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THE LUCKY ZEBRA [52’]

Some fare better than others

In nature, there are the herbivores to whom nothing smiles right away (barely born already eaten) and others who fare better like THE LUCKY ZEBRA. How else to call this little male born in the dry season who, throughout his life, will enjoy a lucky star.

Confronted with drought, predators, competing males, he always manages to get by. Over the years, he has led without fail and damage the small harem he has patiently built.

But in the end, is it just luck or is this zebra just more cautious, skillful and smart than the others?

LOIRE VALLEY, A FRENCH TREASURE (THE) [52’]

Lush nature, majestic river, stunning castles

In the heart of France, the Loire valley is a rare and precious piece of land listed as a World Heritage Site.

Over a condensed 250 kilometres are incredible places and exceptional people.

With its lush nature, majestic river, numerous castles steeped in history and an authentic terroir, the Loire valley is a must-see destination for lovers of France and its culture.

THE IMMORTALS [52’]

Living beings with superpowers

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

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

CALABRIA, ESSENTIAL ITALY [52’]

The toe of the boot

Long overlooked, Calabria has become a choice destination for those who love Italy, sunshine and authenticity.

It offers the visitor unspoiled forests, pristine beaches, breathtaking landscapes and quaint villlages. There, the culture and the terroir are very much alive.

Steeped in Aragonese, Greek and Norman influences, Calabria is the quintessence of Italy and its lifestyle.

BECOMING CHANEL [52’]

The story of a myth

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

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

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

THE BRIDGES OF PARIS [52’]

Pushing back the limits

The bridges of Paris follow one another along the Seine river, all different since they were built over centuries and reflect the most advanced techniques of each era. First in wood, then in stone, metal and today in high-performance alloys, they have each time pushed back the limits of know-how.

How have these superstructures withstood the test of time? What challenges were met to gain in lightness and sturdiness, to improve span and strength?

Thanks to 3D images and the participation of the best experts, this film takes us back in time to discover the incredible story of the bridges of Paris.

Also available as a 70'

THE OTHER GOERING [52’]

A divided brotherhood

You're not always responsible for your family members. Especially when you're the brother of one of the greatest war criminals, Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering.

It's hard to present oneself as a champion of individual freedoms when, in 1945, the death camps are being discovered, that the war has claimed millions of lives and every average German declares himself to be anti-Nazi.

And yet, Hermann's brother, Albert Goering, calls himself a protector of the weak and oppressed. We find out that the devil had an archangel brother.

POLYNESIA, HEAVEN ON EARTH [52’]

The pearls of the Pacific Ocean

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

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

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

HAITI, LIFE AT ALL COSTS [52’]

The Kangaroo method

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 running water. Premature babies, the most fragile, have very little chance of survival.

A few kilometres away, however, the Saint Damien maternity ward is saving most of these little lives. Subsidized by an Italian NGO, equipped with state-of-the-art neonatal equipment, it relies on a program that has been proven in other poor countries: the Kangaroo method.

BORNEO DEATH BLOW [52’]

A blowpipe-hunter tribe uncertain future

The Borneo island is home to the Penan, a blowpipe-hunter tribe. They use deadly poison darts to catch their preys and are experts at building rainproof shelters in under an hour.

Their survival skills, nomadic culture and traditional knowledge enable them to be the last tribe remaining in one of the oldest and most diverse rainforests on Earth.

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

THE OTHER FRENCH GASTRONOMY [52’]

Northern France gastronomy

Close to the Belgian border, Northern France was better known for its earthy and basic country-style dishes than for its culinary sophistication. But things are changing and Lille, the main city, is fast becoming a gastronomic destination with new talents emerging.

This film unveils this transition from traditional cuisine to creative gastronomy steeped in the region’s roots and local products, showcasing dishes that deserve to be known.

ARKTIC, A 62 DAY SOLITARY JOURNEY [52’]

On and under the ice pack

In some parts of the world, climate change is more obvious than elsewhere.

French explorer Alban Michon, a specialist in ice diving, achieved a world first by crossing the Arctic "Northwest Passage" alone. Carrying over 180 kilos of equipment, Alban travelled nearly 500 kilometers, braving temperatures as low as -53°C.

This film is the story of this extraordinary adventure on and under the ice pack.