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  • OVERPOPULATION AND FAMILY PLANNING

    OVERPOPULATION AND FAMILY PLANNING

    Global population has more than doubled over the last 50 years. Will global population self-regulate or do we need to intervene – and if so, how? Seven billion people now live on this planet and the global population has more than doubled over the last 50 years. Is a “human tsunami” imminent? Or is the fear of overpopulation unjustified? Many women in less developed countries can only dream of being liberated from the fear of an unwanted pregnancy. Starting with […]

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  • BETWEEN THE GOOSE STEP AND DOLCE VITA – A ROAD TRIP THROUGH A NEW NORTH KOREA

    BETWEEN THE GOOSE STEP AND DOLCE VITA – A ROAD TRIP THROUGH A NEW NORTH KOREA

    Despite extensive surveillance a German TV-team managed to shoot officially forbidden motifs and gain surprising insights into North Korea’s everyday life. A seldom seen road trip across North Korea. A bizarre and beautiful country of contrasts, North Korea has long kept its citizens in an ideological freeze. But more and more ordinary people now have the cash to afford imported Western luxuries, thanks to new jobs across the border in China, and the emergence of a thriving black market. Members […]

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  • THE SHARING ECONOMY

    THE SHARING ECONOMY

    Airbnb, Social Dining and Sidecar: swapping instead of buying – we take a look at how this new form of economic activity, the so-called “sharing economy”, is developing in different countries around the world. What is the secret behind the success and appeal of the “sharing economy”? With underlying motives ranging from sustainability to economics, new business models and – potentially – an alternative culture of consumption and community are emerging all over the world. Consumers are becoming users and […]

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  • ANGRY WARRIORS

    ANGRY WARRIORS

    Thousands of young people in Europe have recently joined the religious Salafi movement. Many of them have even set off to fight in Iraq and Syria. We take a look at their backgrounds and motives. The Salafi movement is the fastest growing religious group in Europe. Thousands of young men have joined this movement in search of a meaning, community, but also violence. Their aim is to reform the state, the legal system and society according to Salafi principles – by […]

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  • THE COLORADO GREEN RUSH – GET STONED, GET RICH

    THE COLORADO GREEN RUSH – GET STONED, GET RICH

    Since the legalisation of Cannabis in 2014, the citizens of the US state of Colorado have been experiencing a “green rush”. Meet players, beneficiaries and losers of this huge and new branch of industry. Not too long ago you would have been in serious trouble if you were caught in the tranquil US state of Colorado with marijuana in your pocket. But that was then and this is now: since the government decided that marijuana could be legally farmed, sold […]

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  • FALSE MONEY – DONOR AID AND THE SELL-OUT OF PALESTINE

    FALSE MONEY – DONOR AID AND THE SELL-OUT OF PALESTINE

    Since the Oslo Accords, over $ 24 billion in international aid has gone to Palestine. The biggest donor: the EU. Twenty years on, the situation in Gaza and the West Bank is worse than ever. Since the Oslo Accords in 1993 and 1995, over $ 24 billion in donor money has gone to Palestine. The EU is the largest donor: € 428 million was donated in 2013 alone. Officially, the funds are supposed to promote the creation of a democratic, […]

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  • THE TRAIL OF THE TROIKA

    THE TRAIL OF THE TROIKA

    What is happening in Europe in the name of troika? A must-see for anyone who wants to understand the situation in Greece and find out why the austerity policy imposed by Germany has failed. The European Union and International Monetary Fund have lent more than 400 billion euro to Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus to keep these countries solvent. The lenders granted enormous power to the three institutions of the so called troika: the IMF, the European Central Bank and […]

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  • YOUROPE

    YOUROPE

    A modern and interactive magazine with the focus on Europe. Present the clips by your own host! In each episode, the magazine show, YOUROPE addresses a current, socio-political phenomenon. This phenomenon is examined in up to five classic reportages from various countries in Europe. Along with video statements sent to the presenter, there is also a range of interactive explanatory elements. The show looks at the world through the eyes of globally-thinking, digitally-connected Europeans. Having grown up with Easy Jet, Youtube and Facebook, the young […]

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  • THE PRICE OF MY LIFE

    THE PRICE OF MY LIFE

    Questioning the value of one’s own life. A journey to the world of people who calculate the monetary value of other people’s lives. Human life is priceless, as they say, and yet large numbers of experts around the world maintain that they can precisely calculate the monetary value of a human life. They juggle numbers in the name of their countries’ governments, for insurance companies, health agencies, the military, and/or their own profit…”What am I worth?” is the question that […]

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  • FEEDING CITIES – A CHALLENGE FOR THE FUTURE

    FEEDING CITIES – A CHALLENGE FOR THE FUTURE

    It is predicted that by 2050 three quarters of the world population will be living in cities. How can all these urban dwellers be supplied with food? Learn more about the global struggle for future food markets. Where will we grow our food in the future? In the countryside, on the flat roofs of industrial buildings, in communal city gardens or in gigantic industrial zones just outside the city, where greenhouses will stand next to mass animal husbandry stalls? And […]

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  • CITY OF THE FUTURE – FUTURE OF THE CITY

    CITY OF THE FUTURE – FUTURE OF THE CITY

    Our global population is in the process of becoming a predominantly urban population. This film examines development issues and politics in three European metropolises: London, Madrid and Hamburg. This report takes place in three European metropolises: London, Madrid and Hamburg. The film asks who really decides how our cities develop. In London, we discover the concept of the city as a profit-oriented business, which has to assert itself in global competition with other metropolises. In Hamburg, we follow, on the […]

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  • WHEN YOU’VE GONE, I’LL STILL BE THERE

    WHEN YOU’VE GONE, I’LL STILL BE THERE

    Adults rule the world – but we tell the story of three extraordinary children in Germany, Kenya and Iraq who want to make the world a better place. This is the story of three children who decide not to trust adults any more. They start a range of projects to make the world a better place. Pursuing their dreams with astonishing energy and vigour, they work professionally like adults. But their viewpoints are very different. Felix Finkbeiner, a 12-year-old German […]

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