Spring 2020

    • OSTEOPATHY – HEALING HANDS


      Osteopathy is gaining more and more supporters, and yet the manual healing method with its holistic approach is controversial and not recognised everywhere. We show where it can help and where it has its limits. Osteopaths can feel tension in the body and gently release blockages, treating the
    • LOST TRACES – A FAMILY HISTORY FROM THE HOLOCAUST


      A rural Jewish family in Germany is torn apart, forced into hard labour, deported and murdered. We trace the steps of their destruction, from mere harassment to an incomprehensible end in Auschwitz. The film tells the story of a rural Jewish family in Germany that was torn apart, its members
    • THE AMAZON ON THE BRINK


      When the world’s green lungs burn, international experts and politicians take notice. We investigate the unfolding ecological and humanitarian catastrophe wrought by the Amazon rainforest fires in summer 2019. The images of the burning Amazon rainforests horrified people all over the world in the
    • NEPAL – SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN


      A land of ancient cultures, diverse peoples and religions, and an eventful history between tradition and modernity. A journey to discover Nepal’s natural beauty and the people who live in this remote setting. Nepal – A land where primeval forests meet mountain deserts, with both tropical
    • ARABELLION – TEN YEARS LATER


      Ten years after the Arabellion, we tell the whole story of the uprisings, from the viewpoint of the protagonists. How did it all start and what is life like today in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt? On 10 December 2010, the Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire out of despair at his
    • WHALE TALK


      Is it possible to untangle the hidden structures of the communication system of killer whales? Along the west coast of Canada an interdisciplinary, international team of researchers sets out to find answers. To understand the language of animals is an ancient dream of mankind. Do intelligent and
    • THE LOST LEONARDO – LEONARDO DA VINCI AND THE PORTRAIT OF ISABELLA D’ESTE


      It was found in 2015 in a Swiss bank safe: the painting of Isabella d’Este, long thought to be lost. The story of an alleged art crime that has never been solved. In 2013 an oil painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci appears in Lugano: the portrait of Isabella d’Este, Marchioness of Mantua.
    • ART COMES FROM THE BEAK THE WAY IT HAS GROWN


      In the Mosaik art studio in Berlin, artists with disabilities are absorbed in their work. We accompany them in the course of creation. At the Mosaik art studio in Berlin, artists with disabilities are absorbed in their work. Sabine Herpich observes the artists in the course of creation and directs
    • LOST IN FACE


      A poetic journey into the world of Carlotta, where faces remain faceless. Carlotta cannot recognize faces, not even her own. For her, human faces are no bastion of trust, but places of fear and confusion. She is one of the 1% of all people whose part of the brain responsible for facial recognition
    • THE SECOND LIFE


      With millions of species threatened with extinction, three world-class museum taxidermists prepare for the European Taxidermy Championship, trying to remind us what we are about to lose forever. The world is at a turning point. Human impact threatens millions of species with extinction – with
    • MUCHA – THE STORY OF AN ARTIST WHO CREATED A STYLE


      From the perspective of his son Jiří Mucha, the film tells the story of Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), a pioneer of the Art Nouveau movement, who continues to influence artists all over the world today. At the end of the 19th century, Czech artist Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) ranked
    • LOOK ME OVER – LIBERACE


      He was an icon, flamboyant pianist, egomaniac, showman par excellence: Liberace – the King of Bling – enjoyed an unparalleled career. The salon pianist turned megastar lived the American dream, but it was a life of unmatched paradox and eccentricity. He was an icon, flamboyant pianist,
    • A MOM FOR JULIA


        Julia is born in a Russian prison. The film follows the girl’s development from the first year of her life until after she turns six. Three women take it in turns to look after her. They all want the best for Julia, but they don’t always agree on what that actually means…
    • THE CHARM OF THE SWARM


      The internet giant Wikipedia is about to turn 20. We take a look at its background and the future of the online encyclopaedia. In 2021, the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia celebrates its 20th anniversary. With its philosophy of “knowledge by all, for all”, Wikipedia has pushed aside all