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  • 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.

  • Watch: Virtual reality - art of gaming (ARTE)

    Watch: Virtual reality - art of gaming (ARTE)

    Melek visits VR developers Illusion Walk at their Berlin offices and tries out the latest in virtual reality gaming technology.

  • Watch: North Korea - the metamorphosis (ARTE)

    Watch: North Korea - the metamorphosis (ARTE)

    Kim Jong-un has ordered the North Korean economy to be developed at the same speed as the country’s nuclear programme. Old buildings are renovated and new building sites abound as Pyongyang changes face.

  • Watch: Romanian women heading west (ARTE)

    Watch: Romanian women heading west (ARTE)

    Tired of the macho-attitudes of men from their country, many Romanian women are looking further afield for relationships based on equality and mutual respect.

  • Watch: Can vaccines cause individual risks? (ARTE)

    Watch: Can vaccines cause individual risks? (ARTE)

    Vaccines save lives and control pandemics, but they can also cause individual health risks. How many vaccinations are reasonable? And should governments make them mandatory?

  • Watch: The Hives still at top of game (ARTE)

    Watch: The Hives still at top of game (ARTE)

    After five studio albums and worldwide success, the Swedish rock band are still at the top of their game. This performance was recorded at the Deichbrand festival in Germany on July 20th 2018.

  • Watch: Editors rock the Deichbrand Festival (ARTE)

    Watch: Editors rock the Deichbrand Festival (ARTE)

    Hailing from Birmingham, Editors' driving yet melodic brand of rock recalls the Strokes and Echo and the Bunnymen. This performance was recorded at the Deichbrand Festival in Germany on July 21st 2018.

  • Watch: Saving Syria's agriculture (ARTE)

    Watch: Saving Syria's agriculture (ARTE)

    When fighting in Syria drew close to Aleppo, agronomists at the International Centre for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) launched a daring operation to save their collection. They managed to evacuate almost all of their seed bank to...

  • Watch: Rascally racoons (ARTE)

    Watch: Rascally racoons (ARTE)

    Native to North America, Racoons have been present in French and German forests since they were introduced in the 1920s. Although irresistibly cute and cuddly, their presence has caused problems for humans and other animals.

  • Watch: The oldest tree in Japan (ARTE)

    Watch: The oldest tree in Japan (ARTE)

    Discover in Tokyo an ancient cherry tree; the oldest in Japan. Its delicate blossoms and gnarled trunk have inspired and awed generations of artists, and moved its visitors to reflect on its ephemeral beauty as a metaphor for the ephemeral beauty...

  • Watch: Isle of Rhé's beauty (ARTE)

    Watch: Isle of Rhé's beauty (ARTE)

    Just off the west coast of France near La Rochelle, the Isle of Rhé offers a diverse landscape, with the sea an ever present menace.

  • Watch: Cristina Branco (ARTE)

    Watch: Cristina Branco (ARTE)

    Cristina Branco mixes Fado, the Portuguese vocal tradition, with jazz sounds in her emotional songs.