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  • Watch: Amadeo Modigliani (ARTE)

    Watch: Amadeo Modigliani (ARTE)

    A major early 20th century painter and sculptor, Modigliani made his name from portraits which according to his models laid bare their souls. His seductive female nudes are equally celebrated today.

  • Watch: The rise of Graffiti (ARTE)

    Watch: The rise of Graffiti (ARTE)

    At the very beginning of the 1980s the graffiti movement is growing. An important factor in its expansion was the underground film Wild Style! (1982). We meet its director, Charlie Ahearn and discover the role that German television played in...

  • Watch: Who's Afraid of AI? (ARTE)

    Watch: Who's Afraid of AI? (ARTE)

    Two opposing views on artificial intelligence: British filmmaker Oscar Sharp embraces the creative opportunities that AI represents whereas Cedric Sauviat, founder of the warns that it is a greater threat to humanity than the atomic bomb.

  • Watch: Ella Fitzgerald performs (ARTE)

    Watch: Ella Fitzgerald performs (ARTE)

    Ella Fitzgerald once again proved her formidable talent performing at the prestigious Swiss Jazz festival of 1975, accompanied by the Tommy Flanagan Trio.

  • Watch: The Pope's Diplomats (ARTE)

    Watch: The Pope's Diplomats (ARTE)

    The Vatican state is the world’s smallest sovereign entity but probably has the most influential diplomatic corps at its disposal. Whether in the Middle East conflict, the refugee crisis or the thaw in relations between Cuba and the USA, Pope...

  • Watch: The nuclear accident covered up for 30 years (ARTE)

    Watch: The nuclear accident covered up for 30 years (ARTE)

    An explosion in a Russian nuclear facility in the Urals in 1957 was as damaging as the Chernobyl disaster. The Russian authorities covered it up for over 30 years. When suspiciously high levels of radioactivity were detected all over Europe in...

  • Watch: A Camera for the Masses (ARTE)

    Watch: A Camera for the Masses (ARTE)

    In the 1920s Jacques Bolsey invented the Bolex, the first camera for the masses. An intimate portrait of the man and his most famous invention. Filmmakers such as Wim Wenders, Spike Lee and Barbara Hammer tell how this hardy little camera...

  • Watch: Are the police above the law? (ARTE)

    Watch: Are the police above the law? (ARTE)

    The polemic and positive news show. Up for debate in this edition: are the Police above the law? and is better quality and cheaper food a real possibility?

  • Watch: The European Passport (ARTE)

    Watch: The European Passport (ARTE)

    Travel throughout over 120 countries without a visa is possible with an EU passport. But the migration it enables is being hotly contested. Sandro Gozi, Italian Secretary of State for European Affairs, wants Europe to be rebuilt around just the...

  • Watch: Addicted to our phones (ARTE)

    Watch: Addicted to our phones (ARTE)

    Smartphone apps take up our valuable time, create addiction and distract us from many pressing issues in our lives… But wasn’t technology supposed to help us?

  • Watch: A Pearl Among Cities (ARTE)

    Watch: A Pearl Among Cities (ARTE)

    French reporter Alfred de Montesquiou continues his journey along the silk road through Uzbekistan arriving at the city of Samarkand; a jewel of Persian architecture and mythical capital of the Timurid Empire.

  • Watch: How much alcohol is too much? (ARTE)

    Watch: How much alcohol is too much? (ARTE)

    Deeply integrated into our culture and routine, alcohol is a widely available legal drug and is also one of the biggest health risks. Just how much alcohol is too much?

  • Watch: The Jihadi Prison in Syria (ARTE)

    Watch: The Jihadi Prison in Syria (ARTE)

    In Qamishli, in the Kurdish region of Syria, there is a high-security jail where all the prisoners are IS supporters. The prison’s aim is to re-educate and deradicalise its inmates.

  • Watch: Is Spain on the verge of a nervous breakdown? (ARTE)

    Watch: Is Spain on the verge of a nervous breakdown? (ARTE)

    The referendum on Catalan independence has brought Spain to its biggest crisis since the return of democracy. Madrid and Barcelona's historical rivalry resurfaces, personified in the duel between Mariano Rajoy and Carles puigdemont.

  • Watch: A state of urgent consumerism (ARTE)

    Watch: A state of urgent consumerism (ARTE)

    Everything now! What effect does a state of urgent consumerism have on our psychological well-being?

  • Watch: London's Housing Crisis (ARTE)

    Watch: London's Housing Crisis (ARTE)

    With studio flats at astronomical prices and 21,000 new build apartments remaining unoccupied, London is experiencing an acute housing crisis. A report on the protest movement in the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy.

  • Watch: Gangsters of finance (ARTE)

    Watch: Gangsters of finance (ARTE)

    Since the 2008 crisis, HSBC has been involved in countless scandals: Money laundering for drug cartels, corruption, tax fraud… And yet the international bank escapes justice with insignificant fines. Why are they “too big to jail”?

  • Watch: Pilgrims for fascism (ARTE)

    Watch: Pilgrims for fascism (ARTE)

    Mussolini’s birthplace, Predappio, has been a pilgrimage site for Italian fascists for decades. The small town’s centre-left mayor, although critical of the Il Duce cult, wants to build a museum and research centre of Fascism.

  • Watch: Egypt's Sunken City (ARTE)

    Watch: Egypt's Sunken City (ARTE)

    A few miles off the Egyptian coast, hidden underwater, lie archaeological remains, rumoured to be a lost seaport of ancient times. Today, marine archaeology is beginning to reveal the secrets of this submerged world.

  • Watch: Bon Iver live at the Cork Opera House (ARTE)

    Watch: Bon Iver live at the Cork Opera House (ARTE)

    What would suit the first few days after the bombastic New Year's festivities better than some good melancholic and inspiring music? Savour the intimate atmosphere of Bon Iver's gig at the Cork Opera House (Ireland) in this time-limited...