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  • PICTURING WAR

    PICTURING WAR

    The internet and press are full of photos from the world’s war and crises regions. Who decides which photos we see? How do they end up on our screens? We accompany a war photographer to Iraq, Syria and Rwanda. Pictures determine how we perceive the world. And no pictures are […]

  • SUN VILLAGE

    SUN VILLAGE

    Sun Village is a refuge for children whose parents are serving time in prison. They live and attend school there. A unique project that aims to achieve a better future for China. Sun Village is the name of a refuge for Chinese children whose parents are serving time in prison. […]

  • POISONED FIELDS – GLYPHOSATE, AN UNDERRATED RISK?

    POISONED FIELDS – GLYPHOSATE, AN UNDERRATED RISK?

      Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used weed killer. Some consider it harmless, others say it is a serious health hazard for man and animals. A highly topical investigation into a controversial substance. Glyphosate is the world’s best-selling herbicide. Most glyphosate products are used in agriculture. They are a […]

  • FURUSATO

    FURUSATO

    A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. A teen rocker, a media-savvy activist, a conflicted TEPCO engineer, and a female horse […]

  • PARCHIM INTERNATIONAL

    PARCHIM INTERNATIONAL

      A Chinese investor buys the regional airport of Parchim in provincial north Germany to turn it into a hub for international cargo and passenger transport. Sheer megalomania or enviable drive and enthusiasm? In 2007 Chinese investor Jonathan Pang bought an old military airport in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, northern Germany. In the […]

  • DRY SEASON – CENTRAL ASIA’S BATTLE FOR WATER

    DRY SEASON – CENTRAL ASIA’S BATTLE FOR WATER

    Anyone in Central Asia who has water also has power. Will there soon be an all-out battle for water in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan und Uzbekistan? Anyone in Central Asia who has water, from reservoirs or the upper reaches of rivers, also has power. While the higher-lying countries of Kyrgyzstan […]

  • BORIS NEMTSOV – SHOT IN THE SHADOW OF THE KREMLIN

    BORIS NEMTSOV – SHOT IN THE SHADOW OF THE KREMLIN

    A film about the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. Focusing on his life and career and examining investigations into his shocking murder in February 2015, we take a look at Putin’s Russia today. On 27 February 2015, at around 11:30 p.m., Boris Nemtsov, the most prominent opposition politician in Russia, […]

  • OUT OF THE SILENCE – THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND

    OUT OF THE SILENCE – THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND

    Sound has become an established element of conventional medical therapy. We discover a realm beyond our familiar perception of music where the phenomenon of “sound” takes on many different therapeutic forms. What can music do? Can sound heal? In Oriental and Asian cultures, it has never been doubted that music […]

  • THE SECRET POWER OF THE KURDS

    THE SECRET POWER OF THE KURDS

    After a three-year peace process, the Turkish government and PKK leaders are at war once again. A highly topical film about the situation of the Kurds in northern Iraq, northern Syria and south-eastern Turkey. Since the Turks attacked PKK fighters in northern Iraq at the end of July, tension in […]

  • OPERATION CLEAN SLATE

    OPERATION CLEAN SLATE

    The illegal drug trade is booming and making the ‘Ndrangheta the most powerful criminal organisation in Europe. How does the mafia legalise and launder its wealth? An investigative documentary. The illegal drug trade is becoming increasingly lucrative, with profit margins on the European market now higher than in the USA. […]

  • DRUG WAR IN WEST AFRICA

    DRUG WAR IN WEST AFRICA

    Over the past few years, West Africa has become a transit region for drugs. This film traces international drug trade routes and examines the social and political consequences of this drug business. In West Africa, authorities are fighting what appears to be a hopeless battle against drug cartels. Cessna planes […]

  • WATER CRISIS IN BRAZIL – IS THE COUNTRY RUNNING DRY?

    WATER CRISIS IN BRAZIL – IS THE COUNTRY RUNNING DRY?

    Brazil, the “Saudi Arabia of water”, is suffering from its worst ever water crisis. We meet affected citizens, politicians, ecologists and activists, and search for causes and solutions to the problem. Brazil is referred to as the “Saudi Arabia of water”. Together with the United States, it shares one fifth […]