Flagship of the GEDEON MEDIA GROUP, GEDEON Programmes, set up in 1996, has produced all its creative documentaries in the fields of history, science, nature and the environment, art and culture, and the great adventures of the twenty-first century.
Today, the GEDEON Programmes catalogue includes over 900 hours of programs, which have won around 500 awards at international festivals.
Films made in the last few years have revealed the secrets of Chambord Castle’s architecture, likely to have been influenced by Leonardo da Vinci; the highly complex maze-like interior of Mont Saint-Michel; and the Palace of Versailles as conceived by the Sun King, before it was modified by his successors.
The company’s most recent productions feature the sumptuous mosaics and frescos unearthed from the ashes during the latest excavations at Pompeii; the 2000-year history behind the creation of Vatican City, Europe’s smallest state; the correspondence between Biblical texts and archaeological rigor in the quest for the Ark of the Covenant; and the aerial dance of the acrobatic rope access technicians working to stabilize the towers of Notre-Dame.
GEDEON Programmes is more than just a producer of cutting-edge documentaries, particularly when it comes to archaeology. The company also helps fund research, as in the case of the rescue initiative for the Alexandria Lighthouse (Pharos) and the recent DNA analysis of 15 skeletons found at Pompeii.