CURRENT AFFAIRS

  • 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.

  • 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, former premier league international from Nigeria Moses Adams becomes a players’ agent, luring young African talents to Europe with promises of fame and success. A look at the darker sides of the international football business.

  • MISSING WOMEN AND THE BACHELOR TIME BOMB

    MISSING WOMEN AND THE BACHELOR TIME BOMB

    As a result of politically motivated population control policies imposed by the West more than 30 years ago, Asia is today “missing” 170 million women – because parents are choosing to give birth to boys and aborting daughters. Millions of men are unable to find wives and more than ever women are being traded like commodities. Zoning in on personal stories from South Korea, China, India and Vietnam, we explore the regional and global consequences of this gender imbalance.

  • BREAKING THE SILENCE

    BREAKING THE SILENCE

  • SEX AND LOVE 3.0

    SEX AND LOVE 3.0

    What do love and partnership mean in the digital age when entire industries are working to generate desire, bring people together and improve relationships? What does the future hold? Will sex robots be the better partners? A stimulating scientific review of the most interpersonal of all relationships.