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  • Class of Struggle

    Class of Struggle - Workers at the Yema Watch Factory in Besancon depict their own labor struggles in this collective production initiated by Chris Marker.

  • The Coach Machine - Despite having been eliminated from popular TV show The Voice, Luc has a 3-year plan to become a millionaire. Will his dream become a reality?

  • F

  • Far from Vietnam - The landmark collaboration between Jean-Luc Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais in protest of the Vietnam war.

  • H

  • Henry Miller - An intimate and revealing look at Henry Miller, and his life and work through this program from the archives that originally aired on television in Quebec in 1969.

  • I

  • The Internationale - Draws on people's stories of an emotionally charged radical song (the long-time anthem of socialism and communism) to celebrate the relationship between music and social change.

  • J

  • Jack Kerouac - A charming program from over 40 years ago: Jack Kerouac talks about his childhood, writing On the Road and the origin of the word "beat."

  • Jacques Lacan Speaks - A unique film from the archives, a documentary based on a 1971 university speaking appearance by Jacques Lacan (1901-1981), the most influential psychoanalyst after Freud.

  • Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir - From 1967, for the first time on video or DVD, a portrait of two of the most influential and controversial writers and thinkers of the 20th century. They discuss their work, lives, and the role of intellectuals in modern society.

  • Just Watch Me

    Just Watch Me - The Canadian "70's Generation" - growing up under the elegant and enigmatic Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau.

  • L

  • Latest News from the Cosmos - It wasn't until Helene was 20 years old that her parents discovered that their autistic daughter was able to not only communicate, but to write deeply complex, philosophical and poetic work.

  • Le Joli Mai - Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's legendary portrait of Paris and Parisians at the close of the Algerian war.

  • Level Five - In Chris Marker's futuristic reverie, game-developer Laura creates a video game based on the WWII Battle of Okinawa.

  • Liberation: The User's Guide

    Liberation: The User's Guide - Yulia and Katia are inmates held in a Siberian mental facility against their wishes.

  • Little By Little - Jean Rouch brings his Nigerien collaborators to France to perform a reverse ethnography of late-1960s Parisian life.

  • M

  • The Making of 'Rocky Road to Dublin' - Reunites Peter Lennon and cinematographer Raoul Coutard, who recount the making of their then controversial, now classic, documentary on Ireland in the Sixties.

  • Mali Blues - Four dynamic Malian musicians use their music to stand up to religious extremism.

  • Marcel Ophuls and Jean-Luc Godard

    Marcel Ophuls and Jean-Luc Godard - In Geneva, Switzerland, film directors Marcel Ophuls and Jean-Luc Godard meet for a surprisingly intimate and sometimes contentious dialogue.

  • Marguerite, A Reflection of Herself - A personal portrait of the great French writer Marguerite Duras. Made with home moves, archives, film extracts, readings, and television interviews filmed over many years.

  • Mille Gilles - The thought and ideas of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, and his impact on creative work and communities around the world.

  • A Modest World - A film about ordinary people who transform insignificant things into works of art.

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  • Paris Ring

    Paris Ring - The story of the road round Paris, the most significant 'redevelopment' project in Paris since Haussmann's time.

  • Paris, 19th Century - Architectural historian Francois Loyer, an expert on 19th-century Paris, examines the foundation of the modern city in Georges-Eugene Haussmann's massive "renovation" of the 1860s.

  • Picasso and Sima, Antibes 1946 - In 1946, Pablo Picasso asked fellow artist Michel Sima to document Picasso's artwork-in-progress.

  • S

  • School of Babel -

    Welcome to a unique Parisian program for immigrant children from all over the world.

  • Shadi

    Shadi - Moved by the economic hardships of the Iranian theater troupe the "Joy Makers" world-renowned French stage director, Ariane Mnouchkine invites them to perform in Paris.

  • Simone de Beauvoir - Two interviews filmed 15 years apart illuminating the role, personality and ideas of the novelist, philosopher and political activist.

  • Sociology is a Martial Art - An introduction to the work of Influential sociologist Pierre Bourdieu, whose 40 books and countless articles represent a renovation and application of social science.

  • T

  • To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter - A cinematic love letter to filmmaker Chris Marker.

  • U

  • The Underground Orchestra

    The Underground Orchestra - Documentary profile of musicians who play on the sidewalks of Paris and in the Metro.

  • V

  • The Virgin, the Copts and Me - A filmmaker's revealing, personal exploration of Egypt's Copt community.

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