Self-Access Centre - French - TV Documentaries

Aung San Suu Kyi : Prisonnière en Birmanie

Arte , 2009
An eloquent inventory of Burma, commented on by the most famous prisoner of conscience in the world, whose detention has been extended.
Politics & Public Policy
  • No subtitles
  • 60

Cocteau on Film

A documentary on film by major filmmaker and poet Jean Cocteau
  • English subtitles
  • 60

Congo River, au-delà des Ténèbres

Arte , 2009
The Congo River flows over 4,000 km across Africa. This long journey begins in his mouth and slowly back to its source. On the shore, residents, merchants, travelers, fishermen, soldiers and rebels, women and children have adapted their lifestyle to that of rivers.
  • French subtitles
  • 117

Être et avoir

Nicolas Philibert , 2002
How do we learn to live with others and their wishes? Director Nicolas Philibert poses this question in a village schoolhouse in Auvergne, where Georges Lopez teaches 13 children, ages ranging from about four to 12. Against a landscape of mountains and farmland, from driving snow to rain to sun, the children gather in Lopez's warm and colorful classroom, to read, write dictation, cook, and sort things out.
  • English subtitles
  • 104


Yann Arthus-Bertrand , 2009
A Stunning Visual Portrayal of Earth.With aerial footage from 54 countries, Home is a depiction of how the Earth's problems are all interlinked.
  • No subtitles
  • 95

Ils Etaient les Brigades Rouges

Arte , 2011
From the testimony of four members of the commando who abducted and executed Aldo Moro in 1978, Mosco Boucault Levi tells the story of the Red Brigades. A captivating film on the movement of the iconic 1970s in Italy.
  • French subtitles
  • 140


Nicholas Hulot
Nicholas Hulot presents two short documentaires on the Himalayas. He first from the North West of India explores the geography and the people of the region. The second looks at the lives of the 'Honey Hunters' in Nepal.
  • No subtitles
  • 97

La démocratie des Moi

Bernard George , 2009
Using historical footage this documentary explains the concept of the 'personalisation of politics'.
Politics & Public Policy
  • No subtitles
  • 52

Le monde selon Monsanto

Marie-Monique Robin , 2008
In March 2008, French journalist Marie-Monique Robin released the results of her three years of research worldwide into the multinational biotechnology corpaoration - Monsanto.
Politics & Public Policy
  • No subtitles
  • 108

Le Silence Beckoning

Arte , 2007
In The Beckoning Silence, Joe Simpson--whose amazing battle for survival featured in the multi-award winning "Touching the Void"--travels to the treacherous North Face of the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineerings most epic tragedies.
  • French subtitles
  • 75

Les Beatles

, 2005
A Documentary looking at the rise of The Beatles using rare footage and interviews.
  • No subtitles
  • 58

Les Inconnus

3 Fench male humourists and excellent funny actors in different sketches
  • No subtitles
  • 90