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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…
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…
Miami: A World of all Excess
Part of the Series: The Most Dangerous Cities
Miami is a huge city undergoing an explosion: an explosion of drug trafficking (Miami is the American capital of cocaine) and a demographic explosion, with large numbers of Latin American immigrants. Since 2005 the city has experienced its greatest real…
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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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…
Caracas: Gangs, Favelas and Miss Universe
Part of the Series: The Most Dangerous Cities
Caracas, a metropolis of more than 5 million people, is a land of contrasts: poverty, wealth, consumption extreme oil galore, insecurity and crime records form the identity of this place. Caracas is far from a quiet town. Some do not…
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…
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.…
Morocco
Part of the Series: Earth on Edge Series
93% of its surface is arid or semiarid. The natural resources are dying; desertification and erosion are increasing every day. With an economy founded on tourism and agriculture, the country is vulnerable to the climate's whims.
Johannesburg: The Hell on Earth
Part of the Series: The Most Dangerous Cities
South Africa is one of the most violent countries. Johannesburg, which is the financial center, is central to this violence. Detached houses turned into bunkers, bars at windows, railings to reinforce doors, the wealthy live in constant fear of being…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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...
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…