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  • BRAZIL – A WORLD POWER IN THE MAKING?

    BRAZIL – A WORLD POWER IN THE MAKING?

    FIFA World Cup 2014: All eyes are on Brazil – and on the legendary Maracanã, one of the largest stadiums in the world. Brazil has become the world’s leading food producer, providing the whole world with soya, sugar, coffee and meat. Huge reserves of crude oil have been discovered off the coasts. On the famous Forbes list, President Dilma Rousseff is the second most powerful woman in the world. Most of the 200 million or so Brazilians have benefited from […]

  • A BLIND HERO

    A BLIND HERO

    Otto Weidt manages to keep his employees – most of them Jewish and most of them blind – from the clutches of the Nazis. When his secretary is deported to Auschwitz, he embarks on a journey to free her. This docudrama tells of “unsung Schindler” Otto Weidt, who saved Jews from the Nazi death camps. In the 1940s, Berlin brush and broom manufacturer Otto Weidt uses cunning and payoffs to save his staff, most of them Jewish and most of […]

  • LUCID DREAMING

    LUCID DREAMING

    With opulent imagery, this film documents the latest research into the dream state abilities of our brain and the advances being made by science into the last refuges of the (supposed) unconscious. According to Sigmund Freud dreams are the “royal road to the unconscious”. Neuroscientists, on the other hand, maintained that dreams are nothing but the “waste products” of neuronal activity. The scientific study of dreams is experiencing a new boom, across all research disciplines. One of the reasons for […]

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  • O CHRISTMAS TREE

    O CHRISTMAS TREE

    Behind the scenes story of the product that is the Caucasian fir – our favourite Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is a piece of merchandise, which is in great demand. Across Europe approximately 70 million Christmas trees are sold every year. Many of them come from Denmark, where mainly Caucasian firs are cultivated. Their seeds grow in the area surrounding the small provincial town of Ambrolauri in Georgia. Even today, the cones of the Caucasian firs have to be collected […]

  • HITLER’S MADONNA

    HITLER’S MADONNA

        During the final days of WWII a drama took place at the salt mine of Altaussee in Austria. Serving as a huge repository for priceless art stolen by the Nazis, eight bombs threatened to destroy the mine. Who rescued the thousands of paintings? While the Nazis were in power, they plundered cultural property from every territory they occupied. This was conducted in a systematic manner with organisations specifically created to determine which public and private collections were most […]

  • 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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  • 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 […]

  • STEVIE WONDER – SOUL GENIUS

    STEVIE WONDER – SOUL GENIUS

    The fascinating story of one of the greatest soul geniuses of our time: Stevie Wonder Blind musician, Stevie Wonder is already recognised – in his own lifetime – as one of the greatest and most thrilling live artists of all time. The success of such pop classics as “Isn’t She Lovely”, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” or “Superstition” has made him immortal, for fans and critics alike. Both his personality and his music reflect a battle for independence: […]

  • MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S TANGO

    MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S TANGO

    A music-laden, humorous cinema documentary, capturing the many comic and charming moments when musicians from two worlds come together. Tango was born in Buenos Aires and no one dances tango as passionately as the Argentineans do – that, at least is what the Argentineans themselves believe. Tango is as Finnish as sauna and skiing – that is what the famous Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki and many of his fellow countrymen are convinced of. Two countries, two opinions, two musical traditions. […]

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  • 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 […]

  • WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER?

    WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER?

    A search for the real face behind Germany’s most common name “Thomas Müller”. This journey takes director Christian Heynen through Germany, while interviewing (almost) everybody with the name “Thomas Müller”. We start at the center of all facts, the Federal Statistical Office. Thomas Müller is the statistically calculated most average name with 81 million citizens, with more than 50.000 people  sharing this name. Now WHO is this mysterious “Thomas Müller” of Germany, who obviously represents all German men and WHAT […]

  • THE LOVE POLICE

    THE LOVE POLICE

        We all wonder about politicians’ statements, managers’ salaries and social injustice. But there are people amongst us who can no longer wonder in silence. People who urge us, to question ourselves and the system we live in. Like Charlie Veitch and his Love Police. Charles Veitch worked as a financial adviser in London’s City for seven years. In 2009 he was fired. Instead of finding a new job, he bought a megaphone. And with the help of his […]

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