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Hunting & Fishing
THE HANDS OF THE SEA // 52' - 2017

Marco is a “hand-liner”, in other words a professional line fisherman. He doesn’t use nets that trap fish at random, but is in direct contact with a "chosen", living fish, spared from drowning over many hours in the pelagic nets that spoil the flesh.
Respected by his colleagues, he is the oldest of the ten hand-liners in St Jean de Luz bay. His watchword: "Small fishing - the only technique with a great future!

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THE MULLET: A MISUNDERSTOOD GENIUS // 52' - 2017

Given the scarcity of "noble" species such as sea bass, fishermen are turning to a new target: the mullet. In culinary circles, it’s made a place in the greatest Parisian restaurants, with Alain Ducasse and the sushi masters! The mullet, the old misunderstood genius, has become “Fish 2.0”!
What gives a species strong fishery potential? What gives a fish its image?

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KAMCHATKA, HUNTING THE SIBERIAN BIGHORN // 52' - 2017

To the east of Siberia, the Kamchatka Peninsula is renowned for its breathtaking wilderness.
For lovers of big game it’s an extreme playground, as much for the enormous size of the area as the requirements of this quest.
Between lost valleys and mineral mountains, on the edges of the world, we join the recreational hunters searching for the most emblematic of the snow sheep: the Nivicola.

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RAMUNCHO, IN THE LAND OF ABUNDANCE // 52' - 2017

A portrait of Jamon Arrosagaray, a colourful Spanish pork butcher, who shares a common passion with his brother Luis, a urological surgeon. Together, they hunt pigeons in the Valcarlos valley, but have also created a small business arranging hunting trips in north-western Argentina, in the extensive wetlands along the rivers. This is where the huge bird populations of the Gran Chaco can be found. But beyond the hunting parties, the film raises the question of the impact of this type of activity...

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AT HOME WITH PIERRE VERDET // 52' - 2017

Journalist, hunter, fisherman, mushroom picker and raconteur Pierre Verdet opens up his book of anecdotes and scientific, social, economic and even political articles about man’s relationship with nature and takes us hunting with him in Gascony and Corsica.

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HUNTING LOGS WITH A DIFFERENCE IN NEW CALEDONIA // 52' - 2017

Apart from taking us on a unique hunt for two emblematic species (the Ducula goliath, the largest pigeon in the world, and the fruit bat), this film takes stock of the wilderness areas of New Caledonia and examines the hunting practices within this occasionally fragile ecological context. A travel journal giving the floor to hunters, scientists and animal protectionists.

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TUNA FISHING IN THE MEDITERRANEAN // 54' - 2016

We join the expert bluefin tuna fishermen in the Mediterranean, to discover the different techniques, the specially adapted equipment and the regulations in force. We also share the emotions of the crew, who look like warriors when assuming their battle positions, and enjoy the euphoria that comes from fighting this legendary fish!

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SALMON AND STRIPED BASS IN NEW BRUNSWICK // 56' - 2016

In the extreme south-eastern part of Canada, New Brunswick is a hot spot for salmon and striped bass. The quality of the fishery and purity of its waters make this region one of the most popular grounds for these two powerful fish. Our tour takes us along the famous Miramichi River for some fishing sequences with magnificent surface attacks.

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CROPS UNDER HIGH SURVEILLANCE // 52' - 2016

This year, wild boar populations have exploded in the Camargue again and the damage to crops will be extensive if the animal is not hunted effectively. Farmers, with the support of hunters, are doing everything they can: beating or stalking, Marc Monnet is in demand all over Provence to help protect the rice and maize crops.

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BLACK BASS, A FRENCH ADDICTION // 56' - 2016

Mathieu and Jean Philippe are addicted to Black Bass fishing. After several years tracking down the best rivers, they seem to have found El Dorado in the Camargue, home to some Black Bass that easily pass the hallowed 50cm mark. The two friends accept the challenge, but they’re far from imagining what awaits them there!

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A HUNT IN RURAL FRANCE // 52' - 2016

Rural society has evolved with the modernization of agriculture, but in some medium-sized mountains the plots are too low for the winter sports economy and too high to suit the interests of productivity. A glimpse into the daily lives of the inhabitants of these forgotten areas, for whom hunting is a remedy for isolation and even an aid to survival.

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SAVE THE RED-LEGGED PARTRIDGE // 57' - 2016

An emblematic species of the southern agricultural plains, the Red-legged Partridge is declining rapidly and significantly. A study has been launched to discover the reasons for the scarcity of the species and find concrete ways to boost the population. The film follows the field study to save this precious organic indicator of the quality of our environments.

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A VERY ENGLISH AIR // 58' - 2016

Originally a British breed, today the English setter is the most popular gun dog in France. What are the reasons for its success? Is the English Setter really the most versatile of hunting breeds? From its origins to the present day, this documentary retraces the history of the English Setter with leading specialists in the field.

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APPRENTICE HUNTERS // 55' - 2016

For one week, a group of teenagers learn to live with nature: surviving in bivouac shelters, cooking on wood fires, studying animal tracks, these apprentice hunters will also track and hunt a deer, learn how to butcher and smoke meat and tan hides.
A rich and instructive adventure in the wilderness, which will change them forever.

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MAN AND BIRDS // 52' - 2016

Man and Birds is an investigative documentary. An investigation based on the following premise: birds are key environmental indicators, so what do humans do for them? The writer, who also acts as cameraman and commentates off screen, seeks to answer the question: what is the link between man and birds today?
The film also questions the legitimacy of hunting and its role in the protection of game and non-game species.
Meeting hunters, historians and scientists and examining the...

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ARNAUD OF GASCONY // 56' - 2016

Take a 50-year old man who looks almost like an ogre; taste his recipes for game, foie gras, magret, cèpes and grilled fish; follow him across the Southwest as he hunts for migratory birds; share his knowledge of ornithology, watercourses and the wetlands; listen to what his friends and family have to say about him and the passion that consumes him in autumn and winter.
“Arnaud of Gascony” is a cinematic portrait, a forgiving look at an immoderate hunter, whose passion drives him to kill...

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MALPRAT, THE “BAD MEADOW” // 52' - 2016

Malprat: “bad meadow” in Gascon. The island of Malprat is a legendary hunting spot, often mentioned by Rene Dupeyron and Dr. Rocher in their tales of snipe and duck hunting. Located in the beautiful Leyre delta in the Arcachon basin, Malprat became the property of the Conservatoire du Littoral in 2006 and is managed by the municipality of Biganos.
Hunting still takes place here, and hunters now coexist with nature guides leading small groups of birdwatchers behind them, passerine ringers...

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BARTHES DE L’ADOUR, A LIVING ENVIRONMENT // 54' - 2015

Through a series of interwoven portraits of local people, most of them hunters, the film allows us to discover some very special wetlands. Focusing on the way that hunting is being used to maintain this welcoming environment, it is also a reflection on the future of these areas, made by man four centuries ago. An analysis of the flora and fauna of a marsh and its fragile equilibrium, (threats from invasive species, the draining of marshlands and agricultural practices), the film also...

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GUILLAUME AND THE NEW ZEALAND TROUTS // 58' - 2015

Guillaume Durand is 28-year old fly fishing guide in the Verdon who lives for one thing: his fishing trips to New Zealand between December and March of each year. Setting out on his own and eschewing travel agencies and English-speaking guides, Guillaume’s 3-month itineraries are compiled from his own research and information he gleans from his Kiwi friends.
Through his passion, Guillaume introduces us the country’s natural splendours: its rivers, its forests bordering the South Pacific...

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FOLLOW THE FLOAT // 54' - 2015

Follow the float is an angling film absolutely unique in the genre. A mix of slapstick and pocket philosophy, it is an ode to angling and a call to curiosity. It offers a new way of seein angling and nature through a ménage à trois: Lilian (the angler), his bike and his rod.
A film of gestures and motions, the next thing to a road movie.

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MODERN MERMAIDS // 52' - 2015

Two businesswomen go underwater hunting. Valerie and Valentine, in suits and high heels, both lead hectic lives as businesswomen. One operates in London in the world of finance, while the other, a French athletic bodybuilding champion, works with the teams of a leading car manufacturer.
The film follows them surrounded by veteran sailors in Britain and South Africa during their spear-fishing trips, which provide a calming antidote to their hyperactive urban lifestyles.

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THE WINGS OF THE LOIRE RIVER // 52' - 2015

This is one of the most sensational duck hunts, taking place on one of the finest and noblest rivers of France and an exceptional World Heritage site, the Loire. Portraits of the hunters allow us to discover this wild river between Orleans and Tours. We accompany them as they hunt waterfowl, through the winter and its migrations, the cold spells and floods, to learn about a fast-flowing and sometimes dangerous river. One of the strengths of this film is also its portrayal of the wintery...

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MY FIRST FISHING TRIP // 52' - 2015

Interwoven portraits of fly-fishermen getting their first taste of fly-fishing, competition, and fishing for catfish, carp or black bass. A light-hearted documentary that takes us back to our own beginnings in the sport. And there’s always a first time! Those veterans who have seen and done it all were also beginners once. The dazed expression, the clammy hands, the clumsiness… the first time is often very stressful. Everyone reacts differently: some with silence, others with long speeches....

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A FAMILY AFFAIR // 52' - 2015

In the Gingembre family, hunting is a sport enjoyed by young and old alike. How did the two sons catch the hunting bug from their father? The tradition has been handed down from father to son for four generations. But it also works the other way. Julien Gingembre, now aged 27, is the one who, after 22 years of hunting, is teaching his father new methods and teaching him about the animals he encounters throughout the year. This spirit of sharing is a just reward, an added extra, confirming that...

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LOUISIANA BASS AND BIG BUSINESS // 52' - 2015

In the US, the black bass is the prime target for over 20 million anglers, generating an annual turnover of sixteen billion dollars! Jean-Philippe and Mathieu, two French fishermen with a passion for angling set off to live their own American dream in Louisiana, a state that boasts some of the most legendary black bass fishing spots in the world. During their investigation, they’ll be learning about the impact of this fish on their neighbours. And they’re in for a lot of surprises. This film is...

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U CIGNALE, THE BOAR OF CORSICA // 52' - 2015

We set off to discover the intricacies of hunting the Corsican wild boar, Sus scrofa meridionalis. The “Ile de Beauté” is a region in which the most deep-rooted hunting traditions are still resisting modernity. Several hunting techniques are used in Corsica, with a preference for hides and beaters, the latter being by far the most popular. Another much less common technique is stalking. One of the most difficult types of hunting, it demands the solitary hunter’s full involvement and a mastery...

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FALCONERS: FROM THE PALACE TO THE BELL TOWER // 52' - 2015

In recent years, the job of falconer has really taken off! Assignments range from scaring gulls away from palaces to eliminating pigeons nesting in village bell-towers, the protection of crops, airports, nuclear power plants and football and rugby stadiums. Their quiet, flexible, fast and natural working methods have received immediate approval from the general public.
Over the course of a year, we follow two professional falconers as they carry out their numerous, varied and spectacular...

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EXCEPTIONAL HUNTING DOG EXPEDITIONS // 52' - 2015

Black grouse, authentic wild red-legged partridge, mountain woodcock... Which hunting dog enthusiast hasn’t dreamed of setting off in search of such rare, valuable and iconic game? From the eastern Pyrenees to north of the Alps, via the summits of Corsica, the shores of the Mediterranean and the highest plateaus in the land, we follow these thrill seekers in their slightly crazy quest for game and exceptional hunting grounds.

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A SEASON HUNTING FOR WILD BOAR WITH THE BRAVE GAULS // 52' - 2015

Boar beating, as practised by the hunters of Valleraugue, a village in the Cevennes nestled at the foot of Mount Aigoual.
It’s often said that wild boar hunters are a clan. Bound by hunting, and a mountain-dwelling and farming solidarity, these Valleraugue hunters give the film a special tone. Theirs is a little corner of France in which life flows with the seasons, where hunters rub shoulders with hikers and mushroom pickers. In this film, the Valleraugois team shows to what extent the...

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BELVAL, THE ETHOLOGY OF BIG GAME // 52' - 2015

The Domaine de Belval is a huge area of private land within which wild animals can frolic in freedom. The most beautiful deer in France can be found here; splendid animals more than fifteen years old that have never been hunted.
For ten years, the owner has prohibited the use of any cameras on his land. However, he has done us the tremendous favour of allowing us to make a documentary. Exceptional wildlife and a pedagogical approach on a nature reserve specialising in the teaching of...

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ARRANTZALEAK, FRIENDS, FISHERMEN AND… BASQUES ! // 52' - 2015

Three Basque fishermen, three enthusiasts, three different stories:
Francis is retired and discovered sea fishing only recently.
Charley fishes from a sailboat because he embraces his seafaring roots.
As for Jean-Louis, he’s the lynchpin of the group: an experienced fisherman, he’s the one they consult on technique and good places to fish. He’s also the trio’s cook!

Based in Hendaye, the last port on the Basque coast before Spain, the three men’s boats are...

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THE MERCANTOUR TROUT // 52' - 2015

Trout fishing in the Mercantour National Park mountain lakes in the Alps-Maritimes leads us from lake to lake, illustrating the richness and peculiarities of this mountain range.
Every stop is an opportunity to explore the local fishing techniques and deepen our knowledge of the life and habits of this mountain trout and other native species.
With its fishing and hiking, this film will delight all nature lovers and inspire everyone to go fishing for brown trout in the high...

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REDISCOVERING THE QUAIL // 52' - 2015

Rediscovering the quail!
An emblematic bird in Greek mythology, a revered and nourishing godsend from Antiquity to the recent past, and the recreational opening game of choice when it reappeared in the summer, quail makes a welcome change to the commonplace for a great many French hunters.
After a steady fall in numbers until the 90s, quail populations have regained their vitality and a ministerial order now allows hunting throughout France from the last Saturday in August until...

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ON THE FLY ! // 52' - 2015

Sylvain, known as Sylvain the dentist on social networks, is an experienced and passionate fisherman living in the south of France. He’s been fishing since childhood, with a rod, casting and fly-fishing. He's an eclectic fisherman, on the hunt for anything that lives underwater.
His challenge: to catch the widest variety of freshwater fish he can using a fly: a simple perch, a trout, a black bass or carp... Whatever he can land!
Including the ultimate challenge: a catfish.

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THE KINGDOM OF THE CATFISH // 52' - 2015

Amidst the pines and cork oaks of the Var lie the emerald green waters of the Lac de St. Cassian dam. This lake, a fisherman’s paradise, has become legendary, because of its population of super-sized carp!
But today the underwater life of this lake has changed. The super-predators are not the same as before. The carp and pike are facing some sizeable competition from a species that no one expected to find here, and which have become the new lords of the water: catfish.
Known more...

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THE DAY OF THE TREVALLY // 52' - 2015

For generations, the men of the Armand family have been fishing in the traditional way of La Réunion. This year, Armand is initiating his 10-year-old son. He knows that his children will never make fishing their profession, but is determined to pass on this ancient skill, which is part of their family’s identity.
Hamza is looking forward to the day when, like his father before him, he catches his first trevally, a mythical fish. But first, he must learn the lesson of patience.
A...

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SMALL GAME SPORTS HUNTING // 52' - 2015

Although hunting historically has its roots in predation, some practices demand so much physical fitness that they could come into the category of sport.

We test out this theory on some wild and seasoned game with some enthusiasts for whom hunting is inconceivable without a great deal of effort.

In Brittany, in the Luberon, in the Alps and in the Paris region, we set off on a Tour de France of small game sports hunting.

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SAINT CASSIEN, A LAKE UNDER PRESSURE // 52' - 2014

What is going on beneath the surface of the crystalline waters Lac de St. Cassian in the Alps, famous for its giant catfish and carp?
In the 80s, this famous dam in the southeast of the Var, in Provence, was home to the largest carp in Europe.
The excitement has never diminished and a constant stream of enthusiasts has been flowing to the spot for 20 years. Now the lake is subject to strict environmental constraints, which the fishermen have been the first to witness.

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TO KILL OR NOT TO KILL ? // 52' - 2014

Once a little known sport, in the space of a few decades “Catch and Release” fishing has become a real phenomenon.

This documentary looks back from its beginnings to its present state.
The film investigates the practise by talking to a wide variety of freshwater and sea fishermen, including those for and against catch and release fishing and those in between.

The film’s scientific overtones will also give us an insight into the consequences of this type of...

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HAMEKA, IN THE LAND OF THE WOODPIGEON // 52' - 2014

Haméka means eleven in Basque. It is said that Haméka was the eleventh house to be built in this valley, on the borders of the Basque Country, maybe 500 years ago. Others say that the farm once had only two rooms: one for a flock of 100 sheep, another for a family of eleven children.
The author of the film lives in Bordeaux, but comes here in October to follow the woodpigeon migration. Although he goes out to visit the hunting grounds, to film the migration, to pick mushrooms, shoot a...

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GEORGES AND THE PASSES // 52' - 2014

Five years ago, Georges Pujolas opened a small chandlery shop north of the village of Cap Ferret. In this tiny marina, nestled in the dunes and adorned with pine trees, Georges only has to walk a few meters to board a boat and enter Les Passes, a narrow channel, in order to indulge in his favourite pastime: bass fishing. The area is dangerous, and its hazards must be fully understood. But who won’t take a calculated risk for something they truly love?
In Bass fishing in Les Passes of the...

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DARWINIAN DREAM // 52' - 2014

Northern Australia, an ecological treasure, is home to many species of large freshwater fish, including the famous barramundi, the "king" of the game fish.
A group of young Australian scientists with a passion for fishing in the Darwin area have given themselves a challenge: to catch the best fish of the season. All are excited to beat their own personal records, and it is in this warm and relaxed atmosphere that we follow these fishermen as they search for the giant fish of Darwin. A...

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THE VIS, A BIOLOGICAL SANCTUARY // 52' - 2014

Located between the Cévennes National Park and Grands Causses, the Vis is an untamed river several kilometres long that is still virtually inaccessible and uninhabited.
It holds every record in terms of clarity, the richness of its fish and fauna, and, above all, its genetics, since it is one of the last rivers to contain a population of pure Mediterranean stock. For all these reasons, la Vis is emerging as a real biological sanctuary. Scientists, fishermen and local councillors explain...

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WATERSIDE WHISPERS // 52' - 2014

Dive into the world of fishing in the company of three women: Emmanuelle, Jessica and Claire! Fish traps in the Normandy marshes for one, fly fishing in the rivers of the Vosges for another, and float tubes in the lakes of central France for the third.
Sharing is the order of the day as each of the three protagonists invites the others to discover their own region and fishing style. Their personalities emerge through the convivial moments they spend together, with discussions ranging on...

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RECREATIONAL FISHING IN CORSICA // 52' - 2014

It is in the company of some high-class enthusiasts, all experienced the most diverse angling techniques, that we explore the lle de Beauté, its waters, its nature and its mythical fish: tuna, bonito, liche, dentex, barracuda, garrague, bream, brown comber, royal wrasse, bream and pink dolphin, snapper, redfish, silver sabre, pomfret, black stone bass and spiny dogfish.
Surf and spin casting, traditional hand-lines or the unavoidable dragnet, these recreational fishing expeditions are...

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THE A.C.C.A. GUIDEBOOK // 52' - 2014

More than the practise of hunting, the A.C.C.A. is a real way of life in many rural communities. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Loi Verdeille, which sets down the principals of this popular sport, “The A.C.C.A. Handbook” takes us on a journey through France within the authorised municipal hunters’ associations.

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SPORTS HORSE, HUNTER HORSE // 52' - 2014

Huntsman and horseman? The links between equestrian sports and hunting are fewer than one might think. Hunting and sport, two worlds that disregard one another to the point of contempt! Yet there are hunters who love the hunt because they love horses. Alternatively, there are sportsmen and women who give their horses a new lease of life by taking them hunting after a sporting career or accident.

"Sporting horse, hunting horse" tells of horsemen and women who have extended their...

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IN THE MEDITERRANEAN BLUE // 52' - 2014

The blue of the Mediterranean is special: an intense, deep blue, found nowhere else. In these waters lies a priceless treasure: an extraordinary biodiversity.

Two freedivers set off to hunt explore, feel and respect this watery world. Grouper, amberjack, sunfish, rorqual, sperm whale, barracuda, dentis, they get up close to the most fascinating species in the Mediterranean.

Awards : Best Underwater World Film at the St Petersbourg international Festival 2015.

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BIG GAME AND URBANISATION // 52' - 2014

They are there, around our towns and villages. We only see them at night, in the car headlights, or in the morning, when they return to their dens, but the number of collisions they are involved in between these times confirms their presence.

Large animals are withstanding the growing transport infrastructures and spreading cities that are causing the fragmentation of their habitat.
How do deer and wild boar live in these ever-decreasing areas, near houses and roads? The...

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BIG GAME, WHEN THE HUNTSMEN GO HOME // 52' - 2014

It is easy to see big game when it is hunted. But how does it behave normally, when the hunters are not around?
To find out, the director of this documentary placed motion activated cameras at strategic points around the forest (ponds, animal meeting places). Capable of filming both day and night, they recorded the behaviour of the deer and wild boar in the area twenty-four hours a day, over a twelve-month period.

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THE DUCK THIEVES IN FRONT OF THE BEAK // 52' - 2014

Imagine the taunting and the bantering between the lawyer, the judge and the prosecutor when, a few years ago, they were presented for the first time with a case of "theft of ducks from hunters”.
However, during the last 5 years, thefts of waterfowl have increased steadily, reaching in the Nord-Pas de Calais region alone a staggering 1,000 ducks and geese in a single year.
A petty crime, which nonetheless usually involves armed individuals, both the victims and the perpetrators...

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THE RED BIRD AND THE GREEN OAK // 52' - 2014

The garrigue and green oak scrub seem inhospitable to woodcock, the highest densities being found in coniferous forests and moors with heavy soils. However, the climate, the cover, the tranquillity and the wildness of these areas, which make them hard to hunt, also make the garrigue a paradise for woodcock.
We follow some of the best woodcock hunters through the oak forests of Gard, Aude and the Corsican maquis to discover the link between this hostile environment, these enigmatic birds...

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GREAT MIGRATIONS IN THE CARMARGUE // 52' - 2014

In the South of France, where the Rhone flows into the sea, there’s an almost desert land called the Camargue. The ongoing battle of the Rhone and the sea combined with the actions of man, have formed over the ages a mosaic of environments and landscapes of exceptional richness. A mecca for nature-lovers, the Camargue is recognized as a wetland of international importance for migratory birds and the diversity of its ecosystems.
We accompany Marc Monnet during the waterfowl-hunting season...

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LANGUEDOC ROUSSILLON, HUNTERS, I LOVE YOU // 52' - 2014

From a biological point of view, the Languedoc-Roussillon is an extremely rich and diverse region, ranging from the sea to the mountains, with several natural parks.
From a faunal point of view, its departments contain record numbers of game and some of the most beautiful trophies in France, including mouflon, mountain goats, wild boar, deer, partridge and grouse.
But the most surprising thing is the real governmental commitment to hunting. Hunting schools, regionalised kill...

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THE BLACK BEAST OF THE VACCARÈS // 52' - 2014

The Étang de Vaccarès, a nature reserve and the largest lake in the Camargue, stretches over 6,000 hectares. A resting and feeding place for migratory birds and flamingos, it enjoys an abundance of rare flora. Another tenant has obviously been seduced by the surroundings: the wild boar.
A gite, plenty of food on the farmland bordering the lake, there’s everything to promote a proliferation of the species.
But half the land is private and to hunt there you need "good friends"

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GREAT HUNTING IN BURKINA FASO // 52' - 2014

Yann Legrand, our guide and hunter, takes us to Burkina Faso, near the Benin border, in the most game-rich area of West Africa.
Old-style hunting in the footsteps of the last great trackers. Roan antelope, savannah buffalo, lions, waterbuck, oribi duiker ... the country is home to a high density of animals and prestigious species.
A magnificent hunting adventure that allows you to take stock of the species present in this part of Africa and the way in which hunters adapt their...

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DEER STALKING IN THE SOUTH WEST OF FRANCE // 52' - 2014

Following two groups of friends and hunters in northern and central France as they meet up with hunters from Charente Maritime and Tarn et Garonne to stalk deer. The presence of other local hunters, who don’t necessarily practice this kind of hunting, brings a wealth of exchanges and friendships that unite the hunters.
The use of ten additional cameras placed at strategic locations will allow us to capture images from the heart of the action.

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CHAMOIS STALKING IN CATALAN COUNTRY // 52' - 2014

Discover a land of tradition, Catalan country, with a portrait of one of its staunchest defenders.
A mythical animal, the sacred emblem of the Pyrenees, the chamois with its discreet and graceful silhouette inspires respect. More cunning than other mountain animals, it is difficult to hunt.
In the Plane family, chamois hunting is passed down from father to son. Today, Jean-Luc is continuing this old tradition.
A vibrant documentary bursting with colourful characters! Honest...

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FISHING IN SCOTLAND // 52' - 2013

A fishing trip to the rivers and lochs of Scotland, in search of their finest specimens.
Scotland is well known by salmon fishermen for rivers such as the Tay, Spey, Tweed and Dee. But a decline for various reasons in the number of salmon over the past twenty years has meant a reduction in the number of fishermen visiting the country.
Less well known than the rivers, many lakes are nonetheless remarkable for their fauna and are worth the trip alone. An exceptional journey to the...

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BLACK AND RED // 52' - 2013

The proliferation of beat driven big game hunting, a method of hunting in which countless animals are injured, has created a need: for blood dog handlers. Apart from the dismay of the hunter as he watches his trophy and venison get away, there are the ethics related to hunting: a wounded animal will suffer and must be respected and recovered.

The task of blood dogs and their handlers is to follow the trail left by an injured animal and locate it. This documentary shows the...

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WINTER HUNTING IN MAYENNE // 52' - 2013

A modern road-trip in search of the different forms of hunting practised in the Mayenne countryside. Throughout the adventure, each contributor sends the director on to encounter new territories and hunters.

All hunts have their peculiarities and are related to one other. This is also a key feature of the region: almost all of the hunters know one another and regularly visit each other’s homes. Even friends of friends are invited, and cohesive teams are quickly formed for the...

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IMPRESSIONS OF ALASKA // 55' - 2013

Although the art of hunting remains the main theme of this documentary, it’s in the form of a travelogue that we set out to meet hunters and scientists in the largest state of the USA and describe the ecosystems in which it is practised.

Apart from the diversity and originality of the hunting techniques employed (with scientific guidance specific to the USA), we also find out about Alaska’s recent history, its geography, the characteristics of its environment and current issues...

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THE EMOTION HUNTER // 52’ - 2013

In this film we follow in the footsteps of Romain Lavizzari, who is constantly on the lookout for beautiful trophies. Roman is a garralous hunter who knows how to convey his emotions.
Firstly, stag hunting in the Lot and the Gers, where we witness some beautiful approaches in landscapes that are especially suited to this type of activity.
In Austria, Romain gets the opportunity to take a large deer from a traditional tree stand: a 10-horn trophy! And finally Belarus for some big...

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THE STARLING’S BAD REPUTATION // 52’ - 2013

I’ve been a hunter for forty years, including my time as a teenage poacher.
As for every small-fowl hunter, the starling has been for me a kind of partner. It’s the bird on the side, a quirk in the sky you don’t pay much attention to. He’s everywhere, all the year round, and you usually mistake him at first for a thrush.
When you make a film about the starling, you make a film about country people too, and their hunting secrets, their recipes of opulent gravies, crow and starling...

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BIG HUNTING IN BELARUS // 52’ - 2012

Belarus has become the new Eldorado for fans of game beats.
Having completely disappeared from the destinations on offer to the hunting community, every year the newly re-opened Belarus is attracting increasing numbers of afficionados, keen to indulge their passion in an exceptional environment. The beauty, the diversity and the peace and quality of the country’s primeval forests, marshes and plains makes it rich in fauna, with many wild species still living in their natural...

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THE PYRENEAN GREY PARTRIDGE // 52’ - 2012

A right acquired after the Revolution, hunting is a way of life in the Pyrenees and part of the local customs and traditions.
Although hunting is regulated, hunters are ardent defenders of the environment and sometimes decide, against the advice of the authorities, to protect certain species or areas themselves by refraining from hunting.
Such is the case in the Pyrenees with the grey partridge, which is extremely popular with hunters with pointer dogs, because of its relative...

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THE DOUBS, A FISHERMAN’S DREAM // 52’ - 2012

The fishing heritage of the Doubs department in France is rich and extraordinarily diverse: Ombres, trout, predators and whitefish are all to be found within these wild and lush landscape.
The Loue, the Dessoubre, the Cusancin and the Franco-Swiss Doubs are important fishing spots in France and Europe and a paradise for fly fishers and anglers. Extremely large specimens are frequently caught in this karstic region, but in recent years, agricultural pollution of the doubs rivers has...

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THE CRYSTAL MIRRORS // 52’ - 2012

This documentary takes us fishing in the high altitude lakes of the French Alps.
Tignes on Lake Petit, Courchevel on Merlet and Pêtre, and finally Lake Brevent near Chamonix, opposite Mont Blanc.
There we see fly fishing in mountain lakes as well as traditional frame fishing, an old technique still used by some mountain dwellers. Exceptional settings at altitudes of between 2390 and 2525 metres for trout, salmon trout and lake trout... And an opportunity to meet scientists...

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HUNTERS SHEDS // 52' - 2012

Sheds to hide, to perch, to sleep in the middle of the forest, sheds on the shore or on the tree-tops, filled with inventions and devices that could find their place in the Smithsonian Institute. Log cabins, bobhouse, Scaffolding of woods, palombières hidden in the huge pine forest, look-out sheds to hunt the lapwing, sheds on the banks of the Garonne, broad as a yellow Asian river, where one comes to fish, to have a drink with friends or to savour Bordeaux-style lamprey or duck rillettes from...

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ERIC VERSUS JEAN // 52' - 2012

Eric Audinet is a publisher, Jean a land surveyor. Not much in common you’d say. But they both live in Bordeaux, are friends and both are fanatic trout and pike trollers. Though they never go fishing together, their life is a perpetual fishing contest. Numbers and sizes of the takes are the core of the fight.
A film of friendly quarrels, wit clashes, sly squabbles, in which one discovers the strange and peculiar universe of the small Leyre river which winds across the Landes Forest....

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ARGENTINE, A HUNT IN THE HUMID PAMPAS // 52’ - 2011

A hunting trip in the Argentinean Pampas, with doves, ducks, blackbuck, hares and partridge.
Argentina. Every kind of landscape is contained within this county with its dizzying dimensions. The vast expanse of the Pampas offers exceptional hunting grounds, and with the largest duck population in the world, Argentina is now the number one destination for waterfowl enthusiasts. The film takes us on a trip to hunt waterfowl, hare, partridge, doves and blackbuck.

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GREAT GAME BEATS IN ALSACE // 52’ - 2011

This film takes us on 3 consecutive days of hunting in an oustanding area.
In the sumptuous sixteen-hundred acre setting of the snowy foothills of the Vosges we meet Carlo, his two sons, and a whole team, who share the same passion, pride and attachment to a region that’s been perfectly managed for the last three decades. Only 2 large beats are held every year; as a result deer, juvenile wild boar and some beautiful "Keilers" coexist here in large numbers. A memorable bag: more than 150...

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FISHING IN THE WATERS OF THE JURA // 52’ - 2011

Fly fishing on enchanting and internationally renowned rivers.
This film takes us to the sumptuous lakes and rivers of the Jura. Fly fishermen flock to these internationally renowned, untamed rivers in search of the beautiful zebra trout. It’s an angler's paradise. Yves Faillenet is a fishing guide. With him we explore the rivers of the Jura, and share the pleasure and excitement of a great many catches.

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THE HARE IS BACK // 52’ - 2011

Traditional hare hunting with hounds in the mountains and the story of its reintroduction.
Hare hunting with hounds in the foothills of the French Alps.
The film takes us to the majestic mountains of the Alps in the company of the French hunting with hounds champion, on the trail of the hare. At the same time, the film shows how hares are being reintroduced into depopulated areas. Hares are caught and released on adjacent territories in Switzerland in order to encourage...

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MOUNTAIN QUAIL : MEN TO THE RESCUE OF RARE BIRDS // 52’ - 2010

A dip into the hunting and scientific world of mountain quail in the Alps and Pyrenees. We set off in search of the rock partridge, the hazel grouse, the black grouse, the capercaillie, the grey partridge and ptarmigan in the company of hunters, scientists and volunteers involved in their protection.
Mountain quail are extremely rare and completely wild. Emblems of the Alps and Pyrenees, they are true mountaineers and form part of the natural and cultural heritage of these mountains.

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THE ALPINE IBEX // 52’ - 2009

Whether it’s game or a protected species, the Alpine ibex is above all symbolic of a division between two concepts, one defended by hunters and the other by environmentalists.
Naturally placid, due to excessive hunting the Alpine ibex almost became extinct in France in the 1960s and was made a "fully protected species". But today their numbers have recovered and hunters in Savoie and Haute-Savoie, who feel that certain Alpine ibex populations have reached saturation point, want the ban...

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THE ROCK PTARMIGAN // 52’ - 2008

The Rock Ptarmigan
The Rock Ptarmigan, known colloquially as the Snow Chicken in the USA, is an extremely discreet bird. We follow a team of scientists and technicians as they carry out a study and research programme on this emblematic Alpine bird. Anecdotes, encounters, field work… Our three specialists in mountain wildlife ecosystems involve us in their daily lives, and that of the birds, in a place unlike any other in the world.


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