Nature & Environment

AQUARIUMS TO VISIT IN JAPAN [2x30’]

When it comes to aquariums, Japan holds 2 world records. In Nagasaki, you can observe no less than 9 species of penguins while in Yamagata 50 species of Jellyfish are there to dazzle you.

This episode take us behind the scenes of these unique marine exhibits.

ARKTIC A 62 DAYS 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 kilometres, braving temperatures as low as -53°C.

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

CLIMATE REFUGEES [3x52’]

The consequences of global warming

This series looks at the effects and consequences of global warming on populations.

How to anticipate and prevent them? Why are we all concerned?

KOMODO: SEX AND DRAGONS [52’]

An eventful courtship

An imposing adult male is determined to mate with a young female. A trivial episode in the animal kingdom one might think. But when it takes place in one of the most hostile archipelagos in the world, and when the animals involved are the ferocious Komodo dragons, we know the courtship promises to be eventful.

Baby dragons perched 10 meters up in trees; an old one who wants more offspring; a young male ready to mate but who has to deal with a rival bent on killing him; a recalcitrant female; macaques, deer and buffalo living in close proximity to their predators: these are the characters in our saga.

Dramatic scenes, imposing landscapes and beautiful photography combine to make this a spectacular film.

LIFE AT THE EDGE [30’]

Spectaculer nature of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park in the U.S. shot with 8K and 4K cameras in High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG).

Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are among the most popular national parks in the United States.

At Yellowstone, hot water gushing out from the earth and colorful microbes are said to signify primeval ecosystem of the earth. Various animals living there including bison as well as magnificent scenery is also the charm of this park. Grand Teton National Park has been described as the most beautiful national park in the U.S.

This program guides you to the magnificent nature shot with 8K and 4K cameras in HDR and WCG.

SAVING SUMATRA'S BIG 4 [52’]

Threatened by human activity

Sumatra's priceless biodiversity is today threatened by human activity. Elephants, tigers, rhinos, and orangutans, all endemic to the island, are facing extinction.

How to share the land between humans and animals? Can they both be protected? Is there a chance to save these last big representatives of wildlife?

We follow a passionate naturalist, accompanied by elite squads and committed activists, to meet those who dedicate their lives to the animal cause in what remains one of the last natural paradises on earth.

Narrated by Feodor Atkine.

SHUKLAPHANTA, THE OTHER WILD NEPAL [52’]

A successful coexistence between man and animal

The Shuklaphanta Reserve is the first national park created in Nepal in 1973. This area is exceptional on many accounts including its diverse landscapes, hundreds of animal species - 22 of which are critically endangered. It may look like a mix of Europe and Africa yet we are truly in the heart of Asia.

The reserve is a small paradise located in the western part of the country. Despite human pressure, it has managed to strive and offer the wildlife a safe haven. However, the fragile cohabitation between man and animal is a daily struggle for associations and park rangers who must raise awareness and educate the people about the advantages of co-existing with Nature.

If the nearby inhabitants’ quality of life improves, the need to plunder the forest will diminish and the kingdom of Shuklaphanta will be able to look forward to a bright future.

THE INVISIBLE [52’]

A miniature ecosystem

At the edge of the forest, a huge tree appears in the morning mist. The first rays of sun awaken the tiny fauna that inhabits the sturdy branches stretched out towards the sky. The life that swarms in the heart of the old tree celebrates the arrival of spring.

Caterpillars, ants, glow-worms… They all play they part in this miniature ecosystem, this fascinating universe which we discover in this original film.

THE KINGDOM OF MANASLU [52’]

A natural gem between heaven and earth

In the heart of the Himalayas, the Nepalese region of Manaslu is a natural gem between heaven and earth. Here, Man and Nature coexist since the dawn of time. Humans and animals have learned to adapt and survive under the most extreme conditions.

These valleys - still secluded not long ago – are opening to the outside world and the local communities try, often successfully, to control these unvoidable mutations and maintain their traditional lifestyle while adjusting to modernity.

THE TAIGA ERMIT [52’]

Between 2 worlds

Deep in the Indian Cree territory, in the Canadian taiga, a man has chosen to live in isolation, in the heart of nature and away from the modern world.

We follow him in his daily life and in his spiritual journey that leads him to reflect on the evolution of Western societies and their impact on the environment.

An authentic film of striking beauty.

WHEN WINE GOES NORTH [52’]

The challenge of daring growers

Seeing vineyards in the North of France and above in Europe seems incongruous.

And yet, this film travels along this northern wine route, from the Flanders to Sweden. A nascent road buoyed by promises which has been sketching out for a few years now.

Climate change, consumers behavior and the evolution of territories may have changed forever the map of wine growing.

WILD CARIBBEAN [52’]

An environment built by winds, birds and waves

The Caribbean archipelago is a string of islands sheltering a bountiful nature.

With unwavering resilience, life took hold in these isolated environments transported by blowing winds, migrating birds or washed ashore. Today, these islands offer one of the richest bioversity in the world.

This film explores this mesmerizing yet fragile wild Caribbean and its exceptional ecosystems.

2 DEGREES, THREATS TO THE PARIS AGREEMENT [52’]

The climate war in the form of a thriller

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 political, economic and social issues regarding climate change?

With its various characters, its ticking clock and apocalyptic scenarios, this film has all the ingredients of a good thriller, although what we are facing is a frightening reality.

A WILD QUEST IN SCOTLAND [52’]

The fabulous spectacle of nature

This film is an exceptional journey into the rugged Scottish landscapes and its rich fauna.

Laurent Cocherel is a naturalist photographer with a 25 years passion for this country. He takes us to secret places to witness the fabulous spectacle of nature through the seasons: hiding for otters and tetra-lyres; exploring seabirds colonies; diving with seals, sharks and dolphins; approaching deer, eagles and ospreys…

No less than 4 years were necessary to capture rarely filmed scenes of animal life.

AGAINST ALL ODDS [52’]

A different tsunami story

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 to understand this very complex shellfish. He made a discovery that might well change our vision of how nature works. This is also the story of a fantastic international solidarity move between oyster farmers following the disaster.

Oysters represent a millenary treasure that’s still holding many secrets.

ANGELS OF THE JUNGLE [52’]

Why are primatologists mostly women?

Numerous scientists around the world dedicate their lives to the study and protection of primates. They have been inspired by Dian Fossey, Jane Goodall or Biruté Galdikas. But why are they mostly women?

ANGELS OF THE JUNGLE introduces us to nine remarkable primatologists of our time, taking us to jungles of Borneo and Congo and the lush forests of Madagascar. They explain the sacrifices they’ve made to do their work, the challenges of field research, but also the incredible bonds they have developped with the objects of their studies.

ANTS! [52’]

Nature’s superpower

They wage wars and administer medicines. They are farmers and graziers. They live in a world of coded communications, strict chains of command, secret poison mixtures and prodigious strength.

They have inhabited our planet for millions of years and yet no living creature seems more alien to us. They are the ants.

With its striking visual images, this groundbreaking documentary will take you deep into the mysterious yet fascinating world of the ants.

BAT & MAN [52’]

A mammal that causes leaps in science

Bats were already on earth during the dinosaurs’ era, 60 million years ago, and this incredible species has actually not evolved since.

Today, scientific studies of bats have revealed astonishing discoveries in the fields of bionics, disease prevention and containment which can crossover to the human world.

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.

CHAMBORD THEN, NOW AND FOREVER [52’]

A daunting architectural feat

In the early 16th century, King François I of France decided to erect his palace on an inhospitable patch of swampy hunting grounds.

That daunting architectural feat provided the stage for key historical events and figures (Leonardo da Vinci, Louis XIV, the French Revolution, World War II...).

But the true treasure of Chambord is beyond its stone walls, in a wooded expanse the size of Paris with its varied and exceptional wildlife.

CHILD IN THE WILD [2x52’]

Unusual pets

This series is about children who have grown up in close contact with nature. Many of them have developed a special relationship with supposedly savage animals, mainly thanks to their parents who work directly with wildlife.

From Brazil to Kenya and Australia, each episode tells stories of youngsters and their attachment to one or more species like a horse, an elephant or even a crocodile.

CITY IN A GARDEN [4x23’]

Life lessons in nature

This documentary series celebrates the Singapore Botanic Gardens as a living heritage. It features stories of people with rich life experiences and connected, in one way or another, with the Gardens.

Their personal stories are inspiring, uplifting, joyful, life-changing, filled with reminiscence and, most importantly, worth retelling for the important lessons they impart.

CLIMATE: WHAT HAS CHANGED [2x52’]

Global warming on the field

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.

COSTA RICA NATURE'S ARK [52’]

The country that hosts 5% of known species on earth

Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful sanctuary for biodiversity in the world and its richest. Indeed, this small country hosts 5% of all known species on earth, i.e. 1 out of 20.

To grasp what it entails, one should explore its forests, climb its peaks and walk its shores. Only then can you understand the absolute necessity to preserve our natural world.

DISCOVERING LANGKAWI WITH IRSHAD MOBARAK [2x45’]

A naturalist haven

This series is a journey through Langkawi, an enchanting Malaysian archipelago with a rich fauna and flora biodiversity found in its forests. It’s a naturalist haven where one can see stones that are over 1 billion years old, learn more about the fascinating mudskipper, witness the beauty of the migratory birds.

Find out why the strangling fig tree is so misunderstood, why the mangroves are called "the kings of adaptability", how man and nature live in harmony and why it is important to preserve such a natural heritage at all costs.

Also available as 10x15'

DIVING WITH CROCODILES [52’]

Close encounters on the wild side

Bernie is a television reporter. He has covered wars, infiltrated jails, shared the daily life of communities totally remote from society and rubbed shoulder with men and women studying the deadliest predators. Adrenaline is his fuel yet he never felt so vulnerable than when facing a Nile crocodile.

It is a formidable killing machines living in Botswana and responsible for over 2,000 deaths every year.

Vince Shacks is a scientist who don’t hesitate to risk his life to observe these dangerous predators up close by swimming next to them in the Okavango river. Bernie will be diving with him along side 5 meters long specimens in an effort to better understand their behavior. An indispensable task in order to make man and crocodile coexist.

EARTH FROM ABOVE [16x52’]

A wonderful and emotional portrait of our planet

Hosted by worldwide famous photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, and inspired by his best-selling book, this prime time documentary series explores the major environmental issues currently at stake.

This is the story of our beautiful, alive but fragile planet told by passionate men and women from all around the world.

Also available as 16x110'

EARTH ON EDGE [38x52’]

A round-the-world tour of countries facing climate change

This series talks about countries facing climate change.

People living in Madagascar, in Mexico or in Kenya are suffering from hurricanes, water floods, desertification...

Each film takes us to a different country.

EQALUSUAQ, ON THE TRAIL OF THE HIDDEN PREDATORS [52’]

The salmon run and those awaiting them

In July, in Alaska, millions of salmon run up the rivers. Many are anxiously waiting for them: grizzlies, sea lions, orcas, eagles, sharks... and young divers/photographers.

Paul and Thomas, two marine biologists, are here to live their passion for open spaces and memorable encounters with animals as impressive as extraordinary. Among all these great predators, there is one in particular they have been on the trail of: the salmon shark.

Hold your breath and dive with them into this wild universe.

EUROPE ON THE WILD [4x52’]

Our next door fauna

From Belarus to France, from the imposing bison to the fragile pheasant, this collection presents the different facets of European wildlife.

Even in this part of the world, danger looms everywhere. From wolves in the deep forest to tractors in the fields, the struggle for life is a daily affair.

EXTINCTIONS / SAVED FROM EXTINCTIONS [12x52’]

We thought they were saved

What is the connection between the Californian condor, the Arabian oryx, the African wild dog, the Galapagos marine turtle, the Chinese tiger and the Polar bear?

The answer is the unprecedented risk of seeing these species vanish once and for all from the face of the Earth, after they were once thought to be saved in the past decades.

In this series, we discover the fate of 12 iconic animals facing new dangers and watch the scientific adventures undertaken to save them. Again.

EXTREME LANDS [6x45’]

Surviving against the odds

When nature rages, humanity excels.

This series explains our planet’s most spectacular natural phenomena and examines human inventions designed to deal with them.

FARMERS OF THE FUTURE [52’]

Citifying agriculture

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 the rooftops of skyscrapers. With over 80% of the world population predicted to live in cities by 2050, Singapore is the early laboratory for alternative farming.

Who are the leaders of this agricultural revolution? What alternatives are they offering? How to improve productivity on constricted surfaces? That's some of the questions being raised by this eco-techno documentary about the FARMERS OF THE FUTURE.

FIELD OF LIFE [52’]

The fauna caught between agriculture and nature

In a typical field of the European countryside, wildlife is much more abundant and diverse that one can imagine and it serves as the backdrop for unexpected survival stories.

While the circle of life is at stake for the pheasant, harvest season is coming.

How do the animals such as the foxes, rabbits, hedgehogs survive year after year in an environment caught between agriculture and nature?

GOLD OF BENGAL [52’]

Self-sufficiency at sea

In Bangladesh, the young engineer Corentin de Chatelperron and his team have designed a sailboat made entirely out of jute fiber and christened it “Gold of Bengal”. But beyond the challenge based on the material used for the construction, Corentin's goal is to achieve autonomy at sea. To that end, he embarks with two hens, a small greenhouse to plant potatoes and other hand-made tools for a six-month journey around the deserted islands of the Bay of Bengal.

This merry odyssey is a study in how resourceful low-tech methods can provide the basic needs for survival.

HOPEFUL EARTH [8x52’]

Tomorrow energies

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.

IBEX, ICON OF THE ALPS [52’]

The Lord of the mountains

The Ibex is an animal emblematic of the Alps.

This film, through some surprising images covering several seasons, teaches us a lot of unknown things about this Lord of the mountains. It also questions our ability to share the environment with the wild fauna and the respect it requests.

IDITAROD: THE RACE OF A LIFETIME [90’]

The ultimate challenge

The Iditarod is the most legendary sled-dog race in the world. It crosses the whole of Alaska, a distance of 1,700 kms.

Nicolas Vanier, a great lover of the Far North and veteran musher, is famous for his polar exploits in every icebound region of the world.

The Iditarod is his ultimate challenge.

IGUAZU FALLS: BEHIND THE SCENES [52’]

Balancing nature and onlookers

Bordering 3 countries, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina, the Iguazu Falls are considered the most breathtaking in the world and the Iguazu National Park has been designated one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. But with nearly 1 million yearly visitors, it faces quite an ecological challenge.

The Guarani Indians have fallen victims to this booming industry. They had to sell their lands to hotel groups. Nowadays, they eke out a living no longer fishing or hunting but making handicrafts for tourists.

This film is about the men and women trying to preserve the delicate balance between preserving the nature and tending to the visitors’ curiosity.

INTO THE WILD OF BORNEO [52’]

The jungle album

Borneo is an island shared by Brunei, Malaysia and Indonesia but, most importantly, part of it is a wildlife sanctuary. Jorge Camilo Valenzuela, a National Geographic animal photographer, is about to explore it to capture the various endemic species in all their splendor.

With over 10 years of experience roaming the world’s jungles in search of the perfect picture, we follow Jorge facing extreme conditions in his quest to capture the essence of the stunning biodiversity found in one of the most remote primary forest of the world.

We discover what it takes to survive for months in such an environment just to get the perfect shots of what nature has to offer in all its diversity and richness, thereby raising our awareness of the need to preserve this unique natural heritage.

JAMY’S EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS [10x52’]

Understanding the world

From the glowing slopes of Kilauea in Hawaii, to the Erta Ale lava lake in Ethiopia, the deck of a ship which bores into the Earth’s crust off Japan, the crater of Vesuvius or the ruins of Montserrat, Jamy takes us on a journey to discover a planet which lives and pulsates.

Also Available as 4x110’

LADY CHEETAH [52’]

A love story

In 1979, Laurie Marker’s passion for cheetahs led her to leave her family, friends and home (the USA) for Namibia in order to save the species.

The splendid feline is a hunting machine, the fastest of all land predators, but also a desired trophy for poachers. To protect them she came up with an unusual solution: reintroduce another endangered species, the Anatolian shepherd, the only dog capable of thwarting cheetahs away.

Today, Laurie is regarded as the leading world expert on this animal.

LIFE AT THE ZOO: LE PAL [52’]

One the most visited parks in France

Chimpanzees, elephants, lions, tigers, giraffes, bears, meerkats, zebras, lemurs, just to name a few.

All kinds of animals from the world over can be admired in this zoological park, located in the heart of Auvergne, one the most visited parks in France.

MAMA HYENA [52’]

Lessons from a despised animal

Hyenas have been given an unfairly negative reputation in folklore and popular media because of their ungraceful, even grotesque physical features.

Hyenas are truly a curiosity of nature. They are intelligent creatures that follow a sophisticated and ruthless social system. Depending on its rank, each individual finds itself in a position of power or obedience for its whole life. Hunted down by farmers, hyenas are nonetheless crucial in clearing up the savannah of its carcasses which are carriers of lethal bacteria. Their immune system is unparalleled and a bonanza for medical research.

MAMA HYENA is a tribute to this captivating animal.

MIGRATIONS IN DANGER [3x52’]

Man's barriers on animals' routes

Man constantly modifies its environment. He expands on the planet into the most wild and remote places where he erects artificial barriers at the crossroads of migration routes of species in danger of extinction.

These animals must survive at any cost to ensure the future of their species, all their strength is needed to find a passage across man’s path.

MISSIONS OF HOPE [8x52’]

Change actors

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, day after day, in their quest to make a difference.

MOBYDICK: THE OPERATION [52’]

The secrets of the sperm whale

The sperm whale is one of the most impressive and lesser known animals on the planet.

This film is a playful and fascinating investigation into the mysteries that surround these giants of the seas: an ability to defy the laws of physics, their complex social relationships, a technique for long-distance communication and a sophisticated echolocation system.

Thanks to stunning visual sequences, these leviathans from another age have never been filmed so closely in their daily lives.

NATURAL PARKS: THE TREASURES OF LIFE [11x52’]

Very unusual guides

Natural parks are a blend of animal, vegetable and mineral.

This series is a breath of fresh air, spiced up with unusual interventions. It is indeed the comical little insects of the "Minuscule" animated saga that serve as mischievous guides, inlaid here and there in the images of "real" wildlife. These insects in CGI tell us, in an offbeat way but with humor and poetry, about the environment in which we live, via the history, geology, fauna and flora of the most beautiful and protected places in the world.

An original dive into the heart of remarkable territories blessed with an exceptional natural heritage, from the infinitely large to the infinitely small.

NATURE SANCTUARIES [3x52’]

All is not lost

There are still some places on the planet which haven’t been spoiled by human activity. Reknown for their natural beauty, they represent an heritage worth looking after for future generations.

An unique series thanks to its positive angle, beautiful images, surprising information and many anecdotes about fauna and ecosystems largely untouched by human intrusion.

NATURE’S CLASSROOM: AN AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK ADVENTURE [52’]

Beautiful lessons from nature

Esther and Myrdhin are the daughter and son of a film-making couple who have been working all over the planet for more than 20 years.

When they realise that they wouldn’t be able to enjoy their profession and see their kids growing up at the same time, they decide to swap Europe for Africa and Australia and for a living classroom without walls, in direct contact with nature.

The children will learn beautiful lessons about the flora and fauna with their parents teaching them how to approach and observe any number of animals.

NICOLAS HULOT: THE GREEN EFFECT [26’]

Counselor French Presidents of all stripes

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 work in the light of the COP21?

NORIN'S ARK [5x52’]

The wildlife veterinarian

Norin Chai, a brilliant veterinarian, has been working for more than 20 years to protect wildlife all over the world. In each episode, he comes to the rescue of an endangered animal in a critical situation: in Central America an infectious disease is spreading through a population of sloths, in Indonesia orangutans are suffering from an unexplained illness…

This series not only introduces us to an extraordinary veterinarian who devoted his life to tending to wild animals, but it also aims to move and inspire us by revealing the beauty of the living world.

OCEAN TEENS [6x52’]

Initiation of an eco-friendly generation

Mentored by renowned explorers, teenagers explore the vast French maritime domain, one with the richest biodiversity in the world and encompassing the most seas: the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean.

This trip is a unique opportunity for them to understand the absolute necessity to protect the oceans, one of Humanity most precious and precarious natural heritage.

OSO, WILD VISIONS FROM ASTURIAS [52’]

In the footsteps of the brown bears

This film is immersive exploration of the breathtaking wild environment of the Cantabrian Mountains, Spain, to meet brown bears.

We discover their natural, primitive environment where flora and fauna make up an unspoiled ecosystem. The steep slopes of the mountain range are also home to gray wolves, capercaillie, deer, mountain goats, griffon vultures and black woodpeckers.

PRAYING MANTIS: AN ALIEN'S WORLD [52’]

Rulers of their world

They look like creatures from an alien planet, and in fact, praying mantises have inspired Hollywood science fiction film-makers in their designs for extra-terrestrial monsters.

It’s more than their physical shape that seems out of this world. Praying mantises, with some reaching the giant size of 20 centimeters, are grim predators able to overwhelm prey much larger than themselves.

They may not spit acid like the nightmarish monsters chasing Sigourney Weaver in the “Alien” movies, but any victim coming within range of their razor-sharp, needle-studded claws stand little chance of survival.

In unprecedented images, this spectacular film shows how mantises live, reporduce and die.

SAVANNAH REBIRTH [52’]

The cycle of life

In the African savannah, an elephant dies. Little by little, thousands of animal guests converge to feast on the fortuitous carcass which also becomes a cradle for other species. The splendid images make us forget death and show the wonders of an ecosystem in action. And, by turning back the clock, we see the dead giant coming back to life before our eyes.

This film is a striking spectacle, one of natural recycling where the death of one gives life to others.

SLOVENIA, LAND OF THE BEAR [52’]

The secrets of a successful cohabitation

In Slovenia, on the edge of the last primary forests in Europe, man and bear coexist in peace. This small country has become a model in this respect. The animal has even inspired a rich and colourful folklore.

How did the Slovenians manage to live in harmony with the plantigrade?

Breeders, researchers and even artists show us the way in a country where nature and traditions are still very much intertwined.

Over the seasons, this film crosses the paths of bears and humans in a magnificent and incredibly well-preserved ecosystem.

SOMEWHERE ON EARTH [51x52’]

Timeless and beautiful places

SOMEWHERE ON EARTH brings us to timeless and beautiful places, untouched by man, where the daily lifestyle of women, men and children unwinds naturally, unaffected by time.

The inhabitants of these exceptional territories invite us to share their world, their stories, their everyday lives and their memories.

THE FORGOTTEN FOREST [52’]

A mammoth reforestation endeavour

In the beginning, the green Atlantic Forest stretched from Northern Brazil to Argentina. Then settlers came and trees toppled before an onslaught of stone, concrete, steel and plastic. Finally, only isolated patches remained.

Now, all that is changing thanks to women and men of good will who are set on breathing new life into the decimated forest. As an entire population devotes its efforts to a unique program of reforestation, life fills the biological corridors established between green islands of fragmented forest. Before our eyes, wildly colorful batrachians, howler monkeys and sloths rebuild an ecosystem we thought lost forever.

THE FRENCH OUTBACK [3x52’]

Travelling at home

This series takes viewers to exotic destinations without ever going outside of France.

It explores the country’s national and regional parks, offering a bird’s-eye view of their breathtaking scenery.

THE PLANET OF TREES [24x26’]

Man's roots

From the venerable oaks in Western forests to the emblematic baobabs of Africa, from the olive trees of the Mediterranean to the exotic palm trees, each species of tree is unique.

Trees have accompanied man since the dawn of time providing food, healing, shelter as well as wood for fire or building material. However, this relationship is proving contradictory moving from symbolic respect to senseless destruction.

In each episode several personalities, from scientists to park rangers, expose a species from its characteristics to its history and what it brings to man.

THE SCIENTISTS AND THE MYSTERIOUS ARCHIPELAGO [52’]

The marine species of Wallis and Futuna

After a few weeks of sailing along the coast of Tahiti, a new challenge awaits the crew and scientists of the schooner TARA in the waters of Wallis and Futuna: identifying the numerous marine species of the archipelago.

A complete inventory has not been carried out in the past 40 years and it could provide valuable information for the local population.

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE GARDEN [52’]

In a garden an incredible biodiversity thrives

Every garden is home to thousands of creatures, with hundreds of tiny dramas playing out as part of a wider story: the tale of an ecosystem shaped by the imagination of a creator, the gardener, whose work produces a living, constantly evolving tableau.

In a kitchen garden or orchard, in flower beds, at the bottom of a pond or high in the treetops, an incredible biodiversity thrives. Day and night, winter through summer, insects, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians feed, hunt, breed and seek refuge in the garden. Unseen, they live together, sometimes clashing other times helping one another.

This film provides unique insights into a stunning wild diversity unrealized by many gardeners, yet one that exists just outside their door.

THE SEED WAR [52’]

Fighting for food independence

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 use of agricultural seeds. Behind this appropriation stand five corporations already governing half of the seeds market and looking to spread their stranglehold even further.

This films travels from India to France, and even the polar circle, to unveil a silent and unknown war which outcome is critical for all of us: that of our food independence.

THE SUNKEN FOREST [52’]

The distress of dry land animals

Once a year, while the waters of the Amazon are at their lowest, a deluge of unprecedented violence falls on the forest. Within a few months it will be drowned under almost 30 meters of water, with only the top of few trees poking out.

The forest animals’ survival is at stake. Some take refuge on treetops, others go in search of the last dry lands while more than a few are stranded by the rising water. As solid ground habitat narrows, that of fish or pink dolphins extends to infinity. All must learn to live in a sunken forest.

This film tells the animals’ story replete with competition, anguish, danger and courage. THE SUNKEN FOREST is a mesmerizing and unforgettable story.

THE UNTAMED LOIRE [52’]

The river and its wildlife

From a tiny mountain stream to the open estuary, the Loire river reveals many faces along its 1000 km course. Now better protected than ever, its banks are seing the return of several species long disappeared, such as the beaver or the stork, but also newcomers like the catfish or the coypu.

During springtime, floods become essential to life as well as extremely destructive. Will the kingfishers and bee-eaters be able to lay eggs without seeing their burrows inundated? Will the shrews and beavers find new territories when the water level finally drops?

This film unveils one of the last wild river through the lives that populate its shores and waters.

TREASURES OF THE SWAMPS [52’]

Exceptional landscapes

Marshes are mysterious, bewitching and poetic preserved spaces full of treasures. These wetlands, reclaimed from the sea or rivers, have been developed and exploited by man over the centuries.

These fragile ecosystems have become havens of peace and shelter natural riches.

This film explores exceptional landscapes in France.

TREES: A GLOBAL SUPERPOWER [52’]

Enter an unknown continent with this new documentary that will propel you into the world of trees.

These earthly giants, far from being the mere static and lonely plants that we thought of them as for a long time, actually feel a wide range of emotions: they are sensitive to pain, selfless towards the weaker trees, and capable of memorizing data, as well as sharing it with other trees.

In light of the latest discoveries from the botanical, forest ecology and “plant neurobiology” worlds, we are invited to enter the world of these mysterious ecosystems, the wonderful treasures of which we are only now just starting to discover.

TREES: A GLOBAL SUPERPOWER [2x45’]

Enter an unknown continent with this new documentary that will propel you into the world of trees.

These earthly giants, far from being the mere static and lonely plants that we thought of them as for a long time, actually feel a wide range of emotions: they are sensitive to pain, selfless towards the weaker trees, and capable of memorizing data, as well as sharing it with other trees.

In light of the latest discoveries from the botanical, forest ecology and “plant neurobiology” worlds, we are invited to enter the world of these mysterious ecosystems, the wonderful treasures of which we are only now just starting to discover.

TWENTY MASTERPIECES OF NATURE [20x26’]

Unusual guides to the most beautiful natural parks in the world

This series is a guided tour to the most beautiful natural parks where few people ever get to set foot, such as Brazil’s Iguazu Falls, Canada’s Waterton Lakes or Madagascar’s lunar landscapes.

Our guides have distinctive occupations such as veterinarian, biologist, forest ranger, dog handler, firefighter, even astronaut but they all share a dedication to preserving our natural heritage. They are unstoppable, working through tropical downpour, in freezing temperatures on the highest snowcapped peaks, or under the scorching sun.

Despite being nature’s greatest threat, humanity can also be its best protector.

Also available as 10x52'

USA: THE MOST DANGEROUS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD [90’]

Extreme natural events

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 preparing for the worse.

WELCOME TO THE NEW PARIS ZOO [10x26’]

The Paris Zoo opened its doors to the public after 2 years of extensive restoration works in order to invent a new kind of zoo.

Each episode of the series tells the story of the arrival of an animal at the zoo or a particular event that marked its reopening, with priority being given to the animal’s perspective.

Teh camera stays close to the animal, sharing its moments of stress or well-being while a veterinary and caregiver decipher and explain its behaviour.

WELCOME TO THE NEW PARIS ZOO! [52’]

In April 2014, Paris Zoo will open its doors to the public after two years of huge restoration works in order to invent a new kind of zoo.

With the complicity of a veterinary and an animal or a group of animals, each episode of the series will tell the story of the arrival of an animal at the zoo or a particular event that marked its reopening (birth, combination of different species for instance) including all the stages and issues that characterize them. A priority will be given to the animal’s perspective.

We’ll be close to the animal, sharing its moments of stress and well-being. The veterinary and caregiver taking care of the animal will have to decipher and explain its behaviour. Each episode will focus on a central story with an emblematic animal but the other species will also be present in our series through sub-plots.

WHO OWNS NATURE? [96’]

A dramatic alpine play

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 wild animals today?

WILD ALPS [52’]

A secret universe away from the madness of men

The Alps remain today one of the last wild territory in Europe.

Over thousands of years, the various animals here have developed the ability to thrive within an unfriendly yet magnificent environment. Here, the beauty of the fauna is only matched by the diversity of its species.

Following in the footsteps of three young animal photographers, this film invites us to discover a secret and silent universe where wilderness hides away from the madness of men.

WILD BRITISH COLUMBIA [52’]

The grizzly bears kingdom

Canada is a remarquable land where nature flourishes freely.

Located between the Rockies and the Pacific Ocean, British Columbia is the westernmost province of the country and encompasses mountains as well as a desert. It is also the living ground of an exceptional biodiversity including big animals, among which the grizzly bear is undoubtedly the star.

British Columbia is vast and majestic and definitely a jewel of wilderness to be preserved.

WILDLIFE DEFENDERS [7x23’]

On the front lines of the war against an illegal trade

This series takes us to the front lines of the war against the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade, fast becoming a major contributor to the world’s biodiversity loss.

The series takes us into the world’s most ancient rainforests and the battles being fought by Malaysia's Wildlife Department. These men and women are on the trail with the dangerous task of capturing, relocating and protecting animals faced with extinction.

WINGS OF FREEDOM [52’]

Teaching eagles to fly

How to teach the pyrargues eagles to fly when they have been bred in captivity and never used their wings?

This is Jacques Olivier's call. With his paraglider, he accompanies these majestic birds first flight towards freedom.

This film is infused with emotions and accompanied by striking images of the stunning summits of the Mont Blanc.

WOMEN AND ANIMAL [3x52’]

Lives of passion

These 3 films features unique women who dedicate their lives to the study and protection of wildlife in Africa. These scientists spent a lifetime on the field to fulfill their passion for species such as hyenas in Kenya, cheetahs in Namibia or chimpanzees in Congo.

They help us understand their fascination for these animals.

ZANZIBAR: A PARADISE IN DANGER [26’]

Tourism and pollution

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 locals.

MARINE MAMMALS [10x26’]

The kings of the Seven Seas

Whales, seals, dugongs, narwhals or dolphins: they are the marine mammals, a large family of warm-blooded cousins that has conquered the world’s oceans.

They brave storms, cold waters, isolation, predators. They invented sophisticated hunting techniques in order to survive. And this family holds several records in the animal world, among which the largest animal on our planet or the deepest diving one.

Filmed over 5 years across the 7 seas by the most talented wildlife directors such as Luc Jacquet ("March of the Penguins"), this series reveals unsuspected behaviors through compelling stories for family audiences.

NEIGHBOURS IN THE WILD [9x52’]

The secret life of European mammals

This series is the most comprehensive blue chip collection on European fauna. The result is both visually striking and content rich.

Shot over the span of 4 seasons, we follow the lives and tribulations of various mammals like the acrobatic squirrel, the predating lynx, the feared wolf, the shy hedgehog or the ferocious badger.

NEIGHBOURS IN THE WILD travels to all corners of the old continent to witness the birth, mating, hunting and death of animals which might be close to us but still carry many misconceptions.