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  • I WANT JUSTICE!

    I WANT JUSTICE!

    At the age of 14, Ekhlas was captured by the IS. Today, the 19-year-old Yazidi is a survivor who campaigns internationally for recognition of the Yazidi genocide. We accompany her on a journey to Iraq, where she is reunited with her sister who also managed to escape IS captivity five years later.

  • 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 Are they representative of the knowledge of this world and will they soon be superseded by artificial intelligence?

  • LEBANON – A COUNTRY HELD HOSTAGE

    LEBANON – A COUNTRY HELD HOSTAGE

    In Lebanon, Hezbollah controls broad areas of political and social life. Without it, nothing works in the cedar state. The men in black battle dress are gaining increasing influence beyond the country’s borders. How can they be confronted?

  • 1979 – BIG BANG OF THE PRESENT

    1979 – BIG BANG OF THE PRESENT

    Our world is defined by the failure of communism, the rise of market economics, and by the power of politicised religion. 1979 was the dramatic year when all these forces came together and gave birth to the world as we know it today. A dynamic, investigative documentary that looks back at the past to explain the present.

  • RUSSIA’S MILLENNIUM CHILDREN

    RUSSIA’S MILLENNIUM CHILDREN

    The Putin era in Russian politics began on 31 December 1999, after Yeltsin’s resignation and shortly before the millennium celebrations. The children born on that day have now come of age. They have only ever known ex-KGB man Vladimir Putin at the pinnacle of power. What do the Putin generation think and feel? How do they want to live in the future?

  • NO PROMISED LAND

    NO PROMISED LAND

    Four young Ethiopian Israelis talk to us about the Israeli-Ethiopian community and its identity crisis. Ever since their evacuation to Israel in the 80s and 90s, many of the Ethiopian Jews have felt like second-class citizens. But the younger generation is taking to the streets to protest against racism and discrimination.

  • THE BND FILE – SHIPPING COMPANIES AND THE ARMS BUSINESS

    THE BND FILE – SHIPPING COMPANIES AND THE ARMS BUSINESS

    Bypassing international embargoes, German shipping companies transport weapons and tanks via a secret port in the Ukraine to war and crisis zones around the world. But they are not acting on their own account but in consultation with and sometimes even at the suggestion of the German intelligence agency BND. An investigative inquiry.

  • YEMEN – THE FORGOTTEN WAR

    YEMEN – THE FORGOTTEN WAR

    There’s a war going on in Yemen that the world hears very little about. Large parts of the country have been completely destroyed. Of its population of 28 million, 22 million Yemenis depend on humanitarian aid and eight million are at direct risk of starvation. We offer rare insights and highlight the plight of the war-ravaged population.

  • THE HORSE RESCUER – SPAIN’S FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY

    THE HORSE RESCUER – SPAIN’S FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY

    With the collapse of the economy, thousands of Spanish horses were abandoned by their owners. Lois runs a rescue farm where she has been saving horses for the past ten years. We follow her as she goes about her daily work.

  • THE NEW COLD WAR – MORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EUROPE?

    THE NEW COLD WAR – MORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EUROPE?

    The suspension of the INF Treaty between the US and Russia shows just how little the superpowers trust each other today. Thanks to this agreement, short and medium-range nuclear missiles were eliminated at the end of the 80s. Now the political situation has escalated again. Are we facing a new Cold War?

  • OCEAN GRABBING – NEW LAWS OF THE SEA

    OCEAN GRABBING – NEW LAWS OF THE SEA

    Around the globe, the rights of use and ownership of marine and coastal zones are being reallocated. Ocean grabbing is overruling the traditional rights of local communities and depriving fishermen and coastal inhabitants of their livelihoods. An investigative documentary into its consequences with examples from India, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica and Kenya.

  • STRANGE  FISH

    STRANGE FISH