52  programs found [.xls]
  • POLYCHROMIA, ARCHEOLOGY OF COLORS - ANCIENT GREECE

    Museums and monuments give visitors the opportunity to contemplate ancient Greek works in sparkling white. Yet science reveals what time has erased from the colossi to the facades of temples and statues: a profusion of gold and...

    HISTORY
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    • Provisional Delivery : September 2025
    • One-off

    • Director(s):

      LEMAITRE (OLIVIER)

    • Producer(s):

      SEQUANA MEDIA PRODUCTIONS, NDR

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2024

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Museums and monuments give visitors the opportunity to contemplate ancient Greek works in sparkling white. Yet science reveals what time has erased from the colossi to the facades of temples and statues: a profusion of gold and colors. With the help of new technologies and experiments, researchers are trying, between controversy and amazement of the public, to reveal us this other story in polychromy. 
     

    In the nineteenth century, researchers in Italy, Egypt, and Greece rushed to excavate archaeological sites, often washing ancient artifacts and stripping away their original colors. This reflected a period mindset that ignored the vibrant polychromy of the past. Today, scientists challenge this long-standing misconception, seeking to reveal the colorful truth of ancient art. Although clues have surfaced over time, the full spectrum of these works remains elusive. Using advanced technologies, researchers now aim to understand the significance, techniques, and use of pigments in historical civilizations. Through interdisciplinary efforts, they reconstruct the original appearance of sites like ancient Knossos and the Parthenon marbles, as well as iconic sculptures like the Venus de Milo. By bringing these "bleached" masterpieces back to life in 3D and color, they offer a new perspective on the past. This ongoing investigation puts the spotlight on the work of ancient painters and invites us to see history through new, vivid lenses. 

  • JAMES DEAN, THE EMOTIONAL MAN

    Dead at the age of 24 after starring in only three films, James Dean remains the icon par excellence, whose influence endures 70 years after he passed away. More than just a face and an attitude, he transformed the perception o...

    ART - CULTURE
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    • Provisional Delivery : September 2025
    • One-off

    • Director(s):

      LEUTHY (Cyril)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, 10.7 PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2025

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Dead at the age of 24 after starring in only three films, James Dean remains the icon par excellence, whose influence endures 70 years after he passed away. More than just a face and an attitude, he transformed the perception of masculinity, embracing his flaws, his doubts, his fragility, his loves, forging himself into an anti-hero. His life continues to inspire, making him a timeless legend and a paragon of freedom. 

    Through his distinctive personality and the three films he starred in, Elia Kazan's East of Eden (1955), Nicholas Ray's Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Georges Stevens' Giant (1956), James Dean created breaches in Hollywood rigidities, and helped reinvent masculinity in a more flexible way. His screen presence, marked by vulnerability and rebellion against classic masculine norms, introduced a less rigid male model. Dean, a modern man of many facets (he was openly bisexual), challenged conventional portrayals of manhood, becoming an icon of sensitivity and complexity. His unique contribution has had a lasting influence on the perception of masculinity, establishing a new ideal of the emotional, conflicted man, far removed from the unfailing heroes of yesterday. 

  • CHURCHILL, ROOSEVELT, STALINE - THE IMPOSSIBLE PEACE

    A suspenseful diplomatic chronicle about how the US tried to balance its democratic ideals with the practical considerations of its realpolitik during WWII. The climax of this struggle happened at the 1945 Yalta conference, whe...

    HISTORY
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    • Provisional Delivery : March 2025
    • One-off

    • Director(s):

      TOURBE (Cédric)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, GENERALE DE PRODUCTION (LA)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except United States).

    • Production year:

      2024

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    A suspenseful diplomatic chronicle about how the US tried to balance its democratic ideals with the practical considerations of its realpolitik during WWII. The climax of this struggle happened at the 1945 Yalta conference, where the “Big Three” (Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin) met to plan the postwar reorganization of Europe.

    The documentary unfolds like a theatrical drama, with Roosevelt, a dying idealist symbolizing a military superpower; Churchill, the leader of a declining empire with sharp political acumen; and Stalin, a master of deceit at the height of military dominance. A fresh perspective on the 1945 Yalta critical conference through a narrative focusing on the interactions among these key figures. From a macro to a micro viewpoint during the conference, using the lens of "the little mice," witnesses like Charles Bohlen Roosevelt’s’ translator and diplomat, the documentary captures the human interplay before and during Yalta. 

  • HIGH AS AN ANIMAL

    Over thousands of years, we humans have mastered the use of alcohol, caffeine, cocaine, LSD, psilocybin, THC, morphine...   But did you know that our feathered, furry and leggy cousins have mastered it too? Way before we did, a...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY
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    • Provisional Delivery : March 2025
    • One-off

    • Director(s):

      LAFONT (Sebastien)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE GEIE, SCREENSHOT PRODUCTION

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2024

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Over thousands of years, we humans have mastered the use of alcohol, caffeine, cocaine, LSD, psilocybin, THC, morphine...
     
    But did you know that our feathered, furry and leggy cousins have mastered it too? Way before we did, animals discovered plants, fruits, mushrooms and other animal species that get them high...

    Does this altered state of consciousness serve any useful purpose for the species that indulge in it, or does it actually harm them? Do some animals seek pleasure for pleasure's sake? What are the effects of this high on the group? Can animals become addicts? And finally, what can they teach us about our own taste for these substances?
     
    From elephants in South Africa to cats in Majorca, from American cows to Finnish reindeer, dolphins, shrews and birds, this is a film entirely shot and delivered in 4K.

  • RIGHT-WING EXTREMISM, THE NEW TERRORIST THREAT

    This current affairs documentary investigates right-wing terrorism and how it’s related to the political polarization across the Western World, through an ongoing investigation conducted by European intelligence services.

    CURRENT AFFAIRS
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    • Provisional Delivery : March 2025
    • One-off

    • Director(s):

      GLOAGUEN (Audrey)

    • Producer(s):

      ROCHE PRODUCTIONS, TIBI (Dominique), ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2024

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    This current affairs documentary investigates right-wing terrorism and how it’s related to the political polarization across the Western World, through an ongoing investigation conducted by European intelligence services.

    Extreme right-wing terrorism is becoming an ever-bigger threat in Western societies. Since 2015, sixteen terror attacks have taken place in Europe. Far-right violent extremist groups are now the second most important threat after Islamic terrorism in Europe and white supremacism has become the greatest terrorism threat in the US. This risk has become even more present with the current crises that our societies are facing, such as the isolation related to COVID-19 or the war in Ukraine. This close-up investigation delves into the cases of previous terrorist attacks worldwide and gives voice to present and former far-right activists, victims, militants fighting ultra-right and antiterrorism officers. This film raises awareness on a growing threat which represents a critical challenge to our democracies and tries to understand the link between these acts of terrorism and the growing political polarization and the mainstreaming of extremist beliefs in contemporary societies.

  • 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
    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : January 2025
    • 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 GOLDEN AGE OF ARABIC MEDECINE

    Researchers are delving into the grimoires of the brilliant medieval Arab civilization to find treatments for infectious diseases. Over a 1000 years ago, Arabic scientists initiated modern pharmacy by bringing together knowledg...

    NATURE & DISCOVERY
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    • Provisional Delivery : January 2025
    • One-off

    • Director(s):

      SCHWARTZ (MATHIEU), VAN DITZHUYZEN (Anaïs)

    • Producer(s):

      TOURNEZ S'IL VOUS PLAÎT PRODUCTION, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2024

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Researchers are delving into the grimoires of the brilliant medieval Arab civilization to find treatments for infectious diseases. Over a 1000 years ago, Arabic scientists initiated modern pharmacy by bringing together knowledge from ancient history and faraway lands, which they then experimented with and enriched.

    To help invent the medicines of the future, a cross-disciplinary team has come up with an innovative approach: making something new out of something old! A microbiologist with a passion for history and a historian who was also trained to be a chemist, immersed themselves into old manuscripts from the medieval Arab world, which dated back to the year 1000, to unearth forgotten anti-infective treatments, replicate and test them in a lab. Using modern techniques, the team hopes to derive new antibiotics and thus contribute to the fight against antibiotic resistance, which is one of the greatest challenges that medicine is facing today. In following their quest, we uncover a fascinating and little-known period of history, between the 7th and 15th centuries, when a brilliant civilization stretched from Spain to the banks of the Indus. These two stories, though a millennium apart, are proof that the future can be rooted in a brilliant past, provided we can revive long-neglected knowledge.

  • DATA WARS – TIK TOK, THE WEAPON OF THE 21ST CENTURY

    Algorithms and data are the new weapons in the war that is being waged between the world's major powers. This film reveals what lies behind TikTok's extrodinary rise. 

    CURRENT AFFAIRS
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    • Provisional Delivery : December 2024
    • One-off

    • Director(s):

      DE COINTET (VINCENT)

    • Producer(s):

      MORGANE PRODUCTION, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide (except United States).

    • Production year:

      2024

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Algorithms and data are the new weapons in the war that is being waged between the world's major powers. This film reveals what lies behind TikTok's extrodinary rise. 

    For several months, investigations carried out by journalists and information gathered by various intelligence services have shown that TikTok allows the Chinese government to access hundreds of millions of data from American and European users. This data is fundamental when it comes to conducting influence or cognitive wars and can be a real weapon in the event of an armed conflict. A war of narratives is thus being waged: banning TikTok means preserving the liberal order embodied by the United States in the face of the Chinese Communist Party, which would use artificial intelligence to undermine democracies. This emerging doctrine within public opinion, crystallizing around TikTok, is just the tip of the iceberg. Algorithms and data have become strategic assets for governments. Having control over them is essential in an increasingly polarized world.

  • THE DARK SIDE OF ORGANIC FARMING

    Organic farming is becoming increasingly mechanized and globalized. An international investigation inside the organic industry, filmed with hidden cameras and revealing the first in-depth study on the exact composition of the b...

    CURRENT AFFAIRS
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    • Provisional Delivery : October 2024
    • One-off

    • Director(s):

      DELESCLUSE (Rémi)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, STP PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2024

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Organic farming is becoming increasingly mechanized and globalized. An international investigation inside the organic industry, filmed with hidden cameras and revealing the first in-depth study on the exact composition of the biopesticides that are produced by agrochemical giants.

    Behind the fantasy of purity lies a darker reality: the agroindustry has progressively set aside the principles of organic farming to apply the same methods as conventional agriculture. The crisis in the sector, which has been lasting for over two years, is twofold: it's first a trust crisis due to numerous scandals involving fake organic products, the discovery of dubious social and production practices and state attempts of corruption but it's also a production crisis. Indeed, it's no longer possible to keep up with demand and the lowering of production costs to meet the demands of mass distribution, which has become the main sales channel. This exclusive investigation is produced by the same team as Mass-market retailing: The End of a System?

  • THE CURSE OF SUGAR

    What is the price of sugar, this delicious poison? WIth sequences set in the present day, this historical investigation reveals a global system still fueled by the exploitation of land and people that is rooted in its original ...

    HISTORY
    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : June 2025
    • Series

    • Director(s):

      DAMOISEL (MATHILDE)

    • Producer(s):

      HAUTEVILLE Productions, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2025

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    What is the price of sugar, this delicious poison? WIth sequences set in the present day, this historical investigation reveals a global system still fueled by the exploitation of land and people that is rooted in its original sin: slavery.

    What is the price of sugar? How much does the fleeting pleasure of this delicious but useless poison really cost? It's a global addiction that has been fueled by the exploitation of land and people for over five centuries. Sugar was the basis of a civilization which, from the transatlantic slave trade to modern forms of exploitation, has never ceased to brutalize labor in all its forms, and to perpetuate immense lies in order to guarantee the prosperity of its industry. The whole world has been shaped by sugar. From Brazil to Réunion, from Europe to South Africa and from India to the Dominican Republic, its production has laid the foundations for the modern capitalist system, devastated the environment, and led to massive population movements. As the curse of sugar continues to haunt certain parts of the world, we set off to these exploited lands to discover a history of which we are all heirs.

  • LATIN AMERICA: A CONTINENT UNDER INFLUENCE

    Three episodes, one continent, nine countries, twenty characters, sixty years of history. This series tells the story of a continent "under influence", through the destinies of men and women at the heart of the tumultuous relat...

    HISTORY
    • Director(s):

      JAUDEAU (Delphine), PERETIE (JEAN-BAPTISTE)

    • Producer(s):

      NILAYA PRODUCTIONS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2025

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Three episodes, one continent, nine countries, twenty characters, sixty years of history. This series tells the story of a continent "under influence", through the destinies of men and women at the heart of the tumultuous relations between Latin America and its troublesome neighbor, the United States.

    Presidents, opponents, secret agents, victims of torture, guerrillas, human rights lawyers, investigative journalists, former diplomatic advisors... From the 1960s to the present day, their words bring to life this historic epic in its political, geopolitical, social, and human dimensions.

  • ALL ABOUT MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

    For 2,000 years, Mary, mother of Jesus, has been the most illustrated woman in the world. And today, at a time when the patriarchal model is being deconstructed, Mary might still have a lot to tell us...  

    HISTORY
    • Trailer
    • Provisional Delivery : February 2025
    • Series

    • Director(s):

      BROCARD (Isabelle), THOMAS (Yves)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTURO MIO, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2025

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    For 2,000 years, Mary, mother of Jesus, has been the most illustrated woman in the world. And today, at a time when the patriarchal model is being deconstructed, Mary might still have a lot to tell us...
     

    What can we learn about our societies by exploring the representations of a young Jewish girl who became the most famous woman in the world? What was she meant to say? By taking a closer look at the thousand faces she has been given by painters and sculptors over the centuries, the story of the place of women is told. And today, at a time when the patriarchal model is being deconstructed, Mary could have a lot to tell us...

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