New Releases

  • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE – TREASURES FOR ETERNITY

    UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE – TREASURES FOR ETERNITY

    UNESCO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its World Heritage Convention. The Convention’s mission is to preserve the world’s most beautiful and valuable buildings, cultural landscapes, monuments and areas of natural beauty for future generations. We introduce four World Heritage Sites in Europe: Arles, Aachen Cathedral, Tallinn and the Amalfi Coast.

  • THE LAND OF A THOUSAND LAKES – THE MECKLENBURG LAKE PLATEAU

    THE LAND OF A THOUSAND LAKES – THE MECKLENBURG LAKE PLATEAU

    The Mecklenburg Lake Plateau, north of Berlin, is Europe’s largest area of interconnected lakes. Müritz is Germany’s biggest lake located entirely within Germany, the Feldberg lakes are famous for their crystal-clear water, and Tollensesee is considered the region’s most stunning lake. A journey of discovery along Germany’s most beautiful waterways.

  • JEW SUESS 2.0

    JEW SUESS 2.0

    Anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, driven to new extremes by the COVID crisis. This film documents the visual roots of this new anti-Semitism, taking a historical look at the visual propaganda of the Nazis.

  • THE GORALS OF POLAND’S TATRA MOUNTAINS

    THE GORALS OF POLAND’S TATRA MOUNTAINS

    The Tatra Mountains in southern Poland are home to the Gorals. A herdsman takes us to his mountain pastures, a folk costume maker offers us an insight into his artistic craft, raftsmen show us an old transport route and Goral women share with us some of their culinary traditions. Will they be the last generation to preserve typical Goral traditions?

  • PETRO-MELANCHOLY – THE OIL AGE IN THE MIRROR OF ART

    PETRO-MELANCHOLY – THE OIL AGE IN THE MIRROR OF ART

    In the past 150 years, oil has not only fuelled our machines, it has also fuelled our fantasies, desires and dreams, and inspired artists around the world to create spectacular and controversial works of art. On a journey through cultural and contemporary history, the documentary looks at the petroleum age as reflected in art.

  • THE VALTELLINA AND ITS MOUNTAINS

    THE VALTELLINA AND ITS MOUNTAINS

    Valtellina is one of Italy’s most beautiful but lesser known Alpine regions, characterised by vast granite walls, imposing mountain panoramas and nature reserves, such as the Stelvio glacier. The documentary introduces us to the valley’s natural wonders and the special people who live there.

  • mRNA – HYPE OR HOPE

    mRNA – HYPE OR HOPE

    mRNA vaccines are the beacon of hope in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. But their potential goes far beyond this. Over 150 different mRNA-based therapies and vaccines are currently being developed around the world. But what is the true potential of mRNA technology? Where are the risks? Is mRNA technology the new game-changer in medicine – or is it just hype?

  • THE LAST ARTISANS OF VENICE

    THE LAST ARTISANS OF VENICE

    Much of Venice today is dominated by mass tourism. We discover lesser-known corners of the lagoon city and meet some of “the last Venetians” – long-time residents and craftsmen – an organ tuner, weaver and glassblower – who practice centuries-old trades and thus preserve many of the city’s traditions.

  • THE NORTH DRIFT

    THE NORTH DRIFT

    Our oceans are drowning in plastic. Much of this waste ends up in the sea via rivers, including European rivers. This is the sad conclusion film-maker Steffen Krones comes to when he discovers waste from Germany on Norway’s Lofoten Islands. To find out more, Steffen and a friend build a GPS buoy to follow the waste’s journey all the way to the Arctic.

  • NEW YORK DURING THE PANDEMIC

    NEW YORK DURING THE PANDEMIC

    New York saw more cases of Covid-19 than any other city. The virus brought fundamental and drastic changes. In unique images, this film looks back at the first year of the pandemic in New York, exposing the soul of this mythical, complex and beautiful city in one of its most challenging periods.

  • THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

    THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL

    Since the pandemic brought international tourism to a standstill, one thing is for sure: too much travel is bad for the environment. Our desire to travel remains unbroken. But do travellers have to decide between the extremes: the appeal of the exotic and holidays at home? How do tourism-plagued cities envisage their future? And what are the alternatives – will we only be able to travel virtually?

  • THE CHARM OF THE SWARM

    THE CHARM OF THE SWARM

    In 2021, the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia celebrates its 20th anniversary. We take a look at the structure of this virtual giant. Who are its creators, who are the authors who write up to 12,000 articles every day? Are they representative of the knowledge of this world and will they soon be superseded by artificial intelligence?