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  • Watch: Living next to a volcano (ARTE)

    Watch: Living next to a volcano (ARTE)

    In Northern Catalonia, the mountainous province of La Garrotxa has numerous non-active volcanoes. Fermi Corominas raises his own pigs there and continues the culinary traditions of the region. His wife specialises in making ‘patatas de Olot’,...

  • Watch: Zen in one of the most gorgeous temples in Japan (ARTE)

    Watch: Zen in one of the most gorgeous temples in Japan (ARTE)

    The Japanese monastery of Daitoku-ji contains twenty-three temples around a main building. Three monumental doors open onto "dry gardens", which conform to the abstract philosophy of Zen: monochrome simplicity. A guided tour around one of the most...

  • Watch: Ethical investment (ARTE)

    Watch: Ethical investment (ARTE)

    Every pound or euro in your bank account is reinvested by your bank, and environmental and humanitarian concerns are rare preoccupations taken into account. However, some banks do have ethical ambitions and only invest in sustainable and socially...

  • Watch: Europe's largest lagoon threatened (ARTE)

    Watch: Europe's largest lagoon threatened (ARTE)

    Europe’s largest lagoon, the Mar Menor in Southern Spain, is becoming increasingly polluted from intensive agriculture which is destroying the marine ecosystem. Now local people are protesting against the powerful regional agricultural lobby in an...

  • Watch: Is corruption tainting Valletta as European Capital of Culture? (ARTE)

    Watch: Is corruption tainting Valletta as European Capital of Culture? (ARTE)

    The Maltese capital Valletta is showing of its cultural side as European Capital of Culture 2018.  This feature from ARTE focuses on some featured artists from the compact capital city as well as the aftermath of the assassination of journalist...

  • Watch: The hippies of Colorado (ARTE)

    Watch: The hippies of Colorado (ARTE)

    Boulder, Colorado, city of 100,000 inhabitants has always been involved in American protest movements, particularly during the Vietnam War. But what has happened to the hippy spirit of yesteryear? And the hippies that used to gather here?

  • Watch: French choreography meets Russian folklore (ARTE)

    Watch: French choreography meets Russian folklore (ARTE)

    Raymonda is a ballet by Marius Petipa with music by Alexander Glazunov. In this late work, the French choreographer mixes classical dance with folklore elements in a mosaic of images, considered a masterpiece of Imperial Russia.

  • Watch: Tehran's strategy to increase its global influence (ARTE)

    Watch: Tehran's strategy to increase its global influence (ARTE)

    Once isolated from the international community, described by George W. Bush as being part of an ‘axis of evil’, Iran is now a major regional player in the Middle East since sanctions were lifted in 2015. This film explores Tehran’s strategy to...

  • Watch: The endangered red squirrel (ARTE)

    Watch: The endangered red squirrel (ARTE)

    In Britain the red squirrel is an endangered species, threatened by the grey squirrel, introduced from North America. To save the red squirrel, hunting the grey squirrel is permitted, a controversial decision: should we save a species by...

  • Watch: Italy's historic victory

    Watch: Italy's historic victory

    With nearly 33 per cent of the popular vote, the 5 Star movement won an historic victory in the Italian legislative elections in March. What does the party believe in and why is it so popular in Italy?

  • Watch: How stress affects your health (ARTE)

    Watch: How stress affects your health (ARTE)

    Many of us live stressful lives, but over the long term stress can seriously affect your health. Xenius investigates how stress affects us and how we can manage it in our daily routine.

  • Watch: Primal Scream in concert (ARTE)

    Watch: Primal Scream in concert (ARTE)

    Primal Scream are an original: Floating somewhere between indie, pop and acid house, the Glasgow band are always compelling in concert.

  • Watch: Coral reefs in danger (ARTE)

    Watch: Coral reefs in danger (ARTE)

    For millions of years coral reefs have provided a haven for marine species in an exceptionally biodiverse habitat. Today their existence is threatened. Two thirds of the Great Barrier Reef has perished due to the rise in ocean temperatures.

  • Watch: Naples' economic crisis (ARTE)

    Watch: Naples' economic crisis (ARTE)

    In the Naples region, communities have been deeply affected by the economic crisis. In spite of the hardship, Domenico and Raffaella want a grand wedding. Planning their nuptials has taken over a year and the couple has spent 50,000 euros on the...

  • Watch: Stories from Syria (ARTE)

    Watch: Stories from Syria (ARTE)

    The Franco-Syrian theatre director, Ramzi Choukair, asked women from Syria to write their stories and to perform them on stage. Stories of resilient women faced with violence, torture and repression.

  • Watch: Discover beautiful gardens (ARTE)

    Watch: Discover beautiful gardens (ARTE)

    Jean-Philippe Teyssier, landscape architect, travels the world to discover beautiful gardens and their cultural meaning. In Northern Ireland, a 1920s garden still flourishes today thanks to Lady Londonderry, an eccentric aristocrat who wanted a...

  • Watch: The King's Singers' 50th (ARTE)

    Watch: The King's Singers' 50th (ARTE)

    The King’s Singers celebrate their 50th anniversary with a special concert as part of the Schwetzingen festival in the glorious Saint-Pancrace church. On the programme works by Ludwig Senfl, Hans Leo Hassler, Johannes Brahms, Max Reger, Toru...

  • Watch: Pomerania with Palm Trees (ARTE)

    Watch: Pomerania with Palm Trees (ARTE)

    Pomerade is Brazil’s most German town: Over 70% of its inhabitants can trace their roots to colonists coming from German Pomerania in the 19th century. Germanic culture is very much alive in the region.

  • Watch: Not without my car? (ARTE)

    Watch: Not without my car? (ARTE)

    The human population is growing and becoming more metropolitan: By 2050 two thirds of the world population will live in cities. How can we stay mobile and avoid congestion in the mega-cities of tomorrow?

  • Watch: Colombia's guerrilla movements (ARTE)

    Watch: Colombia's guerrilla movements (ARTE)

    In Colombia, there is a guerrilla movement as old as FARC, but still in action: the National Liberation Army or ELN.