HUMAN INTEREST

  • A SONG FOR AN UNKNOWN ACTRESS

    A SONG FOR AN UNKNOWN ACTRESS

    Being an actress in Los Angeles is a demanding job on many levels. We take a look at the “working class” of actresses in L.A., the ones nobody ever sees because they are not (yet) famous. A portrait of five women who show us what it really means to “follow your dreams” and demonstrate that happiness and success are not necessarily related.

  • VILLAGE OF SWIMMING COWS

    VILLAGE OF SWIMMING COWS

    A docu-comedy about three neo-hippies from Berlin who rent a cottage on a farm in Poland to be closer to nature. They meditate, practice acroyoga, shower naked in the garden and help out on the farms. The villagers consider them complete eccentrics. A cheerful invitation to embrace different approaches to life.

  • HOW BIG IS THE GALAXY?

    HOW BIG IS THE GALAXY?

    Seven-year-old Zakhar lives in the remote north of Siberia. This year, a teacher is moving in with his family to homeschool him. With the vast, snow-covered tundra as its backdrop, the film observes Zakhar’s family’s everyday activities – herding reindeer and fishing are their principal livelihoods.

  • (M)OTHER

    (M)OTHER

    Being a mother is the most natural thing in the world. Or so it’s said. On her quest to find out what motherhood means to herself, director Antonia Hungerland encounters all kinds of people, none of whom seem to correspond to our traditional notion of a ‘real mother’. But what does it mean to be a ‘real mother’? A personal and poetic documentary.

  • MARAE – THE SACRED STONES OF POLYNESIA

    MARAE – THE SACRED STONES OF POLYNESIA

    Of Polynesia’s once sacred sites, the stone temples, or marae, all that is left today are ruins, often buried under layers of vegetation and long since forgotten. The marae Taputapuatea in French Polynesia was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We explore the secrets of the marae and their significance for Polynesian culture.

  • STRANGE  FISH

    STRANGE FISH

    How does it feel to see a dead body floating in the sea like a strange fish? In Zarzis, a Tunisian fishing village on the border of war-torn Libya, fishing has become a source of fear. Every time the fishermen go out to sea, they fear encountering migrant boats in distress. We meet three of them who have involuntarily become rescuers at sea.

  • POWER TO THE CHILDREN

    POWER TO THE CHILDREN

    In India, children have started to take control of their lives by setting up children’s parliaments. We show how, together, they can make a difference – with astonishing determination, courage and creativity. They no longer want to tolerate social grievances and environmental pollution. They campaign against child marriage, child labour […]

  • FAREWELL YELLOW SEA

    FAREWELL YELLOW SEA

    23-year-old Qing who has never left China before, travels to the deepest German provinces to become a caregiver for the elderly. When she arrives, there  is a culture clash between two entirely different worlds. In the deepest Black Forest, 23-year-old Chinese caregiver Qing encounters various people in the last phase […]

  • FIGHTER

    FIGHTER

    As mixed martial arts professionals, Andreas, Khalid and Lom-Ali fight on stage using multiple combat techniques. The film follows the three “modern gladiators” in their everyday lives and struggles. They fight in cages. Partly because they want to, but also because it’s how their audiences want to watch them. Andreas […]

  • THE ART OF MOVING

    THE ART OF MOVING

    Daya Al-Taseh, a satirical anti-IS internet series, is produced by four Syrian friends in south-east Turkey. But unexpected events in the increasingly unsafe country put the friends and their work under pressure. Four Syrian friends have set up the collective Daya Al-Taseh to produce and publish satirical anti-IS videos in […]

  • COSTA RICA – OASIS BETWEEN TWO OCEANS

    COSTA RICA – OASIS BETWEEN TWO OCEANS

    A lush natural environment, the best coffee and a “rich coast” on two oceans. We present fascinating landscapes and everyday life in Costa Rica.  In Costa Rica locals greet each other by saying “pura vida” – pure zest for life. This pretty much sums the country up. A lush natural […]

  • LEGACY

    LEGACY

    70 years after the end of the war in Germany. They say post-war generations bear no blame, but they bear responsibility. Responsibility for ensuring something like this never happens again. But what does that mean? Seventy years after the end of the war, we have a reached a junction in Germany […]