Searching for the perfect waves in Corsica
Four surfers from the island of Corsica talk about their ups and downs in search of the perfect waves.
On this island, where the link to the sea has been built on conflicting relationships throughout its history, surfing has undergone a singular, almost anachronistic development.
Far from the poster images associated with this sport, this film takes us into a world where passion and thirst for freedom have sometimes come up against marginalization, frustration, failure, and rejection.
ARJEPLOG, THE WINTER CAR CAPITAL [52’]
The vehicles of tomorrow tested under extreme conditions
If you own a car, it has been most likely heavily tested in Swedish Lapland, more precisely in Arjeplog.
Unknown to the public, this small town of 2,000 inhabitants, located 50km north of the Arctic Circle, is the world capital of the automobile industry in winter.
It is a secret location, hidden from view, where the biggest manufacturers torment the vehicles of tomorrow under extreme conditions.
PEARL RIVER DELTA, THE GREATER BAY AREA [4x52’]
A sprawling megalopolis
The mighty Pearl River Delta in Guangdong Province, China, is one of the world's most populated and fastest-growing delta regions in the world.
This series follows the course of the country's third most extensive river system, from the mountains to the sea, where clusters of cities have connected to form a megalopolis now referred to as the Greater Bay Area.
It explores how rivers and ancient canals linked old travel routes and pastoral lands with historic cities, villages, and towns, and how they have been replaced by sprawling interlinking roads and rail networks, creating a mosaic of land and water that feeds a thriving vibrant population.
SECRET PLANET [4x52’]
A journey to the heart of the elements that have forged our world
Some places on our planet are so improbable that they appear to be from another world. These geological, physical, or biological wonders have always fascinated mankind and given rise to numerous legends.
Scientists and storytellers combine their knowledge to tell the story of these unique locations.
This series is a journey to the heart of the elements that have forged our world: earth, fire, air, and water.
THE BLACK BEE’S FOUR SEASONS [52’]
The turbulent life of a swarm
On the gentle slopes of a mountain, between the green ferns, sits a small hive inhabited by hundreds of little black bees. These beautiful insects have led an exciting life here for over 5,000 years.
This film follows the life of a swarm for a year: the spring awakening, the swarming, the rearing of new queens, the ban of bumblebees after the nuptial flight, the massacre of the males, the pollination, and then, little by little, with the coming of winter, the return to the great sleep.
THE SECRETS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN [3x52’]
A window into nature’s evolution
Because it is particularly sensitive to the consequences of global warming, the Mediterranean Sea has recently become the focus of scientific attention.
What do we really know about the mechanisms that regulate its ecosystems and biodiversity?
In the Mediterranean, there are areas where animal and plant species have adapted in surprising and unprecedented ways, giving researchers a window into nature’s evolution.
70S IN TURKEY, ROCK'N'RIOT [52’]
Revolution in music
At the turn of the 1970s, Turkey was going through a major crisis. Against the backdrop of the Cold War, a painful chapter of political instability began with repeated coups and a succession of governments.
These events gave rise to a revolutionary current carried by an anti-capitalist and feminist youth eager for freedom that defied a very conservative society and martial law.
This film tells this story through the prism of Anadolu pop, a music style born on the barricades that combined local sound with western rock on lyrics inspired by the Anatolian poetic heritage.
BUILDING THE WORLD CUP [52’]
The challenge of a unique event
To organize the world's greatest sporting events on land that has never seen one is an unprecedented bet, an impossible challenge.
To keep the promise of an exceptional and unique Football World Cup, the organizers had to deploy a wealth of imagination and innovation.
They had to build major equipment from scratch in record time, some of which could become standards for future World Cups or even the first prototypes for the cities of tomorrow.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE GIANT MAMMOTH [52’]
A million-year-old skeleton
Over a million years old, the Durfort mammoth is the emblem of the National Museum of Natural History.
Fragilized by the passage of time, this giant skeleton now needs urgent care. The bones have turned black, and some have worrying cracks. Paleontologists are working on this complex and lengthy restoration project.
This film looks at the history of this pachyderm with surprising characteristics using scientific methods.
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH [90’]
What lies beneath our feet
Today, our knowledge of the issues affecting the earth's surface is progressing, but what lies beneath our feet has yet to be discovered.
This film reveals the latest scientific research about the anatomy of our planet and the secrets it holds.
KIM YO JONG, THE RED PRINCESS [52’]
The first female dictator in history
The future of North Korea lies with a woman, not only the sister but, as of now, the head of the Kim family’s kingdom.
To understand the geopolitics of Asia, one must consider North Korea, the cornerstone of a continent where the Cold War has never been resolved, where the fractures between the socialist bloc and the American empire still write history every day.
This compelling portrait of Kim Yo-jong is of the utmost importance since she is at the center of a game she seems determined to play hard.
PAOLI GREAT AGAIN, LOOKING FOR MEL GIBSON [52’]
The father of the Corsican homeland
A television crew is making a portrait of Pasquale Paoli, a historical figure emblematic of Corsica’s independence, admired by the young Napoleon Bonaparte, the interlocutor of all the great thinkers of the Enlightenment.
As filming progresses, the young director becomes aware that many of the island's inhabitants have a fantasy: that Mel Gibson should make a film on the life of the "father of the homeland", like the one he devoted to William Wallace in "Braveheart" and restore their hero to his rightful place in history.
POLYNESIAN HIKES [5x26’]
Closer to the local culture and legends
This series explores the Polynesian tracks, away from the beaches, palm trees, and mass tourism, bringing us closer to the local culture and legends.
TAIWAN, THE ASIAN POWDER KEG [52’]
A country that cannot speak its name
It's a big rock off the coast of China. A country that cannot speak its name. Taiwan has long lived in the shadow of a compromise that no one has accepted, but that everyone has respected for 70 years.
A sense of urgency has created an energy that is unique in the world and this small country has made itself essential to the world economy.
Today, Taiwan is caught in the headwinds that are sweeping the planet. It smells like gunpowder between China and the US.
THE BLUE CRAB, CHRONICLE OF AN INVASION [52’]
A real nuisance
The Callinectes sapidus has a blue carapace ringed with slightly orange spines and pincers powerful enough to break oysters.
This crab, which is fond of the Mediterranean lagoons, is proliferating exponentially, making it a real nuisance for fishermen and oyster farmers.
THE CHILD OF THE FOREST [4x52’]
Leo Urban is a child of the forest.
He uses his knowledge, extraordinary physical abilities, and community of followers to answer calls for help from those fighting to protect nature around the globe.
THE KIM DYNASTY, A FAMILY AFFAIR (IN PRODUCTION) [90’]
The 7 commandments of North Korea
In the geopolitics of our time, North Korea takes center stage. It is at the top of the international agenda of the great powers because of its strategy of constant threats carried out by three successive generations of the ruling family.
With the help of leading experts, including former Pyongyang regime officials, this film seeks to uncover North Korea's ultimate plan, its goal, and the length it is ready to go to achieve it.