SOCIETY

  • POISONED FIELDS – GLYPHOSATE, AN UNDERRATED RISK?

    POISONED FIELDS – GLYPHOSATE, AN UNDERRATED RISK?

    Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used weed killer. The WHO believes the herbicide to be carcinogenic and is calling for an all-out ban on the substance developed by Monsanto, Syngenta and BASF. The film sets out in search of sick animals and humans – a highly topical investigation into a controversial substance.

  • FURUSATO

    FURUSATO

    A small town in Fukushima’s exclusion zone searches for normalcy after the world’s largest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. We follow a teen rocker, a media-savvy activist, a conflicted TEPCO engineer, and a female horse breeder as they cope with the loss of their homes and the unseen danger of radiation. Each faces a crucial decision: to stay or to go?

  • PARCHIM INTERNATIONAL

    PARCHIM INTERNATIONAL

    In the small town of Parchim in northern Germany, a Chinese investor has bought a deserted military airport. He wants to create an international hub for air cargo transport – a new centre for global trade. Sheer megalomania or enviable drive and enthusiasm? A tragicomedy that takes a bitter look at the absurd reality of capitalism.

  • ON THE RIM OF THE SKY

    ON THE RIM OF THE SKY

    In a remote village in western China, long-time primary school teacher Shen and newcomer volunteer Bao come into conflict. It is a clash of generations: youth versus experience, trust versus suspicion.

  • ARABIC CIRCUS

    ARABIC CIRCUS

    Snoopy is a talented 26-year-old Moroccan who dreams of making it as a world-famous circus artist. But Morocco’s conservative society does not like oddballs like him. A film about growing up under the influence of the Arab Spring and Islam, about Morocco’s only circus school and perhaps the most splendid hipster moustache in North Africa.

  • THE VIRGIN OBSESSION

    THE VIRGIN OBSESSION

    In Islam, as in many other religions, sex is forbidden outside of marriage. What does this mean for young Muslims who live in modern, western societies? We follow four protagonists who have broken with their families and friends because they reject attitudes to morality that make sexuality punishable.

  • ASIA’S LAST CHEETAHS

    ASIA’S LAST CHEETAHS

    Cheetahs in Asia? Yes, they do still exist. But they are a critically endangered species, and only 40-70 of these wild cats survive today in Iran. These Asiatic Cheetahs are the rarest big cats in the world. Animal welfare activists have launched a broad rescue mission to save these graceful hunters from extinction. A fight against time.

  • OVERPOPULATION AND FAMILY PLANNING

    OVERPOPULATION AND FAMILY PLANNING

    Global population has more than doubled over the last 50 years. Will global population self-regulate or do we need to intervene – and if so, how?

  • CALL OF IMMORTALITY

    CALL OF IMMORTALITY

    With modern technology, man’s age-old dream of achieving eternal life is becoming more and more realistic. Meet our protagonists in Germany, Russia and China who have decided to challenge death and preserve their bodies for the future until technology is eventually advanced enough to guarantee eternal life.

  • SOMOS CUBA – We are Cuba

    SOMOS CUBA – We are Cuba

    An intimate insight into the lives of 3 families in a poor neighborhood of Havana, filmed by casual worker-turned amateur cameraman Andres over a period of 7 years. Edited into a moving tribute to the ingenuity of Havana’s underdogs on the eve of change in Cuba.

  • DIVINE LOCATION

    DIVINE LOCATION

    A light and often absurdly comic film about the transition from an industrial to a leisure society. We watch as a beautiful artificial lake is developed on the vast site of a former steelworks plant: Lake Phoenix. In the middle of one of the largest industrial areas in Europe, Germany’s Ruhr region, a luxurious residential area has been developed, marina and lake-side piazza included. We meet old locals, attend client meetings and accompany new residents who tell us of their plans and dreams. We watch as they all become winners or losers in the game called social progress.

  • THE LARGEST FAMILY IN THE WORLD

    THE LARGEST FAMILY IN THE WORLD

    How does the largest family in the world make ends meet when there are 178 women, men and children to be provided for every day? We set out on a journey to the village of Baktwang, in the far north east of India and obtain a unique insight into the everyday life of an astonishing community and its leader: Ziona Chana, head of the Christian sect “Chuantar lal Ruat – The new generation”.