A film by François-Xavier Vives

Running Time: 90' & 52'

/ Format: HD

/ Available versions: FR | EN

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COSMIC FLOWS - Opening sequence

Sciences Prime-time slot (France 5)


Man has always sought to seek further afield. After the seafaring explorers of the 16th century, 21st century cosmologists today navigate more celestial oceans, with each mission providing an ever-broader and more impressive cartography of our surroundings. At the avant garde of modern technology, these strange travellers are actually immobile, and their vessels are powerful and spectacular telescopes, on the Earth or in space, constantly widening the limits of our knowledge and giving form to our dreams of infinity.

From Hawaii to Australia, via South Africa and West Virginia (USA), we set out on an incredible scientific and human adventure to visit the planet's greatest cosmic exploration centres to discover the new challenges involved in understanding the universe. A journey on Earth and in the heavens that will take your breath away!

A film by François-Xavier Vives
With the participation of the astrophysicist Hélène Courtois

Producer: Camera Lucida Productions (Valérie Grenon, François Bertrand)
In coproduction with NHK
With the participation of France Télévisions and Ushuaïa TV

Bring ideas to life, tell stories through images with a high quality standard


Created 15 years ago by François Bertrand, Camera Lucida is an independent production company, offering a wide range of documentary films on various themes, from Science to Society, including Art, Nature and Music.