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  • Watch: Martin Grubinger in performance (ARTE)

    Watch: Martin Grubinger in performance (ARTE)

    Martin Grubinger, one of the world’s foremost percussionists performs ‘Speaking Drums’ by Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös with the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Marko Letonja. Also on the programme, Beethoven's 7th and 8th...

  • Watch: Inside a cop's head (ARTE)

    Watch: Inside a cop's head (ARTE)

    Policemen in France have a duty of silence: the rule is, don't complain, Don't show outwardly how bad things are. But seven policemen have decided to speak out about the everyday frustrations of their job that exposes wider social problems.

  • Watch: Divorce Italian style (ARTE)

    Watch: Divorce Italian style (ARTE)

    The anti-establishment Five Star movement and the far-right Northern League won the last election in Italy and now form a coalition government. This choice seems to reveal a deep resentment towards European institutions. Why does a founding member...

  • Watch: Europe's last dictatorship (ARTE)

    Watch: Europe's last dictatorship (ARTE)

    A state where the president Alexander Lukashenko has ruled for over 20 years, where opposition leaders and human rights activists are intimidated and imprisoned and where a climate of fear in civil society prevails.

  • Watch: The independence of Kosovo (ARTE)

    Watch: The independence of Kosovo (ARTE)

    Kosovo declared independence a decade ago. Recognised by some states, although not by the UN due to Russian opposition, what has become of Europe’s youngest country?  

  • Watch: What does transparency hide? (ARTE)

    Watch: What does transparency hide? (ARTE)

    Transparency is needed to build trust, but where does transparency end and voyeurism begin? Raphaël Enthoven discusses the issues with the investigative journalist Fabrice Arfi and Denis Olivennes, President of the French media group Lagardère...

  • Watch: After Boko Haram (ARTE)

    Watch: After Boko Haram (ARTE)

    Boko Haram has targeted Chad since 2015 with attacks and suicide bombings but the country, in alliance with its neighbours, waged war on the terrorist organisation, seriously weakening it. Many Boko Haram fighters have put down their arms and wish...

  • Watch: Dream women (ARTE)

    Watch: Dream women (ARTE)

    Disconcertingly real, life-size silicon dolls are becoming more popular. Originally conceived as sex toys, for some single men they are now full-time companions

  • Watch: God save Russia (ARTE)

    Watch: God save Russia (ARTE)

    Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, head of the rapidly expanding Russian Orthodox Church is one of the most influential men in Russia. Allied with Vladamir Putin, the ambitious Patriarch is working for a Russia of conservative values. This documentary...

  • Watch: The Jewish man and his village (ARTE)

    Watch: The Jewish man and his village (ARTE)

    After 80 years exiled in Argentina, Hans Bär returns for the first time to his home village of Wohnbach which he left, aged 14, fleeing the Nazi regime.

  • Watch: Föllakzoid at La Route de Rock (ARTE)

    Watch: Föllakzoid at La Route de Rock (ARTE)

    What happens when a photographer, a festival organiser, and a film director make music together? An unknown sound object that breaks with all moulds... Föllakzoid are at home in Chile, but their music seems to come straight out of space.

  • Watch: Los Angeles from the skies (ARTE)

    Watch: Los Angeles from the skies (ARTE)

    Viewing world cities from a new perspective, from above. In Los Angeles, the sprawling urban conurbation’s rooftop spaces are used for landing helicopters, holding parties and even bird watching.

  • Watch: Ellen Allien rocking out (ARTE)

    Watch: Ellen Allien rocking out (ARTE)

    Anyone even mildly interested in techno cannot have missed Ellen Allien, a major figure on the Berlin scene. Active since the early 1990s in the German capital as producer, DJ and founder of the BPitch Control label which launched the careers of...

  • Watch: Chinafrica? (ARTE)

    Watch: Chinafrica? (ARTE)

    China’s rising presence in Africa means that the continent is inundated with Chinese products from clothes to mobile phones to motorcycles with Beijing benefiting from Africa’s raw materials and cheap labour.

  • Watch: On the Rooftops: Rome (ARTE)

    Watch: On the Rooftops: Rome (ARTE)

    Exploring the rooftops of cities across the world. In Rome the skyline is characterised by the domes and cupolas of churches as well as the omnipresent Roman tiles.

  • Watch: Protomartyr at La Route du Rock (ARTE)

    Watch: Protomartyr at La Route du Rock (ARTE)

    The history of the city of Detroit and Protomartyr are intrinsically linked. Because of the crisis that hit the once prosperous city, the quartet were unemployed and found the time to meet regularly, to compose and to play together. What at first...

  • Watch: Journey to Armenia (ARTE)

    Watch: Journey to Armenia (ARTE)

    A trip through the small and diverse country of Armenia, nestled in the South Caucasus.

  • Watch: On the Rooftops - London (ARTE)

    Watch: On the Rooftops -  London (ARTE)

    Exploring the rooftops of cities across the world and their diverse and surprising uses. London was long dominated by the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral but today skyscrapers are transforming the skyline whilst creative minded Londoners bring life to...

  • Watch: Baby bosses (ARTE)

    Watch: Baby bosses (ARTE)

    With poverty and high unemployment in Italy, the Mafia is successfully recruiting more and more young people. The Libera NGO works at breaking these youths’ downward spiral.

  • Watch: The Basque country (ARTE)

    Watch: The Basque country (ARTE)

    The French Basque country is where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Pyrenees. In the 19th century, Biarritz would become fashionable when empress Eugenie showed the area to her husband, emperor Napoleon III.