“In the Name of Law & Order” ( Arte, 2023)

“Au nom du maintien de l’ordre” is now online on ARTE in two episodes (2 x 52 min).

The documentary looks at policing doctrines from Seattle in 1999 to the Gilets Jaunes and the Hamburg G20. A film by Paul Moreira (Premières Lignes) with whom Marc Meillassoux (DeepDocs) worked on the German chapter (Investigation, production and camera).

How did we evolve from policing to crowd control that resembles low-intensity warfare? The documentary examines the new doctrines of policing, giving the floor to numerous witnesses and specialists, including police officials and vendors of “reduced lethality weapons”.

Combining their disarmingly frank comments with sometimes harsh immersion in processions in France, Germany and the United States, these two episodes demonstrate that this evolution in the control of demonstrators, symbolized by the massive and uncontrolled use of rubber bullet weapons, is the result of schemes thought out and accepted by police hierarchies. Fear is spreading through the processions, and it’s clear and worrying that this repressive shift is threatening civil liberties.

December 2022

The German National TV Deutsche Welle will air our documentary ‘Disappear – Cover your Online Tracks’ on Dec. 13 2022 (on air, streaming). Our investigation looks into how different groups and communities (low risk users, schools, researchers, journalists, minorities) can learn to protect and secure their online privacy and intimacy by using certain technologies and adopting secure online behaviours. The documentary will be available in English, Spanish, Arabic and Hindi. It is also available in German, French, Italian, Polish on Arte TV.

August 2022

We have been working on the series ‘Roots – How to Save the Earth’ for the European Broadcaster Arte. The series addresses the problem of greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture (a quarter of all emissions). Journalist Pierre Girard takes us to meet farmers from all over Europe who offer surprising, new or very old methods to take care of the earth, and tackle environmental problems… at the root. We especially worked on the the topics of “Soil Desertification” and “Sustainable Agriculture”. The series is available in 6 languages (in English below).

March 2022

‘Disappear -cover your online tracks’ available on ARTE in six languages

Disappear has been aired on arte ARTE on Nov. 24 2021 (52 min) and is now available on with subtitltes in six languages in its original version (80 min).

It will be aired on France 24, dubbed in English, French, Spanish and Arabic (2022, TBA).

More info on the dedicated page above.

What is DeepDocs?

Deepdocs produces documentary films reflecting on social and technological shifts with a focus on humanities. Deepdocs films are independently produced, with an effort made to diversifiy the production resources and in a desire to improve critical thinking and empower our audiences.

Deepdocs promotes Creative Commons licences, alternatives to copyright licences, in order to democratize culture.

What’s new

Disappear is a documentary film currently in production. It is dedicated to privacy and regaining control of our personal data online. It is a Sequel to Nothing to Hide (2017).

You can follow updates about the film on its Kickstarter page.

Nothing to Hide is a documentary film dealing with the puzzling “I have nothing to hide argument” rethoric and the passive acceptance of mass surveillance. It is available in seven languages under a Creative Commons Non Commercial No Derivatives licence on Vimeo and Youtube.

Learn more about the two films in the menu above.


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