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  • KYRGYZSTAN’S GOLD – TREASURES FROM THE FOREST

    KYRGYZSTAN’S GOLD – TREASURES FROM THE FOREST

    A documentary about an ordinary nut. We travel to the Fergana mountains in southern Kyrgyzstan for the walnut harvest and immerse ourselves in a fascinating foreign culture which is struggling to survive. The Fergana mountains in southern Kyrgyzstan are home to the world’s largest natural walnut forest. The forest covers an area the size of the Black Forest, and some of the trees are 400 years old. Walnuts are in demand well beyond the national borders of Kyrgyzstan. In the […]

  • IRAN IN OUR HEARTS

    IRAN IN OUR HEARTS

    Two Iranians from Berlin and Paris return to their old home country. They offer us a unique and personal view of Iran, avoiding the usual clichés and prejudices. Two Iranian women set off on a unique journey to their home country. Their mission: to show the world Iran through personal encounters, without the usual clichés and prejudices. Elnaz Sadoghi from Berlin and Sarah Doraghi from Paris spend five weeks travelling through the Islamic Republic with its magnificent palaces, mosques and […]

  • TRANSOCEÁNICA

    TRANSOCEÁNICA

    The world’s longest bus service operates on the Transocéanica between the Atlantic and Pacific, from Rio de Janeiro to Lima. 100 hours across the continent. A fascinating road movie that presents South America in all its ambivalence. In 2016, the world’s longest direct bus service was launched on the Transocéanica, from Rio de Janeiro to Lima. It is a journey of superlatives: 6300 kilometres in 100 hours. And a journey full of contrasts. From Rio, the bus passes through savannah, […]

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  • CLOSE TO HEAVEN – THE RICE TERRACES OF THE PHILIPPINES

    CLOSE TO HEAVEN – THE RICE TERRACES OF THE PHILIPPINES

    A unique natural landscape – the rice terraces in the Philippine Cordilleras – is facing destruction. Can this world heritage site be preserved for future generations? Over 2,000 years ago, the Ifugao mountain people began building a unique natural landscape: the world-famous rice terraces in the Philippine Cordilleras. Through a sophisticated system of bamboo shoots, canals, dams and sluices, water is routed downwards through the terraces from field to field. This unique rice-growing concept was declared a UNESCO World Heritage […]

  • CITIES BY THE SEA

    CITIES BY THE SEA

    Discover the souls of five centuries-old fascinating cities which have developed up by the sea: Hong Kong, Melbourne, Hamburg, Marseille, St. Petersburg. Cities by the sea are gateways to the world. Hong Kong, Melbourne, Hamburg, Marseille and St. Petersburg are all intrinsically defined by their position by the sea and consequently by an openness to the world, a spirit of discovery and a desire for adventure. The geo-strategic location of these cities has turned them into chess figures of changing political powers […]

  • THE MAGICAL WORLD OF THE IRULAR

    THE MAGICAL WORLD OF THE IRULAR

        For the first time, a film team has been given access to the community of the Irulars. The Irular of India speak with gods and spirits and have a unique knowledge of healing herbs. They are an aboriginal population with their own religion and culture, based mainly in the forests of southern India. For the first time, a film team has been given access to this unique community and allowed to accompany a young Irular girl, Sanjivy, who […]

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  • 199 LITTLE HEROES

    199 LITTLE HEROES

    What does the journey to school mean for a child? What do they see and what do they experience? The variety of school journeys around the world is endless, fascinating and full of surprises. 199 Little Heroes is an international series featuring children aged between 9 and 12. This documentary follows the children from around the world on their way from home to school. Their personalities are as varied as the landscapes in which they live. The children take us […]

  • THE STARS’ ROAD

    THE STARS’ ROAD

    Viewers experience the varying landscapes of south-western Africa from the perspective of its indigenous people, the San bushmen. When Xau and Ghabbo left their village and their families in the Kalahari Desert of Namibia, they did not know what to expect, how long they would be travelling, or what obstacles they would have to overcome in order to reach the legendary land of their forefathers. Taking his inspritation from the tale of an old bushmen, filmmaker Roman Teufel has recorded […]

  • STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS IN KENYA

    STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS IN KENYA

    The film documents the work of mobile street photographer Samson in Kenya. His photos introduce us to the lives of modern Kenyans – in the city and in rural regions. Nairobi is one of the most vibrant metropolises of Africa. In the middle of Nairobi City Park, we have discovered and documented true historians: not priviledge but hard-working, Nairobi’s street photographers offer us intimate views of Africa. They have been roaming the parks and public spaces of the city since […]

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