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The night of the Full Moon

The moon is familiar; she watches over us. The Moon is our only natural satellite. Appearing in our skies some 4.5 million years ago following a collision between the Earth and a nomad planet, she chose to remain in our orbit. She influences life much more than we imagine and was probably the reason why life first appeared on Earth. She raises the oceans, serves as a biological clock for the reproduction of certain species and is the driving force for animal migrations. As long as 4 million years ago she caused a 500-meter-high tide of lava. From India to Australia, from the bay of the Mont Saint Michel to Papuasia, or in the sacred pits of the Mayas in...

Mosquitoes on the Rise

In Brazil, in Africa, in Southeast Asia and in the south of Europe, this film will follow the path of 4 mosquitoes, each of which is capable of transmitting viruses and dangerous parasites to humans. These mosquitoes are the carriers of dengue fever, malaria, and other infectious diseases. They take advantage of environmental changes, often caused by human activity, as well as a multitude of means of transportation, which help them to spread to new territories and threaten newfound populations. In the past, countries such as Japan and France, with their temperate climates were relatively free of danger, but now the first cases of autochthonous infections...

Bacterial World - Microbes that rule our world

They are on the ocean surface and in the abyss, in soil and plants, not to mention the intestines of insects and large mammals, including humans. They are bacteria, and they are present in every corner of our planet. Are we aware that among the billions of bacteria that exist on earth, less than 1% of them are pathogenic? Recent discoveries reveal that bacteria are not only linked to the very origins of life on earth, but that they have become indispensible to the continuation of life. Researchers today say that bacteria are partly responsible for the process of evolution, a point of view that encourages us to take a closer look at Darwin’s...

Mont Blanc, exploration by rope

Mont Blanc, an internationally famous natural monument, excites the fascination of both passionate devotees of the mountains and laymen alike. It’s an exceptional object of research that both Humans and Science have been eager to decrypt for ages. In order to discover this unique “being”, a multidiscipline, scientific roped expedition has been assembled under the leadership of an Alpine guide. Five days of progress and climbing to fully understand this massif and its most famous personality: Mont Blanc.

The Placebo effect

The placebo effect has long enjoyed a notorious reputation. To attribute a cure to the placebo effect, was to consider, with a touch of contempt, that the illness was the product of the mental state of a hypochondriac. If he invented his illness, he could invent his cure. Now, in contradiction to these theories, scientific studies carried out over recent decades show that the placebo effect can result in physiological changes that are both observable and quantifiable. By means of a rigorous investigation this film aims to shed fresh light on a powerful phenomenon that is associated with every medical act, in order to lift the veil on part of its mystery and...