Religion & Spirituality
A path to healing
After a risky back surgery, a man in his 40’s ended up paralysed. He was told that he will never be able to walk again. After years of suffering, he found a path to healing in practising yoga.
This inner journey not only brings him back in touch with himself, but also opens him to different people. In the farthest reaches of the world, he meets fascinating human beings that have also been saved thanks to yoga.
EATING LIKE A POPE [52’]
Gastronomy in the Vatican
What do popes eat? How do people eat in the Vatican?
From Eve’s apple to the miracles, food has always had a special place among Roman Catholics.
This film opens the lid on a little known world: the gastronomy of the Vatican.
INSIDE ISLAM [13x52’]
Understanding 1.6 billion people
Islam is very much in the zeitgeist and the center of attention the world over. Yet, this is a religion that many barely know.
INSIDE ISLAM provides an opportunity to better understand this religion though extensive journeys to 15 Islamic countries. The series addresses questions such as what does the word “Koran” mean, who was Allah, how people live their faith in different places, what’s their cultural heritage and how it spread across continents.
We explore various faces of Islam, which enable us to take a new look at one of the oldest and widely practiced religion on earth.
INSIDE VATICAN [110’]
The Pope and his world
Pope Francis was elected on March 13, 2013, and right away cameras followed the new pontiff around the Vatican.
For several months, television crews shared the daily life of the men and women, religious or lay, who work in the service of the pope and the Vatican City.
It also allowed privileged access to the masterpieces of the greatest artists and to visit the majestic St Peter's Basilica in Rome, where Catholics from all over the world congregate.
MALI, IN THE NAME OF SHARIA [26’]
The Islamic yoke
They cut the hands of thieves, veil women, prohibit music and dance.
In northern Mali Islamist extremists have imposed their laws. A vision of Islam that many Malians do not adhere to so they flee to the capital, Bamako, where they can still enjoy freedom.
This film follows the lives of those living on the other side of an invisible border where the Sharia law prevails.
NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS, LIVING CATHEDRAL [52’]
Before the disaster
Notre-Dame de Paris has been a landmark in the heart of Paris since 1163.
Close to 15 million pilgrims and visitors coming from all over the world has made it the most visited monument in Europe. A gothic piece of art, it is first and foremost "the House of God and the Abode of Men".
This film presents exceptional views and 3D imaging to reveal details of the various masterpieces while being enchanted by the music and beauty of liturgical celebrations.
NOTRE-DAME RENAISSANCE [52’]
The cathedral before and after the fire
April 15, 2019, 6:30 pm.
Paris is in shock. Flames are wreaking havoc the Notre-Dame cathedral.
Almost instantly, cameras capture the burning landmark and the alarming situation. Indeed, some of the building treasures have disappeared forever, like the 19th century clock or the spire.
Through an original visit to the nave and the roofs of the wounded structure associated with sequences shot a few weeks before the tragedy, we see Notre-Dame as we will never again.
SPIRITUALITY FOR SALE [52’]
A new craze
For centuries, Asian families have been going on temple retreats lasting anything from a few days to a few years. Now, Westerners are turning to this way of getting in touch with their inner souls.
In recent years, this craving for spirituality has led to an increase of people to exotic destinations, such as monasteries, meditation centers, retreat camps, or specialized tours.
But are these spiritual quests around the world appropriate for everyone?
THE FOUNDING STORIES OF THE BIBLE [52’]
As you have never read, heard or seen it
When we tell Bible stories, we are always talking about the world we live in : migrations, wars, passions and power.
From the novice to the initiated, each reader discovers or rediscovers those 3,000 year-old stories that have so greatly influenced our culture.
THE MISSING LINK [52’]
The peaceful coexistence of religions
Father Emile Bombiri was born in Daboura, a village in Burkina Faso. Eschewing strong local traditions, he decided to become a priest and dedicate his life to the development of his village, regardless of the creeds of its inhabitants.
Dabura was home to the Bwabas, a mostly fetishist tribe with 20% of them Catholics. Driven by poor harvests, the Mossis started settling here in the 1940’s. In the following years, more followed and this Muslim ethnic group overtook the Bwabas.
Father Bombiri has initiated many great projects and ensures that the communities respect each other and live alongside peacefully.
THE PARANORMAL ZONE [25x24’]
What we see may not be real. What is real we may not see.
Li Kim and her team investigate classified, strange and unexplained phenomena in Asia.
Do you dare to sit in a cemetery at night? Make contact with the unseen residents of haunted houses? Touch the bloody remains of a cursed fetus? Venture into the realms of dreams and past lives?
Li Kim talks to celebrities, researchers, practitioners, enthusiasts, believers and skeptics about their supernatural encounters. She will do about anything to bring the paranormal experience right out of your television screen.
THE TREASURES OF VATICAN [2x52’]
A new Pope takes office
A rare and never-before-seen look inside the Vatican while it lives through a decisive moment in its history.
From the moment the new Pope took office, our crew has been able to capture life in this famously secretive environment.
During the course of several months, our cameras followed the daily lives of the men and women, both religious and secular, who work for His Holiness and the Vatican City.