SOCIETY

  • 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

    In India, children have started to take control of their lives by setting up children’s parliaments. We show how, together, they can make a difference – with astonishing determination, courage and creativity. They no longer want to tolerate social grievances and environmental pollution. They campaign against child marriage, child labour […]

  • SIDELINE

    SIDELINE

    At the end of his own football career, a former premier league international from Nigeria becomes a players’ agent who lures young African players to Europe with promises of fame and success. Moses Adams, 28, a former premier league international from Nigeria, slowly realises that, after a long-term injury, his […]

  • 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.

  • BACK TO THE FATHERLAND

    BACK TO THE FATHERLAND

    Dan, Guy und Gil – three young liberal Israelis emigrate to Germany and Austria. A move their families find incomprehensible. Why return to the land of the perpetrators? A process of emancipation. Life in Israel is stressful, but this is not the only reason why young people often turn their […]

  • CRAZY HORMONES – MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MENOPAUSE

    CRAZY HORMONES – MEN AND WOMEN IN THE MENOPAUSE

    Is menopause really a deficiency disorder, as the huge range of drugs, medicines and hormones suggest? Or simply part of our aging process? Do men go through menopause? And how is it perceived in other cultures? We ask doctors, scientists and researchers and examine recent findings in international research.

  • SEX AND LOVE 3.0

    SEX AND LOVE 3.0

    What do love and partnership mean in the digital age when entire industries are working to generate desire, bring people together and improve relationships? What does the future hold? Will sex robots be the better partners? A stimulating scientific review of the most interpersonal of all relationships.

  • FAREWELL YELLOW SEA

    FAREWELL YELLOW SEA

    23-year-old Qing who has never left China before, travels to the deepest German provinces to become a caregiver for the elderly. When she arrives, there  is a culture clash between two entirely different worlds. In the deepest Black Forest, 23-year-old Chinese caregiver Qing encounters various people in the last phase […]