37  programs found [.xls]
  • LANDS OF WOMEN

    INDIA: THE KHASI

    In this true "Kingdom of Women", the female presence is visible, unavoidable even. In Shillong, they are everywhere on the front lines: in banks, schools and even in parliament.  

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Director(s):

      LEMAIRE (OLIVIER)

    • 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 this true "Kingdom of Women", the female presence is visible, unavoidable even. In Shillong, they are everywhere on the front lines: in banks, schools and even in parliament.  

    They are the ones who sell meat or cigarettes behind tiny street stalls, and the ones who sell vegetables or fruit on the side of the road. Men most often meet each other playing cards or rocking a baby while accompanying another child to school.
    But this ancestral model of society could well falter: among the Khasi, men are not necessarily satisfied with their fate and have begun to rebel.
    A movement for the liberation of men was launched a few years ago – it is called Symbai Rimbai Tong Hai. It demands property rights for male children and a greater role for men in the family. “We find it unfair that women have all the power and we have none. We have no role to play except to feed our babies and change their diapers. I have friends who were so frustrated that they started drinking and taking drugs. We want to feel useful to society. After all, we have rights too”; some men in the community are now protesting.
     
    Will the Khasi, this rare bastion of women's power in India, resist this surge in activism?

  • LANDS OF WOMEN

    CHINA: THE MOSO, FATHERLESS AND WITHOUT MARRIAGE

    Among the Moso people in southwest China, women are the heads of households, the farm managers, they pass on their names and property to their daughters, they choose their lovers, and they do not marry. The very ideas of father...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY New
    • Director(s):

      SCHWARTZ (MATHIEU)

    • 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

    Among the Moso people in southwest China, women are the heads of households, the farm managers, they pass on their names and property to their daughters, they choose their lovers, and they do not marry. The very ideas of fatherhood and marriage are almost unknown, sexuality is free.

    The Moso say that “man is like the effect of rain on the grass, no matter who does it, what counts is that the grass is watered”.
     
    They are a model community for the UN, yet their way of life is threatened.
    Nowadays, the Chinese government is cracking down on cultural minorities – notably attacking them through finance. Tourism is developing in this region and advantageous bank loans are being granted to married couples. Western-style marriage has become a fashionable phenomenon.
     
    Lamu is an Ama – a mother, the head of her household. She is faced with a problem that is eating away at her. Her niece Erchema wants to marry and live with her husband... This decision is totally incomprehensible to Lamu.
      For the Moso people, marriage is a threat to harmony, an essential value that comes before anything else, including money.
    What will become of the Mosos?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • GEO REPORTS

    312 - GREECE, THE LITTLE SISTERS OF THE EARTH

    Perched at an altitude of 1,000 meters on Mount Ossa in Greece, there is an Orthodox convent that only takes in women. The nuns who live here in peace and harmony with nature come from several different countries.

    NATURE & DISCOVERY
    • Director(s):

      GABRIEL (Nicolas)

    • Producer(s):

      MEDIENKONTOR Movie GMBH

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Perched at an altitude of 1,000 meters on Mount Ossa in Greece, there is an Orthodox convent that only takes in women. The nuns who live here in peace and harmony with nature come from several different countries.

    Erected in the 16th century, the monastery was falling into ruins by the end of the 20th century. It was then rediscovered by a handful of nuns. At the dawn of the new millennium, these women took it upon themselves to renovate the buildings. They thus transformed it into a farm.

  • 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
    • 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
    • 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.​

  • 20 MINUTES AT SEA

    A remarkable series portraying heritage in a world undergoing profound change.

    NATURE & DISCOVERY
    • Director(s):

      DIVERS

    • Producer(s):

      SYSTEM TV, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2010

    • Language(s):

      French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    A remarkable series portraying heritage in a world undergoing profound change.

    We travel to the planet’s 34 most beautiful coastal and maritime destinations. On the beaches, coasts and islands of all the world’s continents we discover societies with little-known cultures, in natural environments that are often endangered.
    All in 20 minutes.

  • PEOPLE OF THE MOUNTAINS - 13'

    Mountains, people and stories..

    NATURE & DISCOVERY
    • Producer(s):

      SYSTEM TV, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2013

    • Language(s):

      French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Mountains, people and stories..

     
    A fascinating, menacing, fragile and mysterious world. People live among rocky peaks in freedom, in a natural environment that is sometimes dangerous and isolated. Magnificent landscapes where a population proud of its culture and traditions lives in harmony with nature.
     
    Also available as 49x3'.

  • CIRCUS WORLD TOUR

    Sarah Schwartz has been travelling the world, from big top to big top, for over twenty years. She has made the circus her world. A high wire at her feet leads her from one country to the next. 

    NATURE & DISCOVERY
    • Director(s):

      HALLARD (JULIEN), GUNST (JEAN LUC)

    • Producer(s):

      BONNE COMPAGNIE, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2015

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Sarah Schwartz has been travelling the world, from big top to big top, for over twenty years. She has made the circus her world. A high wire at her feet leads her from one country to the next. 

    In this collection, she invites us behind the scenes of the circus dream, revealing its highly singular world. Taking part in a convoy with Sarah Schwarz means discovering a country in a different way: through the steamed up window of a caravan, a different shade of world goes past, a nomadic world, a world of freedom.
    With Sarah, we set out to discover a universe that will help us understand the countries visited, bringing us wisdom and knowledge, but also magic and poetry. From the family circus to contemporary circus, from the travelling circus to the permanent circus, we discover countries that are different from each other, yet are all planets in the same galaxy. Roll up, roll up, for a magical, brightly coloured world tour!
     
    EPISODES AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH DUBBED VERSION: 
    MEXICO
    INDIA
     
    EPISODE AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH SUBTITLES: 
    RUSSIA
     

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