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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 distribu­ tion department. We h ­andle co-productions, pre-sales, sales and a ­cquisitons on a ­ worldwide scale and newly ­ represented external ­ production companies. ­ Today our catalogue includes more than 1500 hours of ­documentaries, fiction and performing arts.


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ARTS & CULTURE

ARCIMBOLDO

THE PORTRAIT OF AN AUDACIOUS MAN 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021 PRESALES What if Giuseppe Arcimboldo was a painter of Modern Art before its time? With their unique style, the Composite Heads by the Milanese painter are among the most famous works from the Renaissance period. Largely forgotten after his death in 1593, he was re-discovered by the Surrealists. After them, throughout the 20th century, numerous Modern and Contemporary artists were inspired by his works. His art was in constant metamorphosis, profoundly audacious, sometimes subversive

and terrifying. It puzzled his contemporaries and continues to intrigue those who see it. The film will be an unexpected dialogue between Arcimboldo’s audacities and inventions on the one hand and a selection of more contemporary works and artists on the other hand. It will provide an opportunity to rediscover this enigmatic 16thcentury artist and explore his legacy. Director(s): Benoit Felici Producer(s): CPB Films


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

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CORRESPONDENCES 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. Director(s): Dorothée Lachaud Producer(s): Schuch productions

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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


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

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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BETTY BOOP FOREVER LES MISERABLES AND VICTOR HUGO 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, womanchild, 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? What can we learn from our first animated female star?

IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2020 NEW

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

Director(s): Claire Duguet Producer(s): Schuch Productions & Joparige Films

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FROM WATTS TO WATTS

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

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THE WORLD WITHIN A PAINTING OR VERMEER’S HAT 75’/52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2020 NEW

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.

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

Director(s): Nicolas Autheman Producer(s): Schuch Productions

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

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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THE TIMELESS LOUVRE 45’/52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019 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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THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE A NATION’S PASSION 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021 PRESALES

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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ORSON WELLES

JRR TOLKIEN

LEONARDO DA VINCI

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..

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.

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.

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

Director(s): Elisabeth Kapnist Producer(s): CPB Films

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DESIGNER OF WORLDS 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2014

Director(s): Simon Backès Producer(s): CPB Films

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

Written by Serge Bramly Director(s): François Bertrand Producer(s): Camera lucida productions, NHK, Histoire


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PERSONA, THE FILM THAT SAVED INGMAR BERGMAN 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2018

The only director to have been awarded the Palme des Palmes at Cannes, Ingmar Bergman can be seen as the uncontested master of “cinéma d’auteur”. Tarantino, Woody Allen or Michael Haneke regard the director as the absolute film-maker, whose life and work have no equivalent. Ten years after his death, as we prepare to celebrate the centenary of his birth, this film recounts a single year in Bergman’s life. A pivotal year, a crazy year, in which he would die, and then be reborn thanks to his passion for cinema, and one film: Persona. Written by Maria Sjöberg Director(s): Manuelle Blanc Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

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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.

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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)

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

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MOZART REQUIEM BY YOANN BOURGEOIS & LAURENCE EQUILBEY 60’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019

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

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.

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 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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THE POET OF VERTIGO 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021 PRESALES

In ten years of performing and at nearly 39 years of age, circus artist Yoann Bourgeois has created more than twenty shows and dozens of prestigious collaborations all over the world. He is the first circus artist to be appointed as director of a National Choreographic Center. Performed to sold-out crowds on major European stages, solicited by Apple, the Fondation Hermès and the Louvre in Abu Dhabi. Initially a circus performer, later assimilated to contemporary dance, then to theater, Yoann Bourgeois is at the same time acrobat and dancer, director, choreographer and set designer.+ 2019 | AVAILABLE : RECORDING

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Director(s): Mohamed Athamna Producer(s): CPB Fillms

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MARION MOTIN

DANCING WITH THE WOLF 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021 PRESALES The journey of dancer and choreographer Marion Motin is out of the ordinary. Passionate about hip-hop, this self-taught woman from Normandy has become an artist coveted by the greatest international pop stars. Madonna, Robbie Williams, Stromae, Christine & The Queens: she choreographs their performances, their videos to the point that we all know her without even realizing it. Before becoming a name, Marion was a unique choreographic signature.

Where does she draw her inspiration, her influences, her energy? How did she impose herself without compromising? Director(s): Anne Cutaia Producer(s): CPB Films

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MY DAUGHTER, MARIE 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021

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Nadine Trintignant paints a unique portrait of her daughter, Marie Trintignant. Her tragic end at the age of 41, at the hands of her companion, has unfairly overshadowed her career as an actress. Born into an acting family, free and amoral, she played with the greatest and left a deep impression on French cinema. Director(s): Nadine Trintignant, in collaboration with Nathalie Amsellem Producer(s): CPB Films

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SELECTED PROGRAMS I HIGHLIGHTS & PRESALES

HISTORY

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MAGELLAN’S EXTRAORDINARY ODYSSEY 4X52’ | EN/FR | HD/4K | 2022

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This series, in the form of a four-part «docu-epic», draws on the explanations of historians, philosophers and great sailors. A collection of period archives, charts, and texts signed by Magellan and his contemporaries, but also spectacular aerial images filmed in the different locations that Magellan and his crew travelled through on their long voyage. Historical sequences punctuate the narrative and are recreated using modern and realistic drawings inspired by Portuguese azulejos.

Episode 1. DIVISION OF THE WORLD Episode 2. JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD Episode 3. MAGELLAN’S KINGDOM Episode 4. THE FIRST AROUND THE WORLD VOYAGE

Director(s): François de Riberolles Producer(s): Camera lucida productions More information: WWW. MAGELLANEXPERIENCE.COM


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HISTORY’S GREATEST LIES 15x52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2021 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. 1983: THE SNIFFER PLANES Episode 4. 1972: WATERGATE Episode 5. 2003: THE WAR IN IRAK Episode 6. 1985: THE RAINBOW WARRIOR Episode 7. 2008: THE MADOFF AFFAIR Episode 8. 1991: THE FIRST GULF WAR Episode 9. 2013: LANCE ARMSTRONG, THE LEGEND Episode 10. 1998: THE MONICA LEWINSKY AFFAIR Episode 11. 1953: TOBACCO, THE INDUSTRY OF LIES Episode 12. 1983: THE ELYSEE WIRE TAPPING SCANDAL AIRING ON TELEVISION Episode 13. 1991: THE CONTAMINATED HEMOPHILIA BLOOD CASE Episode 14. 1996: THE MAD COW CRISIS NEW Episode 15. 1997: THE ABSESTOS SCANDAL NEW

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MAUTHAUSEN

THE EVIDENCE OF THE CRIME 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021 NEW 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

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

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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

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THE ART MARKET DURING THE NAZI 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?

The film offers a historical investigation into the massive transfer of artwork organised from Paris. A unique investigation and the fruit of 7 years of work by historian Emmanuelle Polack, which brings together gallery owners, collectors, art dealers, Nazi dignitaries, auctioneers, unscrupulous curators, or simple intermediaries against a background of antisemitic occupation laws. Director(s): Vassili Silovic Authors: Vassili Silovic, Emmanuelle Polack Producer(s): ELDA Productions


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

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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?

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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 t­ hemselves these questions. Director(s): David André Producer(s): CPB Films

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

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.

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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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 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


PARIS 1900, THE CITY OF LIGHTS

THE MYTH OF ‘‘LA BELLE ÉPOQUE’’ IN FULL COLORIZED ARCHIVES IMAGES 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2019

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

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 WATCH THE FILM Password: paris1900

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WITH CASTRO

AT THE TIME OF THE CRIME 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019 In 1963, as the world learned of the ­assassination of John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro took an extended stay in Cuba with Jean ­Daniel, 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 F ­ idel Castro. The journalist b ­ ecame 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 a ­ ssassination had been averted. Director(s): Chantal Lasbats Producer(s): Mélisande films

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CAN THE LAW SAVE THE PLANET? 52’/70’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021 PRESALES Our planet is burning and the NGOs seem overwhelmed by the number of catastrophic situations to be managed... As soon as one fire goes out, another one is lit on the other side of the world. While Greenpeace had obtained a moratorium on deforestation in the Amazon, Bolsonaro’s coming to power was enough to undo the long and patient work of the NGO. Now activists of a new kind are planning to file a complaint against the Brazilian dictator, in the name of nature. It is advocates and lawyers taking over; white-collar

rangers whose clients are rivers, forests and wildlife. They militate for nature to be recognised as a legal entity, in order to file a complaint on its behalf and represent them in court. Indeed, they look for all the loopholes in the laws and attack the enemies of nature on their own ground. Director(s): Stenka Quillet and Olivia Mokiejewski Producer(s): TV Presse


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KILLING THE INDIAN IN THE CHILD’S HEART 56’/73’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021

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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 p ­ ­harmaceutical industry which can alone decide on government health policies, possibly to the d ­ etriment 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 d ­ isability, and who are engaged in difficult legal ­battles against companies. The ambition : to pierce 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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This new film goes to the roots of a deepseated 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

TIBETAN BUDDHISM THE UNSPEAKABLE TRUTH 56’/90’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021 PRESALES

In August 2017, the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual leader, announced the fall from grace of Sogyal Rinpoche. This Buddhist lama of international renown had been accused of having beaten and sexually abused his students for decades. His was not the only case. In France and elsewhere, serious abuse committed in the name of Buddhist wisdom. Gurus can count on the silence of the highest religious dignitaries. And also on Europe with its fascination for exotic spiritualties, which sometimes makes it blind. Director(s): Elodie Emery and Wandrille Lanos 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.

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Director(s): Sylvie Garat Producer(s): 13 Productions

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HUMAN INTEREST

WHERE DOES MY HEART BEAT NOW 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2021

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Halimata, 38, was born in France to Senegalese parents. She was excised at the age of 5. This film is the story of a woman like many others, who grew up torn between a traditional patriarchal education and a thirst for emancipation and freedom; the story of a trauma, the ultimate taboo, and of a reconstruction, which will take place through an exchange with her family.

Director(s): Anne Richard Author(s): Halimata Fofana and Anne Richard Producer(s): CPB Films


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

Hundreds of women in Bosnia knit for international fashion designers. A lot of them are war victims. With their singular perspective as women, they speak of their war, of their personal reconstruction and about the future to build. Stitch by stitch, twenty-five years after the end of the siege of Sarajevo, these knitters endure. Director(s): Nicolas Mingasson Producer(s): Look At Sciences

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HUMANS AT WORK

ALGÉRIE MON AMOUR

2x52’/90’ | EN/FR | HD | 2020

52’/90’ | EN/FR | HD | 2020

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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.

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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

Director(s): Marianne Lère Producer(s): Joparige Films & Schuch productions

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SEALED LIPS 72’ | EN/FR | HD | 2020

A.R.T. AND SURROGACY

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Today, a word from a child before the law is not worth much. Everyone shelters from it. Very few people dare to report it. Through the hearings of a juvenile judge and the words of child victims who have become adults, the film recounts the impact of violence that is invisible and unknown to us, adults. It describes the effects of domestic violence on a person’s life course. How can one survive childhood and what kind of adult should one become? Where are the wounds? Young age does not protect against trauma. On the contrary, neuroscience today shows that it is more pathogenic at this age and has consequences. This film gives children a voice (anonymous in the judge’s office, face to face with the camera once they are adults). We can listen to their experiences and feelings and take their opinions into account… As a first step towards a greater respect for their right to be protected. Director(s): Karine Dusfour Producer(s): 416 Prod

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

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FACING LIFE 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2019 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

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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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. WATCH THE FILM Password: incassables

Director(s): Ketty Rios Palma Producer(s): 416 Prod

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

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THE RESISTANCE

THE FIGHT OF VENEZUELAN EXILES 52’ | EN/FR | HD | 2018 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 WATCH THE FILM Password: resistant

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

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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SARAH, THE FIGHTER

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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 FAR SIDE OF THE MOON AND BEYOND THE DAWN OF A SPACE REVOLUTION 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2021 PRESALES

The moon is far from having revealed all its secrets. A new and so-far discreet player is changing the game: China. Its programme to explore the far side of the moon is a considerable breakthrough that redefines the conquest of space around the world. In the company of physician Christophe Galfard and other leading international experts, the film takes us on a fascinating scientific mission to

better understand the challenges of this research and what is being played out for the future. Director(s): François-Xavier Vives Producer(s): Camera lucida productions, CCTV, France Télévisions In partnership with the CNES (French National Centre for Space Studies)


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

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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

ARIANE

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.

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.

THE TECHNLOGICAL CHALLENGE 90’/52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2018

Director(s): Laurence Thiriat Producer(s): CPB Films

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

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

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

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

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DISCOVERY & TRAVEL

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SACRED PATHS 5x43’/5x52’/90’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2020

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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.

LIST OF EPISODES #1: THE EXPERIENCE OF NATURE #2: THE EXPERIENCE OF WISDOM #3: THE EXPERIENCE OF WALKING #4: THE EXPERIENCE OF SOLITUDE #5: THE EXPERIENCE OF BEAUTY

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 these timeless experiences.

Created by Claire Barrau and Frédéric Lenoir Directed by Bruno Victor-Pujebet, Timothée Janssen and Frédéric Lenoir Producer(s): Les protagonistes, Camera lucida productions, Arte France


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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

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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

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THE EPIC ADVENTURE OF A HEDGEHOG 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2020

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

INTO FARM ANIMALS’ MINDS

THEY ARE SMARTER THAN YOU THINK 3x52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2020 NEW 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…

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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THE ADVENTURE OF AMERICA’S HORSES

AN EPIC HORSEBACK RIDE ACROSS TWO CONTINENTS 52’ | EN/FR | 4K/HD | 2019 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

Director(s): Hervé Glabeck & Samuel Guiton Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

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NATURE

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

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: starlight

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 mountain-climbing 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.

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Director(s): Mathieu Le Lay Producer(s): Camera lucida productions

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