Human Interest

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    Urban Future

    a film by Olaf Jacobs

     
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    Every week, over one million people around the world move from the countryside to the city. Some are drawn by their dreams for the future, others simply struggling to survive. They come in search of better jobs, better education, better infrastructure and resources – a better life, in short. But can all those dreams...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English
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    Cancan Diaries

    a film by Nina Rose, Olaf Hirschberg

     
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    For 125 years, the Moulin Rouge in Paris has been a glittering mirage of erotic dance and vaudeville acts. This doc takes the viewer behind the scenes into a magical alternate universe of avant-garde, burlesque decadence.In the face of all social opprobrium, the life of a dancer at the world-famous Moulin Rouge was...
    • Television
    • 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...
    • Current Affairs
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, French
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    Taking on the Wall

    a film by Daniel Carsenty, Mohammed Abugeth

     
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    A portrait of the smuggler, Hamouda, built up over four years, as he lives and works in the gray area between organized crime and the fight for freedom: hunted by the Israeli army, the Bedouin smuggles low-wage workers from the West Bank through the desert region of Jinba over the border into Israel.In 2003 work...
    • Television
    • PropellerFilm
    • Germany, 2016
    • English, Hebrew,...
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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...
    • Current Affairs
    • Switzerland, 2015
    • German, English
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    The man who invented James Bond: The story of Ian Fleming, real-life spy, ladies' man and sportsman, who was there at the birth of MI-5 and the CIA, and gave the world one of its most enduring and iconic heros: Bond. James Bond.As a portrait of the author, "Ian Fleming – The Man Who was James Bond“ actually comes...
    • Television
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English
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    Nightsession

    a film by Philipp Dettmer

     
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    Four Boys drift through night-time Munich without any particular reason.You wonder why?Because they feel like it!Their names are Jonas, Tom, Sergio and Pacel. In only one night they explore Munich on their skateboards – passing handrails and ramps, belonging to exchangeable shops for office supplies, drives of...
    • Thomas Eckert, Sergio...
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English
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    The Patent Wars

    a film by Hannah Leonie Prinzler

     
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    Did you know that you can patent colours, numbers, plants and animals – and that 20% of your genes are patented and owned by private corporations? This doc uncovers who profits from intellectual property, and who bears the economic and social consequences. On October 7, 2012, the New York Times led with the front...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    Chile or the Tyranny of the Market

    a film by Diana Seiler

     
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    Chile is a wealthy country, with plenty of natural resources and a young population. It's a model of prosperity in South America, the prime example of the opportunities a radical free market policy can offer for emerging-market countries, with booming economy and growing incomes. But what's the real story? 40 years...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English, French
  • Between Frontlines - ICRC Delegates at Work

    a film by E. Stadelmann, J. Brandenberger, N. Castelli, G. Lamunière, Ch. Müller, L. Röösli

     
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    Crisis areas, war zones, hot spots – this is what the workplace of members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) looks like. For the first time ever the ICRC opened its doors to a TV crew for a whole year. The result is a wealth of gripping and moving stories, showing what the ICRC experts do and...
    • Human Interest
    • Switzerland, 2014
    • German, English
  • Unforgiven: Rwanda

    a film by Lukas Augustin

     
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    What is a socially acceptable conversation when your family's killer sits down to dinner? "Unforgiven: Rwanda" explores the interactions between murderers, rapists, thieves and their victims and the power of restorative justice, forgiveness and reconciliation 20 years after the Rwandan Genocide.A 10-minute version...
    • Germany, 2014
    • English
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    The Grand Baden-Baden Hotel: Celebrities, millionaires and bellhops at The Brenner's This four-part doc looks behind the scenes of traditional five-star hotel Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in the old-world resort of Baden-Baden. We follow three young apprentices learning the ropes at the hotel and going through a...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    The noble horse has long been revered for its beauty, strength, intelligence and aesthetics and as a valuable status symbol for the rich and powerful. This documentary takes a look at four very different cultural groups and their relationships with their horses.In very many cultures, the horse is considered the most...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, French
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    Bruno Amrein's doc shows high courtroom drama in the most distant reaches of the Amazon Delta, combining exotic locals and cultures with universal human problems and conflicts. The Ship of Justice sails the most remote regions of Brazil to bring the rule of law to the pole huts of the forgotten regions. For many...
    • Switzerland, 2014
    • German
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    Struggle For Tibet

    a film by Shi Ming and Thomas Weidenbach ("Countdown on the Yangtze", "Tiananmen")

     
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    This film sets out to show clearly, for the first time, that the struggle for Tibet is not only about conflicting cultural and religious issues, but about developments that will keep the world on tenterhooks. The outcome will affect Asia and us all. The film by award-winning authors Thomas Weidenbach and Shi Ming...
    • Television
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English, French
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    Shepherds of Spain

    a film by Heribert Schöller

     
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    Nomad sheep-herding, called trashumancia, is an ancient Spanish tradition. In the early summer, when wide swaths of central and southern Spain start going arid, the herds are driven hundreds of miles to greener pastures. This amazing doc follows the cañadas, the age-old footpaths followed by shepherds and herds...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French
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    Food Savers

    a film by Valentin Thurn

     
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    Three years on from the international box office hit "Taste The Waste", the hard-hitting investigative documentary about the worldwide waste of food, the team is once again hot on the trail of those people fighting for a different way, battling to make the saying "Waste not, want not" a reality.In FOOD SAVERS they...
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English
  • The International Criminal Court

    a film by Marcus Vetter, Michele Gentile

     
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    Shot in the style of a legal thriller, the documentary relates how the first internationally legitimated criminal court, founded in 2002, investigates appalling crimes committed by some of the world’s most ruthless war criminals. As suspenseful as a political thriller, “The International Criminal Court” is an...
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    • Human Interest
    • Marcus Vetter, Anne...
    • Germany, Switzerland,...
    • English, German
  • Beltracchi - The Art of Forgery

    a film by Arne Birkenstock

     
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    A mesmerizing, thought-provoking yet surprisingly amusing documentary on the life and times of Wolfgang Beltracchi, who tricked the international art world for nearly 40 years by forging and selling paintings of early 20th-century masters. A larger-than-life personality who was responsible for the biggest art...
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    • Human Interest
    • Arne Birkenstock,...
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French,...
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    From the remotest regions to the biggest bustling boom regions, the Equator embodies all extremes of the globe, and symbolizes all the problems and challenges the world faces, from climate change to deforestation.Episode titles:    Eps. 1: Parties, Sea Lions and Submersion (English)    Eps. 2: God, Botox and...
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    • Roger Brunner, Mitja...
    • Switzerland, 2013
    • German
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    Kumbh Mela - A Dip in Immortality

    a film by Jürgen Hansen, Simone Stripp

     
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    Kumbh Mela is the world’s biggest pilgrimage celebration. Four cities put on the festival in cycles of 3, 6, 12 and 144 years, with the culmination every 12 years in the city of Allahabad.Allahabad is especially holy to Hindus, since it lies at the confluence of the two holy rivers, Ganges and Jamuna. From January...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French, English
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    Shoot It! – The Story of the legendary "Bang Bang Club" The Bang Bang Club were four fearless young photographers who set out to expose the reality of Apartheid in South Africa – a battle that changed a nation but wound up almost destroying them.“These men were more than eyewitnesses to apartheid, but also...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2013
    • English
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    Sophie Taeuber-Arp - Unknown Pioneer of the Avant-GardePainter, dancer, designer and architect – Swiss multi-hyphenate Sophie Taeuber-Arp was way before her time. An intimate portrait of a fascinating woman.Everyone in Switzerland knows her face: She's been the face on the 50-Swiss franc note for almost 20 years....
    • Human Interest
    • Switzerland, 2013
    • German, English, French
  • Georg Baselitz (TV version)

    a film by Evelyn Schels

     
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    For the first time, this film shows Georg Baselitz at work on paintings and sculptures in his studio, ceaselessly reinventing his methods. A closely observant, intimate portrait of this internationally renowned artist, who had his breakthrough after showing his first sculpture at the Venice Biennale 1980. His works...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English
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    Less is more - The Limits to Growth and the Better Life

    a film by Karin de Miguel Wessendorf

     
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    Less is more - The Limits to Growth and the Better LifeHow sustainable is our way of life? What can we do without sacrificing our quality of life? To answer these questions, the filmmaker visits people, firms and initiatives that have recognized that economic growth need not be the measure of all things, and that a...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English, French