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  • 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.

  • NANOWORLD, THE KEY TO OUR SURVIVAL

    Nature is an inexhaustible source of knowledge. After 3 billion years of evolution, it has created amazing mechanisms, even at a microscopic level, that allow plants and animals around us to protect themselves, to grow, to move...

    GREEN & SCIENCE Presale
    • One-off

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

      MORET (PASCAL), GUIOL (Julien)

    • Producer(s):

      USHUAIA TV, FRENCH CONNECTION FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2019

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Nature is an inexhaustible source of knowledge. After 3 billion years of evolution, it has created amazing mechanisms, even at a microscopic level, that allow plants and animals around us to protect themselves, to grow, to move or to face the attacks of the elements. 

    This "nanoworld" questions our imagination with its beauty and intelligence. Scientists have finally managed to unravel its mysteries, thanks to photonics. Let’s take an unprecedented journey into this other dimension, in which nature-inspired solutions are found to meet the meet the ecological and climatic challenges that threaten us.

  • 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

  • THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO

    An investigation into the Saint Louis giant and the recent developments it has made in biotechnology and seed control.

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      ROBIN (MARIE MONIQUE)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, IMAGE ET COMPAGNIE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2008

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD

    An investigation into the Saint Louis giant and the recent developments it has made in biotechnology and seed control.

    Since its beginnings in 1901, the Monsanto empire has been built upon on the manufacture of chemical products that have ended up being banned from the market. Every time, the multinational has lied, hidden or doctored studies that demonstrate the harmfulness of its products. It has had proceedings brought against it and been ordered to pay hefty fines, but that has not stopped its irresistible ascension.

    Today, it is the world leader in GMO production.  The transgenic seeds it markets are resistant to the powerful herbicide, Roundup, its landmark product for twenty years.

  • LOST PARADISE

    This collection draws up the main aspects of climatic change. Sea level rise, growing desertification, deforestation, melting ice at both poles and melting of the glaciers as well as extreme climatic events are already affectin...

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Series (5 Episodes available)

    • Director(s):

      COSTANTINI (PHILIPPE), DIVERS REALISATEURS, PROST (RICHARD), CASTAIGNEDE (FREDERIC), SINAÏ (AGNES)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, AUTEURS ASSOCIES

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2005

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET

    This collection draws up the main aspects of climatic change. Sea level rise, growing desertification, deforestation, melting ice at both poles and melting of the glaciers as well as extreme climatic events are already affecting some parts of the world.

    This collection draws up the main aspects of climatic change. Sea level rise, growing desertification, deforestation, melting ice at both poles and melting of the glaciers as well as extreme climatic events are already affecting some parts of the world. While the satellites observe the unsettle state of our planet, and the scientists analyze the new climatic data trying to simulate tomorrow's climate, some populations are being exposed to this environmental chaos. They are in fact already witnessing a change in their way of life. Yet their efforts to adapt are sometimes not enough any more and the first migrations of climatic refugees are starting.
    We chose places in Oceania, Africa, Asia and North America that are representative and particularly exposed to climatic disruption. In each of these areas we met a population which had been badly hit by an ecological disaster. We show how they are directly engaged in the fight against this sequence of deteriorations in their ecosystem. They tell us how climate change affects their lives, giving us an account of the impact of global climate system disorders at a micro-local level.

  • ALLERGY: THE TOXIC BURDEN

    Can the phenomenon of today’s allergy explosion be rationally explained? This documentary endeavours to understand the phenomenon, by highlighting the true environmental causes and the protection strategies we have at our dispo...

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      MARIANI (PATRIZIA)

    • Producer(s):

      GRAFFITIDOC, ARTE FRANCE, ARTE GEIE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Can the phenomenon of today’s allergy explosion be rationally explained? This documentary endeavours to understand the phenomenon, by highlighting the true environmental causes and the protection strategies we have at our disposal.

    In the course of her investigation, the director unpicks the classical theory that attributes allergies to a natural flaw in our immune system, making it erroneously target inoffensive elements necessary for life, such as pollen, for example, and sheds light on industry's role in the spread of this modern scourge. Highlighting the lack of testing on the effects of pesticides and antibiotics before putting them on the market, challenging the notion of "background doses"... Patrizia Marani blows the lid off the dubious practices of the pharmaceutical laboratories and agri-food corporations, showing how, day by day, their chemicals are weakening our immune systems.
     
    An uncompromising investigation.

  • THE MYSTERY OF THE DISAPPEARING BEES

    An investigation into a worldwide ecological disaster that could endanger the whole of humanity.

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      TCHERMAIEFF (Maro), DANIELS (Mark)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, STUDIO INTERNATIONAL

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2010

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    An investigation into a worldwide ecological disaster that could endanger the whole of humanity.

    The future of our food resources depends on one small insect - the western honey bee, or Apis mellifera. Indeed, it is the most important agricultural pollinator on our planet given that one third of our food supply depends directly on pollination from bees. 

    This documentary tells the story of a worldwide ecological disaster that has been waiting to happen for several generations. 
    It was filmed over an 18-month period in France, Germany, the U.S., Canada and Scotland and retraces the various leads carried out by research scientists in order to try and understand and to stop the declining numbers of domestic and wild bees. 

    Scientists are not the only professionals to figure at the centre of this drama. Beekeepers are in the front line, and striking contrasts exist among beekeepers' experiences in different countries, in various economic situations. The documentary seeks to understand how the long-enjoyed harmonious relationship between man and bee has now undergone such a radical change. It seeks to find a solution that goes beyond science. A solution that cannot be found without thoroughly re-examining our agricultural practice and our model of society. Can we rise to the challenge?

    Awards : 2011 : Star of the SCAM (France). 2012 : Jade Kunlun Awards

  • ARE THE SKIES TOO CROWDED ?

    International commercial aviation produces as much CO2 as Africa. The European Union plans to double the numbers of aircrafts by 2020. Can the earth handle a growing number of carbon dioxide-emitting planes in the upper atmosph...

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      LASFARGUES (Alain)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, ALEGRIA

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2009

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD, MOBILE

    International commercial aviation produces as much CO2 as Africa. The European Union plans to double the numbers of aircrafts by 2020. Can the earth handle a growing number of carbon dioxide-emitting planes in the upper atmospheric strata forever?

    The reduction of greenhouse gases is one of the main challenges of the 21st century and the aviation industry knows it will have to develop a "sustainable" aviation.  Decline or regression is not an option. So, commercial aviation is looking for the answer in a field that has always served it well: scientific and technological innovation all over the world. Luckily, some interesting solutions are actively researched by those who are inventing the eco-friendly aviation of the next 50 years. The film aims to meet the players in an incredible transformation that will ultimately change everything about air travel.

  • WOMEN FOR THE PLANET

    6 women who have never met each other, but have many things in common: they form part of an increasingly large body of voices that are speaking up to demand an economic and ecological transition that will take on the challenges...

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      ROBIN (MARIE MONIQUE)

    • Producer(s):

      M2R FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2015

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    6 women who have never met each other, but have many things in common: they form part of an increasingly large body of voices that are speaking up to demand an economic and ecological transition that will take on the challenges of the 21st century.

    They live in Canada, Germany, Argentina, Denmark, Nepal and Brazil.They have never met each other, but have many things in common. Although they are neither activists nor intellectuals, they all possess a sense of urgency in the face of the deterioration of our planet, which they see as a threat to the future of their children, and to humanity in general.
    On their own individual levels, they show that things can be done differently right now, by taking part in initiatives that lead to a fairer and more sustainable society, in the area of food production (urban agriculture), energy (transition towns) and money (local currencies). Their voices are paving the way for our future.

  • INSECTS TO THE RESCUE!

    Are biopesticides - micro-organisms that fight pests naturally – the promise of a chemical-free agriculture? Farmers all over the world are converting to biopesticides, stimulated by scientific research that is opening up new p...

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      PARISOT (Claude-Julie)

    • Producer(s):

      GALAXIE PRESSE, ARTE FRANCE

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2016

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    Are biopesticides - micro-organisms that fight pests naturally – the promise of a chemical-free agriculture? Farmers all over the world are converting to biopesticides, stimulated by scientific research that is opening up new perspectives. But is the technique risk-free for the environment?

    Invertebrates, insects, mites, fungi, bacteria, viruses … these living mini-organisms that scientists are studying in great detail worldwide, will here make light work of pests. Today they are our best hope of a pesticide-free agriculture that is so harmful to man and the environment.
     
    So are biopesticides revolutionary? In Europe, Brazil and India, millions of farmers have already adopted bioprotectors. Today, the agro-chemical industry is investing heavily in the sector, but promising as it is, the technique is still far from being infallible, and is not entirely devoid of risk to the ecosystem.

  • PARTICLES AND PEOPLE

    In Japan, in the region of Fukushima, citizens and scientists are working together to try to understand the invisible contamination that threatens their lives and haunts their minds.

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      RABIER (GIL), PARISOT (Claude-Julie)

    • Producer(s):

      KAMI PRODUCTIONS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2014

    • Language(s):

      English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    In Japan, in the region of Fukushima, citizens and scientists are working together to try to understand the invisible contamination that threatens their lives and haunts their minds.

    What is a contaminated environment? What can we eat? Where can we live? Will our children be able to go back? What do I risk? To answer these pressing questions, collaborations of a new type are linking scientists, who have accepted to step out of their laboratories, and ordinary people, who now have to understand a complex science. Our film attempts to portray this unusual dialogue between simple folk and scientists. The disaster isn’t a thing of the past for them, nothing is under control, it is all just starting.

  • CROPS OF THE FUTURE

    After "The World according to Monsanto" and "Our daily poison", Marie-Monique Robin offers us the third chapter of her trilogy, an encouraging study of agroecology and the solutions to our planet's food crisis. How to feed the ...

    GREEN & SCIENCE
    • Director(s):

      ROBIN (MARIE MONIQUE)

    • Producer(s):

      ARTE FRANCE, M2R FILMS

    • Territories:

      Worldwide.

    • Production year:

      2012

    • Language(s):

      German, English, French

    • Rights:

      TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD

    After "The World according to Monsanto" and "Our daily poison", Marie-Monique Robin offers us the third chapter of her trilogy, an encouraging study of agroecology and the solutions to our planet's food crisis. How to feed the world in 2050? Through agroecology practices.

    While reminding us that one sixth of humanity still goes hungry today, and analysing the reasons for this, her film demonstrates that the situation is far from irrevocable, so long as we're prepared to modify the current agricultural paradigm and rethink our management and organisation of the food chain.

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