Once he will take off to reach his destination, the International Space Station in 2016, the young French astronaut Thomas Pesquet will become the new hero of a generation. His exceptional destiny is nourished by the epic stories he heard as a child : mythical conquests of Space, men walking on the moon and experiences defying the laws of gravity. But the young French astronaut-to-be is also a man of the Future : thanks to his passion, he contemplates the future conquests such as life in space or the first manned missions on Mars. Space Tomorrow depicts the fabulous journey of a man passionate about the skies, the big adventures of the past and the challenges of tomorrow.
The search for planets beyond our solar system has brought an historic discovery: a planet slightly larger than Earth orbiting a star called Proxima Centauri. At just over 40 trillion kilometers from the Sun, Proxima Centauri is our closest stellar neighbor. Does its planet have a climate, or even life? What will it take to get a closer look, to launch our first interstellar journey to the Pale Red Dot?
Aboard a replica of one of the boats chartered by Queen Hatshepsut in 1500 B.C., a scientific team undertook to repeat the extraordinary voyage that led the Egyptians to the rich and marvellous Land of Punt. Since the discovery of a bas-relief relating the journey of five boats chartered by Queen Hatshepsut to reach the storied far-off Land of Punt, archaeologists have never ceased conjecturing. Aboard a boat reconstructed according to studies and archaeological vestiges, a scientific team decided to make the voyage again, offering an original explanation of that naval epic and that period of Egypt, enlightened by the point of view of historians and archaeologists.
Follow crocodile expert Brad Bestelink on an extraordinary quest to dive with these fearsome predators. Without a cage or any other protection, he captures unique footage of the crocodiles’ underwater activities.
A unique look at the rich diversity of animal and plant life in the pristine waterways of northern Botswana – an area of astonishing biodiversity that surpasses any other freshwater system.
To offer as a Christmas gift, to fight our night cravings or even to lift our spirit, chocolate is a man’s best friend. A square or a bar of chocolate is a guilty pleasure hard to resist too! Chocolate is now flooding Asian countries, supermarkets like China, Japan or Korea. These new millions of consumers around the world raise an issue that no one had ever thought about: a cocoa shortage.
In a remote area of northern Botswana, two lion brothers emerge victorious as undisputed rulers of a formidable pride after a ferocious battle for dominance. As the lions struggle to survive through a harsh drought, will the shortage of their main prey, buffalo, lead to the breakup of the pride or will the elephants of the area provide salvation?
The creators of "Numbers" documentary focused on five numbers that have led to new discoveries in the realm of math and also propelled civilization forward. The numbers "π," "∞," "x," "0," "i" were invented through efforts of scholars in their pure pursuit of knowledge and represent a crowning achievement of intelligence. This documentary will illustrate the beauty of mathematics and its intrinsic meaning.
Short-finned pilot whales are known as the 'Cheetahs of the Sea' for their ability to dive at high speed to hundreds of metres in search of prey. This film documents the lives of these highly sociable mammals and and reveals a complex social behavior which is unique to this species.
In Europe, food manufacturers have signed up to ‘responsibility pledges’, promising no added sugar, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours and not to target children. So why are they using tactics banned in the West in the developing world? There, they have created ultra low cost products with higher levels of salt, sugar and saturated fats. Filmed in Brazil, India and France, we investigate the new tactics of brands like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Domino’s Pizza and their role in the global obesity crisis.