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 TV5MONDE USA, the first French-language television channel in the United States.
1. La miséricorde de la jungle
Tuesday, October 6, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
1998, in the Kivu region. As the Second Congo War rages, Sergeant Xavier and the young private soldier Faustin become separated from their battalion. They find themselves isolated and without resources in the largest, densest and most hostile jungle on the African continent. | Film directed by Joël Karekezi with Marc Zinga, Stéphane Bak, and Ibrahim Ahmed (Belgium, France, Germany, 2018).
© Neon Rouge Production/Perfect Shot Films/Urban Distribution International/Tact Production
2. Pierre Christin, l’espace-temps
Wednesday, October 7, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST)
A portrait of French graphic novelist Pierre Christin, considered by his fellow illustrators as one of the greatest storytellers of today. Valérian and Laureline, The Black Order Brigade, Ship of Stone or the Léna series… A work very much in tune with the convulsions shaking our contemporary world. | Documentary directed by Philippe Lespinasse (France, 2017).
© France Télévisions/Antipode
3. Si le vent soulève les sables
Thursday, October 8, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
In this African village, the well has run dry. The livestock are dying. Most of the population is heading south. Rahne, the only one able to read and write, decides to head east with his wife Mouna and his three children. A story of exodus, quest, hope and fate. | Film directed by Marion Hänsel with Issaka Sawadogo, Carole Karemera, and Asma Nouman Aden (Belgium, France, 2006).
© Marion Hänsel
4. Une planète, deux mondes sauvages : L’hémisphère sud
Saturday, October 10, at 3 pm EST (12 pm PST)
From the extreme lands of Antarctica, a territory virtually untouched by human presence, to the deep mysterious forests of Amazonia, the Southern Hemisphere is home to a wild world of untamed beauty. Weddell seals, gentoo penguins, jumping spiders, thorny devils, sharks, southern cassowaries, spectacled bears, manikins… All reveal surprising behavior. | Documentary directed by Jo Avery (France, 2019).
Sunday, October 11, at 8:30 pm EST (5:30 pm PST)
In a working-class suburb of Dakar, after the construction of a tower building, the construction workers, unpaid for months, decide to leave the country by sea to seek a better future. Following their departure, a strange fever takes hold of the young girls in the neighborhood as night falls. | Film directed by Mati Diop with Mama Sané, Ibrahima Traoré, and Abdou Balde (France, Senegal, Belgium, 2019).
© Les Films du Bal/Cinekap/Frakas/Arte France Cinéma/Canal Plus international.
=> The full schedule of the programs broadcast on TV5MONDE USA is available on the channel’s website!