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Archeology / History

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...

Conquerors of the Great Ocean

Oceania, the fifth continent, 25,000 km² of Pacific Ocean scattered with island states. 3000 years ago the greatest seaborne migration undertaken by the human species began there. This populating created a new civilization that is now broken up, but which retains its own specific way of interpreting the world. Thanks to archaeological research over the last 60 years these bonds have taken a new form, a new life. They are the "bonds of the Great Ocean”…

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,...

Caledonian War

Marie remembers… As a young Caledonian woman of twenty, her life is turned upside down when American troops arrive in New Caledonia on March 12 1942. Nothing will ever be the same again. She falls in love with Arthur, a young US Air Force pilot. They live out their idyllic love against a background of war, a major, bloody war: the War in the Pacific. Recruited as a nurse into the Red Cross, she spends the war on a base behind the lines that receives the wounded from the front. She also lives through the changes on the Caledonian archipelago, where the clash of cultures between the tiny French colony at the far end of the world and the American way of life of...

The Moon beneath the sea

“The Moon beneath the Sea” plunges the viewer into the heart of an exceptional 3D adventure on the wreck of La Lune, the Sun King’s warship. Two international experts in underwater archaeology, Michel L’Hour and Paul-Henry Nargeolet - the man with 30 dives on the Titanic - guide us to the depths of the Mediterranean to discover a unique wreck that is laden with history. The 3D techniques used for the film immerse us in the heart of a unique exploration operation that foreshadows underwater archaeological research of the future.