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“Secrets de plantes” on Arte

As sublim as they are, the plants surrounding us make up a familiar setting that we see and know little. The Secrets de Plantes collection invites us to discover four commun plants, and reveal their unsuspected qualities.

Scientists, farmers, economists, sociologists, change our view of the nettle, the arabis, the yew and the lotus. They unveil their applications and the new technologic, medical, economic and social issues. When our societies are questioning their relationship to biodiversity, we travel the world and discover how plants become partners of our lives.

Broadcast on Arte as part of a Biodiversity special program:

– Friday May 21st
4.55pm: The Arabis, the genetic meccano
10pm: The Lotus, from spirituality to hypertechnology

– Friday May 28th
4.55pm: The Yew, at the frontiers of life
10pm: The Nettle, toward a savage garden

A collection suggested by Gabriel Chabanier (Le Miroir), directed by François-Xavier Vives, commentary read by Marie-Christine Barrault.

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“Mort(s) de la rue” (Dead(s) from the street), on France Télévisions

“Homeless found dead in the squat he was living in.”

Every year, around 360 homeless die, not from cold but by destitution, negligence and violence. Bernard was one of them; well-known figure in Bayeux, he died at the age of 46 in and because of the street. “Mort(s) de la rue” goes back over his record to understand its breaks: childhood in foster care, work as a packer in a factory in the area, lay-off, two failed love stories, rehabilitation attempts, eviction from his home, alcoholism, life on the street, and eventualy death right in the center of the city.

Can society avoid the tragic death of those people who are rejected by it? Bernard was esteemed and taken care of by the social services up to the end.

A TGA Production, France Télévisions, CFRT coproduction, with the participation of Centre Images – Région Centre, PROCIREP, ANGOA, CNC

  • More information on France 5 website (in french)
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Mini festival immuno

Over the five past years, the European Federation of Immunological Societies organises the Day of Immunology to make people aware of a little know “organ”: the immune system.

This year, in France, the Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers (CRC) takes part in the day by organizing an event open to everyone, in the heart of Paris.

There will be talks with specialists, science documentaries, exhibitions and workshops for everyone.

Free admission subject to availability.

Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, 15, rue de l’Ecole de Médecine 75006 Paris

> See the program of the day on the CRC website or download the program in pdf format (in french)
> See the European Federation of Immunological Societies website

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Researcher’s Film Festival

For the new edition of the Researcher’s Film Festival, CNRS and Lorraine Universities invite us to look at, explore through, share and understand science.

The festival seeks to share the great adventures of science led by researchers in connection with contemporary issues. Knowledge is constantly questioned and today we can’t conceive scientific research without ethics, morals, or without considering its implication to the world.

Nancy, Palais des Congrès

> More information on the website