490  programs found [.xls]
  • ANTI-SEMITISM, 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY

    The history of anti-Semitism is a story of demonization that is deeply intertwined with the societies, countries, and ages where it takes place.

    HISTORY
    • Director(s):

      HAYOUN (Jonathan)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, EFFERVESCENCE PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The history of anti-Semitism is a story of demonization that is deeply intertwined with the societies, countries, and ages where it takes place.

    It is the story of anti-Semites, of those who, over time, have made Jews their worst enemies. Indeed, at certain times in their history, societies have had a need for a common enemy to unite or galvanize their people, to divert attention, or to serve as a scapegoat. At other times, Jewish people have happily integrated within the communities where they live.
     
    This series examines the twists and turns of this story, from Antiquity to the modern day, from the shores of the Mediterranean to those of the Volga, and from the Iberian Peninsula to the birch forests of Poland. It will encompass Stalin and Pope John XXIII, Hitler and Alfred Dreyfus, King Louis IX or Saint-Louis as he was subsequently known, and Spinoza; some figures of hatred, others more benevolent characters.
     
    The visual framework of the narrative will comprise both the traces left around the world, and remarkable 3D historical reconstructions created for the video game Assassin's Creed, acting as illustrations from the past, along with photographs and film archives from more recent times. It will draw upon research and analysis carried out by prestigious and respected academics. Eschewing witness testimonies and subjective opinions, it will bring together a wide range of contribution from some 30 historians, psychologists, and psychoanalysts to explore the multiple facets of the phenomenon and how they have evolved over time.
     
    It will focus on specific stories from each era that mark out and illustrate the form of these manifestations of violence and hatred in an enlightening and moving manner. It will also provide context for the fightback against this recurrent phenomenon.
     
    This four-episode series paints a comprehensive picture of this, “the longest hatred”.

  • THE MYSTERY OF THE DESERT KITES

    An international team of archaeologists explores the heart of Saudi Arabia and the Black Desert of Jordan to find out more about the oldest megastructures in human history. An extraordinary story with spectacular discoveries an...

    HISTORY
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    • Provisional Delivery : December 2024
    • One-off

    • Director(s):

      LAVILLE (NATHALIE)

    • Producer(s):

      FRANCE 5, Ma Drogue à Moi

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2024

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    An international team of archaeologists explores the heart of Saudi Arabia and the Black Desert of Jordan to find out more about the oldest megastructures in human history. An extraordinary story with spectacular discoveries and breathtaking landscapes.

    In the North of Saudi Arabia and South of Jordan lie thousands of mysterious geoglyphs whose shape, when seen from the air, reminds us of giant kites. The oldest of these immense stone structures were built around 7000 BC, predating the Egyptian pyramids and the spectacular Stonehenge monument by over 4,000 years. Who designed these structures and why were they built? Using cutting-edge technologies, an international team of archaeologists led by French researcher Rémy Crassard and Franco-Jordanian research fellow Wael Abu-Azizeh are trying to solve this mystery, as they are determined to shed a new light on the little-known Neolithic period.

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  • THE JOAN OF ARC CASE

    She changed the course of history: a cold case about the most enigmatic heroine of the Middle Ages. Dive into her epic rise and spectacular fall, with 3D animations and never-before-seen documents from her rehabilitation trial. 

    HISTORY
    • Director(s):

      DE MEAUX (Antoine)

    • Producer(s):

      FRANCE TELEVISIONS, PROGRAM 33

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2023

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    She changed the course of history: a cold case about the most enigmatic heroine of the Middle Ages. Dive into her epic rise and spectacular fall, with 3D animations and never-before-seen documents from her rehabilitation trial. 

    An epic rise and a spectacular fall: the destiny of a young village girl who claimed to have been sent by God to save France from the English invaders. Worshipped by an entire people, she was adviser to the powerful, became a war leader, won decisive battles, liberated cities and had her king crowned. Her adventure would take a tragic turn – at the age of 19, when she got burned alive at the stake after a mock trial. A deep dive into European medieval history, between animation and historical documentary.

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  • EGYPT: THE TREASURE OF THE SACRED BULLS

    Today, the Louvre Museum picks up where the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette left off in 1850! Join a team of archeologists and get exclusive access to (re)discover the Serapeum tomb of the Bull Apis, one of the most sacred places...

    HISTORY
    • Director(s):

      Frédéric WILNER

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, ILIADE PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2021

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Today, the Louvre Museum picks up where the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette left off in 1850! Join a team of archeologists and get exclusive access to (re)discover the Serapeum tomb of the Bull Apis, one of the most sacred places in Saqqara, Egypt.

    He also managed to map out a network of underground tunnels leading to other burial sites he did not have time to uncover. We have exclusive access to follow a team of archeologists, commissioned by the Louvre Museum, to pick up where Mariette left off.

  • INCAS: THE NEW STORY

    Where did the Inca people come from, how were they organized, and why did they disappear so suddenly? 10 years of recent archeological research has allowed us to uncover another truth that contradicts history books which are ba...

    HISTORY
    • Director(s):

      MARCHAND (THIBAUD)

    • Producer(s):

      TOURNEZ S'IL VOUS PLAIT, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2021

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Where did the Inca people come from, how were they organized, and why did they disappear so suddenly? 10 years of recent archeological research has allowed us to uncover another truth that contradicts history books which are based on the conquistadors‘ point of view.
     

    A few decades ago, here is what we thought we knew about this mythical people, considered as a bloodthirsty giants with feet of clay. Born on the shores of Lake Titicaca in the 14th century, the Incas would have conquered, in just a hundred years, a boundless land of over a million km2, comparable to the Roman Empire. Valley after valley, mountain after mountain, the Incas would have tamed the entire Andes.
     
    This ruthless Empire, which had no written language and was ruled with an iron fist by the Inca, the Son of the Sun, an inflexible and cruel ruler, would have collapsed like a house of cards in the face of just a few Conquistadors. These are the preconceptions that have long prevailed, and which archaeology is working to correct.
     
    As a travelling investigation Incas, The New Story recounts how a giant reveals itself and is first and foremost a field study which, as the story unfolds, will shed light on the course of Inca history by answering 3 major questions: - Where did the Incas come from? Were they really born on the shores of the mythical Titicaca? Is Pachacutec really the founder of the Empire? - How did the Inca giant develop: Was violence the only weapon the Incas had? How could they rule over such a vast empire without having a written language? - How did the Inca Empire collapse? How was their resistance organized? Where is their last stronghold? Through these questions, which will guide the story, the movie will ultimately answer a big question: who was the Inca giant?

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  • THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY

    01 – THE APPLE OF DISCORD

    A golden apple inscribed "for the fairest" is sent to a feast at Olympus by Eris, the Greek goddess of strife and discord. Unable to decide between the goddesses Aphrodite, Hera and Athena, Zeus decides to let a mortal choose, ...

    HISTORY
    • Director(s):

      BERGERE (SYLVAIN)

    • Producer(s):

      ROSEBUD PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    A golden apple inscribed "for the fairest" is sent to a feast at Olympus by Eris, the Greek goddess of strife and discord. Unable to decide between the goddesses Aphrodite, Hera and Athena, Zeus decides to let a mortal choose, and that man is Paris, the young son of King Priam of Troy...

    Paris gives the apple to Aphrodite who, in exchange, promises that he will have the love of the fairest mortal woman of them all. A few days later, Paris is invited to the house of Menelaus, the king of Sparta, where he falls in love with the king's wife, Helen. The two of them run away back to Troy under Aphrodite's spell. Filled with rage, Menelaus goes to see his brother, Agamemnon, the most powerful of all the Greek kings. At first, he is tempted to be wise and prudent, but then he is manipulated by Hera and Athena, who still harbour a grudge against Paris for not choosing them. Agamemnon finally summons all the kings of Greece to go and wage war on Troy.

  • THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY

    02- TIME FOR SACRIFICE

    All of the Greek kings and their armies have responded to Agamemnon's call... All except two, that is: Odysseus, who pretends to be mad to avoid having to fight a war he does not believe in, although he is quickly found out, an...

    HISTORY
    • Producer(s):

      ROSEBUD PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    All of the Greek kings and their armies have responded to Agamemnon's call... All except two, that is: Odysseus, who pretends to be mad to avoid having to fight a war he does not believe in, although he is quickly found out, and Achilles, the greatest Greek warrior of all, who has never been fond of Agamemnon...

    It is Achilles' mother, the sea nymph Thetis, who inadvertently causes him to change his mind. She tells him that his fate lies in his hands. He can fight and become a hero who will be remembered forever but die young, or he can live a long life, surrounded by his loved ones, and be consigned to oblivion. Achilles does not hesitate and goes off to join the Greek forces. Meanwhile, the seer Calchas reveals that, offended by Agamemnon, the goddess Artemis is preventing ships from leaving port. Agamemnon agrees to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia so he can assemble the largest fleet ever in order to attack Troy.

  • ANTI-SEMITISM, 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY

    1 - ORIGINS (38-1144)

    Where did anti-Semitism first emerge? How did it grow? The first major wave of violence directed at Jews occurred in Antiquity, at Alexandria in Egypt, and has been well-documented.

    HISTORY
    • Director(s):

      HAYOUN (Jonathan)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, EFFERVESCENCE PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Where did anti-Semitism first emerge? How did it grow? The first major wave of violence directed at Jews occurred in Antiquity, at Alexandria in Egypt, and has been well-documented.

    How did anti-Jewish sentiment spread in Christian and Muslim civilizations? After three centuries of a golden age on the Iberian Peninsula, Grenada was the setting for a massacre.
    The worst period was the time of the Crusades, when attacking Jewish people became a mass phenomenon. But the history of anti-Semitism in the first millennium AD also encompasses the first struggles to counter the spread of this hostility. This went from the first text denouncing hatred of Jews in Alexandria to the refusal of the Carolingian kings to discriminate against them, and from the protection for Jewish communities accorded by the Muslim rulers of Spain, and the appeals by Abbott Bernard de Clairvaux to bring an end to the massacres during the Crusades.

  • THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY

    03- THE WRATH OF ACHILLES

    Ten years have passed since the Greek forces disembarked on the shores of Troy. But King Priam's city has still not fallen. Inside its walls, the king's eldest son, Hector, reproaches his brother Paris for causing this war with...

    HISTORY
    • Director(s):

      CHABANOL (Gaetan)

    • Producer(s):

      ROSEBUD PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    Ten years have passed since the Greek forces disembarked on the shores of Troy. But King Priam's city has still not fallen. Inside its walls, the king's eldest son, Hector, reproaches his brother Paris for causing this war with no end...

    But Paris loves Helen and will hear nothing of it. In the Greek camp, a mysterious plague has been raging for several days. Calchas the seer tells the assembled kings that Apollo sent it as revenge for Agamemnon enslaving the beautiful Chryseis, the daughter of a priest who complained to the god. Achilles demands that Agamemnon return the girl to her father. Agamemnon finally accepts but says that Achilles must give him his protégée, Briseis, as compensation. Seething with rage, Achilles swears that he will fight no more and goes into isolation. His mother, Thetis, goes to Zeus and asks him to defend Achilles. Remembering who he once loved, the mighty Olympian god decides to take the side of the Trojans and sends a dream to Agamemnon to set a trap for him.

  • ANTI-SEMITISM, 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY

    2 - THE TIME OF REJECTION (1144-1791)

    Over five centuries on three continents, the gradual dehumanization of Jews entered a new dimension. This was when the first “Jewish nose” appeared in the art of the Middle Ages. This stigmatization would soon go beyond iconogr...

    HISTORY
    • Director(s):

      HAYOUN (Jonathan)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, EFFERVESCENCE PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    Over five centuries on three continents, the gradual dehumanization of Jews entered a new dimension. This was when the first “Jewish nose” appeared in the art of the Middle Ages. This stigmatization would soon go beyond iconography to give rise to the first distinctive characteristic bestowed on Jewish people.

    Yet where did the stereotype associating Jews with money come from? Hatred of Jews became a political instrument, resulting in their expulsion from most of Europe. In the kingdoms cleared of their Jewish populations, a new, paradoxical phenomenon emerged: Anti-Judaism without Jews. After the Spain of the Inquisition, the series moves on to Eastern Europe where Jews found refuge. This was when the first anti-Jewish imagery appeared, along with the proliferation of so-called blood libels throughout Europe, falsely accusing Jews of the ritual murder of Christian children. The French Revolution would change the history of Jews worldwide. 

  • THE ILIAD AND THE ODYSSEY

    04- THE BLOOD OF THE GODDESS

    Agamemnon has seen it in a dream: Troy will be taken today. The entire Greek army is amassed around the ancient city's walls and the battle rages on, but suddenly, Helen's husband Menelaus recognises Paris, the man who took his...

    HISTORY
    • Director(s):

      RANCOURT (Sebastien)

    • Producer(s):

      ROSEBUD PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    Agamemnon has seen it in a dream: Troy will be taken today. The entire Greek army is amassed around the ancient city's walls and the battle rages on, but suddenly, Helen's husband Menelaus recognises Paris, the man who took his wife. The two men decide to face each other in a duel...

    But just as Menelaus is about to kill Paris, Aphrodite plucks him from the battlefield. Zeus is furious to see the gods interfering in this war, but he cannot prevent it. Athena returns to the battle and grants the young king Diomedes great fury and the ability to distinguish gods from men. He attacks the goddess Aphrodite, who is there to defend her son Aeneas, injuring her on the hand. Then he takes on Ares, the god of war, who is there to defend Aphrodite's honour. As the battle rages, Achilles sits indifferently playing the lyre in his tent.

  • ANTI-SEMITISM, 2000 YEARS OF HISTORY

    3 - FROM EMANCIPATION TO THE HOLOCAUST (1791-1945)

    The 19th century saw new forms of hostility emerge of a racial and political order, and the coining of a new term: Anti-Semitism. 

    HISTORY
    • Director(s):

      HAYOUN (Jonathan)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, EFFERVESCENCE PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2022

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The 19th century saw new forms of hostility emerge of a racial and political order, and the coining of a new term: Anti-Semitism. 

    Then in the mid 19th century, the fate of an Italian Jewish child, Edgardo Mortara, who was forcibly baptized a Catholic, challenged the multi-secular authority of the Church and brought about a change in mentalities. The industrial age then gave rise to the modern notion of “economic antiSemitism”, along with the first caricature of the Jews as “masters of the world”. The Dreyfus Affair took the caricature into a new age, forcing the fight against anti-Semitism into the political arena. It became even more high-profile when the man responsible for the pogroms in Ukraine was assassinated in Paris and his killer went on trial. Then in the first half of the 20th century the process of exterminating all Jewish people was instigated, resulting in the Holocaust. 

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