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THE SERIES TIME TO QUESTION

Mixing animations, archives and interviews of respondents, the series "Time to question" is a collection of five short programs (5x8'). It presents the results and analyses of the online survey "Time to question": 400,000 participants, the largest sociological study ever conducted on our relationship with ecology.

EXTINCTION REBELLION AND THE BATTLE OF THE CENTURY

In the face of the climate emergency, a significant fringe of youth has chosen civil disobedience and action. The immersed story of an unprecedented mobilization, narrated by the committed singer Camélia Jordana.

70 YEARS OF YOUTH REVOLT

From the 1950s to today, each generation has initiated its own cultural revolution. How do today's youth cultural movements resonate with those of the past? On an eclectic and electric soundtrack - from the jazz of the 1950s to the rap of the 2000s, including funk, disco, rock n' roll and techno - Marie Durrieu and Aurélien Guégan paint a nervous and refreshing portrait of youth revolts throughout the ages. 70 years of youth revolt tells how for seventy years each generation has invented radical and transgressive artistic forms to express its anger and find its place in a world of "old people". An archival retrospective of the cultural movements carried by youth since the post-war period. From cinema to music through literature, a story of disobedience between idealism and spirit of revolt, an ode to idealism and the fury of living.

OUR LOVES

Between France and Germany, crossed glances on the plural faces of love relationships.

WILL HAPPINESS FIND US?

How to be happy in a world in ruins? To answer this crazy question, a young director goes to meet her generation on the roads of France and Belgium. Between joys and anxieties, convictions and doubts, the film takes an intimate look at a generation at odds with life choices.

IT’S OUR TIME!

From Paris to Warsaw via Berlin, a European tour of the militant movements led by the younger generations.

TIME TO QUESTION

Since June 2020, ARTE has mobilized all its distribution channels with the special operation "Time to question". This exceptional device was launched on May 27, 2020 through an online consultation on ecology, democracy, values and behaviors. The participatory survey, imagined and then analyzed by a Franco-German team of sociologists, breaks down many preconceived ideas and reveals the vision of tomorrow's world by the citizens of France, Germany and several other countries. From November 24th to 27th, 2020, ARTE entrusts its antenna during four special evenings to young French and German documentary filmmakers. They were inspired by the answers to the questionnaire to film their generation facing the challenges of a world in turmoil. A world that, in their opinion, it is time to change.

THE STORY OF DRUG TRAFFICKING

Drug trafficking was invented by one state: the United Kingdom. In the 19th century, the British Crown flooded China with opium to replenish its coffers. From the outset, opium, heroin and cocaine became political instruments in the hands of states. Major powers, pharmaceutical industries, banks, secret services: all have played a role in the spread of drugs and the emergence of the largest criminal organizations. From the opium wars to the birth of the French Connection, from the hippy years to the rise of the great drug barons, from Escobar to El Chapo, from the Afghan mountains to Wall Street, a political history of drugs is taking shape. A historical and worldwide investigation in three episodes.

LASSANA BATHILY, A HERO DESPITE HIMSELF

Until January 9, 2015, Lassana Bathily was a young Malian like so many others: an immigrant worker with no history. Shopkeeper at the Hyper Cacher, he is waiting for the renewal of his residence permit. In a few seconds, his life is turned upside down. Initially held hostage by Amedy Coulibaly, he manages to escape and helps save those still locked up. He then becomes a "hero" in the eyes of all, "the Muslim who saved the Jews". But is it as simple as that? Between France and Mali, the portrait of a key player in understanding our contemporary and national history (and our fractures?) is taking shape.

TIANANMEN

Uncover the true story of the seven-week period that changed China forever. On June 4, 1989, a violent and bloody pro-democracy demonstration ended, leaving thousands dead, and laying the foundation for China’s future. Documentary produced in 2019.

THE FIFTH REPUBLIC, AT THE HEARTH OF POWER

The Fifth Republic is sixty years old. Sixty years of political battles, social conflicts, military interventions and waves of terrorism. From General de Gaulle to Emmanuel Macron, the eight presidents faced similar crises. Each has faced it in its own style, but with the same Constitution. How did they use the powers at their disposal? Former presidents and prime ministers were “at the heart of power.”
They tell for the first time how these crises are happening at the Elysium. Documentary produced in 2019.

WHEN MULTINATIONALS ATTACK STATES

What happens when a multinational corporation considers that a new regulation or law harms its profits? It sues the state through an international arbitration tribunals. You did not know? Well, all of this is happening behind closed doors in the very secrecy. For taxpayers, billions are at stake. Documentary produced in 2018.

AFTER TOMORROW

After the documentary Demain (Tomorrow), Cyril Dion brings with him his friend Laure Noualhat and discusses the ability of the micro-initiatives the documentary has inspired to have a real impact on climate change. Their humorous confrontation pushes them to their limits: what is actually working, and what fails? How can we invent a new story for humanity? Documentary produced in 2018.

LET’S TALK ABOUT PENSIONS

A survey to find out about the French people’s relationship to pensions. Digital campaign made in 2018.

NUCLEAR SAFETY : THE GREAT LIE

Risks of terrorist attacks or of sabotage on nuclear systems and risks of having nuclear material stolen to make bombs : two types of threats that could lead to major radiological incidents, and affect entire continents. 
However, this question has never been dealt with publicly. How can we prevent this from happening?Who is to bear this responsibility? A documentary produced in 2017.

IRAN – THE WAKE OF A GIANT

Isolated for nearly 40 years, rejected by many countries, Iran today seems to be ready to renew with the world. An overwhelming majority of Iranians wish for their country to open up to the world, and put forth its incredible potential. But the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps oppose themselves to it. Will a new type of dialogue be possible with Iran? A documentary produced in 2017.

MAFIA AND REPUBLIC

This documentary series explore the rogue bonds that linked the Corsican mafia and politicians from all sides for three generations. Based on archive footage and explanations by historians, journalists, judges, and witnesses, this series analyzes the obscure mechanisms - favors made in exchange of impunity - that enabled an unknown but all-powerful criminal organization to spread to all continents and to access the wheels of power. A documentary series produced in 2017.

THE THINGS WE COULD SAY

Issa and Hedi are two autistic twins who can only communicate through onomatopoeias, screams and tears. The incapacity to communicate, Morgane Doche knows that feeling well. At the age of 3, the film director lost her ability to speak and to move part of her body. She then had to learn how to stand up, to walk, to communicate all over again, and find her place in a society based on communication. Without being able to speak. A documentary produced in 2017.

SAUDI ARABIA : DANGEROUS LIAISONS

The world diplomatic news is dominated by the Middle-East powder keg: the Islamic state, the conflict between Israël and Palestine, the Syrian gridlock, and the Iranian nuclear crisis… Saudi Arabia is at the center of all this turmoil. A documentary produced in 2016.

LET’S TALK ABOUT WORK

Let’s Talk about Work is a huge national survey about work, which aims to reach several tens of thousands of employees, civil servants, self-employed workers, job seekers… The ambition is to make it the largest national labour survey ever conducted. Digital campaign in 2016.

GENERATION WHAT? EUROPE

Generation What? is the fist campaign that invited the European youth to define itself and take stands. This portrait of the 18-34-year-old generation outgrows borders. For six months, Generation What? places the youth of Europe at the center of the stage. Digital campaign and documentary films in 2016.

FRANÇOIS MITTERRAND, FAMILY ALBUMS

An intimate portrait of François Mitterrand thanks to the family albums he has made throughout his life and thanks to his three children's exceptional testimonies.

HEALTH IN FRANCE

France certainly has one of the best health systems in the world. But are we really all equal in the face of disease and death? A documentary produced in 2015.

FRANCIS, THE POPE WHO WANTS TO CHANGE THE WORLD

What if the election of the Pope Francis was the miracle that the small state of Vatican was no longer hoping for ? A documentary produced in 2015.

WHAT DO YOUND LADIES DREAM OF?

Ovidie, a 1990s « pro-sex » activist, investigated a year among young French women. A documentary produced in 2014.
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