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  • WEATHER AND ARCHITECTURE

    WEATHER AND ARCHITECTURE

    Sea levels are rising and storms are becoming increasingly powerful. Climate change has serious consequences. The cost of the damage caused by extreme weather events around the world is on the increase. Hurricane Katrina cost USD 80 billion; Typhoon Haiyan killed more than 5,000 people – many in their homes. Is our architecture still fulfilling its actual purpose – namely to protect us from the cold and heat, from rain and storms? Architects and engineers have long been discussing how […]

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  • JUNIOR AND THE SWAN

    JUNIOR AND THE SWAN

    Almost ten years after the fall of the Wall, three US citizens are convicted of spying for East Germany. What motivation did these three agents have, and why did they believe they were fighting for a just cause? October 1998. In the last Cold War spy trial, three US citizens were convicted of working as agents for East Germany: Kurt Stand („Junior“), his wife Theresa Squillacote („Swan“), and James Clark („the Professor“). The verdict ended their long careers as „Kundschafter“. […]

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  • AT THE SOURCES OF LONG LIFE

    AT THE SOURCES OF LONG LIFE

    Eternal youth has long been a dream of mankind. These days there is less focus on taking off the years than on living a longer, happier and healthier life, maintaining fitness and youthfulness to be able to live to an advanced age. We have identified certain regions in the world where people appear to have discovered the recipe for longevity. Remarkable numbers of centenarians are leading busy, active lives in these places. Older people who have remained young and healthy […]

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  • PIERO MANZONI

    PIERO MANZONI

    Piero Manzoni created such radical pieces of art as 90 cans labelled „Artist’s Shit“. A film about his creative work with very personal statements from close friends and relatives. Piero Manzoni (1933 – 1963) was an Italian artist best known for his ironic approach to avant-garde art. Manzoni is most famous for a series of artworks that call into question the nature of the art object, directly prefiguring Conceptual Art. His work is widely seen as a critique of mass […]

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  • STALIN’S DEATH – THE END OF AN ERA

    STALIN’S DEATH – THE END OF AN ERA

    Stalin’s death marked a unique historical turning point in the mid-20th century. For the first time ever, Stalin’s last body double tells his incredible story. March 5, 1953. Stalin is dead. One day later, he is lying in state in an open coffin as more than 1.5 million mourners make their way through the streets of Moscow to pay their last respects. This film recounts the events of the last days of Stalin’s life and tells the story of his […]

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  • POPES

    POPES

    Popes John Paul II and John XXIII will be declared recognised saints on April 27, 2014. How did their work influence the current Pope Francis? In December 2013, Time Magazine elected Pope Francis as Person of the Year: “This man has the power to change the world.” Only two other popes have graced the cover of Time Magazine as Person of the Year: John XXIII and John Paul II. Francis would have been inconceivable without John and John Paul. To […]

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  • THE MUSIC’S OVER – DEATH AND DYING IN POP MUSIC

    THE MUSIC’S OVER – DEATH AND DYING IN POP MUSIC

    From psychedelic rock in the 1960s and the 1970s’ punk movement to the gloomy dark wave of the 1980s and gangsta rap in the 1990s: artists from the various decades explain their relationship with dying and death. The connection between death and rock music is a subject that has always fascinated us – not least against the background of the early deaths of such rock giants as Jim Morrison, Sid Vicious and Amy Winehouse. But death, too, is subject to […]

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  • URBAN PRAYERS – THE REINVENTION OF RELIGION IN THE CITY

    URBAN PRAYERS – THE REINVENTION OF RELIGION IN THE CITY

    A film about the connection between urban living and spiritual faith, focusing on the cities of Lagos, Istanbul and Berlin. New religious movements are flourishing, globally and across all religions. They are increasingly gaining ground in the major cities. For a long time cities were considered to be largely religion-free zones. But this assumption is no longer tenable. Religion is being reinvented in the city. Being a believer is no longer old-fashioned and conservative. Being a believer is now hip; […]

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  • VIETNAM’S TRAVELLING MIDWIVES

    VIETNAM’S TRAVELLING MIDWIVES

    The new midwives of the Hmong combine both Western medicine and traditional healing methods, and they have significantly reduced the mortality rate in their remote mountain region. The new midwives of the Hmong combine both Western medicine and traditional healing methods, and they have significantly reduced the mortality rate in their remote mountain region. For over two thousand years, the extreme north of Vietnam, an area bordering China, has been home to an ethnic minority known as the Hmong. For […]

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  • CONCIERGES: BERLIN, MOSCOW, PARIS

    CONCIERGES: BERLIN, MOSCOW, PARIS

    Berlin, Moscow, Paris: A concierge knows everyone and everything. But despite his ever-friendly manner, he remains something of a phantom figure. A concierge is responsible for providing everything that makes a guest’s stay more comfortable. His computer and address book are his main assets. This film tells the story of a unique profession and offers an insight into the discreet world of a job which entails everything from being a nurse to millionaires to being a magician for the rich […]

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  • THE LARGEST CROCODILE IN THE WORLD

    THE LARGEST CROCODILE IN THE WORLD

    One of the most reclusive animals in the world, the “Sunda-Gavial”, is said to live in the last wooded swamps of Southeast Asia. An exciting expedition in search of the world’s largest crocodile. The largest crocodiles in the world are said to live on the Indonesian island of Borneo. To locate the species known as the Sunda-Gavial, biologist René Bonke travels to the Tanjung Puting National Park, where he is accompanied by a film team over several months and on […]

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  • SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

    SCIENCES OF THE 21ST CENTURY – AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

      Imagine driving to the opera, getting out of your car and leaving it to find a parking spot on its own while you go in to take your seat? Sounds convenient, doesn’t it? The global race to build the first autonomous car has already begun. In fact, vehicle manufacturers have been studying the concept of self-driving cars for over 60 years. Science / Technology Length 45’ HD Film by Harald Stocker Original title: Autonomes Fahren Production: bavariaone Film- und […]

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