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India
Part of the Series: Earth on Edge Series
Following the flow of the Ganges, India is facing many climate related problems. In the Himalayas, the Gangotri glacier is melting. In the Sundarbans, 4 islands have disappeared since 1975. To the south, tornadoes from Bangladesh have pushed Bengalis towards…
Christian Louboutin: Top of the Heels
Start spreading the news, don't wait for the other shoe to drop: fall for Christian Louboutin! From his Egyptian boat, the designer draws his own portrait. From Paris to Milan, from London to New York, follow the red sole man…
Marlon Brando: An Actor named Desire
The anatomy of a myth. Ten years after his death, a fresh and unflinching look at the most legendary actor of all times, Marlon Brando. Summer 1943. A young 19-year-old man dressed simply in jeans, T-shirt and a red Fedora…
Design: Made in France
They are today's experienced talents of French Design. Matali Crasset, Mathieu Lehanneur, Patrick Jouin, Jean-Marie Massaud, Christophe Pillet, Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance, the Bouroullec brothers and others, confide the way they see objects and forms. These new faces of Design develop a…
Mark Zuckerberg: The Real Face Behind Facebook
Part of the Series: Ground Breakers Series
At only 27 years, Mark Zuckerberg is worth about 30 billion. Launched in his dorm eight years ago, today Facebook has over 850 million followers! An incredible success story! If everyone knows Facebook, few people know about his creator's real…
Ingvar Kamprad: The Man Who Has Furnished The Planet
Part of the Series: Ground Breakers Series
Ingvar Kamprad was born in 1926 in Smaland, a Swedish deprived region. Small shopkeeper in the 50ies, he quickly understands the world is changing: the industry is imposing its economic model everywhere. An economic model he will apply on furniture.…
When Neandertal Met HomoSapiens
80,000 years ago, Neanderthal and our direct ancestor Homo-Sapiens had not just lived together. They also had relationships... A new version of "Beauty and the Beast"! Thanks to the Max Planck Institute of Leipzig, Deutschland, we now know that this…
The Idiot Cycle - What You Aren't Being Told About Cancer
Did you know that the same chemical companies who are responsible for cancer causing chemicals are also invested in and produce cancer treatments. The most profitable disease on the planet. These chemical companies have now lobbied against long term health…
Philippines
Part of the Series: Earth on Edge Series
Every year, the Philippines are subjected to violent typhoons and flooding. Farmer's suffer from the season changes and the rice productivity fall. Every effort is made to protect the rice growing and to counter to climatic ravages. Will Filipinos take…
Steve Jobs: The Way Steve Jobs Changed The World
Part of the Series: Ground Breakers Series
Steve Jobs changed our lives. By launching the iPod in 2001, he revolutionized our way of listening to music. Apple's founder proved then once again that he's a genius at the edge of technology and innovation, 25 years after having…
Richard Branson: The King of Virgin
Part of the Series: Ground Breakers Series
The first Virgin company was a small mail-order record retailer that quickly grew until the first record shop was opened on Oxford Street, London. Branson then opened a recording studio with only one contracted recording artist, Mike Oldfield, before signing…
Bill Gates: A Tycoon Story
Part of the Series: Ground Breakers Series
Gates is the former chief executive and current chairman of Microsoft, the world's largest personal computer software company. While at Harvard, Gates developed a version of the computer programming language, BASIC, for the firt microcomputer. Guided by a belief that…
Philip Knight: The Man Who Runs The World
Part of the Series: Ground Breakers Series
An entrepreneur at heart from the Stanford faculty benches, Knight stumbled upon the very first pairs of sneakers in Japan. Those cheap and resistant shoes were manufactured by a certain Mr Onistuka to whom Knight purchased a few samples that…
Sao Paulo: Kidnapping
Part of the Series: The Most Dangerous Cities
15,000 homicides per year, 900 abductions in the last four years, and 1,200 armed assaults per day make Sao Paulo one of the most violent cities in the world. Public officials aren't capable of putting down law and order. The…
The Ukranian Powder Keg
On February 20th 2014, Maidan square exploded. Following this event, President Viktor Ianoukovytch fled the country and left power. Three weeks later, Crimea voted its unification with the Russian Federation. The country is now on the verge of a civil…
Solar Energy: Myth or Reality
First developed in the 1950s by NASA for space exploration, solar energy was never really considered as a reliable source of energy for widespread use because of its high cost and limited output. But today, thanks to major cost reductions,…
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Tunisia
Part of the Series: Earth on Edge Series
Tunisia is a hotspot for climate change. Along the 1300 km coast, a lot of tourist facilities are built without respect of the minimal environment rules. This environment issue was a taboo under the Ben Ali's dictatorship. Will the new…
Secrets of History: Portraits - Casanova
Giacomo Girolamo Casanova (2 April 1725 - 4 June 1798) was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Story of My Life, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and…
Bope: The Dark Side of Rio
Part of the Series: The Most Dangerous Cities
Everyone knows the glamour of Rio but these dreaming realities hide a world of violence. The BOPE, a military troop of elite has been created to clean the Rio "favelas" from drugs and arm traffics. Their disputed and violent methods…
Mexico
Part of the Series: Earth on Edge Series
Over 40 million Mexicans are living in risky "climate zones". Hurricanes, desertification and floods are not the only problems the inhabitants are facing. On the shores of Tabasco, the ocean is eating up the coast. Over 10 meters every year...