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    Isla de Vieques vs. U.S.A.

    a film by Max Mönch

     
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    For many decades, the Caribbean island of Vieques was used for military tests and training. In Mississippi, a small-town lawyer receives a phone call, drawing his attention to increased incidences of cancer. He takes the case to court. Based on his investigation, “La Isla de Vieques vs. USA“ shows how the military...
    • Current Affairs
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English
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    Death of a Manager. The Wauthier Case

    a film by Tina Soliman, Torsten Lapp

     
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    When Pierre Wauthier, CFO of Zurich Insurance, took his own life, the Swiss supervisory board decided that he was not under ‘undue pressure’. Given the tenor of the resignation letter he had submitted shortly before his death, we now take a look at precisely the kind of pressure he was under... "Joe Ackermann is so...
    • Current Affairs
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English
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    War Diary

    a film by Marc Wiese

     
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    "I am an eye witness. A chronicler of a war. Everything you are about to see, I experienced myself." 5 years, 15,000 segments, one film. German reporter Carsten Stormer has been documenting the war in Syria since 2012. "War Diary" is his record of that time.In the makeshift hospital in Aleppo, the injured wash in...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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    Ghost towns are memorials to the past, witnesses in the present and fragments of the future. This five-part documentary series embarks on a 30,000-km long journey of discovery around the globe, investigating how they come to be. Can a small town in the south of Italy save itself from a slow demise? Can uninhabited...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, French
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    Ukraina - The Deep Divide

    a film by Christof Franzen

     
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    Over 6000 people have died in the conflict in East Ukraine. The country is deeply divided – the people torn between hope and despair. Amid these tensions, our film crew followed a Nationalist volunteer from Western Ukraine, a pro-Russian activist and single mother from Donezk, and a family man from embattled East...
    • HD Content
    • Switzerland, 2015
    • German, English
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    A doc about a multi-million Euro deal to achieve what the German government had explicitly outlawed: German assault weapons winding up in Mexico's drug war. The film shows how easy it is for arms dealers to get around the laws against weapons exports to war zones and crisis areas.Awarded Germany's leading TV prize,...
    • Current Affairs
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English
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    A three-week journey through former Soviet republics highlights the consequences for the region of Russian politics, both past and present.A three-week journey through a number of former Soviet republics reveals the very different fates of these countries since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Here our camera crew...
    • Current Affairs
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English, French
  • United Street Sellers Republic

    a film by Jan Kerckhoff

     
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    An adventurous trip into the growing sphere of informal economies. Illegal employment instead of billions in development aid? A black market economy as a means of fighting poverty? The American author Robert Neuwirth is standing up for black markets. His thesis is that for many developing countries this form of...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English
  • Netwars - Out of CTRL

    a film by Marcel Kolvenbach

     
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    The new arms race is online. From secret labs in Israel and China to the NSA and Las Vegas hacker conventions, this terrifying doc shows just how real the danger is - including a real hack into a real power plant. Prepare to be scared.Interactive WebdocThe TV documentary is accompanied by an interactive webdoc,...
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
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    Big Business in Little Seeds -The Propaganda of Food

    a film by Pia Dangelmayer, Marianne Falck, Ulrich Hagmann, Astrid Halder, Anne Hinder, Hendrik Loven, a.o.

     
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    Fewer pesticides, higher yields – this is the message of the genetic engineering lobby. But is it true? Doubts, criticisms and problems are mounting all the time. But the lobby is increasing the pressure on politicians and governments and wants to extend its network worldwide.This reportage provides an insight into...
    • Michel Rapp
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
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    To be healthy, eco-friendly, sustainable is the great hope of the organic movement. Organic products are selling like hot cakes. Year on year, the sales figures are rising. And the trend is only getting stronger. But where are these products coming from and who guarantees that they are actually organic? The...
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
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    Death off Lampedusa – Europe’s Fall from Grace

    a film by Natalie Amiri and Ellen Trapp

     
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    "Death off Lampedusa – Europe’s Fall from Grace" tells the stories that culminated on that fateful night in October 2013 when 380 people drowned within reach of a destination long hoped for. During the night of October 4, 2013 off the coast of the small Italian island of Lampedusa a boat carrying over 540 refugees...
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    The film tells the story of the victims and perpetrators of the corn delusion – it is an object lesson in how the global economy works.Jemima has no idea how she will feed her seven children. Corn, the staple food in southern Kenya, has become far too expensive and she can only afford it on rare occasions. But how...
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    The must-see documentary of the year sparked world-wide outrage, exposing the abusive and expolitative way Amazon treats its migrant work force - 1.5 million online views in a week!
    • Germany, 2013
    • German
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    Modern Ruins

    a film by Reinhild Dettmer-Finke, Markus Reher, Kai Christiansen, Christiane von Schwind, Alice Agneskirchner

     
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    The series takes a look at the remains of the most recent (economic) crises and shows that the history of modern civilisation has always and will always experience crises. The theme of "creative destruction" is a highly topical one. Via the bizarre landscapes of the individual episodes in the series, the viewer is...
    • Gebrüder Beetz
    • Germany, 2012
    • German, English, French
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    The DOMINO EFFECT - Europe's biggest crisis

    a film by Stephan Lamby, Michael Welch

     
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    Months that shook the world: Ten years after the birth of the Euro the continent´s common currency is in its biggest crises. Desperately Europe´s leaders fight against the fall of the Euro. The united Europe – a project of historic dimension – is at stake. The trigger of the crisis: The excessive indebtedness of...
    • Stephan Lamby
    • Germany, 2012
    • German, French, English
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    The Spies of Scientology - Office of Special Affairs O.S.A.

    a film by Frank Nordhausen, Markus Thöß

     
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    This first comprehensive portrayal of Scientology’s OSA, or “Office of Special Affairs,” uncovers the notorious, and sometimes criminal, practices of the world’s oldest private secret service agency, which is more feared and influential than the secret services of many nations.Also available: 90 min version
    • Germany, 2012
    • German, English, French
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    Wheeling and Dealing - Deutsche Bank's Dirty Business

    a film by Markus Schmidt, Andreas Orth, Kim Otto

     
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    Deutsche Bank was once a model of reliable, conservative banking. Under the aegis of Josef Ackermann, it grew into an internationally active gambling casino, as the filmmakers show, with a large share of responsibility for the global financial crisis. Josef Ackermann spent ten years remaking Deutsche Bank as an...
    • Germany, 2012
    • German, English
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    Bulb Fiction

    a film by Christoph Mayr

     
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    The EU decision to replace all incandescent light bulbs by 2016 was heralded as a great step by industry, business, politics and environmentalists, without any thought to the health risks posed by the mercury-laden energy-saving bulbs. A hard-hitting investigative exposé of a lighting scandal kept in the dark.The...
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English
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    Crime Scene: Rainforest

    a film by Michaela Kirst

     
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    Four fifths of the world’s old-growth forests are endangered by illegal clearing and logging, with the rest soon to follow. The illegal lumber trade is the third-largest source of profits for worldwide organized crime, right after drugs and guns. The rogue loggers slash and burn without compunction. Their...
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
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    The Asbestos Connection

    a film by Inge Altemeier

     
    Every year, more than 100,000 people around the world die as a result of the deadly fibre, asbestos. As it stands, asbestos is banned in many countries and throughout the entire EU. However this poisonous dust is making a comeback, by apparently legal means. The international Asbestos Connection is responsible for...
    • Current Affairs
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English
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    Gas Flaring - Eco-Vandalism by the Oil Companies

    a film by Inge Altemeier, Steffen Weber

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Our greed for black gold has fatal consequences: in oil producing countries like Nigeria and Russia, oil companies are systematically burning off the natural gas that is produced as a by-product when drilling for oil. They do this to save money. It is a scandal that remains largely hidden from the broader public....
    • Current Affairs
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French
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    What is the most dangerous city in the world? Baghdad? Kabul, perhaps? No, this dubious honour goes to a Mexican city on the border with the United States - Ciudad Juárez. This reportage takes us into a hellish drug war with constantly shifting fronts. In Ciudad Juárez, 2,500 people have been killed in the last...
    • Germany, 2011
    • German
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    Fashion Victims

    a film by Inge Altemeier

     
    Fashion is a beautiful aspect of our lives. When choosing our clothes, we pay attention to style and quality. Or do we? Substances that are harmful to our health are constantly being found in our clothes and shoes. Without ever suspecting as much, we are regularly surrounded by poisonous substances. The causes for...
    • Current Affairs
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English
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    CASH VERSUS CULTURE - FIGHTING AGAINST GENTRIFICATIONAcross Europe, entire city quarters are being ploughed up by investors. The business model is: "Throw out the tenants, invest big and then earn big". This film shows how artists are fighting back. After all, they are the pioneers, who discovered these quarters and...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2011
    • German, English, French