MIPCOM 2019

    • 66 METRES – RISING SEA LEVELS


      Rising seas will be one of the biggest challenges we face in the next few centuries. Island states will disappear, coastlines will shift. On the basis of scientists’ predictions, billions of dollars are being invested in coastal protection measures. But not everything can be protected. The
    • THE SCIENCE OF AVALANCHES


      It’s impossible to stop and still difficult to forecast avalanches. We spend a winter season following scientists, snow profilers and trainers as they go about their work in the Alps. It doesn’t matter whether they’re snowshoeing or skiing, up to 100 people are killed by
    • NOT JUST YOUR PICTURE


      Layla and Ramsis, German- Palestinian siblings living in Germany, face a family tragedy far away in the besieged Gaza Strip. In the summer of 2014, Ibrahim, his wife and their five children are killed when their building is hit by an Israeli missile during an attack on Gaza. Ibrahim also had two
    • POSTWAR ALBUM


      War photographer Gervasio Sánchez portrayed the post- war generation in Sarajevo. Now and 25 years ago. Twenty-five years ago, after the siege of Sarajevo, war photographer Gervasio Sánchez moved to the city and took photos of children on the war-ravaged streets. Since then, he has returned to
    • I WANT JUSTICE!


      Nineteen-year-old Ekhlas is a survivor of IS captivity who campaigns internationally for recognition of the Yazidi genocide. In 2014, the “Islamic State” launched a genocide against the Yazidi people in Iraq. Ekhlas was 14 years old at the time and the youngest sister in a family of
    • THE CHARM OF THE SWARM


      The internet giant Wikipedia is about to turn 20. We take a look at its background and the future of the online encyclopaedia. In 2021, the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia celebrates its 20th anniversary. With its philosophy of “knowledge by all, for all”, Wikipedia has pushed aside all printed
    • PLAYING GOD


      What happens within our system of values when economic interests and people’s lives become intertwined through tragedy? Why is the life of a firefighter who died in the Twin Towers on September 11 worth on average a million dollars less than that of a stockbroker who lost his life in the same
    • FREDERICK II – HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR


      He was a patron of science and a reformer on the one hand, a brutal power-seeker on the other. Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, king and Holy Roman Emperor from 1212 to 1250, was a man full of contradictions. He was a patron of science, a reformer, and might even be called the first modern ruler.
    • DEADLY POWER GAMES – EDWARD II. KING OF ENGLAND


      ​Edward II ruled England in the early 14th century. He was the first king since the Norman Conquest of 1066 to be deposed. A portrait of a polarizing king and his unprecedented downfall. As historians and many of his contemporaries would agree, Edward II, who ruled England at the start of the
    • SAZ – THE KEY OF TRUST


      It’s the journey of her life: musician Petra travels all the way from Berlin to eastern Iran, via Anatolia, in search of the origins of her favorite string instrument: the. It’s the journey of her life: Petra Nachtmanova travels to both the end of the world and the centre of her heart. The
    • ROUNDABOUT ART


      Roundabouts are enjoying increasing popularity among urban planners, but also artists. We embark on an entertaining tour of Europe and introduce artists who are exhibiting their work in the middle of traffic islands. What do giant kiwis, suspended taps and luminous rolls of paper have in common?
    • THE WOMAN WITH THE BLOODHOUNDS


      Virunga National Park with its unique mountain gorillas is in danger: Rebels and poachers are threatening this paradise in the Congo. Veterinarian Marlene Zähner trains rangers and highly specialised dogs to track down poachers. In Virunga National Park in the Congo, rangers fight tirelessly
    • LEBANON – A COUNTRY HELD HOSTAGE


      In Lebanon, Hezbollah now controls broad areas of political and social life and has become a state within a state. How can the “Party of God” be confronted. In Lebanon, no important political decisions are taken any more without Hezbollah, the Shiite “party of God”. Since the end of the
    • THE INVISIBLE GIRL


      In Morocco, a 14-year-old maid is abused and killed by the family for whom she works. The cruel murder reveals the uneasiness of a two-class society. A search for the background. The murder of a 14-year-old maid in Morocco: for two years young Fatima was subjected to unimaginably cruel treatment in
    • ISLANDS OF ITALY


      We explore some of Italy’s most beautiful islands: from the Tremiti Islands in the Adriatic and Sicily to the volcanic archipelago of the Aeolian Islands in the Mediterranean. Italy is one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations. And yet some regions are still largely undiscovered −
    • PASSION PARANÁ


      The unique eco-system along the shores of the Paraná River in South America is under threat. We travel to South America and meet people who are fighting for their future and the conservation of the Paraná region. A river like the sea – this is how the indigenous people used to refer to the
    • LOOK ME OVER – LIBERACE


      He was an icon, flamboyant pianist, egomaniac, showman par excellence: Liberace – the King of Bling – enjoyed an unparalleled career. The salon pianist turned megastar lived the American dream, but it was a life of unmatched paradox and eccentricity. He was an icon, flamboyant pianist,
    • KAMCHATKA BEARS – LIFE BEGINS


      Against the stunning backdrop of Russia’s easternmost peninsula of Kamchatka, we spend seven months following two brown bear mothers and observing their cubs in the first and most eventful year of their lives. The wildlife sanctuary on Russia’s easternmost peninsula of Kamchatka is considered a
    • THE CULTURE OF THE KALASH


      Around 4,000 Kalash people still live in the secluded valleys of the Himalayas in Northern Pakistan. A journey into a world seemingly almost untouched by modernity. At the foot of the Himalayas on the Pakistani border with Afghanistan live the last representatives of the millennium-old culture of
    • 1979 – BIG BANG OF THE PRESENT


      Our world is defined by the failure of communism, the rise of market economics, and by the power of politicised religion. All of these forces came together in the dramatic year of 1979. The Islamic revolution in Iran under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, Pope John Paul II’s visit to
    • RUSSIA’S MILLENNIUM CHILDREN


      Twenty years after Yeltsin’s resignation and Putin’s inauguration in December 1999, we take a look at the children born that year who are now coming of age. What do they think? How do they want to live in the future? The Putin era in Russian politics began on 31 December 1999, after Yeltsin’s
    • TURKEY UNDER THE AKP


      Since the failed coup in July 2016, Turkey has changed at an unprecedented pace under the AKP, with Erdogan at its helm. An investigative documentary about the rise of the AKP. Since the failed military coup in 2016, Turkey has changed at an unprecedented pace. Just a few years before the centenary
    • THE GÜLEN MOVEMENT


      For Erdogan, the Gülen movement is the public enemy No. 1, in the West, it has long been valued as a moderate Islamic educational institution. An investigative inquiry into the background of the controversial movement. For President Erdogan, there’s no doubt that the Gülen movement was