SOCIETY

  • TOUCHING

    TOUCHING

    The sexuality of people with disabilities is rarely taken seriously. But sexual assistants like Nina, Edith and Ronald are there to professionally satisfy the wishes of their clients for affection and physical contact. Is this a form of prostitution? A sensitive study of a taboo subject.

  • BLASPHEMY AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

    BLASPHEMY AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

    What is more important: freedom of expression or a respect for religions? What are the views of the artists, film-makers and cartoonists whose work is accused by different communities of being blasphemous? And how do representatives of different religions regard blasphemy?

  • A TALE OF SINGERS AND MURDERERS

    A TALE OF SINGERS AND MURDERERS

    A song contest behind bars. Drug dealers, thieves and murderers jailed in Russia’s many prisons sing about homesickness, love, war and forgiveness. They all dream of taking part in the traditional Kalina Krasnaya contest. A film about the harsh reality of life behind bars but also the unique power music.

  • LOST CHILDREN – 30,000 MINORS MISSING

    LOST CHILDREN – 30,000 MINORS MISSING

    Tens of thousands of refugee minors are on the move around Europe with no one to protect them. They have gone missing from reception centres or were never registered there in the first place. They fall into the hands of criminals and become victims of prostitution and organ trafficking. The film takes an investigative look at the situation.

  • PURE LOVE – THE VOICE OF ELLA FITZGERALD

    PURE LOVE – THE VOICE OF ELLA FITZGERALD

    Ella Fitzgerald’s voice is a phenomenon and unrivalled to this day. She had absolute pitch and perfect intonation. With statements from numerous singers, musicians and critics, this film pays tribute to ‘The First Lady of Song’ and especially to her voice – on what would have been her 100th birthday on 25 April 2017.

  • C-SECTION CONTROVERSY

    C-SECTION CONTROVERSY

    Within just twenty years, caesarean section rates have more than doubled in most industrial nations. Caesareans save lives, but in some countries more children are born by c-section than vaginal delivery. We look at the medical and social consequences of this global trend in Germany, France, Brazil and China.

  • ICARUS – THE DREAM OF FLYING

    ICARUS – THE DREAM OF FLYING

    Today, modern wingsuits make it possible for man to come closer to fulfilling his age-old dream of flying. This high-risk sport is both controversial and fascinating. We look at the desire to fly from a historical perspective and show flight pictures that have never before been seen in this way, including the world’s longest ever wingsuit jump.

  • THE SECRET REVOLUTION – WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA

    THE SECRET REVOLUTION – WOMEN IN SAUDI ARABIA

    In deeply conservative Saudi Arabia, women are calling for change. Despite all kinds of resistance, some are achieving professional and political success. This film portrays pioneers who want to reshape society: an editor-in-chief, a lawyer and a politician.

  • VOICES OF VIOLENCE

    VOICES OF VIOLENCE

    A film about the unimaginable violence against women in the the DR Congo and a political and social system that turns a blind eye to these atrocities. Women are systematically exposed to the practice of rape as a weapon of war. Director Claudia Schmid gives women a voice and reveals the structures underlying the violence.

  • WAR AND GAMES

    WAR AND GAMES

    Drones, remote-controlled weapons and war robots are the war technology of the future. Controlling them via a screen is like playing a computer game. Does this new remote-controlled war technology provide us with reconnaissance information and security or is it paving the way for a surveillance state? New perspectives on a complex, fascinating subject.

  • PICTURING WAR

    PICTURING WAR

    Every day we see pictures of war and conflict. But who decides which pictures we see and how do they reach an international audience from the world’s conflict zones? We follow photographer Benjamin Hiller to Iraq, Syria and Rwanda and the journey his pictures take. This documentary offers a unique insight into the daily realities of his business.

  • SUN VILLAGE

    SUN VILLAGE

    Sun Village is the name of a refuge for Chinese children whose parents are serving time in prison. With no one to look after or feed them, Sun Village is a home until their parents are released. A unique project that aims to achieve a better future for China.