Sometimes shocking or comical, taboos and laws have shaped the face of our world. Travel with Christian Laurence who shares the humorous and unusual portraits of different cultures by which they live.

 

Subtitles: en
Episode 6 Nov, 18 2018 03:10 am
South Africa With Nelson Mandela as its inspiring figurehead, the abolition of apartheid promised South Africa a bright future. More than 20 years on, it's clear that with economic inequality, guilt or exasperation by the whites, or racism between black communities, the situation remains extremely tense. Directed by: Christian Laurence (season 1, Canada, 2015) With Christian Laurence.
Episode 4 Nov, 21 2018 03:10 am
Algeria In conservative Algeria, any pleasures are immediately suspect. Accordingly, we find a difference between what people pretend to be and what they actually are. Christian Laurence talk to citizens seeking compromise between the bans imposed by society and their own desire for freedom. Directed by: Christian Laurence (season 1, Canada, 2015) With Christian Laurence.
Episode 7 Nov, 22 2018 02:58 pm
Madagascar This is the island of taboos or "fady"! Madagascar has a highly original culture, a mixture of African, Eastern and colonial influences. Christian Laurence meets the Madagascans, who deal on a daily basis with astonishing limitations, like the inhabitants of a weavers' village who are banned from eating garlic. Directed by: Christian Laurence (season 1, Canada, 2015) With Christian Laurence.
Episode 8 Nov, 24 2018 06:40 pm
Germany Germany certainly owes its economic success to the discipline and industriousness of its inhabitants. In the land of Kant and Schopenhauer, if a rule exists, it's because it has proved useful! Christian Laurence meets campaigners who believe that wasting resources should be banned. Directed by: Christian Laurence (season 1, Canada, 2015) With Christian Laurence.
Nov, 29 2018 02:58 pm
Episode 9 Dec, 01 2018 06:40 pm
Sweden Often held up as a model, Sweden promotes laws seeking to eradicate all forms of cultural, racial or sexual differences. However, this social democratic, multicultural and profoundly feminist Utopia has its own shortcomings: by seeking to banish its taboos, it has created new ones. Directed by: Christian Laurence (season 1, Canada, 2015) With Christian Laurence.
Dec, 08 2018 03:07 am