New Releases

  • BEYOND REVOLUTION – UKRAINE AFTER MAIDAN

    BEYOND REVOLUTION – UKRAINE AFTER MAIDAN

    Through the stories of three prominent Ukrainian politicians, from 2013 to the present, we witness the country’s struggle for democracy, self-determination and geopolitical stability. We follow our protagonists as they evolve from activists to politicians in a fragile democratic system, to defenders of their country against the invasion of Russia.

  • SEARCHING FOR TRACES – LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN FORENSICS

    SEARCHING FOR TRACES – LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN FORENSICS

    They are the unsung heroes of crime investigation – forensic scientists. We meet Europe’s leading experts in forensics. We learn about the newest methods in their profession, what made them choose their path, how they became involved with law enforcement, and we take a closer look at their most exciting cases.

  • ITHAKA – A FIGHT TO FREE JULIAN ASSANGE

    ITHAKA – A FIGHT TO FREE JULIAN ASSANGE

    Filmed over two years across the UK, Europe and the US, this documentary follows 76 year-old retired builder, John Shipton’s tireless campaign to save his son, Julian Assange. Weaving historic archives and intimate behind-the-scenes footage, this story tracks John’s journey alongside Julian’s fiancée, Stella Moris, as they join forces to advocate for Julian.

  • DANCING PINA

    DANCING PINA

    Pina Bausch revolutionised modern dance with her choreography. But what remains of her legacy? Two spectacular dance projects show how a young generation of dancers from all over the world is rediscovering Pina‘s choreography – A visually intense and emotional journey into the world of modern dance and beyond.

  • FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    Friend or foe? In less than half a second, our brains form an opinion about a person based on their expressions and voice. But AI technology can also interpret our emotions, health and personality more and more accurately on the basis of increasing volumes of data. This film offers us an insight into the latest scientific findings.

  • THE NEW COLD WAR – MORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EUROPE?

    THE NEW COLD WAR – MORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EUROPE?

    March 2022. Russia is waging war on Ukraine. Inside Russia, strategic nuclear weapons are being relocated. President Putin has openly threatened to use nuclear weapons if the West provided Ukraine with military support. The return to nuclear weapons is an issue we discussed with many international experts back in 2018. We now got in touch once again with many of the people we spoke to, back then.

  • DELICIOUS ITALY

    DELICIOUS ITALY

    This journey takes us from Piedmont via Tuscany to Sicily and the southernmost tip of mainland Italy, to Apulia. Far from bustling tourist hotspots, we look at the soul of Italy: each episode is a culinary voyage of discovery that takes us to our protagonists’ most sacred place: their kitchens.

  • LOCKED UP AND FORGOTTEN – PSYCHIATRIC CARE IN EAST GERMANY

    LOCKED UP AND FORGOTTEN – PSYCHIATRIC CARE IN EAST GERMANY

    The film looks at the traumatic experiences of patients in East German psychiatric care. It sheds light on often inhumane conditions in psychiatric institutions and on dubious forms of therapy. The documentary is a powerful portrayal of the struggle to reform “soul work under socialism”.

  • Detentions at the Womens March 2020 in Minsk

    BELARUS – THE SHORT DREAM OF FREEDOM

    In 2020, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus protested against the rigged elections. State authorities reacted with brutal violence and many protesters, including leading opposition figures, were forced to flee. We meet them in exile, where they relentlessly fight for the ones they have left behind and for a better future for their country.

  • „Bis zum letzten Tropfen – Die Doku“: Abfüllanlage für Mineralwasser, hergestellt aus deutschen Grundwasservorkommen. 
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    THIRST – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ALL OUR WATER IS GONE

    Die Ressource Wasser wird immer knapper. Wir zeigen, wie Menschen mit Trockenheit und Dürre ringen, zum Beispiel in USA, in Afghanistan, Indien oder Deutschland. Welche Auswirkung hat Wasserknappheit auf Pflanzen und Tiere leiden und wie die Konflikte um Wasser eskalieren.

  • KYRGYZSTAN – THE NOMAD YURT SCHOOL

    KYRGYZSTAN – THE NOMAD YURT SCHOOL

    In northern Kyrgyzstan, many families are reviving ancestral traditions and bringing herds to graze on mountain pastures during the summer. We find out about the traditional family life of the nomad children and we accompany them to the yurt school, where teacher Jenya introduces them to the modern world and Kyrgyz traditions.

  • CHILD TRAFFICKING – THE HUMAN TRAFICKERS’ MAFIA

    CHILD TRAFFICKING – THE HUMAN TRAFICKERS’ MAFIA

    Lured by promises of a better life, children and young adults are smuggled out of Vietnam into Europe, where they are exploited, and some even disappear. The film follows the trail of the Vietnamese mafia across several European countries to Great Britain. High-ranking investigators, witnesses, victims and perpetrators tell their tale.