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 LAST OF THE TINIGUAS

The fading memory of a whole people

52 mn
Chief Apioto is the last surviving member of Colombia’s Tinigua Indians living in the sierra Macarena, which used to be one of the world’s most pristine area. He is the memory of a whole people, the last witness of a vanishing era. He knows that when he will die a whole...
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THE MESSENGERS OF ZANSKAR: A MARRIAGE IN THE HIMALAYAS

The union of yesterday and tomorrow

52 mnHD
Likden is a trekking guide living in Skaagam located 3700 meters high in the Himalayan valley of Zanskar. After four long years of negotiation with his bride’s family, he is now ready to get married. The preparation of a ritual lasts 4 days and the Nyopas, the spiritual guides of...
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THE MISSING LINK

The peaceful coexistence of religions

52 mnHD
Father Emile Bombiri was born in Daboura, a village in Burkina Faso. Eschewing strong local traditions, he decided to become a priest and dedicate his life to the development of his village, regardless of the creeds of its inhabitants. Dabura was home to the Bwabas, a mostly fetishist...
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THE NEXT ASIAN MIRACLE

An economic overview

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THE NEXT ASIAN MIRACLE examines the prospects for the economies of South East Asia in light of the dramatic ascent of China and India. In this 8-part documentary, we investigate the socio-economic development of Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. From one country...
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THE PAPUANS, WAR SHIELD MEMORIES

52 mnHD
A close encounter with a rare Polynesian communities… A primitive group of people linking past and present times. The Kamanos and the Nipas, tribes reflecting their rich tradition through painted war shields with an enormous visual impact and magical significance. A discovery trip...
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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 ROOFTOPS OF PARIS

The inaccessible heights of the City of Lights

55 mn
This visually striking documentary takes you to a fascinating land perched high above the streets of Paris. Moving from one roof to another, you will meet the people who work on the roofs and those who design or paint them... There are also those who break the law to roam the city...
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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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THE WINDOWS OF CHRISTMAS

The spirit of the Holidays come alive on the streets of Paris

52 mn
Every year, in December, crowds of children and their parents flock to Paris' department stores to admire their spectacular Christmas window displays. Alongside the youngsters, their moms and dads remember how they were enchanted by them in their own childhood days. Indeed, the...
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THIN ICE, SAATTUQ

The final frontier

52 mnHD
Polar bears, walrus, muskox and caribou are all part of a delicate ecosystem now threatened by climate change. The thinning of the ice is opening up new areas for resource exploitation and now the rest of the world wants a piece of Canada's Arctic, the planet's final frontier....
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TIAN ANMEN: THE FORBIDDEN MEMORY

Mao's grinder

52 mnHD
June 1989, Beijing, Tian Anmen Square. The tanks of the People’s Liberation Army violently repress the democratic aspirations of the Chinese youth. It is a bloodshed, with nearly a thousand killed. June 2009, Beijing, Tian Anmen Square. Friendly policemen, gazing tourists and Mao...
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TOKDO

The Korean Japanese poison pill

26 mn
Todko (the Korean name) or Takeshima (the Japanese name) is a small island that is straining the already tensed relationship between South Korea and Japan. Controlled by South Korea and claimed by Japan, Todko is a textbook case of a modern territorial dispute. Exploited by local...
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TOKYO DOG MADNESS

A dog’s life you’d yearn for

26 mn
In modern Japan, people give more than affection to their little puppies. Is it because of the loneliness of the big cities, the fast working pace, the economic slump…? Anyways, pet worshipping is on the rise as people try to brighten their life by having a companion. Today, this...
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TRIBAL BABIES

Being brought up in this world

52 mn
Wherever they come from, whatever the colour of their skin, babies are dependent on their mothers and all equally vulnerable. From Australia to Afghanistan, from Africa to Patagonia, mothers have the same worries to deal with: eating, sleeping and crying. Yet, these essential needs are...
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VILLAGES ON THE FRONT LINE

The fight against desertification

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A spectre is haunting the world. The lives of nearly a billion people is at risk. Worldwide, farmlands totalling the size of the United States could turn into dust bowls. Desertification is on the march. Countries are consuming too much water. Land is being overburdened by too many people...
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WAYS TO SCHOOL

For all of them, at the end of their journey, there’s school

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The conquest of a better life by education; an ideal embodied by the way the children take to reach their school throughout the planet. They have in common a thirst for learning. Instinctively, they know their future depends on knowledge, then on school. From every corner of the world,...
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WAYS TO SCHOOL

For all of them, at the end of their journey, there’s school

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The conquest of a better life by education; an ideal embodied by the way the children take to reach their school throughout the planet. They have in common a thirst for learning. Instinctively, they know their future depends on knowledge, then on school. From every corner of the world,...
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WHEN I WAS SIX, I KILLED A DRAGON

A young girl battles leukemia

52 mnHD
On April 5, 2012, director Bruno Romy and illustrator Annabelle Cocollos learned that their daughter Mika – who was 6 years old at the time - had leukemia. The family decided to document her battle towards being cured. This film is a combination of drawings, photos, animation and...
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WOMEN ON THE FRONT LINE

Shame on man!

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According to World Bank estimates, more women die from violence than cancer, traffic accidents and malaria combined. Aired first on BBC World, the critically acclaimed WOMEN ON THE FRONT LINE is a brutally honest account of the silent war being waged against women across the world....
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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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YURU CHARA CRAZE

In Japan, every organization, public or private, claim one mascot

26 mn4K
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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