An episode from the series
MASTERS OF SAVOURS
Bread appeared around 8,000 B.C. in the Middle East, at the beginnings of agriculture, and is now a staple food in many countries.
In this film, we meet passionate people who have made bread their profession. Whether in France, Greece, or Italy, bread is more than simple sustenance as it is a symbol coated with traditions and a source of social bonds.
The bread has many forms. Its variations are infinite and say a lot about the history and culture of a people.
LOVE AND SEX IN ISRAEL 52’
A torn youth
The Promised Land is a recent state where religion and institutions are intertwined while mores and modernity clash.
In a country swept by conflicts since its creation, where carelessness and patriotism coexist, the youth torn between thousand-year-old traditions and Western influences must find its own way.
EXTREME ELEVATORS, SKY IS THE LIMIT 48’
A sophisticated and high-performance equipment
The elevator is an invisible means of transportation and yet the most used worldwide. Every day, more than a billion human beings take them.
Since its creation in 1853, it has followed the industrial evolution and accompanied innovative technologies. Today, it is a sophisticated, high-performance piece of equipment.
When we enter an elevator, we are far from imagining all the innovations it has benefited from over the past decades.
ON THE FLY [6x30’]
Extreme fishing in the Malaysian jungle
Paul is on a fishing adventure through Malaysia, one of the world's finest and most challenging unexplored freshwater fly-fishing spots.
The series is a mix of nail-biting, adrenalin-fueled fishing sequences and quiet moments to soak in the natural beauty of the wild.
Each episode features an exotic fish and takes us into the intimate world of a man who has chosen to live off the grid.
YAB YUM 52’
The rise and fall of the world's most legendary brothel
Yab Yum, Amsterdam's most legendary brothel, was forced to close its doors more than 10 years ago after the exclusive and vibrant club turned into a dodgy criminal hub.
Director Anna Maria van't Hek found those who once worked there; they share with her their turbulent past. They tell their extravagant and painful stories about Yab Yum's glory days and how it all went tragically wrong.
DEAR PLASTIC 52’
Our ambiguous relationship with this indispensable material
Since the 1950s, plastic has revolutionized our lifestyles. It is now part of our daily life for good and bad, like the pollution of the oceans and its impact on our health.
Shot as an intimate love-hate letter to plastic, this film questions our ambiguous relationship with this material and comes to the fundamental question: are we ready to do without it?
WINONA RYDER, FIGHTING DEMONS 52’
Sensitive. Fragile. Crazy. Although Winona Ryder resists labels, the image of the outsider follows her all the way to the red carpet.
At 17, she was already one of Hollywood's greats, but after being convicted of shoplifting, the young talent went quiet.
Now in her mid-40s, she is suddenly back, the anti-hero of Hollywood.
COVID CENTURY 90’
Preparing for the next pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every country and will continue to shape global politics and our daily lives for the foreseeable future.
Scientists even speculate that this could be the first in a series of new viral pandemics for which humanity must prepare.
This film looks at how to strengthen international coordination to better cope with the next such scourge.
FLAVORS OF THAILAND, THE PARADISE ISLANDS 52’
An episode from the series
If paradise exists somewhere on our planet, it may well be in southwest Thailand with dream islands, white sandy beaches that glisten in the sun, and crystal-clear waters.
The Andaman Gulf is home to magnificent archipelagos, stunningly beautiful landscapes, and unspoiled nature in the heart of a welcoming tropical region.
THE TOMB OF THE USSR 52’
A war that changed the face of the World
Forty years ago, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan triggered 10 years of a dirty conflict that changed the face of the world.
Through exclusive archives of the Afghan guerilla and the testimony of the local Soviet former commander in chief, this film unveils the full story of a war that marked the beginning of the fall of the USSR.
IN THE LAND OF THE BLACK BEE 52’
The turbulent life of a swarm
On the gentle slopes of a mountain, between the green ferns, sits a hive inhabited by hundreds of little black bees.
Through the four seasons, this film follows the life of a swarm from the inside. We witness awakening in the spring, the rearing of new queens, the nuptial flight of the virgin queens and the subsequent ban of bumblebees, the massacre of the males, the pollination, and then, little by little, with the coming of winter, the return to the great sleep.
It is an epic story set in a tiny wooden box.
ICELAND, A SANCTUARY FOR PUFFINS 52’
A particularly endearing sea bird
Every year, after six months spent at sea, the Atlantic puffin returns to the slopes of the Vestmann Islands off the Icelandic coast.
Its exotic appearance and demeanor, sometimes affectionate, other times rowdy but often considered "comical" because of its clumsy gait, make this sea bird particularly endearing.
A national emblem and a tourist attraction, its fate is nevertheless a matter of concern to Icelanders as, for a decade now, pairs have stopped breeding. Faced with this situation, a handful of enthusiasts are mobilizing to save the puffin which represents the identity of an island.