SPRING 2022

  • DELICIOUS ITALY

    DELICIOUS ITALY

    This journey takes us from Piedmont via Tuscany to Sicily and the southernmost tip of mainland Italy, to Apulia. Far from bustling tourist hotspots, we look at the soul of Italy: each episode is a culinary voyage of discovery that takes us to our protagonists’ most sacred place: their kitchens.

  • LOCKED UP AND FORGOTTEN – PSYCHIATRIC CARE IN EAST GERMANY

    LOCKED UP AND FORGOTTEN – PSYCHIATRIC CARE IN EAST GERMANY

    The film looks at the traumatic experiences of patients in East German psychiatric care. It sheds light on often inhumane conditions in psychiatric institutions and on dubious forms of therapy. The documentary is a powerful portrayal of the struggle to reform “soul work under socialism”.

  • Detentions at the Womens March 2020 in Minsk

    BELARUS – THE SHORT DREAM OF FREEDOM

    In 2020, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus protested against the rigged elections. State authorities reacted with brutal violence and many protesters, including leading opposition figures, were forced to flee. We meet them in exile, where they relentlessly fight for the ones they have left behind and for a better future for their country.

  • „Bis zum letzten Tropfen – Die Doku“: Abfüllanlage für Mineralwasser, hergestellt aus deutschen Grundwasservorkommen. 
© SWR/Diwafilm, honorarfrei - Verwendung gemäß der AGB im engen inhaltlichen, redaktionellen Zusammenhang mit genannter SWR-Sendung und bei Nennung "Bild: SWR/Diwafilm" (S2). SWR Presse/Bildkommunikation, Baden-Baden, Tel: 07221/929-22202, foto@swr.de

    THIRST – WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ALL OUR WATER IS GONE

    Die Ressource Wasser wird immer knapper. Wir zeigen, wie Menschen mit Trockenheit und Dürre ringen, zum Beispiel in USA, in Afghanistan, Indien oder Deutschland. Welche Auswirkung hat Wasserknappheit auf Pflanzen und Tiere leiden und wie die Konflikte um Wasser eskalieren.

  • KYRGYZSTAN – THE NOMAD YURT SCHOOL

    KYRGYZSTAN – THE NOMAD YURT SCHOOL

    In northern Kyrgyzstan, many families are reviving ancestral traditions and bringing herds to graze on mountain pastures during the summer. We find out about the traditional family life of the nomad children and we accompany them to the yurt school, where teacher Jenya introduces them to the modern world and Kyrgyz traditions.

  • CHILD TRAFFICKING – THE HUMAN TRAFICKERS’ MAFIA

    CHILD TRAFFICKING – THE HUMAN TRAFICKERS’ MAFIA

    Lured by promises of a better life, children and young adults are smuggled out of Vietnam into Europe, where they are exploited, and some even disappear. The film follows the trail of the Vietnamese mafia across several European countries to Great Britain. High-ranking investigators, witnesses, victims and perpetrators tell their tale.

  • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE – TREASURES FOR ETERNITY

    UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE – TREASURES FOR ETERNITY

    UNESCO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its World Heritage Convention. The Convention’s mission is to preserve the world’s most beautiful and valuable buildings, cultural landscapes, monuments and areas of natural beauty for future generations. We introduce four World Heritage Sites in Europe: Arles, Aachen Cathedral, Tallinn and the Amalfi Coast.

  • THE LAND OF A THOUSAND LAKES – THE MECKLENBURG LAKE PLATEAU

    THE LAND OF A THOUSAND LAKES – THE MECKLENBURG LAKE PLATEAU

    The Mecklenburg Lake Plateau, north of Berlin, is Europe’s largest area of interconnected lakes. Müritz is Germany’s biggest lake located entirely within Germany, the Feldberg lakes are famous for their crystal-clear water, and Tollensesee is considered the region’s most stunning lake. A journey of discovery along Germany’s most beautiful waterways.

  • JEW SUESS 2.0

    JEW SUESS 2.0

    Anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, driven to new extremes by the COVID crisis. This film documents the visual roots of this new anti-Semitism, taking a historical look at the visual propaganda of the Nazis.

  • THE GORALS OF POLAND’S TATRA MOUNTAINS

    THE GORALS OF POLAND’S TATRA MOUNTAINS

    The Tatra Mountains in southern Poland are home to the Gorals. A herdsman takes us to his mountain pastures, a folk costume maker offers us an insight into his artistic craft, raftsmen show us an old transport route and Goral women share with us some of their culinary traditions. Will they be the last generation to preserve typical Goral traditions?

  • PETRO-MELANCHOLY – THE OIL AGE IN THE MIRROR OF ART

    PETRO-MELANCHOLY – THE OIL AGE IN THE MIRROR OF ART

    In the past 150 years, oil has not only fuelled our machines, it has also fuelled our fantasies, desires and dreams, and inspired artists around the world to create spectacular and controversial works of art. On a journey through cultural and contemporary history, the documentary looks at the petroleum age as reflected in art.

  • THE VALTELLINA AND ITS MOUNTAINS

    THE VALTELLINA AND ITS MOUNTAINS

    Valtellina is one of Italy’s most beautiful but lesser known Alpine regions, characterised by vast granite walls, imposing mountain panoramas and nature reserves, such as the Stelvio glacier. The documentary introduces us to the valley’s natural wonders and the special people who live there.