New Releases

  • 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?

  • 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 UNKNOWN LIFE OF ANTARCTICA – A YEAR AMID THE ETERNAL ICE

    THE UNKNOWN LIFE OF ANTARCTICA – A YEAR AMID THE ETERNAL ICE

    We travel to King George Island, the gateway to Antarctica, where five different nations operate research stations located in the most extraordinary of environments. The researchers’ work and visits have to be planned with the utmost care because mistakes can cost lives. And only together can they survive such hostile conditions.

  • YEMEN – THE FORGOTTEN WAR

    YEMEN – THE FORGOTTEN WAR

    There’s a war going on in Yemen that the world hears very little about. Large parts of the country have been completely destroyed. Of its population of 28 million, 22 million Yemenis depend on humanitarian aid and eight million are at direct risk of starvation. We offer rare insights and highlight the plight of the war-ravaged population.

  • THE HORSE RESCUER – SPAIN’S FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY

    THE HORSE RESCUER – SPAIN’S FORGOTTEN TRAGEDY

    With the collapse of the economy, thousands of Spanish horses were abandoned by their owners. Lois runs a rescue farm where she has been saving horses for the past ten years. We follow her as she goes about her daily work.

  • 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. Thanks to this agreement, short and medium-range nuclear missiles were eliminated at the end of the 80s. Now the political situation has escalated again. Are we facing a new Cold War?

  • A SONG FOR AN UNKNOWN ACTRESS

    A SONG FOR AN UNKNOWN ACTRESS

    Being an actress in Los Angeles is a demanding job on many levels. We take a look at the “working class” of actresses in L.A., the ones nobody ever sees because they are not (yet) famous. A portrait of five women who show us what it really means to “follow your dreams” and demonstrate that happiness and success are not necessarily related.

  • VILLAGE OF SWIMMING COWS

    VILLAGE OF SWIMMING COWS

    A docu-comedy about three neo-hippies from Berlin who rent a cottage on a farm in Poland to be closer to nature. They meditate, practice acroyoga, shower naked in the garden and help out on the farms. The villagers consider them complete eccentrics. A cheerful invitation to embrace different approaches to life.

  • GATEWAYS TO NEW YORK

    GATEWAYS TO NEW YORK

    Othmar Ammann, a structural engineer, designed over half of the eleven bridges that connect New York City to the rest of the United States. With his breathtaking constructions, he was himself an agent of progress in the midst of the fast-changing 20th century. We tell his adventure-filled story.

  • OCEAN GRABBING – NEW LAWS OF THE SEA

    OCEAN GRABBING – NEW LAWS OF THE SEA

    Around the globe, the rights of use and ownership of marine and coastal zones are being reallocated. Ocean grabbing is overruling the traditional rights of local communities and depriving fishermen and coastal inhabitants of their livelihoods. An investigative documentary into its consequences with examples from India, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica and Kenya.

  • 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 where she was awaiting trial. Her former prisoners not only helped her escape but also hid her from the Polish authorities for ten years. What were their motives?