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Archeology / History

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”…

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.

The Sun King's Secret Shipwreck

Louis XIV’s ship La Lune was wrecked off Toulon in November 1664. The ship was returning from an expedition to the Barbary Coast with nearly one thousand people on board, simple seamen or nobles of the highest rank. In an instant all was lost, men and their belongings, the cargo and the ship. Under pressure from the Sun King and his entourage, who planned to conceal the disaster, La Lune was quickly forgotten. Discovered by an Ifremer submarine in 1993, the wreck lies in 90 metres of water. In a state of magificent preservation, like some underwater Pompei, she will, starting in 2012, be the subject of an exceptional archeological investigation, bringing...

Objective Moon

Louis XIV’s ship La Lune was wrecked off Toulon in November 1664. The ship was returning from an expedition to the Barbary Coast with nearly one thousand people on board, simple seamen or nobles of the highest rank. In an instant all was lost, men and their belongings, the cargo and the ship. Under pressure from the Sun King and his entourage, who planned to conceal the disaster, La Lune was quickly forgotten. Discovered by an Ifremer submarine in 1993, the wreck lies in 90 metres of water. In a state of magificent preservation, like some underwater Pompei, she will , starting in 2012, be the subject of anexceptional archeological investigation, bringing...