SCIENCE

  • BLUE MAGIC – HOW VIAGRA CHANGED THE WORLD

    BLUE MAGIC – HOW VIAGRA CHANGED THE WORLD

    To mark the 20th anniversary of Viagra we take a humorous look at the many facets of the little blue miracle pill, from its accidental discovery to its worldwide propagation, as well as the drug’s effects on our sex life – from the classic couple to pornography and prostitution.

  • TRANS – I GOT LIFE

    TRANS – I GOT LIFE

    We accompany one of the world’s most renowned transgender surgeons and his patients, each of them in a different stage of their gender reassignment. What makes people set off on this journey despite all the pain and unresolved questions? A film full of feeling that lets us experience the full spectrum and radicalness of this transition.

  • OSTEOPATHY – HEALING HANDS

    OSTEOPATHY – HEALING HANDS

    Osteopaths can feel tensions and release blockages, treating the musculoskeletal system and internal organs with only their hands. More and more patients are turning to this alternative treatment, but the profession is not recognised everywhere and critics cite a lack of studies. We show where the manual healing method can help and where it has its limits.

  • WHALE TALK

    WHALE TALK

    Is it possible to untangle the hidden structures of the communication system of killer whales? Along the west coast of Canada an interdisciplinary, international team of researchers sets out to find answers.

  • 66 METRES – RISING SEA LEVELS

    66 METRES – RISING SEA LEVELS

    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 SCIENCE OF AVALANCHES

    THE SCIENCE OF AVALANCHES

    At the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) in Davos, scientists investigate the conditions that trigger avalanches and the impact climate change is having on the formation and nature of avalanches. We spend a winter season following scientists, snow profilers and researchers as they work in the Alps.

  • 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.

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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.

  • KAMCHATKA BEARS – LIFE BEGINS

    KAMCHATKA BEARS – LIFE BEGINS

    The wildlife sanctuary on Russia’s easternmost peninsula of Kamchatka is known as a bears’ paradise. For seven months, we follow two brown bear mothers and their newborns. We observe the cubs in the first and most eventful year of their lives. A fascinating insight into the lives of the peninsula’s inhabitants set against a stunning natural backdrop.

  • SURVIVING ON THE MOON

    SURVIVING ON THE MOON

    How could man survive on the moon? Build a research station or grow vegetables? A trip to research stations around the world to find the latest answers to the most burning questions on moon research and sound out the state of play in research at international projects.

  • THE UNKNOWN LIFE OF ANTARCTICA – A YEAR AMID THE ETERNAL ICE

    THE UNKNOWN LIFE OF ANTARCTICA – A YEAR AMID THE ETERNAL ICE

    We travel to King George Island, the gateway to Antarctica, where five different nations operate research stations located in the most extraordinary of environments. The researchers’ work and visits have to be planned with the utmost care because mistakes can cost lives. And only together can they survive such hostile conditions.

  • SUPERSENSES – SUPER SIGHT

    SUPERSENSES – SUPER SIGHT

    A look into the amazing world of what animals really see and perceive. Using CGI and innovative natural history filming techniques, this fascinating, perception-skewing series casts the world as it appears to creatures across the planet, allowing the viewer to see like a beast, and perceive things in a totally new way.