Cary Grant, one of Hollywood's greatest stars, was troubled most of his life with self-doubt and insecurity due to childhood trauma. In his fifties he began a long course of treatment, taking LSD to exorcise his demons. Using words from his unpublished autobiography, and newly-discovered personal footage he shot with a film-maker’s eye, Cary Grant explores his long journey from childhood poverty to global fame, and from darkness out into the light.
'Letters from Baghdad' tells the remarkable story of Gertrude Bell, British adventurer, spy, archaeologist and powerful political force in the Middle-East 100 years ago.
Not a single week goes by without a new doping scandal in the world of sports. Cheating has never been so frequent (positive tests went up 20% worldwide between 2012 and 2013,). But how does the doping system really work?
A homeless orphan, an animalistic little kid escapes the big city into the darkness of the woods. It’s there that this kid meets a creature mightier than ever imagined.
Leaving the precarious life in Paris with the hope to find a better future in the countryside of Aurillac. This is the project of several families or singles through an experimental social program.
From the streets of NYC to the trails of the Swiss Alps, from Sao Paulo to London or Paris… champions and ordinary persons… millions of people are running. Strangely, 50 years ago this activity was the exclusive privilege of an elite, only men, only in stadiums. Sports federations and Olympic authorities made the rules. Running was even considered unhealthy... The film tells the extraordinary story of the free running movement over the last 50 years featuring its heroes – the stars and the anonymous, men and women who ran for freedom.
July 1992, Jérôme is about to turn twenty. Tonight, he is back from Mont-de-Marsan street party and a dramatic car accident is going to change his life. The emergency relief extracts him from the shell, he is unconscious. Joint fractures, smashed right leg and coma for two days…
Western countries have accumulated public debt for decades. In recent years, these debts have become "exorbitant".
What do we really know about the origins of the public debts of European countries? Let's be frank: not much. We experience a daily storm of information that makes us oscillate between anxiety, a feeling of overdose, anger and guilt, fear of imminent doom, and the edgy feel of being partly responsible for all this. But what is the snappy reality behind these highly subjective and blurry feelings? What is public debt about? This is what this film will reveal.
During World War One, 8 million men were captured and put into POW (Prison Of War) camps. Russia held 2.5million, 17% (40% was for the camp in Troitsk) of those died in Siberia. Only a handful escaped and reached home, one is Hungarian, Lajos Petho. He escaped from Irkutsk in 1915 and walked over 8,000km in harsh and hostile country to be reunited with loved ones in Budapest. He reached home in 1918. 100 years on, his 52 years old grandson Ludovic Petho, walks in his grandfather’s footsteps in a year-long adventure.
Despite recent progress in containing the AIDS pandemic, HIV is still a killer of epic proportion. Understanding the origins of the virus could provide crucial clues to help in the battle against the disease. The Bloody Truth accompanies an international team of researchers in their search for the origins of HIV in the hospitals and primeval forests of central Africa.
Every year, up to 50 million tons of electronic waste - computers, television sets, mobile phones, household appliances - are discarded in the developed world. Since recycling is costly, around 75% of this waste ends up being shipped to countries such as India, China or Ghana, where it is dumped illegally, polluting the environment and affecting the lives of those forced to live with it.
In the 21st century, sports are legion. A multibillion-dollar industry fed by television rights, sportswear sales, fashion subcultures, and video games: today’s athletes are the icons of an expanding economic force.
4th of January 1944. The day of the opening of an important exhibition of his work, the photographer Oskar Benedek disappears without trace. Over 60 years later an investigations reveal the secrets of this strange story.
Collector of cursed musicians, unreasonable murderers, fairground freaks, paranoid revolutionaries, flatulists and suicidal hermits, a psychiatric patient presents a gallery of the historic figures he is haunted by.