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

    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 At the end of the Cold War, thousands of nuclear weapons were withdrawn from Europe.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 political situation has deteriorated drastically again, and a nuclear arms race between the US and Russia is already in full swing. Are we facing a new Cold War? […]

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  • A SONG FOR AN UNKNOWN ACTRESS

    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 channels, getting headshots done and working survival jobs on the side: Being an actress in Los Angeles is a demanding job on many levels. But despite the hardships and desperation, […]

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  • DEFENDER OF THE FAITH

    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 instead led it into its greatest crisis: Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI. During his 30 years working within the Vatican he was the key figure in […]

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  • VILLAGE OF SWIMMING COWS

    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 Jon, three neo-hippies from Berlin, set off for Poland. They rent an old wooden cottage from a farmer in a small village near the Belarusian border. They meditate, practice […]

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  • OCEAN GRABBING – NEW LAWS OF THE SEA

    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 hidden from the public, changing national and international legislation is leading to a development that is overruling the traditional rights of use of local commmunities. Fishermen and coastal inhabitants are being […]

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  • THE FEMALE GUARD – THE CASE OF JOHANNA LANGEFELD

    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 concentration camps, escaped from a Cracow prison where she was awaiting trial and a death sentence. Langefeld’s escape was organised by some of her former victims […]

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  • BERNAUER STRASSE – A STREET DIVIDED

    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 brings into focus the history of the Berlin Wall like nowhere else. By the time the Wall fell on 9 November 1989, it had shaped and changed […]

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  • HOW BIG IS THE GALAXY?

    HOW BIG IS THE GALAXY?

    Seven-year-old Zakhar lives in the remote north of Siberia. This year, a teacher is moving in with his family to homeschool him. An observational film against a backdrop of the vast, snow covered tundra. The Zharkov family—father, mother and two young sons—belong to the Dolgan community, one of the last indigenous peoples pursuing their traditional nomadic life in the extreme north of Siberia. The children used to be sent to boarding school, where they became estranged from their family and […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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