AUTUMN 2022

  • TRAINED TO SEE – THREE WOMEN AND THE WAR

    TRAINED TO SEE – THREE WOMEN AND THE WAR

    In 1944, for the first time in history, the Americans give female journalists press credentials to cover the Normandy invasion. On their way along the frontlines of WWII, Martha Gellhorn, Margret Bourke-White and Lee Miller add a female subtext to war reporting which forever changes our perception of war as the “father of all things”.

  • WHEN SPRING CAME TO BUCHA

    WHEN SPRING CAME TO BUCHA

    After Russian troops withdrew from the Kyiv region, the small town of Bucha became a symbol of Russian war crimes. How do people live there now – after experiencing such trauma and while the war rages on? This film tells stories about destroyed lives, about atrocities and abysses, but also about humanity and hope.

  • 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.

  • THE HAIDA IN CANADA

    THE HAIDA IN CANADA

    Everything is connected to everything – one of four basic beliefs held by the Haida, an indigenous group of people native to the west coast of Canada. This is how they live in harmony with their environment. Skil Jaadee and her family struggle to keep up their traditions and bring back their language. This film tells their story.

  • ART IS A STATE OF MIND

    ART IS A STATE OF MIND

    Art is a State of Mind is an inspiring road trip with the conceptual artist and jack-of-all-trades Bernhard Zünkeler in search of his very subjective definition of success; an encounter with extraordinary international artists and art projects in Germany, Cuba and the United States; and a consistent discourse on what art can and must be today.

  • TALIBAN 2.0 – A NEW DAWN

    TALIBAN 2.0 – A NEW DAWN

    With exclusive and intimate access, the series takes a critical look at Taliban rule in Afghanistan over the course of a year. Each episode focuses on one Taliban official, such as the foreign minister, deputy cultural minister and the head of the Kabul police force, and it reveals the real-world effects of their control of civilian life.

  • THE DNA OF SOIL

    THE DNA OF SOIL

    We live on and from it, and yet we know very little about the soil beneath our feet. What is our soil made of? How can we use and preserve it as sustainably as possible? Scientists take a look below the surface of the earth and delve deeply into the DNA of soil.

  • RUKLA – CURRENTLY NO ENEMY IN SIGHT

    RUKLA – CURRENTLY NO ENEMY IN SIGHT

    In the small Lithuanian town of Rukla, NATO combat troops are training for an emergency. The east-west conflict is real here. While the threat still seems very abstract to some people in the town, others intensively prepare for military conflict. But then the war in Ukraine escalates and a new era begins for everyone.

  • BREAKTHROUGH STAGE

    BREAKTHROUGH STAGE

    Lucy and Yulia want to become professional theatre actors. Because of their physical disabilities, they face special challenges. Until recently, no training was available for them. The film takes a sensitive look at their path to professional theatre. They stand up not only for their own rights but also for the fundamental acceptance of difference in theatre and in society.

  • THE FUTURE OF THE CRUISE INDUSTRY

    THE FUTURE OF THE CRUISE INDUSTRY

    Cruises are enjoying huge popularity once again. More ocean-liners are docked in European ports than before the pandemic. But insiders warn of pollution and lesser-known safety risks on board the ships. Can the cruise industry satisfy continued demand but also protect the environment and guarantee passenger safety?

  • DYSLEXIA

    DYSLEXIA

    Dyslexia is a complex condition whose causes are still not fully understood. At least 5% of all children and adolescents worldwide have difficulty reading and spelling. This film looks at the psychologically stressful situation these children face. It showcases success stories and finds out how researchers are searching for causes and treatments.

  • THE BEST LOOKING BLACKNOSE SHEEP

    THE BEST LOOKING BLACKNOSE SHEEP

    Fabienne and Kilian Schnydrig and their three children live 1400 metres high up in the village of Mund, in the Swiss canton of Valais. We spend a year filming them and their 50 Blacknose sheep. From the birth of the lambs and their migration to alpine pastures to the annual highlight: the Blacknose Beauty Contest.