SERIES

  • ANIMALS DECODED – INVISIBLE SIGNALS

    ANIMALS DECODED – INVISIBLE SIGNALS

    We think of communication being loud and obvious; body language and vocalisations – animals doing everything they can to be seen and heard – but there is a whole other world of signals that is invisible to us. Animals use colours that we can’t see, and scents too subtle for us to even notice, and yet for their own kind, these cues speak volumes.

  • ANIMALS DECODED – BODY LANGUAGE

    ANIMALS DECODED – BODY LANGUAGE

    Deep in every jungle and desert, on the mountains and plains, animals are in constant conversation with each other – but they’re not using words. Whether their gestures are obvious even to humans, or buried deep within a blizzard of other movements, almost every creature on the planet uses body language to send signals and messages.

  • BEYOND BORDERS – STORIES OF FREEDOM AND FRIENDSHIP

    BEYOND BORDERS – STORIES OF FREEDOM AND FRIENDSHIP

    How do we go about making films for children fleeing wars and crises? What can such films accomplish? What inspiration can the cinema give these children for their future? Can film work relieve suffering or even provide hope? A group of 7 young filmmakers from Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Germany, Colombia and Iran were selected to tackle these questions.

  • IN FOR THE KILL

    IN FOR THE KILL

  • WILD LATIN AMERICA – SQUIRREL MONKEY ISLAND

    WILD LATIN AMERICA – SQUIRREL MONKEY ISLAND

    On a small island deep in the heart of the Colombian rainforest lives a group of squirrel monkeys. Squirrel monkeys are one of the smallest species of new world monkeys and one of the cleverest monkeys in the world. At the head of this island troop is dominant female Alba […]

  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING – ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE FUTURE

    CALIFORNIA DREAMING – ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE FUTURE

    Once the destination of explorers heading west in search of gold, California – like no other US state – has become a magnet for people hoping to make their dreams come true. On our journey through the Sunshine State, we meet free spirits, inventors and visionaries. A diverse region with unusual inhabitants.

  • ARCHITECTURE AND CITIES

    ARCHITECTURE AND CITIES

    How does good architecture impact our cities and our lives and what solutions do modern architects have for the urban problems of today? We visit the most fascinating buildings in nine European megacities and meet visionary planners who offer us answers to these questions.

  • FROM AMSTERDAM TO ODESSA

    FROM AMSTERDAM TO ODESSA

    We hitchhike along Europe’s waterways, from the canals of Holland to the Black Sea. Aboard river barges and pleasure boats, on a river fisherman’s rowing boat, police boat, catamaran or historical clipper: a road movie on water, 2500 km of adventure in the middle of Europe!

  • THE SEVEN LIVES OF THE SEA CLOUD

    THE SEVEN LIVES OF THE SEA CLOUD

    It is one of the finest and oldest sailing ships in the world. Built in the 1930s at the Germania shipyard in Kiel, the legendary Sea Cloud still sails the seas today after an adventurous and incredible career. We accompany the ship on its long journey across the Atlantic and study the history of this floating legend.

  • IRAN IN OUR HEARTS

    IRAN IN OUR HEARTS

    Two Iranians set off on a unique journey to their home country. The two women from Berlin and Paris spend five weeks travelling across the Islamic republic, with its magnificent palaces, mosques and parks. They offer us a unique and personal view of the country, avoiding the usual clichés and prejudices.

  • THE GRAND LITERATOUR

    THE GRAND LITERATOUR

    Heinrich Böll’s Ireland, Hans Christian Andersen’s Orient, Erika and Klaus Mann’s French Riviera and Uwe Johnson’s New York – great authors on tour. We go time-travelling with four of the most fascinating authors in literary history and revisit the countries they wrote about – intertwining both past and present.

  • TRANSOCEÁNICA

    TRANSOCEÁNICA

    One route – one continent: the world’s longest direct bus service runs on the Transocéanica between Rio de Janeiro and Lima. This road movie allows us to delve deep into South American soul. Along the wayside and in the bus itself, we immerse ourselves in fascinating stories that demonstrate the continent in all its ambivalence.