SOCIETY

  • MATCH ME!

    MATCH ME!

    How does dating and finding love work in an age when partnership has been radically redefined? We accompany three people from Austria, Finland and Ireland on their offline ‘matching experiences’. Sarah, a Viennese woman in her mid-twenties, turns to her spiritual yoga community for help finding a “man for life”, while Johanna from Munich attends an Irish “matchmaking” festival in the hope of finally being able to break out of her relationship patterns. Sampsa, a Finn in his mid-thirties, takes […]

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  • AT THE SOURCES OF LONG LIFE

    AT THE SOURCES OF LONG LIFE

    Eternal youth has long been a dream of mankind. These days there is less focus on taking off the years than on living a longer, happier and healthier life, maintaining fitness and youthfulness to be able to live to an advanced age. We have identified certain regions in the world where people appear to have discovered the recipe for longevity. Remarkable numbers of centenarians are leading busy, active lives in these places. Older people who have remained young and healthy […]

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  • URBAN PRAYERS – THE REINVENTION OF RELIGION IN THE CITY

    URBAN PRAYERS – THE REINVENTION OF RELIGION IN THE CITY

    A film about the connection between urban living and spiritual faith, focusing on the cities of Lagos, Istanbul and Berlin. New religious movements are flourishing, globally and across all religions. They are increasingly gaining ground in the major cities. For a long time cities were considered to be largely religion-free zones. But this assumption is no longer tenable. Religion is being reinvented in the city. Being a believer is no longer old-fashioned and conservative. Being a believer is now hip; […]

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  • CONCIERGES: BERLIN, MOSCOW, PARIS

    CONCIERGES: BERLIN, MOSCOW, PARIS

    Berlin, Moscow, Paris: A concierge knows everyone and everything. But despite his ever-friendly manner, he remains something of a phantom figure. A concierge is responsible for providing everything that makes a guest’s stay more comfortable. His computer and address book are his main assets. This film tells the story of a unique profession and offers an insight into the discreet world of a job which entails everything from being a nurse to millionaires to being a magician for the rich […]

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  • 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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