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cartels: follow the money

70'

Current Affairs

synopsis

The documentary follows a vast investigation into Mexican cartels and into the global ramifications of their trafficking.

HONORABLE MEN

120' & 2x60'

Current Affairs

synopsis

The film tells the story of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s unexpected rise to power and his dramatic fall from grace, from the highest office in the land to Ward 10 at Maasiyahu Prison. Set as a political thriller, it follows the incredible events that elevated him to power and set the stage for his epic fall, creating a portrait of a multi-faceted man and providing a behind the scenes look at the mechanisms and machinations that control politics, justice, war and peace.

Green Blood

4X52’ & 90’

Current Affairs

synopsis

Green Blood is the result of a collaborative investigation into the practices of three mining companies operating in Tanzania, India and Guatemala. During eight months,
forty journalists from fifteen countries have continued the work of local journalists that has been threaten, jailed or killed as the result of their investigation into the environnemental cost and rapid expansion of the mines. This documentary is a behind the scenes account of this incredible collaboration.

DOUBLE MURDER IN CENTRAL EUROPE

52'

Current Affairs

synopsis

February 26th, 2018, the bodies of 27-year-old Jan Kuciak and his partner Martina Kusnirova were discovered in their home near Bratislava, Slovakia. In the very heart of Europe, journalists are being murdered because of their investigative work on criminal organizations capable of corrupting the highest spheres of power. This documentary will be devoted to the struggle of those who stand up against mafias and corrupt elites at the risk of their lives.

RETURN TO RAQQA

80'

Current Affairs

synopsis

Return to Raqqa chronicles what was perhaps the most famous kidnapping event in history, when 19 journalists were taken captive by the Islamic State, as told by one of its protagonists: Spanish reporter Marc Marginedas, who was also the first captive to be released.

HOMOTHERAPY

90' & 52'

Current Affairs

synopsis

In 2019, some people are still considering homosexuality as a disease. By studying movements coming from the United States, which draw on both Christianity and psychoanalysis to justify “conversion therapies”, this investigation reveals devastating consequences of their practices which, for diverse reasons, are slipping under the radar of the public authorities in Europe.

THE BUSINESS OF RELIGIOUS ARTEFACTS

60'

Current Affairs

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In recent years, the market for religious objects has exploded, whether it be freshly manufactured cult objects, antiques or even trafficking, as in Lourdes. The mitres, paintings, reliquaries and other monstrances on display in churches have become the target of traffickers. Auctions are now organized, followed by rich businessmen collecting relics. They can also be found on parallel markets, stolen and then sold under the cloak to unscrupulous antique dealers. This market mobilizes dedicated services of the police…

CAVIAR DIPLOMACY

2x52'

Current Affairs

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Caviar Diplomacy aims to show us that when business and money are involved, Europe can turn into a money laundromat cooperating with the worst dictatorships, casting a veil over serious human rights abuses committed at our doorstep and pointing out how corruption has penetrated the heart of the European institutions for the benefit of autocratic regimes. We aim to reveal the systemic nature of this corruption system and its tragic consequences as well as to highlight the dysfunctions at the heart of the European institutions.

Michael Putland - Shooting Music

64'

Arts & Culture

synopsis

“It has been a thrill as well as a challenge to work through my archive of more than fifty years of photography, appreciating quite how many incredible people I have had the privilege to meet, spend time with and photograph. The process brought back many amusing memories and I hope the anecdotes and stories offer a small window into the lives and times of some of the artists in the book. When asked to describe an extraordinary photographic life combining my love of music and photography, I have said
It’s been a fantastic ride…”
– Michael Putland.

Kubrick by Kubrick

60'

Arts & Culture

synopsis

Stanley Kubrick’s mark on the legacy of cinema can never be measured. He was a giant in his field, his great works resembling pristine pieces of art, studied by students and masters alike, all searching for answers their maker was notoriously reticent to give. While he’s among the most scrutinized filmmakers that ever lived, the chance to hear Kubrick’s own words was a rarity—until now.

Banksy Most Wanted

90' & 52'

Arts & Culture

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Banksy Most Wanted draws an in-depth portrait of this masked Robin Hood. Each of these investigations reveals a facet of the artist: his commitment to environmental causes or political refugees, his links with the music scene, his entrepreneurial side.

Chasing Lights: The Voyages of Matisse

52'

Arts & Culture

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This art documentary invites us to retrace the voyages Matisse made that influenced his art, especially his last trip to Polynesia in 1930, which took him to the threshold of contemporary art with the invention of his gouache-painted cut-outs.

Beethoven: A 250-Year-Old Pop Star

52'

Arts & Culture

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Constantly covered or adapted, silkscreened by Warhol, copied by Gainsbourg, staged in many movies like A Clockwork Orange or Saturday Night Fever, he is a 250-year-old pop star. With his incredible talent and his extraordinary life, he composed Ode to Joy in a state of near deafness! Through France, Germany and the United States, the prodigy’s anniversary (born in December 1770) gives us the opportunity to go back in time in the footsteps of this timeless genius…

Bolognese Note

88'

Arts & Culture

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Bologna, the concert in Piazza Maggiore of Lo Stato Sociale, the band that brought the Italian indie on the stage of the Sanremo Festival, becomes the soundtrack to arrate the story of one of the most iconic squares in Italy and the magical city around it. Thanks to a cast of top-level stars from the world of entertainment, music becomes the protagonist of an unforgettable documentary directed by Paolo Santamaria that tells anecdotes, curiosities and memories related to Bologna, the history of
Italy and its characters.

Cinecittà: making of History

52"

History

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“Cinema is the strongest weapon.”

This is the prophecy, materialized on a huge banner, that presided over the inauguration, on April 28, 1937, of Cinecittà, the “city of cinema” wanted by Benito Mussolini. Before becoming the mythical “factory of dreams” that makes the imaginations of the whole world crackle, where an essential part of the history of cinema was
written, Cinecittà was conceived as the centerpiece of a war machine. A megalomaniacal project born out of the fascist utopia whose shadow still hangs over the building’s
facade, unchanged for over 80 years. Same typical austere architecture of the time, same pink and ochre colors, same lack of dreamlike aesthetics.

THE ODYSSEY OF A TREASURE

5 x 52"

History

synopsis

A collection of documentaries following art thefts and mysteries throughout the ages; from their first discoveries to their final home in a museum, discover the journey of those artefacts.
Two epsiodes already available: Hitler’s Holy Treasure & The Odyssey of Priam’s Gold
Three episodes in Production: Napoleon’s War Treasure, The Lost Piano of Chopin & The Lydian Hoard

The real story of Santa

52"

History

synopsis

We all have in mind the image of our friendly Santa with his big beard, his paunchy belly, his red coat and his red hat, edged with white fur, who slips into fireplaces to come and put presents under the tree. Where did this completely grotesque story come from and what symbolism does it carry within it? How did this profane character, a great figure in our consumer society, manage to find himself the hero of a Christian celebration?

Royals at War

2 x 52"

History

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Royals at War examines the strategies used by the royal families of Europe during World War II in the face of increasingly powerful nationalist parties. Connected by family ties, the families witnessed the rise to power of Fascism and Nazism and found themselves, voluntarily and involuntarily, at the centre of Hitler’s political scheming. The two episodes recount the various families’ ambiguous and difficult dealings with these untrustworthy powers. After long procrastination, when war finally broke out, each royal family had to make a crucial decision for their country: whether to resist or collaborate.

Hitler's Gold

4 x 52'

History

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Who Financed Hitler? Where did he get the money and the backing to achieve power in 1933 Germany? This eye-opening mini-series unearths Hitler’s money trail, and exposes his secret partners, and money managers who enabled him to finance his success and become the most powerful man in Europe. Hidden treasures, bank accounts, and much more. This series unravels the covert financial web that Hitler spun across Europe and around the globe to bankroll his dream of world domination.

When Paris was German

52'

History

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Discovering Paris under the German occupation through the story of an SS soldier and more generally of Wehrmacht soldiers allows us to follow the daily life on the German side. These soldiers enjoyed privileged status, during their stay, they were led to believe that they belong to a social elite, an unreachable status back in peaceful Germany. And who better than a German who has led such lifestyle to serve as a common thread and tell this story?

Masters of war : Goering

52'

History

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This is the portrait of one of the most emblematic personalities of the Third Reich, full of contradictions and excessively ambitious…
His ascension was vertiginous until he became Hitler’s richest right hand. However, Goering, supreme commander of the air force, was a paradoxical warlord, who multiplied the
attempts at peace behind the scenes and made irreparable errors in battles that changed the course of history, and precipitated his final fall.

Chernobyl: The last battle of the USSR

52'

History

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Three decades after the nuclear explosion, almost everything has been said about this ecological and sanitary disaster that made Pripiat a part of History. By retracing the incredible battle waged by the Soviet Union against radiation, this film proposes to retrace and enlighten an extraordinary story, while exploring the historical stakes in the medium and long-term…

Roots of Tyranny

52'

History

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Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Un: all of them were children and teenagers before they became tyrants. Roots of Tyranny, a documentary film about the childhood and youth of some of the most terrible dictators of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through their youthful portraits, the future characteristics of the exercise of their absolute powers are outlined.

Michiko: the strength of the reed

52'

History

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Empress Michiko of Japan, first commoner to enter the oldest monarchy in the world, combined audacity and tradition as she managed what no other Japanese empress ever had: to seize her own destiny. While serving her country for more than 60 years, Michiko was a wind of change, giving an impetus of modernity and humanity, pushing
the Japanese people to face their own History. Despite her having no formal authority, Michiko has successfully turned Japan into a more caring nation.

GLOBAL SCIENCE

6x52'

SCIENCE

synopsis

Researchers, engineers and visionaries strive to bring us a better future, one breakthrough at a time. From every country throughout the world, men and women are dedicated to proving that the human mind knows no boundaries.

ENDANGERED CITIES

3x52'

SCIENCE

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Catastrophic floods, impressive volcanic eruptions, massive earthquakes… The threat of large-scale natural disasters in the near future is not syfy. For each city urrently at risk, a disappeared city has suffered a similar tragic fate. The on-site investigation give the experts (scientists, geologists, architects…) the floor to compare their similarities. Because looking back has always been the best way to think about the future.

MEGASTADIUM: A TOUR OF EUROPE

6x52'

SCIENCE

synopsis

They host thousands of spectators each year, their enthusiasm and their songs for prestigious competitions and concerts.
Discover the challenges of building some of the most legendary stadiums in all of Europe.

MAN 2.0: R-EVOLUTION

6x52'

SCIENCE

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Man 2.0 R-Evolution is the multi-ethnic and multicultural result of today’s science. For 4.5 billion years mutation, gene flow and natural selection have driven the evolutionary process and forged life on Earth. Today cultural evolution is taking over changing how we live, how we think and how we die. For the first time in history humankind has the knowledge and the tools to intervene directly in its own evolutionary process.

LIFE IS DEADLY

85'

SCIENCE

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Cesare Maltoni was one of Italy and the world’s most important cancer research pioneers, specialising in the research of environmental cancers and tumor prevention, and creating the first hospice in Italy. However, there was more than one side to this extraordinary scientist, Maltoni was also a political man, battling for civil rights, a staunch communist and gay. This documentary constructs the image of Maltoni, the average man’s hero, a pioneer not just of science but of modern day thinking.

WETLANDS

90'

SCIENCE

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Endlessly, water runs down the mountains to reach the seas and the oceans, creating huge wetlands that are exceptional habitats in which prospers a remarkable biodiversity. Luc Hoffmann dedicated his life to study and protect these habitats. In France, Spain, Greece, Guinea-Bissau and Mauritania, we trace back his heritage and discover the birds and animals (turtles, crocodiles, fishes etc.) he helped protect.

THE MISSING LINK

52'

SCIENCE

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On Earth, all animal and plant species are closely associated. Each living being is an essential link in the balance of ecosystems. But each year, dozens of species disappear due to human activities. Which causes disasters in the chain, which ultimately affect Man. What happens when a link in the chain is missing? And what could the world of tomorrow look like if we don’t protect biodiversity better?

COUNTDOWN TO SAVE GLACIERS

52'

SCIENCE

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Through a splendid Alpine scenery, this documentary reveals a terrifying phenomenon: the melting of the glaciers and its dreadful geological, environmental and economic consequences. Thanks to scientists and mountaineers following evolutions of these glaciers and thus foreseeing a potential engulfing of the surrounding valleys and cities, the film shows the reality and urgency of global warming.

HISTORY 360''

200x6'

Shorts

synopsis

6 minutes! That’s all you need to understand the most important events of our History. These short documentaries offers us to learn more and rediscover our world since the Antiquity to nowadays.

SCIENCE IN PROGRESS

20x3'

Shorts

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Educational and entertaining, the animated short series, Science in Progress takes us into a journey at the heart of the scientific breakthroughs of our History.
The three-minute episodes will give us the clues, the twist-and-turns, the experiences that allowed scientists, from Antiquity to modern days, to achieve discoveries in all scientific fields.

Via Italia

4 x 52'

Adventure and travel

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Old Roman paths are the best way to discover an hidden and secret Italy. They appear as straight lines, almost imaginery, passing through the regions of Italy.

We follow them across beautiful landscapes and meet all those who still animate them today.

E01 : Via Cassia
E02 : Via Appia
E03 : Via Popilia
E04 : Sicily

LOBSTERS : CATCH & CASH

6 x 52'

Adventure and travel

synopsis

This character-driven factual show takes us on a journey through the real-life events of fishermen who harvest the most precious shellfish: the lobster. During a whole season we are immersed in the Atlantic ocean off the impressive coast of Canada to discover throughout their adventures and their stories, all the stakes and the fierce competition taking place on board.

AURELIEN DUCROZ, A LIFE ON THE TOP

1 x 52'

Adventure & Travel

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At the age of 37, Aurélien Ducroz has decided to put an end to his carrer as a competitive skier that has taken him to the highest level: two freeride World Champion titles and four victories at the Xtreme competition in Verbier, an unparalleled record. To finish this chapter of his life, this man from Chamonix decided to cross the Mont Blanc with his skis, joined by the mountain people who have made him who he is and with whom he has forged strong ties.
In the exceptional setting of the massif, an intimate portrait of Aurélien Ducroz emerges, through moments shared during his demanding ascents, on vertiginous slopes or in the reassuring setting in a refuge.

THE CALL OF THE VOID

1 x 52"

Adventure & Travel

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Follow Lionel Franc, the living legend of high-flying diving in the preparation of his own world record, a jump of more than 35 meters in the creeks of Marseille and Cassis, an exceptionally preserved natural site, as grandiose as it is vertiginous, overlooking the deep blue sea.

MEDINA AZAHARA, THE LOST PEARL OF AL-ANDALUS

90' & 52'

Archaeology

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Nicknamed the “Versailles of Andalusia”, Medina Azahara is today one of the most important Islamic archaeological site. Recognized as World Heritage of Humanity, this unique caliphal city, built four centuries before the Alhambra, is the object of a new excavation campaign led by a team of international researchers.

ARCHAEOLOGY OF JUDAISM

one off 52'

Archaeology

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French History, as European History, is mostly seen as a Christian History. It is portrayed as a civilization built around bell towers and cathedrals. However, Archaeology of Judaism wants to highlight a people that has been obscured, whereas it has always been present in our era and has lived on the European soil and prospered there: the Jews.
The documentary returns to the footsteps of this community that settled in many towns, villages, and hamlets and which has left visible and invisible prints of its presence in the territories.