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SUMMARY

ARTS & CULTURE .4 HISTORY .10 CURRENT AFFAIRS .20 SOCIETY .23 SPORT .24 LEISURE .25 SCIENCES - DISCOVERY .27 WILDLIFE .30 POLITICS .32 INVESTIGATION .34 TV DRAMAS & SERIES .37 2


NEW RELEASES CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, The creator of opera A R T S • 8 LIVE ART A R T S • 9 ART CHALLENGE A R T S • 9 HISTORY’S GREATEST LIES HISTORY • 10

D-DAY | OPERATION FORTITUDE - 1944 THE SINKING OF THE LUSITANIA - 1915 THE « OIL SNIFFER AIRCRAFT » HOAX - 1976

BOMBING WAR, From Guernica to Hiroshima HISTORY • 13 39-45 THE CHILDREN’S WAR HISTORY • 13 MAGDA GOEBBELS, The first lady of the third Reich HISTORY • 13 REFUGEES, A MARKET UNDER INFLUENCE CURRENT AFFAIRS • 20 INTERSEX Society • 23 DALLOL VOLCANO, In search of the first moments of life Sciences • 27 SEYCHELLES, A paradise inheritance discovery • 28

IN PRODUCTION / PREBUY INGMAR BERGMAN, Behind the mask A R T S • 4 INSIDE JOAN MIRÓ A R T S • 5 KAREN BLIXEN, An African night’s dream A R T S • 5 SLAVERY ROUTES HISTORY • 10 HISTORY’S GREATEST LIES HISTORY • 11 VENICE, The technological challeges through the ages SCIENCES • 27 COSMIC FLOWS, The cartographers of the universe SCIENCES • 27 SOUL GARDENS DISCOVERY • 28 REMARKABLE POLLARDS, The tree with a thousand uses DISCOVERY • 28 THE ADVENTURE OF AMERICA’S HORSES Wildlife • 30 THE SURPRISING WORLD OF RABBITS Wildlife • 30 FRENCH MOB EMPIRE INVESTIGATION • 34


2018 | 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH

ARTS

& CULTURE LUCHINO VISCONTI

Behind the mask

« Outside, there is the big world. Sometimes, our little world manages to reflect the big world, and it is then that we can understand the big world a little better.» 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. Directed by Manuelle Blanc Written by Maria Sjöberg Producer: Camera Lucida Productions

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD | DELIVERY: END OF 2017

Film DIRECTORS

ORSON WELLES

Between truth & passion

Shadows & Light

Forty years after his death, this documentary pays tribute to one of the major filmmakers of Italian cinema, an original work that continues to inspire today’s cinema. Born to one of the most important families of the Italian aristocracy, he could only be a man rich and cultured, living in luxury and idleness, but Luchino wanted another fate. Count Visconti di Modrone wearing the clothes of a legend that has continued to shape throughout his life. To Brush the portrait of Luchino Visconti is to see his movies; Obsession movie founder of Italian neo - realism, The Leopard epic film that secured him international recognition, Rocco and His Brothers, The Damned exemplary film about the perversion, Ludwig hymn to madness and destruction of beauty, or The Innocent, both study of jealousy and evoking the childhood world of the filmmaker. Shot in Rome, Milan and Venice, « Luchino Visconti Between truth and passion « combines unpublished testimonies , film clips and archives. Directed by Elisabeth Kapnist Producer: Bel Air Media

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

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INGMAR BERGMAN

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 film-maker, 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. A film by Elisabeth Kapnist

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD


PAINTERS

PAUL GAUGUIN

INSIDE JOAN MIRÓ 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. A film by Albert Solé Bruset Co-Producers: CPB Fillms, Minimal Films

70’ & 52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD | DELIVERY: MAY 2018

Paradise beyond the horizon The island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas is the nal destination of the great traveller, Paul Gauguin. After Paris, Peru, Denmark, Brittany, Panama, Matinique and Tahiti, it was on this wild and remote island on the other side of the world that the painter set down his easel in 1901. What was he seeking on this Southern Pacifique island? What constant but never truly satis ed desire drove him throughout his life to seek out a paradise that would always remain beyond the horizon? Paul Gauguin was one of a rare few who travelled so widely at the time, and one of very few painters to have fully integrated the different cultures he encountered into his work. One hundred years before everyone else, he elevated Maori culture and Marquesan traditions to the status of «Art Papou», and revealed much of its wealth in his work. A film by Dominique Agniel & Laurence Thiriat Directed by Laurence Thiriat

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

THE WRITER OF « OUT OF AFRICA »

WRITERS

AT FRIDA KAHLO’S

KAREN BLIXEN

«The Blue House» located in Mexico City, is the home where Frida Kahlo was born (1907) and would die (1954). She is surrounded not only by painter Diego Rivera, but also by Leon Trotsky, André Breton, Sergei Eisenstein, Pablo Neruda, Waldo Frank, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Vassily Kandinsky, etc. As Mexico gears up to commemorate 200 years of national independence and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, our film recalls the great adventures of «The Blue House» : its parties, its manifestoes, its artists, its freewheeling love affairs, its betrayals... as well as its unlikely melding of art and revolution, of Surrealism and Mexico, of the Old and the New Worlds. A film by Xavier d’Arthuys and Xavier Villetard

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

An African night’s dream In her time a pioneer, Karen Blixen is today regarded as one of the 20th century’s great writers. Between her home country of Denmark, where she would also write, and Kenya, her adopted home for 17 years, she led an exceptional life. She would truly find herself in Africa, a continent she deeply loved, where she experienced great joy and great sorrow, and finally return to the point of departure, the family home, where she would ease her pain through writing. “No-one paid a higher price to become a writer than I“. It was in the northern light of her native Denmark that she wrote her best-known work Out Of Africa, which was made into a globally successful film in 1986 by Sidney Pollack, starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. The director of this documentary, Elisabeth Kapnist, profiles the life of an extraordinary woman, an audacious adventurer, and a story-teller worthy of a modern-day Scheherazade. A film by Elisabeth Kapnist

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD | DELIVERY: SEPTEMBER 2017

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JRR TOLKIEN

BEAT GENERATION

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.

The film tells the story of the wonderful and long-lasting friendship between Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg & William S.Burroughs that gave birth to the « Beat Generation » movement. It all starts in New York in the early 50s when Kerouac decides to write an enormous novel about their common experience. Then, it loves through San Francisco, Mexico City, Tangiers, Paris and ends some 15 years later with successive publication of Howl, On the Road and Naked Lunch, three books which are each a manifesto in itself. The film focuses on the correspondence between the writers and unique archives to give an insider’s account, from New-York to Paris, San Francisco to Tangiers, of this exceptional literary adventure..

Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs

Designer of worlds

A film by Simon Backès

A film by Jean-Jacques Lebel & Xavier Villetard Award for Best Essay - International Festival of Films on Art - Montreal

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

MARTIN BUBER

ALBERT CAMUS

Itinerary of a humanist

A combat against the absurd Revealed at last, this is the story of one of the greatest French authors of the 20th century. A writer who, in a world wary of ideology, finally achieved the position he was due and the respect of those who prefer justice and truth to dogma and extremism. In conjunction with Olivier Todd, the author of Camus - A Life, the film discusses both Camus´ life, his work, his travels and his private life. We chose our guides from his closest circle of friends and in particular, the women who loved him. Through his letters and the thoughts of his closest friends, Albert Camus: a combat against the absurd highlights the formidable personal journey which was Albert Camus´ life. A film James Kent

90’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH

After Freud and Einstein, Martin Buber (1878-1965) was one of the best-known Jews of the 20th century, an era he traversed as one of its principal actors and witnesses. The emergence of Zionism, Nazism and the creation of the state of Israel were all major concerns and subjects of profound and influential reflection. Concerning the Arab-Jews problem, he was the first to combat for a bi-national state and wrote extensively on the question of respect among Near East peoples, at the same time warning of the risks that were to be run if this were not the case. His thoughts on the issue are all the more forceful in contemporary times as, to a degree, they were premonitory and ground-breaking. 2015 was Buber’s year, not only for the 50th anniversary of his death, but also because we need him more than ever; his thoughts, and let us even say his message. It is time to explore the paths taken by Martin Buber and this film is a welcome opportunity to do so. A film by Pierre-Henry Salfati - Official selection at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival (2016)

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

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PERFORMING ART

PHOTOGRAPHER

ARIANE MNOUCHKINE Théâtre du Soleil

AFRICA THROUGH THE EYES OF KAPUSCINSKI

What leader can boast of having directed their troupe for 50 years now? And still be constantly creating and renewing their art without ever losing track of contemporaneity? Ariane Mnouchkine is that athlete and artist who, since the Théâtre du Soleil was created in May 1964, has always placed a high value on artistic excellence and defended her ideal of sharing with actors and audience alike. From the Cartoucherie, a theater deep in the heart of the Vincennes woods near Paris, to New-York through Taiwan, the influence of her commitment has never ceased to spread, thanks to an ever growing public in France and abroad.

Polish journalist of worldwide renown, shortlisted for the Nobel Prize of Literature: Ryszard Kapuscinski was a central witness of the decolonization of African countries. Ghana, Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria as well as Uganda, Angola, Ethiopia,… Sole correspondent for the Polish Press Agency PAP in Africa, Kapuscinski traveled the troubled African continent relentlessly. For forty years. Kapuscinski’s Africa is an immersion at the heart of international journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski’s African experience. A journalist’s immersion into the decolonization of Africa !

A film by Fabienne Pascaud & Thierry Thomas

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

A film by Olga Prud’Homme Farges Co-Producers: CPB Fillms, Kolam

52’ | FRENCH | HD

MUSIC

CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI,

THE BLUE DANUBE

On February 24, 1607, in the hall of mirrors of the palace of the Duke of Mantua, an art form which remains very much alive to this day was invented and which for some is considered to be the most complete form of art: the Opera. The craftsman of this innovation was the court composer, Claudio Monteverdi, whose “Orfeo” was the first masterpiece of its genre. Few are the players in history gone by whose lives have been as well documented as that of Monteverdi. What remains of him for us are papers, places and, above all, his music. In a continuous dialog between the music being played by musicians of today and the illustrated narrative of the composer’s life, the film retraces the journey of a man who redefined forever our representations of reality.

The Blue Danube is in itself the expression of the universe of the waltz. None other than The Blue Danube can embody the essence of the waltz so eloquently and precisely in form and spirit. But can this alone suffice to explain the worldwide success this waltz has met with? Indeed not: the waltz is also popular for a certain amount of historical, diplomatic and political reasons. The film will guide us through the origins of this musical piece, its history and how it was miraculously saved from disappearance and will show us how, very early on, the waltz became part of History and has remained there ever since. Finally, we will illustrate its ever-growing success with specialists and the greater public alike.

A film by Philippe Béziat Producer: Camera Lucida Productions

A film by Pierre-Henry Salfati

The creator of opera

A waltz story

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD 52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH

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Contemporary art

LIVE ART

EPISODES

What is a living sculpture? Can time be represented? What should be the lifespan of a work of art? Who can say do not touch the works? Can stealing an idea be justified? The LIVE ART documentary collection attempts to answer these questions by focusing on works referred to as “ephemeral”. These presentations and performances exist only for the duration of an exhibition then disappear, to be - perhaps - recreated in another location. From New York to Istanbul, from the São Paulo Biennial to the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, this documentary series makes us question the place of art in our lives and the significance of the staging, the venue and the role of the visitor for an exhibition.

Episode #1 Episode #2 Episode #3 Episode #4 Episode #5 Episode #6 Episode #7 Episode #8

14 ROOMS JOAN JONAS (Venice Biennale) PHILIPPE PARRENO (Armory New-York) ADRIAN VILLAR ROJAS (Istanbul) TAKE ME, I’M YOURS (Monnaie de Paris) TINO SEHGAL (Palais de Tokyo - Paris) BIENNALE DE SAO PAOLO SIMON DENNY & CHINESE ARTISTS (Hong Kong)

Produced by Camera Lucida Productions

8x26’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD | YEARS OF PRODUCTION: 2017-2018

VINTAGE

COLLECTION

SUPER 8, MY LOVE

ART CHALLENGE

Dead and buried, the super 8 ? This film format, created by Kodak in 1965 and promised to disappear in the 90’s due to the advent of video technology, we must note still resists! With the narration of Anémone, a Super 8 camcorder brings us to the encounter of those who always had an emotional attachment for this format. Filming in black and white as well as in color, these passionate filmmakers, professionals or amateurs, thwart the constraint to create surprising and strong pieces of work. From Beaune to Cannes through Cambridge, Paris or Strasbourg, let’s travel the road to the discovery of another cinema genre.

Art Challenge aims to shed light, through the eyes of a contemporary talent, on the creative process of major artists from the history of art. He will set out to meet with curators and historians in order to better understand the work of his mentor, and to establish a dialogue with his work. This challenge will be met by offering an original creation, a true artistic tribute in light of his know-how, techniques, and esthetic.After Auguste Rodin, Art Challenge will present the work of Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp. A collection exploring creation, heritage, and artistic lineage and commitment!

A film by Remy Batteault

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

#Spin-off. THE GATES OF HELL BY AUGUSTE RODIN In this first installment of the ART CHALLENGE documentary collection, the talented animation director Augusto Zanovello (Audience award at the Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy) pays tribute to Auguste Rodin, offering a remarkable interpretation of his magnum opus, The Gates of Hell. A film by Gordon Producer: Camera Lucida Productions

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD DELIVERY: OCTOBER 2017

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FILM EVENT

SLAVERY ROUTES

A history of the slave trade from the 7th century to the present day Between the 7th and 20th centuries, some 25 to 40 million people were reduced to slavery. This persistent and widespread enslavement process is exceptional for the sheer geographic scale involved, for the permanence of the Asian, Atlantic and African trade systems which brought about a veritable industry in human commerce, and for the ideological, legal and religious practices which served to justify it. How was it possible to enslave almost 40 million men over nearly 13 centuries? How was it possible to accept the fact that people were reduced to the state of simple merchandise, to be bought, sold, exchanged or bequeathed like common goods and chattels? It is time to present a transversal, global and inter-regional investigation into what remains the most comprehensive exercise in dehumanization ever orchestrated: the slave trade in black Africans from the 7th to the 20th century. Coproducers: CPB Films, Arte France, France Télévisions - France Ô, Kwassa Films, LX Filmes, RTBF

COLLECTION

4x52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD | DELIVERY: END OF 2017

HISTORY’S GREATEST LIES 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.

Already available

1915: The sinking of the Lusitania (52’) 1944: D-Day, Fortitude Operation (52’) 1979: The Oil sniffer aircraft Hoax (52’)

In production

1972: Watergate scandal (52’) 2003: Iraq and weapons of mass destruction (52’) 1992: The rainbow warrior (52’)

6x52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD | YEARS OF PRODUCTION: 2017-2018

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JEWS & MUSLIMS

BLACK HEART, WHITE MEN

Intimate strangers

In people’s minds, Jews and Muslims have become the archetype of sworn enemies, of polarized identities leading to an endless conflict. If you take a close look at history, you will find that the tension is quite recent, starting merely 150 years ago. By going back to the mythical times of Abraham, we will see how Jews and Muslims see themselves as linked from the origin. Then we will question how their relations have evolved throughout the centuries. This profoundly human story will be recounted using graphic animation, archival footage and accounts from international specialists. Directed by Karim Miské

This documentary series relieves the story of the colonization of Central Africa from 1480 to the present day, outlining the ties that continue to link the region to the West by exploring key historical stages: the arrival of the first Europeans in Africa and the establishment of trade; the religious conquest; the abuses of slavery; the dividing up of Africa between imperial powers; economic excesses; the controlling of local elites; failed independence movements, predatory dictatorships etc…It is comprised solely of archival footage, iconographic documents, and animated sequences. A film by S.Tilman, D.Cattier, I.Christiaens & J-F.Bastin Production: Eklektik Productions - Off World / Offworld–Bruxelles (animation studio)

- Shortlisted at the Aljazeera International Documentary - Shortlisted at Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage - Shortlisted at the Doc Aviv The Tel-Aviv - Shortlisted at the Jerusalem International Film Festival - Shortlisted at IDFA....

100’ / 3x52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

4x52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

FRANCE AND AFRICA

INDOCHINA

50 years of close relationship

Exactly 14 African countries are part of “Françafrique”, they nearly all gained independence in 1960 when General De Gaulle was returned to power and gave it to them. This system is essentially based on putting friendly black leaders into power, with donations of colossal amounts of money ensuring their obedience to France’s interests. “Françafrique” is a macabre thriller that has been going on for 50 years. It’s a story of fighting for influence, of corruption, of dictators supported and progressive leaders murdered, the massacre of populations tolerated if not encouraged & spectacular military operations. A film by Patrick Benquet - Lauriers of radio and television award (March 2011) - Official selection - FIGRA 2011

Opium dens, “con gai”, the abandoned wives of the “Petits blancs” (Little Whites), the major expatriate families, Piastre trafficking: from 1930 to 1952, the film traces the history of a French presence in the Far East. The story of the Petits blancs (fictional characters) who set off for adventure and their experiences with the bank, the plantations, the government… gradually paints a depiction, throughout the film, of European expat society. Through these intertwining lives, we pass through an era and through a part of the Continent: Indochina. A film by Patrick Jeudy - Lauriers of radio and television award - Best documentary

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD 2x85’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

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WORLD WAR II

39-45, THE CHILDREN’S WAR

BOMBING WAR

From Guernica to Hiroshima 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 race for power and destruction, which drained the wealth of nations, mobilized the most brilliant scientific minds, and left a world in ruins. In this new form of warfare, the first victims were civilians. The world that emerged from WWII would be changed for ever.

The Children’s War intends to explore the history of a unique generation, children aged 10 in 1940, who grew up in exceptional times. 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. A film by Michèle Durren & Julien Johan

90’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

A film by Emmanuel Blanchard & Fabrice Salinié

90’ / 2x50’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

MAGDA GOEBBELS

D-DAY | OPERATION FORTITUDE - 1944

The first lady of the third Reich 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.

6th June 1944. The beaches of Normandy are the scene of the most spectacular military operation of all time: the Normandy Landings, a key moment that will alter the course of the Second World War. They owe their success, though, to a gigantic lie: a phantom army, armed with inflatable tanks and wooden rifles; but also to a whole network of double agents, most of them entirely fictitious. And leading this campaign of disinformation - the most sophisticated ever dreamt up – is one man: Winston Churchill. Documentary’ collection: HISTORY’S GREATEST LIES A film by Sonia Gonzalez

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

A film by Antoine Vitkine

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

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WORLD WAR II

NUREMBERG, THE NAZIS FACING THEIR CRIMES It was one of the biggest trials of the 20th century. The one that opened the way for the creation of an international justice system. It was the first trial to be filmed, and yet very few people have ever seen the nearly 25 hours of original footage. For the very 1st time, a film takes viewers inside the courtroom, via the original trial footage filmed by John Ford’s crew. Most of it has never before been broadcast; all of it has been fully restored. This gripping faceoff with Nazi war criminals lets viewers discover the most powerful moments in this historic trial. A film by Christian Delage

1939/1940: THE WAR THROUGH A LENS 1st film: The phony war (52’) 2nd film: The military defeat (52’) It took Hitler less than ten months to conquer Europe. The film gives a monthly record, from September 1939 to June 1940, of the inexorable plunge Europe took into chaos. The story is principally inspired by French, English and German newsreels. The story is told from these three nations’ point of view, based on the information they gave their nations at the time. An original choice, a most fascinating one, that gives us the opportunity to relive this era on a human scale, and watch whilst History unravels. A film by Jean-Christophe Rosé

2x52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

2x45’ / 90’ | FRENCH/ENGLISH | HD

WWII ALLIED BOMBING IN FRANCE

THE JEWS OF THE FORBIDDEN ZONE

Between 1940 and 1945, allied bombings over France caused the death of 75,000 civilians, injured tens of thousands of inhabitants traumatizing part of the population and destroying part of the nation’s historical heritage. Envenomed by the Vichy regime propaganda, this tragic chapter of WWII has been deprived of history. Inflicted by the “good side”, these dramatic events have been brushed aside as part of inevitable collateral damage. But did such a purportedly legitimate purpose require so much sacrifice? Allied bombings are the last remaining gray areas in the history of WWII and now attract the interest of historians. Beyond the emotional aspect, we will delve into the reasons, purpose and efficiency of allied bombings and how they have been exploited. The film will explore the strategic issues the political and ideological dimensions of these bombings.

In July 1940, the German authorities annexed an area of France which extended from the Somme to the Swiss frontier in order to create “restricted zones” to serve the Nazis. Hundreds of foreign Jews were sent from the Paris region into the Ardennes to work there as farm laborers. Lured by the promise of a better life, these men and women discovered a pitiless world: the groups of foreign workers, so called GTE. Subjugated and oppressed, entire families were worked to exhaustion, laboring in the fields over a number of years, before eventually being deported. Even today, the story of the Jews of the Ardennes remains largely unknown.

A film by Emmanuel Blanchard & Fabrice Salinié

90’ / 2x50’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

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A film by Francis Gillery

52’ | FRENCH | HD


THE VICHY PRO-NAZI PROPAGANDA MACHINE

MAY 8 1945 - A SPECIAL DAY

How did the man who promoted collaborating with the Nazi occupiers manage to keep such a glowing image all the way up to the Liberation, when French public opinion was so hostile to the German occupation? This film is the first in a series devoted exclusively to Vichy propaganda. Behind the Petain enigma, behind the crushing blow of defeat, there was a phenomenal attempt to control people’s minds. With help from historian Denis Pechanski, and personal accounts from every region of France, our documentary will explore the key issues raised by Vichy propaganda, as well as the mechanisms that spread it across France.

May 8, a signal emitted from Berlin traveling in concentric circles, and encompassing the world. From the destroyed streets of Berlin a message rose: never again. The world must change. This peace ceremony was twofold. First came May 7, in the small school in Rheims, north-east France, and in the face of Russian anger, the ceremony marking May 8, thus delaying a ceasefire with Germany until May 9 (Soviet time). From May 7 to May 9, a difference is felt as it grows, and two separate blocs are formed... A film by William Karel

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH

A film by J.Amat & D. Peschanski

64’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH

THE FRENCH CAMPS

POPULAR FRONTS IN EUROPE

How many of us now know that between November 1938 and May 1946, 600 thousand people suffered confinement through simple administrative decision? None of these people had committed a crime or any offence, the only reason that made them prisoners was the fact that they supposedly represented potential danger to the State or to society. They were many to populate French camps: Spanish Republicans, Germans and Austrians, French Communists, to whom were soon added foreign Jews or Gypsies, and later, at the Liberation, in majority suspected collaborationists but also, which is of less common knowledge, black market traffickers and also German civilians.

After various leftist parties forged an alliance to fend off the fascist tide embodied by Mussolini’s Italy and Hitler’s Germany, which threatened peace and democracy on the continent, several European countries concurrently adopted a Popular Front political strategy. This led to an unprecedented mobilization of the masses, labor unions, and intellectuals. In France, Austria, Spain, Belgium and Greece the antifascist battle became a top priority. Comprised of high quality archive footage from all over Europe, and neverbefore-heard audio recordings, this film retraces the birth and strategy of Europe’s Popular Fronts from 1929 to 1939. A film by Laurence Jourdan

A film by J.Amat & D. Peschanski

84’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

84’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH

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WORLD WAR I

WORLD WAR I: WE WON’T GO!

THE SINKING OF THE LUSITANIA - 1915

This film addresses the Great War through the words and acts of those who refused it, whether soldiers on the front lines or conscientious objectors, pacifists or revolutionaries. In the historiography of the Great War, military disobedience, mutiny and engaged pacifism have become a silent myth. For a long time, these acts of refusal were taboo and largely unknown and they carry a strong symbolic weight. They are the first manifestations of what will later become conscientious objection and that will spread during the following wars, in particular during the Vietnam and Algerian wars. From the truce of Christmas 1914 up to the mutiny of Kiel in October of 1918, men have rebelled against the war. A hundred years later in Verdun, the ground still bears traces of the war. Out of this symbolic and forever marked soil, rise the voices of those who have refused.

On May 7th 1915, the British trans-Atlantic liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine. The Germans justified the action by claiming that the ship was transporting concealed weapons. The Americans denied this, and used the disaster to help shift public opinion against Germany, and therefore justify their eventual declaration of war. Documentary’ collection: HISTORY’S GREATEST LIES A film by Bénédicte Delfaut

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

A film by Georgette Cuvelier

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

THE LIVING UNKNOWN SOLDIER

ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Throughout the inter-war period, one man fascinated the French public. His photo was frequently seen on the front page of the papers. He inspired writers, playwrights and filmmakers. His name was Anthelme Mangin. His nickname was ‘The living unknown soldier’. He was an amnesiac soldier who returned to France from a German prison camp in 1918. As soon as his existence became known, he was saddled with the pain of the three hundred thousand families of soldiers who never returned, who were unable to grieve. Dozens of women, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and children claimed him as their missing loved one, despite his physical appearance, age and education.

After various leftist parties forged an alliance to fend off the fascist tide embodied by Mussolini’s Italy and Hitler’s Germany, which threatened peace and democracy on the continent, several European countries concurrently adopted a Popular Front political strategy. This led to an unprecedented mobilization of the masses, labor unions, and intellectuals. In France, Austria, Spain, Belgium and Greece the antifascist battle became a top priority. Comprised of high quality archive footage from all over Europe, and neverbefore-heard audio recordings, this film retraces the birth and strategy of Europe’s Popular Fronts from 1929 to 1939.

A film by Joël Calmettes

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD 52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH

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A film by Laurence Jourdan


POLITICAL LEADER

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

SHIMON PERES

Between 1932 and 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt invested the function of First Lady with an unprecedented political dimension. She would become the inspiration and gurehead for a new generation of women determined to carve out a place in a political world reserved exclusively for men. 50 years after her death, the testimony of those who knew her best enables us to gain a clearer understanding of her exceptional life: that of a woman in love, at the head of the world’s greatest country. For behind her extraordinary public life, she concealed a personal secret : her passionate relationship with the nation’s best-known female reporter, Lorena Hickok.

For the departure of Shimon Peres from his position as President of Israel, an intimate face-to-face with an icon of that era. Shimon Peres was one of the last great actors on the international political stage. He was also an amazing storyteller who knows how to captivate his audience with his words. We have spent two weeks with Peres in Tel Aviv, where he told them his life story. The story of the little Jewish boy who emigrated to Palestine in 1934 is a magnificent tale in and of itself. But then came his meetings with Ben Gurion, Sadat, Kennedy, Bill Clinton... In this intimate face-toface talk, Shimon Peres tells his story.

Self portrait

First Lady of the world

A film by C.Vulvert & S.Lajus

A film by Patrick Jeudy

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52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

CHE´S COMPANIONS Canek, grandson of the Commandante, and son of Hilda Guevara, Che´s eldest daughter, wants to go in search of his grandfather who is still omnipresent on the Caribbean island. Destination the Sierra Maestra, scene of the revolución, 500 miles from Havana, at the other end of the island, near Haiti. The guide, Polo Torrès, is a real character, as if lifted straight out of a novel, his nickname ´the barefoot Captain´. Polo was none other than Che´s confidant, the person responsible for bringing his messages to Fidel Castro.... A film by Variety Moszynski & Jean-Luc Cohen

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MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATÜRK The history of modern Turkey

Fractured by the renewal of the Kurd conflict and the ongoing threat of Jihadists from Syria, Turkey is undergoing a period of uncertainty and intense political and social tension. The failed coup d’etat of the night of July 16th 2016 by a part of the army, intended to «restore freedom and democracy» is highly illustrative of the divisions within Turkish society, increasingly subjected to the growing authority of President Erdogan and his Islamo-conservative party, the AKP. So what remains today of the heritage of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish republic, and a fervent advocate of a secular state and social progress? Put together chronologically, the film alternates between archive footage and interviews with both French and Turkish historians. Asked to consider the significance of the Atatürk myth, the historians analyze key points in his life, the foundations of his character, the role he played both in Turkish public opinion and within the political parties that still lay claim to him today. A film by Séverine Labat

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH

52’ | FRENCH/ENGLISH | HD

On November 20, 1975, when General Francisco Franco Bahamonde passed away, the world started to ask questions & what was to become of Spain? This film follows the journey of a country that witnessed the most murderous civil war in the first half of the 20th century, and that has shown remarkable political maturity since 1975 in guiding its citizens down the difficult path out of forty years of dictatorship. A film which redefines the way we look at the dictator, master of Spain for almost 40 years. A film by Yvon Gérault

78’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH

CHARLES DE GAULLE Dominique de Villepin portraits a man who marked French politics and whose name echoes through the ages up until nowadays. He has nurtured, since childhood, a keen passion for general de Gaulle. It is precisely this passion that informs the matrix of the film. It is this passion that enables the film to read greedily through the pages, in turn heroic and somber, of Twentieth Century History. The film alternates D de V’s own words and De Gaulle’s, keenly making them respond, thus conditioning their ability to continue inspiring our futures. A film by Joël Calmettes

26’ | FRENCH

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EUROPEAN HISTORY THE LAST DICATORSHIPS IN EUROPE Spain, Portugal, Greece

The last three decades in our “iron” 20th century brought unexpected but gratifying advances in democracy all around the globe. Several dictatorships fell or were wiped out. In the 1970s, outdated regimes that were still oppressing people in southern Europe. Our film will take a look at this struggle by comparing and contrasting the case of three countries: Spain, Greece and Portugal. While all three are quite close in terms of their geography, history and culture, and all three joined the European Community after building democratic nations, each of these countries has trod its own unique path. A film by Pierre Beuchot & Jean-Noël Jeanneney

52’ or 90’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

ALGERIA THE OTHER MAY 8TH 1945 The roots of the Algerian War

French colony during World War Two, May 8th is a day of mourning. Carried away by the jubilation of victory, the Algerians dared ask for independence. The French colonial army responded with gunfire, setting off horrifically bloody clashes between Muslims and Europeans. The crackdown would last nearly 3 months and leave thousands Muslims dead. Mixing never-beforeseen footage and personal accounts, our film raises the veil on the mechanisms and consequences of this violent colonial crackdown. A film by Yasmina Adi

2x52’/100’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

ALGERIA 1988-2000 Autopsy of a tragedy

Since the end of the 80’s, Algeria has witnessed a war pitting brother against brother. The country, which is an experimental terrain for international Islam, is struggling in the midst of chaos. Using archive footage and previously unseen documents, this trilogy sheds light on a human, political and economic tragedy, centering around its main protagonists on a day-to-day basis. The trilogy allows us to understand how, a quarter of a century after the war of independence ended, leaving scars on both sides of the Mediterranean, Algeria has been plunged into an endless conflict, with violence which is both unprecedented, and unpredictable. A film by Séverine Labat & M.Aït-Aoudia

2x52’/100’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS Sixty years ago, Algeria was being ravaged by a civil war that would become one of the 20th century’s most deadly wars of independence. For nine months, French soldiers ferociously cracked down on Algerian activists in the city of Algiers. The documentary mixes archive footage with excerpts from Pontecorvo’s film and numerous interviews, most notably with women who planted bombs for the FLN and have agreed to tell their stories for the very first time. The film throws light on one of the shadiest and most fascinating episodes in recent history, offering insights that help us better understand the burning issues of our own times. A film by Yves Boisset

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CURRENT AFFAIRS REFUGEES, A MARKET UNDER INFLUENCE

SYRIA: CHILDREN AT WAR

For the vast majority of us, refugee camps respond to the needs of an emergency situation. And yet the reality of such camps is very different. Their multiplication around the world is a clear demonstration that a situation regarded as ‘exceptional’ is, in fact, a system that is durable, lucrative and long-term. It is a veritable market, in which state nations, international organisations and investors all stand to gain. Around the world, 12 million people live in refugee camps. More than 60 million pass through one camp or another. In various forms, camps are now commonplace pretty much everywhere. Who sets them up? With what legitimacy? Who do they benefit? Why are camps proliferating and why do they endure? Do they provide the only solution for a migratory policy that seems so hard to define? Through a close-up investigation of this invisible world, this documentary film takes a new look at contemporary migration. It describes and reveals the mechanisms behind a major phenomenon: the «encampment of the world».

For more than three years now, the civil war that opposes the rebels of the syrian army to the armed forces of president Assad has made over 200 000 victims. The first victims of this guerilla are civilians, including children. Through this documentary, we have followed a family in Aleppo who lives in a rebel quarter to film the daily routine of a young boy who lives with his brothers and parents who decided to stay and fight against Bachar El-Assad regular Army. Has this generation of 13 to 16 year-old boys lost their childhood forever ? How do they adapt to a civil war? What values did they decide to defend staying in besieged Aleppo? And what will come next? A film by Yuri Maldawsky - Audience award at FRIGA (2015) - Shortlisted at the Albert Londres Awards (UK-2015)

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

A film by Nicolas Autheman & Delphine Prunault

52’ or 70’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

SUPERIOR ORDERS

SANTA MUERTE

The film is created within the project «Hide and Seek», supported by the European Refugee Fund. This film concentrates on a crucial moment concerning migration to Europe. Passing through the border is a milestone in the life of every refugee. The film presents seemingly contradicting aspects through spontaneous situations, staying close to the characters all the way. Who is right? The immigrant fighting for his life? The local vigilante doing his best on the job? Or the missionary who provides them with food and clothes helping them to survive? A film by Viktor Oszkár Nagy, András Petrik Producer: Campfim Production

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

A cult for drug traffickers or a patron saint for outcasts ? The protective saint of drug traffickers, petty thieves, street vendors and prisoners, the guardian angel of taxi-drivers and mothers, Santa Muerte (Holy Death) is the central folk saint in a cult that has become increasingly important within Mexican society and among Hispanic immigrants to the USA. Having undergone a spectacular rise in popularity over the past 20 years, she now has over 2 million devotees, including 1 million in the Mexican capital alone. Represented by a skeleton, often life-size, dressed in a long satin tunic and with a golden crown, she is regarded by many as a protective saint, the final refuge to escape an extremely harsh and violent day-to-day reality. This documentary seeks to understand the orgins of this national cult in a country as paradoxical as Mexico, where the influence of drug-trafficking is phenomenal. A film by Pierre Paul Puljiz

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

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Society PINK ATTITUDE

INTERSEX Neither a girl nor a boy, or a little of both…The interesexes from an invisible community that does not have any real legal, social or even medical status. Is it a pathology, an anomaly, or a difference among many ?In civil status in any case, there are only two boxes to check : masculine or feminine. So, should we assign a sex to these babies by operating them from birth ? This is still the case in France, where every year, out of 2000 children, irreversible surgeries are perfomed. Luck or curse ? A film by Régine Abadia Produced by Arturo Mio

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

Princesses, pop stars & girl power Cheerful, bubbly and colorful, the Girlie-Girl Culture is an unavoidable phenomenon of our western societies. This ambiguous and popular culture - both angelic and demoniac - constantly oscillates between two extreme images of women: the little girl and the temptress, the ingénue and the predator. How has the Girlie-Girl Culture managed to conquer the world, to shape and impose guidelines to a new feminine identity? Which cultural codes lurk behind the glitter and pink veneer of the Pink Attitude - codes that guide the majority of today’s girls from cradle to adulthood? Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Barbie dolls and Bratz dolls; Hello Kitty; pop icons Katy Perry, Rihanna or Miley Cyrus and their sugar-candy sexy videos clips; TV shows and romantic comedies; women’s magazines and nail salons blooming on every street corner... A film by Cécile Denjean

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

SUPER MOM

BIRTH - A REVOLUTION

Every year, young mothers from all over America leave their children behind and set out to the heartland of the Unite‡d States to compete for the title of Mother of the Year. One of these hopeful candidates will go on to impress the judges and become the reigning national representative of mothers all over the country. This documentary film follows three women as they leave their crucial roles at home and go on the journey of a lifetime. From a tough Midwestern farmer’s wife with five kids to a wealthy East Coast mother of two to a working mother in Iowa, we explore these women’s different worlds attempting to understand their hopes and dreams, pressures and fears.

Birth in France has undergone revolutions as in no other countries in the world. For the first time, a film will tell us this story: from the painless delivery technique of Fernand Lamaze to the birth without violence of Frederick Leboyer, from the experimentations of the 70’s to the epidural... 80 years of a story that started in the 30’s when the state gave the doctors the mission of fighting against child mortality. An incredible progress, which is also the story of a progressive dispossession for women of this intimate experience. A film by Franck Cuvelier

58’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

A film by Sarah Klein

58’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

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SPORT THE TOUR: THE LEGEND OF THE RACE “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 identifi cation 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 fi lm 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.

RAYMOND POULIDOR The eternal second

For a whole generation of French people, Raymond Poulidor has been and remains a myth. “Poupou”, as he was commonly referred to, always placed but his name never made it on the list of winners, in spite of climbing eight podiums in fourteen competitions. Outclassed by the two super champions Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx, both quintuple victors of the Tour de France, Raymond Poulidor will at least find a little consolation in the fact that these setbacks only served to strengthen his aura. How and why did this cyclist represent – for most of the French public – so much hope? This question will serve as the film’s guideline. A film by Patrick Jeudy

90’ | FRENCH | HD

A film by Jean-Christophe Rosé

2x52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

OURASI

THE SHEIKH’S STUD FARM

Ourasi is a champion trotter. A player, a rebel, and a conqueror, this handsome chestnut has a personality and liveliness which set him apart. This documentary shows the destiny of a mythical horse who today is enjoying a well-deserved rest. With fifty-eight victories, including four American Prizes (in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1990), this unsurpassed track record surely made Ourasi the trotter of the century. «When he came out of the last bend, he would flatten down his ears and then no-one could catch him, says Rachel Tessier, his first owner. He flies out of the hatch like Concorde taking off.

The crown prince of Dubai’s livestock consists of four thousand thoroughbred horses. The emir spends lavish amounts in order to shine at the races. This is the portrait of a man who is mad about horses, and who has the money to indulge his passion. Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, has only one passion: thoroughbreds. For the past twenty or so years, he has been investing his fortune in the most beautiful endurance racehorses. He is capable of splashing out up to ten million euros for a yearling, and he dominates the world market. His stock is the largest in the world, and is made up of around four thousand thoroughbreds, reared and trained in the most notable European stud farms, or on his personal property, at the Godolphin stables, in the middle of the desert.

The lazy king

A film by Homeric and directed by Jackie Bastide

70’ | FRENCH

A film by Saïd Bakhtaoui

58’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

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LEISURE THE ELYSEE PALACE: The finest table in France 52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

On the occasion of D-Day commemoration ceremonies, the Queen of England paid an official state visit in France and attended a banquet as the guest of honor at the official residence of the President of the Republic of France, the Elysée Palace. This documentary film describes the event from the kitchens of power, the true vitrine of French gastronomy which has been on Unesco’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2010. We followed the work of the teams of the famous chef Guillaume Gomez, from the conception of the menus to the selection of products with the best French producers as well as the installation of the reception hall. A true challenge for a prestigious guest. A film by Christian Roudaut and Gilles Bragard

THE WINE GRAAL: ROMANÉE-CONTI 52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

Four seasons into the world’s best wine Romanée-Conti How is the world’s greatest wine brought to life? Why have the vineyard’s wines held such fascination for 500 years? How can a wine teem with so much emotion? What is daily life like on the estate? What kind of people run it? What exactly do they do? How do they go about their work? What tools do they use? The film shows what daily life is like at the vineyard, at several key periods, throughout all four seasons, over an entire year. In addition to showing the fantastic technical advances being used, the film will give viewers an opportunity to see wines come into being before their very eyes. A film by Thomas Bravo-Maza

SAINT EMILION 52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH

Saint-Emilion´s greatest wines, among the most highly respected in the world. As is done every ten years, Saint-Emilion´s grand cru wines are going to be reassessed. The tension is already mounting and tongues are wagging, since the reassessment can have a deep economic impact. We take a behind-the-scenes look at the event through highly colorful portraits of four vineyard owners, all of them passionate about and in love with wine. The ups-and-downs of one of the most sought-after wine lands in the world. Reality cinema in a very strictly controlled A film by Nicolas jouvin & Pascal Fauvel

WHISKY THE DEVIL: Or the good lord 52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH

The journey from Ireland to Scotland was made following the route taken by the pioneers, the first distillers, sailors who navigated from the Mediterranean to the Irish Sea, and up the rivers used to transport stills to the heart of the Scottish islands and inlands. Whisky distilling is a tale of resistance, shown first by the Irish and then by the Scots as they organized their business against the English “conquerors”... A film by Laurent Chavanel

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SCIENCES Environment VENICE

The techological challenge through the ages 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.

COSMIC FLOWS

The cartographers of the universe

A film by Laurence Thiriat and Thomas Marlier

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!

52’ or 90’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD | DELIVERY: MARCH 2018

A film by François-Xavier Vives Producer: Camera Lucida Productions

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | 4K | DELIVERY: JUNE 2018

DALLOL VOLCANO On the frontiers of life

What do we really know about the origins of life? Scientists are always in search of new elements of information. In Ethiopia, a unique volcanic site, where numerous hydrothermal events take place, features the most extreme conditions, similar to those surrounding the emergence of life on earth. For the very first time, a French and Spanish research team have decided to visit the location, in the hope of discovering new microbial lineage that could explain the origin of life. With its incredible array of colours, Dallol is a vast mound that looms up out of the Danakil Depression known for its extreme salinity levels. For some scientists, it is a dream come true, affording the perspective of perhaps providing answers to the fundamental question of how life was formed on earth. And, therefore, could it exist on other planets? Filmmaker and photographer Olivier Grunewald, who is familiar with the site and with active volcanic zones, recounts the expedition and the scientific questioning.

CLIMATE SCEPTICS The Climate War

For some years now, climate sceptics have been questioning the reality of global warming. These movements are financed by large industrial groups who significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and who have set up scientific research teams, think-tanks and lobbying groups to defend their theories. How do they spread their fallacious theories from one coast of the Atlantic to the other? Who supports them and why? In the United States, London, Paris or Brussels, a battle for influence pits these merchants of doubt to international organizations (UN, European Parliament, etc.) How did a few researchers manage to sow the seeds of incertitude? This is the climate war we will be telling you about.

A film by Olivier Grunewald Producer: Camera Lucida Productions

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

A film by L. Noualhat & F. Guérin

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DISCOVERY SOUL GARDENS

#Spin-off. The Père Lachaise (Paris) 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.

SEYCHELLES

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.

Seychelles conceal some spectacular natural treasures that have not been affected yet by uncontroled touristic development. The wealth of this land lies in its untamed nature and its incredible maritime space. What is the essence of these islands? What does it mean leaving in the Seychelles today ? How do the Seychellois people grasp their relationship with nature ? Let’s discover this paradise through its natural heritage and creolity.

A film by Christophe d’Yvoire & Augustin Viatte Producer: Camera Lucida Productions

A paradise inheritance

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD DELIVERY: APRIL 2018

A film by Pierre Lane Producer: Camera Lucida Productions

110’ or 2x52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

A TREE FOR A DAY

REMARKABLE POLLARDS The tree with a thousand uses

For some years now, climate sceptics have been questioning the reality of global warming. These movements are financed by large industrial groups who significantly contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and who have set up scientific research teams, think-tanks and lobbying groups to defend their theories. How do they spread their fallacious theories from one coast of the Atlantic to the other? Who supports them and why? In the United States, London, Paris or Brussels, a battle for influence pits these merchants of doubt to international organizations (UN, European Parliament, etc.) How did a few researchers manage to sow the seeds of incertitude? This is the climate war we will be telling you about. A film by Timothée Janssen Producer: Camera Lucida Productions

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD | DELIVERY: END OF 2017

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Filmmaker Pierre Patrolin spent nearly one year crisscrossing France with his camera and crew searching out trees: remarkable or unknown; short or tall; tucked deep in the countryside or standing in the heart of a city. He draws a portrait of each of these different trees in images and stories. A remarkable tree raising up from the roof of a pigeon coop, or the simplicity of an old oak in the bend of a road. A majestic cedar or a maritime pine bent over by the wind. An elm, a linden, a willow. In the rain, the snow or the frost, or spared by a fire. An olive tree in Roqueburne, or a pear tree at Versailles. A beech in Ponthus, or an anonymous oak. From northern France to Corsica, from season to season, from legend to tradition: 130 one-minute portraits that introduce viewers to unique or moving trees.about. A film by Bernard Chapuis and Pierre Patrolin

130’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD


Wildlife THE ADVENTURE OF AMERICA’S HORSES AN EPIC HORSEBACK RIDE ACROSS TWO CONTINENTS 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. A film by Charles-Antoine de Rouvre Producer: Camera Lucida Productions

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD | DELIVERY: SEPTEMBER 2018

THE SURPRISING WORLD OF RABBITS From natural-born prey to public enemy number 1

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. A film by Rémy Batteault

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD | DELIVERY: FEBRUARY

THREAT & SURVIVAL Discover the wildlife of the french mountains, sea shores and forests and understand the treats and risks these animals endure.

THREAT & SURVIVAL in the forest

After evoking endangered species in the Alps and off the French coasts, Emma Baus continues her exploration of the man-animal conflict…in the forest. From Rambouillet to Lorraine, via the vast wooded expanses of the South-West and the North, we accompany a number of emblematic species over several seasons: a squirrel, wild boar, a deer, a tit, and a couple of foxes.

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THREAT & SURVIVAL on the beach

For city dwellers drowned in asphalt, the beach is an ultimate horizon. But it is also a meeting place for open sea species. If it is a place of wonder for Man, it is also the scene of conflicts with the animal realm. The intensification of tourism, intensive fishing and even the development of agrofuel has an impact on marine animals. For the second opus in the series, the director pursues her investigation of the conflict between man and animal; this time by exploring emblematic or unknown species of the French littoral (seals, puffins, Mediterranean dolphins, pink flamingos).

THREAT & SURVIVAL in the alps

Far from the hectic pace of human activities, mountains are an ultimate haven for ibex, black grouse, groundhogs or wolves. But nowadays, humans are progressively leaving their mark through winter sports or global warming. Shot in France, Italy and Switzerland, our movie is the story of a life of adapting to the natural environment, but also to a new predator, Man, for these four emblematic wildlife species in the European Alps. Because; you don’t need a rifle to harm mountain wildlife....


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POLITICS

ROLAND DUMAS For the general public these are the images of Roland Dumas that spring to mind: The one showing him being escorted by the investigating judge, Eva Joly, outside his apartment on the Quai de Bourbon, following a search in connection with the Elf affair. The one of his mistress, Christine Deviers-Joncour, nicknamed “the whore of the Republic”, who was plastered all over the television. However these images are far too simple to adequately portray this public figure. His profession as a lawyer and his duties as an MP and then a minister provided him with the perfect opportunity to achieve his ambition of climbing the social ladder and raising himself to the top ranks of the State. Close friend, henchman and covert right-hand man of Mitterrand in negotiations with the communists on the one hand and the extreme right on the other, he is one of the last living members of the intimate circle of the former President of the French Republic and one of the last witnesses to the 1981 election victory.

CHARLES DE GAULLE (VS) LE MONDE This film is the portrait of the founder of both the French 5th Republic and the famous newspaper « Le Monde », the portrait of a soldier and a journalist. Charles De Gaulle became a legend when he freed France and put the nation on the right path. Faced to him, Sirius aka Hubert Beuve-Mery the incorruptible embodiment of the press independance. It’s hard to imagine a more asymmetrical face to face between these two proud figures. Everything should have drawn them closer to each other instead of tearing them appart. It was a rough fight between the one who make decisions and the one who analyses them ; the one who takes action and the one who passes judgement. A film by J. Beauregard & L. Greilsamer

52’ | FRENCH | HD

A film by Patrick Benquet

52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

AFTER THE LEFT-WING

FROM INDUSTRY TO FINANCE

What does it mean to be left wing these days? After the Left Wing answers this fundamental question by interviewing leading figures from the world of contemporary thought who put forward a candid diagnosis of today’s left wing, underlining the advances and the hopes that have sparked social causes and strongly re-affirming the need for Utopian thinking. From the break-up of the Soviet Union to the latest financial crisis, “After the Left Wing” is a journey through two decades that have profoundly shaken up the Left Wing, however this film is also an act of defiance..

The film recounts how the Wendel dynasty, a symbol of the success of the heavy industry sector, managed to transform itself into a capital funding giant, becoming one of the most powerful investment companies in the world. Today, the investment companies have taken over, undermining and weakening every sector of the economy. Despite electoral promises and an everdeepening crisis, governments and international bodies alike refuse to take action.

The Wendel Empire

A film by Patrick Benquet & Marlène Benquet - International Festival of Historical Films - Pessac

A film by Jéréùy Forni, Geoffroy Fauquier & Gaël Bizien

90’ | FRENCH | HD 52’ | FRENCH | HD

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FRANCE'S COLLECTION MUSLIMS OF FRANCE

BLACK FRANCE

Karim Miské reopens France’s history books to look back at the 20th century as lived by Muslims. The film unfolds chronologically, piecing together the memories and cultural identity of this French minority. In our collective representations, Muslims are the embodiment of the “other,” the “stranger.” It is not our intention to downplay the differences. We do, however, want to show that while the history linking France and Muslims has been filled with more violence than exchange, it remains nonetheless a common history, one that we inevitably share.

This three-part documentary film weaves together many archives and new testimonies to tell us about the contemporary French black history over 130 years. This film gives a voice to both the protagonists and the heirs of this history and relays the building of a French Black identity. An old history, a presence which becomes visible with the 1889 World’s Fair. A story which goes through two World wars, the colonial period, the Independencies, and the time of the migrations from the West Indies and Africa, but also from the Indian Ocean, New Caledonia, and from the African American influence since the Interwar period.

A film by Karim Miské - FIPA selection - Carthage Film Festival selection

3x52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

A film by Pascal Blanchard & Juan Gélas - Lauriers of radio and television award - FOCAL International Awards 2012 - «Winner of Best Use of Footage in a Factual Production» world–Bruxelles (animation studio)

3x52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

ASIANS OF FRANCE

PROTESTANTS OF FRANCE

With the participation of the famous Japenese fashion designer KENZO Takada Being Asian in France means coming from former French protectorates and colonies of the Indochinese peninsula or having emigrated from China, Japan, Korea or Thailand. SouthEastern Asians who live in the Hexagon all have their own history constitutive of the current identity of their community which is often quoted as “a model of integration”. But what do we really know about this “invisible” community that France could no longer do without?

Protestants have the reputation of being republicans, liberals, to stand by the poor but also of being austere and reserved… but who are they really? For the first time, we will open a page of dark and largely unknown history. The story of Protestantism as we tell it is a paradox, how has been able to influence society at crucial times while remaining such a minor movement ? If there are so few Protestants nowadays, it is because they have been persecuted and massacred relentlessly until 19th century. Protestants are fascinating and upsetting : They are a minority whose culture, traditions and characteristics are unknown to most people.

A film by Laurence Jourdan

A film by Valérie Manns

2x52’ | FRENCH | HD

2x52’ | FRENCH | HD

CATHOLICS OF FRANCE Catholicism was the official religion of the French state but, in the aftermath of 1789, the Catholics of France became aware that changes in morality, the advance of science and the industrial revolution would lead them to become increasingly set apart. Their story concerns the faithful, torn between the beliefs handed down by their fathers and the rapid transformations taking place in the political, social and cultural landscape. It is the story of the activists, the priesthood and the lay people involved in the political and social arena, who played a part in the modernization of French society all the while dreaming of converting it. But the history of the Catholics is above all that of the majority of French people, who inherited a culture, values and a way of life which they wanted to pass on and which has, to a large extent, made France what it is today. A film by Valérie Manns

2x52’ | FRENCH | HD


INVESTIGATION

FRENCH MOB EMPIRE How did French gangsters become the kings of trafficking? How did they build a worldwide trafficking empire? Heroin, cannabis, slot machines, cocaine, money laundering… traveling the most heavily trafficked routes - from Indochina to West Africa or to South America, passing through Spain or the Maghreb - we shall tell the story of these traffickers who have traveled the world in search of Eldorado and who, over 50 years, have developed a model for commercial success. At each level of this wide international made in France network - from the conquest of new territories to the creation of routes, to money laundering - gangsters and experts give us a behind the scenes look at this lucrative worldwide market dominated by violence and ultra-liberal rules.

THE UNDERWORLD & THE FRENCH REPUBLIC For the first time, The Underworld and the French Republic gives criminal leaders a platform, enabling them to evoke the dangerous liaisons that the underworld has constantly maintained with political leaders from 1945 until today. From the French Gestapo (la Carlingue) and the lawless influences that haunt the Republic today, via the Gaullist militia (the SAC) and Parisian gambling circles, this mini-series presents an insightful analysis of how the lawful State administration works hand in-glove with those who flaunt and abuse its own laws. A film by Frédéric Ploquin & Julien Johan

3x52’ | FRENCH | HD

A film by Frédéric Ploquin & Julien Johan

3x52’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD | DELIVERY: MARCH 2018

THE PRINCE DE BROGLIE On the 24th of December, Christmas Eve, in 1976, at around 9.15 in the morning, Prince Jean de Broglie, an MP in the Eure department and a cousin by marriage to the President of the Republic, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, was assassinated in the street, shot three times in the head. This film re-examines an affair which hit contemporary headlines, by taking into account certain elements which were not exploited during the investigation, gathered together over more than 30 years by French and foreign journalists. It will highlight the involvement of politicians and police in the Prince’s assassination, far beyond any version of the facts that the government of the time was willing to offer.

THE « OIL SNIFFER AIRCRAFT » HOAX In 1979, in the midst of the second oil crisis, two eccentric inventors proposed to the French industrial oil giant, Elf, a concept for an aircraft able to detect oil deposits underground. Encouraged by « promising demonstrations », the French state administration eagerly backed the « avion renifleurs » …which turned out to be a complete hoax, and a financial swindle that would soon become a national scandal. A film by Mélanie Dalsace

52’ | FRENCH | HD

A film by Francis Gillery - Lauriers of radio and television award (March 2011) - Official selection - FIGRA 2011

2x85’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

THE LEGEND OF JUDGE BORREL During the night of 18th to 19th of November 1995, the body of Bernard Borrel, a French magistrate, was discovered at the foot of a cliff in Djibouti. This extremely sensitive case, still under investigation, regularly attracts media attention due to yet another revelation or libel suit. Now it seems to have become, above all, a judicial deadlock. This film focuses on reconstructing the context in which the events unfolded, unveiling the dramatic events which overwhelmed the Borrel family, from their life in France to their arrival on Djibouti soil. A stay which should have been merely an interlude in the professional career of the couple who were both French magistrates. A film by Francis Gillery

52’ | FRENCH | HD

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TV Dramas & Series NICOLAS LE FLOCH

HISTORICAL THRILLER

Seasons 1 to 6

ADAPTED FROM THE BEST-SELLER BY JEAN-FRANÇOIS PAROT (EDITIONS JC LATTÈS) Paris, 1761. Brilliant young police commissioner Nicolas Le Floch works under Monsieur de Sartine, the Royal Lieutenant General of Police. Louis XV’s kingdom is plagued by conspiracies and murders. With the help of his faithful subordinate Bourdeau, Nicolas solves mysterious disappearances and sorts out awkward scandals. From seedy taverns to muffled hallways of Versailles, from brothels to the Châtelet prisons, he tracks and stakes out suspects, questions witnesses, gathers evidence, foils traps, and unveils plotters. Brought to the screen or the very first time, Nicolas le Floch plunges viewers into the mysteries of 18th century Paris. Scénarios, adaptation, dialogues : Hugues PAGAN

24x50’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH / SPANISH / PORTUGUESE | HD

INTRUSION

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER

Philippe is a rising pianist. An obsessive and compulsive man, he works hard to prepare for a series of concerts at the Strasburg opera. His organized and neat world falls apart on the day of his 40th birthday. Violent fits of tinnitus and strange visions progressively impair his concentration. As a matter of fact, he is the only who hears false notes on his piano… Philippe is no longer in control and slowly tumbles into another world. A world governed by his fears and his anguish, but most of all by a traumatic event that he has buried down deep for over 30 years, back when he was a little boy still…Is he really tipping over into another reality, or is he merely the victim of his paranoid delusions? Directed by Xavier Palud

3x50’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

JEANNE DEVÈRE

HISTORICAL DRAMA

It is 1944 in Paris. Jeanne Devère, a free-thinke, has joined a resistance group alongside her husband. She writes for the clandestine paper « Action «. At great risk to his life, Marc Hétier, Jeanne’s lover distributes the paper. One night Victor Devère and several other members of the movement are arrested and some of them are sent to concentration camps and killed. Jeanne discovers that the traitor is in fact her lover, and from then on she is obsessed with revenge. The fate of this passionate, avantgarde freedom fighter unfolds to the backdrop of the Liberation of Paris and the post-war years. Directed by Marcel Bluwal

90’ | FRENCH / ENGLISH | HD

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