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  • Watch: The damned of Dordrecht (ARTE)

    Watch: The damned of Dordrecht (ARTE)

    For 50 years American company Dupont has made Teflon in Dordrecht. Now the peaceful Dutch town is at the centre of a growing health scandal: Local residents have discovered alarming levels of the carcinogenic C8 molecule in their blood…

  • Watch: An ancient culture (ARTE)

    Watch: An ancient culture (ARTE)

    French reporter Alfred de Montesquiou continues his journey east. Arriving in Bukhara, a crucial staging post on the silk road, he discovers the charms of a monumental ancient city of culture, scholarship and art.

  • Watch: Discovering Iran (ARTE)

    Watch: Discovering Iran (ARTE)

    French reporter Alfred de Montesquiou follows in the footsteps of Marco Polo along the silk road. Travelling through Iran he discovers the beauty of Persian water gardens and the centre of the Zoroastrian religion.

  • Watch: How corrupt is Malta? (ARTE)

    Watch: How corrupt is Malta? (ARTE)

    Since the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta has been accused of corruption, bribery and money laundering. Maltese banks have also been implicated in the Paradise Papers revelations. With accusations of malfeasance going right to...

  • Watch: In the steps of Marco Polo (ARTE)

    Watch: In the steps of Marco Polo (ARTE)

    French reporter Alfred de Montesquiou follows in the footsteps of Marco Polo along the great highway of the ancient world, the silk road. He begins his journey in Venice, Europe’s gateway to the East.

  • Watch: La Scala in Milan (ARTE)

    Watch: La Scala in Milan (ARTE)

    Maestro Riccardo Chailly and violinist Nikolaj Znaider take over Milan’s central square for a special open air concert. Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major is followed by extracts from Nina Rota’s Fellini film scores.

  • Watch: Moscow Media Wars (ARTE)

    Watch: Moscow Media Wars (ARTE)

    How can free media outlets operate in an authoritarian country? An insider’s view of the Dojd studios, Russia’s chief opposition television network.

  • Watch: US far-right extremism reborn (ARTE)

    Watch: US far-right extremism reborn (ARTE)

    Donald Trump presides over a country with deepening divisions where rising far-right extremism is bitterly opposed by civil rights activists. And where memory of the Civil War has never faded.

  • Watch: Gay rights violations in Ecuador (ARTE)

    Watch: Gay rights violations in Ecuador (ARTE)

    Anti-discrimination laws protecting gay people are enshrined in the Ecuadorian constitution. Yet in this religious country so called rehabilitation clinics offer “treatments” to cure men and women of their homosexuality with shocking levels of...

  • Watch: Jamiroquai's comeback (ARTE)

    Watch: Jamiroquai's comeback (ARTE)

    Throughout the 1990s Jamiroquai provided us with smooth soulful tracks fit for any party like You Give Me Something and Cosmic Girl. Let’s hope that this gig marks his big comeback...

  • Watch: Serenading La Serenissima (ARTE)

    Watch: Serenading La Serenissima (ARTE)

    Guided by the journalist and writer Alberto Angela, we take a special journey through the Venetian night, taking in La Serenissima’s artistic and architectural treasures.

  • Watch: Revolutionising artists (ARTE)

    Watch: Revolutionising artists (ARTE)

    William Turner and John Constable were the two great landscape painters of nineteenth century Britain. This is the story of how their fierce competition changed their art and revolutionised the way the British view their landscape.

  • Watch: Protecting nuclear stations from terror attacks (ARTE)

    Watch: Protecting nuclear stations from terror attacks (ARTE)

    The security of nuclear power stations is a closely guarded state secret as there is a real risk from terrorism. This captivating and alarming documentary raises the question: are our nuclear sites safe from attack?

  • Watch: Are terror attacks spawning more private security? (ARTE)

    Watch: Are terror attacks spawning more private security? (ARTE)

    With recent terrorist attacks in Nice, Berlin, London and Barcelona the fear of terrorism is growing across Europe and there is increasing demand for private security. Can they really provide more protection? And does their presence lead to less...

  • Watch: An alternative to protein (ARTE)

    Watch: An alternative to protein (ARTE)

    Without protein human beings would not exist. However as meat and milk production use so much energy, Xenius looks at alternatives to these traditional sources of protein that are both healthy and environmentally friendly.

  • Watch: Copenhagen's vision (ARTE)

    Watch: Copenhagen's vision (ARTE)

      A former fishing village along the Sund strait, Copenhagen has become a visionary capital for sustainable development.

  • Watch: All about France's graffiti (ARTE)

    Watch: All about France's graffiti (ARTE)

    One of France’s best graffiti artists welcomes us into his studio. Fascinated by calligraphy L'Atlas mixes the contemporary and the classical in his work.

  • Watch: On bananas and republics (ARTE)

    Watch: On bananas and republics (ARTE)

    The humble banana funded empires. Between 1899 and 1989, the United Fruit Company planted bananas in Central America. An illuminating look at one of the world's first multinationals.

  • Watch: Free electricity for Chile (ARTE)

    Chile is at the forefront of solar power making the most of the arid sunny climate of its northern regions by creating vast solar power stations in the desert. These installations are proving so successful that Chile can provide free electricity.

  • Watch: Europe at sea (ARTE)

    Watch: Europe at sea (ARTE)

    In a thought-provoking film, the director Annalisa Piras follows the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini over two years of upheaval. A serious documentary on a determined politician's attempts to overcome Europe’s multiple challenges with...