SERIES

  • EUROPE’S UNIQUE WATER LANDSCAPES

    EUROPE’S UNIQUE WATER LANDSCAPES

    Breathtaking canyons, lakes, rivers and landforms with captivating fauna and flora: from the Tatra Mountains via the Dordogne to the Danube Delta, this series explores extraordinary, still unspoilt corners of Europe. Because of their biodiversity, many are already protected as national parks, UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites or biosphere reserves.

  • SWITZERLAND AT NIGHT

    SWITZERLAND AT NIGHT

    Switzerland at night is fascinating and anything but dark. And lots of people are still awake. On our journey from dusk to dawn, we take viewers on helicopter and drone flights from the Engadin to Lake Geneva, and we visit people still out and about deep into the night.

  • LAKES – SOURCES OF LIFE

    LAKES – SOURCES OF LIFE

    They are refuges for animals and humans, have aesthetic value and are the source of numerous myths and legends: Europe’s great lakes. From Finland to the Anatolia, we learn more about the special features of European lakes and their importance for the ecosystem. Many of these habitats are at risk. What strategies are there to preserve these bodies of water?

  • ART IS A STATE OF MIND

    ART IS A STATE OF MIND

    Art is a State of Mind is an inspiring road trip with the conceptual artist and jack-of-all-trades Bernhard Zünkeler in search of his very subjective definition of success; an encounter with extraordinary international artists and art projects in Germany, Cuba and the United States; and a consistent discourse on what art can and must be today.

  • TALIBAN 2.0 – A NEW DAWN

    TALIBAN 2.0 – A NEW DAWN

    With exclusive and intimate access, the series takes a critical look at Taliban rule in Afghanistan over the course of a year. Each episode focuses on one Taliban official, such as the foreign minister, deputy cultural minister and the head of the Kabul police force, and it reveals the real-world effects of their control of civilian life.

  • DELICIOUS ITALY

    DELICIOUS ITALY

    This journey takes us from Piedmont via Tuscany to Sicily and the southernmost tip of mainland Italy, to Apulia. Far from bustling tourist hotspots, we look at the soul of Italy: each episode is a culinary voyage of discovery that takes us to our protagonists’ most sacred place: their kitchens.

  • „Bis zum letzten Tropfen – Die Doku“: Abfüllanlage für Mineralwasser, hergestellt aus deutschen Grundwasservorkommen. 
© SWR/Diwafilm, honorarfrei - Verwendung gemäß der AGB im engen inhaltlichen, redaktionellen Zusammenhang mit genannter SWR-Sendung und bei Nennung "Bild: SWR/Diwafilm" (S2). SWR Presse/Bildkommunikation, Baden-Baden, Tel: 07221/929-22202, foto@swr.de

    THIRST – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ALL OUR WATER IS GONE

    Water as a resource is become ever scarcer. We show how people are battling with dry conditions and drought, for example in the US, Afghanistan, India or Germany. You can see the effect water scarcity has on plants and animals and how conflicts over water are escalating.

  • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE – TREASURES FOR ETERNITY

    UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE – TREASURES FOR ETERNITY

    UNESCO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its World Heritage Convention. The Convention’s mission is to preserve the world’s most beautiful and valuable buildings, cultural landscapes, monuments and areas of natural beauty for future generations. We introduce four World Heritage Sites in Europe: Arles, Aachen Cathedral, Tallinn and the Amalfi Coast.

  • HIMALAYA CALLING

    HIMALAYA CALLING

    A gripping road movie that follows two free spirits on a daredevil journey as they explore monumental landscapes on their motorcycles, discover the magic of foreign cultures, and laugh in the face of the toughest of trials. In six months they cover 28,000 kilometres, from Germany to Goa in India.

  • LEGENDARY BATHHOUSES

    LEGENDARY BATHHOUSES

    We are immersed in elegant scenes of traditional temples to wellness. The focus is on design and architecture as well as the culture of bathhouses from various periods: the Géllert Thermal Bath in Budapest, the Sento Takara-yu in Tokyo, the Roman Baths in Bath and the Hamam Kılıç Ali Paşa in Istanbul.

  • NEPAL – SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN

    NEPAL – SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN

    A land where primeval forests meet mountain deserts, with both tropical regions and icy peaks. One of the poorest countries in the world and yet a magical, mystical place, realm of the gods and a spiritual paradise. A journey to discover Nepal’s natural beauty and the people who make their lives in this harsh and remote setting.

  • ISLANDS OF ITALY

    ISLANDS OF ITALY

    Italy is one of Europe’s most attractive and 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: the Tremiti Islands, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands.