• THE ROOTS OF FANTASY

    The imaginary universes of fantasy irrigate literature, cinema, video and role-playing games. But what crucible was it forged in? What are its founding works? Illustrator John Howe, the concept artist of the Lord of the Rings s...

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Director(s):

      ROELANTS (Stephan)

    • Producer(s):

      WESTDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK, CERIGO FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The imaginary universes of fantasy irrigate literature, cinema, video and role-playing games. But what crucible was it forged in? What are its founding works? Illustrator John Howe, the concept artist of the Lord of the Rings series, takes us on a wonderful journey in four parts to discover the artists who have crafted fantasy.

    Over the past twenty years, our views on Fantasy have shifted tremendously. Long reduced to repetitive adventures in comic books or movies with kitschy settings and poor scenarios, Fantasy now faces higher expectations from readers and critics alike, who demand complex heroes, strong female characters, original universes, in tune with more modern issues.
    From its distant origins in myths and legends to its emergence into popular culture in the second half of the 20th century, fantasy has gradually taken shape over a history spanning more than a century. From the romantic Germany of the Brothers Grimm to the Texas plains where Robert E. Howard gave birth to the character of Conan, from the socialist utopias of William Morris to the tortured and eccentric mind of HP Lovecraft, John Howe’s travels will be interspersed with animated sequences breathing life into the stories that laid the foundations of the genre. To understand what makes these works so relevant and prevalent today, John Howe will be assisted by renowned experts such as S. T. Joshi, author of a 1200-page biography of Lovecraft, and Patrice Louinet, editor and translator of Robert E. Howard.
     

  • #PROPAGANDA

    A series made of hijacked images to understand in a funny and quirky way how our opinions are influenced, and our consent manufactured. Discover from the inside the range of strategies used without our knowledge to shape our de...

    SOCIETY New
    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    A series made of hijacked images to understand in a funny and quirky way how our opinions are influenced, and our consent manufactured. Discover from the inside the range of strategies used without our knowledge to shape our desires!

  • LAOGAI : PRISON NATION, INSIDE CHINA'S RULING SYSTEM

    The incredible and untold story of Chinese surveillance and repression system’s invention, development, and improvement throughout decades. A new light on China’s totalitarian power following the 20th National Congress of the C...

    CURRENT AFFAIRS Presale
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    • Provisional Delivery : April 2023
    • Series (2 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      RAKHMANOVA (Tania)

    • Producer(s):

      YAMI2, NICK (Christophe)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The incredible and untold story of Chinese surveillance and repression system’s invention, development, and improvement throughout decades. A new light on China’s totalitarian power following the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party.

    LAOdong and GAIzao mean "work" and "reform" in Chinese, so LAOGAI is the concept of reform through work. Starting from the present time – the Communist party dealing with Covid – the series will take you back to the origins of the laogai and follow its evolution at the rhythm of the great political caesuras of contemporary China, each period having its share of purges, accumulating one on top of the other, and sparing no sector of Chinese society. A spectacular documentary series that will reveal that China is the greatest totalitarian power of all times.

  • IN THE NAME OF LAW & ORDER

    A new globalized phenomenon : cell phones recording images of over-equipped police facing unarmed furious crowds. The war of images further polarizes police and protesters.

    CURRENT AFFAIRS Presale
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    • Provisional Delivery : February 2023
    • Series (2 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      MOREIRA (Paul)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, PREMIERES LIGNES TELEVISION

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    A new globalized phenomenon : cell phones recording images of over-equipped police facing unarmed furious crowds. The war of images further polarizes police and protesters.

    How did it come to this? New revolts, less and less supervised, subjected to a low intensity war. We must avoid killing. “Less lethal” is the new norm: rubber bullets, grenades... But these dangerous weapons can cause harm.
    For democracies, the challenges are multiplying. How can the relationship between the population and the police be restored? What are the responses to street disturbances? 

  • YOUR BRAIN IS PLAYING TRICKS ON YOU

    Our brain constantly simplifies reality, opening the door to false logical thought patterns: cognitive biases. These intuitive mechanisms create errors of judgment affecting individual and societal behaviours, that marketing lo...

    GREEN & SCIENCE Presale
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    • Provisional Delivery : September 2023
    • Series

    • Director(s):

      AMOUROUX (Vincent)

    • Producer(s):

      HAUTEVILLE Productions

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Our brain constantly simplifies reality, opening the door to false logical thought patterns: cognitive biases. These intuitive mechanisms create errors of judgment affecting individual and societal behaviours, that marketing loves to play with, giving birth to fake news.

    There is a multitude of biases anchored deep in our brain that leads to errors of perception, evaluation, interpretation... Originally, their function is to allow our brain to save time and energy by developing mental shortcuts. They also facilitate our sociability. In the complexity of our modern world though, this cerebral trick sometimes turns against us, and certain ancestral mechanisms are no longer adapted to the reality of our daily life. Marketing and advertising never stop playing with them; swindlers exploit them for their own benefit; fake news are spread thanks to them. Thus, a better understanding of how it works is a real individual and societal challenge.

  • THE CHINESE LETTER

    An incredible investigation following a cry for help written in Mandarin and hidden in the instructions for a pregnancy test purchased in France. This investigation takes us to the very heart of China and its prison factories.

    CURRENT AFFAIRS Presale
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    • Provisional Delivery : June 2023
    • Series

    • Director(s):

      MOREAU (Laetitia)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, DREAM WAY PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    An incredible investigation following a cry for help written in Mandarin and hidden in the instructions for a pregnancy test purchased in France. This investigation takes us to the very heart of China and its prison factories.

    After two cries for help found in the United States in 2012 and in Great Britain in 2019, this is the first time that a missive in Mandarin elaborated and argued will be revealed. A 21st century message in a bottle. This letter, which describes the atrocious functioning of the Chinese prison system, is the result of an extraordinary investigation that crosses borders. It is a hybrid investigation between an investigation to identify the links that make the exploitation of prisoners possible and a quest to get closer to the person who wrote the letter and their fellow prisoners. Our "comfort" is based on a system similar to the one that existed in the United States 150 years ago: slavery.

  • RITUALS OF OUR LIVES

    Every culture creates its own rituals to face the stages that punctuate our lives (being born, growing up, seducing, bonding and dying), and each episode of this series will focus on 2 different cultures and their different or ...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY Presale
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    • Provisional Delivery : March 2023
    • Series (5 Episodes available)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, TOURNEZ S'IL VOUS PLAÎT PRODUCTION

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Every culture creates its own rituals to face the stages that punctuate our lives (being born, growing up, seducing, bonding and dying), and each episode of this series will focus on 2 different cultures and their different or similar way to handle it. 

    Being born, growing up, seducing, bonding, dying: this cycle of life is immutable. It is the very foundation of our condition as a human being, beyond culture. It leads them inexorably towards the end – after all, to advance in life is to approach death, and from this point of view, to live becomes a frightening adventure! This is why humans have invented accompanying rituals that allow life to be structured in specific stages: the collective rituals of passage from one state to another allow the individual to construct a levelheaded perception of their mortal condition.
     

    Meet those who, throughout the world, celebrate these “passages of life”. Purification, isolation, pain, transformation of the body: each group has its own practice, its beliefs, its prohibitions, which reveal its identity. To share with them these ritual is to penetrate at the heart of their culture, to understand their fears, their desires, their vision of life, their way of responding to “the difficult task of growing up”.

    It allow us to question our own anxieties and perspectives and reflect on the usefulness of these ritualized occasions. Today, our Western societies are becoming more and more emancipated from them: people are free to live out their love with whomever they choose, cremation is secular, and graduating is no longer a widely recognized official entry into the world of adults. What do rites of passage bring to practitioners? How do they help them to pass a stage in life? How do they change the ones performing them?

  • TASTY TRIPS

    Travel around the world's kitchens to discover the most popular recipes from each country.  Follow the advice of international amateur and professional cooks: choice of ingredients, presentation tips and tastings on the menu!

    LIFESTYLE New
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, Elephant

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Travel around the world's kitchens to discover the most popular recipes from each country.  Follow the advice of international amateur and professional cooks: choice of ingredients, presentation tips and tastings on the menu!

    Do you want to impress your guests and make them "gustatively" travel? Follow the advice of international amateur and professional cooks to make sweet and savory dishes: choice of ingredients, presentation tips and tasting buds on the menu!

  • BBOYS & BGIRLS AFRICA

    From Cape Town to Casablanca, from Goma to Algiers, the African breakdance scene has imposed itself internationally and the discipline is preparing to make its entry into the Olympic Games. 

    ART - CULTURE New
    • Series (7 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      VECCHIONE (MARC-AURELE)

    • Producer(s):

      TEMPS NOIR, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    From Cape Town to Casablanca, from Goma to Algiers, the African breakdance scene has imposed itself internationally and the discipline is preparing to make its entry into the Olympic Games. 

    From the South Africans’ smashing entry on the Battle of the Year stage in 1997, to the crowning of Moroccan Lil Zoo at the 2018 World Championship, breakdancing has continued to grow in Africa. His Bboys & Bgirls reveal the mechanisms, styles and multiple influences that inspired them. Through their stories, several generations of dancers’ struggles and aspirations take shape.

  • EUROPE’S WILDEST HERITAGE

    Dive into 5 of the most visited European heritage emblems and their breathtaking, unexpected and diversified wildlife. This ambitious series is an amazing immersion into the heart of incredible ecosystems, with the people who p...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY Presale
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    • Provisional Delivery : December 2024
    • Series

    • Director(s):

      LAMARSAUDE (Ariane)

    • Producer(s):

      CINQUIEME REVE (LE), DOCLIGHTS, ARTE GEIE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Dive into 5 of the most visited European heritage emblems and their breathtaking, unexpected and diversified wildlife. This ambitious series is an amazing immersion into the heart of incredible ecosystems, with the people who preserve it everyday.

    Mont Saint-Michel, the Loire valley châteaux, Alhambra or Bastei Bridge… Every year, these breathtaking sites attract tourists from across the world. But hidden in the meanderings off the beaten track, fascinating and unexpected stories unfold : the stories of the wildlife that inhabits these places.
    For, although these famous French cultural heritage sites have been built over the centuries, they are located within areas of outstanding natural beauty, with their own iconic species such as the Red deer of Chambord, the Black stork of Pont Bastei or the toads of the Alhambra.
    Today, the preservation of these exceptional sites can no longer be done without taking into account the wildlife. And after several centuries of ignoring each other, these two worlds are finally coming together to show that natural and historical heritage can become allies! Over the course of four seasons, this prestigious documentary collection revisits the great French heritage sites from the perspective of the wildlife that inhabits them, offering an unusual look at these mythical sites, with fur, feathers or scales.

  • MEDICAL PIONEERS, CURING THE INCURABLE

    Their projects are very concrete, sometimes confidential, often breathtaking, always optimistic and will revolutionize our health. 

    GREEN & SCIENCE New
    • Producer(s):

      EFFERVESCENCE DOC, CANAL +

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Their projects are very concrete, sometimes confidential, often breathtaking, always optimistic and will revolutionize our health. 

    Everywhere, researchers and innovators are inventing our future.

  • WHAT DO WE OWN? THE MULTIFORMAL CONCEPT OF OWNERSHIP ACCROSS THE GLOBE

    A series of discussions with international specialists who think the world through the prism of property. We will explore this multi-faceted concept with a loose temporality, through the ownership of body and mind, our rights a...

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      CLERC (Christophe), MORDILLAT (GERARD), ROTHE (Bertrand)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, ARCHIPEL 33

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    A series of discussions with international specialists who think the world through the prism of property. We will explore this multi-faceted concept with a loose temporality, through the ownership of body and mind, our rights and the idea of collective property. 

    In 2022, how to conceptualize property? Can we move away from a solely Western vision? What can we learn from the vision of traditional societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania? How was it historically understood in China, India or Japan? And how is it understood today in the Anglo-Saxon world, where property ownership, as in the Middle Ages, is often divided between ownership of the land and ownership of the house or building (leasehold/freehold)? 
    Is the cycle of property rights we are in still expanding, or is it coming to an end? With the sharing economy, are we replacing the principle of exclusive exploitation by that of shared use? Will the commons model become dominant? 

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