Japan: Inside the Closed world of Sumo

In Japan, sumo isn’t just a sport. It is almost a religion with its stars hailed as Demi Gods. But it’s a world closed to outside influence, where scandals are immediately covered up, women are considered unclean and the parents of students are asked not to visit their children for years.

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Parties, Bars and Clandestine Restaurants: The Covid Rebels

Faced with the closure of bars, restaurants and sports halls and the ban on parties, more and more French people are deciding to rebel. We join 300 revellers at a secret rave in Paris and profile others flaunting the rules.

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The African-American Elite

While African Americans are more likely to live in poverty than any other ethnic group, America is also home to the biggest group of wealthy, highly successful black people in the world. Now, 1 in 50 African American families are millionaires, forming part of a new ‘black elite'.

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Hikikomori: The Locked Generation

They are becoming more and more numerous, but we do not see them. Some disappear into solitude without anyone noticing. These are the ‘Hikikomori’. In both France and Japan, we follow psychiatrist Marie-Jeanne Guedj as she endeavours to understand ‘Hikikomori’ and treat those who are suffering from the condition.

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Ibiza: The Island of Two Faces

With its legendary nightlife and iconic DJs, Ibiza has the reputation as a kind of Disneyland for adults. But hardly anyone has seen all the different facets of this extraordinary island.

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Bhutan: The Dictatorship of Happiness

With its exquisite natural beauty and emphasis on ‘Gross National Happiness’ Bhutan seems like a model for the rest of the world. But behind this idyllic façade there lies a more complex reality.

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The New Gurus of the USA

In an America in search of meaning, gurus, healers, shamans and other modern wizards have become the new providers of meaning. Festivals, retreats and detox courses promising spiritual wellness are multiplying.

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Fat Camps

There are 14 million obese teenagers in the USA, four times more than 30 years ago. But for those who can afford it, there's a solution. We follow some of them during their three month stay at Camp Pocono, a fat camp. Will it meet all their expectations?

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An American Satan

An immersive journey into one the most fascinating phenomena of American religious pluralism. Founded in 1966 in California by Anton Szandor LaVey, the Church of Satan has often been surrounded by mysteries, scandals and moral panics.

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