• 360 - CURACAO, THERAPEUTIC DOLPHINS

    Since 2004, the island of Curaçao has been home to a dolphin therapy centre for people with physical or mental disabilities. Five dolphins help the patients to regain a zest for life. This is one of the main objectives of this ...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Director(s):

      RIEDEL (Holger), SAHAN (NAZAN)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, MEDIENKONTOR Movie GMBH

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Since 2004, the island of Curaçao has been home to a dolphin therapy centre for people with physical or mental disabilities. Five dolphins help the patients to regain a zest for life. This is one of the main objectives of this type of therapy; the effectiveness of which is however questioned by the scientific community.

    Five-year-old Ella is already on her third visit to the dolphin therapy centre. She has learning difficulties, does not speak, has difficulty concentrating and suffers from myasthenia. This time the dolphin Chabelita and the physiotherapist Merel Schuringa are working with her. As soon as the dolphin approaches, she relaxes. Dolphin therapy is said to help develop behaviours that other children take for granted, such as smiling, talking, being more independent and open to others. Therapists use the animals’ curiosity and liveliness to stimulate, motivate and educate patients. Creating positive emotions in the patients to help them progress seems to be the key to the project, and the therapeutic dolphins have a pivotal role to play.

  • ROSA BONHEUR, A FEMINIST MOTHER NATURE

    Rosa Bonheur, the animal painter adulated in France in the XIXth century, often forgotten in her country, is nevertheless a major figure of women's emancipation and of the animal cause.

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      MONRO (GREGORY)

    • Producer(s):

      FRANCE 5, O2B FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2021

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Rosa Bonheur, the animal painter adulated in France in the XIXth century, often forgotten in her country, is nevertheless a major figure of women's emancipation and of the animal cause.

    Rosa Bonheur was a major figure of female emancipation: she was the first woman artist to receive the Legion of Honour, from the hands of another woman, the Empress Eugenie, who said on this occasion: “Genius has no sex”. She was also the first woman officially authorized to wear pants; the first to buy property with the fruit of her labor, thanks to the sale of a single painting; she settled in this property with several friends: living between women, sharing their fortunes between them, becoming heirs of each other, they founded a sisterhood that would leave a lasting impression on the French society of the time.

    Official selection - 24th Luchon Television Creation Festival

  • HACKING DEMOCRACY

    From Trump to Bolsonaro, populism has been a method of conquering power. For the first time, this film sheds light on the hackers and people in power orchestrating chaos.

    CURRENT AFFAIRS New
    • Director(s):

      LAGNIER (Philippe), JOUSSET (Alexandra)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, CAPA TV

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except Italy).

    • Production year:

      2021

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    From Trump to Bolsonaro, populism has been a method of conquering power. For the first time, this film sheds light on the hackers and people in power orchestrating chaos.

    In recent years, populist movements have been mobilizing public opinion and gaining traction thanks to information technology. Donald Trump in the United States; Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil; Viktor Orban in Hungary; Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines, etc... And populists are on the verge of taking power in many other countries.
    Populism is above all a method of conquering and retaining power. It is a set of techniques whose main feature is opportunism: they refuse to take sides, neither left nor right. Populists claim their exclusive capacity to represent the “real people” thanks to a more direct relationship with voters; to the detriment of corrupt and discredited elites.
    For the first time, this investigative documentary is shedding a light on the ones orchestrating this chaos and their methods. For this disorder has its thinkers who, thanks to trial and error, are developing a kind of “populism manual” on the networks. In the shadow of political figures, these hackers of democracy are the real threat. They are computer scientists, opinion pollsters, specialists in Big Data. And they are the new occult advisors to the political world.
    There is an urgent need to understand the phenomenon and examine the tools of resistance that can be mobilized.

  • LOSING SLEEP

    Insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy are massively increasing in the world. In a scientific investigation, we will discover the new methods developed to find sleep: fractional sleep, light therapy, helmets that stimulate the b...

    GREEN & SCIENCE New
    • Director(s):

      ROBERT (Thierry)

    • Producer(s):

      SCIENTIFILMS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy are massively increasing in the world. In a scientific investigation, we will discover the new methods developed to find sleep: fractional sleep, light therapy, helmets that stimulate the brain. 

    Consequences are huge: sick leave from work, billions of dollars lost for companies, and worse: obesity, diabetes, early Alzheimer. The science of sleep has become a major priority for researchers, so much so that the Nobel Prize in medicine has just been awarded for the discovery of the internal biological clock. 

  • DRUG SHORTAGES - PROFITS BEFORE PATIENTS

    This international investigation, brought to light by the pandemic, explains how pharmaceutical groups speculate on medicine to cause drug shortages in order to raise their prices.

    CURRENT AFFAIRS New
    • Director(s):

      DELEU (Xavier)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, DECOUPAGES

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2021

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    This international investigation, brought to light by the pandemic, explains how pharmaceutical groups speculate on medicine to cause drug shortages in order to raise their prices.

    Not only are we talking about the lack of ICU resuscitation devices or drugs such as propofol, but also common medicine such as paracetamol.
    Covid-19 revealed the terrible shortages of medical equipment and drugs, but this system has been in place for years. It’s dangerous for patients and causes deaths. Our film will be based around 4 whistleblowers, a lawyer, a doctor, a patient and a manufacturer. We will also interview those who are trying to find solutions, such as nonprofit organizations who are making their own generic medicine to supply local hospitals. An investigation filmed in the US, Canada, France, India, Bengladesh, the Netherlands and Mexico.

  • WHAT KILLED THE ROMAN EMPIRE?

    A historical cold case: an investigation led by the best experts demonstrates that a significant temperature drop along with successive deadly diseases undermined the foundations of the Roman Empire.

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      WILNER (FREDERIC)

    • Producer(s):

      ILIADE PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2021

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    A historical cold case: an investigation led by the best experts demonstrates that a significant temperature drop along with successive deadly diseases undermined the foundations of the Roman Empire.

    165 AD. A pandemic strikes the Roman Empire when Marc èle was campaigning against the barbarian armies. At the same time, the climate experienced a sudden cooling: the study of old wood suggests a drop in temperatures of about 3 degrees. In the Roman catacombs, scientists discover collective graves. They thought they were seeing signs of smallpox: it would have decimated 15 to 20% of the population. This double environmental crisis led to a military crisis: for the first time, the inner Empire was hit by barbaric incursions.
     
    The second crisis begins in 260 AD. A new epidemic hits the Empire. It corresponds to the first major defeats of the Roman army. In Abrittus, 25,000 Roman soldiers are killed: archaeologists exhume the remains of this battle. It is the beginning of the 3rd century crisis: invasions, usurpations, monetary crisis bring the Empire to its knees. No sooner has it started to recover that a new climate crisis in Eurasia is coming: scientists find its origin in the Altai Mountains. It pushes the Huns towards the Empire: this is the beginning of the end for the Western Empire.
     
    The final blow took place 150 years later, at the very moment when Justinian launched an ambitious reconquest of the lost territories of the Empire. A series of volcanic eruptions causes a sudden drop in temperatures: scientists estimate it between 3 and 6 degrees. A few years later, an epidemic of bubonic plague hit the Empire: experts of ancient pandemics found it throughout its territory. Archaeologists in Israel are discovering the consequences of it. Abandonment of cities, end of agricultural activities, and interruption of trade circuits: the Empire is drawn into nothingness.
     

  • CITIZEN KITANO

    Takeshi Kitano is an international icon. We know the actor, the multi-award-winning filmmaker, but many ignore his split personality: the crazy TV star, the street kid from Tokyo close to the Yakuza, and the political satirist ...

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      MONTMAYEUR (Yves)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, BRAINWORKS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except Asia).

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Takeshi Kitano is an international icon. We know the actor, the multi-award-winning filmmaker, but many ignore his split personality: the crazy TV star, the street kid from Tokyo close to the Yakuza, and the political satirist who blasted taboos!

    Can we dream of a better guide to introduce us to the cultural history of Japan?

  • MASS-MARKET RETAILING: THE END OF A SYSTEM?

    Amazon, Walmart and other web giants are getting a chokehold on the distribution market, using algorithms and reducing their staff. What is the future of mass-market?  

    CURRENT AFFAIRS New
    • Director(s):

      DELESCLUSE (Rémi)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, STP PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2021

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Amazon, Walmart and other web giants are getting a chokehold on the distribution market, using algorithms and reducing their staff. What is the future of mass-market?
     

    The few suppliers daring to testify evoke a climate of permanent threat, mafia methods, an organized racket imagined by ingenious lawyers employed by major brands.
    In France, the agricultural world is bogged down in crisis, in the agro-food industry; professionals are also blowing the whistle.  Walmart has seen a decline in sales in recent years. Carrefour announces the loss of several thousand jobs. Changes in consumption patterns and the arrival of giants in e-commerce such as Amazon are shaking up the domination of these large groups which were previously thought to be unshakable. Will Amazon's algorithms manage to get their hands on mass distribution by creating stores where the staff will be reduced to a bare minimum?

  • NAZI DEATH MARCHES, 1944-1945

    Through exclusive film archive and written journals, we will reveal one of the lesser known chapters of the end of the Third Reich, a story of unbelievable brutality and murder.

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      LINHART (VIRGINIE)

    • Producer(s):

      MORGANE PRODUCTION, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2021

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Through exclusive film archive and written journals, we will reveal one of the lesser known chapters of the end of the Third Reich, a story of unbelievable brutality and murder.

    In the final months of the Second World War, 700,000 prisoners were evacuated from concentration camps and sent on the roads throughout Europe. Between 250,000 and 300,000 died from exhaustion or were massacred by the guards or even civilians in Austria and Germany.

  • NAPOLEON, RISE AND FALL

    A unique and fascinating animated biopic about the legendary French Emperor Napoleon, and his mission to defy death.

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      SCHWARTZ (MATHIEU)

    • Producer(s):

      TOURNEZ S'IL VOUS PLAIT, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2021

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    A unique and fascinating animated biopic about the legendary French Emperor Napoleon, and his mission to defy death.

    From the enemy bullets from the Pont d'Arcole to the poison of a suicide attempt, from a car bomb to assassination plans, Napoleon forged the image of an invincible being. The final battle against death, on St. Helena, will be the pinnacle of his glory. 2021 will mark the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon.
    In 2021, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death. 

  • FLYING OBJECTS - A STATE SECRET

    This film is a rigorous investigation into a subject which has always been considered science fiction . UFOs exist, and officials from the Pentagon, NASA and from other prestigious institutions will prove it to you.

    CURRENT AFFAIRS New
    • Director(s):

      FILHOL (Dominique)

    • Producer(s):

      SCIENTIFILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    This film is a rigorous investigation into a subject which has always been considered science fiction. UFOs exist, and officials from the Pentagon, NASA and from other prestigious institutions will prove it to you.

    They will reveal the existence of a top secret program created in the 2000’s that has been studying unidentified flying objects in our atmosphere and filming them. Are we ready for the truth?

  • INTIMATE BEETHOVEN

    This film offers you the opportunity to learn about the composer's life through his letters, his handwritten notes and the testimonies of great musicians and artists of our time. 

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      PIZZATO (Priscilla)

    • Producer(s):

      REDSTONE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    This film offers you the opportunity to learn about the composer's life through his letters, his handwritten notes and the testimonies of great musicians and artists of our time. 

    Through writing and music, this film offers an intimate approach to Beethoven's life and work: discover the struggles of a man who never gave up.
    Beethoven's correspondence and diaries make for a unique material. It sheds a light on the composer to reveal a side of him that has never been seen before. His temperament, his struggles, what he admired, what he hated, how he lived his life... Most of these precious writings are rarely talked about.

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