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  • 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

    How does it feel to see a dead body floating in the sea like a strange fish? In Zarzis, a Tunisian fishing village on the border of war-torn Libya, fishing has become a source of fear. Every time the fishermen go out to sea, they fear encountering migrant boats in distress. We meet three of them who have involuntarily become rescuers at sea.

  • STRESS

    STRESS

    In their voice-overs, five young Afghanistan war veterans from Pittsburgh first establish familiar foundations: The trauma of 9/11, the ideology of violent retribution, military service as a patriotic family tradition, the “unfairness” of today’s warfare. They are slow to show us their faces. Physically unharmed but full of inner pain they have become the misunderstood upon their return.

  • TURKEY UNDER THE AKP

    TURKEY UNDER THE AKP

    Since the failed coup in 2016, Turkey has changed at an unprecedented pace. Under Erdogan’s leadership, the AKP has transformed the country more radically than any other party before. An investigative documentary about the rise of the AKP and Erdogan’s vision of a “new Turkey”.

  • A Pro-Erdogan supporter holds a portrait of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen during a rally against the military coup on Taksim square in Istanbul on July 25, 2016.
Turkey detained seven fugitive soldiers on July 25 on suspicion of taking part in an attack on the hotel where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was staying when the failed coup kicked off.  / AFP / OZAN KOSE        (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

    THE GÜLEN MOVEMENT

    President Erdogan believes the Gülen movement is responsible for the attempted coup in Turkey in July 2016. In the West, it was long valued as a moderate Islamic educational institution. But recent insights are gradually changing this view. An investigative inquiry into the background of the controversial movement.

  • SIDELINE

    SIDELINE

    At the end of his own football career, a former premier league international from Nigeria becomes a players’ agent who lures young African players to Europe with promises of fame and success. Moses Adams, 28, a former premier league international from Nigeria, slowly realises that, after a long-term injury, his […]

  • MISSING WOMEN AND THE BACHELOR TIME BOMB

    MISSING WOMEN AND THE BACHELOR TIME BOMB

    Today, Asia is “missing” 170 million women. The fight for women as tradable commodities has begun. Asia is “missing” 170 million women because parents are choosing to give birth to boys and aborting daughters. This “gendercide” is the result of politically motivated population control policies imposed by the West more […]