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Hot RoadsHot Roads
Arte, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Travel, Documentary

They run through deserts, ice and snow, deep in the jungle, along water and over mountains: the world's most dangerous roads, truly "hot roads." Many have died along these roads, which are in Algeria, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Russia and Serbia. Yet for lack of alternative routes, locals continue to use them for transportation. The landscapes through which these routes wind are unique and exert their never-ending fascination even on regular travelers. In the 13-part film series "Hot Roads - The World's Most Dangerous Streets" accompanies people on adventures where the journey is its own reward, though the journey's end is equally eagerly anticipated. It tells stories that take place along the routes itself, of the people who live along them and for whom these are part and parcel of their personal destiny. The filmmakers tag along in the driver's seat of trucks, on the rear benches of busses and in the passenger seat of regular cars to experience the danger and beauty these roads offer from different perspectives - through the windshield and in the rear-view mirror simultaneously.

Un monde de pontsUn monde de ponts
Arte, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

A look at bridges around the world as complex works of art and gateways between civilizations.

De GrâceDe Grâce
Arte, 2024 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller
Rating: 3/5

As he approaches sixty, the time has come for Pierre Leprieur to take stock of his life. What did he accomplish and what did he mess up during his life? He was formerly an influential trade unionist on the docks at Le Havre. The passing years saw his relationship with his wife and his now-adult children subside. One evening, with his whole family gathered together to celebrate his birthday, the party is ruined. His sons, Jean and Simon, find themselves accused of mass drug trafficking. Whilst their sister, Emma, a criminal lawyer, tries to get them out of this difficult situation, Pierre, who si convinced that he is being targeted, does his utmost to help them. Yet he knows that if he roots around too much, he could end up unearthing truths best left untold.

East to WestEast to West
Arte Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

This six-part series tells the story of the birth and flourishing of civilisation in the Middle East and its huge influence on the West. From the foundation of science, monotheism, commerce, justice, civil rights and artistic expression - look Eastward. The series contends that history that starts from an ancient Greek perspective distorts the true path of civilisation. For crucial phases in world history, the political, economic and cultural centre was the Middle East.

Afghanistan - The Wounded LandAfghanistan - The Wounded Land
Arte, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary, Mini-Series

Looks at six decades of Afghan history through the eyes of those who were there: men and women, warriors and civilians, Afghans and foreigners. Their memories of the golden era under King Zahir Shah, the Soviet occupation, the civil war, the Taliban regime, of 9/11 and its aftermath combine with an unparalleled selection of archive footage. Thus, this mini-series grants new insight into what went tragically wrong in the past, and what future is being hoped for.

The Silk Road (2017)The Silk Road (2017)
Arte, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Travel, Documentary, Mini-Series

Discover the mythical network of trade routes that for centuries linked the Far East to the West with Alfred de Montesquiou. Follow in the footsteps of illustrious predecessors, from Alexander the Great to Marco Polo. Alfred de Montesquiou, a war correspondent for the Associated Press news agency and a journalist for Paris Match - for which he has covered most of the Arab Spring revolutions - will be our knowledge broker. With him, take an extended trip through six countries and cultures. Journey through time, encountering specialists, historians, or just everyday people with a passion who will help you grasp the past and present identities of those countries. From Bursa in Turkey to Xi'an in China, Alfred guides and accompanies you in this fresh and original way to discover History?

Cities of TomorrowCities of Tomorrow
Arte, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary

We are at the dawn of a third industrial revolution. Urban populations are continuing to grow, and every week, one million people around the world move to the city. At this breakneck pace, by 2050, 70% of all human life will be concentrated in cities.

Une ÎleUne Île
Arte, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Thriller, Fantasy

Chloé is a young woman who does not mingle much with other young people on the island. She was found in a cave as a child and suffers due to the fact that she never knew her parents. She is dragged along to a party on the beach, where a boy who forces a kiss from her falls into an extended state of unconsciousness. Two fishermen disappear at sea. In the hull of their boat, we discover Théa, a splendid woman, strange and calmly confident in her powers of seduction. Bruno, a cop brought over from the mainland for the occasion understands her. She has come looking for Chloé. A relationship of animality/humanity will play out between the two women, and love will become a danger, both to men and to them.

14 Tagebücher des Ersten Weltkriegs14 Tagebücher des Ersten Weltkriegs
Arte, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, History, Documentary

History tells us "what was". It tells us when things happened. When kings and cultures lived and died, armies were raised and vanquished, and mighty empires rose and fell. History, as we know it from books, is often boring, for it falls to answer one very simple question: What was it like? When war broke out in Europe in July 1914, people on all sides believed it would be over by Christmas. Little could they know just how wrong they were. A seemingly petty conflict in Bosnia soon snowballed into the first truly global conflict. This was a new kind of war, fought with means and techniques never seen before. By November 1918, ten million people had died, and the political map of the world had been re-drawn. People's minds and attitudes had changed forever, and the Modern Age had begun. Caught up in the middle of this chaos were millions of ordinary men, women and children. Their very lives changed in ways they could never have imagined. This is their story.

Arte, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Talk Shows

The host, MC Gilles, and his acolytes (Katherine Levac and Fabien Cloutier) continue to scrutinize the artistic universe of Quebec from their humorous, sometimes absurd, sometimes irreverent look!

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