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Science & technology, medecine
ROLLER COASTERS: WHITE-KNUCKLE TECHNOLOGY // 52' - 2018

The incredible giant iron skeletons that populate amusement parks defy the laws of physics for millions of passengers each year across the globe.
Starting with the first attractions in Russia 4 centuries ago, this documentary traces the historical and technological evolution of these “terror tracks”, which are constantly evolving in order to generate new and extreme levels of excitement.

Although very expensive, innovative attractions are obvious sources of revenue for...

Science & technology, medecine
GALILEO, THE FORGER AND THE EXPERT: INVESTIGATING A MASTERPIECE OF COUNTERFEITING // 52' - 2018

In 2005, an Italian, Massimo De Caro, succeeded in deceiving the rare-book world by offering for sale a remarkable copy of "Siderius Nuncius" signed by Galileo himself, dating from 1610 and containing four watercolours of the moon painted by the astronomer. The "Sidereus Nuncius" or "Starry Messenger" is certainly Gallileo’s most important work and a scientific revolution for the time.
Experts around the world were unanimous in authenticating the book and there was talk of it selling for...

Science & technology, medecine
THE MYSTERY OF AURORA BOREALIS // 52' - 2017

It tells the story of two scientists who decided to leave for the great north, to film northern lights in 3D. Jean Mouette works at the Institute of Astrophysics in Paris and has been hunting the deep space for years photographing galaxies and solar eclipses in the four corners of the planet. Thierry Légault is an astrophotographer renowned throughout the world that NASA and the secret services are snatching. We will follow them several weeks in this great north off the polar circle far over...

Science & technology, medecine
THE CEP: A WONDERFUL APPARITION // 52' - 2017

Eric, an erudite and spiritual editor from Bordeaux, takes us on a journey to discover the cep mushroom. He introduces us to Jacques Guiberteau from INRA, Europe’s top agricultural research institute, responsible for some highly unlikely attempts at its domestication; meets mushroom pickers from the Basque Country and Creuse to reveal the social and economic implications of this autumnal treasure; visits the Villefranche cep market in the Dordogne and the Italian forests in which ceps are worth...

Science & technology, medecine
HOW I BECAME INVISIBLE // 52' - 2016

Camera, tracking, data, homeland security, NSA… Can we really get over the technological control? How to become invisible in 2016 ?
Listened, watched, tracked, Alexandra Ranz travels the world searching for new techniques to get rid of private life intrusion, to erase her personal data from the internet and get a total freedom again.This documentary gives you the keys of internet surveillance...

Science & technology, medecine
IT'S ALL CLEAR NOW! (TOUT S'EXPLIQUE) // 320 x 5’ - 33 x 26’ - 2015 - 2007

“Tout s’explique” is a magazine programme making science accessible to the general public, broadcast at peak time on the largest private television channel in Belgium, RTL TVI. Every week, viewers learn the secrets behind a phenomenon or take a look behind the scenes of an industry or an invention.
Themes: How is chocolate made? How do time zones work? How can you combat stress? Journey to the centre of the earth…
Subjects lasting from 3 - 7 minutes. Also available in 26’ format.

Science & technology, medecine
A BORDER IN THE JUNGLE // 52' - 2015

The border between French Guiana and Brazil has always been vague and poorly defined. The current maps are old and unreliable, because the region known as the "Tumuk Humuk Mountains", at the tri-point between Surinam, Brazil and French Guiana, is difficult to access.
A demarcation line was officially established in the 1950s during missions coordinated by the National Geographic Institute (IGN).
In 2015, François-Michel Letourneau, Director of Research at the National Centre for...

Science & technology, medecine
FLUID MOODS… BEING BIPOLAR // 52' - 2014

Bipolarity is a serious psychiatric disorder that affects 1% of the population. Many preconceived ideas are deeply rooted such as being a “fun” disease. 20% of bipolar subjects commit suicide; their life expectancy is 20 years inferior to a lambda subject. Not so fun!
Never voyeuristic, the viewer plunges into a bipolar couple’s psychiatric portrait, accompanied by experts’ explanations (psychiatrists, geneticists…).
Today, the couple would love to have a child. But bipolar...

Science & technology, medecine
THE OCEAN OGRE OR THE EROSION OF THE ATLANTIC COAST // 52' - 2014

Driven by stronger and more frequent storms, the Atlantic coast is inexorably retreating while the Aquitaine coastline loses ground each year. Between global warming and occasionally invasive urbanization, man has no choice but to reinvent his relationship to the ocean. Those who have chosen to live on the Aquitaine coast tell us in their own words about the difficulties they are experiencing. Associations, scientists and MPs are leading the fight and imagining a different future, sometimes...

Science & technology, medecine
THE OKINAWAY OF LIFE // 52' - 2013

Throughout the eyes of very singular characters, this documentary takes you on a wonderful journey in the heart of a legendary civilization that owns the world longevity record in good health.
The archipelago of Okinawa, located in the Pacific Ocean at the very south of Japan sees its population with almost no diseases.
What are the secrets of Okinawa’s inhabitants ? How can we live longer, happy and in good health ?

Science & technology, medecine
STARS AND MEN // 47' - 2009

On the occasion of the World Year of Astronomy in 2009, this documentary offers to enter the wings of one of the biggest European Services of Astrophysics (the SAp) and to discover, behind research, those who are in charge of it.
For one year, we follow the everyday life of persons who live the countdown of the launch of the Herschel satellite, the biggest space telescope to date, or who go to the famous APEX telescope to over 5000 meters altitude in Chile, for observations.


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