HISTORY

  • BACK TO THE FATHERLAND

    BACK TO THE FATHERLAND

    Life in Israel is stressful, but this is not the only reason why young secular, liberal Jews like Dan, Guy and Gil turn their back on the “holy land”. They decide to move to Germany and Austria – of all places. A slap in the face for their families. Why return to the land of the perpetrators? A process of emancipation with a special responsibility.

  • BUGATTI – ART, DESIGN AND SPEED

    BUGATTI – ART, DESIGN AND SPEED

    Bugatti was a family of fanatics and artists, engineers and architects who built cars, created sculptures and designed extravagant furniture. We tell the story of Ettore Bugatti and his family which is still a myth today despite – or perhaps because of – its turbulent past.

  • SALONIKA – A CITY WITH AMNESIA

    SALONIKA – A CITY WITH AMNESIA

    Thessaloniki’s status as a cosmopolitan city and religious and cultural melting pot ended abruptly in the 20th century. Despite numerous witnesses of the city’s past, it is almost as if the era when Christians, Jews and Muslims lived together never happened at all. We take a look at the city’s tumultuous past.

  • LEGACY

    LEGACY

    They say post-war generations in Germany bear no blame, but they bear responsibility. Our film focuses – 70 years after the end of World War Two – on people whose fathers and grandfathers were perpetrators, sympathisers and also victims. Will they succeed in teaching future generations about the responsibility of history?

  • FRANCO ON TRIAL – THE SPANISH NUREMBERG?

    FRANCO ON TRIAL – THE SPANISH NUREMBERG?

    So far, no one has been brought to justice for the atrocities committed during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) or Franco’s dictatorship (1939-1975). In 2013, an Argentinean initiative launched a new attempt to prosecute Franco officials. Will the so-called Argentinean trials become the Spanish Nuremberg?

  • SHADOWS OF WAR

    SHADOWS OF WAR

    World War Two from the Soviet perspective: What became of the war after war? How did it define the Soviet Union? Three million Red Army soldiers died in German prisoner-of-war camps. A crime that is rarely talked about, but one that was documented from the beginning on photos and film. Above all by the perpetrators themselves.

  • NEW DRESSES, DARK PAST – HERERO OF NAMIBIA

    NEW DRESSES, DARK PAST – HERERO OF NAMIBIA

    Passionate fashion designer Mc Bright Kavari modernises the traditional costumes of Herero women in Namibia. He wants his dresses to keep alive memories of Namibia’s painful colonial past and the genocide that was committed against the Herero people.

  • ASSASSINATING FRANCO – RESISTANCE AGAINST A DICTATOR

    ASSASSINATING FRANCO – RESISTANCE AGAINST A DICTATOR

    Over 20 failed attempts on the life of Francisco Franco have come to light since the Spanish dictator’s death in 1975. Who were the attackers and what were their motives? In fascinatingly re-enacted scenes, two of the attackers describe their motives and the circumstances behind the plots against the dictator.

  • 1917 – THE REAL OCTOBER. ARTISTS IN TIMES OF REVOLUTION

    1917 – THE REAL OCTOBER. ARTISTS IN TIMES OF REVOLUTION

    Petersburg, 1917 – the year of two revolutions. What happened between the tsar’s abdication in February and the Bolshevists’ seizure of power in October? How did the people experience this turbulent time? From the perspective of artists such as Maxim Gorky and Kazimir Malevich, we recount the events of this period of turmoil.

  • THE RENAISSANCE FACTOR

    THE RENAISSANCE FACTOR

    Between the 14th and the 15th century, a rapid economic, scientific, technical, social, religious and cultural development took place that is unique in human history – the Renaissance. But what was the catalyst for it, what is the “Renaissance factor”?

  • THE SEVEN LIVES OF THE SEA CLOUD

    THE SEVEN LIVES OF THE SEA CLOUD

    It is one of the finest and oldest sailing ships in the world. Built in the 1930s at the Germania shipyard in Kiel, the legendary Sea Cloud still sails the seas today after an adventurous and incredible career. We accompany the ship on its long journey across the Atlantic and study the history of this floating legend.

  • GÖRING’S CARINHALL

    GÖRING’S CARINHALL

    In 1933, Herman Göring created his very own realm, a lavishly designed hunting lodge – Carinhall – not far from Berlin. We take a closer look at the history of this mysterious place.