HUMAN INTEREST

  • Ithaka premieres at Barcelona Human Rights Festival

    Ithaka premieres at Barcelona Human Rights Festival

    Tonight on December 1st Ben Lawrence’s Film “Ithaka – A Fight to Free Julian Assange” premieres at the 19th Barcelona Human Rights Festival in Spain.

  • 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’.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • THE BEST LOOKING BLACKNOSE SHEEP

    THE BEST LOOKING BLACKNOSE SHEEP

    Fabienne and Kilian Schnydrig and their three children live 1400 metres high up in the village of Mund, in the Swiss canton of Valais. We spend a year filming them and their 50 Blacknose sheep. From the birth of the lambs and their migration to alpine pastures to the annual highlight: the Blacknose Beauty Contest.

  • THE LOG RAFTERS OF LAKE AEGERI

    THE LOG RAFTERS OF LAKE AEGERI

    In the Swiss canton of Zug, a centuries-old craft is cultivated: log rafting. In the mountain forest on the shores of Lake Aegeri, trees are felled every four to five years and then transported across the water. To do this, the massive trunks are tied together and pushed across the lake with the help of motor boats.

  • DELICIOUS ITALY

    DELICIOUS ITALY

    This journey takes us from Piedmont via Tuscany to Sicily and the southernmost tip of mainland Italy, to Apulia. Far from bustling tourist hotspots, we look at the soul of Italy: each episode is a culinary voyage of discovery that takes us to our protagonists’ most sacred place: their kitchens.

  • KYRGYZSTAN – THE NOMAD YURT SCHOOL

    KYRGYZSTAN – THE NOMAD YURT SCHOOL

    In northern Kyrgyzstan, many families are reviving ancestral traditions and bringing herds to graze on mountain pastures during the summer. We find out about the traditional family life of the nomad children and we accompany them to the yurt school, where teacher Jenya introduces them to the modern world and Kyrgyz traditions.

  • THE LAND OF A THOUSAND LAKES – THE MECKLENBURG LAKE PLATEAU

    THE LAND OF A THOUSAND LAKES – THE MECKLENBURG LAKE PLATEAU

    The Mecklenburg Lake Plateau, north of Berlin, is Europe’s largest area of interconnected lakes. Müritz is Germany’s biggest lake located entirely within Germany, the Feldberg lakes are famous for their crystal-clear water, and Tollensesee is considered the region’s most stunning lake. A journey of discovery along Germany’s most beautiful waterways.

  • THE GORALS OF POLAND’S TATRA MOUNTAINS

    THE GORALS OF POLAND’S TATRA MOUNTAINS

    The Tatra Mountains in southern Poland are home to the Gorals. A herdsman takes us to his mountain pastures, a folk costume maker offers us an insight into his artistic craft, raftsmen show us an old transport route and Goral women share with us some of their culinary traditions. Will they be the last generation to preserve typical Goral traditions?

  • THE VALTELLINA AND ITS MOUNTAINS

    THE VALTELLINA AND ITS MOUNTAINS

    Valtellina is one of Italy’s most beautiful but lesser known Alpine regions, characterised by vast granite walls, imposing mountain panoramas and nature reserves, such as the Stelvio glacier. The documentary introduces us to the valley’s natural wonders and the special people who live there.