CHILDREN & YOUTH

  • 199 LITTLE HEROES

    199 LITTLE HEROES

    What does the journey to school mean for children? What do they see, what do they experience? Children around the world travel to school in a variety of fascinating, surprising ways. Meet our little heroes in South Africa, Jordan, Laos, Germany, USA and many other countries on their sometimes long and arduous, joyful and adventurous ways to school.

  • HOW BIG IS THE GALAXY?

    HOW BIG IS THE GALAXY?

    Seven-year-old Zakhar lives in the remote north of Siberia. This year, a teacher is moving in with his family to homeschool him. With the vast, snow-covered tundra as its backdrop, the film observes Zakhar’s family’s everyday activities – herding reindeer and fishing are their principal livelihoods.

  • BEYOND BORDERS – STORIES OF FREEDOM AND FRIENDSHIP

    BEYOND BORDERS – STORIES OF FREEDOM AND FRIENDSHIP

    How do we go about making films for children fleeing wars and crises? What can such films accomplish? What inspiration can the cinema give these children for their future? Can film work relieve suffering or even provide hope? A group of 7 young filmmakers from Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Germany, Colombia and Iran were selected to tackle these questions.

  • POWER TO THE CHILDREN

    POWER TO THE CHILDREN

    They campaign against child marriage, child labour, domestic violence and pollution. Children in India have started to take control of their lives by setting up children’s parliaments. Together, they can make a difference. We show how these children have opted to pursue a new path – with astonishing determination, courage and creativity.

  • NOT WITHOUT US!

    NOT WITHOUT US!

    Fourteen countries, 16 children, five continents, one voice. All 16 children share with us their thoughts, desires, fears and hopes. Inquisitive and hungry for education, they want to change the world. A film about the future of the planet, a future these children will one day help to shape. And an appeal to us all: NOT WITHOUT US!

  • C-SECTION CONTROVERSY

    C-SECTION CONTROVERSY

    Within just twenty years, caesarean section rates have more than doubled in most industrial nations. Caesareans save lives, but in some countries more children are born by c-section than vaginal delivery. We look at the medical and social consequences of this global trend in Germany, France, Brazil and China.

  • SUN VILLAGE

    SUN VILLAGE

    Sun Village is the name of a refuge for Chinese children whose parents are serving time in prison. With no one to look after or feed them, Sun Village is a home until their parents are released. A unique project that aims to achieve a better future for China.

  • YOUROPE

    YOUROPE

    Focus on Europe: the modern and interactive magazine for Europe – “Yourope”. A show which focusses on the important political questions as well as the everyday challenges facing young Europeans. Produce your own moderation and use up to five completed video shorts per broadcast!