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Alain Etoundi - Allez tous vous faire enfilmer! - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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France

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After multiple organizations refused to finance his film Un frère comme moi (A Brother Like Me), Alain Etoundi decided to speak out by making a short film called Allez tous vous faire enfilmer! (Go Film Yourselves!). He criticizes the French film industry for not doing justice to suburban black communities, preferring instead to churn out films with stereotypical black characters.

Alain Etoundi - Allez tous vous faire enfilmer! - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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France

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In the final segment of Alain Etoundi's Allez tous vous faire enfilmer! (Go Film Yourselves!), Etoundi denounces the French criminal justice system, which tends to punish poor people of color more heavily than affluent white people who commit similar crimes.

Bicloune - Magasin de vélos à Paris

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France

Bicloune is a unique bicycle shop in Paris with a wide variety of models, from antique bikes from 1905 to contemporary foldable ones. Audrey Hepburn supposedly used to ride a bicycle like one found in this store.

La Conspiration d'Orion - Conspiration 1/4 View Series

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France

Step inside the world of the Orion Conspiracy, a fictionalized (or is it?) documentary produced and directed by Seb Janiak. Part One will leave you asking questions, and eagerly anticipating the next installment.

La Conspiration d'Orion - Conspiration 2/4 View Series

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France

Part Two of this “documentary” takes us further into the world of unidentified flying objects and government cover-ups. According to the film’s creator, “This film is neither a work of fiction, nor a documentary. Forget the words ‘esoteric’ or ‘fantastic,’ here we’re speaking about reality...”

La Conspiration d'Orion - Conspiration 3/4 View Series

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France

How would you feel if you found out that a government research program could effectively control the climate, remotely and silently destroy anything and everything, and manipulate human behavior? Sound like science fiction? Watch the latest installment of the Orion Conspiracy, and decide for yourself.

La Conspiration d'Orion - Conspiration 4/4 View Series

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France

In the final part of this film, we find out what the real motivation is behind the Orion Conspiracy. As it turns out, like so many other things, it’s “all about the Benjamins…”


Need to get more of your conspiracy-theorist fix? Watch the film in HD quality here. After all, “The only new things are those which have been forgotten.”

Le Jour où tout a basculé - À la recherche de mon père - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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France

In this new series, Le Jour où tout a basculé (The Day When Everything Turned Upside Down), a mother and son's close relationship is about to change. Enzo, who lives with his mother Murielle, runs into a man with a distinctive tattoo. Determined to track down the man, whom he believes to be his father, he starts an inquiry of his own despite his mother's skepticism.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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Canada

In the first episode of this documentary on Quebec, a young Frenchman shares his impressions on Canada. As the interviewees in the film demonstrate, the Quebecois have conflicting attitudes toward the French—some see them as "snobs," while others see them as just "polite."

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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Canada

In the second episode of "Le Québec parle aux Français," we learn more about the complex relationship between the French and the Quebecois throughout history. We also learn about the evolution of the French language in Quebec—according to a former Prime Minister of Quebec, the province even "spoke French before France"!

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

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Canada

The situation of the French language in Quebec is controversial and complex. Montreal was an English-speaking city until 1920, and it wasn't until the passage of Law 101 in 1977 that French became the official language of Quebec. According to some of the interviewees in this video, Québécois French is in a precarious position once again, with municipal signage and corporate names in Montreal reverting to English, as well as shopkeepers who refuse to speak French.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

One might think that the push to remove anglicisms from the French language would be stronger in France, but the larger movement to "purify" French is actually happening in Quebec. Many Québécois worry that the French language is endangered in Canada, and the Quebec government has taken measures to preserve it by inventing new words instead of borrowing from English. That's why an email is still un email in France, but un courriel in Quebec.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 5 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

French Canada is a cultural mosaic that is still exploring its identity. Some French Canadians feel more American than French, while others feel more of an allegiance to their French roots. Somehow, a Quebecois nation is emerging out of all this, but not without some growing pains.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 6 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

In part 6 of "Le Québec parle aux Français," the interviewees compare and contrast the immigrant situation in France and Quebec. France, being a smaller country, creates additional pressure for immigrants, while in Quebec, immigrants do rather well. Later, Olivier treats us to a little song he wrote himself.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 7 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

In part seven of this series on Quebec, Olivier focuses on something that is dear to the hearts of many Québécois: the majestic Saint Lawrence River. He also explores their relationship with money and the way they conduct business. Olivier asks whether it's easier to do business in Quebec or in France. Quebec, it seems, offers more opportunities for companies, with fewer regulations and restrictions, while France remains a very productive country despite the thirty-five-hour workweek.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

In part 8 of "Le Québec parle aux Français," Olivier discusses the cost of maintaining a high standard of living. Is France living beyond its means? Heavy taxation and full employment would go some way toward balancing the national budget and covering the cost of welfare programs.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 9 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

Quebec may never answer the vexing question: Should Quebec remain part of Canada or not? While opinions are divided, Quebecois don't necessarily show the same passion as the French when debating hot issues.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

Quebec's current relationship with France is complex. French politicians tend to tread carefully regarding Quebec's sovereignty. For many years France adopted a policy of "neither indifference nor interference," a more neutral stance somewhere between a hands-off policy (which could be seen as complete abandonment) and an overly intrusive relationship. Sarkozy moved away from that policy, but his successor Hollande revived it.

Le Québec parle - aux Français - Part 11 View Series View This Episode

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Canada, France

Oliver concludes this eleven-part series with a visit to Fort Chambry, where French and British armies fought over new Canadian territories. How did this affect the present? Olivier leaves us to draw our own conclusions and assures us that he is fond of the Québécois as much as they are fond of him. He shares his final impressions of Quebec in a lovely song at the end.

Le Tapissier - L'artisan et son travail

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

René-Marc Cohen, a very fine artisan, will show us how to upholster a squat armchair, "un fauteuil crapaud" (literally a "toad armchair").

Les Héritiers - Les bonnes recettes - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

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Canada

For more than ten years, Les Héritiers [The Heirs] restaurant in Montreal, which specializes in French cuisine made from Quebecois ingredients, has been concocting dishes like risotto with marinated ginger and rack of lamb with garlic and rosemary sauce. But the food isn’t the only reason for the popularity of Les Héritiers: you can bring your own wine!

Les Héritiers - Les bonnes recettes - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

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Canada

Ever heard of a pleurotte mushroom? Lacking as we are in mushroom expertise, neither had we—until we visited the kitchen of Les Héritiers, that is! What’s better than getting to watch a scrumptious dish of pleurottes, brie, escargots, and garlic, all together in a puffed pastry, be prepared before your eyes? Getting to eat it, of course!

Lionel - à la ferme View Series

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France

Lionel shows us around a family farm that spans three generations. This traditional dairy and cattle farm takes good care of its animals, which enjoy a special "cow wash." Nursing cows are allowed a break from milk production prior to calving, and nothing is left to chance as the sex of the newborn calf is predetermined thanks to artificial insemination.

Morlaix - Visite de l’atelier View Series

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France

Enjoy browsing through this charming boutique in Brittany called "La Dilettante." There, you'll find an eclectic range of objects and paintings on driftwood, linen, and traditional canvas, all with a distinct nautical or country theme.

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