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  • OSTEOPATHY – HEALING HANDS

    OSTEOPATHY – HEALING HANDS

    Osteopathy is gaining more and more supporters, and yet the manual healing method with its holistic approach is controversial and not recognised everywhere. We show where it can help and where it has its limits. Osteopaths can feel tension in the body and gently release blockages, treating the musculoskeletal system and internal organs with their hands only. They view the body as a unit and try to activate its self-healing powers. Their work is based on cause-and-effect chains, the basic […]

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  • LOST TRACES – A FAMILY HISTORY FROM THE HOLOCAUST

    LOST TRACES – A FAMILY HISTORY FROM THE HOLOCAUST

    A rural Jewish family in Germany is torn apart, forced into hard labour, deported and murdered. We trace the steps of their destruction, from mere harassment to an incomprehensible end in Auschwitz. The film tells the story of a rural Jewish family in Germany that was torn apart, its members scattered and forced into hard labour and then, when no longer deemed useful, deported via different routes and finally murdered. Glambeck, the family’s hometown, is a quaint village north of […]

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  • THE AMAZON ON THE BRINK

    THE AMAZON ON THE BRINK

    When the world’s green lungs burn, international experts and politicians take notice. We investigate the unfolding ecological and humanitarian catastrophe wrought by the Amazon rainforest fires in summer 2019. The images of the burning Amazon rainforests horrified people all over the world in the summer of 2019. Suddenly the threat seemed real – the world’s lungs were burning, and politicians, journalists and everyone else agreed that something had to be done. Without the Amazon region, the entire earth is at […]

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  • NEPAL – SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN

    NEPAL – SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN

    A land of ancient cultures, diverse peoples and religions, and an eventful history between tradition and modernity. A journey to discover Nepal’s natural beauty and the people who live in this remote setting. Nepal – A land where primeval forests meet mountain deserts, with both tropical regions and icy peaks. One of the poorest countries in the world and yet a magical, mystical place, realm of the gods and a spiritual paradise. A country of ancient cultures, many peoples, multiple […]

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  • ARABELLION – TEN YEARS LATER

    ARABELLION – TEN YEARS LATER

    Ten years after the Arabellion, we tell the whole story of the uprisings, from the viewpoint of the protagonists. How did it all start and what is life like today in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt? On 10 December 2010, the Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire out of despair at his hopeless living conditions. His fate moved hundreds of thousands of mostly young people to take to the streets to protest against the regime. The protests not […]

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  • WHALE TALK

    WHALE TALK

    Is it possible to untangle the hidden structures of the communication system of killer whales? Along the west coast of Canada an interdisciplinary, international team of researchers sets out to find answers. To understand the language of animals is an ancient dream of mankind. Do intelligent and highly communicative animals have real “languages” or merely simple communication systems? To find answers, an international team of researchers decides to adapt machine learning pattern recognition technologies for the first time to killer […]

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  • THE LOST LEONARDO – LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE PORTRAIT OF ISABELLA D’ESTE

    THE LOST LEONARDO – LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE PORTRAIT OF ISABELLA D’ESTE

    It was found in 2015 in a Swiss bank safe: the painting of Isabella d’Este, long thought to be lost. The story of an alleged art crime that has never been solved. In 2013 an oil painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci appears in Lugano: the portrait of Isabella d’Este, Marchioness of Mantua. The owner of the painting, Emidia Cecchini, is about to sell it for 140 million euros when Italy accuses her of illegal export. The painting is confiscated, […]

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  • ART COMES FROM THE BEAK THE WAY IT HAS GROWN

    ART COMES FROM THE BEAK THE WAY IT HAS GROWN

    In the Mosaik art studio in Berlin, artists with disabilities are absorbed in their work. We accompany them in the course of creation. At the Mosaik art studio in Berlin, artists with disabilities are absorbed in their work. Sabine Herpich observes the artists in the course of creation and directs her gaze at the institution itself: its processes, staff and spaces. The film succeeds in maintaining its focus on the art itself rather than the handicaps of its creators. It […]

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  • LOST IN FACE

    LOST IN FACE

    A poetic journey into the world of Carlotta, where faces remain faceless. Carlotta cannot recognize faces, not even her own. For her, human faces are no bastion of trust, but places of fear and confusion. She is one of the 1% of all people whose part of the brain responsible for facial recognition does not work properly. With his film LOST IN FACE, neuroscientist Valentin Riedl travels through Carlotta’s universe, full of anthropomorphic animals, lucid dreams and bumpy false paths. […]

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  • THE SECOND LIFE

    THE SECOND LIFE

    With millions of species threatened with extinction, three world-class museum taxidermists prepare for the European Taxidermy Championship, trying to remind us what we are about to lose forever. The world is at a turning point. Human impact threatens millions of species with extinction – with the dramatic loss of biodiversity endangering the existence of human kind itself. However, there is one obscure profession that is at the forefront of reminding us of what we are about to lose forever: Maurizio, […]

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  • MUCHA – THE STORY OF AN ARTIST WHO CREATED A STYLE

    MUCHA – THE STORY OF AN ARTIST WHO CREATED A STYLE

    From the perspective of his son Jiří Mucha, the film tells the story of Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), a pioneer of the Art Nouveau movement, who continues to influence artists all over the world today. At the end of the 19th century, Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) ranked among the pioneers of the Art Nouveau movement. Virtually overnight, he became famous in Paris thanks to his posters of star actress Sarah Bernhardt. But at the height of his fame, Mucha […]

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  • DEFENDER OF THE FAITH

    DEFENDER OF THE FAITH

    Pope Benedict XVI led the Catholic Church into its greatest crisis since the Reformation: the global child sex abuse scandal. We tell the story of his rise and fall which is symptomatic of the failings of the Church. We tell the story of a man who dedicated his life to preserving the Church but instead led it into its greatest crisis: Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI. During his 30 years working within the Vatican he was the key figure in […]

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