History


R.E. Olds and the First Auto City 29 min.

This documentary tells the story of Ranson Eli Olds, known as R.E. Olds, and the city where automobiles were first mass-produced. A pioneer of the American automotive industry, both Oldsmobile and REO were named after R.E. Although folklore claims it was Henry Ford who created the auto manufacturing industry in Detroit, this documentary shows that R.E. Olds, in fact, did it first in Lansing. Using...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Battle of Dien Bien Phu, the End of French Indo-China 26 min.

Since the end of the 19th century, Indochina has been a flourishing colony, the gem of the French Empire. However, the Second World War turns everything upside down. At the end of the war, the Viet Minh movement announces independence. The general Leclerc is thus in charge of restoring the French authority. However, on the spot, he realizes that the situation is not controllable and initiates nego...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Butterfly Effect (Season 3) 338 min.

The Butterfly Effecttells the big History through the tiny events that have changed the face of the world.Each episode is an invitation to relive a page of our history through spectacular reconstructions and most innovative graphic techniques.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Champollion and the Rosetta Stone 26 min.

In July 1799, in the middle of the French Campaign in Egypt and Syria, the French soldiers of Lieutenant Bouchard discover by chance at Rosetta a large black stone. This stone, also known as the “Rosetta Stone”, is in fact the fragment of a stele engraved in honor of King Ptolemy V, including three writing systems: Greek, Demotic and hieroglyphic. Soon, the scientists of the expedition record the...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Deepwater Horizon, An Ecological Disaster 26 min.

Rented by the BP oil company to drill an oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes on April 20, 2010, before sinking into the ocean and causing a gigantic oil spill. At issue: negligence in the maintenance and in the tests carried out. On September 19, after months of unsuccessful attempts, the spill is finally declared sealed. But the harm has been done: this inc...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Diderot, the Encyclopedia and the Age of Enlightenment 26 min.

On July 31, 1784, Denis Diderot passed away in Paris and with him, the memory of the biggest editorial epic of the Age of Enlightenment: the Encyclopedia, or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts and Crafts. This monumental work of art is the result of the fight of a man against obscurantism and of his unfailing trust in reason. Carried by men such as Voltaire or Rousseau, the adventure wi...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

From the Boer War to Apartheid 26 min.

August 5, 1962, South Africa—after several months on the run, the Black leader Nelson Mandela is arrested by the South African police and incarcerated in Robben Island, a fortress-like jail off Cape Town. He doesn’t know it at that time, but it is only the beginning of his penitential ordeal. Despite this imprisonment, he will quickly become the symbol of the fight against apartheid. A complex and...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Gandhi and Decolonization 26 min.

In May 1893, a man is thrown out of a train, on the platforms of the train station of Pietermaritzburg, a little city of South Africa, for daring to sit in a first-class compartment. This young Indian lawyer by the name of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has disembarked on the continent just a few days before and is having there his first experiences of racism and violence. Of this South-African life,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Hannibal Barca Against Rome 26 min.

In 814 BC, the exiled Phoenician queen Dido founds the city of Carthage on the African Coast. The city develops and takes the lead of a real maritime empire based on trade. Carthage dominates the Western Mediterranean at that time. But in the third century BC, the Roman Republic achieves the conquest of Italy. Between the two ambitious cities, the confrontation is unavoidable. Led by the General H...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Industrial Revolution and the Battle for Coal 26 min.

University of Glasgow, England, 1763. A young engineer tries in vain to fix a steam engine before finally understanding what is wrong with it. James Watt still doesn’t know it but he will soon revolutionize the world of industry. From the end of the 18th century, in the depths of the earth, night and day, men scrape, prick and dig interminable and dangerous galleries. True soldiers of the abyss, m...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019