Every week, France-Amérique will compile a list of 5 films, series, documentaries, cooking shows, and children’s shows you don’t want to miss on TV5 Monde USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States.
1. De par chez nous
Monday, August 17, at 11 am EST (8 am PST)
Host Marième Ndiaye travels to meet French-speaking Canadians who have a major and positive impact on their community and their region through local initiatives. Kim and Maude Limoges, with their company Aventure Rose-des-Vents in Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, together with Jérôme Landry and Marie-Eve Godbout, of Valmont Plein Air in Cap-Chat, offer tourists and locals alike an opportunity to discover their regions in a different way. | Documentary directed by Henry Bernadet and Catherine Leblanc, presented by Marième Ndiaye (Canada, 2018).
© Catherine Leblanc
2. Cavanna, jusqu’à l’ultime seconde, j’écrirai
Tuesday, August 18, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Who could forget the thundering indignation of François Cavanna, the father of satirical newspapers Hara-Kiri and Charlie Hebdo? Through interviews conducted shortly before his death in 2014, forgotten archives and personal accounts, broadcast for the first time, Denis and Nina Robert paint the portrait of a veritable icon of a rebellious and totally free press. | Documentary directed by Denis and Nina Robert (France, 2015).
© Arnaud Baumann
3. Chacun son monde: Kalinagos, la mémoire des ancêtres
Wednesday, August 19, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST)
Halfway between Guadeloupe and Martinique, the independent island of Dominica is amongst the most beautiful and authentic in the Caribbean. Pascal Sarragot and Floriane Brisotto immerse themselves in the daily life of the Kalinagos: While Pascal journeys deep into the forest with Nanichi, Floriane follows Louisette to the market in Roseau. | Documentary directed by Pascal Sarragot (France, 2017).
© Bo travail !
4. La source
Thursday, August 20, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Forced to take over the family plumbing business after the sudden death of his father, Samir has a sudden revelation: What he really wants to do is become a surfer! From then on he does everything possible to make his dream come true. Beginning by the basics: learning how to swim. | Film directed by Rodolphe Lauga with Sneazzy, Christophe Lambert, and Alice David (France, 2018).
© Christophe Brachet
5. Les pieds dans le tapis
Friday, August 21, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
Morteza learns that his father, a carpet seller in Tehran who was supposed to be in Asia, has just died from a heart attack… in Brive-la-Gaillarde! His mother and him travel to France to collect the body and to find out more about his death. Surprises await. | Television film directed by Nader T. Homayoun with Golab Adineh, Babak Hamidian, and Michel Vuillermoz (France, 2016).
© David Koska
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5 Monde USA is available on the channel’s website!