HUMAN INTEREST

  • KYRGYZSTAN’S GOLD – TREASURES FROM THE FOREST

    KYRGYZSTAN’S GOLD – TREASURES FROM THE FOREST

    A documentary about an ordinary nut. We travel to the Fergana mountains in southern Kyrgyzstan for the walnut harvest and immerse ourselves in a fascinating foreign culture which is struggling to survive. The Fergana mountains in southern Kyrgyzstan are home to the world’s largest natural walnut forest. The forest covers […]

  • NOT WITHOUT US!

    NOT WITHOUT US!

    Fourteen countries, 16 children, five continents, one voice. All 16 children share with us their thoughts, desires, fears and hopes. Inquisitive and hungry for education, they want to change the world. A film about the future of the planet, a future these children will one day help to shape. And an appeal to us all: NOT WITHOUT US!

  • A TALE OF SINGERS AND MURDERERS

    A TALE OF SINGERS AND MURDERERS

    A song contest behind bars. Drug dealers, thieves and murderers jailed in Russia’s many prisons sing of homesickness, love, war and forgiveness. They dream of taking part in the traditional Kalina Krasnaya contest. They sing about homesickness, love, war and forgiveness: drug dealers, thieves and murderers jailed in Russia’s many […]

  • FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE

    FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE

    Asia, Africa, Europe: violence against women is ever present. We delve into the lives of women in Benin, Bangladesh, the DR Congo and Germany who have been subjected to horrific violence, yet fought their way free. Asia, Africa, Europe – in Benin, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo but also […]

  • ICARUS – THE DREAM OF FLYING

    ICARUS – THE DREAM OF FLYING

  • MAHMUD’S ESCAPE – A SYRIAN FAMILY SEEKING REFUGE

    MAHMUD’S ESCAPE – A SYRIAN FAMILY SEEKING REFUGE

    After fighting against Assad and the Islamic State, Mahmud decides to leave Syria with his family. We follow them on their hazardous journey across the Mediterranean Sea via the Balkans to Switzerland. Summer 2015: The Islamic State (IS) attacks a town in northern Syria with poison gas. 29-year-old Mahmud sees […]

  • 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 […]

  • IRAN IN OUR HEARTS

    IRAN IN OUR HEARTS

    Two Iranians from Berlin and Paris return to their old home country. They offer us a unique and personal view of Iran, avoiding the usual clichés and prejudices. Two Iranian women set off on a unique journey to their home country. Their mission: to show the world Iran through personal […]

  • SUN VILLAGE

    SUN VILLAGE

    Sun Village is a refuge for children whose parents are serving time in prison. They live and attend school there. A unique project that aims to achieve a better future for China. Sun Village is the name of a refuge for Chinese children whose parents are serving time in prison. […]

  • TRANSOCEÁNICA

    TRANSOCEÁNICA

    The world’s longest bus service operates on the Transocéanica between the Atlantic and Pacific, from Rio de Janeiro to Lima. 100 hours across the continent. A fascinating road movie that presents South America in all its ambivalence. In 2016, the world’s longest direct bus service was launched on the Transocéanica, […]

  • CLOSE TO HEAVEN – THE RICE TERRACES OF THE PHILIPPINES

    CLOSE TO HEAVEN – THE RICE TERRACES OF THE PHILIPPINES

    A unique natural landscape – the rice terraces in the Philippine Cordilleras – is facing destruction. Can this world heritage site be preserved for future generations? Over 2,000 years ago, the Ifugao mountain people began building a unique natural landscape: the world-famous rice terraces in the Philippine Cordilleras. Through a […]

  • FURUSATO

    FURUSATO

    A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. We follow a teen rocker, a media-savvy activist, a conflicted TEPCO engineer, and a female horse breeder as they cope with the loss of their homes and the unseen danger of radiation. Each faces a crucial decision: to stay or to go?