New Releases

  • THE TREASURES OF THE PHARAOHS – EBERS PAPYRUS

    THE TREASURES OF THE PHARAOHS – EBERS PAPYRUS

    The film tells of the discovery of the world’s oldest medical manual. Georg Ebers, a German Egyptologist, came upon the 3,500-year-old work in Luxor in the late nineteenth century and carried it back with him to Saxony in a spectacular manner.

  • NILA’S DREAM IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN

    NILA’S DREAM IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN

    Six-year-old Nila is the product of a temporary marriage, which allows a man in Iran to be married to a woman for a pre-determined time. Children born out of these relationships do not legally exist and cannot attend school. In a system that prioritises men’s rights over women’s, Nila’s mother Leyla fights relentlessly to win custody of her daughter and secure her future.

  • CRYPTOCURRENCIES – THE FUTURE OF MONEY?

    CRYPTOCURRENCIES – THE FUTURE OF MONEY?

    Cryptocurrencies have a polarising effect – they are considered either a dangerous bubble or the future of money. But what are the risks and benefits? This documentary shows the current shift that is taking place in the global financial architecture and introduces the profiteers and victims, supporters and critics of digital currencies.

  • HANS HASS – PIONEER OF THE DEEP

    HANS HASS – PIONEER OF THE DEEP

    Marine biologist Hans Hass was one of the inventors of underwater photography in the 1940s. His spectacular photos introduced the underwater world to a wide audience for the first time. How did this young Austrian start a groundbreaking career as a diver, film-maker and zoologist – despite all the adversities of the World War II?

  • YES WE CAN – CONTEMPORARY BLACK ART

    YES WE CAN – CONTEMPORARY BLACK ART

    Michelle and Barack Obama are the first Black presidential couple to be represented at the National Gallery, and for the first time ever, Black artists were commissioned to do the portraits. The Obamas have paved the way for a new generation of artists. How do these artists understand their work and how do they regard their success?

  • RACE AGAINST TIME – WOMEN DE-MINERS IN UKRAINE

    RACE AGAINST TIME – WOMEN DE-MINERS IN UKRAINE

    Unexploded ordnance, landmines and booby traps have posed a major threat to the civilian population in many regions of Ukraine since Russia’s large-scale invasion of the country. Young women deminers clear important infrastructure points of explosives, putting their own lives at risk in the process. This film is about their everyday lives.

  • EUROPE’S UNIQUE WATER LANDSCAPES

    EUROPE’S UNIQUE WATER LANDSCAPES

    Breathtaking canyons, lakes, rivers and landforms with captivating fauna and flora: from the Tatra Mountains via the Dordogne to the Danube Delta, this series explores extraordinary, still unspoilt corners of Europe. Because of their biodiversity, many are already protected as national parks, UNESCO World Natural Heritage Sites or biosphere reserves.

  • 220606-N-NO901-2002 BALTIC SEA (June 6, 2022) Ships from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States sail in formation in the Baltic Sea, June 6, 2022 during exercise BALTOPS22. BALTOPS 22 is the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region. The exercise, led by U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, and executed by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO, provides a unique training opportunity to strengthen combined response capabilities critical to preserving freedom of navigation and security in the Baltic Sea. (Courtesy Photo)

    ARMING AGAINST PUTIN – NATO IN THE BALTIC SEA

    When Sweden joins NATO, the Baltic Sea will be almost entirely under the alliance’s control. Because Russia sees this as a threat, the Baltic Sea has become the focus of geopolitical interests again, and tensions between Western and Russian military forces are rising. We examine this warfront at sea. What are the key players doing and why?

  • IRVIN YALOM – STARING AT THE SUN

    IRVIN YALOM – STARING AT THE SUN

    Irvin Yalom is a well-known psychiatrist and celebrated author. He has produced numerous bestselling novels. How did Yalom become the man he is today? The film follows him in his everyday life and creative process, and offers the audience emotional moments but also fascinating insights into the life of the 91-year-old writer.

  • EUROMAIDAN – DIARY OF A WAR FORETOLD

    EUROMAIDAN – DIARY OF A WAR FORETOLD

    Once at the mercy of Russian interests, Ukraine has become a confident nation that is seeking independence from its historical Soviet ties. Leading experts from the global political stage look at how the 2013 protests on Kyiv’s Maidan Square marked the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

  • LONG DISTANCE SWIMMER – SARA MARDINI

    LONG DISTANCE SWIMMER – SARA MARDINI

    Sara Mardini, once a competitive swimmer in Syria, became Europe’s most celebrated refugee after saving 18 people’s lives. After working as a rescue volunteer in the Mediterranean, she is accused of people smuggling and faces a 25-year prison sentence. We follow her fight for justice and journey of self-discovery against the backdrop of Europe’s refugee ‘crisis’.

  • DANCING PINA

    DANCING PINA

    Pina Bausch revolutionised modern dance with her choreography. But what remains of her legacy? Two spectacular dance projects show how a young generation of dancers from all over the world is rediscovering Pina‘s choreography – A visually intense and emotional journey into the world of modern dance and beyond.