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  • ANGRY WARRIORS

    ANGRY WARRIORS

    Thousands of young people in Europe have recently joined the religious Salafi movement – in search of a meaning, community, but also violence. Many of them have even set off to fight in Iraq and Syria. But what makes the Salafi movement so attractive to European Muslims and converts? We take a look at their backgrounds and motives.

  • THE COLORADO GREEN RUSH – GET STONED, GET RICH

    THE COLORADO GREEN RUSH – GET STONED, GET RICH

    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 since the legalisation of Cannabis in 2014, the citizens have been experiencing a “green rush”. We take a closer look and meet players, beneficiaries and losers of this huge and new branch of industry.

  • 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 USD 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. We ask whether international politicians will eventually change their strategy and instead of sending money work on sustainable political solutions.

  • THE TRAIL OF THE TROIKA

    THE TRAIL OF THE TROIKA

    What’s happening in Europe in the name of the troika? We go to Athens, Lisbon, Dublin, Brussels, Washington, New York and London to find out who has actually benefited from the austerity measures. 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.

  • YOUROPE

    YOUROPE

    Focus on Europe: the modern and interactive magazine for Europe – “Yourope”. A show which focusses on the important political questions as well as the everyday challenges facing young Europeans. Produce your own moderation and use up to five completed video shorts per broadcast!

  • THE PRICE OF MY LIFE

    THE PRICE OF MY LIFE

    “The Price of My Life” is an absurdly comical and enlighteningly unsettling trip through different countries. The audience is introduced to a world where the monetary calculation of human worth has long since become everyday business. It is a study of the self-confident masters of valuating human life and, at the same time, a touching encounter with people who have been calculated right down to the last dollar and cent.

  • 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. But how can all these urban dwellers be supplied with food? This film takes us to Berlin, Amsterdam, Basel and to the Indian megacities Bangalore and Chennai. As we trace tomorrow’s food supply, we encounter idealists, visionaries, controversial figures and cool-headed businessmen.

  • CITY OF THE FUTURE – FUTURE OF THE CITY

    CITY OF THE FUTURE – FUTURE OF THE CITY

    Who can and should decide in what direction and according to what priorities our cities should develop in future? This film looks for answers to pressing questions for a global population that is about to become a predominantly urban population. It examines development issues and politics in three European metropolises: London, Madrid and Hamburg.

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

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

    Adults rule the world – everybody knows that. But we tell the stories of three extraordinary children who decide to make the world a better place. Twelve-year-old Felix from Germany dreams of planting billions of trees all over the world to stop climate change. Fardosa (15) campaigns in the slums of Nairobi against forced marriages for young girls and Roman (13) in Iraq fights to reduce parental violence.

  • MONEY – A CONFUSED USER’S GUIDE

    MONEY – A CONFUSED USER’S GUIDE

    This film takes us on an entertaining journey through space and time in an attempt to restore our faith in what we believe ‘makes the world go round’ – money – while trying to figure out new ways of dealing with a very old system.

  • POPES

    POPES

    Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared recognized saints on April 27, 2014. How did their work influence the current Pope Francis?

  • BUYING THE WORLD

    BUYING THE WORLD

    Switzerland has become one of the most important commodities trading centres in the world. We take an exclusive look behind the scenes of this powerful and secretive sector of industry.