FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

  • THE DARK GENE

    THE DARK GENE

    Neurologist Frank Schauder has struggled with depression for years. The search for the causes of his illness leads him into the realm of his own genes and casts light on the changes society faces as a result the progress being made in genetic sequencing. Frank Schauder is both a doctor […]

  • VOICES OF VIOLENCE

    VOICES OF VIOLENCE

    In the DR Congo, women are systematically exposed to the brutal practice of rape as a weapon of war. A film about unimaginable violence and a political and social system that turns a blind eye to these atrocities. A film about the unimaginable violence to which women in the DR […]

  • WAR AND GAMES

    WAR AND GAMES

    Drones and remote-controlled weapons and robots are the war technology of the future. Controlling them via a screen is like playing a computer game. The film visits laboratories, games designers and guardians of morality. Sophisticated new machines can spot the movement of every mouse and man in water, on land […]

  • FURUSATO

    FURUSATO

    A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. A teen rocker, a media-savvy activist, a conflicted TEPCO engineer, and a female horse […]

  • PARCHIM INTERNATIONAL

    PARCHIM INTERNATIONAL

      A Chinese investor buys the regional airport of Parchim in provincial north Germany to turn it into a hub for international cargo and passenger transport. Sheer megalomania or enviable drive and enthusiasm? In 2007 Chinese investor Jonathan Pang bought an old military airport in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, northern Germany. In the […]

  • ON THE RIM OF THE SKY

    ON THE RIM OF THE SKY

    In a remote village in western China, long-time primary school teacher Shen and newcomer volunteer Bao come into conflict. It is a clash of generations: youth versus experience, trust versus suspicion. Gulu is an idyllic village perched precariously on the edge of a cliff in China’s Sichuan province. Isolated and […]

  • THE VIRGIN OBSESSION

    THE VIRGIN OBSESSION

    In Islam, as in many other religions, sex is forbidden outside of marriage. What does this mean for young Muslims who live in modern, western societies? How significant is virginity for young people from immigrant families? For young Muslims, sexual autonomy is a constant battle against the values handed down […]

  • SOMOS CUBA – We are Cuba

    SOMOS CUBA – We are Cuba

    An intimate insight into the lives of 3 families in a poor neighborhood of Havana, filmed by casual worker Andres over a period of 7 years. A moving tribute to the ingenuity of Havana’s underdogs on the eve of change in Cuba. A far cry from the familiar picturesque images […]

  • DIVINE LOCATION

    DIVINE LOCATION

    In the middle of one of the largest industrial areas in Europe, the Ruhr region, a beautiful, artificial lake with a luxurious residential area has been developed – marina and piazza included. A light and often absurdly comic film about the transition from an industrial to a leisure society. Dortmund […]

  • 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 […]

  • MATCH ME!

    MATCH ME!

    How does dating and finding love work in an age when partnership has been radically redefined? We accompany three people from Austria, Finland and Ireland on their offline ‘matching experiences’. Sarah, a Viennese woman in her mid-twenties, turns to her spiritual yoga community for help finding a “man for life”, […]

  • MONEY – A CONFUSED USER’S GUIDE

    MONEY – A CONFUSED USER’S GUIDE

    From shell money to stock markets, this films tells us everything there is to know about money. It highlights in a witty way how our financial system works, one of the most unfathomable subjects of our times. This film takes us on an entertaining journey through space and time in […]