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    • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE CISTERCIANS

      IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE CISTERCIANS

      We travel to France, Germany and Italy to find out about the fascinating world of the medieval Cistercian Order. What was the secret behind their incredible achievements and skills that ranged from fish farming to astronomy? Three films rediscover the world of Cistercian Monasteries revealing the reasons for the cloisters’ old success story and taking us from the present day into the fascinating world of the Middle Ages – into the architecture, painting, book illumination, sculpture, commerce, horticulture and viticulture, […]

    • SOORA – BREAKING THE SILENCE

      SOORA – BREAKING THE SILENCE

      In Iran, men can legally abuse, coerce, humiliate, rule over and speak on behalf of women. Five female activists run a one-year campaign. Their goal is to pass a law that makes domestic violence a crime. Banafsheh (36), Sedigheh (33), Zahra (37) and Jelveh (41) are Iranian feminists who have been working with abused women from different regions, social classes, religions and educational backgrounds for years. In 2016, in an attempt to raise awareness for women issues and to end […]

    • LIBERACE – THE KING OF BLING

      LIBERACE – THE KING OF BLING

      He was an icon, flamboyant pianist, egomaniac, showman par excellence: Liberace – the King of Bling – enjoyed an unparalleled career. The salon pianist turned megastar lived the American dream, but it was a life of unmatched paradox and eccentricity. He was an icon, flamboyant pianist, egomaniac, showman par excellence: Liberace – the King of Bling, led his life in the fast lanes between Hollywood, Las Vegas and Palm Springs. In the middle of the Californian desert, where Hollywood stars […]

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    • SIDELINE

      SIDELINE

      In the bowels of the European football world, where the contrast between success and failure is particularly stark, African youths pursue their dream of a successful football career. For poor African boys and their families, football is a popular way of escaping what is often a desperate situation. On every African street corner, from dawn till dusk, kids and youngsters can be found kicking around a ball. They hope their football talents and skills will help them break down the […]

    • GIOVANNI BELLINI AND ANDREA MANTEGNA

      GIOVANNI BELLINI AND ANDREA MANTEGNA

      Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini are among the most important artists of the Early Renaissance. Their work was closely interlinked and yet they remained rivals throughout their lives. Who were these men? Both born in Italy in the 15th century, Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini became the most important artists of the Early Renaissance, although they could not have been more different. The two painters, who were brothers-in-law, influenced each other’s work for many years, but throughout their lives they […]

    • MISSING WOMEN AND THE BACHELOR TIME BOMB

      MISSING WOMEN AND THE BACHELOR TIME BOMB

      Today, Asia is “missing” 150 million women: 70 million in India, 50 million in China, 20 million in Vietnam, 10 million in Korea. The result of population control policies imposed by the West. The fight for women as tradable commodities takes on a new dimension. Asia is “missing” 150 million women because parents are choosing to give birth to boys and aborting daughters. This “gendercide” is the result of politically motivated population control policies imposed by the West more than […]

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    • WHALE TALKS

      WHALE TALKS

      Biologists and computer linguists team up for the first time to decode the language of orcas and launch a scientific expedition into the mesmerizing inlets of Northern Canada and Norway. Tales and legends exist in many cultures of people blessed with a gift that allows them to communicate with animals. Understanding the language of animals is an ancient dream of mankind. Behavioural scientists like Konrad Lorenz, Jane Goodall or Dian Fossey are icons in this field, even if some of […]