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  • THE SECRET WORLD OF HERBS

    THE SECRET WORLD OF HERBS

    A journey of discovery through various herb-growing regions: Provence, the Alps, the Balkans, Latin America and India. Herbs fascinate people all over the world because they are so versatile: they smell good, taste good, and have healing properties. Since time immemorial, people throughout the world have used herbs: in kitchens, laboratories, in witches’ cauldrons! In Europe, the secrets of herbal medicine were guarded behind monastery walls for centuries. Only with the advent of printing did the ABC of herbs find […]

  • AT THE SOURCES OF LONG LIFE

    AT THE SOURCES OF LONG LIFE

    Eternal youth has long been a dream of mankind. These days there is less focus on taking off the years than on living a longer, happier and healthier life, maintaining fitness and youthfulness to be able to live to an advanced age. We have identified certain regions in the world where people appear to have discovered the recipe for longevity. Remarkable numbers of centenarians are leading busy, active lives in these places. Older people who have remained young and healthy […]

  • THE EXPLORERS CLUB

    THE EXPLORERS CLUB

    We follow five modern adventurers through exotic landscapes, harsh deserts and hostile ice flieds – an adventure far removed from traditional nature documentaries. The Explorers Club in New York is the epicentre of the last heroes – it is the meeting place for the planet’s most distinguished explorers. The club was formed 109 years ago and has since had some wellknown members: the Wright brothers, Roald Amundsen, Edmund Hillary, Charles Lindbergh. Today, hardly a patch is left that has not […]

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  • 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 […]

  • COPACABANA – THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

    COPACABANA – THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

    Once nothing but a sleepy fishing village, today one of the most famous beaches in the world. Copacabana, the most famous beach in Rio de Janeiro, is a dream destination with an incredible draw – the myth of a carefree life, sun, sand and sea. This film presents a colourful collection of people who have sought and found happiness on the Copacabana. Pedro Aguinaga, ex-chaperone to Liza Minelli and Tina Onassis, has always lived along the four kilometre long bay […]

  • SPA ROYAL

    SPA ROYAL

    Vichy, Carlsbad, Bad Ragaz – The splendid health spas of the belle époque remain to this day, with their eccentric architecture, exclusive Grand Hotels, glamorous thermal springs, bright columned halls, playful drinking fountains and broad promenades. The most successful spas have been able to hold onto the old understanding of the good life while simultaneously embracing modernity. Set against some of the most stunning landscapes in Europe, these health resorts continue to expand our knowledge of the healing power nature […]

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  • MYSTERIOUS MARINAS

    MYSTERIOUS MARINAS

      In high-end cineflex images immerse yourself in the stories of old pirate dens, poor fishing villages and jet-set life. It is a refreshingly different view on the conventional travelogue. All major discoveries in history started onboard of a ship – off to new shores, off to new ports. According to this motto, we set out to explore five showcase marinas located on some of the world’s most picturesque and strategically important coastlines. It is not about mega-ports and their […]