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  • Watch: Asia Argento on receiving a call from Cannes (ARTE)

    Watch: Asia Argento on receiving a call from Cannes (ARTE)

    Asia Argento reflects upon what it was like to be selected in 2014 in the category "Un Certain Regard" for her fourth film. The Italian actress, screenwriter and director is a regular at the festival.   

  • Watch: Paolo Sorrentino on being at Cannes (ARTE)

    Watch: Paolo Sorrentino on being at Cannes (ARTE)

      Paolo Sorrentino, the Italian director, is often in the running against many other cinema greats at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2015, he presented Youth, with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel.   

  • Watch: Does pain have a purpose? (ARTE)

    Watch: Does pain have a purpose? (ARTE)

      How can we handle pain? With medicine? Or accept that pain is the ultimate price we pay for being alive? Raphaël Enthoven debates the issue of pain with philosopher and psychoanalyst Cynthia Fleury, and journalist Matthieu Firmin, a former...

  • Watch: Selling an organ just to get by (ARTE)

    Watch: Selling an organ just to get by (ARTE)

      Syrians have seen parts of their country practically wiped off the map. Many are in Turkey, but living conditions are difficult and harsh. For some, selling an organ seems to be the only option left to get by.  

  • Watch: The crumbling palaces of India (ARTE)

    Watch: The crumbling palaces of India (ARTE)

    Chettinad, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India has thousands of palaces. These sumptuous buildings mix East and West beautifully. But they are But they are crumbling, and under threat.

  • Watch: The last eel fishers in Europe (ARTE)

    Watch: The last eel fishers in Europe (ARTE)

      Mario Weber has been fishing the eel for 35 years. He is the last fisherman in Potsdam. The eel is still the main product, but as less of them reach the Havel from the Caribbean where they are born, he has to buy and release young eels into the...

  • Watch: The depressing truth about antidepressants (ARTE)

    Watch: The depressing truth about antidepressants (ARTE)

      Anti-depressant use is at a record high. But studies show that the efficacy of these treatments is much less than previously thought: one third of patients aren't helped by them.

  • Watch: China's sexual revolution (ARTE)

    Watch: China's sexual revolution (ARTE)

       

  • Watch: Why are there so many birds in video games? (ARTE)

    Watch: Why are there so many birds in video games? (ARTE)

      Why are there so many birds in video games? This episode of Art of Gaming is going to find out with a survey of the best bird-theme games.

  • Watch: When the virtual and the real collide (ARTE)

    Watch: When the virtual and the real collide (ARTE)

    Pokemon Go took the world by storm, much to the surprise of the world's media which had initially dismissed the game out of hand. It made augmented reality an everyday evidence. But after that came panic over people playing and getting hurt. A...

  • Watch: Tracing the last days of a friend (ARTE)

    Watch: Tracing the last days of a friend (ARTE)

    Immigration is not just about war. Through his photographic series, Hamid Akhlaghi traces the last days in Iran of Shahab, one of his best friends. Like so many others, he has decided to leave the country to pursue his studies in the United...

  • Watch: It's a question of gender (ARTE)

    Watch: It's a question of gender (ARTE)

    He likes to wear makeup but could never go outside wearing it. Over the years, photographer Yasaman Dehmyani has followed one of his friends and his gradual drift away from a society that depises him. Though the new generation has a new mentality,...

  • Watch: Images of broken lives (ARTE)

    Watch: Images of broken lives (ARTE)

    Sadegh Souri photographed the young detainees of correctional facility for minors in the heart of Tehran, Iran. A unique witness of the daily tragedy of these women, his images tell the story of these broken lives.

  • Watch: Father and daughter in Iran (ARTE)

    Watch: Father and daughter in Iran (ARTE)

    For the past two years, Nafise Motlaq has travelled across Iran to photograph father-daughter relationships, after starting with her own family. In the big cities or in the countryside, among the elites and the working classes, she portrays a...

  • Watch: A voluntary militia (ARTE)

    Watch: A voluntary militia (ARTE)

      The Bassijs are a militia of voluntary citizens. The photographer Sina Shiri followed the daily life of these young volunteers for several weeks. In spite of austere living conditions, he found himself getting attached to these young militants,...

  • Watch: A generation in search of identity (ARTE)

    Watch: A generation in search of identity (ARTE)

      Through his series of polaroids, Ali Kazemi captures a generation in search of identity, torn between the ultra-rigid norms of the religious society in which they grew up, and their irrepressible desire for freedom. Is there a future for this...

  • Watch: The freedom to be alone in Iran (ARTE)

    Watch: The freedom to be alone in Iran (ARTE)

    In Iran, being a woman living in her own is very badly looked upon, as Negar Yaghmaian well knows after trying to rent an apartment with a friend. She embarked on a photographic series that describes the daily lives of these newly emancipated...

  • Watch: Sting - Our hero (ARTE)

    Watch: Sting - Our hero (ARTE)

    Sting was an ecologically-conscious yogi hipster before it was even a thing. He's always been fighting for our right to enjoy a better future than the one we are making for ourselves. Perhaps a strange mission for someone with punk musical roots?

  • Watch: Forgotten online worlds (ARTE)

    Watch: Forgotten online worlds (ARTE)

    Every time a new MMRPG becomes popular, what's left behind is all of the MMRPGs that came before it. They are post-apocalyptic ghost worlds: the computer equivalent of the Mayan ruins. But unlike Mayan ruins, our digital worlds can disappear with...

  • Watch: Street photography in a tense political climate (ARTE)

    Watch: Street photography in a tense political climate (ARTE)

    After scouring the streets of Tehran as a professional photographer, Ako Salemi traded his camera in for a smartphone and decided to produce a more stripped back street photography. In a very tense political climate, he's cut off from conventional...