2x45’HD
This film recounts the saga of L’Oreal since its establishment in 1904. The incredible economic adventure and the international success of a small business that became the embodiment of beauty and glamour is told through the story of the people who shaped its rise to fame. Between...
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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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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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ALAIN ROBERT: LEGEND OF THE SPIDER MAN

Living vertically

52 mn
Alain Robert - aka the “French Spiderman” – climbs all kind of skyscraper (to the great joy of the public and the despair of the police) with a weakness for the highest ones like the Sears Towers in Chicago, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur or Taipei 101 in Taiwan....
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APOCALYPSE : STALIN

3x52’HD
Bolshevik, professional revolutionary, gangster, terrorist, mass murderer… Who really is the “Man of steel” who became, after defeating Hitler, both the most feared and admired man on the planet? How did such a man manage to rise to power by spreading terror, secrecy...
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APOCALYPSE THE SECOND WORLD WAR

6x52’HD
To mark the 70th anniversary of the most devastating war of all times, France Télévisions and CC&C present APOCALYPSE, a landmark series on World War II, in HD, color, and 5.1 Dolby Digital, for the first time ever. APOCALYPSE will tell of this huge conflict through the...
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APOCALYPSE WWI

5x52’HD
How did the Great War, which was so disastrous for humanity, become possible? How did the men, women, and children of the warring countries live through this conflict?
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APOCALYPSE: THE RISE OF HITLER

2x52’HD
Exclusive Historic revelations and never seen footage all colorized. A story on the origins that captures the roots of the banality of evil. Built like a criminal investigation around Hitler, these films retrace the irresistible rise of an outsider at the head of Germany. From blindness...
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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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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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BEHIND THE GOLDEN DOORS: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF NICOLAE CEAUCESCU

Into the privacy of a dictator

52 mn
The producer of this film unearthed a forbidden treasure: the secret and private film archives of the romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu. The hundreds of cans of 35 mm color film shot by the romanian secret police are, in essence, the Ceaucescu family’s home movies which, of...
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BLOOD AND TOIL

52 mnHD
In June 1944, the Allies landed on the coast of Normandy. The holds and refrigerators of their vessels contained tens of thousands of litres of a precious fluid that was emblematic of the war effort: human blood. This incredible armada is also the greatest operation of blood transfusion...
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BOUNTY SURVIVORS

The descendents

52 mn
The saga of the Bounty has been much written about and made into three major Hollywood pictures. The story of Lieutenant Bligh’s ill fated voyage to Tahiti and the “mutiny of the Bounty” still fascinates us today. So what happened to the mutineers? Faced with hanging for...
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BUDDHA ON THE SILK ROAD

Unearthing incredible artistic treasures

52 mn
A thousand years ago, adventurers left China crossing the endless desert in a quest for another world. Their crossing led the way to what would become the Silk Road. For centuries, the Silk Road, even if inhospitable, was nevertheless the stage of intense traffic and trade in which...
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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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BUTTERFLY EFFECT

13x26’HD
Where would we be today without Copernicus or Darwin? What would Europe look like if Churchill had not entered the war against the Nazis, or if the fall of the Berlin Wall had not happened? A grain of sand can change the course of History and THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT tells the tiny events...
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CARTIER: JEWELLERS TO THE KINGS

The story behind the most prestigious luxury brand

52 mn
Discover the fascinating history of one of the most exquisite house of jewellery of the world. Cartier gained its reputation thanks to the needs of uniqueness and perfection expressed by royal families throughout Europe. From the British Royal family to the St Peterborough Tsar family...
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CASTRO IN THE EYES OF HIS LOVED ONES

52 mnHD
Fidel Castro, who recently celebrated his 89th birthday, was one of the most visible and polarizing figures of the latter half of the 20th century – a symbol of Third World revolution for some, an oppressive dictator for others. Behind the image and fiery speeches, who really was...
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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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CINEMA ACCORDING TO DALI

The other side of the surrealist genious.

52 mn
Salvador Dalí is one of the most widely recognized and controversial artists of the 20th century. Little known is that he was also an avant-garde filmmaker (collaborating with such giants as Luis Buñuel, Walt Disney and Alfred Hitchcock) though his fascination with film has...
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CIVILIZATIONS’ LEGACY

Decoding the stones

8x52’HD
Today’s world is etched in yesterday’s stones. The story of humanity is craddled in some few seminal civilizations. Based on archeological and historical research as well as contemporary social, economic and political information, this collection of stand-alone episodes offers...
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D-DAY

93 mnHD
The result of three years’ preparation, D-DAY Operation is an event which, for the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings, invites us to a unique dive off the Normandy waters, orchestrated by the Titanic discoverers. Thanks to the new technologies of underwater filming and the...
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DA VINCI UNFULFILLED DREAM

The master's uncompleted architectural capstone

52 mnHD
In his last years, Leonardo Da Vinci started to work on his ultimate masterpiece: the plans of an extravagant royal palace in Romorantin, a village that was meant to become the new capital of France. Preliminary work began but the building never got off the ground. On the basis of...
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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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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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ELIZABETH II: A QUEEN’S REVOLUTION

The Queen’s 90th Birthday in April 2016!

52 mn
60 years, the longest reign… However, 25 years ago the sacred duty of the Queen could have come to a sudden end. The Queen went through a decade of unprecedented turmoil towards which priesthood/vocation and sacrifice – her two favorite weapons - were not enough anymore. The...
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FABULOUS ANIMALS

The myths, the legends and the truth

13x26’
Vampires, unicorns, sea monsters… These are not merely creatures of fantasy, they all have their origins in real, living animals. Through breathtaking wildlife footage, animation and re-enactments, combined with natives’ testimonies, FABULOUS ANIMALS features the creatures...
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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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FANGIO

The legend of Formula One

52 mn
Juan-Manuel Fangio is indisputably the greatest Formula One champion in history. Despite all their talents, his successors such as Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost or Michael Schumacher haven’t eclipsed the Argentinean legend. Shot over a period of 5 years, this unique film revives...
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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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FRANCO AND THE JEWS

The holocaust paradox

52 mn
More than 5 million Jews were exterminated during World War II. Yet a few thousand living in Athens, Paris or Budapest survived the holocaust. Why? Because their home country, Spain, led by openly anti-Semite General Franco, came to their aid. This film is the story of the Spanish Jews....
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GEORGIA

The best kept secret in the Caucasus

52 mnHD
Situated at a 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 wine to be the expression of its Caucasian...
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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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GREAT ADVENTURES OF THE 20TH CENTURY

History comes alive

5x52’
Our recent history is laden with unforgettable stories of great, heroic, and sometimes tragic adventures which stay with us forever. Moments which will make front page news around the world and which, years later, are still being discussed or turned into blockbuster movies. The series...
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GUARDIANS OF TIME

Time. A not so universal concept.

52 mn
Depending on your race, nationality or religion, counting and calculating time can be approached in many fascinating and distinct ways. Today, there are differing opinions on which year we are actually in. Jews, for example, are already at the end of the sixth millennium. The Japanese are...
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HAYA SAFARI

The safaris then and now

52 mn
Calvin Cottar was born in Kenya. He is the fourth generation of a family that came almost 100 years ago from the USA to settle in Africa. Calvin has taken up his father’s farming business and has imagined a new concept of Safari. With the help of his father’s guide, he goes to...
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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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HIDDEN HISTORY OF FIFA WORLD CUP

Featuring Football Stars and Managers with Precious Footage

52 mnHD
This is the story of every FIFA World Cup, a show that’s been delivering, since 1930, new episodes every four years, an untold story of human passions that illuminates old rivalries, past conflicts, power struggles, the lust for power and control – all much more than meets the...
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HITLER'S CHAMPIONS

When sport becomes a political weapon

2x52’ | 1x30’HD
As soon as the Nazis came to power, they perverted sporting and Olympic values into a tool for building the “new man”. Faster, Higher, Stronger: Germany had to prove its racial superiority in all disciplines, whatever it took. This film portrays the criss-crossing fates of the...
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HUMANS: WHO ARE WE?

The uniqueness of man

2x52’
In this two-part documentary, fossil hunters, linguists and psychologists come together for the first time to explain why humans are so unique. We alone can create spaceships and play music. Why? HUMANS: WHO ARE WE? answers this question and many more through spectacular re-enacted scenes...
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I BETRAYED HITLER

52 mnHD
Thanks to a spy recruited by the French counter-intelligence services, operating in Germany and after adventures that seem taken from a John le Carré ‘s novel, the Allies won the war against Hitler two years earlier than expected… 7 key characters who changed the...
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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ULYSSES

The actual landscapes behind the Odyssey

52 mn
Following the capture of Troy, Ulysses didn’t return home for ten years. The Gods argued over his fate: should they impede or ease his return, did he himself wanted to go home? Either way, that was an excuse for a great sea adventure: the Odyssey. From that story, Homer created a...
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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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IT’S ALL IN LEBANON

Pop culture and civil war

52 mnHD
After 17 years of civil war between Christians and Muslims, the Israeli invasion, the Syrian occupation, 20,000 victims, Lebanese thought it was finally over. But 20 years after the official end of the war, Lebanon is still not a cohesive nation. Somehow, this film shows how peace has...
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J.E.HOOVER: AMERICA’S BIG BROTHER

The most powerful man ever in Washington and his secrets

52 mn
J.E. Hoover was the director of the FBI for 50 years. Upon his death, he was buried at Capitol Hill, a privilege no other man of his functions have ever benefited. Hoover has often been portrayed as the symbol of honesty and integrity, but in fact he was a corrupted and perverted man. He...
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JACKIE KENNEDY: POWER & STYLE

The one and only Queen of America

52 mn
Time has not dimmed the Jackie Kennedy mystique. Millions of people are still captivated by the details of her life and something more: her impeccable sense of self. As First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy brought beauty, intelligence and much taste to her role. Her courage during the tragedy...
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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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JEWEL SQUARE

Place Vendome, a luxury legend

52 mn
Place Vendome can arguably be called the most beautiful jewel case in the world. Indeed, this elegant Parisian square is a universe of luxury in itself and the home of legendary houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Harpels and Chaumet. JEWEL SQUARE takes you on the inside to admire...
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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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LIBERTY SHIPS

The oceans workhorses of WWII

2x52’
In 1999, an old cargo ship, the Zhan Dou 43, ended its long career somewhere in China. This seemingly mundane event marked the end of the most incredible maritime and industrial saga. The Zhan Dou 43 was launched in Baltimore in 1943 and was the last Liberty Ship still plying for trade....
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LIFE WITH BIG CATS

The stars of a Star

52 mn
Tippi Heddren, one of Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic actresses, wanted to bring attention to the plight of wild animals. So she took in over 150 big cat cubs who had been abused or abandoned - lions, tigers, cheetahs and leopards -, and hand raised them. A movie called “Roar”...
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LIVING STONES 2

The wonders of archeology

10x26’
This second season of LIVING STONES is the half-hour version of THE SECRET OF STONES, an extensive documentary series devoted to the archeological heritage of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. It unveils the greatest landmarks and the history that presided over their construction,...
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LOG TRAIN TO PARIS

No wood, no ovens. No ovens, no bread. No bread... riots.

52 mnHD
For more than three centuries, from 1547 to 1923, the forests of the Morvan region of France sent timber down the rivers to Paris. This vital source of energy was controlled by powerful wood merchants. The stakes were indeed high: without wood there could be no ovens; without ovens there...
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MANOLETE

The greatest bullfighter of all times

52 mn
Manolete was a legendary matador in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. In his short life, he became the people’s hero in a time where fascism ruled and hunger and depression were rife. His heroics, especially in 1945 where he defeated 71 bulls in a season, would earn him his title...
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MASSOUD, THE LION OF PANJSHIR

An icon of resistance to the Soviet Union and Islamic fanaticism

52 mn
Less than 48 hours before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Commander Ahmad Shah Massoud was assassinated by two men disguised as journalists. He was an icon of resistance to the Soviet Union and, subsequently, to Islamic fanaticism. Today, the outlandish commander is as...
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MASTERS OF DREAMS

4x52’HD
"Masters of Dreams" takes you on a globetrotting adventure through Paris, New York, London, Bali and Rio - to name but a few glitzy destinations - into a world that is as secretive as it is glamorous. Thirteen iconic jewellery houses reveal the inspiration and craftsmanship that...
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MEMORIES OF A TIBETAN PRINCESS

The other face of the struggle for a free Tibet

52 mn
In Utar Pradesh, in northern India, live the descendants of the Tibetan Royal family, all very close to the different Dalaï Lamas. They settled there after China invaded their country in 1949. One of the most prominent figures of this aristocracy is Mary Taring, a Tibetan Princess...
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MOULIN ROUGE FOREVER

The years go by and the show goes on...

52 mn
On October 6, 1889, the Moulin Rouge caused a storm by presenting its tumultuous – and now world-famous – French Cancan. From the beginning, prostitutes, pimps and all sorts of shady characters frequented the Moulin Rouge, which was soon to become what it is today: a landmark...
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MR. DIOR

Fashion revolutionary

52 mn
Dior is one of the most famous names associated with French luxury and fashion. This film takes us back to the fashion world of the 50s to understand the social background and the environment in which Dior evolved. Beyond the myth and the legend, Mr. DIOR is the story of a man who, in a...
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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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NATIONS ZERO

War and peace today

46 mn
Since 1945, more people have been killed in armed conflicts than during the two World Wars. However nowadays, war is not global but local and is shaping as a civil confrontation with religious, ethnic or political undertones. In NATIONS ZERO we discover how new forms of civil conflicts...
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NORTH KOREA: PORTRAIT OF A RED DICTATOR

The forbidden bio

26 mn
At 65, Kim Jong-Il is the supreme leader of North Korea and is directly responsible for the death of millions of his compatriots. His mad regime has made North Korea a nuclear rogue state threatening the security of the world. But what do we know about this man? The dictator lives...
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NUCLEAR SHARKS

Reality is scarier than fiction

3x52’
For forty years, the Cold War was also waged beneath the sea between the United States and the USSR. Submarines faced submarines in close-quarter encounters which could have triggered major conflicts on many occasions. Indeed, sometimes these deadly missions went wrong. Such incidents...
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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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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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RACING IN BLUE

From Alpine to Matra, the saga of French car racing

2x60’ | 2x52’
RACING IN BLUE revives some of the biggest success stories in French motorsports, featuring archival footage and interviews with the visionaries whose plans and dreams would come true on the roads and the racetracks.
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RADIO FREE EUROPE

Broadcasting freedom

52 mn
Financed by the CIA, Radio Free Europe transmitted its first short-wave program in 1950. The broadcasts were part of a general CIA psychological warfare program aimed at the countries behind the Iron Curtain. Despite the murders of several broadcasters, attempts to poison radio staff, the...
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RAMESSES II THE GREAT JOURNEY

The post-mortem adventures of the greatest Pharaoh

52 mnHD
3200 years ago, Egypt is living the final hours of its golden age under the reign of Ramesses II. After ruling the country for 67 years, the great pharaoh dies at the ripe old age of 92. His mummy is burried in the heart of the Valley of the Kings. This is the beginning of his great...
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SECRETS OF THE TEMPLES OF ANGKOR

An archeological odyssey

52 mn
In the depths of the Cambodian forest lies the ruin of Angkor. It was once the center of a powerful civilization from the 9th to the 14th century. This is the story of the rehabilitation of this archaeological treasure, throughout the chaotic modern history of Cambodia. It all started in...
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SECRETS OF THE WORLD’S RICHEST WOMEN

The L'Oreal saga

2x45’HD
This film recounts the saga of L’Oreal since its establishment in 1904. The incredible economic adventure and international success of a small business that became the embodiment of beauty and glamour is told through the story of the people who shaped its rise to fame. Between the...
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STALINGRAD

An Epic Film about War and Humanity

3x52’HD
The film is narrating for the 1st time a titanic battle, a duel to the death between Hitler and Stalin, where men fought like rats in the city sewers. Through the combatants’ point of view, huddling in the ruins, braving bombs and fighting for life among the flames, the exceptional...
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THE FINAL JOURNEY OF THE ROMANOVS

Chronicle of a death foretold

52 mnHD
Following the February 1917 Russian revolution, the Tsar Nicolas II abdicates. This film is an exceptional daily account of the tragic fate of the whole imperial family until its demise in July 1918. It is the story of a drama unfolding while History is on march, from the February and...
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THE FRENCH SECRET SERVICES, A DECLASSIFIED HISTORY

4x52’HD
Master Spies, secret Agents, assassins of the Republic, top Intel, and infallibles: French intelligence agencies evoke superlatives, stereotypes, and paradoxes. Who controls them? What is their role in French politics? The story of the French agencies is about a clandestine, violent and...
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THE GREAT MANSIONS OF PARIS

Hallways of Elegance

52 mn
Hidden behind closed massive doors down the winding streets of Paris stand graceful constructions which have been miraculously preserved from the outrage of time and the turmoil of History: the mansions known in France as Hotels Particuliers. This surprising film lets you in some of the...
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THE HOLLYWOOD WAR

The Dream Factory Faced With WWII

3x52’HD
Answering President Roosevelt’s call, Hollywood’s eight major studios devoted their resources and their talents to the war effort. Drama, documentaries, cartoons: thousands of films were produced, meant either for the general public or for the different branches of the...
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THE IMMORTAL SHADOWS

When entertainment becomes art

52 mnHD
Animation is one of today’s most popular forms of entertainment which makes great use of ever evolving technologies. However its origin goes way back, in a long forgotten traditional art that a Japanese shadow master wants to bring to a new audience. His quest takes him to a remote...
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THE LAND AND THE SACRED

The spiritual dimension of natural elements

3x52’
Through time and across civilizations, Man has always given a spiritual dimension to Earth and Nature. For instance, water has been the source of numerous legends and rituals while animals have been assimilated as divinities or messengers of the gods. Even landscapes, with the mountains,...
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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 LIGHT OF DAWN : THE NORMANDY LANDINGS

2x50’HD
The story of the origins of the Normandy Landings, in summer 1941 – from when Churchill and Roosevelt first touched upon the issue – until touchdown on 6 June 1944. It also recounts the strategy Hitler used to prevent and thwart the landings. In addition to broaching military...
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THE LORD OF THE TUMUC-HUMAC

On the tracks of an Amazonian legend

52 mn
In the heart of the Amazonian forest, the Tumuc-Humac region is a restricted area where no one has, supposedly, ever lived. However, according to local legend, this region was home to Kailawa, a powerful warrior and shaman who once ruled an unified the inhabitants who came to be known as...
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THE N°5 WAR

52 mnHD
A deadly duel behind the dream. The story of the most famous perfume in the world is worthy of the best novels. And it didn’t wait for Marilyn Monroe to be scandalous. Since its truly revolutionary conception back in 1921, it has been wildly coveted. The financial battle it prompted...
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THE PEBBLE, FROM CLIFF TO MAN

A geological saga

52 mn
High white chalk cliffs overhanging a long beach and its pebbles. Nothing special. Yet these pebbles are the outcome of a long and fascinating process involving all natural elements. Issued from the cliffs, they take on their gentle shapes only after a long process of erosion. On this...
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THE POACHING OF AFRICAN WILDLIFE

Story of a mass murder

52 mn
The story of Man and the African fauna dates back to the circus games in Rome and the sacrifice of an incredible number of animals. Later on, animals will become prey to white colons trophy hunters and then victims of the African themselves when the demographic explosion will lead to the...
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THE SECRET OF THE STONES

On the trail of History

8x52’HD
THE SECRET OF THE STONES unveils the greatest archeological landmarks of the Mediterranean and the Middle East and the history that presided over their construction, their development and ultimate decline. Through findings shared by prestigious archeologists and with the help of CGI, we...
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THE TREASURES OF VATICAN

2x52’HD
A rare and never-before-seen look inside the Vatican while it lives through a decisive moment in its history. From the first moment the Supreme Pontiff took office, our crew has been able to capture life in this famously secretive environment. During the course of several months, our...
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THE TRUE STORY OF PAPILLON

The most incredible ever escape from hell story

52 mnHD
“Papillon”, starring Steve Mc Queen and Dustin Hoffman, was a major box office success when it came out in 1973 and is still viewed today as the best ever “escape from hell” scenario. It was actually based on a true story of 2 hoodlums locked away in a gruesome...
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THE VIETNAM WAR

A descent into hell

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The Vietnam War cost the lives of 58.000 Americans and 3.000.000 Vietnamese. It was a defining event for an entire generation and the most divisive thing that has happened to America in modern times. For over 30 years Americans, as well as the rest of the World, have asked why: why did...
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THE VIOLONS OF HOPE

The violons of Holocaust victims return to life

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In this no ordinary concert, the great violinists Shlomo Mintz and Cihat Askin appear with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, playing instruments that belonged to Holocaust victims. Often severely damaged, the violins were found in liberated death camps and deserted ghettos after the...
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THEIR FROZEN DREAMS

A Polar tragedy

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In 1897, the Swedish Northpole expedition of S.A. Andrée, Nils Strindberg and Frænkel ended in tragedy. The explorers wanted to reach the pole in a balloon but after 65 hours of flight it was covered with ice and forced to land. Despite their desperate struggle, the three men...
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TIAN ANMEN: THE FORBIDDEN MEMORY

Mao's grinder

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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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TRAILBLAZERS IN HABITS

The Sisters who stood up for Human Rights

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In America, the Maryknoll Sisters are truly iconic. Far from the clichés of Catholic nuns removed from the turmoil of the world, they have been witnesses and sometimes active players in some of the major historical events of the last Century such as the Chinese revolution, the...
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UMBRIA

The boat that became a reef

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On June 10, 1940, the Umbria, a huge Italian battleship, went down in the Red Sea near Port Sudan. With the vessel 10,000 tons of ammunition, 300,000 bombs and air mines, military trucks, motorcycles and 50,000 Austrian silver coins sank to the bottom of the sea. In 1949, underwater...
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VERSAILLES, KINGS, QUEENS AND PRESIDENTS

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Versailles is synonymous with politics and power. Dinner at Versailles with a head of State is still one of the greatest honours the Republic can bestow on a guest. Kennedys, Reagan, Khrushchev, Queen Elizabeth, Shah of Iran, Colonel Khadafi… they were all invited to sit at the...
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WASPS AND WITCHES

The story of women pilots in wartime

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During WWII, allied women pilots (called ATA and WASPS) flew planes from the factories to the front lines. They equalled the skills of their male counterparts but as soon as the planes had taken up their battle stations, male pilots always took over. Meanwhile, in Russia, “Night...
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WOMEN ADVENTURERS

No fear

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WOMEN ADVENTURERS features five stories of truly remarkable women. Explorers, pilots or thrill seekers, each set off on an odyssey to a remote and often unknown part of the world. Some found adventure by reaching their goals, be it an unknown tribe or a Forbidden City. Others had...
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