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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 […]

  • SUN VILLAGE

    SUN VILLAGE

    Sun Village is a refuge for children whose parents are serving time in prison. They live and attend school there. A unique project that aims to achieve a better future for China. Sun Village is the name of a refuge for Chinese children whose parents are serving time in prison. With no one to look after or feed them, Sun Village is a home and place of refuge for the children until their parents are released. Ironically, the woman who […]

  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

  • CONCIERGES: BERLIN, MOSCOW, PARIS

    CONCIERGES: BERLIN, MOSCOW, PARIS

    Berlin, Moscow, Paris: A concierge knows everyone and everything. But despite his ever-friendly manner, he remains something of a phantom figure. A concierge is responsible for providing everything that makes a guest’s stay more comfortable. His computer and address book are his main assets. This film tells the story of a unique profession and offers an insight into the discreet world of a job which entails everything from being a nurse to millionaires to being a magician for the rich […]

  • THE LARGEST CROCODILE IN THE WORLD

    THE LARGEST CROCODILE IN THE WORLD

    One of the most reclusive animals in the world, the “Sunda-Gavial”, is said to live in the last wooded swamps of Southeast Asia. An exciting expedition in search of the world’s largest crocodile. The largest crocodiles in the world are said to live on the Indonesian island of Borneo. To locate the species known as the Sunda-Gavial, biologist René Bonke travels to the Tanjung Puting National Park, where he is accompanied by a film team over several months and on […]

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  • THE FLYING BOYS OF GAZA

    THE FLYING BOYS OF GAZA

    For a group of boys in the Gaza Strip, parcour is a means of rebelling and defying the constraints and restrictions that have been imposed on their lives. An obstacle course of a very particular kind! As light as feathers, they leap over bullet-ridden walls, balance on bombed roofs, perform somersaults and pirouettes in the air, skip from wall to wall, sprint all the way to the beach and across the desert dunes. They are the flying boys of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • SINGERS ON THE HIGH SEAS

    SINGERS ON THE HIGH SEAS

        The best newcomers to the opera scene from Australia, Canada, France, Poland, Russia, South Korea and the USA compete against each other in an extraordinary and exciting singing competition on a luxury cruise ship. This 4-part documentary captures the most exciting and high-class contest of the musical world. During the singing competition Stella Maris, the most renowned newcomers to the international opera scene meet up for a strong-voiced battle on the high seas: Who will ultimately win? Who […]

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  • 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 […]

  • TOUR DU FASO

    TOUR DU FASO

    “Tour du Faso” is Africa’s biggest cycling race – An event attracting fortune seekers and dreamers of great variety. “Tour du Faso” is Africa’s biggest cycling race – running directly across the savannah. It’s legendary among fans and racing cyclists all around the world. While the race is an adaptation of the Tour de France, it has still retained its original and very African character as a flawed – but much more sympathetic – copy of its European model. Some […]

  • HIDDEN VENICE

    HIDDEN VENICE

    An exclusive look behind the closed shutters of the palazzi on the Grand Canal in Venice. Magnificent and mysterious. The palaces that line Venice’s Grand Canal are a treasure trove of secrets, stories and eccentric inhabitants. This series of documentaries takes a look behind the fine facades and presents a magnificent, flamboyant and luxurious side of Venice that remains hidden from the eyes of tourists. If these palaces could talk, what would they tell us of raucous parties, grand receptions […]

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