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SOMMAIRE ARTS & CULTURE 4 HISTORY 16 CURRENT AFFAIRS 26 HUMAN INTEREST 30 SPORTS 36 SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENT 38 DISCOVERY/TRAVEL 40 WILDLIFE 42 NATURE 44 Photo © Leonardo Da Vinci - The Universal Man


CLPB MEDIA brings together 3 production companies: CPB Films, Camera Lucida and Lucid Realities. CLPB RIGHTS is the bridge between all the ­companies of the group as their distribution department. We ­ handle co-productions, pre-sales, sales and ­acquisitons on a ­worldwide scale and newly ­represented external ­production companies. ­Today our catalogue include more than 1500 hours of ­documentary (all genre), fiction and performing arts.


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ARTS & CULTURE

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BETTY BOOP, FOREVER

2020 LET’S CELEBRATE HER 90TH ANNIVERSARY 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2020 NEW The first female human character in the entire history of cartoons, she was also the first woman to have the leading role in a cartoon, Betty Boop Forever. Those gorgeous legs forever! Those huge bedroom eyes forever! Her legendary Boop-oop-a-doop forever! As she gets ready to blow out 90 candles next year, the sexy little brunette who has never grown old is still an enigma. Femme fatale, sex object, woman-child, liberated woman, businesswoman, bosom friend or feminist pioneer? What image of the modern

woman does Betty Boop project? How does she stand in relation to the society of the 1930’s of her birth and of today? In recent months, women are speaking out (#MeToo) and initiatives like Time’s Up are working to improve working conditions for women: where does Betty Boop fit in? What can we learn from our first animated female star? Director(s): Claire Duguet Producer(s): Schuch Productions & Joparige Films


HUGO

LES MISÉRABLES 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2020

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«YOU DESIRE TO HELP THE WRETCHED; WHAT I WISH IS THE ABOLITION OF THEIR MISERY» Victor Hugo

Without a doubt, Les Misérables has the most well-known pitch in the history of literature. Better still, it made its author the people’s spokesman. How and why is this text still so important? This documentary aims to introduce us to those who recognise themselves in Hugo, to tell us how Hugo made Les Misérables, and above all how Les Misérables made Hugo, the Hugo we know, the Hugo he wanted to be. A man of the people. Yesterday and today. Director(s): Grégoire Polet, With the collaboration of Samuel Lajus Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

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CORRESPONDENCES COLLECTION/52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021

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Correspondences are fragments of life, seized in the body of the greater History. They illuminate the interior landscape of an era, through a kaleidoscope of archives and voices: History reveals itself in its most intimate light. For centuries we have written to give news, to exchange ideas, to express love or pain, to tell each other about the world we live in. Letters are the memory of the world, fragments of life seized in the body of the greater History. What does the correspondence of Picasso at the height of creation reveal? That of Renoir seeking the American dream in Hollywood? The answers to the blank pages of History lie at the heart of these letters, in the vitality of such exchanges. Correspondences offer a collection of 26’ documentaries, each of which will incarnate the letters exchanged by two prominent figures of the 20th century. Written by Dorothée Lachaud Producer(s): Schuch productions

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THE NAMELESS WOMAN

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THE STORY OF JEANNE & BAUDELAIRE 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021 PRESALES

A large painting by Gustave Courbet can be found at the Orsay Museum in Paris, entitled: A real allegory, the Artist’s studio, completed in 1855. This strange painting represents the painter in the centre, as he is painting a landscape surrounded by his potential models. But who can be seen behind Baudelaire? A slightly blur silhouette, reappearing on the wall like a ghost. It is Jeanne Duval, the poet’s mistress, who has been covered up with a coat of paint.

But who is Jeanne Duval and why was she erased? This film narrates the love story of Jeanne Duval and Charles Baudelaire, an incredibly famous white poet and a black woman whose real name is left unknown. A story which went on their entire life, in the middle of the 19th century. Director(s): Régine Abadia Producer(s): Little big story

AN ART DIRECTOR IN HOLLYWOOD 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2020

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Cinema, the ultimate art of illusion, remains a male dominated profession. One of the few women to make a name for herself internationally is French designer Anne Seibel. One of the most respected designers in the industry, in Europe and in the United States. She has worked with some of the biggest names in cinema, from Clint Eastwood and Woody Allen to Spielberg and Benegal. Where does she find all her inspiration, and how does she manage to always innovate, having to adapt to so many different worlds? We follow Anne at work, teaching at La Fémis, or at home, and try to unravel the secrets of her art, whilst highlighting a profession not yet well-known to the general public. Director(s): Tibo Pinsard Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

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BASQUIAT & AFRICA 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021

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This film is first and foremost a journey. From Brooklyn to Abidjan, via the Mississippi, Puerto Rico and Haiti. A journey through the search for his identity of the most famous black American contemporary artist, and one of the 20th century’s major painters. But it’s a paradoxical journey because, despite his Haitian and Puerto Rican roots, Basquiat had practically never explored Africa. Yet, he never stopped dreaming about it, transcending his «cultural memory» to produce iconic works. It isn’t said often enough: although Basquiat, like no other painter before him, anticipated the globalisation of art, above all, he stood up to an America riddled with racism. Using his origins and his convictions like the colours on his palette, the young black man decided to obtain international artistic recognition. But what relationship did this child prodigy have with his African heritage? Beyond the simple legend, this film-journey will take a refreshing look at Jean-Michel Basquiat’s life, stripped of the clichés that get in the way of the political significance of his work. Director(s): Pierre-Paul Puljiz Producer(s): Tamara Productions

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THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE A NATION’S PASSION 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2020

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Mornings of parades, afternoons of riots and evenings of jubilation. At the heart of one of the most beautiful urban perspectives in the world, it attracts as much as it repels... And when it is ransacked, it’s France as a whole that is attacked... The Arc de Triomphe. Its original meaning has been subverted, diverted or betrayed, at the pace of the great French and European adventures. That is why it continues to bear such an emotional charge, as an immutable witness to the march of history. Pride of Napoleonic Empire victories, 1940’s German humiliation, exultant joy in 1998 and 2018 for the World Cup, Yellow Vests in a blind rage: no other monument has ever polarized the passions of the whole nation. And yet, the history of this patriotic temple remains little known. Desired by an emperor, built by a king and sanctuarized by the Republic, the history of the Arc de Triomphe is full of anecdotes and unsuspected details... Exciting immersion in a monument with an exceptional destiny. Director(s): Laurent Ramamonjiarisoa Producer(s): Flair Productions

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ELLIOTT ERWITT SILENCE SOUNDS GOOD 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019 NEW

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THE PORTRAIT OF THE FILMMAKER CHARLES BURNETT 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019 NEW

Elliott Erwitt is a legend photographer, worldwide renowned for his photos portraying super stars as Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, and politicians including the last eleven American presidents, Che Guevara... He is also known for his reports from all over the world, his role in the Magnum Photos agency and his emblematic pictures shedding light on the violence of the US segregation.Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu, her assistant and close friend, delivers here an intimate portrait of a man who has seen the world change with his photos capturing poverty, love, injustice and beauty. A highly personal film with a historical and creative angle. Director(s): Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

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THE WORLD IN A PAINTING

OR VERMEER’S HAT 75’/52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2020 PRESALES

Charles Burnett is an eminent figure of the ‘‘Black independent movement’’ during the ­sixties. His dual identity, as Afro-American and independent filmmaker, makes his work rare and valuable, revealing the shortcomings of American society, unequal and divided. A subtle and powerful storyteller, he describes the lives and dreams of Afro-American families, mixing culture and politics in his own unique way. Based on his precious testimony and those from figures of cinema or specialists, the film is a portrait of Charles Burnett, which follows him in his hometown of Los Angeles, but also tells the story of fifty years of American history scarred by the fight for civil rights. It shows how precious his work is for the young generations, as it still resonates today with movements like Black lives matter. Director(s): Pierre-Paul Puljiz Producer(s): Tamara Films

In this documentary film, which is loosely based on the famous book by Canadian writer, Timothy Brook, Vermeer’s Hat, we offer a new way of understanding the global world we live in thanks to… a 17th-century painting. A simple, apparently anecdotal painting, far from being one of the Dutch painter’s most famous, entitled Officer and Laughing Girl painted in 1655. A charming scene in which an officer, wearing a wide-brimmed hat, talks with a young woman who is holding a glass of wine in her hand. The scene is set in one of the household interiors of which Vermeer was so fond. Director(s): Nicolas Autheman Producer(s): Schuch Productions

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THE TIMELESS LOUVRE 45’/52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

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YAN PEI-MING FACE TO FACE 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

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For almost 230 years, the Louvre has been a constant source of daydreams and fantasies. The museum which houses over 38,000 works of art, never ceases to captivate, amaze and engage its visitors! This documentary is a total immersion into the depths of this living place, between shadows and light, where two thousand men and women work to bring it to life and make it dynamic. We shall meet those who are amazed by it and look at

the bonds that are woven between the museum and its visitors. Using exceptional archives and accounts from famous people who have close ties with the Louvre, we shall explore what makes it still today a timeless and eternal place. Director(s): Anne-Claire Danel Producer(s): TV Presse productions

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Red guard during the Cultural Revolution in China, Ming was at one time a painter for ­ Maoist propaganda, before coming to France to study at the school of Fine Arts. He has ­became a ­major figure in the contemporary art world. ­ Classical and academic painter, Ming has ­revisited many different styles, drawing inspiration from the great masters. His work includes a Mona Lisa tryptic, some erotic ­paintings and even portraits of Marylin ­Monroe, Prince Charles or Jacques Chirac. After the Louvre, his work is going to be added to the collections of the Petit Palais and the Musée d’Orsay, hanging besides other great masters. This film showcases his consecration: Ming is a star. Director(s): Michel Quinejure Producer(s): Premières lignes, Pendant ce temps là

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ORSON WELLES SHADOWS AND LIGHT 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2015

A legendary figure, the living myth of the creative artist, Orson Welles was the man who reinvented the language of theatre and cinema at the age of 24. He was a man of a thousand faces, continually appearing in new forms, revealing endlessly unseen facets. He was a moralist, a humanist, a Don Juan, a glutton, an American and a homeless exile, an actor, a ­filmmaker, a comedian, a poet, and an eternal child prodigy seeking to return to a state of grace. A child leading us into a maze of mirrors reflecting his talents, that he spins and twists as he pleases, never fully revealing what lies behind his imposing figure. This film is a journey into the heart of the man behind the legend.. Director(s): Elisabeth Kapnist Producer(s): CPB Films

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JRR TOLKIEN

DESIGNER OF WORLDS 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2014 Translated to over sixty languages, Tolkien’s books have deeply marked the imagination of millions of readers throughout the world. However, in a period of triumphant Hollywood blockbusters, part of the mystery may be fading away, something that is attached to a unique type of literary creativity. The film goes back to the origins of this tremendous creation and, at the same time, it is an opportunity to (re) discover the surprising personality of its author. Who was this quiet and scholarly man who taught languages and old English literature at Oxford? How was this gigantic project born? Going back and forth between ordinary reality and an immaterial and fabulously rich reality, the story offers to reveal the meaning of Tolkien’s life as a marvelous adventure of the mind. Director(s): Simon Backès Producer(s): CPB Films

LEONARDO DA VINCI THE UNIVERSAL MAN 52’/90’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2019

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On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death, this documentary propose to apprehend Leonardo’s art jointly of his technical and scientific research. The engineer and man of science cannot be fully appreciated without taking into account the fact he was first and foremost an artist with an incredible sense of observation and drawing. To decipher the da Vinci mystery, we will embark upon a lengthy journey in da Vinci’s footsteps from the village where he was born to Clos Lucé, his last home, passing through the places he frequented in Florence, Milan… Leonardo’s own writings, drawings, sketches, paintings will answer the various questions raised. We will reveal his vision and perspective, as his own eye guides us, thanks to astonishing visual effects matching those of the best sci-fi films. Written by Serge Bramly Director(s): François Bertrand Producer(s): Camera lucida productions, NHK, Histoire


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KESSEL

THE LION 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019 Special correspondent, writer, resistant, Joseph Kessel has known both wealth and glory. At the age of 17 he dreamt of being an actor, but the suicide of his brother made him give up that dream. He doesn’t go on stage, but turns his life into a novel. With an innate sense of drama, the one they called “Jef” created his life as an adventure film, a life where fantasy and reality intermingled, a haunting waltz around characters that resembled him, like a film with himself as the hero. At the age of 60 he became the author of one of the greatest best-sellers of the 20th century, The Lion. Through all those years Kessel had worked, had fun and loved, in a whirlwind of wild passions. He did it all with panache, with no fear of death, and survived everything: war, drugs, alcohol… If many reporters have made him their reference, it is because Joseph Kessel is the bearer of universal values and a personal talent, making for great men and great stories. He could be a fictional movie hero. It is through films and other archives that we will tell the story of Kessel and browse his astonishing biography. Director(s): Marie Brunet-Debaines Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

JOAN MIRÓ

THE INNER FIRE 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2018 Thirty years after his death, Joan Miró has become an iconic figure in the art world. The more time passes, the more his work becomes universal, going beyond borders and genres. Thanks to the exceptional presence of Joan Punyet Miró, the artist’s grandson and administrator, as well as previously unseen archives and a privileged access to his work and his studio, we shall discover some of the painter’s less familiar facets: the private Miró, who could «by day be a treasure, and by night, a monster»; Miró the provocateur, as well as the Miró who was sensitive to the distress of his compatriots. We shall also evoke the pressures involved in handling such an immense painter’s heritage, a burden which falls on a single descendant, and the tragic fate of most of the members of his family.

KIDS & MUSIC 3x30’ | EN/FR | HD | 2010-2013 Rediscover the most famous masterpieces of ­classical music: ‘‘Peter and the Wolf’’ by Sergei Prokofiev, ‘‘The Four Seasons’’ by Antonio Vivaldi and ‘‘The Carnaval of the ­ Animals’’ by Camille Saint-Saens, in wonderful new and innovative adaptations, especially made for ­children. These 30-minute films cleverly mixes live music and animation suited for your young audience! Episode 1. PETER & THE WOLF (Sergei Prokofiev) Episode 2. ANTOINE’S FOUR SEASONS (Antonio Vivaldi) Episode 3. THE CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS ­ (Camille Saint-Saens)

Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

Director(s): Albert Solé Bruset Producer(s): CPB Films, Minimal Films

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MOURAD MERZOUKI DANCE ALCHEMIST 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019 NEW

Hip-hop dance would never have reached the great international stages without Mourad Merzouki. A recognised choreographer, his shows are now touring worldwide, with more than 2800 performances in 58 countries. The film offers an immersion into the heart of his next creation: Vertikal. In the middle of his troupe of dancers and close to Mourad, we participate in the creative process backstage, until the first performance – between doubt and creative impulse. With an objective: to defy gravity and create a visual vertigo. Through Mourad’s confidences and moments stolen from his busy life, we discover his influences, his artistic career and his universe. Thus emerges the portrait of one of the most promising choreographers of his generation.

+ 2019 | AVAILABLE : RECORDING OF MOURAD MERZOUKI’S SHOW «VERTIKAL» Director(s): Elise Darblay Producer(s): CPB Fillms


MOZART REQUIEM

BY YOANN BOURGEOIS & LAURENCE EQUILBEY 60’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019 So you thought you knew Mozart’s Requiem by heart? Wrong! Forget the versions completed by his pupil Süssmayr or others. This is the unfinished work written by Mozart before his untimely death. The interpretation of fragments of the Requiem by circus artist Yoann Bourgeois explores the silences that are part of the unfinished score. On stage, between suspension and disappearance, eight acrobatic dancers give

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voice to the void left by Mozart’s death. Recorded at La Seine Musicale during the Mozart Maximum Festival accentus

Director(s): Louise Narboni Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

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SEIJI OZAWA

BACK TO JAPAN 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2018 Now in his eighties, Seiji Ozawa is one of the last living legends of a former golden era of “star” conductors. A pupil of Leonard Bernstein and Herbert von Karajan, he was the first Asian to conduct a major Western orchestra, the prestigious Boston Symphony Orchestra, under his baton for 30 years. He shaped the Boston Orchestra into one of North America’s most important ensembles. He opened up the highly select Tanglewood Music Festival to a wider audience, and gave his name to the magical Seiji Ozawa Hall – a shed-like building where the audience can attend a concert under the stars. Maestro Ozawa campaigns tirelessly for “fine sound”, not for himself but as part of his constant concern to share. Director(s): Olivier Simonnet Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

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HISTORY

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A PERFECT SPY 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2020

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Marcus Klingberg, who died in Paris after 20 years of imprisonment in Israel, was the most dangerous spy of Israel. Polish Jew enrolled in the Red Army to escape the Holocaust, veteran of the independence of Israel, he is the s­ cientist who was entrusted by the Israelis with their ­secret program of bacterial weapons. Unaware that he

was the number 1 mole of the KGB. Based on his confessions, this film is an intimate saga in which the Cold War, the dark side of Israel and the secrets of a man meet. Director(s): Rémi Lainé Producer(s): Little big story


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HISTORY’S GREATEST LIES 15x52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2019

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Who are the liars? Heads of state, politicians or military leaders, supported by their hierarchies. They have no qualms about lying to the radio, to television, to millions of people, end even, on oath, to the highest authorities and institutions. They use secret services, military strategy or communications agencies to make their lies more credible. The only motto is: «the bigger the lie, the more it will be believed!» In affairs of state, all and every means can be used to certify or conceal an operation. Lies are not just a matter of words, or of silence. They entail practical acts as well as technical support. Whole teams are sometimes necessary to construct believable illusions. In the service of a nation, lying just means reinventing the world.

OFTEN FORGOTTEN, AND RARELY PUNISHED, THE LIES OF THOSE IN POWER ALWAYS ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS: THEY CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY Episode 1. 1915: THE SINKING OF THE LUSITANIA Episode 2. 1944: D-DAY, OPERATION FORTITUDE Episode 3. 1976: THE OIL SNIFFER AIRCRAFT HOAX Episode 4. 1972: WATERGATE Episode 5. 2003: THE WAR IN IRAK Episode 6. 1985: THE RAINBOW WARRIOR Episode 7. 2008: MADOFF, THE FRAUD OF THE CENTURY Episode 8. 1990: THE NAYIRAH TESTIMONY & THE FIRST GULF WAR Episode 9. 2013: THE LANCE ARMSTRONG DOPING SYSTEM AIRING ON TELEVISION Episode 10. 1998: THE CLINTON LEWINSKY SCANDAL NEW Episode 11. 1998: TOBACCO INC. NEW Episode 12. 1993: THE ELYSEE WIRE-TAPPING CASE NEW UPCOMING EPISODES Episode 13. 1991: CONTAMINATED HAEMOPHILIA BLOOD AFFAIR Episode 14. 1996: THE MAD COW CRISIS PRESALES Episode 15. 1997: THE ABSESTOS SCANDAL PRESALES

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SOLIDARNOSC

THE EVIDENCE OF THE CRIME 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021 PRESALES 200,000 deportees. A camp for extermination through labour. In this hell, men achieved the impossible. The theft and smuggling out of 2,000 photographs so that one day there would be proof against their persecutors! For 5 years at Mauthausen concentration camp, a handful of men would do more than just survive. They would steal this evidence. And they would hide it. And they would even get it out of the camp, and out of reach of the SS. Thanks to them, 2,000 photographs of Mauthausen camp would reach us. We are going to tell you the incredible story of this salvage operation. Director(s): Barbara Necek Producer(s): 13 Productions

THE FIRST BREACH 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021

THE ART MARKET UNDER OCCUPATION 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021

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The art market in France was surprisingly flourishing under the Occupation. Almost two million works of art changed hands between 1940 and 1944. Over 35,000 trains left Paris loaded with artwork and spoliated objects, in particular those belonging to Jewish families. What practices and what networks did those in the art market put in place during this fiveyear period? Who were they? What role did the French national museums play in this market?

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Looking into the start of the eighties in Poland means looking back at a world of communism where there were interminable food queues, where freedom of expression was inexistent and a handful of leaders determined the lives of millions of people in the name of the dictatorship of the proletariat. Being in Gdansk during the summer of 1980, meant observing the CIA, the KGB, the Vatican, and Western chancelleries who were closely watching the shipyards on the Baltic. It meant probing a unique confrontation between two countries and their Allies, between the United States and the USSR, between the West and the East, in which Poland was but a simple pawn. It is through this confrontation that this historical film brings us up to modern times. Effectively, since then, other people, other nations have risen up against their oppressors. Director(s): Barbara Necek Producer(s): 13 Productions

Director(s): Vassili Silovic Authors: Vassili Silovic, Emmanuelle Polack Producer(s): ELDA Productions

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SLAVERY ROUTES 4x52’ | EN/FR | HD/4K | 2018 This is the story of a world whose territories and own frontiers were built by the slave trade. A world where violence, subjugation and profit imposed their routes. The history of slavery did not begin in the cotton fields. It is a much older tragedy, that has been going on since the dawn of humanity. From the VIIth century on, and for over 1,200 years, Africa was the epicenter of a gigantic traffic of human beings traversing the entire globe. Nubian, Fulani, Mandinka, Songhai, Susu, Akan, Yoruba, Igbo, Kongo, Yao, Somali… Over 20 million Africans were deported, sold and enslaved. This criminal system thrived, laying the foundations of empires around the world. Its scale was such that for a long time, it has been impossible to relate it comprehensively. And yet, it raises a fundamental question: how did Africa end up at the heart of the slavery routes? Episode 1. 476-1375: BEYOND THE DESERT Episode 2. 1375-1620: FOR ALL THE GOLD IN THE WORLD Episode 3. 1620 -1789: FROM SUGAR TO REBELLION Episode 4. 1789-1888: SLAVERY’S NEW FRONTIERS

Director(s): Daniel Cattier, Juan Gélas, Fanny Glissant Producer(s): CPB Films

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MAGELLAN’S

EXTRAORDINARY ODYSSEY 4x52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021 PRESALES It is astonishing to see to what extent Magellan’s name is famous when this Portuguese captain’s real accomplishment was forgotten by most. Quite simply, in 1519, Fernando Magellan put together a crazy expedition that was to take 237 men to the indies via the western route. In doing so, Magellan wished to bring to life Christopher Columbus’ dreams. He threw himself headlong into this project concerning a land of which the exact dimensions were unknown, and with the wind

as his sole driving power, along dangerous and unknown coastlines, accompanied by a wary Spanish crew, in latitudes where no boat had ever sailed before. Episode 1. DIVISION OF THE WORLD Episode 2. JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD Episode 3. MAGELLAN’S KINGDOM Episode 4. THE FIRST ROUND THE WORLD’S VOYAGE

Director(s): François de Riberolles Producer(s): Camera lucida productions


THOSE WHO SAID NO GERMAN WOMEN AGAINST HITLER 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019 NEW

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THE STUDENTS, THE TRAITOR & THE NAZIS 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2020

We’ve all seen the archive images that show German women in a state of euphoria, almost in a trance, crying out the name of Adolf Hitler, «their» Führer. But all German women were not fervent Nazis, far from it …. The story we wish to tell in this documentary is that of the women who had the courage to say no to Nazi ideology, who resisted barbarity in spite of the risks of any opposition to the system. Mothers, labourers, communist activists,

socialists or conservatives, nuns, students, they were as diverse as German society itself. Some were part of networks, others worked with their husbands, fiancés or friends. Some even fought against the system alone. The forms of resistance were also multiple: civil disobedience, humanitarian, religious, or political resistance. Director(s): Barbara Necek Producer(s): 13 Productions

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June 6th, 1944, 150 high school resistance fighters left Paris to join the French Resistance. They learned to dismantle weapons in high school basements. They trained in forests. They had ­connections to the «adult» Resistance and the English «­Buckmaster» network. At dawn on June 10th, the Nazis took several dozen of these boys by surprise in isolated farms in Sologne. They were betrayed by one of their own men: a young traitor who had been operating as an informant for the Gestapo for many years. Was he the only informant? Had there been other leaks in Paris? For the high school students, it was now too late to ask ­themselves these questions. Director(s): David André Producer(s): CPB Films

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MAGDA GOEBBELS

THE FIRST LADY OF THE THIRD REICH 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2017

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WOMEN OF THE THIRD REICH 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2018 German women have long been perceived as passive witnesses to the crimes of the Nazi regime. Yet the ideologists of the Third Reich used these women as an essential part of their system. More than 13 million women were cardholding members of the NSDAP, the Nazi party. Reproductive mothers with families, they then contributed to the German war machine, working in factories or volunteering as guards in the death camps. This documentary will shatter the conventional image of these women. Loyal, indoctrinated, ambitious and fanatic, they were an integral part of the regime. Through a historical and psychological investigation, we will attempt a better understanding of their radicalisation and fanatic drift, by unveiling a largely unknown dimension of the Nazi system.

In Adolf Hitler’s bunker in Berlin, bombarded day and night by the Russian army, an elegant woman of around 40 poisons her 6 children before committing suicide. Her name was Magda Goebbels, and she was the wife of the notorious and sinister propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, and the Third Reich’s true First Lady. From this inaugural scene, this documentary, in the form of a psychological thriller, attempts to understand how Magdalena Friedlander became Magda Goebbels. A woman who bore the name of the Jewish step-father who raised her. A woman who ­ married a wealthy automobile magnate with libertarian ideas, before divorcing him, and becoming an emancipated young woman at the height of fashion. For Magda Goebbels is as much a product of history - that of Nazism as of her own tortured psyche. Director(s): Antoine Vitkine Producer(s): CPB Films

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THE HEAVY WATER WAR 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2019

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In 1939 the scientific world is buzzing. Research on the atom is advancing fast and everyone wants to be the first to succeed in uranium fission. Governments closely follow these advances, while international tensions are rising. The race for the atomic bomb is launched. Unlimited funds are injected into scientific research: Hitler attracts the best physicists by giving them financial and human resources hitherto unknown and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) is established in France. But to control nuclear fission, the French and the Germans alike absolutely need heavy water. This rare resource is produced in a single factory in Vemork, a small Norwegian town, which then becomes a major strategic issue. From 1939 to 1944, the Allies lead several secret operations to recover the stocks of heavy water, and to prevent Hitler getting his hands on them. This documentary, constructed as a true historical thriller, returns for the first time to this little known, but nevertheless crucial episode from the Second World War. Director(s): Nicolas Jallot Producer(s): 13 Productions


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THE CHILDREN’S WAR 90’ | EN/FR | HD | 2017

race for power and destruction, which drained the wealth of nations, mobilized the most brilliant scientific minds, and left a world in ruins. Of a world suddenly darkened by the frightful shadows of deadly bombers and of cities devastated by flames, populations decimated and terrorized. In this new form of warfare, the first victims were civilians. The world that emerged from WWII would be changed for ever. Overcome by its own technology, humanity would now be confronted with its ability to destroy itself.

‘‘The Children’s War’’ explores the history of a unique generation, children aged 10 in 1940, who grew up in exceptional times : 650,000 orphans, 120,000 juvenile delinquants, 90,000 ­children lost during population movements, 11,500 ­Jewish children deported. Caught between ­Collaboration and Resistance, ­wartime childhood ­experiences and stories have for a long time been hushed up. Far from being spared by the brutal conflict, they were thrown into the chaos of dark and sinister times. For 4 years, this age group became the epicentre of ­ national upheaval. Placed at the heart of ­Maréchal ­Pétain’s ‘regeneration’ project, put to work out of necessity, exposed to hunger, death and ­deportation, and widely condemned by a fragile and incompetent judicial system, war children were both the instruments and scapegoats of a totalitarian regime. «The Children’s War» invites us to listen to the testimony of those, on the fringes of history in the making, who came of age in the shadows of the ‘national revival’ imposed by V ­ ichy during the worst world war in history.

Director(s): Emmanuel Blanchard, Fabrice Salinié Producer(s): CPB Films

Director(s): Julien Johan, Michèle Durren Producer(s): CPB Films

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BOMBING WAR

FROM GUERNICA TO HIROSHIMA 90’/2x52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2017 The film takes us around the entire world, as no region was spared : the free countries, such as those occupied by Axis forces, as well as Italy, Germany and Japan. Seen from the skies, the war is revealed in a new light. It began in 1937 when Guernica and the Chinese cities of Chongqing and Shanghai were devastated by bombs and ended in August 1945 when the Americans dropped the first atomic on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is not a tale of invasion and great battles, but an account of a clearly-defined programme of destruction, an incendiary science that was continually re-invented and perfected through the global conflict. It is this little-known war that we shall recount. The story of an insane

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PARIS 1900, THE CITY OF LIGHTS

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THE MYTH OF ‘‘LA BELLE ÉPOQUE’’ IN FULL COLORIZED ARCHIVES IMAGES 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2019 NEW In 1900, the eyes of the whole world were on Paris. Joy and optimism were at a peak in the elegant City of Light. The Exposition Universelle, which opened in April 1900, was an enormous celebration of French success. It welcomed 51 million visitors, half of whom were foreigners. Significant investments had been made to ensure that the Exposition would be a truly extraordinary event. Two splendid exhibition halls, the Petit and Grand Palais, were built for the occasion, along with three railroad stations: Gare d’Orsay, Gare de Lyon, and Gare des Invalides. Paris became a showcase city, displaying the latest technical and scientific inventions, and also boasting avant-garde art galleries, lively cabarets, the ultimate in high fashion, and the Parisiennes. The myth of “La Belle Epoque” reigned supreme. Director(s): Hugues Nancy Producer(s): CPB Films

THE UNKNOWN RESISTANCE NETWORK 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

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This is the story of an unknown maquis. These French resistance fighters were amongst the ones who killed the most Nazis, who never dropped their weapons despite the German raids and military operations against them. On 11 November 1943, Captain Romans-Petit, leader of the Maquis of Ain and Haut-Jura, organised a military parade in Oyonnax to mark the 11th November and to show the Germans the strength and discipline of the Resistance. Historian scholars say today that this symbolic event had a worldwide impact and would change the course of WWII. Until the end of the war, this Resistance network was united in its struggle, despite atrocious atrocities and Nazi barbarity. Director(s): Romain Clément & Yoann Peillex Producer(s): TV Presse

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WITH CASTRO

AT THE TIME OF THE CRIME 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019 NEW In 1963, as the world learned of the ­assassination of John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro took an extended stay in Cuba with Jean D ­ aniel, French journalist at L’Express. Two weeks ­before, Jean Daniel had secretly been received by the A ­ merican president who had entrusted him with a message of conciliation to be passed on to ­Fidel Castro. The journalist ­became the ­privileged confidant of the distraught statesman, and witness to his precious words: for Castro, the death of the American president signalled “the end of his peace mission”. The reporter’s publications in the American press would then shake up public opinion and introduce the idea that peace between Cuba and the United States would have been possible if Kennedy’s ­assassination had been averted. Director(s): Chantal Lasbats Producer(s): Mélisande films WATCH THE FILM Password: castro


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CURRENT AFFAIRS

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BIG PHARMA

GAMING THE SYSTEM 52’/90’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

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Big pharma is big business. Richer and more powerful than ever, Big Pharma has influence at the heart of the economy and politics. This film ­investigates the lobbying practices of the l­ucrative pharmaceutical industry which can alone decide ­ on government health policies, possibly to the ­detriment of our health. This global and complex survey collects testimonies from patient suffering from the side effects of allowed dangerous drugs, including hospitalizations and life-threatening ­disability, and who are engaged in difficult legal

­ attles against companies. The ambition : to pierce b the dark zones of the paradigm which compromises the longevity of our Public Health systems, in which the regulation in Europe and in the USA has became dysfunctional. You will never look at your medicine cabinet in the same way. Director(s): Luc Hermann & Claire Lasko Writer(s): Luc Hermann, Claire Lasko & Insaf Maadad Producer(s): Premières lignes


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KILLING THE INDIAN IN THE HEART OF THE CHILD 75’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021 PRESALES

This new film goes to the roots of a deep-seated issue that is eating away at Canadian democracy. Misery, alcohol, drugs, violence, femicides... The Indians, or First Nations, have been facing a crisis for decades. Considered as second-class citizens, they bear the brunt of the situation’s consequences. A situation that dates from a long time back. Indigenous communities have been treated with contempt since the birth of the Canadian Confederation in the 19th century. They had to «kill off the Indian in them». But for the past ten years, the First Nations have been making a stand. They are asserting their rights and asking for this injustice to be recognised. This film follows the cultural, political, and legal battle of these new avengers of the Indigenous cause. Director(s): Gwenlaouen Le Gouil Producer(s): TV Presse

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ENCOUNTER WITH MY AGGRESSOR 70’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

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December 2017. A woman, raped by a ­stranger in her childhood, gets to converse with her ­offender, 33 years later. The little girl who was raped and decides to testify today, it is, Maiana, the film director. She has decided to meet this man to finally get answers to the questions that have haunted her whole life. Also guided by the hope it might reduce the chance this man would offend again. This encounter is one of the very first ones organized in France. Far from being the end, this « Encounter » is only the beginning of this quest, bringing her over the Atlantic Ocean, to French Canada. Director(s): Maïana Bidegain Producer(s): 416 Prod

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BELFAST, THE WALLS OF SHAME 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

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Built at the end of the 1960s in working-class neighborhood, the walls of Belfast maintain ­resentment and hostility between the Catholics and the Protestants, descendent of a long-term violent conflict which deeply shaped Northern Ireland. Despite the 1998 peace agreements, the walls have kept their symbolic power in the heads of the inhabitants of Belfast : many are convince that they will never fall down. Between

tourist attractions, propaganda walls and hopes opening, this documentary follows the scars of the Irish conflict, meeting people whose lives were shaped by this separation and the fear of the other side. Director(s): Sylvie Garat Producer(s): 13 Productions WATCH THE FILM Rencontre2019?

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HUMAN INTEREST

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HUMANS AT WORK 2x52’/90’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

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In today’s world, how does one make a living, and how will one earn it tomorrow? What about workers? How do they feel about work? Through 12 international profiles chosen carefully according to their professional activity and embodying current issues, Humans At Work reports on workers of today and explores issues related to the changing nature of work and its consequences in the future. The program will bring together a body of workers who will

testify on their daily work. Enlightened by the analysis of international experts in the economic, sociological, philosophical and political fields, our characters will provide a familiar mirror to our viewers and question a future more frightening than ever. Director(s): Marianne Lère Producer(s): Joparige Films & Schuch productions


ALGÉRIE MON AMOUR 52’/90’ | EN/FR | HD | 2020

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Every week since February 2019, millions of Algerian people are walking against the Algerian authorities. An unprecedented movement which have shaken a nation that didn’t believe in itself anymore. This documentary puts the light on how five young Algerians fight for their freedom. By telling us about their fight, they took insane risks in order to told their stories, to told us about their country. Despite the repressive measures against the hirak movement, the authoritative and military system that rules Algeria since its independence, has not consumed yet this popular and pacific movement. Director(s): Mustapha Kessous Producer(s): Premières Lignes Télévision

UNE MAILLE APRÈS L’AUTRE LES TRICOTEUSES BOSNIENNES 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021 PRESALES

Three hundred women in Bosnia knit for international fashion designers. Some of their «pieces» have been seen and sold in Paris, at Colette or Jean Patou... or in Tokyo, Germany, and Austria... Most of them are war victims and their lives have been shattered by hatred and the war in spring 1992 when Bosnia went up in flames. Nothing was spared them: evacuation, forced marches, the obligation to flee, scared for their lives, in the face of the advancing Chetnik militia who fell on the East of Bosnia like clouds of starving crickets. They hungered for the blood of their Muslim neighbours whom they murdered and raped.

Broken and wounded, these women survived. Their lives were in ruins but their country had one sole obsession, that of forgetting the war, often at the expense of abandoning its casualties and its veterans. They refused to become hopeless victims. Instead, they started to rebuild their lives, out of need rather than conviction. They had held out in the face of war. They would hold out after the war! Director(s): Nicolas Mingasson Producer(s): Look At Sciences

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FACING LIFE 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

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L’Envol is a non-profit organisation which offers young people in difficulty a chance for social reintegration by centring its educational project on artistic activities. This film invites us on an emotional, hopeful journey, during which we meet these young adults who have been hurt by violence within the family, who are victims of a shattered childhood, who have to hang on and not let themselves become isolated. During their childhood, they were humiliated, beaten, sometimes raped. Supervised by the association, each one will go back through his own story, express it, as if to exorcise it before coming to accept it.Mingling immersion with the fourth year group and encounters with previous programme attendees, this film restores hope of redemption. The profiles, energy and charisma of the people we meet bring us the promise of a “feel-good movie”. Director(s): Frédéric Brunnquell Producer(s): CPB Films

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CAMPING-CAR BIRTH OF A MYTH 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2020

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Our adventure starts in the United States where the camper-van appeared for the first time in 1919. First in the shape of small stainless steel caravans (called tin car tourists), the camper-van rapidly became a renowned feature of the American way of life. From the beaches of California to the wideopen spaces, the Volkswagen Westfalia, designed in the 1950s, became representative of holidays and camping in the wild. Adorned in flashy colours, it would also become the symbol of hippie counter-culture and Flower Power. By deciphering the folklore of the camper-van, which was synonymous with mobility, nature, and freedom, this film develops a much broader story, that of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Director(s): Andres Jarach Producer(s): CPB Films


A.R.T. AND SURROGACY

THE CHILDREN SPEAKS 65’ | EN/FR | HD | 2020 NEW

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THE UNBREAKABLES 60’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

In the past, as moral values have changed, documentaries have recorded the words of children of divorced parents, children of homosexual parents, children brought up in single-parent families… So many different models that, with time, have become «commonplace» and no longer raise questions… Who are these «new» children, these «pioneer» children? What is their vision of their atypical situation? How do they talk about this «particularity» with those around them? At a time when a new style of parenting is trying to find its place in our society, this film aims to be a forum for those most concerned: those children who, today, are writing the first pages of this new account. Director(s): Laure Granjon Producer(s): 416 prod

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The Day after Tomorrow tells the story of the lives of Raïd, Kahina, Alex, Gabriel and Jérémie. The 5 of them live in a millstone house in the Paris suburbs, without their parents, accompanied by educators. It’s a microstructure for these children for whom all the child protection mechanisms have failed. At best, they are considered marginalised and at worst no-hopers. These children are aged between 10 and 14 and in spite of their young age cumulate family and social difficulties and behavioural issues. They’ve been sent here by the Child Welfare Service of the Foundation “La Vie au Grand Air”. Their experiences, their families, and their personalities make it difficult to put in place a coherent programme. To find their paths and become independent, very early on, they have to learn to live with their wounds. They are at the start of a very long journey. Director(s): Ketty Rios Palma Producer(s): 416 prod WATCH THE FILM Password: children

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THE RESISTANCE

THE FIGHT OF VENEZUELAN EXILES 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2018 NEW François-Xavier Freland, a former correspondent in Venezuela, has not been allowed back into the country since the end of 2016. He met six opponents of Nicolas Maduro’s regime who are living in exile in Europe and Colombia. Political figures, a journalist, an activist in the Resistencia protest movement, a student who suffered brutal oppression, an artist … Their testimonies portray the authoritarianism and the violence of the regime established since 2013 by Hugo Chávez’s successor. Arrests, flights into exile, and assaults sum up this dictatorship which for a long time managed to pass itself off abroad, and not without success, as a exemplary participative democracy. Director(s): François-Xavier Freland, Matthieu Dandoy Producer(s): Mélisande Films

RAGAZZI DI STADIO 40 YEARS LATER 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

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We hear a football stadium song punctuated by drum beats. The cries of the fans rise and fall like the tide, between ebb and flow, encouraging Juventus, the strongest and most well-known Italian football team in the world. Testone, Dino, Corona, Leo, and Mimmo have been “Ragazzi di stadio”, Juventus supporters for 40 years and are now banned from the stadium, yet they continue supporting their team with the same passion. “Ragazzi di Stadio 40 anni dopo” brings us into the social and human complexity of these characters, their time in prison, social exclusion, redemption, and revolt. Thanks to these new testimonies, to archive images from the filmmaker’s previous films, and to the exclusive access to the life stories of this group of ultras, we shall shine light on the more human and realistic aspect of football: the fans. Director(s): Daniel Segre Producer(s): 13 Productions, Cammelli

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A FOSTER CHILD’S STORY 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2018 At the time of entering adolescence, Yanie is faced with an uprooting. His foster parents, who have cared for him since he was two, are retiring. The Social Services believe that his mother, Virginie, in rehabilitation after a prison sentence, can’t get him back yet. His father is serving a 3 year prison sentence for violence. So Yanie will enter into a new family, begin a new life with strangers. At the age of 14 he has to start from scratch, with the risk of ending up in a children’s home, if things don’t work out. It’s another test, added to all the others, perhaps also a chance to break with the old models cluttering up his life. The film attempts to capture that moment called resilience, when an adolescent chooses - or not - to construct himself against all the odds of his life story. Director(s): Ketty Rios Palma Producer(s): 416 Prod


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SARAH, THE FIGHTER

SPORTS

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90’ | EN/FR | HD | 2018 265 matches, 10 titles as French champion, World Champion in 2008. For ten years Cédric Balaguier’s Camera has followed Sarah Ourahmoune’s extraordinary journey, until her consecration at the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, when the 35 year old boxer became Olympic Vice-Champion in the flyweight category. The young woman, born in Sèvres in 1982, had her first pugilistic emotions in 1999, becoming French champion at 17, barely a year after having started boxing. But this mother has also got a Master in Communication from Sciences-Po in Paris. Today she is  a member of  major sport organisations. A fighter model, in the ring and outside. Director(s): Cédric Balaguier Producer(s): 416 Prod

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THE TOUR

THE LEGEND OF THE RACE 2X52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2013 “The Tour - The Legend of the Race” sheds a new light on the last 100 years of the Tour de France, now considered one of the ­ world’s most popular sporting events. The Tour has ­lived through a ­century of rich history, with ups and downs, triumphs and scandals, ­continually evolving with the times. Throughout it all one ­ key ­ characteristic has remained the incredible power of ­identification the public has with the Tour ­cyclists, ­mythical figures that seem ­accessible and inaccessible at the same time. In order to reflect this human dimension of the Tour, the film tells the story through a selection of its ­emblematic heroes. Emblematic of the Tour, but also emblematic of an era, embodying in the film their generation: Coppi, Bobet, Anquetil, ­Poulidor, Merckx, Hinault, Indurain, ­Armstrong... Fully ­ archive-based and colourised, The Tour cleverly weaves together all these individual ­ ­stories with the story of the Tour de France i­tself, with the goal of creating a timeless and epic sports saga. Director(s): Jean-Christophe Rosé Producer(s): CPB Films


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SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT

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THE ZIMOV EXPERIMENT BACK TO THE ICE AGE 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2020

PRESALES

At the end of the world, past the Arctic circle in deepest Siberia, two Russian scientists are conducting a unique scientific and human experiment : by turning back time and going back to the Ice Age, they plan to save the world from its imminent destruction. For all scientists agree on at least one thing : that the melting permafrost is one of the most dangerous and serious environmental catastrophes to come. This frozen layer under the earth’s surface incubates millions of tons of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.

Just a few degrees warmer, and the fragile permafrost will set off a climate bomb. Sergey Zimov claims he has found a way to counter this threat. He set out his ingenious and innovative method for combatting the melting of the permafrost. His theory is called ‘the Zimov Hypothesis’ Director(s): Denis Sneguirev Producer(s): Arturo Mio & 13 Productions


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VENICE

THE TECHNLOGICAL CHALLENGE 90’/52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2018 The sea level in Venice has increased drastically in the last century or so, threatening the very existence of the city. Global warming and the harmful effects of tourism have amplified the phenomenon of acqua alta (sudden rise in sea level), rendering the traditional responses of inhabitants obsolete. It is urgent to act today. Projects conceived in laboratories across the globe are joining forces to save the city. These include Ramses, a 3D modelization of the lagoon produced using lasers, which analyzes rises in water level; and MOSE, a series of movable dams costing over 4 billion euros, intended to block the sea in case of acqua alta. The film will take us on this extraordinary journey, the technological and scientific struggle for the survival of Venice, a survival that has been in doubt from its very construction. Director(s): Laurence Thiriat Producer(s): CPB Films

ARIANE

A CHALLENGE FOR NATURE AND SPACE 110’/2x52’ | FR | HD | 2019 NEW

COSMIC FLOWS THE CARTOGRAPHERS OF THE UNIVERSE 90’/52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2018

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Guyana has what it takes to capture one’s imagination: it has spectacular forests and a powerful history which leaves its mark on everyone’s mind. But it has another jewel in its crown: the French and European spaceport in Kourou. A launch date draws close, Kourou’s heartbeat accelerates. There’s a restless atmosphere. For a few weeks, Kourou is the centre of the world and its eyes are turned skywards. We are at the heart of the action. We take a look behind the scenes and meet the main players in order to understand what is being prepared and what is being played out in Kourou. Beyond the technological challenges, other new challenges have emerged over time which also reflect the importance of biodiversity and the environment, topics which have become priorities.Let’s go behind the scenes at a launch up until the final countdown.

Since the beginning of time, Man has been c­onstantly pushing the boundaries of his world. Following in the footsteps of 16th-century explorers, astronomers of the 20th-century have sailed across “celestial waters”, taking their dizzying chart-making skills to new heights in the course of their missions. At the forefront of ­technology, these unusual travelers have used increasingly powerful and spectacular terrestrial or space telescopes as their vessels to push our knowledge ever further and to give substance to our unending dream. From Hawaii to Australia via South Africa and China, we invite you to embark on an incredible human and scientific adventure which will take you to the greatest exploration sites on the planet and in the Cosmos and to discover new challenges in our perception of the universe. A breathtaking journey on Earth and into space!

Director(s): Pierre Lane Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

Director(s): François-Xavier Vives Producer(s): Camera lucida productions, NHK

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCES 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021

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Nowadays, everything seems possible thanks to AI, Artificial Intelligence. But at what cost ? Though technology is a powerful driving force of our society’s development, that driving force tends to get crazy. At the very heart of AI scientific community, critics and doubts are express them out, some of those voices even become whistleblowers. Deep learning multilayers form opaque, flawed systems that reproduce stereotypes. It is now an emergency to unveil the scientific backgroung of “deep learning” and of new “smart algorithms” in order to better understand how machines takes more and more decisions for us ? Director(s): Jean-Christophe Ribot Co-Author(s): Cécile Dumas Producer(s): Look at Sciences

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DISCOVERY & TRAVEL

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SACRED PATHS

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF THE SACRED 5x43’/5x52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2020 PRESALES 5 episodes, 5 great journeys to mythical places, magical, breathtaking sites, five quests to discover the moving experiences of men and women, whether in their relationship to the world, to nature, or to others. Five ways to quench this thirst of existence and understanding of the world around us. They are hermits, scientists, pilgrims, meditating or dedicated to others. Each in his own way, these heirs tell us how on a daily basis they perpetuate ese timeless experiences

LIST OF EPISODES #1: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE SACRED THROUGH NATURE #2: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE SACRED THROUGH WISDOM & ­MEDITATION #3: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE SACRED THROUGH WALKING #4: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE SACRED THROUGH SILENCE #5: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE SACRED THROUGH BEAUTY

A serie by Frédéric Lenoir Producer(s): Les protagonistes, Camera lucida productions


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TSUKASA 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2018

MEDITATION NEW

In the Ryukyu Islands women have great spiritual power, a central part of Okinawan culture. There are priestesses known as Noro, Tsukasa, and shamans called Yuta, depending on the island. They are highly respected, sometimes even feared, since in Japanese culture they are invested with supernatural powers. Initiated by their spiritual mother, Tsukasa are chosen from childhood, among the most sensitive young girls, who are able to perceive supernatural presence. This documentary offers a unique immersion into the world of the animist priestesses of the Ryukyu Islands. By following their atypical route and their daily lives, we will discover a part of Japanese women’s spirituality. This privileged access will allow us to share the intimacy of the priestesses, and to understand from the inside, the role of these women in society. Director(s): Nina Barbier Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

AN INNER JOURNEY 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

AYURVEDA NEW

Situated along the Gange, the Sacred City of Rishiskesh has a special aura. It has been famous for its ashrams and recognized as the World Capital for Yoga. Swami Advayananda is from the Reunion Island, but he’s regularly coming to India. Initiated to Hindouism 25 years ago, he has founded since then his ashram on the Reunion Island. Every year, he organizes a 15 day-retirement for its followers. We follow them in their meditation practice in India. This film is rather like an initiation to meditation, along the sacred river, where everyday during meditation and yoga’s outdoor sessions, followers from the entiere world come together in a universal communion. Director(s): Valérie Jourdan Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

THE LIFE PATH 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

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In India, one says « Treat your body well so your soul may want to remain there ». For some years now, the ayurvedic medicine has widly seduced in western countries with its natural approach to health and philosophy. Derived from Hindu sacred texts, it is still the reference medicine in India. This film makes us discover this thousand year old medicine, in Kerala in southern India, its original birthplace. Along with the doctors and therapists, we’ll discover at its source the Ayurveda’s spirituality and ancestral tradition. We will follow patients coming from the city as well as the Reunion island during their first Ayurvedist treatment. Excited or worried, they all have decided to engage in this mysterious medicine. Director(s): Valérie Jourdan Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

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WILDLIFE

THE HEDGEHOG

FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE TO THE CITY 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2020 PRESALES In danger of becoming extinct, this little animal, more than 60 million years old is suffering from rural depopulation. Forced to escape his natural habitat because of our intensive agricultural model, the hedgehog migrates towards urban green spaces in search of food. Let’s join this road movie with a young female hedgehog, whose abilities to adapt are regularly tested. Through

the adventures of our heroine, this animal tale is a way to tackle larger subjects like human activities and their impact on the environment and our ecosystem. Director(s): Guillaume Poyet Producer(s): Camera lucida productions


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THE ADVENTURE OF AMERICA’S HORSES

AN EPIC HORSEBACK RIDE ACROSS TWO CONTINENTS 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2019 NEW These iconic American horses opened up routes through a continent and conquered its plains and unspoiled heart. Today, these untamed horses are fighting for their freedom and even their very survival in the wide open spaces of the American West. But who is aware that these present-day Mustangs are first and foremost the guardians of an unheralded heritage? That of the horses of the New World. This is an epic story, nearly 500 years old, and we have chosen to tell it through an exceptional journey, akin to that taken by the horses themselves. Director(s): Marie Brunet-Debaines Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

THE SURPRISING WORLD OF RABBITS FROM NATURAL-BORN PREY TO PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER 1 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2019 NEW

Is there a more inoffensive creature than the rabbit? At first sight, anyway...And yet this herbivorous animal, an easy prey for all manner of predators, has developed a range of astonishing faculties to survive. Sight, hearing, speed, language, reproduction, cooperation... abilities honed and perfected over the centuries in order to adapt to the environment, and which are often more than surprising. This film explores the rabbit’s super powers, seen in a variety of unusual situations in a range of countries around the world. We shall see how the fluffy, cuddly bunny - often with a rather random life expectancy - can prove to be highy resourceful and even indomitable, if they get the opportunity... Prey or pest, weak or strong, cute or dangerous... the rabbit is all of these, and much, much more. Director(s): Hervé Glabeck & Aurélie Saillard Producer(s): CPB Films

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INTO FARM ANIMAL’S MINDS

THEY ARE SMARTER THAN YOU THINK 3x52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2019 PRESALES 3 FILMS / 3 SPECIES: GOATS, GEESE, RABBITS

Did you know that goats can ask humans for help ? That geese turn out to be very bright birds ? That rabbits can solve puzzles ? Intelligence, emotions, memorisation skills, ability to share and transmit knowledge, strategy, sophisticated language, empathy, and solidarity between individuals… This documentary collection offers a surprising and educational encounter with farm animals, alongside the experts who study them on-site and those who look after them. An invitation to change the way we look at these species who are more intelligent than appears at first sight… Director(s): Hervé Glabeck & Samuel Guiton Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

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NATURE

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SOUL GARDEN 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2019/2020

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Cemeteries are natural open-air theaters with their own codes, esthetic, hosts, and organization that profoundly reflect the culture and beliefs of the humans living nearby. This permanent cohabitation of life and death is what constitutes their dynamic and strangeness, as well as their force and photogenic qualities. Behind their walls we find slices of life, singular destinies, and intimate stories that we seek to capture to the rhythm of the seasons.

LE PÈRE LACHAISE (PARIS)

The first installment of a documentary collection on the world’s most famous cemeteries, “Le Père Lachaise” will take us on a tour of famous tombs, including those of Oscar Wilde, Edith Piaf, and Jim Morrison. + more episodes to come

Director(s): Christophe d’Yvoire & Augustin Viatte Producer(s): Camera lucida productions


THE VOICE OF BEAUTY

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THE SONG THAT HEALS THE LAND 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019 NEW

From Arizona to Normandy, from the Indian Canyons to the capitals of Europe, singing has always underscored the need to express a universal dialogue, that of interdependence with the land, that of harmony, of beauty. First considered as an art in Western Cultures, Native Americans claimed it had the power of healing past wounds. From the genocide of their people to the wars of the 20th century, continuing to remember is also a necessity in our modern-day Western world where it can be hard to find your bearings. Far from reducing native singing to an inaccessible form of spirituality, this film portrays it as representing a celebration of the places where civilisations evolved, sometimes bathed in violence, or a reconciliation between man and his natural environment which has been disfigured in the name of progress. Director(s): Lorenza Garcia & Bruno Vienne Producer(s): Camera lucida productions WATCH THE FILM Password: chant

IN THE STARLIGHT WITH PAUL ZIZKA 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

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Paul Zizka is a Canadian photographer from Quebec. He specialises in outdoor photography and is a regular collaborator with the prestigious review National Geographic. His passion for mountainclimbing has led him to some of the highest summits in the world in pursuit of the most spectacular views. In the Starlight accompanies the photographer in his latest challenges : from a discovery of Greenland, which he has long dreamed about, to the mythical deserts of

Namibia and the high peaks of the Canadian Rockies. We gain an intimate appreciation of his passion and drive, as well as the responsibilities and sacrifices his work entails as a family man. Filmed in 4K, this documentary is a journey in Paul Zizka’s company as he tackles some of the world’s most beautiful sites. Director(s): Mathieu Le Lay Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

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