MIPTV 2019

    • DAUGHTERS OF THE KARAKORUM


      In a small village in Pakistan, in the middle of the Karakorum, one of the world’s highest mountains, women have started training as mountain guides for the first time. We accompany them on their way up. Shimshal is a small village 3100 metres high up in the Karakorum, one of the
    • NO PROMISED LAND


      Since 1977, 36,000 African Jews have been sent from Ethiopia to Israel. But since their evacuation, many have felt like second-class citizens. The younger generation protests against discrimination. In several, sometimes secret evacuations which began in 1977, over 36,000 African Jews were taken
    • 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
    • THE BND FILE – SHIPPING COMPANIES AND THE ARMS BUSINESS


      An investigation into the German intelligence agency’s involvement in arms exports to war zones around the world. Tanks to Sudan, weapons to Myanmar or Yemen… Secret documents leaked to our film team after years of research prove that the German intelligence agency BND is heavily involved
    • 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
    • 199 LITTLE HEROES


      What does the journey to school mean for a child? What do they see and what do they experience? The variety of school journeys around the world is endless, fascinating and full of surprises. 199 Little Heroes is an international series featuring children aged between 9 and 12. This documentary
    • SURVIVING ON THE MOON


      A journey to research stations all over the world to show the state of play in research at international projects investigating how man could survive on the moon. Spending less than a day there, Neil Armstrong was the first man to go to the moon in 1969. Three years later, in April 1972, Charlie
    • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE CISTERCIANS


      We travel to France, Germany and Italy to find out about the fascinating world of the medieval Cistercian Order. What was the secret behind their incredible achievements and skills? Three films rediscover the world of Cistercian Monasteries revealing the reasons for the cloisters’ old success
    • THE UNKNOWN LIFE OF ANTARCTICA – A YEAR AMID THE ETERNAL ICE


      On King George Island, the gateway to Antarctica, five different nations operate research stations located in the most extraordinary of environments. Only together can researchers survive such hostile conditions. King George Island on the edge of the coldest, loneliest continent on Earth. The
    • YEMEN – THE FORGOTTEN WAR


      There’s a war going on in Yemen that the world hears very little about. Journalists rarely manage to report from the country. We offer rare insights and highlight the plight of the war-ravaged population. There’s a war going on in Yemen that the world hears very little about. Large
    • 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
    • THE HORSE RESCUER – SPAIN’S FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY


      With the collapse of the economy, thousands of Spanish horses were abandoned by their owners. Lois runs a rescue farm where she has been saving horses for the past ten years. We follow her as she goes about her daily work. During the building boom in Spain, horses became a new status symbol. People
    • THE NEW COLD WAR – MORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EUROPE?


      The suspension of the INF Treaty between the US and Russia shows just how little the superpowers trust each other today. Are we facing nuclear re-armament and the end of a peaceful era? At the end of the Cold War, thousands of nuclear weapons were withdrawn from Europe. Since then, however, the
    • A SONG FOR AN UNKNOWN ACTRESS


      Being an actress in L.A. is a demanding job on many levels. Five women show us what it really means to “follow your dreams” and demonstrate that happiness and success are not necessarily related. Driving from one audition to the next, reading for bit parts or commercials, updating social media
    • DEFENDER OF THE FAITH


      Pope Benedict XVI led the Catholic Church into its greatest crisis since the Reformation: the global child sex abuse scandal. We tell the story of his rise and fall which is symptomatic of the failings of the Church. We tell the story of a man who dedicated his life to preserving the Church but
    • VILLAGE OF SWIMMING COWS


      A docu-comedy about three neo-hippies from Berlin who move to a farm in Poland to be closer to nature. They meditate, practice acroyoga and shower in the garden. The villagers consider them complete eccentrics. To be close to nature and perhaps also to have a unique work experience Ellen, Mario and
    • GATEWAYS TO NEW YORK


      Othmar Ammann, a Swiss-American structural engineer, designed more than half of the eleven bridges that connect New York City to the rest of the United States. We tell his adventure-filled story. The engineer Othmar Ammann left Switzerland in 1904 to redefine the art of bridge-building in America.
    • OCEAN GRABBING – NEW LAWS OF THE SEA


      Around the globe, rights of use of marine and coastal zones are being reallocated – an investigation into the consequences of ocean grabbing. Around the globe, the rights of use and ownership of marine and coastal zones are being reallocated. In line with global market rules and largely kept
    • THE FEMALE GUARD – THE CASE OF JOHANNA LANGEFELD


      The story of Johanna Langefeld is the only known case of an SS guard being saved from a death sentence after the war by her own victims. In 1946, she escaped from a Cracow prison with the help of her former prisoners. In 1946, Johanna Langefeld, a former SS guard at Auschwitz and Ravensbrück
    • BERNAUER STRASSE – A STREET DIVIDED


      Bernauer Strasse in Berlin is symbolic of the division of Germany. The border line ran along the walls of the houses that stood on the eastern side. Both sides of the street changed radically when the Wall went up. Thirty years after the fall of the Wall, we investigate  a vanished place that