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  • A MOM FOR JULIA

    A MOM FOR JULIA

      Julia is born in a Russian prison. The film follows the girl’s development from the first year of her life until after she turns six. Three women take it in turns to look after her. They all want the best for Julia, but they don’t always agree on what that actually means… Anna’s daughter Julia is born in a Russian prison. Anna is allowed to keep her daughter until she turns three, then she has to give up the […]

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  • THE ART OF LIVING IN DANGER

    THE ART OF LIVING IN DANGER

    In Iran, men can legally abuse, coerce, humiliate, rule over and speak on behalf of women. A group of Iranian women’s rights activists risk their lives in order to draw attention to the systematic violence to which women are exposed in their country. A group of women’s rights activists in Iran put their lives at risk in order to draw attention to the issue of domestic violence in their country. This author-driven documentary starts with the personal story of Mina, the […]

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  • NOT JUST YOUR PICTURE

    NOT JUST YOUR PICTURE

    Layla and Ramsis, German- Palestinian siblings living in Germany, face a family tragedy far away in the besieged Gaza Strip. In the summer of 2014, Ibrahim, his wife and their five children are killed when their building is hit by an Israeli missile during an attack on Gaza. Ibrahim also had two children from a previous marriage: Layla (24) and Ramsis (26), who were born and raised in Germany. Layla and Ramsis’ grief at the death of their father and […]

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  • POSTWAR ALBUM

    POSTWAR ALBUM

    War photographer Gervasio Sánchez portrayed the post- war generation in Sarajevo. Now and 25 years ago. Twenty-five years ago, after the siege of Sarajevo, war photographer Gervasio Sánchez moved to the city and took photos of children on the war-ravaged streets. Since then, he has returned to Sarajevo every year and stayed in contact with some of his former subjects. How are the “children” now? One emblematic shot of four girls behind a shattered windshield has continued to haunt him […]

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  • I WANT JUSTICE!

    I WANT JUSTICE!

    Nineteen-year-old Ekhlas is a survivor of IS captivity who campaigns internationally for recognition of the Yazidi genocide. In 2014, the “Islamic State” launched a genocide against the Yazidi people in Iraq. Ekhlas was 14 years old at the time and the youngest sister in a family of seven siblings. Her father was killed before her very eyes and Ekhlas herself was captured by IS fighters. She tried to take her life three times, but after six months managed to escape […]

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  • THE CHARM OF THE SWARM

    THE CHARM OF THE SWARM

    The internet giant Wikipedia is about to turn 20. We take a look at its background and the future of the online encyclopaedia. In 2021, the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia celebrates its 20th anniversary. With its philosophy of “knowledge by all, for all”, Wikipedia has pushed aside all printed encyclopaedias. In total there are about 50 million articles in almost 300 languages. Anybody can contribute. But little is known about the individual creators of this vast pool of knowledge who feed […]

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  • PLAYING GOD

    PLAYING GOD

    What happens within our system of values when economic interests and people’s lives become intertwined through tragedy? Why is the life of a firefighter who died in the Twin Towers on September 11 worth on average a million dollars less than that of a stockbroker who lost his life in the same disaster? How much money should BP pay the fishermen on the Gulf of Mexico who are fighting for their livelihoods after the largest oil spill in history? Questions […]

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  • FREDERICK II – HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR

    FREDERICK II – HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR

    He was a patron of science and a reformer on the one hand, a brutal power-seeker on the other. Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, king and Holy Roman Emperor from 1212 to 1250, was a man full of contradictions. He was a patron of science, a reformer, and might even be called the first modern ruler. Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1212 to 1250, was an exceptional figure on the Roman-German imperial throne. Born and […]

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    DEADLY POWER GAMES – EDWARD II. KING OF ENGLAND

    ​Edward II ruled England in the early 14th century. He was the first king since the Norman Conquest of 1066 to be deposed. A portrait of a polarizing king and his unprecedented downfall. As historians and many of his contemporaries would agree, Edward II, who ruled England at the start of the 14th century, was not a good king. But it has to be said, they weren’t easy times either: from his father, Edward I, he inherited a bloody conflict […]

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  • SAZ – THE KEY OF TRUST

    SAZ – THE KEY OF TRUST

    It’s the journey of her life: musician Petra travels all the way from Berlin to eastern Iran, via Anatolia, in search of the origins of her favorite string instrument: the. It’s the journey of her life: Petra Nachtmanova travels to both the end of the world and the centre of her heart. The Berlin musician heads off in search of the origins of a string instrument tangled in myths, which found its way to her in the streets of Berlin […]

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  • ROUNDABOUT ART

    ROUNDABOUT ART

    Roundabouts are enjoying increasing popularity among urban planners, but also artists. We embark on an entertaining tour of Europe and introduce artists who are exhibiting their work in the middle of traffic islands. What do giant kiwis, suspended taps and luminous rolls of paper have in common? They’re pieces of art on display in the centre of traffic roundabouts, that are attracting visitor numbers museums can only dream of! Roundabouts are becoming increasingly popular because they are safer, cheaper and […]

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  • THE WOMAN WITH THE BLOODHOUNDS

    THE WOMAN WITH THE BLOODHOUNDS

    Virunga National Park with its unique mountain gorillas is in danger: Rebels and poachers are threatening this paradise in the Congo. Veterinarian Marlene Zähner trains rangers and highly specialised dogs to track down poachers. In Virunga National Park in the Congo, rangers fight tirelessly against the many poachers with the help of a highly specialised team of dogs. The park’s game population has already been decimated by 95%. Mountain gorillas are particularly threatened by extinction. Eight years ago, the director […]

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