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  • 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 New
    • 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 New
    • 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.

  • LANDS OF WOMEN

    From India to the Bijagos archipelago, discover the last of the world’s matriarchies through the stories of the women who run them. Each of the five films in the collection is an immersion into one of these societies, through t...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Series (4 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      SCHWARTZ (MATHIEU), ROBERT (CAMILLE), LEMAIRE (OLIVIER)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, TOURNEZ S'IL VOUS PLAIT, MOLIA (CHRISTIE)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    From India to the Bijagos archipelago, discover the last of the world’s matriarchies through the stories of the women who run them. Each of the five films in the collection is an immersion into one of these societies, through the eyes of a woman.

     
     
     

  • RITUALS OF THE WORLD

    Fire dancing in Papua New Guinea or climbing to the top of the Ethiopian cliffs to introduce one’s child to God: this series reveals how some people today still practice rituals that structure their lives and become, beyond a s...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Director(s):

      MARCHAND (THIBAUD), ROBERT (CAMILLE), LAVILLE (NATHALIE)

    • 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

    Fire dancing in Papua New Guinea or climbing to the top of the Ethiopian cliffs to introduce one’s child to God: this series reveals how some people today still practice rituals that structure their lives and become, beyond a simple social bond, a structuring force and a source of culture.

    In societies that struggle to find their bearings, rituals - whether pagan or mysterious - are of particular importance when people are confronted with the unknown, illness, death, not knowing what tomorrow is made of. Rituals help organise chaos, warding off our fears and bringing to light the meaning in our lives.
    Anthropologist, Anne-Sylvie Malbrancke, helps us understand and experience these moments with those who practice them.​

  • 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 Presale
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • RITUALS OF THE WORLD

    AMAZONIA: BECOMING A MAN

    In the heart of the Amazon rainforests of Brazil, the Sateré-Mawé people have a rite of passage to adulthood where a show of bravery turns boys into men.

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Director(s):

      Molia (Agnès), MIRGUET (OLIVIER)

    • 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 heart of the Amazon rainforests of Brazil, the Sateré-Mawé people have a rite of passage to adulthood where a show of bravery turns boys into men.

    Some 20 years ago, Sergio left his tribe to study in the city. This year, he is returning to the community with his son Jackson, aged 12. It is time for the young boy to join the ranks of the Sateré-Mawé. To earn this status, Jackson must suffer the worst the jungle has to offer – the ritual of Da Tucandeira: Placing his hand inside a glove woven with hundreds of bullet ants whose venom is said to be the most painful in the world.
     
    According to tribe members, this painful initiation prepares the young men for life and proves they are capable of fulfilling their reproduction obligations. The boys must endure the ordeal 20 times in their lives. For the Sateré-Mawé, virility is demonstrated through one’s resistance to pain, with no tears and no weakness.

  • RITUALS OF THE WORLD

    INDIA: FROM GIRL TO WOMAN

    “First marriage and then love.” This Indian proverb describes Indian society fairly accurately, and how the tradition of marriage is experienced in the country. In India, people don’t just marry whoever they want. It is the fam...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • 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

    “First marriage and then love.” This Indian proverb describes Indian society fairly accurately, and how the tradition of marriage is experienced in the country. In India, people don’t just marry whoever they want. It is the family that decides, and most marriages are arranged. It is called the Shaadi.

    Meenal lives in Jaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, is a modern, educated, young woman, who has traveled, who is financially independent, and who asked her mother to find her a husband. 
    They used a web application to find Vineet. He responds to all the criteria but most importantly, the two families are from the same caste, the Brahmin.
    Meenal has only met him twice, and in a few days’ time, she’s going to give up her entire life to follow him.

  • RITUALS OF THE WORLD

    SEVILLE: HOLY WEEK

    Holy Week is one of the most important rituals in Christianity. During the week before Easter, it celebrates the death and then resurrection of Christ. In Seville, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, dozens of processions take p...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • 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

    Holy Week is one of the most important rituals in Christianity. During the week before Easter, it celebrates the death and then resurrection of Christ. In Seville, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, dozens of processions take place, each one led by one of the 60 brotherhoods in the city. 

    Every brotherhood has its own tradition, and has one or more altars carried on the backs of the men along the way. 
     
    José is a costalero. Along with the other members of the brotherhood, he carries an immense paso through the city. The paso is a float weighing more than two tons. Beneath its weight, they all suffer in silence.
     
    Doing penitence is a practice shared by many religions. By suffering, one makes amends for one’s sins, it is an act of hope that confirms that nothing is lost. Just like Christ, who suffered for the seven days of the passion, the Sevillians who participate in this ritual are able to go beyond themselves and repent.

  • RITUALS OF THE WORLD

    ETHIOPIA: JUMPING INTO ADULT LIFE

    Wale is still considered to be a child in his tribe, but at age 20, he is now old enough to face the challenge that will make him a man. “Ukuli Bula” is a bull jumping ceremony. The idea is to jump three times over a series of ...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • 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

    Wale is still considered to be a child in his tribe, but at age 20, he is now old enough to face the challenge that will make him a man. Ukuli Bula is a bull jumping ceremony. The idea is to jump three times over a series of bulls lined up in a row, without falling over.

    If the young man, or Ukuli fails, he will be mocked by the village and will not be able to marry.
     
    Khaya, Wale’s little sister, is also undergoing a trial. Hamar tradition says that she must prove her devotion to her brother by having her back whipped. The day of the ceremony, the young women, friends and family of the Ukuli go to the site of the ritual, singing and dancing. Then, the whipping starts.
     
    The young women tease them men until they agree to whip them. For Hamar women, this is both proof of personal courage, and a mark of love for the Ukuli. Finally, it’s time to jump. The cattle are lined up, flank to flank, held by the horns. Now the Ukuli will know if he’ll become a man or not.

  • RITUALS OF THE WORLD

    BOLIVIA: FIGHTING FOR THE PACHAMAMA

    Every May, thousands of Quechuas, farming people of the high plateaus, converge on Macha for what is no doubt one of the most spectacular and violent rituals in America: Tinku.    

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • 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

    Every May, thousands of Quechuas, farming people of the high plateaus, converge on Macha for what is no doubt one of the most spectacular and violent rituals in America: Tinku.
     
     

    Tinku is a fertility ritual in the form of a fight. The blood shed is supposed to feed Pachamama, the Earth mother. She is responsible for good harvests, fertility amongst the women, and an abundance of lamas in the herd. This ritual was directly inherited from the Incas who reigned on this earth more than 500 years ago. Hand-to-hand combats were already organized to spill blood and fertilize the Pachamama. Augustino is 34, and single, and this year is participating in his 15th Tinku. Although men die every year during the fights in Macha, nothing and nobody will stop Augustino from fighting.

  • GEO REPORTS

    291 - NEW ZEALAND - ANIMALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

    New Zealand's exceptional biodiversity is relatively unspoilt and includes a large number of endemic animal species. 

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, MEDIENKONTOR Movie GMBH

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    New Zealand's exceptional biodiversity is relatively unspoilt and includes a large number of endemic animal species. 

    Despite the protection measures, some of them are now threatened with extinction, such as royal albatrosses, antipodean penguins and Maui dolphins.

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