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  • MICROBIOTA : THE AMAZING POWERS OF THE GUT

    Hidden deep in our intestines, 100,000 billion bacteria are keeping us healthy by producing a range of molecules. Although they are invisible to the naked eye, they could revolutionize the future of medicine. That is, if our mo...

    GREEN & SCIENCE New
    • Director(s):

      GILMAN (Sylvie), DELESTRADE (Thierry)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, YUZU PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Hidden deep in our intestines, 100,000 billion bacteria are keeping us healthy by producing a range of molecules. Although they are invisible to the naked eye, they could revolutionize the future of medicine. That is, if our modern lifestyle doesn't wipe them out first.

    Is the future of medicine being played out in your intestine? Recent discoveries about the micro-universe nestled in our guts have enabled us to better understand such diverse conditions as diabetes, obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases, some types of cancer, and even autism and depression. This understanding gives hope for a cure for chronic conditions that have so far resisted the efforts of modern medicine. For a long time, little was known about the intestinal microbiota. It is now slowing revealing its secrets. “It’s like discovering a new organ!” exclaims pioneering researcher Dusko Ehrlich. What makes it work? Symbiosis, i.e. the harmony between it and the rest of the organism. In fact, we have a kind of contract with the 100,000 billion bacteria living in our intestines: in exchange for room and board, they keep us healthy by producing a range of molecules. Thousands of scientists worldwide are currently working on decoding the singular language of this contract.

  • PLANT SECRETS

    To most of us, plants make up a familiar background decoration, albeit a beautiful one, but we don't really pay them that much attention, nor do we know much that about them. This collection is an invitation to discover more ab...

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Series (4 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      VIVES (François-Xavier)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2009

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    To most of us, plants make up a familiar background decoration, albeit a beautiful one, but we don't really pay them that much attention, nor do we know much that about them. This collection is an invitation to discover more about four common plants and their astonishing properties.

    Scientists, farmers, economists and sociologists will help us to view the Nettle, the Arabis, the Yew and the Lotus in a different light, as they reveal the plants' uses and new technological, medical, economic and social properties. The collection features interviews with geneticists, the head gardener at the Chateau of Versailles, an Indian industrialist and an Australian botanist, among other professionals, as they invite us into their laboratories, on their expeditions to the ends of the earth, or quite simply, around their gardens.

    At a time when our society is in full reflection on its relationship to biodiversity, we travel the world to discover in what way these plants have become our partners in life.

    We delve into the secret life of four ordinary plants, and discover their "extraordinary" side:
    - the nettle, a symbol of the fight against merchandising living things
    - the lotus, a tool-box for tomorrow's technologies, inspired by nature
    - the yew, a medicinal tree, the new "green gold" threatened by over-exploitation
    - the arabis, a little-known plant that has become the new worldwide star of genetic research

  • EPIDEMICS: THE INVISIBLE THREAT

    When is a new global epidemic going to strike? At a time when new viruses are emerging at an unprecedented rate, and as Ebola is claiming lives in West Africa, this in-depth investigation examines this invisible threat.

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      POIRET (ANNE), HITIER (Raphaël)

    • Producer(s):

      SCIENTIFILMS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2015

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    When is a new global epidemic going to strike? At a time when new viruses are emerging at an unprecedented rate, and as Ebola is claiming lives in West Africa, this in-depth investigation examines this invisible threat.

    In the space of 60 years, over 350 new infectious diseases have appeared, including SARS, H1N1, H5N1 and Ebola. The emergence of viruses seems to be speeding up. Experts are unanimously wondering: when will a new world-wide epidemic strike? The Plague, the Spanish flu, smallpox, AIDS - history has undergone infectious episodes that have decimated populations. But what is the state of research today? Are we better prepared? This film traces 3 particularly threatening viruses: the H7N9 flu virus in Asia; the Mers-CoV virus, related to SARS, which is active in the Middle East; and the Ebola virus, which is striking terror in West Africa.

  • SAPIENS: THE NEW ORIGINS

    In remote Morocco, in 1960, in the archeological site of Jebel Irhoud, a remarkable find was made: remains of Homo Sapiens. Today we can date them back to 300.000 years old.

    GREEN & SCIENCE Presale
    • Series

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : June 2020
    • Director(s):

      JULIEN (Olivier)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, BELLOTA FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In remote Morocco, in 1960, in the archeological site of Jebel Irhoud, a remarkable find was made: remains of Homo Sapiens. Today we can date them back to 300.000 years old.

    A discovery that rewrites the story of Mankind’s origins, because up until now, the oldest remains found went back to 200.000 years ago! A revelation that not only stretches the timeline of Homo Sapiens’ story, but also changes the geography of where we came from, the whole sub-Sahara region.

  • NANOWORLD, THE KEY TO OUR SURVIVAL

    Nature is an inexhaustible source of knowledge. After 3 billion years of evolution, it has created amazing mechanisms, even at a microscopic level, that allow plants and animals around us to protect themselves, to grow, to move...

    GREEN & SCIENCE Presale
    • One-off

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : June 2020
    • Director(s):

      MORET (PASCAL), GUIOL (Julien)

    • Producer(s):

      USHUAIA TV, FRENCH CONNECTION FILMS, LA BELLE SOCIETE PRODUCTION

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Nature is an inexhaustible source of knowledge. After 3 billion years of evolution, it has created amazing mechanisms, even at a microscopic level, that allow plants and animals around us to protect themselves, to grow, to move or to face the attacks of the elements. 

    This "nanoworld" questions our imagination with its beauty and intelligence. Scientists have finally managed to unravel its mysteries, thanks to photonics. Let’s take an unprecedented journey into this other dimension, in which nature-inspired solutions are found to meet the meet the ecological and climatic challenges that threaten us.

  • THE GUT, OUR SECOND BRAIN

    For a few years now, scientists have known about the existence of another brain within our bodies – billions of connected neurons, molecules (neurotransmitters) that transmit orders and induce independent reactions. This second...

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      DENJEAN (CECILE)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, SCIENTIFILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2013

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    For a few years now, scientists have known about the existence of another brain within our bodies – billions of connected neurons, molecules (neurotransmitters) that transmit orders and induce independent reactions. This second brain, or “brain down below” is none other than our stomach.

    It can function totally independently and carries out far more than just digestion. It reigns over a spectacular colony of one hundred thousand billion bacteria (our gut flora) whose activity is thought to have an impact on our personalities and decisions, and our shyness or temerity. Even more astonishing: certain diseases of the brain, like Parkinson’s disease, for example, could stem from the degeneration of our intestinal neurons. And we could even treat our stomach pains with hypnosis - curing our stomachs by “talking to them”. All these major discoveries have revolutionised our approach to an organ that was previously considered to be dull and passive. The stomach’s intelligence is a new avenue of research that is fascinating research teams the world over. This film takes a look at it.

    2014: Bronze Trophy at the Reunion Island Scientific Film Festival; Grand Prix AST: Prize awarded by the City Hall of Paris to the best film in competition - Pariscience (Paris, France).

  • HOPE FOR ALCOHOLISM: BACLOFEN

    Is Baclofen, used as a muscle relaxant for years, the miracle-molecule cure for alcoholism some think it is? This documentary follows a clinical trail aimed at testing its efficacy. It also examines the scientific and ethical i...

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      JAURY (Marie-Pierre)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, TRANSPARENCES PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2013

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Is Baclofen, used as a muscle relaxant for years, the miracle-molecule cure for alcoholism some think it is? This documentary follows a clinical trail aimed at testing its efficacy. It also examines the scientific and ethical issues regarding addiction treatment, and the limits of medicine.

    In recent years, the medical approach to alcoholism has undergone major change with the hype surrounding a "miracle" molecule that can allegedly quite simply cure those who are dependent on alcohol: Baclofen.

    Use of the drug is causing debate in the medical world -is it really efficacious? Does Baclofen provide real hope for the 140 million people worldwide who are dependent on alcohol? Can we "cure" alcoholism as we can cure organic disease?

  • SECRETS OF A LONG LIFE

    Spared by cancer, diabetes and possibly Alzheimer’s, men and women of small stature are intriguing scientists that are trying to postpone age-related illnesses.

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      DE LESTRADE (Thierry), GILMAN (Sylvie)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, VIA DECOUVERTES

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2013

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Spared by cancer, diabetes and possibly Alzheimer’s, men and women of small stature are intriguing scientists that are trying to postpone age-related illnesses.

    What mechanisms protect these small Ecuadorian from certain illnesses? From Quito to Los Angeles, via Tel-Aviv, the film follows the revolutionary research, step-by-step, that is attempting to understand and prevent diseases such as cancer. And outlines ways to live in good health… for as long as possible.

  • THE DEEP MED

    After "700 SHARKS" and "EXPEDITION ANTARCTICA", Laurent Ballesta has yet again challanged himself to a new world record: spend 28 days at a depth of 100 meters, pushing the limits of his body to reveal the luxuriant and unknown...

    GREEN & SCIENCE New
    • Director(s):

      KEBAILI (GIL)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, LES GENS BIENS PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    After "700 SHARKS" and "EXPEDITION ANTARCTICA", Laurent Ballesta has yet again challanged himself to a new world record: spend 28 days at a depth of 100 meters, pushing the limits of his body to reveal the luxuriant and unknown depths of the Mediterranean.

    The Mediterranean. Because people have been travelling there for thousands of years, it is be­lieved to be without secrets. And yet, far below its surface, lie vast unexplored territories, luxurious gardens worthy of the finest tro­pical coral reefs. These natural wonders are inaccessible to the traditional diver, in a twilight zone, between 60 and 120 m, where there’s less than 1% of sunlight. If diving at such depths is always a challenge, staying there is a fan­tasy, a utopia that becomes reality in Planet Mediterranean.
    In the tradition of Commander Cousteau and his «houses under the sea», the team of diver-photo­grapher Laurent Ballesta is under­taking a new world-record setting mission in complete freedom and without time limit.

  • ATOM: 150 YEARS OF LIES

    This film is an historical investigation of radioactivity. From the Curies to Fukushima, from the bombings to nuclear disasters, it makes sense of the accounts by victims, the soldiers and children contaminated by nuclear fallo...

    GREEN & SCIENCE New
    • Director(s):

      WATANABE (KENICHI)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, KAMI PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    This film is an historical investigation of radioactivity. From the Curies to Fukushima, from the bombings to nuclear disasters, it makes sense of the accounts by victims, the soldiers and children contaminated by nuclear fallout. It also reveals the lies conveyed by the world of the atom.

    The stories of nuclear workers, the irradiated of Hiroshima, the American soldiers of the "USS Ronald Reagan" and the children of Fukushima enable us to measure the indifference and cynicism of the military and civil powers, and the arrogance of the nuclear industry.

  • SCREEN GENERATION

    Smartphone, television, computer, gaming console or digital tablet are now unavoidable in our day to day lives. This everyday intrusion has sparked numerous controversies – hysteria becomes collective. Are we damaging our brain...

    GREEN & SCIENCE New
    • Director(s):

      Sender (Elena)

    • Producer(s):

      EFFERVESCENCE PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Smartphone, television, computer, gaming console or digital tablet are now unavoidable in our day to day lives. This everyday intrusion has sparked numerous controversies – hysteria becomes collective. Are we damaging our brain with these damned screens?
     
     

    What will the effects of this unprecedented exposition in the history of mankind be? This scientific movie will distinguish between verified truths and falsehoods as well as the merely possible side -effects of screen exposure.  In the same vein as investigative documentaries, this detailed inquiry will lead us throughout the USA and Europe – to meet the greatest scientists at the forefront of research in this domain.
     

  • THE BLOB: A GENIUS WITHOUT A BRAIN

    Here comes the Blob! More commonly known as slime-mold, this extraordinary one-billion-year-old organism challenges our worldview on living matter and is about to revolutionize the concept of brainless intelligence. 

    GREEN & SCIENCE New
    • Director(s):

      MITSCH (JACQUES)

    • Producer(s):

      HAUTEVILLE Productions

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Here comes the Blob! More commonly known as slime-mold, this extraordinary one-billion-year-old organism challenges our worldview on living matter and is about to revolutionize the concept of brainless intelligence. 

    Blending science fiction, animation, the beauty of nature, humor and cutting-edge science, this is a quirky trip exploring this most surprising and mind-blowing organism. Neither animal, nor plant, nor fungi, the blob is one giant single cell whose amazing capacities are leading pioneer scientists to a very new world – that of brainless intelligence.  Shot on 3 continents, the film is a scientific investigation shaped like a thriller, following top international experts from Europe, Japan and the US, through their major discoveries, and offering a mind-blowing experience into the very roots of cognition.

    *Audience Award at the 15th Edition of the Pariscience festival* 

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