FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

  • TRAINED TO SEE – THREE WOMEN AND THE WAR

    TRAINED TO SEE – THREE WOMEN AND THE WAR

    In 1944, for the first time in history, the Americans give female journalists press credentials to cover the Normandy invasion. On their way along the frontlines of WWII, Martha Gellhorn, Margret Bourke-White and Lee Miller add a female subtext to war reporting which forever changes our perception of war as the “father of all things”.

  • WHEN SPRING CAME TO BUCHA

    WHEN SPRING CAME TO BUCHA

    After Russian troops withdrew from the Kyiv region, the small town of Bucha became a symbol of Russian war crimes. How do people live there now – after experiencing such trauma and while the war rages on? This film tells stories about destroyed lives, about atrocities and abysses, but also about humanity and hope.

  • CODE OF FEAR

    CODE OF FEAR

    In 2013, the young journalist Eric Lembembe was tortured and beaten to death in Cameroon. He fought for the recognition of the rights of homosexuals. Shocked by the brutal murder, the film-maker returns to his home country. While he examines his own homophobic upbringing, the film reveals that Lembembe’s murder as no isolated case.

  • LONG DISTANCE SWIMMER – SARA MARDINI

    LONG DISTANCE SWIMMER – SARA MARDINI

    Sara Mardini, once a competitive swimmer in Syria, became Europe’s most celebrated refugee after saving 18 people’s lives. After working as a rescue volunteer in the Mediterranean, she is accused of people smuggling and faces a 25-year prison sentence. We follow her fight for justice and journey of self-discovery against the backdrop of Europe’s refugee ‘crisis’.

  • ITHAKA – A FIGHT TO FREE JULIAN ASSANGE

    ITHAKA – A FIGHT TO FREE JULIAN ASSANGE

    Filmed over two years across the UK, Europe and the US, this documentary follows 76 year-old retired builder, John Shipton’s tireless campaign to save his son, Julian Assange. Weaving historic archives and intimate behind-the-scenes footage, this story tracks John’s journey alongside Julian’s fiancée, Stella Moris, as they join forces to advocate for Julian.

  • THE HAIDA IN CANADA

    THE HAIDA IN CANADA

    Everything is connected to everything – one of four basic beliefs held by the Haida, an indigenous group of people native to the west coast of Canada. This is how they live in harmony with their environment. Skil Jaadee and her family struggle to keep up their traditions and bring back their language. This film tells their story.

  • RUKLA – CURRENTLY NO ENEMY IN SIGHT

    RUKLA – CURRENTLY NO ENEMY IN SIGHT

    In the small Lithuanian town of Rukla, NATO combat troops are training for an emergency. The east-west conflict is real here. While the threat still seems very abstract to some people in the town, others intensively prepare for military conflict. But then the war in Ukraine escalates and a new era begins for everyone.

  • BREAKTHROUGH STAGE

    BREAKTHROUGH STAGE

    Lucy and Yulia want to become professional theatre actors. Because of their physical disabilities, they face special challenges. Until recently, no training was available for them. The film takes a sensitive look at their path to professional theatre. They stand up not only for their own rights but also for the fundamental acceptance of difference in theatre and in society.

  • GENERATION EUROMAIDAN – FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY

    GENERATION EUROMAIDAN – FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY

    Through the stories of three prominent Ukrainian politicians, from 2013 to the present, we witness the country’s struggle for democracy, self-determination and geopolitical stability. We follow our protagonists as they evolve from activists to politicians in a fragile democratic system, to defenders of their country against the invasion of Russia.

  • DANCING PINA

    DANCING PINA

    Pina Bausch revolutionised modern dance with her choreography. But what remains of her legacy? Two spectacular dance projects show how a young generation of dancers from all over the world is rediscovering Pina‘s choreography – A visually intense and emotional journey into the world of modern dance and beyond.

  • JEW SUESS 2.0

    JEW SUESS 2.0

    Anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, driven to new extremes by the COVID crisis. This film documents the visual roots of this new anti-Semitism, taking a historical look at the visual propaganda of the Nazis.

  • 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.