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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • GENERATION EUROMAIDAN – FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY

    GENERATION EUROMAIDAN – FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY

    Through the stories of three prominent Ukrainian politicians, from 2013 to the present, we witness the country’s struggle for democracy, self-determination and geopolitical stability. We follow our protagonists as they evolve from activists to politicians in a fragile democratic system, to defenders of their country against the invasion of Russia.

  • 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 GREEN SPACE – FIGHTERS FOR NATURE

    THE GREEN SPACE – FIGHTERS FOR NATURE

    Cambodia has 1.3 million hectares of primeval rainforest, the largest, unfragmented forest in continental South East Asia. Since 2001, Cambodia has lost 24% of its tree cover to corruption, illegal logging and land grabbing. The film follows three nature activists who are dedicated to preserving the Cambodian primeval forest.

  • 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. 
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    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.