On April 24, 1990, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Earth with its precious cargo, the Hubble Space Telescope. The next day, astronauts released the telescope into space to begin its journey of discovery. No one could have predicted what wonders Hubble would see in the 30 years that followed. From our own cosmic backyard to the far reaches of the universe, Hubble showed us properties of space and time that for most of human history could only be imagined.
The future of our conquest of Space comes with mastering the Four Elements of our planet: air, fire, water and earth. In order to understand our Universe better, and prepare for future missions in Space, engineers and scientists from all over the world are currently studying and testing new technologies, trying to master one of these elements. Series of 4 x 52' documentaries directed by Elodie Fertil, produced by Mediawan, Thematics Prod and Une idée en tête Productions for Science&Vie TV. April 2022.
The history and science behind Ketchup and Mayonnaise, from their creation to their industrial production today, and even their gourmet version... A 52 minutes documentary directed by Elsa Haharfi, produced by Eclectic, for France 5, "Le Doc du Dimanche". February 2022.
Raspberries, blackberries, blueberries... Today, berries are becoming more and more popular and we can find them now in supermarkets all year long. French local producers and American giants of the industry showed us the production process of berries, from harvesting to packing. 52' for France 5, directed by Sandrine Mary and produced by Eclectic Productions.
They call themselves "Proud Boys" or "Angry White Men". Feeling oppressed by women and galvanized by Trump's phallocratic declarations, they are getting ready for revenge: a sex war. They are misogynistic, violent, and want to end the reign of the "politically correct" and the "right-thinking". Where do they think women should stay? At home. A 26 minutes news story by Zoé de Bussière, Julien Ababsa and Anne Cohen, for France 2. February 2017.
They call it ’blue gold.’ Around the world, demand for water is exploding. By 2050, at least one in four will live in a country suffering from water shortages - creating ideal conditions for a new market... Banks, investment funds and hedge funds are all rushing to invest billions of euros in anything related to water. A real monopoly of water has begun. The financialization of water is a battle taking place on many fronts: ideological, political, environmental, and of course, economic. The fate of nearly 10 billion inhabitants around the world depends on its outcome. A 90 minutes film by Jérôme Fritel, produced by Magneto Presse. Aired on Arte in December 2019.
San Francisco is the mecca of innovation. Google, Facebook, Airbnb... Tech giants are inventing the world's future. But what is the other side of the coin? The cost of living, the rent explosion, homelessness, excesses in the social media industry... Has the Silicon Valley reached the limits of its promises? A 53 minutes long Special program, directed by Véronique Amstutz, produced by Patrick Fischer and Pierre Gobet, for Swiss first public TV channel RTS. March 2019.
Neurosciences and new technologies are revolutionizing education. Meeting with scientists and innovators as well as teachers, children and parents all around the world, this miniseries answers an urgent question: how can science help us shape the school of tomorrow?
The correlation between social class and school performance is a major issue across the world. This miniseries in two episodes is an attempt to go beyond ideological approaches of the problem. It is a pragmatic, scientific and international exploration of education techniques. Modern day technology raises many unprecedented problematics: two thirds of students will hold jobs that have not been invented yet and 47% of current jobs are expected to be replaced by machines.
Episode 1: "Using the brain judiciously" & Episode 2: "Innovations throughout the world", directed by Frederic Castaignede, produced by Effervescence Doc for Arte. Aired in September 2018.
Inventor Ray Kurzweil's belief that technology could conquer mortality has now convinced many Americans for whom immortality is a reasonable goal. The Singularity has already begun... This 13 minutes long news story, was directed by Corinne Portier for 1st Swiss public TV channel RTS. It aired in October 2017.