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  • Our documentary "THE UNGEMACH EXPERIMENT, A STORY OF EUGENICS" is selected at the festival FIPADOC 2021

    In 1924, a garden city, called “Ungemach”, was inaugurated in Strasbourg; it was restricted to couples who bore “healthy and fertile strains”. This officially eugenicist experience was endorsed by both political and scientific authorities, and the selection system lasted until the 1980s!

  • Our documentary "THE STORY OF DRUG TRAFFICKING" is selected at the Realscreen Awards in the category of non-fiction - archive-based program.

    There are few commodities as global as drugs. How this trade influenced relations between states, global financial interests, secret diplomacies, secret special forces and mafias, on all continents over a century in a half.

    This series explores the history of drug trafficking from a political perspective and reveals the murky role played by many states which have used the drug trade as an instrument of power. Opium, heroin, cocaine, and designer drugs have sparked wars, financed militias, and brought down states.

  • ARTE DISTRIBUTION wishes you 

    a HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021.

    May this new year be filled with joy and opportunities!

  • We're so proud to announce that 4 of our films are nominated for the Buzzies at the WCSFP 20!
    Best Multiplatform Factual: DATA SCIENCE VS FAKE
    Most Innovative Factual Program: THE DEEP MED
    Best History Program - Long Format: NOTRE-DAME DE PARIS: THE SECRETS OF THE BUILDERS  
    Best Natural History Program: 50 Shades of Sharks

  • Our documentary «THE BLOB: A GENIUS WITHOUT A BRAIN» won the audience award at Pariscience, the silver prize at the AAAS Kavli Prix de Journalisme de Science, the Student Jury Prize at the Festival Academia Film Olomouc and the award for the best international film at the the CZU Film Festival.

    Our film has been selected at the SilbersalzFIPADOCSci-Fi London and the EURASF (Award for the Best European Science film). 

  • Our documentary "SAVING EGYPT’S TEMPLES" directed by Olivier Lemaître won the "Alfredo Castiglioni" prize from the technical jury and the audience prize at the Archeofilm festival 2020 in Varese (Italy).

    In 1945, Nasser’s project to build a lake in Southern Egypt threatened to submerge hundreds of ancient temples, including of Ramses II and Cleopatra. Thanks to an unprecedented international mobilization, discover how this exceptional heritage was saved.

  • Our documentary "HACKERS FOR FREEDOM" received the Jury’s Special mention at the Terra Festival, the audience award of the FReDD festival and the special highlight of the Festival du Film Vert

    Our film is programmed at the FIDH in Geneva, selected at the Human Rights Festival of Toulouse and at the Human Rights Festival of Tunis.

  • We are very proud to announce that our film «THE TRUE STORY OF KING TUT'S TREASURE» has just won the Price of the best film for its scientific contribution at the 17th International Festival of the Archeology Film - ICRONOS

     

    Almost 100 years after the discovery of King's Tut's Tomb, it is time to tell the story in a new light. This film uses 2D and 3D imagery to reconstruct the tomb, the mummy, the funerary objects and the topography of the famous valley of the Kings. 

  • Our report «SYRIA: TRAPPED IN IDLIB» directed by Yaman Khatib, Fadi Al-Halabi et Suzanne Allant won the 1st prize in the large format TV category of the 27th Bayeux Calvados-Normandie Prize for war reporters.

    9 years after the dawn of the Syrian revolution, the rebels are making their last stand in Idlib. The region has been embroiled in heavy fighting for months.

    Prevented from fleeing by the Turkish army on one side and the Syrian government forces on the other, civilians are trying to survive in a conflict that they have nothing to do with. The Syrian army is supported by Russia and Iran. It has been relentlessly bombing this territory to reclaim it, civilians becoming an acceptable “collateral damage” in the endeavor.  The United Nations calls it “the greatest humanitarian horror story of the twenty-first century”. The number of people displaced by the fighting since December has now reached 1 million – 80 % of whom are women and children.
    These people have lost all hope that their pleas for help can ever be heard. A team of Syrian journalists went to meet them on the paths to exile.

  • Our documentary "THE MYSTERY OF THE RASCAR CAPAC MUMMY" has just received the Jules Verne Award at the Festival du Film d'Archéologie d'Amiens.

    This science documentary is led like a police investigation into pre-Colombian mummies from Chile and Peru, one of whom, RASPAR CAPAC, inspired The Seven Crystal Balls from The Adventures of Tintin by famous Belgian cartoonist Hergé. 

  • We are happy to announce that the newly restored MUHAMMAD ALI, THE GREATEST (1974) has been selected in the Revivals section at the 58th New York Film Festival !

    William Klein’s incomparable documentary is much more than a boxing film chronicling the fights of Sonny Liston vs Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston, and George Foreman vs Muhammad Ali. The director portrays the famous and infamous boxer and the world circling around him for over a decade. What Klein captures on camera in regards to race relations is powerful, exposing shameless bigotry and frightfully timely attitudes.

  • ARTE DISTRIBUTION's team is proud to announce that our documentary THE DEEP MED is selected at the prestigious JACKSON WILD MEDIA AWARDS 2020 in the Best Science in Nature Film - Long Form - category.

    4 divers spent 28 days in 5m2 capsule at 120m deep. By the team of 700 sharks.