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 CHIANG MAI

26 mnHD
Today Mr. Gluzicki sets out to discover Chiang Mai in Thailand. Upon leaving the airport, he is welcomed with a splash! It is Songkran, the celebration of the Buddhist New Year, where the city's streets are transformed into a battlefield for a giant water fight. Everyone is invited...
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A CRAZY DAY IN MUNICH

26 mnHD
Today, the city celebrates Oktoberfest, the famous beer festival. Mr. Gluzicki, a seasoned traveler, is quick to adapt to his surroundings, enjoying all the local delicacies - the food: chicken, sausages, cheeses, pretzels…and the beer. Gluzicki makes like a local, dressing up in...
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A CRAZY DAY IN...

A vivid and eventful visit

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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 HOUSE OF ITS TIME

Asia heritage residences

8x24’HD
This 8-part architecture series highlights the magnificent residential heritage houses of Asia like the black-and-white houses of colonial Singapore, the joglos in Indonesia, the plantation bungalows in Malaysia or the country manors in Sri Lanka. Architects, historians and...
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A WINTER WITH THE MOUNTAIN NOMADS

Another face of Afghanistan

45 mnHD
There is a valley in Afghanistan that has never seen war, a strip of land that unfolds amid high mountains. Here, the last remaining Kyrgyz nomads live isolated,4,000 meters altitude. For 2 winter months, a Western woman stayed in their camps. She arrives there with great expectations but...
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ANGOLA, THE FORGOTTEN TRIBES

An ethnological marvel

52 mnHD
Cut off from the rest of the world and the country’s recent economic takeoff, southern Angola’s tribes have kept alive customs and lifestyles from another age. Very few people have been able to approach the Mucawana and the Mucubal, these forgotten ethnic groups who were last...
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AQUARIUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN

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When it comes to aquariums, Japan holds 2 world records. In Nagasaki, you can observe no less than 9 species of penguins while in Yamagata 50 species of Jellyfish are there to dazzle you. This episode take us behind the scenes of these unique marine exhibits.
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ARCHEOLOGEEKS IN BAGAN

Bringing an universal heritage back to life

45 mnHD
Some buildings, sites and structures are historical wonders. Their very names are legendary and their stories epic and surprising. Yet, these treasures are threatened by wars, financial pressure, property developers and climate hazards. Today, a new breed of archeologists is using modern...
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ARMENIA: THE LAND OF NOAH

Hidden treasures of Eastern Europe

52 mnHD
Infinite horizons. Miracles of nature. Historical cathedrals. Mythological temples. Sacred mountains. Prehistoric mysteries. Art, faith and devotion. Thousand-year-old traditions. These are just few descriptions of Armenia. This country is located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea...
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ARTISANS REBOOT

A novice takes on an artisanal trade

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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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ASIAN WATER TALES

A resource for many human activities

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From the somptuous Mekong to the vast Indian Ocean, water is at the center of an infinity of human activities in Asia, be it fishing, transportation or agriculture. Man has used its ingenuity to make the most of it to the point of sometimes endangering this precious natural resource....
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BACK TO SEA

The return of shamanic rituals

52 mn4K
These past years, the Moken - once knowned as the sea gypsies of Burma – seemed lost in the big turmoil of globalization. They had largely settled, gradually losing their traditions and idendity. Then, and somewhat mysteriously, shamanic rituals resumed after years of interruption...
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BALI, MYTHICAL ISLAND OF ASIA

Beyond the beaches

52 mnHD
At the end of February, Bali dresses itself in its fanciest attire and resurrect its most ancient traditions to duly celebrate the New Year. This is the best time to visit the island and immerse oneself in the very heart of an authentic and less publicized Bali. Shot during the Balinese...
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BANGKOK BITES

Death lurks underground

52 mnHD
Bangkok is a world metropolis. On the surface, the inhabitants of this tropical Manhattan teem furiously under the sun, but, unlike other big cities, below ground, in dark corners and the damp of the canals, death lurks. Millions of snakes and other venomous creatures lie in wait for...
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BANGKOK, CITY OF ANGELS

From modernity to authenticity

52 mnHD
Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is a very modern city that has become a vital crossroads in Southeast Asia. It has inherited a rich cultural past which integrated many influences from the region and while overseeing a quasi-futuristic development it has successfully managed to hold down...
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BAVARIA BETWEEN PEAKS AND LAKES

A historic European crossroad

52 mn4K
Bavaria is a historic European crossroad as well as the largest state in Germany. In the course of time, nature has kept a prominent place in Bavarian life which identity and traditions have seen a revival lately. From the peaks of the Alps to legendary lakes, this film takes us through...
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BEYOND THE CLOUDS

Facing Nature wrath

2x45’HD
The terrible double earthquake that shook Nepal in the spring of 2015 was devastating with 9,000 dead and 23,000 injured. Rescue workers flocked to Katmandu but couldn’t reach the high valleys. One area at the foot of Mount Manaslu was completely cut off. This films shows how people...
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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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BORNEO DEATH BLOW

A blowpipe-hunter tribe uncertain future

52 mnHD
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...
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BOTSWANA, THE JEWEL OF AFRICA

The land of the Bushmen

52 mn4K
Nestled in the heart of austral Africa, Botswana is mostly known for its wildlife and the Okavango delta. But it harbors many others natural wonders: millenary baobabs growing in the middle of dried salt lakes, deserts, mysterious rivers running along tectonic plates, somptuous crags...
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BRAZIL'S CONQUEST

10x26’HD
The horse is the common vector to the conquest of Brazil: he allowed the men to venture always further in search of wealth. As centuries went by, horses adapted to the various regions they settled in, resulting today in 10 different breeds. This constitutes the backbone of this series,...
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BRAZILIAN THIRST

Amongst thorny trees, the land of the Brazilian Robin Hood

52 mnHD
Brazil is known as the most water rich country in the world. Nevertheless, the Nordeste suffers chronic droughts. The Sertao, more particularly, is an unforgiving region covered with caatinga, a thorny vegetation in which one can raise only a few animals. It was here that Lampiao, the...
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BRITTANY, A COSTAL BEAUTY

Wild and mysterious

52 mn4K
Wild and mysterious, Brittany is a seductive region. Its sheltered ports, tiny islands, wind-swept terrain and famous standing stones exert an undeniable power of fascination. These diverse landscapes evoke sometimes the warmth of the tropics and other times the harshness of the ocean....
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BUENOS AIRES, LATIN AMERICA EMPRESS

European elegance tinged with South American passion

52 mn4K
Buenos Aires evokes tango, football and exceptional meat but there more to it than these attractions. Indeed, the beauty and diversity of its architecture reflect the various influences that made Argentina. From one neighborhood to the next, Buenos Aires offers a wealth of experiences...
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BUKAS & JOINTS

65x26’HD
BUKAS & JOINTS is Africa’s no.1 food and travel TV show that takes viewers on a journey across the continent many countries, exploring and showcasing the rich taste and delight of African cuisine and culture. BUKAS & JOINTS goes beyond the food and interacts with the vibrant...
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BURGUNDY, HEART OF FRANCE

For the lovers of beauty and taste

52 mn4K
Beyond the cliché of Burgundy confined to the wine route, this film unveils a vast countryside set in the middle of France, rich in history, medieval villages, ducal vineyards and castles. Along the Yonne river, one can admire the hills of the Auxerrois, the Morvan mountain range,...
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BURMA, THE GREAT IRRAWADDY PLAIN

A bewildering mix of civilizations

52 mnHD
In Southeast Asia, Burma is celebrated for its legendary beauty. The country is literally divided from North to South by the Irrawaddy River and the plain that borders it abounds with gorgeous landscapes and harbors archeological treasures. When exploring the Irrawaddy great plain one...
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CAMEL SHEPHERDS

Living into the heart of the Sahara

52 mnHD
In southern Morocco, Western Sahara is a desert region where Sahrawis live. Several families still practice camel farming there, which allows them to produce milk and meat. Imam, Hadrami and Moulay belong to the Oulad Sbaa tribe, founded in the 16th century, whose members were Bedouins....
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CAPE TOWN, THE QUEEN BEAUTY OF AFRICA

The Mother City of South Africa

52 mn4K
Nestled in a stunning bay overlooked by the world famous Table Mountain, Cape Town is known as the Mother City in South Africa. This metropolis of 4 million people has been blessed with tremendous development after the end of apartheid and stands now as the most remarkable city in Africa....
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CAPRI AND THE ROMANTIC ISLANDS

Fairy tales castles and pristine beaches

52 mnHD
The Bay of Naples nestles wonderful islands, the best known being the mythical Capri. With its amazing natural wonders, balmy atmosphere and breathtaking landscapes, it is the essence of the romantic island. The bay also shelters the islands of Ischia and Procida, less visited but equally...
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CHHAU NACH, ON THE ROAD TO JHARKHAND

The modernizing of a tradition art

52 mnHD
An Italian choregraph travels to the Indian tribal areas of West Bengal and Jharkhand, home of an exhausting tribal male dance using enormous masks. Like India, this spectacular art form is in mutation, opening to foreigners and female performers. CHHAU NACH is a colorful journey and a...
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CHINA EXPRESS

6x52’4K
Through a series of unique trips that enable the viewer to discover the astounding beauty of the Middle Empire, China Express offers an opportunity to celebrate and bring into a new light China’s desire for openness which started in 1978. The duo of presenters, the Chinese Xu Li and...
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COBRA GYPSIES

The Roma ancestors

52 mnHD
COBRA GYPSIES offers a colorful window into the startling ancient culture of the nomadic Kalbeliya tribes living in rural Rajasthan, Northern India. A decade ago, their folk songs and dances were declared a part of the Intangible Heritage List by the Unesco. This film explores their...
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CORSICA, ISLAND OF BEAUTY

An authentic and preserved territory

52 mn4K
The 4th biggest island of the Mediterranean, Corsica is rich in history and traditions and deeply cherishes its insular liifestyle. With a breathtaking coastline, sharp mountains, deep Mediterranean bush, preserved cities and villages not to forget a rich gastronomy, Corsica is a true gem...
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COSTA RICA, HARMONY OF THE SENSES

A true Eden with an effervescent biodiversity

52 mn4K
Nicknamed « the Switzerland of Central America », Costa Rica has far more to offer the visitor than peace and prosperity. This thin strip of land wedged between two oceans has an effervescent biodiversity. It is a true Eden ready to overwhelm all your senses. To protect this...
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CROSSROADS

Unusual public transports

8x24’HD
Asia is home to some of the most unique means of transportation. Some are relics of a bygone era while others are products of inventiveness in the face of desperation. All of these weird and wonderful machines are icons of a community, embodying a culture’s identity. CROSSROADS is...
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CRYING OUT LOUD

Tears for sale

4x26’HD
The role of professional mourners is dwindling as funeral rites get more sober. CRYING OUT LOUD, a four-part documentary series filmed in India, Vietnam, China and Singapore, profiles people who cry for a living.
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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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DIVING WITH CROCODILES

Close encounters on the wild side

52 mnHD
Bernie is a television reporter. He has covered wars, infiltrated jails, shared the daily life of communities totally remote from society and rubbed shoulder with men and women studying the deadliest predators. Adrenaline is his fuel yet he never felt so vulnerable than when facing a Nile...
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DREAM BEACHES OF THE ANDAMAN SEA

Heavenly islands

52 mnHD
Southwest Thailand is full of dreamlike islands. Unfortunately, many of them, like Phuket, have fallen prey to mass tourism and consequently lost some of their luster. However, in the Gulf of the Andaman Sea, one could glimpse small pieces of paradise that have escaped the building...
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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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EDOUARD LOUBET AND THE FLAVOURS OF PROVENCE

When less is more

52 mn4K
Edouard Loubet is a celebrated French cook awarded 2 stars by the Michelin Guide and Chef of the Year in 2011. His cuisine is as close you can get from nature and his search for exceptional ingredients leads to a savoury cocktail of flavors. Both an innovator and guardian of traditions,...
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FLAVORS

Outstanding destinations. Unforgettable memories.

88x52’4K
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...
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FLAVORS : THE HALF HOUR COLLECTION

Outstanding destinations. Unforgettable memories.

60x26’HD
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...
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FLAVORS OF AFRICA

The wonders of a continent

14x52’4K
Discover the richness, magic and beauty of some of Africa's most sought after destinations: their natural wonders and outstanding landmarks, their handicrafts and breathtaking landscapes. FLAVORS is a memorable journey into the traditions and history of countries everyone is dreaming...
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FLORENCE, A GIFTED CITY

The symbol of Italian Renaissance

52 mnHD
Florence is the symbol of the Italian Renaissance and one of the most exquisite cities in the world. This jewel of Tuscany owes its unequalled beauty to the colossal fortunes of merchant dynasties, like the Medicis, who hired the services of the greatest artists and geniuses of their time...
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FOR ART’S SAKE

Mixing the old with the new

7x45’HD
From the jungles of Borneo and Papua, the cultural bylanes of Indonesia and Thailand, from the age-old Geisha tradition in Japan to bold experiments in Singapore, outstanding people are breaking new grounds and pushing the limits, just FOR ART’S SAKE.
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FRENCH MASTERS OF WINE

The miracle combination of nature and man's know-how

52 mn4K
Wine is more than just the simple fermentation process of grape juice. It is the result of a miracle marriage between a gift of nature and human expertise. Nowadays, wine is part of the cultural and gastronomic heritage of France and vineyards are shaping the landscapes of well-known...
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FRENCH PYRENEES, THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS

The quaint charm of an old trendy destination

52 mn4K
Stretching from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Pyrenees is a mountain range that delineates the natural border between France and Spain. Several languages are spoken along that chain, from Basque to Occitan and Catalan and the numerous towns reflect this cultural diversity. In the...
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FROM ABYSSINIA TO ETHIOPIA

A country of outstanding historical and natural wealth

52 mn4K
Ethiopia has been the theater of many conflicts and calamities which have left a lasting stigma and explain why it has been barely visited. Yet this great country has a wealth of historical and natural treasures to offer the curious minded. FROM ABYSSINIA TO ETHIOPIA is your ticket to the...
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FROM AFRICA WITH LOVE

8x52’4K
What image do we have of West Africa major cities? What do the names Dakar, Yaoundé, Cotonou, Bamako or Abidjan bring to mind? FROM AFRICA WITH LOVE offers an immersion in these big cities that just want to be seen in a different light by focusing on their assets. Combining...
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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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GREENLAND: WHERE ICEBERGS ARE BORN

The white adventure of a father and his 2 sons

52 mnHD
Somewhere in the Great North there is a secret place where icebergs are born. This is where the icecap frees them and let them drift as ephemeral giants of the oceans. Pierre and his two sons, aged 11 and 15, have decided to reach this magical location. This 400 kms journey will see them...
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HANIEF, LORD OF KASHMIR

Job hopping in the Himalayas

52 mnHD
Mohamad Hanief shares his life between the valley of Kashmir, where his family resides, and Gulmarg, a mountain resort perched at an altitude of 3000 meters on the slopes of the Himalayas. Despite being located in one of the most militarized area in the world, Gulmarg is very popular year...
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HAWAII THE MAGIC OF THE PACIFIC

Between the surf and the volcanoes

52 mn4K
The Hawaian archipelago brings together all the ingredients that have built the myth of heavenly islands lost in the middle of the Pacific ocean. This film takes you beyond the cliches in search of authentic and preserved places in Maui, Kauai or Big island, where traditions and legends...
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HEDONISTIC HAVANA

The country of revolution and music

52 mnHD
Havana, capital of Cuba, is an exceptional town. From the Conquistadors to the Revolutionaries, it has been at the crossroads of American and African cultures. Its history also follows the steps of the great movie stars of Hollywood Golden Years or the ghosts of Al Capone, Meyer Lansky or...
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HIMALAYAS, THE LOST VALLEYS OF PALDAR

The majesty of the mountains

52 mnHD
In the heart of the Himalayas, there are still some forgotten valleys such as those of Paldar. Hard to reach, they were known for their sapphire mines, but the 1990’s Kashmir conflict plunged into oblivion this singular region nicknamed "the Himalayan Switzerland" because...
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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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HOMES OF BRAZIL

Welcome into my world

10x26’HD
In Brazil, every city has its own atmosphere, style and charm. You can visit all the landmarks you want but how often are you allowed to enter private homes? Who wouldn’t want to push open some of these closed doors to peek inside and discover firsthand what’s behind the...
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IGUAZU FALLS: BEHIND THE SCENES

Balancing nature and onlookers

52 mnHD
Bordering 3 countries, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, the Iguazu Falls are considered the most breathtaking in the world and the Iguazu National Park has been designated one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. But with nearly 1 million yearly visitors, it faces quite an ecological...
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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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IRAN, THE LAST GREAT NOMADS

An exhausting and spectacular transhumance

52 mn4K
In central Iran, the mountains of Zagros are the domain of the Bakhtiaris, one of the last great nomads. They are proud shepherds who still practice a long, exhausting and spectacular transhumance. They remain attached to centuries of traditions as well as a way of life dating back from...
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IRAN, TREASURES OF PERSIA

A millenary culture

52 mn4K
Modern history has kept Iran and its rich and unique heritage to itself, but the country is finally opening up to the world. Tehran with its 18 million inhabitants is a modern city which happens to be close to many popular winter sports resorts. Going North, the Caspian region is the...
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IREZUMI, THE JAPANESE ART OF TATTOO

The body as a canvas

52 mnHD
Because of its association with the obscure world of the yakusas – the Japanese mafias – the traditional art of tatoo, known as Irezumi, is a contreversial component of Japan’s cultural heritage. It is nevertheless a source of fascination and a striking illustration of...
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ISAAN, SECRET THAILAND

A mysterious and unknown region

52 mn4K
Isaan is the most mysterious, unknown region of Thailand and yet the largest. Rich of its singular past, this agricultural region is bordered by the Mekong River which separates it from Laos, with which it shares a history, a culture and a language. Away from the touristy beaches and the...
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ISLAND OF THE KING BUFFALO

A 52’ Documentary in HD

52 mnHD
Marajo is the world’s biggest river island, nestled at the mouth of the Amazon. This is a place out of time where being laidback is a way of life. People brace themselves for a hypothetic touristic boom while raising a singular animal which ended there 200 years ago : the buffalo....
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ISLAND OF THE SUNKEN CITY

A different Japan

52 mn4K
Yonaguni is one of the smallest inhabited islands and the most western point of Japan’s archipelago, much closer to Taiwan than Tokyo. Its remoteness gives the place a singular dimension embodied in a dramatic past as well as in traditions which have all but vanished in the major...
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IVORY COAST THE AFRICAN MELTING POT

A patchwork of ethnic groups and traditions

52 mn4K
Ivory Coast is one of the most important states in West Africa, sharing borders with 5 countries including Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso. From its astonishing maritime front made of lagoons to the more arid regions of the north, its ideal situation as a crossroads has blended its...
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JAPAN BACK TO THE ROOTS

The Golden Week pilgrimage

52 mnHD
In Japan, April means spring, cherry trees blossoming and the “Golden Week”, when people take that rare vacation and use that free time to go back to their roots. The Japanese are fascinated with their history and many of them chose to delve into a past dominated by Samurais...
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JAPAN BY GERARD DEPARDIEU

A globetrotting movie star

5x26’HD
French actor Gérard Depardieu is an experienced globetrotter and a lover of Japan. He once owned a Japanese grocery store in Paris. In this series, he offers a new way to look at the land of the Rising Sun in a new way. He takes us to 5 different regions of Japan to discover their...
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JAPAN SECRET ISLANDS

Time travelling in the middle of the Pacific

52 mnHD
Japan is composed of four main islands that are a showcase of the future. It is also surrounded by thousands of islets lost in the middle of the sea and frozen in time. The discovery of four of them makes for an exhilarating journey full of natural beauties and spiritual experiences. Be...
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JAVA, THE HEART OF INDONESIA

The world's most populous island

52 mn4K
With 140 million inhabitants, Java is the most populated island in the world. Life there is hanging on the cycle of its 40 volcanoes, but the people there are nonetheless full of joy and always welcoming. Symbol of the Indonesian diversity, more than a dozen of dialects are spoken on Java...
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JOURNEY ALONG THE LOIRE RIVER

Drifting on the river of the Kings

2x52’HD
The last untamed great river of Western Europe, the Loire is the symbolic partition between northern and southern France. Drifting from where it originates all the way to where it ends in the Atlantic Ocean is an exhilarating journey through many unexpected landscapes, rich natural...
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KIDS OF THE WORLD

6x26’
«You’ll be pleasantly surprised to see to what point your life is different from theirs. And, seen from another point of view, it’s amazing how all the children in the world are alike; as if they were all brothers and sisters. so why don’t we go and meet them in...
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KUMBH MELA

The biggest and most colorful pilgrimage on earth

52 mnHD
For Hindus, the once every 12 years Kumbh Mela is the ultimate pilgrimage. It is during this event that the Amrita, the precious nectar of immortality, resurfaces from one of India’s sacred rivers. During Kumbh Mela, the city of Allahabâd and its 1.5 million residents inflates...
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KYUSHU, ANCESTRAL JAPAN

The "masters" island

52 mn4K
Traveling in contemporary Japan means facing a permanent split experience between modernity and tradition. Kyushu, the westernmost of Japan main islands, is a volcanic land where all the inhabitants - artisans, fishermen, farmers or artists - associate a spiritual quest to their daily...
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LANDS OF THE EARTH

Exploring with wide open eyes

14x90’ | 10x52’4K
Today, exploring the world doesn’t have the same meaning as in the past. Indeed, very few corners of the planet remain unknown, although it would be wise for them to stay so. With infinite passion and curiosity, the directors of these films brought back from their travels the...
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LANDS OF THE EARTH : THE 52' COLLECTION

Exploring with wide open eyes

10x52’4K
Today, exploring the world doesn’t have the same meaning as in the past. Indeed, very few corners of the planet remain unknown, although it would be wise for them to stay so. With infinite passion and curiosity, the directors of these films brought back from their travels the...
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LAOS

The Land of a Million Elephants

52 mnHD
Nestled between Thailand, Viet Nam and China, Laos was for a very long time a country shrouded in mystery, cut off from the outside world. Today, it is a dream-like destination thanks to a population made up of 130 ethnic groups living harmoniously as well as stunning nature and...
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LAOS, ALONG THE MEKONG

An outstanding destination in High Definition

52 mnHD
In the shadows of its giant neighbours, Vietnam and Thailand, Laos is one of the best kept secrets of Southeast Asia. Low key but full of treasures, "the Land of a Million Elephants" offers a multitude of exhilarating experiences from the old-fashioned charm of its capital,...
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LEGEND OF FRUITS

The wonders of nature's diversity

6x35’HD
LEGEND OF FRUITS is an epic series unveiling the unique stories of more than 40 different kinds of fruits from all corners of the world. Shot across 15 countries and 50 cities, we explore the how and why of our relationship to fruits and our love for them. Thanks to cutting-edge...
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LEGENDS OF EUROPE

Mystical and obscure enigmas

12x52’HD
This series take a new, magical look at European heritage by answering to a newfound fascination for the fantastic aspect of its age-old legends. Whether frightening or surprising, these stories, inspired by natural splendours are, at once, mystical and obscure enigmas to decipher....
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LEGENDS OF FRANCE

12x52’HD
To take a new, magical look at our regional heritage by responding to a new fascination for the fantastic aspect of our age-old legends is the challenge of this documentary collection. Whether frightening or surprising, these stories, inspired by the natural splendours of the landscapes...
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LIGURIA: THE ITALIAN RIVIERA

An invitation to dream and get away

52 mn4K
Liguria, known worldwide as the Italian Riviera, extends over 300 kilometres along the Mediterranean. Genoa. Portofino. The Five Lands. These mythical names are an invitation to this northern region which has always been at the heart of the country history from the Romans to the dolce...
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LOUISIANA, THE CREOLE STATE OF AMERICA

Between the wild bayous and the majestic Mississipi

52 mn4K
Louisiane is a state with numerous facets: the first Native American tribes, the rich European planters, the African slaves, the deported French Acadians. Its landmarks, monuments and stories make for a thrilling journey between the wild bayous and the majestic Mississipi. Louisiana is...
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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

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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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MACAU FROM ABOVE

East meets west

52 mn4K
Discover in the most scenic way a unique place in Asia. Macau might be tiny but it has an incredibly rich cultural history which streches from old European colonial heritage to Chinese modernity. Showcasing quaint Portuguese architecture, glizting casinos and a futurist skyline, this...
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MADE IN KYOTO

25x26’HD
Kyoto's allure lies not only in its shrines and temples or the elegance of the city. For more than a millennium since the year 794, Kyoto flourished as the capital, leading the way in the arts, architecture and commerce. The essence of Japanese culture was born in Kyoto, and has been...
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MAGNIFICA ITALIA

The most beautiful country from above

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MAGNIFICA ITALIA is a blue chip “Italy from above” series with a majority of stunning aerial views shot in full HD completed with ground level footage of celebrity testimonies, portraits of local craftsmen, artists, cooks, etc... From Venice to Rome, Sicily and Tuscany, each...
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MAGNIFICENT FRENCH RIVIERA

The beauty behind the glamour

52 mn4K
From the beaches of Saint Tropez, the Cannes Film Festival or the Monte Carlo casino, the French Riviera exudes luxury, glamour and dolce vita. But this maritime part of Provence is also very authentic with surprising places teeming with creative people, craftsmen of extraordinary talent,...
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MAINE, THE LAWS OF NATURE

The State where the American dream began

52 mn4K
Maine is where the American dream began. With 5,600 kms of coastline, this is America’s first state to see the sun rise every morning. Maine embraces all that is authentic, unique and simple and takes pride in enjoying the wide-open spaces of the State deep woods while towns and...
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MARAMURES, A CIVILIZATION OF WOOD

The ultimate timberland

52 mnHD
In Nortwhest Romania, Maramures is certainly one of the most authentic and preserved region of Europe. With half of its territory covered with forests, Maramures is home to a civilisation of wood. It is everywhere from churches to houses, from imposing portals to delicate artworks. In the...
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MARKETS OF THE WORLD

52 mnHD
Our planet is a giant patchwork of gardens and orchards in which men grow their daily food, depending on the seasons and the fertility of soils. The resulting produces are sold in local markets, sometimes it can be just a few tomatoes on the ground as in Madagascar or overflowing shelves...
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MASTERS OF RICE

A grain with many faces

52 mn4K
Rice is one of the most widely consumed staple food. It may look like a deceptively simple grain but it requires grueling work to grow, harvest and process. This film takes us on a rice journey deeply rooted in Asia where we discover local customs around this "common" grain: in...
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MASTERS OF SAVOURS

Tasty Nature

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Nature has provided Humanity with edible plants offering an infinity of tastes and sensations. Over the centuries, with patience and passion, man has developped a know-how to transform them into exceptional food. This series is about the men and women who have learned how to magnify...
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MASTERS OF TEA

A cultural beverage

52 mnHD
After water, tea is the most ingested beverage in the world. Although common, tea requires extensive labor to make it grow, harvest its leaves and transform them. Like wine in Europe, there is a deep seated tea tradition in Asia where special vintages, prime growing areas, centuries old...
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MASTERS OF THE TRUFFLE

Secrets of the "black diamond"

52 mn4K
In just a few years, the truffle has grown from being a simple scented mushroom to becoming the highly coveted "black diamond". Indeed, it has made a remarkable and unprecedented ascension into the world of luxury and haute cuisine. France and Italy occupy a dominant position on...
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MAURITIUS, THE GENTLE ISLAND

A mesmerizing world of colours

52 mn4K
Resting between Asia and Africa, Mauritius is, first and foremost, known for its stunning landscapes, but the island is also the result of a tumultuous history and a long colonial past. Its communities, diverse and multicultural, make its cultural richness and forge its identity. Beyond...
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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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MEKONG, MOTHER OF ALL RIVERS

Life along the banks

52 mn4K
The Mekong river runs over 5000 km and across 6 countries: China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam where it ends with its famous delta. For hundreds of years, it has provided shelter, food and all kind of natural resources to over 60 million people who lived in harmony with the...
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MEMORIES OF OCEANIA

The last aboriginal tribes

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Betty and Jacques Villeminot are 2 of the most prestigious pioneers of ethnographic cinema. They have spent all their lives in traditional societies of Oceania. This series centers on their voyages to explore the aboriginal way of life of Papuan and Australian tribes in New Guinea and the...
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MIYABORI

Carving Divinity

52 mn4K
Miyabori is a traditional wood carving technique used in Japanese temples and shrines. It’s an obscure and underrated form of art which has been offered a new life thanks to long trained and skillful masters. Elizabeth Tinsley, a specialist in Buddhist culture and former fellow at...
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MUSEUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN

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Japan has a long and rich history covering many areas. The best way to approach these many facets is to visit the numerous museums scattered around the country This episode takes us back from the Edo period to more recent industrial episodes of Japan history and tradition.
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MUSTANG, THE HORSES KINGDOM

A spectacular and ancestral migration

52 mn4K
The Mustang region spans about 80 kilometers north-east of Nepal. Every year, villagers of this kingdom surrounded by mountains bring their horses south to escape the winter’s harshness. We follow these men through this spectacular and ancestral migration, crossing remote and...
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NAMIBIA, TIMELESS AFRICA

The ever changing country

52 mnHD
Little-known and strikingly beautiful, Namibia amazes by the vastness and splendor of its endless landscapes. To survive under such a harsh climate, life here had to adapt: a day of wind or an hour of rain is all it takes to change the scenery dramatically. From scorching red deserts to...
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NATIVE VISIONS

The insiders' point of view

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The collection NATIVE VISIONS seeks to help those peoples that are threatened with cultural extinction by recording their history and creating an account of their oral literature, cultural knowledge and ancestral traditions. The film-making uses an unusual approach by inviting the native...
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NECESSITY, MOTHER OF INVENTION

Making ends meet in Vietnam

52 mnHD
In the heart of Vietnam, Mr. Quang has developed treasures of imagination to overcome his lack of financial means and make a decent living for his family. He found ingenious solutions to make the best out of the natural resources around him: he produces biogas from his pigs manure, feeds...
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NICARAGUA, NATURAL BEAUTY

A temple to biodiversity

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Nicaragua is a temple to biodiversity. It’s a land made of lakes, volcanoes and a dense tropical jungle. Its friendly people, living in colonial towns, are better approached through the local legends, songs and poetry which tell of a rich history. It’s a land blessed with...
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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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NORMANDY LAND OF PLENTY

Authenticity and natural beauties

52 mn4K
Facing Britain across the Channel, Normandy boasts a wealth of images like nowhere else: thatched houses, basilicas, modernist Le Havre, the quietness of the countryside, the fury of the allied D-Day landings, famous cheeses, the cider apples, never ending sand beaches and posh sea...
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NORWAY, THE NORTH QUEST

Ice, snow and Aurora Borealis

52 mn4K
Norway is streching North, well beyond the arctic circle. The country harbors many treasures cast in ice and snow and a boat journey is the best way to discover them. From the historic cities of Bergen and Tromsö up to the natural wonders of the Lofoten islands, a winter visit to...
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NOTRE-DAME RENAISSANCE

The cathedral before and after the fire

52 mnHD
April 15, 2019, 6:30 pm. Paris is in shock. Flames are wreaking havoc the Notre-Dame cathedral. Almost instantly, cameras capture the burning landmark and the alarming situation. Indeed, some of the building treasures have disappeared forever, like the 19th century clock or the spire....
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OF MEN AND MOUNTAINS

A fragile environment

13x52’HD
The mountains are assuredly a fragile environment that encompasses adventure, heritage, science, wildlife, research for tomorrow.
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OMAN, FROM SEA TO INCENSE

Beyond the oil wealth

52 mn4K
The Sultanate of Oman is modern and rich thanks to its oil wealth but has heartedly kept intact many of its ancestral customs. Moreover, this secretive country offers a wide choice of landscapes from deserts to lagoons, from pristine beaches to beautifully irrigated mountains. Even if...
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ON THE WINE ROAD

The world most beautiful and unusual vineyards

10x52’HD
Over the years, a wine culture has emerged almost everywhere in the world and is no longer limited to France or Italy. To make great wine depends not only on the characteristics of the soil but also on factors such as climate and latitude. Whether in India, New Zealand or Argentina,...
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OREGON, THE WILD WEST

Untamed and eclectic

52 mn4K
On the west coast of the United States, located between the states of Washington and California, Oregon is a magnet for entrepreneurs and dreamers. With its coastline, mountains, valleys, high deserts, towns and villages, the state offers a smorgasbord of what makes North America so...
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PANAMA FROM ATLANTIC TO PACIFIC

Beyond the Canal

52 mn4K
Panama, a country slightly larger than Switzerland, deserves to be known for more than just its canal, as impressive as that may be. In a world where natural wilderness is increasingly rare, and indigenous people are gradually disappearing, this wonderfully preserved country is well worth...
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PARADISIAC EAST CARIBBEAN

Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

52 mn4K
Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are some of the lesser known islands lying on a stretch starting on the south of the Caribbean Arc to the South American sub-continent. These little pearls are strung together on a chain known as « the Windward Islands ». Their...
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PARAIBA MEU AMOR

The soul music of Northeast Brazil

52 mn
Northeast Brazil moves to the beat of “forró”, a music that is an integral part of the life and culture of the region. PARAIBA MEU AMOR explores the history, presents interviews and covers live sessions to understand how this music came to represent the spirit of the...
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PARAIBA MEU AMOR (LONG VERSION)

The soul music of Northeast Brazil

74 mn
Northeast Brazil moves to the beat of “forró”, a music that is an integral part of the life and culture of the region. PARAIBA MEU AMOR explores the history, presents interviews and covers live sessions to understand how this music came to represent the spirit of the...
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PATAGONIA, NATURE SUPREME

An untamed and timeless land

52 mn4K
Patagonia is a region located on the South American continent, shared by Argentina and Chile. With a variety of unique and wild landscapes, this region, known worldwide for its large icefields, is a real treat for the eyes. An untamed and timeless land, Patagonia is all about discoveries...
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PEARL RIVER DELTA: THE GREATER BAY AREA

A sprawling megalopolis

4x52’4K
The mighty Pearl River Delta in Guangdong Province, China, is one of the world most populated and fastest growing delta regions in the world. This series follows the course of the country third largest river system, from the mountains to the sea, where clusters of cities have connected to...
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POLYNESIA, THE PEARL OF THE PACIFIC

52 mnHD
Polynesia… The name sounds like a sensual and mysterious invitation. Ever since they were discovered by the first explorers, these small islands, gently strewn on the vast Pacific Ocean, have fascinated by their beauty and evoqued the myth of paradise on earth. Yet these...
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POLYNESIA, THE QUEST FOR ORIGINS

The ancestry of the people of Tahiti

52 mn4K
Where do the people from French Polynesia come from? South America, as the Kon-Tiki tried to prove? Alaska? South-East Asia? This mystery is compounded by another more recent one. How did the numerous Chinese come to play a key role in the island demography? Through Teiva's quest, a...
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PUNJAB, LAND OF THE FIVE RIVERS

The craddle of the Sikh religion

52 mn4K
In Persian, Punjab means “the land of the five rivers”. This state, located on the northwest of India, is the breadbasket of the country and one of its richest. Although less known, and therefore less visited, than neighbouring Rajasthan, Punjab has a wealthy cultural heritage...
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RESISTANCE

The last of the traditional peoples

3x52’HD
In many places on our planet, the last of the traditional peoples are confronted to the forces of globalisation. This collection, RESISTANCE, offers a glimpse into these ancestral societies and their struggle to exist and maintain their differences and precious customs.
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RETRO ARCHITECTURE TOWNS

2x30’4K
This series introduces Japanese towns known for retro-style buildings.
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RETRO ARCHITECTURE TOWNS

2x30’4K
Yokohama and Tokyo have always been business centers and trading bases since the early Meiji period. Some neighbourhoods have kept their historical architecture, making them testimonies of the time passing by, while subjected to the influence of modern western-style buildings.
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RITOMA

Where Basketball meets Tibet

57 mnHD
The Tibetan Plateau is one the world's highest and largest and home to the village Ritoma which inhabitants struggle to keep their nomadic culture alive while embracing modern world, notably in the form of their new found passion: basketball. Helped by an American coach, the...
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RWANDA, LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS

A condensed version of the African continent

52 mn4K
Today, finally at peace and willing to turn the page on the horrors of the past, Rwanda, also known as “the Country of the Thousand Hills", offers a condensed version of the African continent. There is the usual wildlife with zebras, elephants, giraffes, etc… roaming the...
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SACRED PILGRIMAGE IN NEPAL

52 mn4K
In Nepal, ancestral customs are the highlights of numerous religious festivals that attract huge crowds. They take place in magnificent temples, where sadhus, monks who have renounced all material ties, officiate. In this film, we follow Shivadas who treks along dizzyingly steep trails in...
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SAINT BRANDON, THE LOST ARCHIPELAGO

The heavenly islets

52 mn4K
The Saint Brandon archipelago, off the coast of Madagascar, is part of Mauritius Island. It’s a shoal of thirty tiny islets, some of them barely sandbars. This lost heaven accommodates only birds and about a dozen fishermen and is so remote that it only appears on a limited number...
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SAMURAI CASTLES

Part fortresses, part palaces

52 mnHD
After 5 years of restoration, Japan proudly celebrates the reopening of the Himeji Castle, a recently added World Heritage UNESCO site. Too often mistaken for temples, Japanese castles are an integral part of the history of the country. Their slender architecture impressed the first...
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SANTORINI, A VOLCANIC JEWEL

The myth of Atlantis

52 mnHD
In Greece, amongst the gorgeous Cycladic islands one stands out for its uniqueness: Santorini. No mere island, it is in fact a huge volcano which caldera delineates simply the most splendid bay in the world. Its inhabitants have always lived under the threat of an eruption but, with time,...
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SAVOY, VALLEYS OF LEGEND

Between authenticity and glamour

52 mn4K
Savoy, one of the most beautiful region of France, could be summarized as follows : impressive mountains, outstanding architecture, thrilling winter activities, talented artisans and unique gastronomy. In the heart of the French Alps, thanks to the ski craze, some villages have become...
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SEARCH FOR MADE IN JAPAN

12x30’4K
Japan is often associated with notion of excellence, durability, extreme attention to details, craftmanship and tradition. Every handcrafted product or design combines love and beauty. There’s love and beauty in every handcrafted product and design unveiled in this series, like the...
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SENEGAL, LAND OF WISDOM

The country of self-depreciation and facetiousness

52 mn4K
At the western end of the African continent, Senegal offers a true mosaic of landscapes and people. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, it is arid in the north and tropical in the south. Populated by the Wolofs, Peul pastors, Diolas, Serer and many others ethnic groups, this country is best...
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SHARING THE EARTH

An odyssey to rediscover nature

10x52’HD
Veterinarian, biologist and adventurer Mannaïg de Kersauson travels the world in search of men and women who work to repair the damages inflicted upon the environment. She is on the lookout for ways, new and old, mankind has found for living in harmony with nature. She talks to...
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SICHUAN, THE HEAVENLY LAND OF PLENTY

Pandas, Buddhism and pepper

52 mn4K
Crossed by the Yangtze river, Sichuan is known as the land of the iconic pandas dawdling in its endless forests of bamboos. This mountainous region located in Southwest China is also the center of a rich and sophisticated culture. Led by the much celebrated Chengdu, its millenary cities...
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SMILE, YOU'RE ABOUT TO DISAPPEAR

A tourists' magnet

52 mnHD
The Hmong live in North Vietnam. Rejected by the locals and long persecuted by the government, they perpetuate ancestral traditions while becoming in recent years a magnet for tourists seeking exotic memories captured with their cameras. Easy income does improve their daily lives but will...
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SO BRITISH! ECCENTRIC UK

Quirky ways to have fun

6x26’HD
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

51x52’HD
“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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SOUTH KOREA, THE UNKNOWN CIVILIZATION

Back to the roots

52 mn4K
The country was one of the poorest in the world at the end of the tragic war of 1953, yet South Korea has enjoyed an incredible expansion since then and now ranks as one of the major economic powers. Urban design is a striking illustration of its dynamism. Yet behind modern Seoul lies...
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SRI LANKA, THE PRECIOUS ISLAND

The Indian Ocean paradise

52 mnHD
It has been called the "Teardrop of India" or the "Radiant Island". Sri Lanka, the former Ceylon, goes by many names, all of which well deserved. With its pristine beaches, tea plantations and historical sites, this island located in the Indian Ocean offers a wealth of...
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STORY OF A GIANT

Sailing Indonesia

26 mnHD
This is the story of a dream come true for Michel Deville thanks to the Suku Konjo, a tribe from Sulawesi Island renowned for its excellence in the construction of wooden sailing ships. The "Waow" is the biggest such ship ever built with traditional methods in Indonesia.
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SWITZERLAND, THE HEART OF THE ALPS

The country where nature is king

52 mn4K
Even though Switzerland has, first and foremost, this image of a neutral and well-ordered country, it is not lacking in jaggedness like its alpine mountains, quite appreciated by skiers, or a national culture which encompasses no less than 3 influences: German, Italian and French....
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TANZANIA FROM ZANZIBAR TO KILWA

Whiffs of spices. Deserted beaches. Palaces and mosques.

52 mn4K
Far from its legendary wildlife, discover another Tanzania, one evoking scents of spices, deserted beaches, palaces and mosques of the 13th century. Zanzibar of course, this astonishing legacy of Portuguese explorers, Indian merchants and sailors from Oman. But also jewel islands such as...
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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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TASTING BRAZIL

The samba gastronomy

20x26’HD
Bel Coelho, a celebrity chef in Brazil, draws inspiration from her country’s culinary history. Travelling from one region to another, she unveils traditional recipes and ritual practices that reveal how local gastronomy is a stew made of identities, emotions and oddities. Brazil is...
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TASTY JOURNEY

A culinary tour around Asia

26x45’HD
TASTY JOURNEY is a culinary tour around Asia to uncover the many flavours and delicacies that define the very identity of a region, the lifestyle of its people as well as the many ways in which eating habits and cities give shape to one another. Following the tracks of famous Thai foodie...
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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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THAILAND, THE ORCHID OF ASIA

The land of smiles

2x26’HD
Praised for its gentle lifestyle, Thailand is the country of smiles, kindness, exotic flavors and saffron colored robes walking by modern high rises. But what fascinate travellers the most are the country luxuriant nature, stunning beaches, rich culture and genial spirituality. From the...
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THE ALPINE VALLEYS OF MONT BLANC

Glamour and authenticity

52 mn4K
The Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps. But there is more to this summit, like the villages of Chamonix and Megeve or the gorges of Arly. Once a mountaineering mecca, Chamonix has been transformed over the years into a hype destination. Authenticity and traditional know-how...
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THE BACKWATERS OF KERALA

The labyrinth of the Gods

52 mnHD
In southwest India, the State of Kerala shelters the Backwaters, a dense network of canals digged in the 19th century by the British to irrigate ricefields. Along the 1,800 kms of river banks, hindus, muslims and catholics live side by side in perfect harmony, brought together by work in...
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THE BICYCLE DIARIES

Asia winding roads

8x23’HD
Everything goes fast, including our travelling and visiting. But there is no substitute for discovering a country to the “go slow” approach. Journeying at a leisurely pace, one memorable moment at a time, one encounter at a time. And when such an endeavor is undertaken by...
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THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: TREASURE OF THE CARIBBEAN

Away from the beaches, into the heart of a changing country

52 mn4K
The beaches of the Dominican Republic attract millions of vacationers. Those who are willing to stray will discover a multifaceted country and a very welcoming mixed-race people; a country that reveals itself through encounters, in its historic cities, at the gates of the desert, or in...
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THE FORGOTTEN VOICES

Endangered Primary Peoples

8x52’HD
This collection presents the cultures, traditions and disappearing ways of life of the last hunter-gatherers or nomadic tribes of the world. Each film strives for sincerity, without staging or altering the reality faced by these people. The aim here is to preserve, for future generations,...
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THE GENUINE DRIED TANGERINE PEEL

4x25’4K
A small piece of dried tangerine peel arouses the homesickness of Lingnan, China. It has become a cultural symbol. THE GENUINE DRIED TANGERINE PEEL introduces the intricate relationship between an icon of traditional ingredients and people from China or abroad. From Xinhui to Paris, Hong...
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THE GLOBE TROTTER FAMILY

Growing Up Travelling

5x26’HD
Carine, Emmanuel and their little Lou are an unusual family. The parents, who are accomplished athletes, have decided to show their daughter the world from her early years while fulfilling their passion for watersports. But they aren’t into senseless travelling and are eager to give...
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THE HMONG HORSEMAN

The Vietnamese mountain people

52 mnHD
The magnificent mountains of North Vietnam have always sheltered the Hmong ethnic minorities. This is where they subdued the forest and mastered the art of terrace cropping, shaping extraordinary landscapes with their ricefields. In this rugged terrain nothing can be done without 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 KINGDOM OF MANASLU

A natural gem between heaven and earth

52 mn4K
In the heart of the Himalayas, the Nepalese region of Manaslu is a natural gem between heaven and earth. Here, Man and Nature coexist since the dawn of time. Humans and animals have learned to adapt and survive under the most extreme conditions. These valleys - still secluded not long ago...
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THE LAND OF THE MAHARAJAS

The land of Kings

52 mnHD
Rajasthan, known as the "Land of Kings", is the largest state of India. Life for its 68 million inhabitants is still governed by ancestral traditions. Holi, the annual Festival of Colors, is the most famous of them and is the prism by which we discover the legendary land of the...
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THE LAST SALT CARAVAN

The road remains the same

52 mnHD
Yunnan Province, in the southwest China, is the very starting point of the ancient Tea Trade Road going to Tibet. It was also known as the southern Silk Road and carries a 2,000 years history. Today, caravans keep travelling this route to trade tea and, most importantly, salt. Indeed,...
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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 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 PATH OF MEN

The many routes of civilizations

15x52’HD
This series combines the geographical, historical, cultural and sociological discoveries associated with the most mythical routes: those of adventurers, those traced over time by civilizations, explorers, conquering states or itinerant merchants. It puts into perspective several hundred...
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THE PEOPLE ABOVE THE CLOUDS

The mountain dwellers

52 mnHD
The mountains of Central China are home to an ancient ethnic minority, the Qiangs, who have maintained their pastoral lifestyle. In 2008, their community was hit by a devastating earthquake, threatening the very existence of their culture and traditions. This film follows 4 of them during...
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THE PEOPLE OF THE RIVER

Surprising Stories and Lives of the Millions of Men and Women Living on Their Banks

2x110’HD
Travel to the spiritual centre of India, along the holy Ganges, where over 600 million people live in the river basin. Discover the wild Zambezi to be carried into the heart of Africa and and understand how the river’s many changes add rhythm to people’s lives. Follow the...
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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 PLANET OF TREES

Man's roots

24x26’HD
From the venerable oaks in Western forests to the emblematic baobabs of Africa, from the olive trees of the Mediterranean to the exotic palm trees, each species of tree is unique. Trees have accompanied man since the dawn of time providing food, healing, shelter as well as wood for fire...
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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 SEYCHELLES PARADISE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

52 mnHD
The Seychelles are like a collection of postcards. This Garden of Eden, spread over dozens of islands, is the quintessence of a gentle way of life, harmony and beauty. Here Nature reigns supreme. With its sumptuous underwater ecosystems, its bird sanctuaries and renowned natural reserves,...
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THE TAIGA ERMIT

Between 2 worlds

52 mn4K
Deep in the Indian Cree territory, in the Canadian taiga, a man has chosen to live in isolation, in the heart of nature and away from the modern world. We follow him in his daily life and in his spiritual journey that leads him to reflect on the evolution of Western societies and their...
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THE TRACKS TO TIMBUKTU

Doorsteps to the desert

52 mnHD
Mali may make the news for civil and religious strife but this film offers a peek into a world still lingering on the beauty of its traditions.​​ The country is home to the stunning Bandiagara cliffs, the banks of the Niger river and to the mysterious Dogon people. There is the fabulous...
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THROUGH YOUR EYES

A different perspective on the world

80x26’HD
This series offers a new look at our planet, that of Sophie Massieu, a journalist blind from birth, and her dog Pongo. Obviously, Sophie cannot judge people by their appearance but she is more attuned to their psychology and way of life. This difference gives rise to touching and...
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TOFUKUJI

25 mn4K
You can explore a whole new world of spectacular high definition viewing with 4K super resolution. MBS is actively producing archives of Kyoto’s rich tradition and culture in 4K super high-definition resolution. These include images of Kyoto’s 17 World Heritage Sites.
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TOHOKU, NATURAL JAPAN

52 mn4K
The Tohoku peninsula is located at the Northern end of Honshu, Japan main island. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, it is a land of volcanoes, forests and a rugged coastline where Nature reigns supreme. Local traditions reflect its rough winters with deep roots and a...
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TOKYO THE PHOENIX CITY

Razed, burned, bombed yet still vibrant

52 mnHD
Tokyo is the city of superlatives. This ultramodern and vibrant city is one of the most densely populated in the world. It is also a beacon to performance and dynamism with its sea of skyscrapers, gigantic parks, huge shopping centers, blinding neons and artificial islands. But for all...
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TOURISM IN IRAN

Archeological treasures and magnificent landscapes

52 mnHD
From Isfahan to Persepolis and from Teheran to Shiraz, archeological treasures and magnificent landscapes attract an increasing number of tourists. It’s a windfall for tour operators around the world and for the economy of this country which has been suffering under a commercial...
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TRIBES OF THE HIMALAYAS

Living high

6x52’HD
The Himalayas are more than a playground for trekkers or the landmark for the most memorable climbing achievements. Hard to reach valleys, such as Ladakh or Paldar, are hidden amongst these gigantic mountains and shelter various tribes who have managed to live in the most inhospitable...
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TUSCANY, LA BELLA ITALIA

A region epitomasing beauty and history

52 mnHD
Tuscany is most certainly the area which stands out in Italy as the definition of beauty, culture and history. Although it is too often reduced to its capital, Florence, this film aspires to unveil a more diverse region. Nestled between the Mediterranean and the mountains, Tuscany offers...
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TWENTY MASTERPIECES OF NATURE

Unusual guides to the most beautiful natural parks in the world

20x26’HD
TWENTY MASTERPIECES OF NATURE offer us guided tours of the most beautiful natural parks where few people ever get to set foot, such as Brazil’s Iguazu Falls, Canada’s Waterton Lakes or Madagascar’s lunar landscapes. Our guides have distinctive occupations such as...
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UNIQUE HOMES

A tour of Japanese creative architecture

12x26’HD
Every week, UNIQUE HOMES introduces one-of-a-kind houses in Japan built or designed by families or individuals living in it. The houses feature exclusive design and functions while still matching unique environment and location constraints. UNIQUE HOMES is a tour of Japanese creative...
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UP! ON THE (GREEN) ROOFS OF PARIS

The secrets high above

52 mnHD
This film is an exceptional journey to discover an unknown Paris where Mother Nature reigns; an expedition on the rooftops of the city which harbors amazing hanging gardens. Strawberries grow above the Galeries Lafayette; vines on City Hall; vegetables on school roofs, tended by students;...
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UP! ON THE ROOFS OF...

An unknown and inaccessible world

5x52’HD
Unlike boulevards and monuments, the rooftops of cities are an unknown world, inaccessible to most of its inhabitants and the tourists. However, a few privileged people have made these secret gardens part of their daily lives.
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URUGUAY, THE COUNTRY OF SIMPLICITY

The little known jewel of South America

52 mn4K
With its 500kms of beaches, its luxuriant countryside and its historical treasures, Uruguay is the little known jewel of South America. This small country offers a digest of European culture as seen in the architecture of its capital, Montevideo, while paying tribute to its African...
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UTTARAKHAND, JOURNEY TO THE SOURCES OF THE GANGES

A whiff of sacred

52 mn4K
The Indians consider Uttarakhand as the land of the Gods where myths were born amidst the giant mountains. This region where the Ganges springs, offers moving encounters and magnificent landscapes. The river outlines pilgrimage routes that are among the most revered on the Indian...
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VIETNAM, A CELEBRATION OF THE SENSES

From terrace rice fields to Halong Bay

2x26’HD
From southern Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) to the famous Mekong Delta, and then North toward the Tonkin Gulf and Hanoi, Vietnam is stretching itself like a dragon along the sea of China. Vietnam is the cradle of an exceptional civilization which has managed to preserve its royal cities...
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WASHOKU

30 mn4K
You can explore a whole new world of spectacular high definition viewing with 4K super resolution. MBS is actively producing archives of Kyoto’s rich tradition and culture in 4K super high-definition resolution. These include "Washoku" - the traditional dietary cultures of...
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WAYS TO SCHOOL

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

6x52’HD
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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WELCOME TO

A world of traditional sports

20x52’HD
Through the ages, many countries have developed traditional sports and martial arts, some of them still barely known. From China or Thailand to Iran, Burma, Greece and India, this series stands at the crossroads of cultural heritage and way of life by revealing, in a striking style, the...
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WHEN WE PLAY

The playgrounds and the communities they serve

5x46’HD
Many of our childhood memories are filled with playing, and playgrounds are a big part of this recollection. Wind blowing through one's hair while on a swing, the sudden rush of excitement going down a slide, bumps and bruises, friends and foes. The rapid urbanisation of Asia is...
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WHERE PEOPLE READ

Unusual libraries

6x45’HD
In various countries in Asia, bookmobiles provide books for those who do not have libraries readily accessible or reading material at their fingertips. Imagine what it would be like if you had to wait for a bookmobile to come around once a week just so you could spend a few hours pouring...
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WIND QUEST

Marrying travel and scientific study

22x52’HD
Arthur de Kersauson and Antoine Auriol go around the world to meet singular winds to which men have often given names. Each episode is a journey and a real challenge because the wind does not always blow where you expect it. But when it does, everything seems to come alive. At once...
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WOMEN OF ZANZIBAR

The business of seaweed

52 mnHD
On the island of Zanzibar, in the village of Jambiani, seaweed is grown to be used in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetic industries. This business started 10 years ago to reviv the archipelago's economic activity. The men proved too restless to get involved in a long-term project,...
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WUDANG THE MYSTICAL MOUNTAINS

The cradle of Taoism, traditional medicine and martial arts

52 mn4K
In the very heart of eternal China, the sacred mountains of Wudang conceal many untold secrets. Between misty valleys and lofty peaks this is a land where time seems suspended and where nature and the arts dwell in harmony. These majestic landscapes gave rise to some of the greatest...
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