ENVIRONMENT

  • MEGADROUGHT – HOW THE AMERICAN WEST IS HEADING FOR DISASTER

    MEGADROUGHT – HOW THE AMERICAN WEST IS HEADING FOR DISASTER

    An investigative journey to the American west, which is increasingly threatened by water scarcity. Scientific data shows that this region is drying out, with devastating consequences for communities and the environment. Conflicts of biblical proportions are already emerging – defined by the struggle for our most precious resource.

  • LONELY OAKS

    LONELY OAKS

    Hambach Forest in Germany was supposed to be cleared to expand an open-cast lignite mine. In 2018, during a large-scale police operation to evict activists occupying the forest, film student Steffen Meyn was killed in a tragic accident. Based on his film footage, we chronicle Steffen’s journey and follow him into the activists’ world.

  • THE GREEN SPACE – FIGHTERS FOR NATURE

    THE GREEN SPACE – FIGHTERS FOR NATURE

    Cambodia has 1.3 million hectares of primeval rainforest, the largest, unfragmented forest in continental South East Asia. Since 2001, Cambodia has lost 24% of its tree cover to corruption, illegal logging and land grabbing. The film follows three nature activists who are dedicated to preserving the Cambodian primeval forest.

  • „Bis zum letzten Tropfen – Die Doku“: Abfüllanlage für Mineralwasser, hergestellt aus deutschen Grundwasservorkommen. 
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    THIRST – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ALL OUR WATER IS GONE

    Water as a resource is become ever scarcer. We show how people are battling with dry conditions and drought, for example in the US, Afghanistan, India or Germany. You can see the effect water scarcity has on plants and animals and how conflicts over water are escalating.

  • THE NORTH DRIFT

    THE NORTH DRIFT

    Our oceans are drowning in plastic. Much of this waste ends up in the sea via rivers, including European rivers. This is the sad conclusion film-maker Steffen Krones comes to when he discovers waste from Germany on Norway’s Lofoten Islands. To find out more, Steffen and a friend build a GPS buoy to follow the waste’s journey all the way to the Arctic.

  • WHALE TALK

    WHALE TALK

    Is it possible to untangle the hidden structures of the communication system of killer whales? Along the west coast of Canada an interdisciplinary, international team of researchers sets out to find answers.

  • THE AMAZON ON THE BRINK

    THE AMAZON ON THE BRINK

    Flames devastated Brazil’s Amazon rainforests in summer 2019. When the world’s green lungs burn, experts and international politicians suddenly take notice. Because protecting this globally unique ecosystem is of existential importance. We investigate the unfolding ecological and humanitarian catastrophe.

  • 66 METRES – RISING SEA LEVELS

    66 METRES – RISING SEA LEVELS

    Rising seas will be one of the biggest challenges we face in the next few centuries. Island states will disappear, coastlines will shift. On the basis of scientists’ predictions, billions of dollars are being invested in coastal protection measures. But not everything can be protected.

  • THE WOMAN WITH THE BLOODHOUNDS

    THE WOMAN WITH THE BLOODHOUNDS

    Virunga National Park with its unique mountain gorillas is in danger: Rebels and poachers are threatening this paradise in the Congo. Veterinarian Marlene Zähner trains rangers and highly specialised dogs to track down poachers.

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    PASSION PARANÁ

    The unique eco-system along the shores of the Paraná River in South America is under threat. We travel to South America and meet people who are fighting for their future and the conservation of the Paraná region.

  • 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.

  • UNDERWATER CARNIVAL

    UNDERWATER CARNIVAL

    Fantastic underwater world and a crazy carnival – we showcase an unusual spectacle, the Jember Fashion Carnival in East Java, which fascinates Indonesians with the beauty of its underwater world and sensitises them to the urgent need to protect it.