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.
ICELAND, A SANCTUARY FOR PUFFINS [52’]
A particularly endearing sea bird
Every year, after six months spent at sea, the Atlantic puffin returns to the slopes of the Vestmann Islands off the Icelandic coast.
Its exotic appearance and demeanor, sometimes affectionate, other times rowdy but often considered "comical" because of its clumsy gait, make this sea bird particularly endearing.
A national emblem and a tourist attraction, its fate is nevertheless a matter of concern to Icelanders as, for a decade now, pairs have stopped breeding. Faced with this situation, a handful of enthusiasts are mobilizing to save the puffin which represents the identity of an island.
WINONA RYDER, FIGHTING DEMONS [52’]
Sensitive. Fragile. Crazy. Although Winona Ryder resists labels, the image of the outsider follows her all the way to the red carpet.
At 17, she was already one of Hollywood's greats, but after being convicted of shoplifting, the young talent went quiet.
Now in her mid-40s, she is suddenly back, the anti-hero of Hollywood.
YAB YUM [52’]
The rise and fall of the world's most legendary brothel
Yab Yum, Amsterdam's most legendary brothel, was forced to close its doors more than 10 years ago after the exclusive and vibrant club turned into a dodgy criminal hub.
Director Anna Maria van't Hek found those who once worked there, they share with her their turbulent past. They tell their stories, both extravagant and painful, about Yab Yum's glory days and how it all went tragically wrong.
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.
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.
THE SOLAR SYSTEM [52’]
A journey through space and time
This film is a journey through space and time to understand our origins.
It starts from the creation of our solar system, 4.8 billion years ago, takes us through the changes and the evolutions that it underwent until today, and looks at its future.
THE OTTER, HEATING UP [52’]
A new tragedy is looming
After having almost disappeared, the otter has begun to reclaim rivers thanks to the ban on trapping, river clean-up measures, and the protection of its natural habitat.
But a new tragedy threatens its survival: global warming.
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 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.
The memorable characters of History
Some lives are synonymous with times gone by and to recount them is to bring these worlds back to life.
This series retraces the destinies of the greatest figures in history and takes us back to the eras they left their mark on.
An episode from the series
With its legendary temples and heavenly beaches, Cambodia has many treasures to offer.
This land steeped in ritual and belief has managed to modernize itself, as evidenced by its capital, Phnom Penh, and its Art Deco architecture.
Far from the frenzy of the cities, some inhabitants have managed to preserve their natural and artistic heritage.