New Programs

LIVING ON WILD PLANTS [52’]

Their gustatory and nourishing qualities

Edible wild plants have fed generations of humans over the centuries before falling into oblivion. For a long time, we have come across them at the bend of a path without questioning their usefulness.

Today, we look at these plants in a completely different light because they offer a wonderful opportunity to rethink our diet and our relationship with nature.

Pioneers following in the footsteps of our hunter-gatherer ancestors present the gustatory and nourishing qualities of wild plants.

FLAVORS [108x52’]

Outstanding destinations. Unforgettable memories.

Discover the richness, magic and beauty of some of the world’s most sought after destinations: their natural wonders and outstanding monuments, their handicrafts and breathtaking landscapes.

FLAVORS is a memorable journey into the traditions and history of countries everyone is dreaming of visiting.

ANIMAL DESTINIES [5x52’]

Survival strategies

In the African savannah, life is a succession of challenges that must be overcome if one wants to see the next day. Growing up, finding food, moving around, breeding, all these vital needs require coming up with survival strategies that can be perilous.

Through the fate of various animals, the whole theatre of life is revealed with its constant struggles punctuated by brief moments of respite.

BECOMING CHANEL [52’]

The story of a myth

Chanel's first outlet, established in 1910, was a hat shop. Indeed, Coco Chanel was forbidden to sell clothes there because a seamstress had her business at that same address.

Today, Chanel is one of the world's most famous luxury brands. Emblematic of high-end French fashion, its international appeal has not wavered for more than a century.

How did this woman, born at the end of the 19th century into a destitute family, become this mythical figure?

THE IMMORTALS [52’]

Living beings with superpowers

Living beings have a very variable lifespan; it can be centuries, years or just a few days but all eventually face extinction. Yet there are animals that defy both death and time. They are called tardigrade, lobster, naked rat-taupe and possess real superpowers that enable them to fight disease and aging.

In trying to unravel their mystery a question arises: do they have the secret of eternal life?

MAMMA GIRAFFE [52’]

A Singular Mother

The film tells the life of a young female giraffe from the birth of her first baby to the delivery, 20 months later, of a second one.

It is an opportunity to discover the everyday life of a giraffe in all its aspects between the two births: the moves, feeding, schedule, social organization, reproduction, vulnerability to predators, connection to the offspring, coexistence with other species, connection to the environment.

THE INSIDER [12x52’]

Embedded into elite units

The 13th RDP of the French Special Forces. The SWAT from Miami. The Star & Rescue from Singapore. Each of these structures has its own training and intervention techniques.

In this series, a martial arts expert and renowned stuntman infiltrates these prestige elite units to offer a unique perspective on the world best and most secret special forces.

BECOMING DE GAULLE [52’]

A visionary from an early age

General Charles de Gaulle is a multi-faceted man. There is the savior, a leading figure in French history during WWII. There is the intimate man, the one who cuddled his trisomic daughter, loved the simplicity of family life and always in need of Yvonne, the woman of his life.

And then there is the lesser known side of the man, a visionary even from an early age.

This film tells the story of young Charles becoming General de Gaulle, the many challenges he imposed on himself. The story begins on November 22, 1890, and ends on June 18, 1940, in London.

POLYNESIA, HEAVEN ON EARTH [52’]

Exquisite little islands scattered over the Pacific Ocean

Polynesia, a word that resounds like a beguiling and mysterious invitation.

Since the first explorers, these small islands scattered over the Pacific Ocean have fascinated thanks to their beauty and have been likened to paradise on earth. But behind the clichés found on advertising leaflets lie a world, a people, stories, a culture, characters, whiffs and flavors that belong to a more authentic lifestyle.

This film is an exceptional journey through the Society Islands and the Tuamotu archipelago.

FLAVORS OF NEW ZEALAND, THE SOUTHERN ISLAND [52’]

An episode from the series
FLAVORS

Located at the edge of the world, New Zealand is probably the last land to have been colonized by men.

The South Island, known to the Maoris for nearly 1,000 years as Te Waipounamu, "The Land of Water with Green Stones", is home to deposits of jade, a gem that has shaped the Maori culture.

Wilder than its northern sister, the island is home to the most beautiful landscapes of New Zealand with a large mountain range, the Mount Cook, ice fields and majestic fjords.

BORNEO DEATH BLOW [52’]

A blowpipe-hunter tribe uncertain future

The Borneo island is home to the Penan, a blowpipe-hunter tribe. They use deadly poison darts to catch their preys and are experts at building rainproof shelters in under an hour. Their survival skills, nomadic culture and traditional knowledge enable them to be the last tribe remaining in one of the oldest and most diverse rainforests on Earth.

However, with around 90% of the forest cut down, the Penan are facing a dire future.

LEGENDS OF EUROPE [12x52’]

Mystical and fantasy tales

This series take a new, almost magical, look at European heritage driven by a newfound interest for the fantastic dimension of its age-old legends. Whether frightening or surprising, these stories, inspired by natural splendours, are, at once, mystical and obscure enigmas to decipher.

Pirates, satanic beasts, enchanted forests, petrified shepherds, bewitched lakes, amphibian monsters or captive princesses are the heroes of this saga which, from North to South and from East to West, takes a new look at Europe.