Tag: documentary

New edition of ENQUETE DE SANTE on France 5


This Tuesday May 10th at 8:45pm, the team behind popular “The Health Magazine” takes over the prime time slot for public broadcaster France 5 with a new edition of health magazine HEALTH INVESTIGATION on the issue of proximity hospitals & maternities closures, a growing phenomenon in France.

Should proximity & health security be confronted as two opposing values? In the long run, are all proximity hospitals & maternities bound to be closed by the state health administration? Are this closures the insurance for a safer health system or a sure sign of the disengagment of the State, a traditional cornerstone of the French health system?

The documentary will be followed by a debate moderated by hosts Marina Carrère d’Encausse, Michel Cymes and Benoît Thevenet.

To learn more, a quick look at the website

CAPA puts « A Chef in Prison » for 13ème Rue



This Tuesday March 24th at 10:30pm, cable channel 13ème Rue premieres the first episode of documentary series « A Chef in Prison » (3×52’) produced by CAPA and helmed by renowned French chef Thierry Marx.

Used to prison environments since he’s been teaching cooking classes in prison for years, he’s agreed to find out in what conditions inmates abroad lived.Travelling to three different European prisons, all exceptionnal because of their functioning, he meets inmates more than willing to share about their daily life experiences and discovers astonishing detention conditions.

Starting with Volterra in Italy, his first stop in this prison journey where culture has softened behaviors within this once dangerous prison. To conclude his visit, the Michelin-starred chef prepares a meal with the inmates and shared it with those he’s met and gotten to know.

The second episode which sees Thierry Marx head to the Belgium prison of Andenne is already scheduled to air on March 31st at 10 :25pm on 13ème Rue. The final episode will see him conclude his journey in Norway.


“Irradiated Food” in our plates on France 5



This Sunday March 15th in prime-time, Capa Presse presents its new 52’ documentary « Irradiated food » in the Docs du Dimanche collection. It’s an investigation into one of the food industrie’s most well-kept secrets … nuggets, shrimps, spices: some of our food is irradiated!

Officially, it’s for our own good: radioactivity is effective in killing germs and limiting the risks of food poisoning. But this technology might also have side effects on our health and thus remains on of the food industry’s most obscure pratices to date.

During their investigation, the CAPA team met with both a professional from the industrial irradiation world and one of the only researchers to have proved the link between irradiated food & cancer, trying to balance both side of the debate. They also shone a light on the issue of labelling and consumer information, an often neglected element that sometimes leads to fraud.

Fraud which they themselves undercovered in Belgium … nothing much can said about this health scandal as it is still under official investigation but it seems irradiation was used to freshen up rotten chicken carcasses that were then sold to the general public.

Be careful at what you put in your plates from now on!

CAPA invites you to go offline for a night on Canal+



This Wednesday February 25th in prime time, Canal+ premieres a 90’ documentary produced by CAPA TV, « Digital Detox » on a new kind of life experience in front of the camera. Ultra-connected journalist Pierre-Olivier Labbé takes on the following challenge : to take a step back from the Internet for 90 days in order to reconnect with his life from before smartphones, apps, etc…

Indeed, in our day and age, how can one work, move around, go out, learn, meet and exchange ideas outside of the internet? Pierre-Olivier Labbé exchanges his smartphone and his more than 100 apps for a « dumbphone » of the Nokia 3310 variety. In his daily professional life but also with his family and friends, he’ll have to face funny situations, sometimes grotesque, often inextricable.


To go offline means to isolate oneself completly from the world at large. At a time where the market share of smartphones is growing exponentialy growing and connected objects are taking over our daily lives, our guide in this experiment decides to shut it all off and invites us to see the consequences of such an action.

Here’s a look at the trailer, directed by Pierre-Olivier Labbé & Pierre-Louis Lacombe:

CAPA PRESSE stands up against school bullying on France 2



Throughout Tuesday February 10th, broadcaster France 2 is mobilizing against school bullying with special programming culminating with the broadcast of the Capa Presse documentary « Souffre-douleurs, ils se manifestent » (The victims are taking a stand) at 10 :25pm in the #Infrarouge timeslot.

Shot by Andrea Rawlins-Gaston & Laurent Follea, this documentary  sheds light on an unknown & trivialized phenomenon in France, despite 10% of pupils officially defining themselves as victims of bullying. 6 youngsters have agreed to be the figureheads  in the fight to get this cruel reality recognized. To make French society face the truth of the situation and offer solutions, they’ve decided to tell their stories, the harsh reality of this social phenomenon and its devastating consequences.

This documentary will be accompagnied by a public declaration signed by hundreds of young victims and their parents. Published in the press, this manifest will also be present on the social plateform put together by France Télévisions, where victims of school bullying and their parents will be able to sign it as well and take part in the fight to recognize this horrible phenomenon.

Under the hashtag #harcelementscolaire on Twitter, the night’s programming will continue at 11 :20pm with a debate on how to break the silence surrounding school bullying to help viewers learn more about this often denied phenomenon in France.