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    PASSION PARANÁ

    The unique eco-system along the shores of the Paraná River in South America is under threat. We travel to South America and meet people who are fighting for their future and the conservation of the Paraná region.

  • KAMCHATKA BEARS – LIFE BEGINS

    KAMCHATKA BEARS – LIFE BEGINS

    The wildlife sanctuary on Russia’s easternmost peninsula of Kamchatka is known as a bears’ paradise. For seven months, we follow two brown bear mothers and their newborns. We observe the cubs in the first and most eventful year of their lives. A fascinating insight into the lives of the peninsula’s inhabitants set against a stunning natural backdrop.

  • THE CULTURE OF THE KALASH

    THE CULTURE OF THE KALASH

    Only around 4,000 Kalash people still live at the foot of the Himalayas in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. They practise a polytheistic faith and a highly traditional way of life, a far away from the modernity of the big cities. But how long can this seclusion and the preservation of their culture be maintained?

  • 1979 – BIG BANG OF THE PRESENT

    1979 – BIG BANG OF THE PRESENT

    Our world is defined by the failure of communism, the rise of market economics, and by the power of politicised religion. 1979 was the dramatic year when all these forces came together and gave birth to the world as we know it today. A dynamic, investigative documentary that looks back at the past to explain the present.

  • RUSSIA’S MILLENNIUM CHILDREN

    RUSSIA’S MILLENNIUM CHILDREN

    The Putin era in Russian politics began on 31 December 1999, after Yeltsin’s resignation and shortly before the millennium celebrations. The children born on that day have now come of age. They have only ever known ex-KGB man Vladimir Putin at the pinnacle of power. What do the Putin generation think and feel? How do they want to live in the future?

  • LAS HERMANAS DE ROCINANTE

    LAS HERMANAS DE ROCINANTE

    With the explosion of the economic crisis, thousands of Spanish horses were abandoned by their owners. A group of girls has gathered around a horsewoman to give these unwanted animals a new lease of life. A cinematic novel about a childhood on the countryside and the first encounter with death.

  • DAUGHTERS OF THE KARAKORUM

    DAUGHTERS OF THE KARAKORUM

    Shimshal is a village in Pakistan, in the middle of the Karakorum, one of the world’s highest mountain ranges. For a number of years, local women have been training for the first time as mountain guides at the Mountaineering School. We accompany a group of young women on their way up the 5300-metre-high Mount Shifkteen Sar and into a new life.

  • NO PROMISED LAND

    NO PROMISED LAND

    Four young Ethiopian Israelis talk to us about the Israeli-Ethiopian community and its identity crisis. Ever since their evacuation to Israel in the 80s and 90s, many of the Ethiopian Jews have felt like second-class citizens. But the younger generation is taking to the streets to protest against racism and discrimination.

  • THE BND FILE – SHIPPING COMPANIES AND THE ARMS BUSINESS

    THE BND FILE – SHIPPING COMPANIES AND THE ARMS BUSINESS

    Bypassing international embargoes, German shipping companies transport weapons and tanks via a secret port in the Ukraine to war and crisis zones around the world. But they are not acting on their own account but in consultation with and sometimes even at the suggestion of the German intelligence agency BND. An investigative inquiry.

  • 199 LITTLE HEROES

    199 LITTLE HEROES

    What does the journey to school mean for children? What do they see, what do they experience? Children around the world travel to school in a variety of fascinating, surprising ways. Meet our little heroes in South Africa, Jordan, Laos, Germany, USA and many other countries on their sometimes long and arduous, joyful and adventurous ways to school.

  • SURVIVING ON THE MOON

    SURVIVING ON THE MOON

    How could man survive on the moon? Build a research station or grow vegetables? A trip to research stations around the world to find the latest answers to the most burning questions on moon research and sound out the state of play in research at international projects.

  • IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE CISTERCIANS

    IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE CISTERCIANS

    We travel to France, Germany and Italy to find out about the fascinating world of the medieval Cistercian Order. The old traditions of their monasteries are still preserved and maintained to this day. What was the secret behind their incredible achievements and skills that helped them make such an important contribution to the cultural development of the western world?