HUMAN INTEREST

  • THE ART OF MOVING

    THE ART OF MOVING

    Four Syrian friends have set up the collective Daya Al-Taseh. They produce and publish satirical anti-IS videos in Gaziantep, south-east Turkey. But unexpected events in the increasingly unsafe country put the friends and their work under pressure.

  • COSTA RICA – OASIS BETWEEN TWO OCEANS

    COSTA RICA – OASIS BETWEEN TWO OCEANS

    In Costa Rica locals greet each other by saying “pura vida” – pure zest for life. This sums the country up. A lush natural environment, the best coffee and a “rich coast” on two oceans. We present fascinating landscapes in impressive aerial shots and on the ground people and their stories that allow us an insight into everyday life in Costa Rica.

  • 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?

  • UNDERWATER CARNIVAL

    UNDERWATER CARNIVAL

    Fantastic underwater world and a crazy carnival – we showcase an unusual spectacle, the Jember Fashion Carnival in East Java, which fascinates Indonesians with the beauty of its underwater world and sensitises them to the urgent need to protect it.

  • TALKING MONEY

    TALKING MONEY

    A look behind the scenes of modern banking: from Bolivia to Pakistan, Benin to Switzerland, we focus on 15 confidential meetings between bank customers and consultants. Filmed entirely from the bank’s side of the consultation table, the film highlights the conflicting interests of both parties.

  • TOKIO HOTEL – BEYOND THE WORLD

    TOKIO HOTEL – BEYOND THE WORLD

    When, almost 10 years ago, a kohl-eyed androgynous kid from East Germany and his teenage band TOKIO HOTEL cast a spell on German adolescents, no-one ever imagined this would be the start of a unique world career. A close-up portrait of a band that has grown up and follows its own, highly individual path.

  • A WALK ON THE TIGHTROPE

    A WALK ON THE TIGHTROPE

    In Germany, staff of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees decides on asylum applications. Applicants and case officers meet on only one occasion – at the personal interview when a decision is made about who can stay and who has to leave. An exclusive look behind the doors of an authority that decides on individual destinies.

  • WE ARE HERE – YOUNG GAZA ON STAGE

    WE ARE HERE – YOUNG GAZA ON STAGE

    To deal with their experiences during the Gaza war, a group of young people have written a play “The Gaza-Monologues”, which has been presented in over 40 countries. But with travel in and out of Gaza closely monitored, the play is usually performed by an ensemble from Ramallah. A film about living under occupation and the power of theatre and art.

  • HAPPY

    HAPPY

    When the 60-year-old father of the film director regularly flies to Thailand to enjoy the company of women her own age, she is understandably embarrassed. But things are starting to get serious: The wedding is looming. Is this love, asks his daughter, or more of a “business”? A light-hearted and personal film.

  • 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.

  • KYRGYZSTAN’S GOLD – TREASURES FROM THE FOREST

    KYRGYZSTAN’S GOLD – TREASURES FROM THE FOREST

    We travel to southern Kyrgyzstan and accompany Muhta Akar during the annual walnut harvest. The Fergana mountains are home to the world’s largest walnut forest. An extraordinary story about an ordinary-looking nut in a fascinating foreign culture, which is struggling to survive.

  • 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!