New Releases

  • THE DNA OF SOIL

    THE DNA OF SOIL

    We live on and from it, and yet we know very little about the soil beneath our feet. What is our soil made of? How can we use and preserve it as sustainably as possible? Scientists take a look below the surface of the earth and delve deeply into the DNA of soil.

  • RUKLA – CURRENTLY NO ENEMY IN SIGHT

    RUKLA – CURRENTLY NO ENEMY IN SIGHT

    In the small Lithuanian town of Rukla, NATO combat troops are training for an emergency. The east-west conflict is real here. While the threat still seems very abstract to some people in the town, others intensively prepare for military conflict. But then the war in Ukraine escalates and a new era begins for everyone.

  • BREAKTHROUGH STAGE

    BREAKTHROUGH STAGE

    Lucy and Yulia want to become professional theatre actors. Because of their physical disabilities, they face special challenges. Until recently, no training was available for them. The film takes a sensitive look at their path to professional theatre. They stand up not only for their own rights but also for the fundamental acceptance of difference in theatre and in society.

  • THE FUTURE OF THE CRUISE INDUSTRY

    THE FUTURE OF THE CRUISE INDUSTRY

    Cruises are enjoying huge popularity once again. More ocean-liners are docked in European ports than before the pandemic. But insiders warn of pollution and lesser-known safety risks on board the ships. Can the cruise industry satisfy continued demand but also protect the environment and guarantee passenger safety?

  • DYSLEXIA

    DYSLEXIA

    Dyslexia is a complex condition whose causes are still not fully understood. At least 5% of all children and adolescents worldwide have difficulty reading and spelling. This film looks at the psychologically stressful situation these children face. It showcases success stories and finds out how researchers are searching for causes and treatments.

  • THE BEST LOOKING BLACKNOSE SHEEP

    THE BEST LOOKING BLACKNOSE SHEEP

    Fabienne and Kilian Schnydrig and their three children live 1400 metres high up in the village of Mund, in the Swiss canton of Valais. We spend a year filming them and their 50 Blacknose sheep. From the birth of the lambs and their migration to alpine pastures to the annual highlight: the Blacknose Beauty Contest.

  • THE LOG RAFTERS OF LAKE AEGERI

    THE LOG RAFTERS OF LAKE AEGERI

    In the Swiss canton of Zug, a centuries-old craft is cultivated: log rafting. In the mountain forest on the shores of Lake Aegeri, trees are felled every four to five years and then transported across the water. To do this, the massive trunks are tied together and pushed across the lake with the help of motor boats.

  • BEYOND REVOLUTION – FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY

    BEYOND REVOLUTION – FIGHTING FOR DEMOCRACY

    Through the stories of three prominent Ukrainian politicians, from 2013 to the present, we witness the country’s struggle for democracy, self-determination and geopolitical stability. We follow our protagonists as they evolve from activists to politicians in a fragile democratic system, to defenders of their country against the invasion of Russia.

  • POLLEN AND INSECTS – FORENSIC SCIENCE AND ITS NEW TECHNIQUES

    POLLEN AND INSECTS – FORENSIC SCIENCE AND ITS NEW TECHNIQUES

    They are the unsung heroes of crime investigation – forensic scientists. We meet Europe’s leading experts in forensics. We learn about the newest methods in their profession, what made them choose their path, how they became involved with law enforcement, and we take a closer look at their most exciting cases.

  • FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    Friend or foe? In less than half a second, our brains form an opinion about a person based on their expressions and voice. But AI technology can also interpret our emotions, health and personality more and more accurately on the basis of increasing volumes of data. This film offers us an insight into the latest scientific findings.

  • THE GREEN SPACE – FIGHTERS FOR NATURE

    THE GREEN SPACE – FIGHTERS FOR NATURE

    Cambodia has 1.3 million hectares of primeval rainforest, the largest, unfragmented forest in continental South East Asia. Since 2001, Cambodia has lost 24% of its tree cover to corruption, illegal logging and land grabbing. The film follows three nature activists who are dedicated to preserving the Cambodian primeval forest.

  • THE NEW COLD WAR – MORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EUROPE?

    THE NEW COLD WAR – MORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN EUROPE?

    March 2022. Russia is waging war on Ukraine. Inside Russia, strategic nuclear weapons are being relocated. President Putin has openly threatened to use nuclear weapons if the West provided Ukraine with military support. The return to nuclear weapons is an issue we discussed with many international experts back in 2018. We now got in touch once again with many of the people we spoke to, back then.