41  programs found [.xls]
  • THUNDER RUN ON BAGHDAD

    From the American preparations to the capture of Saddam Hussein, this documentary  takes a fresh look at the invasion of Iraq through the accounts of Iraqis.

    CURRENT AFFAIRS
    • Series (2 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      KRIEF (JEAN-PIERRE)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, KS VISIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2013

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    From the American preparations to the capture of Saddam Hussein, this documentary takes a fresh look at the invasion of Iraq through the accounts of Iraqis.

    From previously unaired accounts of Iraqis, including former soldiers and leaders, civilians, future insurgents, journalists and opponents in exile, the film retraces, in minute detail, the critical year of the invasion, with as its counterpoint, the tales of members of the US military and reporters who were present during the intervention.
     
    In these previously unaired images, we discover US military operations from the inside, but also - and more importantly - scenes of splendour of a dictatorship caught up in lies and unprepared for war.
     
    By counterbalancing the official media scenario put forward by the Americans, this documentary provides an understanding of how, from an easy war in the face of a depleted country, the United States found themselves entangled in a civilian insurrection led by a disillusioned people, who they did not even attempt to understand and who they drove to revolt.

  • THE AMERICAN CRUSADE IN AFRICA

    In 2012, the United States launched a huge military operation in Uganda and the Central African Republic, to capture Africa's most wanted warlord, Joseph Kony. 

    CURRENT AFFAIRS New
    • Director(s):

      Jean-Baptiste RENAUD

    • Producer(s):

      SLUG NEWS NETWORK, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In 2012, the United States launched a huge military operation in Uganda and the Central African Republic, to capture Africa's most wanted warlord, Joseph Kony. 

    A manhunt that lasted 5 years and cost over 700 million dollars, but Kony was never found. Was the US army really looking for him? Or was the operation a cover up for other activities in this very strategic part of Africa?

  • MAPPING THE WORLD

    RUSSIA: THE WORLD SEEN FROM THE KREMLIN

    Since the end of the Cold War, how has Russia positioned itself in the world? In a multipolar world where the American hyper power's best years seem to be past and where nationalist leaders are making their triumphant return, w...

    CURRENT AFFAIRS New
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE DEVELOPPEMENT

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Since the end of the Cold War, how has Russia positioned itself in the world? In a multipolar world where the American hyper power's best years seem to be past and where nationalist leaders are making their triumphant return, what are the strengths and weaknesses of Putin’s geopolitics?

    Vladimir Putin wants to believe that his country can become a great power again. To this end, he tries to make sure that NATO and the European Union gain as little ground as possible in the former USSR, strengthens his bonds with China and imposes Russia as a pivotal actor in the Middle East in the ashes of the Syrian conflict – while also playing the soft power and information warfare global games.

  • HAVE FUN IN PYONGYANG

    North Korea does indeed exist beyond the totalitarian varnish covering it. This movie sets out to meet the real North Koreans. We will observe this singular society and discover what makes them tick. 

    CURRENT AFFAIRS
    • Director(s):

      FRANCOIS (PIERRE-OLIVIER)

    • Producer(s):

      ALEGRIA, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except North Korea, French-speaking Canada, South Korea and France).

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    North Korea does indeed exist beyond the totalitarian varnish covering it. This movie sets out to meet the real North Koreans. We will observe this singular society and discover what makes them tick. 

    We simply need to understand their lives – which is actually quite the uneasy task. Following the North Korean people's daily lives we discover an exotic, surprising life that is often rather funny – far from the military and dogmatic seriousness of the regime.

  • RHINO MAFIA

    A documentary thriller about one of the world’s most profitable illegal trades: Rhinoceros horn. At 50,000 euros per kilo, it sells for a higher price than gold or cocaine... When crushed into a powder and mixed with alcohol, i...

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    • Director(s):

      MOKIEJEWSKI (Olivia), HATTINGH (Phillip)

    • Producer(s):

      TV PRESSE PRODUCTIONS, YELLOW FOX PROD

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    A documentary thriller about one of the world’s most profitable illegal trades: Rhinoceros horn. At 50,000 euros per kilo, it sells for a higher price than gold or cocaine... When crushed into a powder and mixed with alcohol, it is said to be a miracle cure.

    Trafficking has spread to all continents and threatens the biodiversity of our planet, along with the national and economic security of multiple countries.
    This investigation reveals the underside of this high-stakes battle to save the rhinoceros and how – all around the world – detectives, scientists and police officers sometimes risk their lives to take on the criminals behind this trade. Using methods straight out of a spy novel, they track suspects and infiltrate the sophisticated crime gangs who threaten the species with extinction.

    *2 prizes at Deauville GREEN AWARDS 2019 : Best Documentary Award and the Golden Green Award in Preservation of the biodiversity category*

  • DEATHS ON CREDIT

    An investigative documentary that examines the alarming and inexorable rise of household over-indebtedness throughout Europe, and the battle against this economic, social and human scourge.

    CURRENT AFFAIRS
    • Director(s):

      CASTAIGNEDE (FREDERIC)

    • Producer(s):

      NORD OUEST DOCUMENTAIRES, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2016

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    An investigative documentary that examines the alarming and inexorable rise of household over-indebtedness throughout Europe, and the battle against this economic, social and human scourge.

    All over Europe, household over-indebtedness is on the rise; it’s a ticking time bomb. Though it doesn’t always lead to suicide, it often causes a ‘little death’ of economic and social exclusion and serious psychological distress, a nightmare from which it is extremely hard to escape.
     
     
     

  • GREECE, CRISIS AND PUNISHMENT

    Within a few months, the Greek neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn, became the country’s third political force. This vindictive, authoritarian and populist far right was brought about by the 2008 economic crisis. Insecurity, precarious...

    CURRENT AFFAIRS
    • Director(s):

      ABAZOGLOU (ANGELOS)

    • Producer(s):

      CYCLOPE PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Within a few months, the Greek neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn, became the country’s third political force. This vindictive, authoritarian and populist far right was brought about by the 2008 economic crisis. Insecurity, precariousness, collapse of public services and distrust towards political and financial elites largely paved their way.

    In other European countries, similar radical parties followed the same path surfing on the harmful consequences of excessive austerity plans. In Greece, the measures imposed by the «troïka» were far from achieving the targeted results. The country is bled dry, democracy and civil order is under threat. Encounter with a population in disarray.

  • EUROPE, THE RISE OF POPULISM

    Surfing on rising discontent in the face of economic recession or crisis, populist movements have multiplied electoral victories. How can the growing success of these organizations be explained? An investigation into the workin...

    CURRENT AFFAIRS
    • Director(s):

      VITKINE (ANTOINE)

    • Producer(s):

      ROCHE PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Middle East, Latvia and France).

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Surfing on rising discontent in the face of economic recession or crisis, populist movements have multiplied electoral victories. How can the growing success of these organizations be explained? An investigation into the workings of blooming forms of extremism.

    They pretend to speak in the name of “the people,” cleverly embracing widespread expectations. To each issue, they invariably offer the same answers : Down with immigration, the European Union, and the elites. 
    Whether it is Marine Le Pen in France, Geert Wilders in the Netherlands, Viktor Orbán in Hungary, Beppe Grillo in Italy, the leaders of these political movements have managed to capture the allegiance of increasing numbers of citizens, relying on punchy catchphrases and simplistic rhetoric that have helped them build respectable façades.
    Some of them have joined forces on the European scale to conquer the EU Parliament. Are they really on their way to power?

    Antoine Vitkine carried out a wide investigation throughout the Old Continent, filming at close range the main protagonists of the populist galaxy, from voters to populist leaders. He  analysed the speeches and methods of populist organizations while gauging the various forms of anger, fear and frustration on which they thrive. A trenchant documentary exploring the workings of those new forms of extremism which pose a threat to Europe.

  • THE LAWS OF WAR

    Even in wars, there are rules. One of them, universally recognized, is not to target civilians. What is the situation today? How are these "laws" applied practice in countries like Ukraine, Iraq and Turkey where civil war rage?

    CURRENT AFFAIRS
    • Director(s):

      TREGAN (François-Xavier)

    • Producer(s):

      MEMENTO, ARTE GEIE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except French-speaking Belgium).

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Even in wars, there are rules. One of them, universally recognized, is not to target civilians. What is the situation today? How are these "laws" applied practice in countries like Ukraine, Iraq and Turkey where civil war rage?

    "Laws of war" takes us to the heart of these laws. Increasing numbers of armed groups, cross-border conflicts, killer robots, the influence of religion on the rules of engagement… Although the number of soldiers killed in combat has fallen dramatically since the end of the Second World War, civilians are now the primary victims of conflicts which ride roughshod over the rules and regulations.

  • WOMEN OF ISIS

    Gentle spouses, housewives confined to housework, sex slaves. It has long been thought that women in the Islamic State were only victims forced to obey their husband, brother or father. This overly reductive image does not refl...

    CURRENT AFFAIRS
    • Director(s):

      DANDOIS (THOMAS)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, MEMENTO

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Gentle spouses, housewives confined to housework, sex slaves. It has long been thought that women in the Islamic State were only victims forced to obey their husband, brother or father. This overly reductive image does not reflect reality.

    Like men and children, it appears that Daesh has fully integrated these women, Arabs or Westerners, into its mode of operation. For two years, we met with a dozen women of ISIS who played an active role in the terrorist organization. Most of them are still in Iraq or Syria. Some have escaped to neighbouring Turkey. All of them hide and try to forget a painful and often shameful past. Among them are members of the Hisba, the Islamic police known for its cruelty, women of fighters who followed their men out of love or coercion, mothers, torturers, nurses, teachers. All these women, after months of denial, fear and hesitation, ended up talking without restraining. In the course of confidences is emerging a world of oppression, terror, privation, hypocrisy and regrets.
    “Woman of Isis” this new documentary film is the third part of a triptyque that tells what really was the Islamic State is really like from the inside, through the voice of its citizens, the very people who made it work. This time, the role of women is recounted through interviews mainly carried out in Raqqa and Mosul, the two capitals of the caliphate, left in ruins today.

  • CALAIS CHILDREN: A CASE TO ANSWER

    As the Calais jungle was set to be razed in October 2016, there were over 1900 unaccompanied minors stranded there - many of whom had a legal case to enter the UK. Sue fought to get these children recognised and their cases hea...

    CURRENT AFFAIRS
    • Director(s):

      CLAYTON (Sue)

    • Producer(s):

      EASTWEST Pictures

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    As the Calais jungle was set to be razed in October 2016, there were over 1900 unaccompanied minors stranded there - many of whom had a legal case to enter the UK. Sue fought to get these children recognised and their cases heard. 

    Young people had a legal case to be transferred to the UK under two pieces of EU and UK legislation. But as the film heartbreakingly tells, the UK government was not going to allow them to exercise these rights. But with the camp soon to go up in flames, could she do it in time? And what would happen to the children if not?  

  • ISLAMIC NGO'S

    This film provides insight into the European Islamic humanitarian aid’s little-known reality – through its main organizations and some of their members’ shared destinies in England, France and Germany.

    CURRENT AFFAIRS
    • Director(s):

      BILLET (Claire), DE BONNAVENTURE (Constance), JOBARD (Olivier)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE G.E.I.E, HIKARI PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2018

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    This film provides insight into the European Islamic humanitarian aid’s little-known reality – through its main organizations and some of their members’ shared destinies in England, France and Germany.

    Constance manages a large-scale humanitarian assistance project to Mali by Islamic Relief, Nadia does social monitoring in the Paris suburbs for the same organization, Abdul helps migrants in Ghana. Despite their different approaches to political Islam, all of them share a deep humanitarian commitment and view it as their duty. Delve into these new European aid networks.

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