2 DEGREES, THREATS TO THE PARIS AGREEMENT

The climate war in the form of a thriller

52 mnHD
Backstage at the Paris Agreement, we meet its important actors and recreate the suspense, tension and all the twists and turns behind the unfamiliar but essential negotiations that were held in December 2015. What happened away from the public eye that could help us understand the...
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A QUEST FOR GEMS

Romancing the stones

60 mnHD
Stones have always made people dream, even fantasize. They have even driven some crazy at times. Three unusual gemologists, passionate about precious stones, travel around the world in search of the most beautiful ones. They take us behind the scenes of one of the most cutthroat markets...
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A SECOND LIFE FOR FOOD

Fighting wastage

52 mnHD
In France, 10 million tons of food are being squandered each year. To fight this unspeakable waste, regulations have been adopted. Since 2017, the law prohibits supermarkets to throw away unsold food and requires them to give or recycle it. Thus, obsolete products become a new business....
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A STOLEN LIFE

Spain is facing a dreadful scandal

52 mnHD
Over the span of 40 years, 200,000 to 300,000 babies have been stolen from their parents at birth at the clinic to be sold to couples in search of children to adopt. These foster parents had to comply with ultra-Catholic, conservative right-wing ideology. Moreover, this traffic was...
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A WOMAN'S WORLD

Iconic female figure in different cultures

5x85’HD
In this series we share the daily routines of women from Tunisia, Canada, Brazil, Italy and India to try to understand what place do these different societies give them. Each destination offers the opportunity to meet students, doctors, lawyers, farmers, singers and politicians and in...
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AF 447 RIO-PARIS: WHAT REALLY HAPPENED?

The detailed story of the Air France Rio-Paris flight, its crew, and its passengers

70 mnHD
At 2.14am on June 1, 2009, Air France flight 447 crashed into the Atlantic killing all 288 passengers on board making it one of the deadliest plane crashes of all time. To this day, the fatal course of events remains without explanation despite the technical reports, the investigations...
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AFRICA: THE BUSINESS OF FOOD

A profitable business solution to an endemic problem

13x3’HD
Africa has been confronted to major food shortages. This series look at some exciting food stories coming from that continent. Successful new cultures and practices have been implemented to deal with the situation and allow families to feed themselves. More surprisingly, these experiences...
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AGAINST ALL ODDS

A different tsunami story

52 mnHD
Northeastern Japan shelters a fragile treasure: oysters. This sanctuary has been almost wiped out by the tsunami which flooded 600kms of coastline, destroying numerous fishing ports. This is the story of Shigeatsu Hatakeya, called the father of oysters, who has spent all his life trying...
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ALMOST FAMOUS

Breaking free

4x52’HD
Within a social and cultural landscape considered to be largely conservative, some people are pushing the boundaries of what is generally considered acceptable and appropriate in polite Asian society. These Asians are speaking their minds in unlikely or alternative forms of expression...
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AMAZON'S RECKLESS AMBITIONS

Simplicity, time saving and an endless catalog

39 mnHD
Twenty years ago, it was just a small bookstore over the internet. Today, it is one of the largest online sales sites in the world. Its assets: simplicity, time saving and an endless catalog. Every year, the site wins over millions of consumers, individuals and even professionals, who...
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AMAZON: KING OF RETAIL, EMPEROR OF WASTE

A practise of mass destruction

36 mnHD
Amazon is a gigantic sale machine, a delivery speedster, but in its warehouses a revolting mass destruction of new products also take place. In one of its smallest sites in France, 293,000 products were discarded, almost all of them new, in just over 9 months this year. This is a common...
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ASIA EXPOSED

The camera never lies

16x23’HD
This series follows established photographers who are challenged to take on unusual and sometimes heart-wrenching topics, embarking on an eye-opening quests to capture such magical moments. Nothing is off limits: plastic surgery, drug addiction, "third sex", teenage smoking,...
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AVIATOR

Masters of the sky

2x52’HD
From inside the cockpit, a flight is no longer exactly the same. This series focuses not only on pilots but also on the mythical planes that have graced our skies. During a flight aboard one of these extraordinary aircrafts, we discover the reality, the complexity, the ingenuity of the...
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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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BATACLAN GENERATION: HOW DO THEY FACE UP THE TERROR?

Hurt but resourceful

20 mnHD
After the attacks of November 13, 2015, that killed 129, the shockwave spread throughout the whole Paris region. This film is an encounter with young people, hurt but resourceful, who have to learn to live with the threat of terrorism.
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BEAUTIFUL MINDS

Understanding Asia best and brightest

2x52’HD
What makes someone a genius? What's the definition of talent? This unique 2 hours series explores the genesis of geniuses in Asia, seemingly coinciding with the continent’s rapid growth in the global arena. From Korea to India, Singapore to China, BEAUTIFUL MINDS examines to...
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BEHIND THE SCENES OF A PALACE : THE BRISTOL

45 mnHD
Standing tall amongst the very few palaces in Paris is the Bristol. It has 200 rooms and suites and a 3-star restaurant headed by chef Eric Fréchon. Its 600 employees offer an unparalleled service for customers willing to pay up to 24,000 euros per night.
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BLACK CODE

When states play Big Brother

90 mnHD
This is a gripping account of how governments control and manipulate the internet in order to censor and monitor their citizens. With stories from exiled Tibetan monks trying to circumvent China’s surveillance apparatus, Syrian citizens tortured for Facebook posts, Brazilian...
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BREATHE: YOGA SAVED MY LIFE

A path to healing

52 mnHD
After a risky back surgery, a man in his 40’s ended up paralysed. He was told that he will never be able to walk again. After years of suffering, he found a path to healing in practising yoga. This inner journey not only brings him back in touch with himself, but also opens him to...
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BUGS FOR BREAKFAST

A solution to world hunger

52 mnHD
Juab, a young farmer from Thailand, wants to start an insect farm. Indeed, many countries consume crickets, spiders, cockroaches, ants and many other species and the benefits to such eating habits are numerous. First, insects are plentiful and using them as food could be a solution to...
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CANNES: THE REVIVAL OF A LEGENDARY PALACE

One of the jewels of the Croisette

44 mnHD
The famous Martinez hotel, renowned for hosting stars and jet-setters, one of the jewels of the Croisette in Cannes, has been completely renovated. Everything has been rebuilt: piping, air conditioning, spa, kitchens, bars and restaurants. Even the pool has been taken down and transform...
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CHARLIE HEBDO: A CHALLENGE FOR SCHOOLS

Educating the youngsters

30 mnHD
Since the Charlie Hebdo magazine bloody attack, the French school system has come under heavy scrutiny. Indeed, in a number of schools, the minute of silence has not been respected, freedom of expression was undermined and accusations of conspiracy were made. How do the schools manage the...
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CHILD LABOR IN BOLIVIA, THE BROKEN TABOO

A scandal or a necessity ?

52 mnHD
Nowadays in Bolivia, children as young as 10-year-old are legally at work. They can be seen everywhere. If this regulation outrages international organisations, the children themselves and their union that led the campaign in favour of lowering the legal working age welcomed it. This law...
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CHINA CLOSE-UP

Striving. Living. Loving.

12x26’HD
China is steeped in rich history, tradition and culture but with a population of over a billion people, it is also a land where countless personal tales unfold every day. CHINA CLOSE-UP takes an intimate look at stories of love, life and longing providing a riveting insight at the daily...
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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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CHOCOLATE IS THE NEW BLACK GOLD

A guilty pleasure hard to resist

52 mnHD
As a Christmas gift, a night craving or a mood booster, chocolate is a man’s best friend. It is a guilty pleasure hard to resist. Chocolate is now flooding Asian countries and these millions of new consumers are raising an issue no one had envisioned: a cocoa shortage, the main...
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CLIMATE: WHAT HAS CHANGED

Global warming on the field

2x52’HD
Climate change is already in action, as evidenced by the disappearing islands and receding shores. Blind journalist Sophie Massieu sets out to explore the French coasts and inlands to assess the consequences of global warming and meet those who are suffering its consequences.
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COCAINE AIRLINES

One of the biggest drug bust in history

90 mnHD
On March 19, 2013, a private plane is about to take off from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, to Saint Tropez, when police unexpectedly arrive to search the aircraft. On board, they find 700 kilos of cocaine, a cargo worth more than 200 million euros. It's one of the biggest drug bust...
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CRILLON: THE REVIVAL OF A PARISIAN PALACE

48 mnHD
On the Place de la Concorde in Paris, the Crillon is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The palace celebrates French civility and welcomes superstars such as Madonna or Mick Jagger. Closed for 4 years for a complete overhaul, the establishment had lost ground to other Parisian...
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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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CRUISES, THE HIDDEN FACE

An expensive reality

55 mnHD
For many, a trip on a cruise ship means high living and unforgettable holidays. But the reality can be somehow disappointing. This lucrative business, which sometimes costs passengers more than expected, is also seriously damaging the environment.
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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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DAESH FINANCING SYSTEM

The multinational of terrorism

56 mnHD
Led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Daesh is the wealthiest and most powerful terrorist organization in the world with a fortune estimated at $2 billion. In addition to exploiting oil fields and extorting taxes of all kinds, Daesh exports cotton to its Turkish neighbours on a massive scale at...
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DOES PRICE HAVE GENDER?

The gender marketing

52 mnHD
Pink for girls and blue for boys. These color codes have always defined consumers by sex. However a recent study has revealed that not only manufacturers differentiate products by their customers’ gender but also charge different prices. The medias are taken by storm, social...
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DROUOT: THE TEMPLE OF AUCTIONS

A rare look behind the scenes

44 mnHD
Drouot has been the Parisian auction temple for 150 years. 16 rooms, 2,000 m2, 5,000 visitors daily, 600,000 items sold each year, all this under the hammer of the auctioneers. In Drouot one can meet the millionaires looking for the unique and costly object to enrich their collections, or...
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EARTH ON EDGE

30x52’HD
This series of 30 documentaries focuses on countries facing climate change. People living in Madagascar, in Mexico or in Kenya are suffering from hurricanes, water floods, desertification... Each film will take us to one different country.
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EATING LIKE A POPE

Gastronomy in the Vatican

52 mnHD
What do popes eat? How do people eat in the Vatican? From Eve’s apple to the miracles, food has always had a special place among Roman Catholics. This film opens the lid on a little known world: the gastronomy of the Vatican.
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EMOTIONS FOR SALE

Knowing everything about us, even before we know it ourselves

31 mnHD
80% of our actions are driven by our emotions. For the giants of Silicon Valley, as well as your local supermarket, understanding and directing them is a major endeavour. The "feel data" business has become the next frontier. Brands are increasingly using neuroscience to decode...
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ENDOCRINE DISRUPTERS

Everyday poisons

52 mnHD
Toothpaste, nail polish, hair dye, fruits and vegetables, vacuum cleaners, curtains... All these everyday products carry very harmful chemical pollutants. Pesticides, benzophenone, triphenyl phosphate... These substances with barbaric names are endocrine disrupters, they affect our...
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EXTRAORDINARY ASIANS

The willpower of a few can change the lives of many

10x52’HD
Winner of multiple International Awards - including New York Festivals and Cine’s Golden Eagle Awards - EXTRAORDINARY ASIANS is a 10 part documentary series that showcases the amazing achievements of ordinary Asians who are quietly changing and moulding the world around them. Each...
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EXTREME PETS

15 mnHD
The new trend in Kuwait is to own a feline as pet. Lion, tiger, cheetah, all the rich Kuweti want these big cats in their living room. But they seem to forget that they are wild animals...
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FACE TO FACE

16x52’HD
« Face to Face » is a series of comparative portraits featuring two well-known figures, seen through the prism of their rivalry. Adversaries, opponents, the best or worst of enemies… they have all been groundbreaking leaders in their fields: politics, science,...
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FACTORY TOWNS

God created the world and the rest was "Made in China"

2x45’HD
Workers were once at the vanguard of the Chinese socialist revolution. Today, they are employed to generate private profits, submitted to state policies, molded to fit the needs of the country's market economy. But behind this new proletariat lie moving human stories. FACTORY TOWNS,...
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FARMERS OF THE FUTURE

Citifying agriculture

52 mnHD
Singapore occupies a small landmass with no room for farming but yet it happens to be the "garden city" of tomorrow. Indeed, the intense urbanization called for the testing of new models of citified agriculture; in other words experimentation of vegetable gardens and farms on...
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FILET OH! FISH

Food from troubled waters

54 mnHD
Everyone agrees that fish is healthy. In 40 years, global consumption has doubled. Every year, the market needs to find more fish and new production methods. Where does the fish in our sushi come from? How is it fed? In what water does it live? A dramatic investigation into...
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FORTUNES FROM FUN

From vision to fruition

8x22’HD
“Fun” (or, more loosely, “happiness”) is like a commodity, intangible though it may be. However, it can lead to successful business stories by making it the keystone of a product, an experience or a brand. This series goes behind the scenes to uncover the vision,...
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FREEDOM VS SECURITY: THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN FRANCE

How far are we willing to go to feel safe?

52 mnHD
Following the tragic events of Paris on November 13, 2015, a state of emergency has been declared in France. But what does it really mean? Strengthening border controls, increasing the number of searches, intensifying intelligence gathering, deploying police and security forces in the...
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FUTUROPOLIS

Mapping the city of tomorrow

2x45’HD
More than any city in the world, Singapore is a laboratory for urban development and the best place to figure out how life will look like in the megacities at the end of the 21st century. With extensive computer generated imagery [CGI], FUTUROPOLIS explores the concepts, ideas and...
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GAME LIFE - A RECORD OF CHINA'S E-SPORTS INDUSTRY

57 mnHD
In recent years, China's electronic sports is developing at a rapid speed, presenting the miracle of the rise of an industry. From the breathtaking global entertainment to the performance of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, competitive video gaming is becoming a new sport. However,...
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GIANT AQUARIUMS, THE RACE TO THRILLS

A dive into the fascinating world of modern arenas

26 mnHD
Today, more than 40 giant aquariums compete for 3 million tourists who come to admire the marine fauna. To attract them, these destinations are going after the ultimate star: the shark. Casting a squale means, at least, 20% more visitors per year. But to work it must be a massive and...
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GOLDEN GOLD

From the financial market to the mines

52 mnHD
The economic turmoil has given new life to gold as the thirst for this metal seems inextinguishable and has consequences all over the world. Indeed, this infatuation has unintended consequences. For instance, gold fever among the London bankers endangers an Indonesian tropical paradise...
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HAITI, LIFE AT ALL COSTS

The Kangaroo method

52 mn4K
On January 12, 2010, a brutal earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti. Eight years later, the situation in the country is still chaotic, particularly in maternity wards. The one at the public hospital in Port au Prince is still a makeshift, an unsuitable premise without...
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HERITAGE HEROES

Revamping historical neighborhoods

6x24’HD
Whether restoring ancestral homes in China, revitalizing a derelict railway line in New York or renovating colonial seafront buildings in Zanzibar, HERITAGE HEROES scours the world for the people and organizations responsible for rescuing, safeguarding and reviving our built heritage....
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HITLER'S MEIN KAMPF: A DANGEROUS BOOK

Why do the author's thoughts remain so fascinating?

52 mnHD
The State of Bavaria prohibited MEIN KAMPF at the end of World War II. In 2016, 70 years after the death of his author, the book entered into the public domain. Several questions arise with it: why does the book remain so dangerous? Why do Hitler’s thoughts remain so fascinating? In...
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HONEY WAR

A dubious origin

52 mnHD
The bees are a dying species yet in France 45,000 tons of honey are consume each year. Beekeepers produce only 10,000 tons, three times less than 30 years ago. Where do the other 35,000 tons come from? It is difficult to know because indications on their origin are scarce. Half of the...
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HOPEFUL EARTH

Tomorrow energies

8x52’HD
This series travels around the world to meet the people who create the energies of tomorrow through unusual ideas. An extraordinary journey in 8 different countries to unearth imaginative solutions to the present energy and environmental issues.
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HOW FRENCH MEN LIKE IT

Men's dreams

73 mnHD
A liberating, entertaining and informative documentary road movie across France on male pleasure and desire. Boastful or shy, what do men dream of? What do they really like? This film presents a playful and surprising overview of men's sexuality. Can we talk freely about it with them...
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HOW FRENCH WOMEN LIKE IT

With or without you

53 mnHD
A liberating, entertaining and informative documentary road movie about women’s pleasure and desire. A sex odyssey told by women, commented by pundits and carried out by a 100% female team. This film presents a playful and surprising overview of women's sexuality. Can the...
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I LOVE MY BAG

An iconic object

52 mnHD
Dangling on women’s arms, ubiquitous in magazines and on catwalks, the handbag has come to define elegance. It also reflects the personality of its owner through what it holds and hides. Through encounters with anonymous people or celebrities, this film attempts to pierce the souls...
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INSIDE CHINESE FOOTBALL

The soccer business sees red

52 mnHD
« For a European, a Chinese football game has no interest.” Philippe Troussier, French coach of Shenzhen Football Club. “We play football like Brazilians play table tennis; even worse since Brazilians play a better table tennis than we us football.” Li Weifang,...
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INSIDE IKEA

A most secretive business

48 mnHD
Thanks to its low prices, the Swedish company IKEA has become the leading furniture retailer. Every year, 680 million people around the world shop there. But the company is also one of the most secretive. This film reveals its inner working, from the manufacturing plants to the stores and...
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INSIDE MARINELAND

Diving backstage alongside the stars

52 mnHD
This film dives backstage alongside dolphins, killer whales and polar bears to discover how they prepare for the famous water ballets that fascinate so many families. Besides the animals, the most important characters of the Marineland are the keepers who know these mammals so well and...
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INSTANT BADASS

From the street to the cage

52 mnHD
Away from the postcard image of Bangkok exists a world of violence and social antagonism. Jakkrapong created the first Street Fight club in Bangkok, providing a space for anyone to come and experience fighting. Operating on the fringe of society, and considered by most to be thugs, these...
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KAMLAHARI: THE STOLEN CHILDHOOD OF NEPAL

Sold as modern day slaves by their own families

52 mnHD
In the Teraï region of Nepal, many young girls confront a harrowing destiny: they are sold off as modern day slaves by their own families. These girls, called "Kamlahari", are deprived of their childhood, kindred and education and doomed by ancient traditions to be...
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KOREAN BROKEN FAMILIES

The heartbraking reunion

52 mn4K
The diplomatic relations between North Korea and South Korea are warming up but there is still a deep wound going back to the time of the Cold War: the separation of refugees’ families. Lee Geumsum was a young mother when she had to flee the Korean War in 1951. She wandered several...
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LE BON MARCHE: CHRISTMAS HOURS

One of the most famous department stores in Paris

95 mnHD
Founded in 1838 as a small shop, Le Bon Marché is without a doubt one of the most famous of all department stores in Paris. Comes Christmas time, it never disappoints with its giant centrepiece suspended in the middle of the store or its famous Yuletide pop-up stores. Immerse...
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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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LEGO: THE GOLDEN BRICKS

The world's most famous toy empire

52 mnHD
Every hour, more than 7 million bricks and figurines are sold under the Lego name, the most famous toy brand in the world. 80 years after its creation, the company is doing better than ever and has become a world leader. This film takes us behind the scenes of this empire: the historic...
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LET'S DO IT TOGETHER

10x26’HD
Unity is power! As the old saying goes, two is better than one. Another way to put it: what a group of people is able to do surpasses one’s ability and capability. Each episode showcases one community in a given country that is keeping a tradition alive, an activity that brings...
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LIVING TO A HUNDRED

Living long and living well?

52 mnHD
Centenarians: in 2050, there could be as many as 400 000 of them in France and a million in Japan. If life expectancy continues to rise, the majority of us will live to between 90 and 100 years of age. But what is life like once you reach 100? And what views do those over 100 hold of the...
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LOST IN TRANSGRESSION

55 mnHD
The desire, this lover magnet, no longer guides couples towards a sentimental relationship, but rather forces them to abandon themselves to the solitude of an egocentric eroticism. Result: Tokyo is the biggest sex shop in the world. Every night, thousands of strippers, love dolls and sex...
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MACAROON MADNESS

Haute couture patisserie

26 mnHD
After wine and cheese, the macaroon is the new flagship of French gastronomy. It has become the fashionable pastry. More than 510 million are sold every year. The origin of this success can be traced to the legendary Parisian tea salon, Ladurée. Ever since, the macaroon is...
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MALDIVES: GLOBAL WARMING AND SHARIA

A doomed paradise

52 mnHD
The Maldives archipelago, made of idyllic islands lost in the middle of the Indian Ocean, is a fragile paradise. Global warming is already causing coral destruction, rising sea levels and coastal erosion. Eventually, 80% of the Maldives could be submerged. Tourism has harmful effects such...
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MALI, IN THE NAME OF SHARIA

The Islamic yoke

26 mnHD
They cut the hands of thieves, veil women, prohibit music and dance ... This is an exclusive report from northern Mali where Islamist extremists have imposed their laws. A vision of Islam that many Malians do not adhere to so they flee to the capital, Bamako, where they can still enjoy...
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MEDITATION

52 mnHD
Over the past decade, meditation has enjoyed meteoric success in the Western world. Today, however far removed it may be from the traditional approaches of Western medicine, millions of enthusiasts claim it offers great benefits. This documentary has some astonishing revelations in store....
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MIGAKU HITO

47 mnHD
Unbeknownst to many, polishing is an art in Japan and it is called Migaku. Masters of this traditional craft share a sense of beauty and take pride in the happiness they bring to Migaku related items. Indeed, what emerges after polishing are things that shine, sparkle and smiles,...
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MIGRANTS

A 2-year journey from misery to disenchantment

52 mnHD
2013. Five young Afghans decide to take a shot at a better life and migrate to Europe, more specifically Paris their dream destination. Then begins a two-year 12,000 kms long journey, across six borders and full of first times: the ocean, girls in mini-skirts, bars, skyscrapers…...
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MISSIONS OF HOPE

Change actors

8x52’HD
From Asia to Latin America, this series takes us around the world to encounter actors committed to sustainable development through active associations or innovative ideas. Meeting these unique characters give us the opportunity to experience their lifestyle and understand what drives them...
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MOVIE STAR ANIMALS

From training to shootings

55 mnHD
The dogs Rin-tin-tin-tin, Lassie and Beethoven, killer whale Willy, piglet Babe and many other animals have long since joined the pantheon of great movie stars. Behind these star animals are men and women who, far from fame, are driven by passion, determination and patience. In France,...
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MYTHICAL BEACHES OF THE SIXTIES: THE NEVER ENDING SUMMER

5x45’HD
The Beaches of the Sixties were the places where glamour met the dolce vita and sensuality, freedom, seaside living became a lifestyle when the rest of the world was dealing with the cold war, a man setting foot on the moon, the flower power and everybody proclaimed the motto “Born...
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NAKED CITY

Freedom or lust ?

52 mnHD
The nudist village of Cap d'Agde has a sulphurous reputation. The media present it as the place of all excesses, the rendez-vous for swingers from all over the world. Beyond the nudist/libertine divide, this film gives us an understanding of the history of this village, the...
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NEW WORLD WITHOUT STRANGERS

The new collaborative economy explained by Henry Golding (''Crazy Rich Asians'')

10x23’HD
The concept of sharing within communities isn’t something new. In fact, it goes back thousands of years, to a time when people didn’t really have much. Nowadays, this notion has made a comeback but with a twist. Welcome to the age of the "collaborative economy”....
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NICOLAS HULOT: THE GREEN EFFECT

Counselor French Presidents of all stripes

26 mnHD
When it comes to the environment, Nicolas Hulot, a very popular French explorer, has been counseling French Presidents of all stripes for more than 20 years. That has led some to accused him of switching from one political side to another without shame. What are the real impacts of his...
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NORTH KOREA, THE GREAT ILLUSION

Beyond the propaganda

50 mnHD
In 2011, the sudden death of Kim Jung Il brought to power his Western educated son and basket-ball fan Kim Jun-un, 30. But very quickly any hope of liberalization raised by the new leadership faded in front of the dictatorial logic of the first communist dynasty in History. This is the...
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NOSTALGIC SHOPS

Driven by passion - Also available as 12x13mn

4x52’HD
They are bookseller, hairdresser, haberdasher, grocer... This series paints the portrait of merchants who, against all odds, carry on their activities despite the daily difficulties and competition from the Internet and supermarkets. We travel all over France to meet the men and women who...
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OCEAN'S CARTELS

The new Wild West

55 mnHD
One fish out of five comes from illegal fishing. It is an ecological scandal with serious environmental consequences. Some species are endangered. As Paul Watson from the Sea Shepherd NGO says: "If the ocean dies, we die". This business also hides a human tragedy since aboard...
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OUT

The moment their world teetered

64 mnHD
Through a montage of compelling videos posted on the Internet by young gays, bis, lesbians or transsexuals, OUT makes us experience from within the groundbreaking moment of their coming out – after which their intimate and social life shall be forever changed.
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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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POISON IN OUR HOMES (THE)

Daily life hazards

52 mnHD
Without knowing it, we use every day products that pollute our home. When we buy a liquid of maintenance for floors, we have in our hands a cocktail of VOC (volatile organic compound). When we acquire a piece of furniture, he is often agglomerated wood and releases in the atmosphere of...
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PROGRAMMED TO KILL

The diseases that puzzle science

2x52’HD
This 2-part documentary series investigates the most infamous and deadly tropical diseases: the dengue fever and the melioidosis. Dengue was first detected over 2 centuries ago. It is the world’s most debilitating, rapidly spreading and prevalent mosquito-borne viral disease and yet...
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QUINOA, THE SECRETS OF A MAGIC SEED

Its success has attracted attention

52 mnHD
Over the past 20 years, Western consumers have discovered the nutritional virtues of quinoa and consumption of this seed has literally exploded. It is now everywhere from supermarkets to restaurants. Today, it is still produced in the Andes Cordillera, at an altitude of nearly 4,000...
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RACISM THE DARK FACE OF BRAZIL

An underlying tension that permeates the whole society

55 mnHD
While Brazil elects a far-right President, this film focuses on the humiliations suffered by the destitute. How are they viewed by the rest of the population? Is the fear felt by the privileged justified? Thought in-depth interviews and testimonies, this much needed film shows how race...
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READY MADE MEALS

Are they a health hazard?

52 mnHD
In the last 30 years cooking time has been cut by half in developed countries. Fixing diner today often means warming up food contained in a plastic pouch, a can or a brick. In a world where every minute counts, ready-made meals enjoy a scalding success. You can’t argue the...
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READY TO WEAR: THE NEW TRENDS

The world's largest concept store

43 mnHD
25 years after its creation, Who's Next is the leading international women's fashion event in Europe. Twice a year, in Paris, this 4 days show brings together nearly 50,000 visitors and about 1,500 brands. More than just a trade fair, Who's Next is a source of inspiration...
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REBIBBIA PRISON: PRISONERS ON STAGE

Acting criminals

52 mn4K
Rebibbia, Italy's largest high-security prison, houses convicts with long jail terms. Mafia members, criminals, traffickers, most of them never entered a theatre. However, a performance hall, quite unusual in a prison facility, welcomes them three times a week to introduce them to...
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RICE, A STICKY ISSUE

Performance at all cost

52 mnHD
One out of every two people on the planet eat rice every day. In its natural state, rice is particularly nutritious, but industrialisation has changed the situation with fast-cooking grains. In 50 years, preparation time has been divided by 4. What is the real benefit of such...
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RISKY PLATEFUL

Eating can be detrimental to your health

52 mn
Three journalists were the guinea pigs of an unprecedented experience. For several weeks each followed a specific diet while being subjected to medical tests. The results are alarming: eating can be detrimental to your health. Salmon with pesticides, pork and chicken with antibiotics,...
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ROMA IN FRANCE

The other face of the country of the human rights

52 mnHD
One night, Colette sees from her window a big fire in a wasteland across the road. She decides to go see and is greeted by a Gypsy family from Romania. Touched by Eva, Sami and their two children, she decides to help them. Although, over time, life conditions improve somewhat, the...
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RUNET, THE BATTLE FOR THE RUSSIAN WEB

A space for freedom or propaganda

10x6’HD
Supporters and opponents of Vladimir Putin are fighting a bitter battle on Runet (the Russian Internet). The Kremlin is taking a close interest in Runet, which is now bombarded with propaganda and fake news. But despite repressive legislation and the zealous vigilance of cyber-militiamen...
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SAVING THE CHIMPS

A sanctuary for broken primates

52 mnHD
How did Bobby, the gentle chimpanzee, managed to pull through after years caged up in isolation in biomedical labs? How did space-chimp Emily, trained to test space capsules and rockets, survived her stressful NASA training program? Appalled by such treatment, Carole Noon decided to help...
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SCOOTER MASSACRE

Practical but dangerous

52 mnHD
A new device is revolutionizing urban mobility: the electric scooter. Easy, practical, fast, this new mode of transportation has everything to please. But there are downsides to this thriving business. Hazard, incivility and lack of respect for the rules of the road have already caused...
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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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SRI LANKA: THE DARK SIDE OF PARADISE

52 mnHD
The pearl of the Indian Ocean is a trendy destination but behind its natural treasures and pristine beaches Sri Lanka is still licking its wounds after more than 40 years of civil war. The island was torn apart by a bloody conflict between two communities: the Sinhalese Buddhist majority...
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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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TECHNOSEX

How will sex be like in the future?

52 mnHD
New technology is everywhere around us. At work, during our downtime and now it’s even invading our beds: vibrating underwear, connected sex toys, sex robots… Ecstasy is turning high-tech. Soon we will experience remote love making, bliss will be virtual and humanoids would...
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THE AMBASSADORS OF HOPE

One cause, one celebrity

11x52’HD
AMBASSADORS OF HOPE is a series about female celebrities that are involved in charities. They may be famous but also committed to the point that they don’t hesitate to shed their polished public image to go in the field to help raise awareness. For these ambassadors, speaking for...
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THE ART OF NAPPING

Siesta time around the world

30 mnHD
Taking a nap is the ultimate symbol of holidays, especially on the beach. Though in some countries, like Spain, it is a well-known daily custom, in some less anticipated countries like China it is quite usual for workers to stop in the middle of the day to snooze, sometimes even right on...
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THE BEAUTIFUL STORY OF POULAIN CHOCOLATE

Between know-how and modernity

52 mnHD
While Poulain chocolate is still one of the favourite brands in France, little is known about the story of its discreet founder, Victor-Auguste Poulain. Yet his life was singular. Born in 1825, in a large and destitute family, nothing prepared him to become one of the best chocolate...
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THE BLUE ZONES OF LONGEVITY

4x52’HD
Living better and longer: that is the challenge successfully met in intriguing regions known as blue zones, home to the greatest number of hundred-year-olds. A naturopath chef and a family practitioner try to solve the mystery of this longevity, setting out to discover 4 regions. Biology,...
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THE CHINESE WHITE GOLD

Winter sports Wild East

26 mnHD
Chinese new middle class can now enjoy a sport they knew nothing about until recently : skiing. And they love it! This is not about trying some daredevil manoeuvres on the runs; so far skiing remains a quiet family experience. However, this craze has led to a shortage of adequate...
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THE CHOCOLATE SHORTAGE

Growing demand in the face of disorganized producers

48 mnHD
A chocolate crisis is looming. The cocoa tree is a fragile and low yield tree. The plantations are rustic and aging. Producing countries are often unstable and poorly organized. However, investments are pouring in because of heavy speculation in the face of a dramatic increase in Chinese...
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THE COLOR OF JUSTICE

A deadly chokehold

52 mnHD
In July 2014, Eric Garner, a black American, died in the street after being violently arrested by a NYC Police officer who is seen pulling him to the ground and chokeholding him. His death was recorded in an amateur video that shows him telling the police repeatedly “I can’t...
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THE COURTROOM BUFFS

Justice as a show

52 mnHD
In the courthouses a micro-society has developed, a coterie made up of people from every walk of life who attend trials in much the same way as others go to shows, plays or movies. This foray into the world of courtroom buffs introduces us to a host of colorful, fascinating, even touching...
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THE DARK SIDE OF BUDGET FOOD

Consumers vs. manufacturers

52 mnHD
So many kinds of ham in the supermarket. How are they different? What’s the manufacturing process? What’s the real value of low cost ham? Ready-made meals are top sellers in the frozen section. They are convenient for the consumers but also for the manufacturers. Indeed,...
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THE FRENCH MASTERS OF BEER

Taste, geniality and sharing

52 mnHD
The North of France has weaved beer into its art of living. Together with French fries, the Braderie or the carnival, the beverage has been a stalwart tradition in the region. This film is part exploring a world of fine bubbles, malt and hops, discovering unusual places and encountering...
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THE HAZARDS OF AESTHETIC MEDICINE

The price of beauty

52 mn
To get a smooth skin or eliminate cellulite it is no longer necessary, today, to go into the operating room for a facelift or a liposuction. Each year in France, nearly 400,000 people are injected anti-wrinkle products. But are these new techniques which generate 4 billion euros in sales...
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THE HIDDEN SIDE OF GOOGLE

"Do no Evil". Really?

52 mnHD
Google is the richest search engine company in the world and has become ubiquitous to the point of being used as a verb. Searching the net, sending messages via Gmail, getting around with Google Maps, watching videos on YouTube.... The company is everywhere. By being ever present in our...
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THE INSIDER

Embedded into elite units

12x52’HD
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...
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THE MISSING LINK

The peaceful coexistence of religions

52 mnHD
Father Emile Bombiri was born in Daboura, a village in Burkina Faso. Eschewing strong local traditions, he decided to become a priest and dedicate his life to the development of his village, regardless of the creeds of its inhabitants. Dabura was home to the Bwabas, a mostly fetishist...
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THE NEW WEB SLAVES: AMAZON’S MECHANICAL TURK

How Internet giants are circumventing labour legislation

26 mnHD
Iconographic search for $0.05/hr. Translation jobs at $0.02/hr. The giants of the net have found a simple way to circumvent labor laws: they have invented the micro-jobs. Simple tasks with even simpler wages, i.e. a few cents without the paperwork. A trick that allows them to bypass the...
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THE PERFECT BODY CLINIC

A temple to beauty

90 mnHD
Five floors. 2,500 square meters. A hundred employees. The Champs Elysées Clinic is one of the largest plastic surgery institution in Europe. Patients benefit from 30 luxurious rooms with an attentive staff comprising physiotherapists, hairdressers and manicures. It has been...
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THE PHILIPPINES, THE SPIRAL OF VIOLENCE

Collateral damages

45 mn4K
The Philippines have all the attributes of a tropical paradise, but it has become hell for drug dealers. Indeed, since his election in 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte has declared war on the gangs and drug trafficking. He has given a free rein to the police and the armed forces to shoot...
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THE PILL CALLED INTO QUESTION

The n°1 contraceptive

26 mnHD
It was the symbol of women emancipation but the pill is now being challenged. Cases of stroke, phlebitis and pulmonary embolism - sometimes leading to the death of young women taking so-called "3rd and 4th generation" pills - have raised an important debate about contraception....
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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 PRICE OF PROTEST

The Colin Kaepernick's story

52 mnHD
Imagine two of the most emblematic American values colliding: freedom of speech and patriotism. Football icon Colin Kaepernick epitomized that clash when, in 2016, a simple gesture turned him into the most polarizing athlete of our times. While the crowd was standing up for the national...
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THE RED SPIES THEORY

The chinese economic intelligence scheme

57 mnHD
Two years ago this visionnary film showcased how Chira was acquiring Western technology though economic intelligence and how the West complacently let this happen. In 2006, 70% of patents used in mainland China came from abroad. The aim is to reverse this trend by 2020. To achieve this,...
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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 SEED WAR

Fighting for food independence

52 mnHD
Are seeds a commodity or a vital resource to be shared for the benefit of Humanity like the water we drink or the air we breathe? In the near future, farmers might lose the right to plant their own seeds. Indeed, in Europe, a regulation is emerging which will impose strict controls on the...
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THE SEYCHELLES IN MUDDY WATERS

Beyond the pristine beaches

52 mnHD
Turquoise water, lush vegetation, pristine beaches... This island state in the Indian Ocean is a magnet for wealthy tourists and newlyweds looking for a dream holiday. High end tourism has become the first source of income for this archipelago, thanks to investors from the Gulf. In...
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THE SIDE EFFECTS OF MEDICATION

Undesirable side effects

52 mnHD
The side effects of drugs are identified in endless lists written in lowercase characters. Even if no one reads them, they are here to prevent the consequences of treatments on some people. But what happens when the so-called independent experts in charge of listing them are paid by...
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THE STUNNING SPERM SELLING BUSINESS

An alarming increase of male infertility

26 mnHD
The question is hitherto unseen in human history. For the first time, our ability to reproduce is challenged by the alarming increase of male infertility. In little over 20 years, the amount of sperm produced by Europeans has been halved, as throughout North America and China. The causes...
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THE TREASURES OF VATICAN

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

A nauseating business

52 mnHD
Tobacco, sweat, dust... Smelly odors ruin our lives. We spend our time trying to eliminate them. Spraying our armpits before a workday has become a ritual. We fight vigorously these odors that invade our living rooms or our cars. Industrial groups are benefiting from this obsession. What...
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THEY ARE BACK FROM SYRIA… AND NOW WHAT?

For the first time, they tell their story

30 mnHD
They’re young, men and women, executives or students. At first, they weren’t into Jihad but yet, they left everything to go to Syria. Then one day, they came back. Anti-terrorism services estimate at 500 the number of French citizens wandering between Iraq and Syria. Among...
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TIAN ANMEN: THE FORBIDDEN MEMORY

30 ans after...

52 mnHD
June 1989, Beijing, Tian Anmen Square. The tanks of the People’s Liberation Army violently repress the democratic aspirations of the Chinese youth. It is a bloodshed, with nearly a thousand killed. June 2009, Beijing, Tian Anmen Square. Friendly policemen, gazing tourists and Mao...
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TOYS FOR GROWN-UPS

Opening up to new experiences

52 mnHD
From Cleopatra and her papyrus cone filled with bees to the connected toys of today, the evolution of sex-toys has changed the way we contemplate sexuality and female pleasure. Whether used alone or within a couple, sex-toys have given a new impetus to the discovery of the body and its...
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UNBELIEVABLE NIGERIA

Oil billionaires, slums and sky scrapers

60 mnHD
Thanks to its vast oil resources, Nigeria is now the first economic power in Africa. Golf courses, marinas and gated communities are part of the new golden life for a few privileged ones. However, on the other side of the street, the slums harbour a far different reality for millions of...
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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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USA, CRAZINESS LOTTERY

An institution that unleashes passions

52 mnHD
In the United States, 25% of the population gambles. The country has 46 televised lottery games and the money to be earned can reach record: more than $1 billion depending on the prize pools. It is a real institution that unleashes passions. But what happens to the lottery winners? What...
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USA: JUSTICE FOR SALE

Blatant dysfunctions

52 mnHD
On Super Sunday, many states not only vote to choose a candidate for the White House, but also to pick 2 judges for the State’s Supreme Court, like in Arkansas. From clear conflicts of interest to proven instances of corruption, the elected judges have been mired in scandal. This...
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USA: THE MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

Extreme natural events

90 mnHD
Hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tornados, floods… This film highlights the vulnerability of the USA in the face of extreme natural events. Quite aware of the risks threatening their cities, often underestimated by the population at large, some men and women are...
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VERSAILLES, KINGS, QUEENS AND PRESIDENTS

52 mnHD
Versailles is synonymous with politics and power. Dinner at Versailles with a head of State is still one of the greatest honours the Republic can bestow on a guest. Kennedys, Reagan, Khrushchev, Queen Elizabeth, Shah of Iran, Colonel Khadafi… they were all invited to sit at the...
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VUITTON, BEHIND THE SCENES OF LUXURY’S MASTERMIND

V.I.P. access

62 mnHD
For the first time, the most popular French luxury brand gave access to its workshops, where its famous handbags are laser-cut, its flagship store on the Champs-Elysées (a historical monument dedicated to conspicuous consumption), the repair department (a kind of leather clinic)...
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WHEN I WAS SIX, I KILLED A DRAGON

A young girl battles leukemia

52 mnHD
On April 5, 2012, director Bruno Romy and illustrator Annabelle Cocollos learned that their daughter Mika – who was 6 years old at the time - had leukemia. The family decided to document her battle towards being cured. This film is a combination of drawings, photos, animation and...
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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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WHO OWNS NATURE?

A dramatic alpine play

96 mnHD
Who owns nature? Are we, as humans, its protectors or destructors? Mountain goats, bellowing stags, a pack of wolves, forest rangers, farmers, wildlife biologists, hunting opponents and hunters: they are all protagonists in a dramatic alpine play. How should humans deal with nature and...
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YIWU, THE WORLD'S GREATEST BAZAAR

Welcome to over the top shopping

52 mnHD
It is a place like no other in the world, 250 kilometers south of Shanghai. On nearly 4 million square meters dedicated to shopping, 180,000 stores open 7 days a week and almost 24 hours a day, offer 2 million different products. Spending 5 minutes in each stand at the Futian exhibition...
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YURU CHARA CRAZE

In Japan, every organization, public or private, claim one mascot

26 mn4K
The craze for Japanese mascots has reached such a level that the country has now literally hundreds of these little characters. Every region, city, company, even firefighters and the army, all have their mascots. The economic stakes have become so high that a dedicated festival was...
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ZANZIBAR: A PARADISE IN DANGER

Tourism and pollution

26 mnHD
Zanzibar is a stunning archipelago in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Tanzania. It is then no wonder that so many tourists have chosen this destination to swim into its turquoise waters. However, this inflow of people has caused a pollution increase and poor working conditions for the...
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