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The Lyme disease, a silent epidemic

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted by ticks and it is preading throughout the world at an alarming rate. Facial paralysis, painful joints, meningitis… For sufferers it's a living hell. Faced with this disease the medical profession is at a loss, impotent even: unreliable testing, uncertain therapeutic protocols, a scientific community that is divided… Taking no sides, this documentary explores the hidden side of this affair…

Medicines and children, therapeutic Procedures on Test

Children are the forgotten ones of medicine. In general medicine, half of the drugs administered have not been approved by the body responsible for approving and licencing medicines (AFSAPS in France), which means that no study has been carried out on the child to guarantee a drug’s effectiveness. Within the hospital service, it is even worse because more than 90% of medicines have never been the subject of testing. Paediatric medicine is often revealed to be a haphazard adaptation of adult medicine using a simple rule of 3 relative to weight. Now a child is not a miniature adult. So why do paediatric medicines suffer from so little development? Why does the...

H1N1, our viruses have a future

H2N2, H5N1, SARS… behind these abbreviations lie some poorly defined biological “things” that we call viruses. Faced with the tidal wave of information and interpretation and the media hype, this film tries to provide explanation, information and nuances. Point by point, over several continents, it analyses what this flu is, what makes it different from a seasonal virus, what are its possible mutations, how it spreads and what are the possible scenarios for its development. It also tries to understand the precise purpose of the tools we use to fight it and assess their efficiency. One year after the flu emerged, it also provides an initial assessment of the...

The unsilent world

If you listen to “The World of Silence” with the super-powered ear of a marine mammal, you are immediately drowned in growling, groaning, wailing and whistling. In this world where vision is limited to twenty metres, everything is communicated by sound… a world that is one hundred times louder than a tropical forest. So imagine two dolphins in conversation: “Pikuit to Stuito”… “Pikuit to Stuito”… “Let’s go and fish at the same rock as yesterday!” “Stuito to Pikuit!”… “I’ll go ahead and I’ll send you the radar image!” It sounds like science fiction! And yet it’s totally real… As you will discover from the many experiments conducted “in the field” for “The...

Back to the Moon

20 July 1969. A rocket, carrying Apollo 11, sits on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral awaiting a historic and insane mission… to walk on the surface of the Moon for the first time… to open a new chapter in human history. Hour by hour, we relive the crucial moments of those 8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes and 35 seconds, the incredible echo the mission sent around the world and the growing awareness of a Humankind awakening for the first time to its fragility in the immensity of the cosmos… An extraordinary journey, a veritable return to the Moon, which, in recent years, has once again become the target of space agencies due to the success of the International...