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  • THE SECRET REVOLUTION – WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA

    THE SECRET REVOLUTION – WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA

    In deeply conservative Saudi Arabia, women are calling for change. A portrait of pioneers who want to reshape society: an editor-in-chief, a lawyer and a politician.  In Saudi Arabia, Wahhabism, the most austere form of Islam, permeates all areas of public life. In particular, it dominates the everyday life of women, who still need a male guardian even as adults. It is all the more astonishing that a number of women have recently achieved professional and even political success – […]

  • VOICES OF VIOLENCE

    VOICES OF VIOLENCE

    In the DR Congo, women are systematically exposed to the brutal practice of rape as a weapon of war. A film about unimaginable violence and a political and social system that turns a blind eye to these atrocities. A film about the unimaginable violence to which women in the DR Congo are subjected and a political and social system that turns a blind eye to these atrocities. Women are systematically exposed to the brutal practice of rape as a weapon […]

  • WAR AND GAMES

    WAR AND GAMES

    Drones and remote-controlled weapons and robots are the war technology of the future. Controlling them via a screen is like playing a computer game. The film visits laboratories, games designers and guardians of morality. Sophisticated new machines can spot the movement of every mouse and man in water, on land and in the air. And they can kill. Automatically. Operating drones and remote-controlled weapons via a screen is like playing a computer game. What do game designers have in common […]

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  • PICTURING WAR

    PICTURING WAR

    The internet and press are full of photos from the world’s war and crises regions. Who decides which photos we see? How do they end up on our screens? We accompany a war photographer to Iraq, Syria and Rwanda. Pictures determine how we perceive the world. And no pictures are as important as those that document human oppression, persecution and murder – war pictures. We accompanied war photographer Benjamin Hiller to places rarely visited by normal citizens: refugee camps in […]

  • 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 […]

  • POISONED FIELDS – GLYPHOSATE, AN UNDERRATED RISK?

    POISONED FIELDS – GLYPHOSATE, AN UNDERRATED RISK?

      Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used weed killer. Some consider it harmless, others say it is a serious health hazard for man and animals. A highly topical investigation into a controversial substance. Glyphosate is the world’s best-selling herbicide. Most glyphosate products are used in agriculture. They are a simple and cost-effective way of controlling weeds that can otherwise persist for years. Some consider it to be completely harmless, while others say it is a serious health hazard for […]

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  • FURUSATO

    FURUSATO

    A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. A teen rocker, a media-savvy activist, a conflicted TEPCO engineer, and a female horse breeder cope with the loss of their homes and the unseen danger of radiation. Each faces a crucial decision: to stay or to go? Furusato, or hometown, is an unsettling […]

  • PARCHIM INTERNATIONAL

    PARCHIM INTERNATIONAL

      A Chinese investor buys the regional airport of Parchim in provincial north Germany to turn it into a hub for international cargo and passenger transport. Sheer megalomania or enviable drive and enthusiasm? In 2007 Chinese investor Jonathan Pang bought an old military airport in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, northern Germany. In the small town of Parchim, he wants to create an international hub for air cargo transport between China, Europe and Africa. Mr Pang plans no less than to reroute international commodity […]

  • ON THE RIM OF THE SKY

    ON THE RIM OF THE SKY

    In a remote village in western China, long-time primary school teacher Shen and newcomer volunteer Bao come into conflict. It is a clash of generations: youth versus experience, trust versus suspicion. Gulu is an idyllic village perched precariously on the edge of a cliff in China’s Sichuan province. Isolated and without electricity or contact to the outside world until a track is built in 2004, it is heaven on earth to its inhabitants. For over 26 years, substitute teacher Shen […]

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  • ARABIC CIRCUS

    ARABIC CIRCUS

    A film about growing up under the influence of the Arab Spring and Islam, Morocco’s only circus school and perhaps the most splendid hipster moustache in North Africa. „My mother says I’m still fooling around. That’s not true. I just live my life like I feel it.“ Snoopy is 26 and wants to become a world-famous circus artist. But Morocco’s conservative society does not like oddballs like Snoopy, and an artist’s career is still frowned upon. „You like to watch […]

  • THE VIRGIN OBSESSION

    THE VIRGIN OBSESSION

    In Islam, as in many other religions, sex is forbidden outside of marriage. What does this mean for young Muslims who live in modern, western societies? How significant is virginity for young people from immigrant families? For young Muslims, sexual autonomy is a constant battle against the values handed down by their parents‘ generation. This film focuses on psychologist Ahmad Mansour, lawyer and women’s rights activist Seyran Ateş, Femen activist Zana Ramadani and the young student Arife Yalniz. They have […]

  • ASIA’S LAST CHEETAHS

    ASIA’S LAST CHEETAHS

    The Asiatic Cheetah is a critically endangered species. Only 40-70 of these wild cats survive today in Iran. Animal welfare activists have launched a broad rescue mission to save these hunters from extinction. Cheetahs in Asia? Yes, they do still exist. But only 40-70 of these graceful hunters are left in the wild, surviving today exclusively in Iran. These Asiatic Cheetahs are the rarest big cats in the world. Mohammad Farhadinia is one of the most eminent experts on Asiatic […]

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