ARTE EDITORIAL GUIDELINES - page 10

TERRES D’AILLEURS
WUNDERWELTEN
THEMATIC SELECTION
The films in this series delve into the enthralling and mysterious world of different cultures and
societies – in Europe and elsewhere – and take viewers on a journey of emotional discovery
that transcends the conventional repertoire of tourism or folklore.
APPROACH
Wunderwelten/ Terre d’ailleurs tells stories that zoom in on individuals, offering insights into
their lives and their dreams, hopes, expectations and changing circumstances – things which
forge an identity and which viewers in France and Germany will find interesting and worth
exploring. Each documentary centres on the individual(s) concerned and their social milieu.
The films follow a dramatic arc, beginning with a promise to viewers and ending with a
fulfilment.
The narrative hones in on one or two central figures, observed without judgment or prejudice.
The films touch an emotional chord, while a clear structure and aesthetic appeal arouse the
viewers’ curiosity, encouraging them to dip into an unfamiliar environment that frames the
experience of these compelling protagonists.
Captivating camera work and a story worth telling transport viewers into an authentic life
scenario which is usually off their radar.
These stories generate identification by following a well-defined dramatic principle, such as “The
day that changed my life”, “I have a dream” or “Before and after” – stories that reflect a
challenge to the person at the centre.
LENGTH AND GENRE
43 minutes
Documentaries
ARTE GEIE UNIT: KNOWLEDGE
SLOT CODE:
828
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