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  • THE GREAT CORAL BARRIER: HEART OF THE OCEAN

    One of the seven wonders of the natural world, The Great Barrier Reef is home to some of the most magnificent marine life on Earth. But the GBR—and all reefs on Earth—are in critical condition, suffering from the ravages of glo...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY Presale
    • Director(s):

      JULIENNE (Jerôme), JACKSON (John)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, LES GENS BIENS PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2021

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    One of the seven wonders of the natural world, The Great Barrier Reef is home to some of the most magnificent marine life on Earth. But the GBR—and all reefs on Earth—are in critical condition, suffering from the ravages of global heating. 

    Some people believe that there is little hope for them, but a dogged, courageous crew of marine scientists are surprising everyone with some ingenious, hands-on solutions, showing the world what imagination, science and action can achieve.
     
    EPISODE 1: RESCUING RAINE ISLAND
    EPISODE 2: RESURRECTING THE REAF
    EPISODE 3: PROTECTING MEGAMOUTHS

  • RITUALS OF THE WORLD

    ETHIOPIA: A BAPTISM IN THE SKY

    In the Tigray region of Ethiopia, Orthodox Christians confront their fears and baptize their children in churches perched high in the sky. At 800 meters, the troglodyte church of Abuna Yemata Guh is possibly the most inaccessib...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY
    • Director(s):

      Molia (Agnès)

    • Producer(s):

      TOURNEZ S'IL VOUS PLAIT, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In the Tigray region of Ethiopia, Orthodox Christians confront their fears and baptize their children in churches perched high in the sky. At 800 meters, the troglodyte church of Abuna Yemata Guh is possibly the most inaccessible church on the planet.

    Every day in this extraordinary place, men and women risk their lives to edge along the narrow crest to place their dead in the cavities in the rock, and to baptize their newborns on the top of the mountain.
    On the day of the baptism, Khasa and her baby leave the village and head for the church. Draped in the traditional white, they walk for more than an hour to the mountain. At the bottom, the young mother scales the rock face, her feet and hands bare. The climb is difficult and extremely dangerous.
    In the church, the priest and his assistant are waiting. The murals and ceiling of the church date from the 14th century and have been perfectly preserved. They are considered to be the most exceptional in the region of Tigray. The ceremony begins…

  • DESTINATIONS

    VIKINGS, THE PILGRIM FATHERS OF ICELAND

    Iceland is a land of glaciers and volcanoes. This island with its black soil was still wild and uninhabited when the first Vikings arrived in the 9th century. The first colonists settled in the bay of Reykjavik and soon spread ...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, Elephant

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except Italy).

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Iceland is a land of glaciers and volcanoes. This island with its black soil was still wild and uninhabited when the first Vikings arrived in the 9th century. The first colonists settled in the bay of Reykjavik and soon spread across the whole territory. 

    From the first Icelandic parliament in Thingvellir to the myths that endure today, the arrival of these pioneers would change this isle of ice and fire forever.

  • THE UNDERWATER VOLCANO

    Beneath the oceans’ surface, thousands of volcanoes have yet to be discovered or explored. Mount La Pérouse is one of these sleeping giants, off the coast of Reunion Island. It is a genuine oasis of life that could be shelterin...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Director(s):

      RINEAU (Yann)

    • Producer(s):

      LES GENS BIENS PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Beneath the oceans’ surface, thousands of volcanoes have yet to be discovered or explored. Mount La Pérouse is one of these sleeping giants, off the coast of Reunion Island. It is a genuine oasis of life that could be sheltering sprawling coral reefs.

    The scientific expedition “La Pérouse” has made it its goal to reveal the sunken haven's secrets. This geological anomaly is only known to a few    Réunionese longline fishers who regularly enjoy miraculous catches there. But as for oceanographers, they still consider the area to be a true “terra incognita”, a mystery to solve. To date, no diver has ever approached it.
    What kind of species lives there and at what depth?  What predators feed there? Are there any rare, or even unknown, fish? To what birds and marine mammals is it home?
    Underwater GPS, photogrammetry, environmental DNA, 3D cartography, with the help of the most modern scientific techniques, all will be revealed about one of the last virgin territories on Earth, located in the French economic zone. Embark on an unprecedented human and scientific adventure.

  • VANUATU, AN ODYSSEY AT THE END OF THE WORLD

    Hernin and Marcellin Abong are two Vanuatu twin brothers with very different backgrounds: one has become the “Very Great Chief” of his tribe, while the other is an ethno-archaeologist. 

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Director(s):

      RIOLON (Luc)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, EFFERVESCENCE DOC

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Hernin and Marcellin Abong are two Vanuatu twin brothers with very different backgrounds: one has become the “Very Great Chief” of his tribe, while the other is an ethno-archaeologist. 

    Their culture is slowly but surely disappearing forever. To keep a record of it, they both delve into the most remote parts of Vanuatu in search of the customs and rites of their people. On foot and by canoe, their journey takes them to grandiose and isolated territories, to discover spectacular and unknown rituals, even for them.

  • GEO REPORTS

    334 - SINGAPORE, WHEN DOVES CRY

    It is not uncommon to see the price of a songbird exceed that of a car, or even a house. Striped doves, oriental magpie-robins... the better a bird sings, the higher its price goes. But the veneration for nature's best singers ...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Director(s):

      STADTER (CORDULA)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, MEDIENKONTOR Movie GMBH

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    It is not uncommon to see the price of a songbird exceed that of a car, or even a house. Striped doves, oriental magpie-robins... the better a bird sings, the higher its price goes. But the veneration for nature's best singers is not without a darker side: it feeds the illegal bird trade.

    Amir takes great pride in his white-rumped shamas, bulbuls and finches. Every weekend, he goes to the Kebun Barun Singing Bird Club of Singapore to meet other enthusiasts. The next singing competition will take place soon. Amir has to train Ramdan, his bulbul. If he wins, his only prize will be prestige, because gambling and betting are not allowed in Singapore. But this does not deter him, as he would like to make a name for himself as a breeder. However, in Singapore, only pet shops are allowed to sell young songbirds. But how can one prove that they really come from breeding farms? These shops sell as many illegally captured birds as private individuals do. GEO Reports will follow bird breeders and environmental activists in the city-state trying to fight against this taking from wildlife.

  • LANDS OF WOMEN

    INDONESIA, THE MINANGKABAU

    In Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country, the Minangkabau are a matriarchal society. While Koranic law attributes only one-third of the inheritance to girls, the property of a Minangkabau family is passed on from mother...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Director(s):

      Molia (Agnès)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, TOURNEZ S'IL VOUS PLAIT

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim country, the Minangkabau are a matriarchal society. While Koranic law attributes only one-third of the inheritance to girls, the property of a Minangkabau family is passed on from mother to daughter and men can be repudiated by their wives.

    Reini is a young woman from the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra. She is getting married. She goes to pick up her future husband from his parents’. According to their tradition, she is the one who has to lead him to the ceremony where the guests are waiting. After the wedding, the young husband will move in with his in-laws and take care of the children of his clan, while Reini will work in the fields.
     
    But in Indonesia, in recent years, Islam has become more rigid. Nowadays more and more men want to restrict women's freedom. Reini knows that the Minangkabau way of life and traditions are in danger, but she plans to fight to protect them.

  • GEO REPORTS

    301 - ARNICA, QUEEN OF THE VOSGES

    In the form of a mother tincture or ointment, Arnica helps to treat bruises, edema, muscle and joint pain. 

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, MEDIENKONTOR Movie GMBH

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In the form of a mother tincture or ointment, Arnica helps to treat bruises, edema, muscle and joint pain. 

    This beneficial plant with multiple therapeutic virtues is mainly picked in Markstein – in the Vosges Mountains. Most of the harvest goes to Weleda Laboratories, an international manufacturer of cosmetics and natural medicines. Clément Urion of the "Ferme du Bien-Être" (Wellbeing Farm) is one of the only people authorized to harvest the miraculous plants; it is a strictly regulated activity that requires a lot of expertise...

  • GEO REPORTS

    349 - HUSKIES: READY, STEADY, GO!

    Since she was a child, Marit dreamed of raising huskies and participating in sled dog races. Today she is 37 years old; in 5 participations in the Finnmarksløpet, the longest and most difficult race in Europe, she has already c...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Director(s):

      SCHUMACHER (J. Michael)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, MEDIENKONTOR Movie GMBH

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Since she was a child, Marit dreamed of raising huskies and participating in sled dog races. Today she is 37 years old; in 5 participations in the Finnmarksløpet, the longest and most difficult race in Europe, she has already climbed twice on the podium's 2nd step.

    This time she is entering the competition with a new team of dogs. GEO Reports is following the race closely: a 1,200-kilometer trail in the far north of Norway.
    Susana is an outstanding organizer and Marit's best friend. She has been at her side for 14 years on the snowy slopes. Marit is the team's “musher”: she leads the team of 14 dogs throughout the 12 stages of the competition in the snow and on the ice, over frozen mountains and rivers.
    Susana and a few friends are the support: at each refreshment point, they provide the driver with new equipment if necessary and take care of the dogs in case of injury or fatigue. In addition, an international team of veterinarians also looks after the animals’ good health. As soon as a dog shows signs of exhaustion or muscular problems, it is removed from the race and cannot be replaced. To avoid being disqualified, the musher must cross the finish line with at least six of the fourteen dogs that originally made up his team. Will Marit and Susana reach their goal?

  • DESTINATIONS

    MENTON AND ITS EXTRAORDINARY GARDENS

    Menton nestles at the very tip of the French Riviera. Between the blue Mediterranean and the ocher of the facades, the green stands out, witness of omnipresent vegetation. On the heights of the Riviera town, collections of rare...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, Elephant

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except Italy).

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Menton nestles at the very tip of the French Riviera. Between the blue Mediterranean and the ocher of the facades, the green stands out, witness of omnipresent vegetation. On the heights of the Riviera town, collections of rare plants were imported by the British.

    Passionate about travel and botany, they have set up gardens that look like tropical jungles.

  • DESTINATIONS

    BURMA, THE FUNAMBULES OF INLE LAKE

    In the heart of Burma, at almost nine hundred meters above sea level and spanning over 120 square kilometers, Inle Lake offers one of the most dreamlike landscapes in Asia. This is where the Inthas live, in multi-colored villag...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, Elephant

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except Italy).

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In the heart of Burma, at almost nine hundred meters above sea level and spanning over 120 square kilometers, Inle Lake offers one of the most dreamlike landscapes in Asia. This is where the Inthas live, in multi-colored villages on stilts.

    A people with a unique way of life, one of its kinds. Fishermen, tightrope walkers who are seemingly walking on water. Innumerable canals leading to strange floating gardens. A lifetime on water.

  • DESTINATIONS

    SAMIS, THE ORIGINS OF NORWAY

    In the far north of Norway lies the county of Finnmark, a harsh and wild land. More than 4,000 years ago, the first Samis settled on these windswept moors. They develop their own religion, imbued with shamanism and a lifestyle ...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, Elephant

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except Italy).

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In the far north of Norway lies the county of Finnmark, a harsh and wild land. More than 4,000 years ago, the first Samis settled on these windswept moors. They develop their own religion, imbued with shamanism and a lifestyle in harmony with nature.

    Today their descendants, still present in Norway, are one of the last indigenous peoples in Europe.

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