CURRENT AFFAIRS

  • 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.

  • 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. 
© SWR/Diwafilm, honorarfrei - Verwendung gemäß der AGB im engen inhaltlichen, redaktionellen Zusammenhang mit genannter SWR-Sendung und bei Nennung "Bild: SWR/Diwafilm" (S2). SWR Presse/Bildkommunikation, Baden-Baden, Tel: 07221/929-22202, foto@swr.de

    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.

  • 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.

  • JEW SUESS 2.0

    JEW SUESS 2.0

    Anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, driven to new extremes by the COVID crisis. This film documents the visual roots of this new anti-Semitism, taking a historical look at the visual propaganda of the Nazis.

  • NEW YORK DURING THE PANDEMIC

    NEW YORK DURING THE PANDEMIC

    New York saw more cases of Covid-19 than any other city. The virus brought fundamental and drastic changes. In unique images, this film looks back at the first year of the pandemic in New York, exposing the soul of this mythical, complex and beautiful city in one of its most challenging periods.

  • THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

    THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

    Since the pandemic brought international tourism to a standstill, one thing is for sure: too much travel is bad for the environment. Our desire to travel remains unbroken. But do travellers have to decide between the extremes: the appeal of the exotic and holidays at home? How do tourism-plagued cities envisage their future? And what are the alternatives – will we only be able to travel virtually?

  • THE CHARM OF THE SWARM

    THE CHARM OF THE SWARM

    In 2021, the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia celebrates its 20th anniversary. We take a look at the structure of this virtual giant. Who are its creators, who are the authors who write up to 12,000 articles every day? Are they representative of the knowledge of this world and will they soon be superseded by artificial intelligence?

  • DEFENDER OF THE FAITH

    DEFENDER OF THE FAITH

    A story about a man who dedicated his life to preserving the Church but instead led it into its greatest crisis: Pope Benedict XVI. After the worldwide sexual abuse scandal became public, Benedict resigned in 2013. An analysis of the failings of an institution that believes in absolute truth as it struggles to come to terms with modern democratic society.

  • THE DEAL

    THE DEAL

    A fact-finding film about investigators, victims and members of the Nigerian mafia. Thanks to exclusive access to wire-tapped conversations and witness statements, the film exposes the structure of this dangerous network which is spreading further across Europe. We accompany a public prosecutor, policeman, survivor and social worker in their campaign against organised crime.

  • THE EL-MASRI CASE

    THE EL-MASRI CASE

    In 2004, European citizen Khaled El Masri was illegally abducted by the CIA and taken to a secret prison near Kabul. His case brought the CIA’s worldwide so called “rendition program”, whose agents were forcibly taking suspected terrorists to secret locations and torturing them, to light. In this political thriller we tell his story for the first time.

  • DROUGHT IN EUROPE

    DROUGHT IN EUROPE

    In the last four years, large parts of Europe have experienced a drought that has had drastic consequences for forests and agriculture. Which measures could counteract drought? The film introduces scientific, agricultural and forestry projects in Germany, France, Spain and Romania that aim to combat the problem.