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Greenlit: After Stonehenge, BBC4 / PBS / ARTE

After Stonehenge w/t (1 x 60′) – Professor Alice Roberts presents an archaeology documentary that uncovers a 3,000-year-old village in a farm quarry. Channel: BBC4 / PBS / ARTE Producer: 360 Production TX: TBC Source: Broadcast

Greenlit: Picasso, The Legacy, Ovation TV

Picasso, The Legacy  (1 x 60) – A historical and cultural examination of the enigma that was Pablo Picasso. This film explores one of the longest and most-complicated estate inventory and legal settlements in the world of modern art. Thanks to unprecedented access to family archives and exclusive interviews with close friends and family members, the […]

Greenlit: Bon Apetit: Gerard Depardieu’s Europe, Arte / Planete+ / SBS / TV5 / Globo

Bon Apetit: Gerard Depardieu’s Europe (aka  A Pleines Dents!) (10 x 60′) – Documentary series in which Gerard Depardieu travels across Europe with friends in search of local cuisine. Channel: Arte (France), Planete+ (France), SBS (Australia), TV5 (Canada),  Globo (Brazil) Producer: Les Films d’Ici 2 TX: TBC Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: Rise of the Killer Virus, Smithsonian Channel / CCTV 10 / RTBF / ZDF/ARTE / VRT

Rise of the Killer Virus – In the early 1980s a mysterious virus appeared to emerge on the streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Its earliest victims were young gay men. What followed were years of fear, confusion and ignorance that only compounded the threat of HIV, which even today remains the biggest viral […]

Greenlit: Night Will Fall, HBO / Ch4 / ARTE / Channel 8 / ARD / TVP / VPRO / Keshet TV / DR TV / YLE / NRK / RTVSLO

Night Will Fall – A powerful documentary about the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the efforts made by combat and newsreel cameramen to document the almost unbelievable scenes encountered there. It uses original archive footage and eyewitness testimonies to tell the extraordinary story of the filming of the camps. The film also explores […]

Greenlit: Barack Obama, le Temps du Bilan ( Barack Obama: Inside His Presidency, Arte / BBC

Barack Obama, le Temps du Bilan (Barack Obama: Inside His Presidency) (4 x 60′) -Documentary series that uses interviews with government officials and experts to examine the highs and lows of  Barack Obama’s US presidency. Channel: Arte (France) / BBC / Producer: Brook Lapping TX: TBC Source: TBI Vision

Greenlit: Breath of Freedom, Smithsonian Channel / MDR/ARTE

Breath of Freedom (1 x 120′) – They fought for democracy in a segregated army and marched as conquerors into a country in ruins. Finding a “breath of freedom” in post-World War II Germany, African-American soldiers experienced for the first time what it felt like to be treated as equals – and returned home determined […]

Greenlit: Life on Us, ARTE , SBS Australia, Globosat, RTBF, Discovery EMEA

Life On Us (1 x 90’) – A microscopic safari around the human body to meet the weird and wonderful organisms who live, breed and die on our bodies. Channel: Arte/SBS Australia / Discovery EMEA / Globosat (Brazil), RTBF (Belgium) Producer: Mona Lisa TX: TBC Source: Zodiak Media press release

Greenlit: Gambling on Extinction, ARTE, SBS, TVP, VRT, Animal Planet, W5

Gambling on Extinction – Documentary that explores the the illegal trade in ivory, rhino horn and tigers. Channel:  Animal Planet / W5 (Canada) / ARTE (France) / SBS (Australia) / TVP (Poland) /  VRT (Belgium) Producer: Real to Reel Productions / A&O Buero Filmproduktion TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Sand Wars, TSR, SRF, SVT, ORF, RSI, TVE, PTS, Télé‐Québec, Arte

Sand Wars (1 x 52′ / 1 x 75′) – A documentary that reveals how beaches are being threatened by the demand for sand in the construction industry which has resulted in a damaging smuggling trade in sand. Channel: TSR (Switzerland) / SRF (Switzerland) / SVT (Sweden) / ORF (Austria) / RSI (Italy) / TVE […]

Greenlit: Rio, Planète+ / Arte

Rio w/t (1 x 90′ + 5 x ) –  Docudrama / series that celebrates the 400th anniversary of Rio de Janeiro in 2015, that uses CGI to chart the construction of the city. Channel: Planète+ (Brazil) / Arte (France) Producer: Gédéon Programmes (France) / Conspiracao (Brazil) TX: 2015 Source:  Realscreen

Greenlit: Deadly Depths, Arte France, SVT, RTP, TG4, ERT, NRK, RTBF, Deutsche Welle

Deadly Depths (1 x 90′) – Documentary that goes beneath the world’s oceans to discover what has happened to the million tons of tons of chemical weapons that have been dumped in the sea since the early 20th century. Producer: Georama TV Productions (France) TX: Spring 2014 Source: C21

Greenlit: Six in the City, RTÉ2

Six in the City (6 x 60′) – Three socially incompatible couples compete to show each other the ultimate night out to win their dream ‘Big Night Out’ abroad . It all adds up to a reality TV comedy of manners as the couples terrorise each other with their hilariously mismatched social agendas.  As nights […]

Greenlit: The Big Dig WW1: Revealed, Channel 5 / Arte France / WGBH / History Channel

The Big Dig WW1: Revealed  w/t (1 x 45′) –  Messines is one of World War One’s most iconic Battlefields. Between 1914 and 1918 the Allies and the Germans fought for control of Messines – taking, losing, and re-taking this strategic ground. The fighting culminated in the Battle of Messines in which 600 tons of […]

Greenlit: Looking for Pablo Picasso, Arte

Looking for Pablo Picasso (1 x 90′) – Documentary about the Spanish artist. Channel: Arte Producer: Gedeon Programmes TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: The Strange Theatre of Madame Tussaud, Arte

The Strange Theatre of Madame Tussaud (1 x 90′) – Documentary about Marie Grosholtz, a wax modeller, who later founded Madame Tussauds Museum in London in the 19th century. Channel: Arte Producer: Gedeon Programmes TX: TBC Source: C21

Greenlit: Great War Diary, Arte, NDR, SWR, WDR, BBC, NTR/VPRO, ORF, RAI Education, S4C, TG4, Ceska Televize, Historia, RTV, SVT, TSR, YLE

Great War Diary  (8 x 60′ / 4 x 60′) – Landmark history series that uses dramatic reconstructions and first person testimony mined from war diaries, love letters, archives, military papers etc. to tell the story of WWI from the perspective of the people who were caught up in the events. Great War Children’s Diary […]

Greenlit: 24h Jerusalem, Arte, BR, YLE, NRK

24h Jerusalem (24-hour) – Documentary filmed by 60 teams across 24 hours in Jerusalem on April 18th/19th, 2013. Channel: BR (Germany), Arte (Germany & france), YLE (Finland), NRK (Norway). Funding from several German filmfunds. Production: zero one Film (Berlin) / Alegria (Paris) Producer: Zero One Film (Berlin) TX: April 2014 Source: Zero One Films  

Greenlit: The Sprial, Arte, SVT, NRK, YLE, TV3, VRT, VARA

The Spiral (5 x 60′) –  Ambitious cross-territory, multiplatform crime-mystery programme that that sees thieves planning to steal valuable paintings, those paintings vanishing from actual art collections and the viewing public drafted in to help solve the crimes and find the paintings. Channel: Simultaneous broadcast by Arte (France/Germany) / SVT (Sweden) / NRK (Norway) / […]

Greenlit: Trashopolis, Smithsonian Channel / ARTE / History Television Canada

Trashopolis (5 x 45′) –  Comic book writer Jesse Blaze Snider narrates a docuseries that explores how Paris, New York, Rome, Cairo and London were built on trash. Channel: Smithsonian Channel (USA)  / ARTE (France) / History Television Canada Producer: Pixcom Productions (Montreal) / Taxi-Brousse (Paris) TX: 6th November, 2011 Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: The Secret Disco Revolution, Bravo!, Canal D, Knowledge Network, ZDF/ARTE

The Secret Disco Revolution – Feature-length documentary directed by Jamie Kastner that is an ironic investigation into the history of disco. Channel: Bravo! / Canal D / Knowledge Network (Canada) / ZDF / ARTE Producer: Cave 7 Productions TX: TBC Source: Realscreen The (Secret) Disco Revolution Trailer from Jamie Kastner on Vimeo.

Greenlit: Hollywood Complex, ARTE

Hollywood Complex (1 x 86′) – Independent documentary that follows the inhabitants of a Los Angeles housing complex that is home to young actors and their parents during the US pilot season. Watch trailer. Channel: ARTE Producer: Dylan Nelson and Dan Sturms TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Wild Australia, National Geographic Aus, NDR Naturfilm, ZDF/Arte, NDR LMA

Wild Australia (4 x 60′) –  Sumptuously shot in full HD over multiple episodes Wild Australia will showcase some of our most iconic and significant national parks and what makes each ecologically unique. Featuring ‘blue chip’ animal behaviour footage, the series will take Australians beyond National Parks as tourist attractions and into the heart of […]

Greenlit: Looking for Nicolas Sarkozy, ARTE

Looking for Nicolas Sarkozy (1 x 60′ + 1 x 90′) – William Karel-directed documentary about French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Channel: ARTE Producer: Roche Productions TX: TBC Source: Realscreen

Greenlit: Farewell Comrades, Arte / ZDF / YLE

Farewell Comrades (6 x 52″) – Documentary series chronicling the collapse of the Soviet Empire. Channel: ARTE France, ARTE G.E.I.E., ZDF ARTE, YLE Producer: Artline Films (France) / Gebrüder Beetz (Germany). TX: TBC Source: http://www.farewellcomrades.tv/

Greenlit: Wikileaks: War, Lies and Videotape, Arte / LCP Assemblée Nationale

Wikileaks: War, Lies and Videotape (1 x 60′) – Investigative documentary about six  months in the unfolding story of the whistle-blowing Wikileaks website. Channel: Arte / LCP Assemblée Nationale. Acquired by Discovery Europe, TV4 (Sweden),  TSR (Switzerland), RTBF (Belgium), TVP (Poland), MTV (Finland), NDR (Germany) Producer: Premières Lignes TX: Various Source: TBI

Greenlit: Grenzgaenger, ZDF/Arte

Grenzgaenger (5×60′) – Natural history series that explores the the flora and fauna of the former East-West German border; a 1400km strip of land that came to symbolise both a divided country and the Cold War itself.  Andreas Kieling – Germany’s foremost wildlife film-maker –  walks the length of the former Iron Curtain, exploring a […]

Greenlit: Sentinel Animals, ARTE

Sentinel Animals (5×60′) – HD series exploring how researchers are trying to work out animals’ warning systems work: can help us avoid the devastation of natural disasters? It looks at strange animal behaviour in before the tsunami in 2004, and how catfish can help predict seismic tremors in Japan. Channel: ARTE (France) Producer: Marathon / […]