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ARTE DocumentariesARTE Documentaries
Arte, 2003 Running | Documentary

ARTE is a European Culture Channel and public service broadcaster founded in 1991, whose mission is to provide cultural programming that promotes unity and understanding among European nations.


1945 - 1953: From World War to Cold War1945 - 1953: From World War to Cold War
Arte, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | History, Reality, Documentary

Learn how, after being brothers in arms during World War II, the Allies would soon become divided in peace. How did a post-war conference in Crimea lead to the Cold War?


Africa from AboveAfrica from Above
Arte, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, Nature

Witness Africa's wildlife, people, and places like never before. Taking our cameras to new heights, we experience the most incredible continent on Earth from a totally fresh perspective.


Life On Earth: A New PrehistoryLife On Earth: A New Prehistory
Arte, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 4/5

Where do insects, birds, and mammals come from? Thanks to new technologies and recent discoveries, scientists can now recreate the missing branches of the tree of life.


L'Agent immobilierL'Agent immobilier
Arte, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Olivier, a fickle and wacky real estate agent, inherits a dilapidated building that he decides to sell to pay off his debts. Meeting with his only tenant will be a game changer.


In the Americas With David YetmanIn the Americas With David Yetman
Arte, 201 Cancelled/Ended | Travel, Documentary
Rating: 4/5

Take a fresh look at the lands that make up much of the Western Hemisphere. Each country contains landscapes, peoples, and history that have not received the attention they deserve on the world stage. In the Americas with David Yetman undertakes a new approach to travel and adventure. From Japanese immigrants in the Amazon to descendants of poor Italians in Chile, from Mayan temples in Guatemala to ancient fortresses in Mexico, from the glacier-carved frigid barrens of northern Canada to the timeless villages of the Altiplano in Perú.


OdysseusOdysseus
Arte, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Adventure, Fantasy

The sovereign Greek island of Ithaca, 8th century B.C. The Trojan War has been over for ten years, and the Greeks have come home victorious. Only one man is missing: the king of Ithaca, Odysseus, who is lost at sea. The island's economy is getting worse by the day as the region's many princes have invaded the kingdom, devouring its resources, and pressuring Queen Penelope to choose a new husband. To delay her suitors, she promises to choose once she's finished weaving King Laertes' burial shroud. But she undoes her work every night. Odysseus' son Telemachus doesn't dare lay claim to his father's throne. His only dream is to sail out to rescue Odysseus. Everything accelerates when a travelling musician awakens Penelope's buried feelings. Who will become King? The manipulator Leocrites? The true heir Telemachus? Or the seductive traveller Eukharistos? Or will Odysseus make it back in time to seize the reins of power? Unless the two Trojan slaves Clea and Eurynome bring total chaos to Ithaca... Through the stories of these four principals - Telemachus, Penelope, Clea and Leocrites - ODYSSEUS brings a new twist to Greek mythology's greatest story and reveals its darkest secrets.


Russia from AboveRussia from Above
Arte, 2018 Cancelled/Ended | Travel, Documentary, Mini-Series

Natural history series focusing on the spectacular scenery and indigenous wildlife of Russia. The team undertakes a nine month venture to capture the length and breadth of the largest country on Earth from a birds eye view with the best aerial cameras in the world including locations granted film permits for the very first time in cinematic history.


CapitalismCapitalism
Arte, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary

Where is capitalism from? Did it evolve naturally from our societies, or is it the result of theories that emerged from political and technological changes? To find the answer, Capitalism takes us to more than 22 countries, where we meet Amazon hunters in their villages, as well as communist experts in China and urban traders. They are all part of an ambitious and incisive investigation that is not afraid to tackle sacred cows and to challenge old ideas. More than 20 leading experts from the economic world help us understand the challenges facing the globe, as we trace the events that arose in the face of the 2008 economic crisis and take a look at the prominent leaders who have marked the history of capitalism.


Icon of French CinemaIcon of French Cinema
Arte, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Mini-Series

Back in Paris after a Hollywood exile of several years, Judith, former muse of auteur cinema, intends to relaunch her career with a new film. But for the enthusiastic and romantic actress, mother and wife, starting a new life is not so easy. In a changing world, between humor and disillusionment, Judith will have to juggle personal ambition, maternal anxieties and finally face the demons of her past.


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