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  • PLANT SECRETS

    To most of us, plants make up a familiar background decoration, albeit a beautiful one, but we don't really pay them that much attention, nor do we know much that about them. This collection is an invitation to discover more ab...

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Series (4 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      VIVES (François-Xavier)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, MIROIR (LE)

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2009

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    To most of us, plants make up a familiar background decoration, albeit a beautiful one, but we don't really pay them that much attention, nor do we know much that about them. This collection is an invitation to discover more about four common plants and their astonishing properties.

    Scientists, farmers, economists and sociologists will help us to view the Nettle, the Arabis, the Yew and the Lotus in a different light, as they reveal the plants' uses and new technological, medical, economic and social properties. The collection features interviews with geneticists, the head gardener at the Chateau of Versailles, an Indian industrialist and an Australian botanist, among other professionals, as they invite us into their laboratories, on their expeditions to the ends of the earth, or quite simply, around their gardens.

    At a time when our society is in full reflection on its relationship to biodiversity, we travel the world to discover in what way these plants have become our partners in life.

    We delve into the secret life of four ordinary plants, and discover their "extraordinary" side:
    - the nettle, a symbol of the fight against merchandising living things
    - the lotus, a tool-box for tomorrow's technologies, inspired by nature
    - the yew, a medicinal tree, the new "green gold" threatened by over-exploitation
    - the arabis, a little-known plant that has become the new worldwide star of genetic research

  • EPIDEMICS: THE INVISIBLE THREAT

    When is a new global epidemic going to strike? At a time when new viruses are emerging at an unprecedented rate, and as Ebola is claiming lives in West Africa, this in-depth investigation examines this invisible threat.

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      POIRET (ANNE), HITIER (Raphaël)

    • Producer(s):

      SCIENTIFILMS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    When is a new global epidemic going to strike? At a time when new viruses are emerging at an unprecedented rate, and as Ebola is claiming lives in West Africa, this in-depth investigation examines this invisible threat.

    In the space of 60 years, over 350 new infectious diseases have appeared, including SARS, H1N1, H5N1 and Ebola. The emergence of viruses seems to be speeding up. Experts are unanimously wondering: when will a new world-wide epidemic strike? The Plague, the Spanish flu, smallpox, AIDS - history has undergone infectious episodes that have decimated populations. But what is the state of research today? Are we better prepared? This film traces 3 particularly threatening viruses: the H7N9 flu virus in Asia; the Mers-CoV virus, related to SARS, which is active in the Middle East; and the Ebola virus, which is striking terror in West Africa.

  • THE GUT, OUR SECOND BRAIN

    For a few years now, scientists have known about the existence of another brain within our bodies – billions of connected neurons, molecules (neurotransmitters) that transmit orders and induce independent reactions. This second...

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      DENJEAN (CECILE)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, SCIENTIFILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2013

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    For a few years now, scientists have known about the existence of another brain within our bodies – billions of connected neurons, molecules (neurotransmitters) that transmit orders and induce independent reactions. This second brain, or “brain down below” is none other than our stomach.

    It can function totally independently and carries out far more than just digestion. It reigns over a spectacular colony of one hundred thousand billion bacteria (our gut flora) whose activity is thought to have an impact on our personalities and decisions, and our shyness or temerity. Even more astonishing: certain diseases of the brain, like Parkinson’s disease, for example, could stem from the degeneration of our intestinal neurons. And we could even treat our stomach pains with hypnosis - curing our stomachs by “talking to them”. All these major discoveries have revolutionised our approach to an organ that was previously considered to be dull and passive. The stomach’s intelligence is a new avenue of research that is fascinating research teams the world over. This film takes a look at it.

    2014: Bronze Trophy at the Reunion Island Scientific Film Festival; Grand Prix AST: Prize awarded by the City Hall of Paris to the best film in competition - Pariscience (Paris, France).

  • HOPE FOR ALCOHOLISM: BACLOFEN

    Is Baclofen, used as a muscle relaxant for years, the miracle-molecule cure for alcoholism some think it is? This documentary follows a clinical trail aimed at testing its efficacy. It also examines the scientific and ethical i...

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      JAURY (Marie-Pierre)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, TRANSPARENCES PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2013

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Is Baclofen, used as a muscle relaxant for years, the miracle-molecule cure for alcoholism some think it is? This documentary follows a clinical trail aimed at testing its efficacy. It also examines the scientific and ethical issues regarding addiction treatment, and the limits of medicine.

    In recent years, the medical approach to alcoholism has undergone major change with the hype surrounding a "miracle" molecule that can allegedly quite simply cure those who are dependent on alcohol: Baclofen.

    Use of the drug is causing debate in the medical world -is it really efficacious? Does Baclofen provide real hope for the 140 million people worldwide who are dependent on alcohol? Can we "cure" alcoholism as we can cure organic disease?

  • SECRETS OF A LONG LIFE

    Spared by cancer, diabetes and possibly Alzheimer’s, men and women of small stature are intriguing scientists that are trying to postpone age-related illnesses.

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      DE LESTRADE (Thierry), GILMAN (Sylvie)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, VIA DECOUVERTES

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2013

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Spared by cancer, diabetes and possibly Alzheimer’s, men and women of small stature are intriguing scientists that are trying to postpone age-related illnesses.

    What mechanisms protect these small Ecuadorian from certain illnesses? From Quito to Los Angeles, via Tel-Aviv, the film follows the revolutionary research, step-by-step, that is attempting to understand and prevent diseases such as cancer. And outlines ways to live in good health… for as long as possible.

  • THE SCHOOL OF TOMORROW

    Neurosciences and new technologies are revolutionizing education. Meeting with scientists and innovators as well as teachers, children and parents all around the world, this miniseries answers an urgent question: how can scienc...

    GREEN & SCIENCE New
    • Series (2 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      CASTAIGNEDE (FREDERIC)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, EFFERVESCENCE DOC

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2017

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Neurosciences and new technologies are revolutionizing education. Meeting with scientists and innovators as well as teachers, children and parents all around the world, this miniseries answers an urgent question: how can science help us shape the school of tomorrow?

    The correlation between social class and school performance is a major issue across the world. This miniseries in two episodes is an attempt to go beyond ideological approaches of the problem. It is a pragmatic, scientific and international exploration of education techniques.
    Modern day technology raises many unprecedented problematics: two thirds of students will hold jobs that have not been invented yet and 47% of current jobs are expected to be replaced by machines.
    Discover the school of tomorrow: an exciting topic that concerns everyone, especially parents, because it impacts what they care about the most – the future of their children.

  • LOSING SLEEP

    Insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy are massively increasing in the world. In a scientific investigation, we will discover the new methods developed to find sleep: fractional sleep, light therapy, helmets that stimulate the b...

    GREEN & SCIENCE Presale
    • One-off

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

      ROBERT (Thierry)

    • Producer(s):

      SCIENTIFILMS, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2017

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Insomnia, sleep apnea, and narcolepsy are massively increasing in the world. In a scientific investigation, we will discover the new methods developed to find sleep: fractional sleep, light therapy, helmets that stimulate the brain. 

    Consequences are huge: sick leave from work, billions of dollars lost for companies, and worse: obesity, diabetes, early Alzheimer. The science of sleep has become a major priority for researchers, so much so that the Nobel Prize in medicine has just been awarded for the discovery of the internal biological clock. 

  • MAPPING THE WORLD

    A NEW GEOPOLITICAL CYBER SPACE

    At the heart of today's political and military preoccupations, the “cyber” is a new instrument that requires to be dealt with – sometimes to defend ourselves from it.  

    HISTORY New
    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    At the heart of today's political and military preoccupations, the “cyber” is a new instrument that requires to be dealt with – sometimes to defend ourselves from it.
     

    Cyber-attacks can now indiscriminately threaten individuals, businesses or states. The French and American presidential elections of 2016 and 2017 have forced governments to recognize the “cyber” as a new instrument that requires to be dealt with – sometimes to defend ourselves from it. This is Mapping the World's situational analysis.

  • THE ATOM, THE STORY OF A COVER-UP

    This film is an historical investigation of radioactivity. From the Curies to Fukushima, from the bombings to nuclear disasters, it will make sense of the accounts by victims, the soldiers and children contaminated by nuclear f...

    HISTORY Presale
    • One-off

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

      WATANABE (KENICHI)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, KAMI PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    This film is an historical investigation of radioactivity. From the Curies to Fukushima, from the bombings to nuclear disasters, it will make sense of the accounts by victims, the soldiers and children contaminated by nuclear fallout. It will also reveal the lies conveyed by the world of the atom.

    The stories of nuclear workers, the irradiated of Hiroshima, the American soldiers of the "USS Ronald Reagan" and the children of Fukushima enable us to measure the indifference and cynicism of the military and civil powers, and the arrogance of the nuclear industry.

  • HITLER’S EVIL SCIENCE

    The story of Anheherbe, the scientific research organisation the Reich used to justify its conquests and racial crimes. "Himmler, the leader of the SS, was convinced that we need to rewrite the past in order to control the pres...

    HISTORY New
    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, UPSIDE TELEVISION

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    The story of Anheherbe, the scientific research organisation the Reich used to justify its conquests and racial crimes. "Himmler, the leader of the SS, was convinced that we need to rewrite the past in order to control the present and dominate the future".
     

    Between History and Science, this doc highlights an unknown chapter of the “Nazi Center for Scientific Research“ settled in the 30s and dedicated to legitimate the political Nazi Project and the Final Solution. How could the Third Reich lead 10 years of scientific researches completely dedicated to support the Nazi ideology? How could some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century turn away from lights and sink into darkness? How could they use science to serve a totalitarian dictatorship ? What secret projects and what ideological purposes motivated this Nazi scientific company ? This documentary will reveal the key to these mysteries. 
     

  • TRACKING RUSSIAN HACKERS

    For the past two years, Russian hackers have been on the front page of Western media. On the international scene, they have become the bad guy. Russian hackers are the new symbol and the figurehead of an aggressive Russia that ...

    SOCIETY New
    • Director(s):

      HUVER (Etienne), SEGER (Félix)

    • Producer(s):

      SLUG NEWS NETWORK, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    For the past two years, Russian hackers have been on the front page of Western media. On the international scene, they have become the bad guy. Russian hackers are the new symbol and the figurehead of an aggressive Russia that is not content to spy but to attack. 

    In the United States, they are accused of interfering in the 2016 presidential campaign by hacking emails from the American Democratic Party. In Kiev, Ukraine, cyberattacks wreak havok. The culprits are designated: Russia and its mercenaries, hackers. But who are they really? What logic do they respond to and who controls them? In this parallel reality, where spies, paranoid and discreet geeks compete for territory, the film tells an invisible war, where viruses are terrifying weapons and information a key issue. A war that can destabilize our world, touch all of us and where Russia advances its pawns with determination.

  • ARTE REPORTS 2019

    RUSSIA: THE ARCTIC, A NEW FRONTIER - 02-23-2019

    Melting pack ice and thawing land provide opportunities for permanent navigation on the Arctic Ocean, the world's last major untapped hydrocarbon reserve. The area has long been coveted by major oil companies and neighboring co...

    CURRENT AFFAIRS New
    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET

    Melting pack ice and thawing land provide opportunities for permanent navigation on the Arctic Ocean, the world's last major untapped hydrocarbon reserve. The area has long been coveted by major oil companies and neighboring countries – even if it means disputing their very borders... 

    Russia is showcasing its military might to tap into a soil that is rich in oils and rare minerals. The region is undergoing rapid transformations with the construction of deep-sea seaports and the development of huge complexes for the exploitation and transport of natural gas and oil. As usual, the indigenous people get shafted by the “great powers” of the world: their living conditions have been totally disrupted by this race for the Arctic. A journey between an old, unspoilt world and an emerging new industrial world.

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