SISTERS IN ARMSDIRECTED BY HENRI DE GERLACHE
Sisters in arms?
In the wake of Greta Thunberg, the youth has been fighting for several months to save our planet. Leading the marches, on the front pages of the media as well as on social networks, young women have become, sometimes unintentionally, the key figures of this movement. Who are these women? Why are they so cheered and criticized at the same time?
To better understanding of the commitment of Anuna and Adelaide (Belgium), Luisa (Germany), Lena (France), Leah (Uganda) and Artemisia (Brazil), we decided to follow them, but also to compare their struggle with that of another extraordinary woman who preceded them: Julia Butterfly. Twenty years ago, after spending 738 days on top of a majestic sequoia, this young American activist managed to save a thousand-year-old forest from being cut down.
The film tells the story of the journey of these committed young women, each in their own way, but all driven by a unique energy, these “sisters in arms” tell their doubts and their desire.
FORMAT : 60 ’ | 4K
Co-production : Belgica films, Alizé Production
Broadcast : ARTE, Proximus, RTBF
International broadcast : CLPB Rights
Delivery : Summer 2022
Earth revivalWRITTEN BY CYRIL DION & VALÉRIE ROSSELINI. DIRECTED BY THIERRY ROBERT
After the huge success in France of his film “Tomorrow” (César Award, 2016), Cyril Dion brings us his latest ambitious documentary: “Earth Revival”. The situation is more critical than ever, as the COVID pandemic has shown. How did we get to this point? What can we do now? How can we prepare ourselves for the inevitable clash?
Cyril invites us to re- flect as he questions new personalities who are revolutionising regions, countries or practices and showing us the way forward. They are regenerating the land, the oceans, creating the schools of tomorrow or the democracies of the future…
Through this journey, Cyril Dion offers us a new narrative, that of a fairer civilisation that is full of hope.
FORMAT : 3 x 52 ’ | 4K
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER :
GALAXIE ET ARTE FRANCE
ARTE – USHUAIA TV
WITH : REGION ILE DE FRANCE
INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST : KWANZA
DELIVERY : Summer 2022
EUROPE WILDEST HERITAGEARTE G.E.I.E. | DOCLIGHTS
IN THIS STUNNING NEW SERIES, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES IN FRANCE AND EUROPE WILL LAY BARE THEIR WILDEST SECRETS.
Mont Saint-Michel, the Loire valley châteaux, Alhambra or Bastei bridge… Every year, these breathtaking sites attract tourists from across the world. But hidden in the meanderings off the beaten track, fascinating and unexpected stories unfold : the stories of the wildlife that inhabits these places. For, although these famous European cultural heritage sites have been built over the centuries, they are located within areas of outstanding natural beauty, with their own iconic species such as the Red deer of Chambord, the Black stork of Pont Bastei or the toads of the Alhambra. Today, the preservation of these exceptional sites can no longer be done without taking into account the wildlife. And after several centuries of ignoring each other, these two worlds are finally coming together to show that natural and historical heritage can become allies! Over the course of four seasons, this prestigious documentary collection revisits the great European heritage sites from the perspective of the wildlife that inhabits them, offering an unusual look at these mythical sites, with fur, feathers or scales.
FORMAT : 10 X 43’ | 4 X 52’ | 4K
COPRODUCTION : ARTE G.E.I.E. | DOCLIGHTS
LIVRAISON : ETE 2024
INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST : ARTE DISTRIBUTION
KINGDOM OF FLOWERWRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Julien Naar
Imagine a kingdom governed by three ancestral clans – three families that have exercised absolute rule over these lands for millennia. Over the years, they have learned to bribe, manipulate or subjugate every creature of the land. Insects, birds and mammals have all become their vassals.
These formidable lords are – Flowers! Their Floristic Kingdom, located on the aptly- named Cape of Storms, lies at the southern tip of South Africa. In this beautiful but hostile territory, anything goes to survive and thrive: occupy the and, steal water or food, smother the enemy, control fire… Hidden battles are being waged on every square centimeter above and below the ground. But the same flowers can also be patient, resilient, altruistic …
A spectacular wildlife documentary where flowers play starring roles.
An extraordinary story revealed thanks to new filming techniques and 3D animation. Never again will you look at flowers the same way.
FORMAT : 3 x 52′ + 52′ SCIENCE OF (4K)
PRODUCER : NICOLAS CENNAC
In the 20th century, the oceans became strategic battlegrounds and the world’s major powers built increasingly powerful warships.
Unfortunately, these Clashes of Titans were rarely filmed, and the wrecks of some of these defeated giants now lie at the bottom of the ocean.
Co-produced in close collaboration with the famous video game World of Warships, this second season brings us to the discovery of the famous battleship “Bismarck”, the dreadful German U-boats, the extreme and unknown adventures of the Arctic naval convoys, and the story of the French navy during the Second World War. With the help of historians, engineers, architects and senior officers, this new season will immerse the viewer in the greatest naval battles of the 20th century ultra- realistic 3D CGI and drill down into the heart of the superstructures that fought them, uncovering their complex engineering and technological feats.
FORMAT : 4 x 52 ‘ | HD
CO-PRODUCTION : WORLD OF WARSHIPS
LION OF THE ICE AGEWRITTEN BY Alexandra Barbot. DIRECTED PAR THIERRY ROBERT
Mysterious cave lions
It was the top predator of the Ice Age, the king of the vast frozen steppes from Asia to Europe… Then suddenly – the Cave Lion disappeared from the face of the Earth some 15,000 years ago. Solving the mystery of its extinction and understanding how this mythical animal lived, is the mission of Philippe Fosse, world specialist on this species. His “Holy Grail”: to find an intact body of a Cave Lion.
For this journey back in time, the paleontologist will venture to the farthest reaches of Siberia where, in recent years, melting permafrost has revealed sleeping giants such as woolly mammoths and woolly rhinos, species that also vanished thousands of years ago.
It’s along the most remote riverbanks of Yakutia, that Philippe Fosse and a team of Franco-Russian scientists will look for signs of this animal. He hopes to find a well- preserved Cave Lion carcass within the subsurface layers of permanently frozen soil, rock and ice known as permafrost. A discovery that could shed new light on the mysteries surrounding the great extinctions of the Ice Age.
An exceptional human and scientific adventure from the paintings of France’s Chauvet Caves to the frozen rivers of Siberia.
FORMAT : 90 ’ + 52 ‘ | 4K
PRODUCER : NICOLAS CENNAC
UNTIL THE LAST BREATHWRITTEN BY ALAIN MABANCKOU & THIERRY ROBERT. DIRECTED BY THIERRY ROBERT
Alain Mabanckou – the renowned novelist, poet, journalist and academic – takes us on a journey that follows the trajectory of his life, from Congo-Brazzaville, where he was born, to France and the United States of America. In each of the four significant cities on his path: Pointe-Noire, Paris, Detroit, Los Angeles, he’s the personification of the modern African, drawing us into his thoughts and daydreams, like a long cinematographic tracking shot of people he’s met… places he’s seen.
In assessing the writings of explorers and adventurers – whether from recent centuries or present day, from slavery to decolonization – he notes a consistently “exotic” and paternalistic take on Africa and Africans, where a Black man is more an object of curiosity than a human being… A savage, inferior in every way. With his great laugh, he demolishes this narrow view of humanity while leading us to the doors of great pre-Pharaonic Black civilizations.
We journey through our History through Mabanckou’s eyes. It’s the story that all human beings have in common, whether we like it or not… whether we’re brave enough to face it or not.
DIRECTED BY : THIERRY ROBERT
LET’S TALK ABOUT WOLFWRITTEN & DIRECTED by PAR EMERICK MISSUD. Produced by PAR THIERRY ROBERT & NICOLAS ZUNINO
The return of the wolf
Returning to France for thirty years, the wolf is gradually spreading over the entire national territory and its repeated attacks on herds threaten pastoralism. Between Gironde and Dordogne, in the Double forest, dozens of breeders feel threatened. They call on Antoine Nochy, an ecological
engineer specializing in cohabitation with the predator.
By involving farmers and scientists, this “detective of the wild” wants to prove the presence of the wolf in the region, in order to set in motion a state-backed protection system as quickly as possible, and thus avoid the first attacks. Because he is convinced that protecting the wolf is first and foremost protecting the breeders, Nochy suggests that we do pragmatic ecology, by rethinking our relationship with the wild, in what is most difficult as more beautiful.
SEDNA MISSION EXPLORERWRITTEN & DIRECTED BY PAR THIERRY ROBERT. WITH ALBAN MICHON.
100 days under the sea ice in an autonomous habitat with the bioceanauts
An international expedition for a unique confinement experience in the world. Live independently under the Arctic sea ice in an underwater habitat thanks to the technologies of tomorrow. Everything will be recycled including the breathed air thanks to a micro algae generator. It’s a life-size laboratory: the underwater ISS.
This expedition foreshadows the future of underwater and space exploration. Will we be able to stay several months in these extreme conditions, immersed in the frozen depths?
FORMAT : 90 ’ | 4K
WRITTEN & BROADCASTED : THIERRY ROBERT
WITH : ALBAN MICHON