TV DOCUMENTARY

  • JOHANNES BRAHMS – THE SOLITARY GENIUS

    JOHANNES BRAHMS – THE SOLITARY GENIUS

    The hihgly talented composer Johannes Brahms was a close friend of Clara and Robert Schumann. International music critics put his work on a par with Beethoven’s. The docudrama combines dramatic re-enactments with documentary sequences, painting a vivid picture of Brahms’s musical pursuits and private life.

  • MULTITASKING – HOW MUCH CAN WE DO SIMULTANEOUSLY?

    MULTITASKING – HOW MUCH CAN WE DO SIMULTANEOUSLY?

    In a digitalised world, multitasking is considered a major challenge and for many even unavoidable. The film takes a scientific look at the myth about effective multitasking and exposes it as a major misconception: humans can multitask only to a limited extent.

  • THE BUSINESS WITH TERRORISM – OUR INTELLIGENCE SERVICES AND THE JIHAD

    THE BUSINESS WITH TERRORISM – OUR INTELLIGENCE SERVICES AND THE JIHAD

    This investigative documentary searches for the financial backers, planners and initiators of terrorist attacks. The trail takes us to Pakistan and from there back to Europe – to the intelligence services in the West. Their partners in the war on terrorism play a duplicitous game as denouncers but also promoters of terrorism. A business model for terrorism?

  • THE EL-MASRI CASE

    THE EL-MASRI CASE

    In 2004, European citizen Khaled El Masri was illegally abducted by the CIA and taken to a secret prison near Kabul. His case brought the CIA’s worldwide so called “rendition program”, whose agents were forcibly taking suspected terrorists to secret locations and torturing them, to light. In this political thriller we tell his story for the first time.

  • DROUGHT IN EUROPE

    DROUGHT IN EUROPE

    In the last four years, large parts of Europe have experienced a drought that has had drastic consequences for forests and agriculture. Which measures could counteract drought? The film introduces scientific, agricultural and forestry projects in Germany, France, Spain and Romania that aim to combat the problem.

  • IN THE WORLD OF COLOUR AND SHAPE – MAIJA ISOLA

    IN THE WORLD OF COLOUR AND SHAPE – MAIJA ISOLA

    The Finnish design company Marimekko is famous for its original prints and colours. Maija Isola was one of Marimekko’s first designers and she spent 38 years working for the company. What is the secret behind the fabric designs that conquered first Finland and then the whole world? We tell the story of this extraordinary artist.

  • WHALE TALK

    WHALE TALK

    Is it possible to untangle the hidden structures of the communication system of killer whales? Along the west coast of Canada an interdisciplinary, international team of researchers sets out to find answers.

  • WOMEN OF ISLAM

    WOMEN OF ISLAM

    Can feminism be Islamic? The role of women in Islam is a constant subject of controversy. We introduce female scholars of Islam, artists and authors who have set themselves the goal of finding their own path to emancipation.

  • NEPAL – SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN

    NEPAL – SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN

    A land where primeval forests meet mountain deserts, with both tropical regions and icy peaks. One of the poorest countries in the world and yet a magical, mystical place, realm of the gods and a spiritual paradise. A journey to discover Nepal’s natural beauty and the people who make their lives in this harsh and remote setting.

  • PENICILLIN – A MEDICAL REVOLUTION

    PENICILLIN – A MEDICAL REVOLUTION

    Once celebrated as a life saver, penicillin today is alarming researchers all over the world: over 70% of aggressive germs are now resistant to the alleged wonder drug. A development its inventor Alexander Fleming had foreseen. A fascinating film about the history and current state of antibiotics.

  • WITCH HUNT – THE MECHANICS OF MASS HYSTERIA

    WITCH HUNT – THE MECHANICS OF MASS HYSTERIA

    Between the end of the Middle Ages and the late 18th century, over 50,000 Europeans were persecuted, tortured and executed on charges of witchcraft. The pogrom was triggered by the book “Malleus Maleficarum”, published in 1486. Its detailed instructions for persecuting and annihilating alleged witches triggered a mass hysteria.

  • MEETING OF SPIES

    MEETING OF SPIES

    While leading middle-class lives in the GDR as a cook, forester and car mechanic, Norbert, Raimund and Eberhard spied for the BND and CIA between the 1950s and 80s. All three were exposed and imprisoned. They tell their extraordinary stories for the first time.