6  programs found [.xls]
  • SAVING EGYPT’S TEMPLES

    In 1945, Nasser’s project to build a lake in Southern Egypt threatened to submerge hundreds of ancient temples, including of Ramses II and Cleopatra. Thanks to an unprecedented international mobilization, discover how this exce...

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      LEMAITRE (OLIVIER)

    • Producer(s):

      SEQUANA MEDIA PRODUCTIONS, LEMAITRE (OLIVIER)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In 1945, Nasser’s project to build a lake in Southern Egypt threatened to submerge hundreds of ancient temples, including of Ramses II and Cleopatra. Thanks to an unprecedented international mobilization, discover how this exceptional heritage was saved.

    When they returned from southern Egypt, travelers reported the existence of temples between the Nubian desert and the Nile. Majestic stone colossi emerging from the sands kept the doors and their secrets. For centuries, Abu Simbel, Dendur, Amada and other monuments were victims of looting, earthquakes, desert encroachment and floods, only to end up almost being swallowed up by the waters in the 20th century. In 1954, the announcement of the construction of a dam threatened the whole of Nubia and more than 20 ancient shrines. Some temples were dismantled in a hurry and relocated to artificial islands, others were even shipped abroad in places such as Madrid, Turin or even New York. Former construction site workers attest to the grueling working conditions during operations. We also present archives revealing the ingenious rescue plans explained in 3D animations.

  • THE TRUE STORY OF KING TUT'S TREASURE

    Almost 100 years after the discovery of King's Tut's Tomb, it is time to tell the story in a new light. This film uses 2D and 3D imagery to reconstruct the tomb, the mummy, the funerary objects and the topography of the famous ...

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      WILNER (FREDERIC)

    • Producer(s):

      ILIADE PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Almost 100 years after the discovery of King's Tut's Tomb, it is time to tell the story in a new light. This film uses 2D and 3D imagery to reconstruct the tomb, the mummy, the funerary objects and the topography of the famous valley of the Kings. 

    Ninety years later, for the first time, most of these objects will finally be brought together in the precinct of the great Museum of Giza. Some of them will make their way to the U.S.A. and Paris, where they will be exposed at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industries in the autumn of 2018 - and then in London, Berlin, Tokyo and Sidney. This film is the story of the discovery of a treasure of which we know only a few artefacts. It is also an investigation, and these objects will be so many clues along the way. What do these artefacts tell us about the king and the period of his reign ? In what circumstances were they discovered and taken away from the pharaoh’s tomb ? These are some of the many elements of this documentary narrative. 
     

  • THE MYSTERY OF THE RASCAR CAPAC MUMMY

    THE TRUE STORY OF RASCAR CAPAC is a science documentary led like a police investigation into pre-Colombian mummies from Chile and Peru, one of whom, RASPAR CAPAC, inspired The Seven Crystal Balls from The Adventures of Tintin b...

    HISTORY New
    • Director(s):

      CORDIER (FREDERIC)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, UN FILM A LA PATTE, MOULINSART SA, RADIO TELEVISION BELGE FRANCOPHONE, PANORAMIQUE TERRE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except Luxembourg and Belgium).

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    THE TRUE STORY OF RASCAR CAPAC is a science documentary led like a police investigation into pre-Colombian mummies from Chile and Peru, one of whom, RASPAR CAPAC, inspired The Seven Crystal Balls from The Adventures of Tintin by famous Belgian cartoonist Hergé. 

    In reality, the mummy Rascar Capac arrived at the Art & History Museum in Brussels in the middle of the 19th century under unknown circumstances. By uncovering the origins of Rascar Capac, the film will reveal previously unknown facts about his life, the reasons for his death and even which illnesses he had.
     
    The documentary will follow the investigation in the field, in specialised laboratories in Belgium and France and along the wild Pacific coast of Chile and Peru. Using modern technology to research and carry out tests on Rascar and other similar mummies will allow us to understand a lot more about these pre-Columbian mummies who, compared to their Egyptian counterparts, we still know very little about. 
    ©Panoramique Terre/Un film à la patte

  • ECHOES OF ANCIENT HISTORY

    An investigation into an old papyrus discovered in a storeroom of the Louvre museum has revealed that it was a very ancient Greek score – more specifically a tragedy, a “Medea”. But how can we know who composed it? How do we in...

    HISTORY Presale
    • One-off

    • Provisional Delivery : September 2020
    • Producer(s):

      O2B FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    An investigation into an old papyrus discovered in a storeroom of the Louvre museum has revealed that it was a very ancient Greek score – more specifically a tragedy, a “Medea”. But how can we know who composed it? How do we interpret this music? And where do we find the ancient instruments to play it?

    The text's grammatical features give us a clue to the composer's identity: Carcinus, an author cited by Aristotle in his Rhetoric. His name is engraved on a wall in the Parthenon. As we learn more and more about Carcinus’ life, a whole world opens up to us: the history of Greek musicians who were revered like gods and traveled the Mediterranean to take part in competitions modeled on the Olympic Games.
    But to hear the Medea as it was heard by the Greeks 2400 years ago, it still has to be played on period instruments. From the Greek cities of Anatolia to the Ptolemies’ Egypt, from the mythical site of Delphi to the discoveries made in Pompeii, relive this voyage along the Mediterranean coast, where archaeological excavations have unearthed a few ancient scores and many instruments’ remains. Unfortunately the passing of time has made them brittle. It is now impossible to make them produce any sound or vibrate.
    But thanks to new technologies developed at IRCAM and the Cité de la Musique, it is now possible to virtually reconstruct and hear sounds that have been lost for two millennia. For the time of a concert in the prestigious ancient theater of Arles, the audience too can delve into a world of sound that was thought to have disappeared forever: the music of ancient Greece.

  • OPERATION PHILAE

    At the end of the 1970s, one of the largest Pharaonic sites in Egypt risked being swallowed up by the sea. It was thus “moved” to an artificial island made to resemble the original: Philae. This film was made for the 40th anniv...

    HISTORY Presale
    • One-off

    • Provisional Delivery : November 2020
    • Director(s):

      LEMAITRE (OLIVIER)

    • Producer(s):

      SEQUANA MEDIA PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    At the end of the 1970s, one of the largest Pharaonic sites in Egypt risked being swallowed up by the sea. It was thus “moved” to an artificial island made to resemble the original: Philae. This film was made for the 40th anniversary of this rescue led by UNESCO. It will attempt to show how the ruins looked before the waters’ rise by precisely reconstructing them in 3D and 4K. Discover the sanctuary in all its ancient glory.

    Thanks to comparative archeology – using images of monuments’ remains from the same period – it is now possible to imagine how even heavily damaged buildings looked like at the time down to the most minute of details – such as the colors and pigments of the bas-reliefs.
    Philae means “Island of the End”. It has also become the symbol of the resistance and then fall of the ancient Egyptian culture against Christianity, which transformed its temples into churches. This is also where the last written hieroglyphics remain.

  • SAPIENS: THE NEW BEGINNING

    In remote Morocco, in 1960, in the archeological site of Jebel Irhoud, a remarkable find was made: remains of Homo Sapiens. Today we can date them back to 300.000 years old.

    GREEN & SCIENCE Presale
    • Series

    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : April 2020
    • Director(s):

      JULIEN (Olivier)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, BELLOTA FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2020

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In remote Morocco, in 1960, in the archeological site of Jebel Irhoud, a remarkable find was made: remains of Homo Sapiens. Today we can date them back to 300.000 years old.

    A discovery that rewrites the story of Mankind’s origins, because up until now, the oldest remains found went back to 200.000 years ago! A revelation that not only stretches the timeline of Homo Sapiens’ story, but also changes the geography of where we came from, the whole sub-Sahara region.

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