New Releases

  • THE ART OF LIVING IN DANGER

    THE ART OF LIVING IN DANGER

    For further information about the film please get in touch with sales@newdocs.de Feature Documentary / Human Interest Length 75’ HD Co-Production TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion with ZDF/ARTE, 2020

  • THE EL-MASRI CASE

    THE EL-MASRI CASE

      In 2004, German citizen Khaled El-Masri was kidnapped and detained by the CIA. The story of an innocent man who fell victim to geopolitical power interests. In 2004, while on a bus trip close to the Macedonian border, the German citizen Khaled El-Masri disappeared. He was kidnapped by the CIA and taken to a secret prison near Kabul as part of an “extraordinary rendition”. Five months later, he was released in a forest in Albania. His case was the […]

  • THE GREEN ARMY

    THE GREEN ARMY

    Until recently, an elephant was killed in Africa every 15 minutes. Today, nature protection has risen to defend itself. Thanks to Western funding, military training, and cutting-edge high tech, rangers are cracking down on poachers. However, this aggressive militarisation has a dark side. An alarming view behind the scenes of Africa’s armed conservation efforts that Western aid has actively propelled. Today, many African national parks seem to finally have achieved, what nature conservationists around the world have been demanding for […]

  • ANCIENT PALMYRA IN 360° AND 3D

    ANCIENT PALMYRA IN 360° AND 3D

    Before the eyes of the international community, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palmyra in Syria suffered severe damage. In a sophisticated virtual reality project the “queen of the desert” was digitally reconstructed. Now the cultural heritage of the Syrian people can at least be experienced virtually again. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Palmyra in Syria has attracted attention for tragic reasons in recent years. Before the eyes of the international community, the historically important oasis city suffered severe […]

  • SUPERSENSES – SUPER SIGHT

    SUPERSENSES – SUPER SIGHT

    Vision is crucial to survival. It’s how ninety five percent of animals interpret the world. Eyes are so vital they’ve evolved independently almost one hundred times, from the incredibly simple to the bafflingly complex. The results are a countless array of shapes, sizes, colours and abilities. Whether an animal has just two or hundreds of eyes, they’re adapted perfectly for its particular suite of needs. Eyes have evolved to compensate for underwater distortion, tell danger from dinner from vast distances, […]

  • SUPERSENSES – SUPER POWERS

    SUPERSENSES – SUPER POWERS

    A lizard that can run on water, a colourful crustacean with a deadly punch, a miniscule frog with skin that can kill, a beaver with iron-coated teeth, and a crocodile with a bite so strong, it can crush a car. The natural world is packed with incredible superpowers. We find out why and how some of the world’s most amazing animals use their special powers to survive in a diverse range of environments, and how they push the limits of […]

  • SUPERSENSES – INVISIBLE WORLD

    SUPERSENSES – INVISIBLE WORLD

    Sight and sound are two of humans’ most important senses, and to us the world seems full of dazzling colours and bustling noises. But compared to some animals, our senses are sorely limited. Beyond our scope of perception, there is an invisible world that humans know little about, but that some animals rely on in order to survive. We delve into a kaleidoscopic world of colour, discovering the ways in which insects use ultraviolet light to guide them to their […]

  • CARPATHIAN PREDATORS – REALM OF THE BEAR

    CARPATHIAN PREDATORS – REALM OF THE BEAR

    The Carpathian mountains stretch across seven European countries; a land of vast primeval forests, steep gorges and isolated peaks, that offers a precious refuge for some of the continent’s most charismatic creatures. Over the course of a summer, a mother brown bear struggles to find enough food for herself and her two young cubs. Long summer days are spent fattening up in preparation for the harsh winter ahead. For the youngsters, it’s a time to learn the essential survival skills […]

  • COLOMBIA’S WILD COAST – MARCH OF THE CRABS

    COLOMBIA’S WILD COAST – MARCH OF THE CRABS

    On the tiny Caribbean Island of Providencia, 400 miles from Colombia’s Atlantic coast, a young female black crab is about to undertake the biggest mission of her life; to escort her 80,000 eggs from her mountain top home, on a 2 mile hike to the coast. Using cutting edge camera equipment to capture every minute detail of the young crab’s migration, this film will bring the very highest quality of world wildlife cinematography to Providencia like it has never been […]

  • COLOMBIA’S WILD COAST – GORGONA, SNAKE PRISON ISLAND

    COLOMBIA’S WILD COAST – GORGONA, SNAKE PRISON ISLAND

    Gorgona, a remote Colombian island, has a dark secret. It’s a natural fortress, surrounded by shark-infested seas, blanketed in impenetrable jungle and teaming with deadly snakes. For that reason it was chosen by the Colombian government as the site of a high security prison, Colombia’s own Alcatraz. In 1959 it began housing the nation’s most notorious criminals. It was modelled on Nazi concentration camps and claims of human rights abuse were rife. Murders within its walls were common. For twenty-five […]

  • WILD LATIN AMERICA – REALM OF THE SPECTACLED BEAR

    WILD LATIN AMERICA – REALM OF THE SPECTACLED BEAR

    High in the Andean Mountains lives South America’s only species of bear – the Spectacled Bear. One of the most endangered bear on earth, there could be as few as thirteen thousand of them left. The wild and secluded Chaparri Ecological Reserve in Northern Peru is a safe haven for a small population of these bears. We’ll observe these shy and charismatic creatures at play, foraging and looking for mates in their mountainous home. Amazona was orphaned at nine months […]

  • WILD LATIN AMERICA – HUMPBACK, BIRTH OF A GIANT

    WILD LATIN AMERICA – HUMPBACK, BIRTH OF A GIANT

    In crystal clear waters off the Pacific coast of Colombia, a new-born humpback whale breaks the surface as he draws his first breath. He is already 16 feet long, a giant, but the challenges ahead of him are monumental. It’s winter. Before the season turns he must nurse constantly on his mother’s fat-rich milk to bulk-up, and he must learn the life skills he needs before undertaking one of the longest migrations on the planet: a journey five thousand miles […]