FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • BEYOND THE VISIBLE – HILMA AF KLINT

    BEYOND THE VISIBLE – HILMA AF KLINT

    The art world is confronted with a sensational discovery – Hilma af Klint’s first abstract painting is dated 1906, four years before that of Vassily Kandinsky. Why was she ignored? How could it happen, that an artist who discovered abstract painting at the beginning of the 20th century remained largely unnoticed?

  • ALBRECHT SCHNIDER – BEYOND THE VANISHED

    ALBRECHT SCHNIDER – BEYOND THE VANISHED

    Failure and repetition are part of the artistic work of Albrecht Schnider. Even after 30 years of international recognition, the Swiss artist shows himself with unusual openness in his struggle for the uniqueness of a visual moment that withstands his critical eye.

  • DANIEL HOPE – THE SOUND OF LIFE

    DANIEL HOPE – THE SOUND OF LIFE

    Daniel Hope is one of the greatest violinists of our age: an internationally-celebrated star, who is part of the avant-garde of a new, young generation of classical musicians. His biography is a story of an extraordinary career, a story of escape, expulsion and desire for self-discovery.

  • BUTENLAND

    BUTENLAND

    This is the birth of Hof Butenland – a cowshed. On Butenland many former “farm animals” live at eye level with the people – without having to fulfill any benefits.

  • THE END OF MEAT

    THE END OF MEAT

    Have you ever wondered what the world would look like if we stopped eating animals? The End of Meat is a groundbreaking documentary film envisioning a future where meat consumption belongs to the past.

  • BEYOND REVOLUTION – FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY

    BEYOND REVOLUTION – 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.

  • 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.