The resistance to antibiotics
The world is on the cusp of a major threat: bacteria are developing resistance to existing antibiotics faster than new ones are coming onto the market. An ever-widening gap is opening up.
For the first time in recent history, we must come to terms with the fact that not all bacterial infections are treatable - with implications in all areas of medicine, from surgery to oncology.
The WHO has been using term "silent pandemic" because resistance to antibiotics is creeping unnoticed in society, but with the potential to upend our health system.
The cultural impact of women in the Arab world
The "golden age" of culture in the Arab world, which lasted from the 1920s to the 1970s, saw women play a crucial role. They took over music, song, cinema, literature, the radio, and the press, and thrilled and enthralled diverse peoples, from Baghdad to Casablanca.
These women, some of whom remain giants in their own right, are symbols of a bygone era but also models and sources of inspiration for many contemporary Arab artists.
THE COVID CENTURY [90’]
Preparing for the next pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every country in the world and will continue to shape global politics and our daily lives for the foreseeable future.
Scientists even speculate that this could be the first in a series of new viral pandemics for which humanity must prepare.
This film looks at how to strengthen international coordination to better cope with the next such scourge.
THE REALM OF ANTS [52’]
United to survive
In the garden of a country house, a colony of Rufibarbis ants wakes up after the winter.
In the six months from spring to autumn, it faces the age-old challenge of survival.
The hard workers, the dedicated soldiers, and the precious queen join forces to meet the demands of reproduction and to fight the dangers of theft, slavery, or flooding.
MASTERS OF COFFEE [52’]
An episode from the series
MASTERS OF SAVOURS
For almost a decade, the world of roasting has been in the midst of a revolution with the so-called "specialty" coffee.
These coffees are being tended in exceptional places such as the Finca Bora in Panama, the Reunion Island or the heights of Cali in Colombia.
This film shows us the complexity of this plant through the men and women who watch over it with passion.
THE MAN WHO DEFIED AMERICA [52’]
The 30 years showdown between General de Gaulle and the USA
The hostility of the United States towards General de Gaulle is not a secret anymore. Successive American administrations tried everything to subdue him without ever succeeding, using media manipulations or clandestine financing of his opponents to name a few strategies.
The showdown between the General and the USA would last 30 years.
This film explains the reasons behind this antagonism thanks to declassified archives and new testimonies. For the first time, it is now possible to recount this secret war that pitted de Gaulle against America from 1940 to 1969.
MASTERS OF REICH [4x52’]
Making silent archives speak
This series gives a new life to silent archives.
It shed new light on WWII and the preceding years by revealing what the masters of the Reich and their acolytes were really saying to each other while being filmed, thinking no one could hear them.
Surprising or trivial, mundane or astonishing, their words now deciphered give a new perspective on these historical archives and get us closer to the harsh reality of these tragic days.
LOVE AND SEX IN ISRAEL [52’]
A torn youth
The Promised Land is a recent state where religion and institutions are intertwined while mores and modernity clash.
In a country swept by conflicts since its creation, where carelessness and patriotism coexist, the youth torn between thousand-year-old traditions and Western influences must find its own way.
FLYING: THE CHANNEL CROSSING [52’]
A daredevil's challenge
110 years after the first air crossing over the English Channel, Franky Zapata took up the same challenge with his invention, the FlyBoard Air, a hoverboard powered by gas turbines.
We follow him and his team as they prepare for this physical and technological endeavor.
THAILAND, HEAVENLY ISLANDS [52’]
An episode from the series
If paradise exists somewhere on our planet, it may well be in southwest Thailand with dream islands, white sandy beaches that glisten in the sun, and crystal-clear waters.
The Andaman Gulf is home to magnificent archipelagos, stunningly beautiful landscapes, and unspoiled nature in the heart of a welcoming tropical region.
THE SECRETS OF MARS AND THE MOON [2x52’]
The closest stars
The Moon and Mars are the stars closest to our planet.
Despite their proximity, there are still many things we do not know about them.
EXTREME ELEVATORS, SKY IS THE LIMIT [48’]
A sophisticated and high-performance equipment
The elevator is an invisible means of transportation and yet the most used in the world. Every day, more than a billion human beings take them.
Since its creation in 1853, it has followed the industrial evolution and accompanied new technologies. Today, it is a sophisticated, high-performance piece of equipment.
When we enter an elevator, we are far from imagining all the innovations it has benefited from over the past decades.