New Programs

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 stories, both extravagant and painful, about Yab Yum's glory days and how it all went tragically wrong.

THE MAN WHO DEFIED AMERICA [52’]

The 30 years showdown between General de Gaulle and the USA

The hostility of the United States towards General de Gaulle is not a secret anymore. Successive American administrations tried everything to subdue him without ever succeeding, using media manipulations or clandestine financing of his opponents to name a few strategies.

The showdown between the General and the USA would last 30 years.

This film explains the reasons behind this antagonism thanks to declassified archives and new testimonies. For the first time, it is now possible to recount this secret war that pitted de Gaulle against America from 1940 to 1969.

THE SILENT PANDEMIC [52’]

The resistance to antibiotics

The world is on the cusp of a major threat: bacteria are developing resistance to existing antibiotics faster than new ones are coming onto the market. An ever-widening gap is opening up.

For the first time in recent history, we must come to terms with the fact that not all bacterial infections are treatable - with implications in all areas of medicine, from surgery to oncology.

The WHO has been using term "silent pandemic" because resistance to antibiotics is creeping, unnoticed in society but with the potential to upend our health system.

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 in the world. Every day, more than a billion human beings take them.

Since its creation in 1853, it has followed the industrial evolution and accompanied new 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.

COVID CENTURY [90’]

Preparing for the next pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every country in the world 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.

THE SOLAR SYSTEM [52’]

A journey through space and time

This film is a journey through space and time to understand our origins.

It starts from the creation of our solar system, 4.8 billion years ago, takes us through the changes and the evolutions that it underwent until today, and looks at its future.

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.

FLYING: THE CHANNEL CROSSING [52’]

A daredevil's challenge

110 years after the first air crossing over the English Channel, Franky Zapata took up the same challenge with his invention, the FlyBoard Air, a hoverboard powered by gas turbines.

We follow him and his team as they prepare for this physical and technological endeavor.

THE BLOODY DECADE [8x45’]

Horror films of the 80s

Tracking major theatrical releases, obscure titles, and straight-to-video gems, this series explores the horror movies of the '80s. From "Shining" to the "Nightmare on Elm Street" saga and from "The Gremlins" to "The Thing", the era was truly golden for the genre.

Topics include groundbreaking effects; the home-video revolution; poster art and project marketing; sound design and musical scores; the 3-D resurgence; heroes and villains; sex and nudity and much more.

Filled with countless clips and entertaining moments, this is a nostalgia trip through a game-changing decade that made a generation of horror fans believe in the impossible.

DESTINIES [4x52’]

The memorable characters of History

Some lives are synonymous with times gone by and to recount them is to bring these worlds back to life.

This series retraces the destinies of the greatest figures in history and takes us back to the eras they left their mark on.

WINONA RYDER, FIGHTING DEMONS [52’]

Hollywood's anti-hero

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.

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.