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Archeology / History

Lafayette in America: the wind of Freedom

Lafayette in the Americas, a dream of glory tells the story of the involvement of the young Marquis de Lafayette in the American War of Independence. This war, waged for economic reasons, saw the decisive involvement of France, which thus contributed to the birth of the world’s greatest power. We follow the young Lafayette and, with him, we experience the conflict through the secret diplomacy orchestrated by the genius Benjamin Franklin and also through the feats of arms of the legendary George Washington. We discover how Lafayette went off to live his dream of glory on the other side of the world. RESUME October 9 1781, Yorktown (Virginia) In a few...

In the eyes of the Pharaohs

For archaeologists, the word “eden” is what best describes Egypt. The Egyptian sands are an ongoing source of new scientific discoveries such as the seventh wonder of the world, the mythical Lighthouse of Alexandria, destroyed by an earthquake in the fourteenth century. Today, visualizing this unique work of art is a difficult challenge. In Thebes, a team of archaeologists sheds light on the famous Ramesses II, the greatest of pharaohs, and his Ramesseum, also called the "palace of a million years". We will discover the world’s first ever library! Comprising 22 rooms spread underground over three levels, the tomb of lector priest Pediamenopet is an...

The real story of the Raft of the Medusa

The Machine… that was the name given to the raft of the Medusa by those whose sorry task was to build and launch it at the height of the storm. 148 sailors and one woman, willingly or not, were heaped aboard this makeshift craft. 7 were to survive. Many people know Gericault’s magnificent and frightening painting. But who knows the real story that lies behind this world-famous painting? Using a double investigation - one contemporary carried out by a passionate historian and one from the past carried out by Gericault for the creation of his work - The Machine invites the viewer on a voyage to rediscover piece by piece this astonishing page in our colonial...

Duel at the South Pole - Scott-Amundsen

In December 1911, in the name of geographical exploration, pride and their kingdom, Robert Falcon Scott, a British officer, and Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian adventurer, will compete in an epic duel: the Conquest of the South Pole. Strategy, resources, philosophy... they are opposed in very way. Thanks to exceptional archives of the expedition, testimonies of great explorers, historians and scientists, as well as motion graphics in black and white, this documentary tells the story of this incredible duel. Without ever crossing each other’s paths, Scott and Amundsen will challenge the most hostile territory in the world: thousands of kilometres of ice,...

Oradour sur Glane: the impossible trial

We thought we knew everything about the tragedy of Oradour sur Glane: 642 inhabitants exterminated by the SS, a majority of them women and children, a village destroyed by fire, barbarity and incomprehension. We thought we would arrest the guilty. That grieving was possible. However, at the moment of judgment, we discover that the executioners are also victims because in the dock we find a majority of Alsatians who were forcibly enlisted by Hitler’s army. The question of forcible enlistment during World War II falls like a bombshell. The trial for the massacre at Oradour sur Glane takes a fresh turn: in the Press, in Parliament, on the streets and within...