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Director(s): 
Anne RIZO & Thomas SIPP

Can mushrooms help save the world? Starting with this provocative title, the film throws light on the world of mycotechnology, one of the most promising avenues for dealing with the many challenges threatening the modern world. From getting rid of pollution to reducing desertification or improving (…)

Director(s): 
Jacques DONJEAN & Olivier HORN

Surgical genius, Fragonard invented a strange technique to preserve corpses. He made anatomical preparations – animal and… human – called « écorché ». These were then staged with a genuine artistic will. To this day, a real « Fragonard mystery » remains : by what means and methods did this unusual (…)

Director(s): 
Arnaud ZOHOU

In Saint-Etienne (France), inside the cleanroom of the Pôle Optique, a place renowned for excellence in the field of scientific achievement, two men are working on the component of a laser device intended for therapeutic purposes. Dressed in antistatic garments, their slow and precise movements (…)

Director(s): 
Sylvie GILMAN & Thierry VINCENT de LESTRADE

While life expectancy is increasing in Western countries, cases of diabetes, hypertension, obesity and cancer are increasing, and the use of medication has exploded.Does this mean that in order to live to a ripe age we are condemned to swallow more and more drugs? What if there was another way? For (…)

Director(s): 
Martin MEISSONNIER & Pascal SIGNOLET

The massive accumulation of waste on our planet (and in space) poses an increasingly terrifying threat, and not only to future generations. This documentary will show solutions being developed today to stop the Earth from becoming a huge garbage dump tomorrow.

Director(s): 
Chanda CHEVANNES

Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic feature-length documentary. This poetic and character-driven film follows Sandra during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break (…)

Director(s): 
Clément Essiane

A plant recently discovered in the Cameroonian deep forest contains , according to botanists, a molecule effective against HIV. Here is the turbulent history of this discovery, and hopes it raises. This is the story of Ancistrocladus korupensis, a history of happy coincidence and unexpected, as the (…)

Director(s): 
Jean-Yves Bilien

This film tackles a more global aspect of healing. We will find different visions and points of view on healing. It also deals with spiritual healing and healing induced by thoughts. Do these women and men find their strength in love and faith? Meditation, Relaxation, and Qi Gong are also ways (…)

Director(s): 
Thierry BERROD

Habitually associated with the colour black, with death, the spider figures among the list of the animal world's most hated creatures. The spider inspires repulsion, to the point of phobia in certain individuals. Its dark velvety appearance, its rapidity and the unpredictable nature of its movements are often cited as reasons for this repulsion. This judgement is hasty, irrational and unjust, since out of the 35.000 recorded species, only a hundred or so can actually cause a reaction in humans and only a dozen are really dangerous.

Director(s): 
Thierry BERROD

Over the course of a lifetime, a single human being can produce over 6 tonnes of excrement. But despite its importance, it remains a subject of great taboo. So for those with a delicate disposition, whenever we refer to our number twos or faeces, stools, turds, shit, crap, droppings and poo-poos we'll be using a more fragrant code name: the rose. We will be facing our greatest taboo head on as we examine our "roses" in more detail than ever before. Picking apart their petals one by one.

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