SOCIETY

  • THE FLYING BOYS OF GAZA

    THE FLYING BOYS OF GAZA

    For a group of boys in the Gaza Strip, parcour is a means of rebelling and defying the constraints and restrictions that have been imposed on their lives. An obstacle course of a very particular kind! As light as feathers, they leap over bullet-ridden walls, balance on bombed roofs, perform somersaults and pirouettes in the air, skip from wall to wall, sprint all the way to the beach and across the desert dunes. They are the flying boys of the […]

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  • EMPIRE ME!

    EMPIRE ME!

    As the process of globalisation advances, hundreds of do-it-yourself states are creating their own little world: micronations, eco-villages and seceded states. A road movie on land, at sea, and in our minds. The idea of utopia, of a better life in an earthly paradise, is a dream mankind has long imagined in many variations – for example, reigning as a king on our own island once in our lifetime. But the rigid principles of the globalised world permit few alternatives […]

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  • THE ARYANS

    THE ARYANS

    Racist campaigns around the world are increasingly associated with the term Aryans. But who were the Aryans really? A personal journey into the madness of racism. A documentary about right-wing movements worldwide – and their completely incorrect interpretation of “Aryanism” – a phenomenon which began with French philosopher Gobineau and continued with the Nazis. Filmmaker Mo Asumang embarks on a journey into the abyss of political evil and finds out that the Aryans originally come from an area which now […]

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  • WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER?

    WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER?

    A search for the real face behind Germany’s most common name “Thomas Müller”. This journey takes director Christian Heynen through Germany, while interviewing (almost) everybody with the name “Thomas Müller”. We start at the center of all facts, the Federal Statistical Office. Thomas Müller is the statistically calculated most average name with 81 million citizens, with more than 50.000 people  sharing this name. Now WHO is this mysterious „Thomas Müller“ of Germany, who obviously represents all German men and WHAT […]

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  • THE LOVE POLICE

    THE LOVE POLICE

        We all wonder about politicians’ statements, managers’ salaries and social injustice. But there are people amongst us who can no longer wonder in silence. People who urge us, to question ourselves and the system we live in. Like Charlie Veitch and his Love Police. Charles Veitch worked as a financial adviser in London’s City for seven years. In 2009 he was fired. Instead of finding a new job, he bought a megaphone. And with the help of his […]

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  • STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS IN KENYA

    STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS IN KENYA

    The film documents the work of mobile street photographer Samson in Kenya. His photos introduce us to the lives of modern Kenyans – in the city and in rural regions. Nairobi is one of the most vibrant metropolises of Africa. In the middle of Nairobi City Park, we have discovered and documented true historians: not priviledge but hard-working, Nairobi’s street photographers offer us intimate views of Africa. They have been roaming the parks and public spaces of the city since […]

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  • SUNDAY WARRIORS

    SUNDAY WARRIORS

    A funny and stunning voyage between fantasy and reality. Every year in high summer, one of the major battles of humankind is fought. Knights, elves and wizards attempt to win the battle against orcs, demons and the dark side of the force. What looks like a scene from the film THE LORD OF THE RINGS takes place away from the eyes of the media, as thousands of live role players meet and immerse themselves in their fantasy world. In a […]

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  • GOING ON A CRUISE

    GOING ON A CRUISE

    Get on board and enjoy four exciting cruises around Europe. The cruise industry is booming. In 2010, eight new ships were launched on their maiden voyages across the globe. And it’s not only the 70plus “sunset years” generation heading off to discover the world. This documentary presents four cruise ships. The venerable “Sea Cloud”, a four-masted cruise ship built in the 1930s, sails majestically from Nice to Barcelona. “MS Europa”, one of the most luxurious cruise liners in the world, […]

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  • POP ON THE ROCKS

    POP ON THE ROCKS

    Discover the pop-cultural evolution and emancipation of a country, which is a cultural breaking point between Europe and America. Where education, life expectancy and sustainable production of energy are concerned, Iceland is a leading force to be reckoned with. Where music is concerned, the Nordic mini-country is a study in greatness. Iceland – most of all its capital Reykjavík – is a microcosm and a laboratory for creative individuals and adventurous musicians. Reykjavík is the home of about 400 bands […]

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  • HOTEL HAITI

    HOTEL HAITI

    This film delves into the magical and tragic world of Haiti and tells of the stories that surround the time-honoured Hotel Oloffson. On the hills above the city, a white villa embellished with decorative turrets and gables sits amidst a park surrounded by palm trees – an image from a fairytale. The “Hotel Oloffson” is a place steeped in history and numerous personal stories. Prominent foreign guests who have stayed here include actors Humphrey Bogart and Marlon Brando as well […]

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