SOCIETY

  • BLUE MAGIC – HOW VIAGRA CHANGED THE WORLD

    BLUE MAGIC – HOW VIAGRA CHANGED THE WORLD

    We take a humorous look at the many facets of the little blue miracle pill Viagra, 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.

  • PLAYING GOD

    PLAYING GOD

    What happens within our system of values when economic interests and people’s lives become intertwined through tragedy?

  • RUSSIA’S MILLENNIUM CHILDREN

    RUSSIA’S MILLENNIUM CHILDREN

    The Putin era in Russian politics began on 31 December 1999, after Yeltsin’s resignation and shortly before the millennium celebrations. The children born on that day have now come of age. They have only ever known ex-KGB man Vladimir Putin at the pinnacle of power. What do the Putin generation think and feel? How do they want to live in the future?

  • 199 LITTLE HEROES

    199 LITTLE HEROES

    What does the journey to school mean for children? What do they see, what do they experience? Children around the world travel to school in a variety of fascinating, surprising ways. Meet our little heroes in South Africa, Jordan, Laos, Germany, USA and many other countries on their sometimes long and arduous, joyful and adventurous ways to school.

  • (M)OTHER

    (M)OTHER

    Being a mother is the most natural thing in the world. Or so it’s said. On her quest to find out what motherhood means to herself, director Antonia Hungerland encounters all kinds of people, none of whom seem to correspond to our traditional notion of a ‘real mother’. But what does it mean to be a ‘real mother’? A personal and poetic documentary.

  • STRESS

    STRESS

    In their voice-overs, five young Afghanistan war veterans from Pittsburgh first establish familiar foundations: The trauma of 9/11, the ideology of violent retribution, military service as a patriotic family tradition, the “unfairness” of today’s warfare. They are slow to show us their faces. Physically unharmed but full of inner pain they have become the misunderstood upon their return.

  • THE BLACK MUSEUM

    THE BLACK MUSEUM

    America’s history and culture through the lens of the African American experience: that’s the mission of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Since its inauguration in September 2016, the museum has been an overwhelming success. We take a journey through the spectacular building and its exhibitions.

  • 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.

  • POWER TO THE CHILDREN

    POWER TO THE CHILDREN

    They campaign against child marriage, child labour, domestic violence and pollution. Children in India have started to take control of their lives by setting up children’s parliaments. Together, they can make a difference. We show how these children have opted to pursue a new path – with astonishing determination, courage and creativity.

  • SIDELINE

    SIDELINE

    At the end of his own football career, former premier league international from Nigeria Moses Adams becomes a players’ agent, luring young African talents to Europe with promises of fame and success. A look at the darker sides of the international football business.

  • MISSING WOMEN AND THE BACHELOR TIME BOMB

    MISSING WOMEN AND THE BACHELOR TIME BOMB

    As a result of politically motivated population control policies imposed by the West more than 30 years ago, Asia is today “missing” 170 million women – because parents are choosing to give birth to boys and aborting daughters. Millions of men are unable to find wives and more than ever women are being traded like commodities. Zoning in on personal stories from South Korea, China, India and Vietnam, we explore the regional and global consequences of this gender imbalance.