MIPCOM 2019

  • ISLANDS OF ITALY

    ISLANDS OF ITALY

    We explore some of Italy’s most beautiful islands: from the Tremiti Islands in the Adriatic and Sicily to the volcanic archipelago of the Aeolian Islands in the Mediterranean. Italy is one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations. And yet some regions are still largely undiscovered − especially away from the mainland. Flora and fauna make each of the country’s 200+ islands quite unique. We explore some of the most beautiful. Our journey begins with the discovery of an unknown archipelago […]

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    PASSION PARANÁ

    The unique eco-system along the shores of the Paraná River in South America is under threat. We travel to South America and meet people who are fighting for their future and the conservation of the Paraná region. A river like the sea – this is how the indigenous people used to refer to the giant stream shaping their homelands. In their language this translates to “Paraná”. Over 3,000 kilometres, the Paraná flows from Brazil to Argentina via Paraguay, along the […]

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  • American pianist and entertainer Liberace (born Wladziu Valentino Liberace, 1919 - 1987) performs onstage at Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York, April 18, 1984. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

    LOOK ME OVER – LIBERACE

    He was an icon, flamboyant pianist, egomaniac, showman par excellence: Liberace – the King of Bling – enjoyed an unparalleled career. The salon pianist turned megastar lived the American dream, but it was a life of unmatched paradox and eccentricity. He was an icon, flamboyant pianist, egomaniac, showman par excellence: Liberace – the King of Bling, led his life in the fast lanes between Hollywood, Las Vegas and Palm Springs. In the middle of the Californian desert, where Hollywood stars […]

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  • KAMCHATKA BEARS – LIFE BEGINS

    KAMCHATKA BEARS – LIFE BEGINS

    Against the stunning backdrop of Russia’s easternmost peninsula of Kamchatka, we spend seven months following two brown bear mothers and observing their cubs in the first and most eventful year of their lives. The wildlife sanctuary on Russia’s easternmost peninsula of Kamchatka is considered a bear’s paradise. Thanks to its large red salmon stocks, countless brown bears spend their summer and autumn here, where they find food in abundance. For seven months, we follow two mother bears and their newborns: […]

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  • THE CULTURE OF THE KALASH

    THE CULTURE OF THE KALASH

    Around 4,000 Kalash people still live in the secluded valleys of the Himalayas in Northern Pakistan. A journey into a world seemingly almost untouched by modernity. At the foot of the Himalayas on the Pakistani border with Afghanistan live the last representatives of the millennium-old culture of the Kalash people. Only about 4,000 of them still live in the valleys of the Himalaya Mountains. Legend has it that the Kalash are descendants of Greek troops who settled in the Hindu […]

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  • 1979 – BIG BANG OF THE PRESENT

    1979 – BIG BANG OF THE PRESENT

    Our world is defined by the failure of communism, the rise of market economics, and by the power of politicised religion. All of these forces came together in the dramatic year of 1979. The Islamic revolution in Iran under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, Pope John Paul II’s visit to Poland, the opening of China under Deng Xiaoping, Great Britain’s neoliberal shift under Margaret Thatcher and the invasion of the Soviet Union in Afghanistan – these are just some of […]

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  • RUSSIA’S MILLENNIUM CHILDREN

    RUSSIA’S MILLENNIUM CHILDREN

    Twenty years after Yeltsin’s resignation and Putin’s inauguration in December 1999, we take a look at the children born that year who are now coming of age. What do they think? How do they want to live in the future? The Putin era in Russian politics began on 31 December 1999, after Yeltsin’s resignation and shortly before the millennium celebrations. In his first New Year’s address, the new head of state assured the Russian people that “freedom of speech, freedom […]

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  • 66 METRES

    66 METRES

    Rising seas will be one of the biggest challenges we face in the next few centuries. Island states will disappear, coastlines will shift. On the basis of scientists’ predictions, billions of dollars are being invested in coastal protection measures. But not everything can be protected. The polar ice caps are melting and water is on its way. If all the ice in Antarctica and Greenland melted, the seal level would rise by over 66 metres. Rising sea levels will be […]

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  • THE SCIENCE OF AVALANCHES

    THE SCIENCE OF AVALANCHES

    It’s impossible to stop and still difficult to forecast avalanches. We spend a winter season following scientists, snow profilers and trainers as they go about their work in the Alps. It doesn’t matter whether they’re snowshoeing or skiing, up to 100 people are killed by avalanches in Alpine countries every year. Stopping the rolling masses of snow is impossible and it’s still difficult, although not impossible, to forecast avalanches. At the world’s largest centre for avalanche research − the Institute […]

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  • TURKEY UNDER THE AKP

    TURKEY UNDER THE AKP

    Since the failed coup in July 2016, Turkey has changed at an unprecedented pace under the AKP, with Erdogan at its helm. An investigative documentary about the rise of the AKP. Since the failed military coup in 2016, Turkey has changed at an unprecedented pace. Just a few years before the centenary of the Turkish Republic, Erdogan’s “new Turkey” could not be further removed from Atatürk’s vision of a western-oriented, secular democracy. Under AKP rule with Erdogan at its helm, […]

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  • THE GÜLEN MOVEMENT

    THE GÜLEN MOVEMENT

    For Erdogan, the Gülen movement is the public enemy No. 1, in the West, it has long been valued as a moderate Islamic educational institution. An investigative inquiry into the background of the controversial movement. For President Erdogan, there’s no doubt that the Gülen movement was responsible for the attempted coup in Turkey in July 2016. Since then, the AKP is believed to have arrested up to 120,000 alleged or genuine supporters of the movement. In the West, on the […]

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