HUMAN INTEREST

  • 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. A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. A teen rocker, a media-savvy activist, a conflicted TEPCO engineer, and a female horse […]

  • PARCHIM INTERNATIONAL

    PARCHIM INTERNATIONAL

      A Chinese investor buys the regional airport of Parchim in provincial north Germany to turn it into a hub for international cargo and passenger transport. Sheer megalomania or enviable drive and enthusiasm? In 2007 Chinese investor Jonathan Pang bought an old military airport in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, northern Germany. In the […]

  • OUT OF THE SILENCE – THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND

    OUT OF THE SILENCE – THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND

    Sound has become an established element of conventional medical therapy. We discover a realm beyond our familiar perception of music where the phenomenon of “sound” takes on many different therapeutic forms. What can music do? Can sound heal? In Oriental and Asian cultures, it has never been doubted that music […]

  • ARABIC CIRCUS

    ARABIC CIRCUS

    A film about growing up under the influence of the Arab Spring and Islam, Morocco’s only circus school and perhaps the most splendid hipster moustache in North Africa. “My mother says I’m still fooling around. That’s not true. I just live my life like I feel it.” Snoopy is 26 […]

  • LEONORA CARRINGTON – THE LOST SURREALIST

    LEONORA CARRINGTON – THE LOST SURREALIST

    The extraordinary life of the British-Mexican artist is chronicled in this study of the “lost” surrealist. Interspersed with experimental animation and tableux, the film celebrates a woman whose artistic contribution has been historically overlooked. Struggling against misogynistic pressures at home, she eventually found a spiritual and creative kinship in Mexico.

  • THE LARGEST FAMILY IN THE WORLD

    THE LARGEST FAMILY IN THE WORLD

    Join us on a journey to the far north east of India and meet Ziona Chana, leader of a sect and patriarch of a family with 178 members. How does the largest family in the world make ends meet when there are 178 women, men and children to be provided […]

  • WHEN YOU’VE GONE, I’LL STILL BE THERE

    WHEN YOU’VE GONE, I’LL STILL BE THERE

    Adults rule the world – but we tell the story of three extraordinary children in Germany, Kenya and Iraq who want to make the world a better place. This is the story of three children who decide not to trust adults any more. They start a range of projects to […]

  • THE FLYING BOYS OF GAZA

    THE FLYING BOYS OF GAZA

    For a group of boys in the Gaza Strip, parcour is a means of rebelling and defying the constraints and restrictions that have been imposed on their lives. An obstacle course of a very particular kind! As light as feathers, they leap over bullet-ridden walls, balance on bombed roofs, perform […]

  • TEMPLE OF EMOTIONS – THE MARACANÃ STADIUM IN RIO DE JANEIRO

    TEMPLE OF EMOTIONS – THE MARACANÃ STADIUM IN RIO DE JANEIRO

    FIFA World Cup 2014: All eyes are on Brazil – and on the legendary Maracanã, one of the largest stadiums in the world. Built for the 1950 World Cup, the Maracanã was designed to be the stage upon which Brazil – confident of victory – was to present itself to […]

  • THE ARYANS

    THE ARYANS

    Racist campaigns around the world are increasingly associated with the term Aryans. But who were the Aryans really? A personal journey into the madness of racism. A documentary about right-wing movements worldwide – and their completely incorrect interpretation of “Aryanism” – a phenomenon which began with French philosopher Gobineau and […]