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    Treasures of the World - Special

    a film by Goggo Gensch

     
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    “We preserve what we love. We love what we understand. We understand what we have learnt.“ This is the motto under which UNESCO has been preserving what are, by now, 890 one-of-a-kind natural and manmade monuments around the world since 1972. The Treasures of Mankind series follows the UNESCO World Heritage List,...
    • narrated by Max Moor
    • SWR in Coproduction...
    • Germany, 2015
    • German
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    Distant Journeys

    a film by various

     
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    This series portrays the most exciting and enticing travel destinations of the world, from the most popular tourist magnets to the most secret hideaways. Who doesn't want to explore the deepest jungles of Brazil or follow in the footsteps of the Sioux in South Dakota? From Southeast Asia to North Africa and Latin...
    • Germany, 2015
    • German
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    Ukraina - The Deep Divide

    a film by Christof Franzen

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    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...
    • Switzerland, 2015
    • German, English
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    Reagan's Secret War

    a film by Dirk Pohlmann

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    Ronald Reagan's secret war of covert ops to undermine the Soviet Union exposed for the first time, with expert witnesses and footage never seen before - 30 years before the NSA scandal...While his inauguration in 1981, Ronald Reagan redefined U.S. Cold War strategy: The best defense is a good offense, was his motto....
    • History
    • Germany, 2015
    • English, French
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    Buchenwald: The Myth and the Reality

    a film by André Meier

     
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    After the liberation of Buchenwald, images of children who survived the Nazi concentration camp went around the world. There were over 900 children, many over them under 14 – a rare exception in the murderous camp system. These children only survived because someone in Buchenwald was protecting them from the terror...
    • Market Premiere
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English
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    Absorbing and entertaining – nature documentaries with stories about wild animals. The scenes are focussing less on sensational shots of the animal world, but rather on unknown stories which are nevertheless still quite spectacular: Animal tales which arouse our sympathy, observations which enable us to understand...
    • HD Content
    • BR
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    Breathtaking landscapes and colourful cultures: This documentary series takes us around the globe to the most interesting countries, to meet the most intriguing people and experience the most exciting adventures. Whether it's Canada by train or the Yenisei River by boat, Masovia, Italy, Australia or India, each...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, French
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    The long-running documentary series 'By Train Through...' invites railway enthusiasts, lovers of romantic and adventurous train journeys and everyone else besides on a very special journey through the world. Unique railway lines, steam engines and super trains are the heart of the series: from top-class luxury...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, French
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    Today, a journey around the world needn't take 80 days. What’s been lost, however, in the quick pace of modern-day travel is the in-depth understanding of the history and culture of foreign lands and an appreciation for their uniqueness. Which is exactly what “Journeys Around The World” is dedicated to. We have...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    Let yourself be whisked away on a relaxing journey to the great sea baths of the world, hearkening back to an age of style and elegance, where the sounds and the smells of the sea surround you, combining the wonders of nature with a luxurious atmosphere...  1 new episode available now! Deauville,...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
  • The Green Prince

    a film by Nadav Schirman

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    "... as gripping as any high-concept Hollywood thriller and as psychologically knotty as Greek tragedy" (The Guardian)This real life thriller tells the story of one of Israel’s prized intelligence sources, the son of a top Hamas leader. Under the code name “The Green Prince”, he is recruited to spy on his own people...
    • Market Premiere
    • Nadav Schirman, John...
    • Germany, United...
    • English, French,...
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    The Patent Wars

    a film by Hannah Leonie Prinzler

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    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

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    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...
    • Television
    • Switzerland, 2014
    • German, English
  • Unforgiven: Rwanda

    a film by Lukas Augustin

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    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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    Tailwind from Europe

    a film by Monika Kovacsics, Heike Nelsen-Minkenberg

     
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    This documentary chronicles a significant futuristic experiment being conducted to find out if it is possible in the 21st century to deliver cargo just by the power of the wind. A man whose passion is the sea takes on the challenge. Andreas Lackner is a man with a vision. He’s a sailor, a captain and an...
    • Science
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English, French
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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...
    • Television
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
  • Conquest of the Seven Seas

    a film by Holger Preusse, Hannes Schuler

     
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    The two-part docudrama tells the stories of the two fascinating explorers whose ships first circumnavigated the world, presented in a visually innovative style, with a mix of re-enactment and animation.The visual style of the two films is an eye-opener in the docudrama field: Instead of classical re-enactments,...
    • History
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English, French
  • Netwars - Out of CTRL

    a film by Marcel Kolvenbach

     
    Available in High Definition 1080i
    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,...
    • Documentary
    • 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...
    • Documentary
    • Michel Rapp
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
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    X-Files History

    a film by Heike Nelsen-Minkenberg, Thomas Müller

     
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    Using the latest forensic techniques and historical discoveries, the docuseries X-FILES HISTORY tackles the world's greatest mysteries: Who were the perpetrators, who were the masterminds? What secret methods did they use to implement their hidden plans? What were their goals and motivations? Veteran German federal...
    • History
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English, French
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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...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
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    The cult show “Romance of the Railways” presents railways and trains from across Europe and around the world in all their great diversity.Join the film crew on Argentina’s Train of the Clouds as it navigates one of the highest railway viaducts in the world at an elevation of 4152 meters above sea level, and on...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    Nature Reclaims the Border

    a film by Uwe Müller

     
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    For forty years, a cruel border divided Germany. A border that was also a symbol of the ideological divide between East and West. When it was opened in 1989, biologists and conservationists discovered that in the former ‘no-man’s land’ where for decades only a few border soldiers ever entered, Nature had worked her...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
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    Better, Best, Bachmeier

    a film by Michelangelo Cadeggianini

     
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    "A good cook needs three things: Water, salt and a pinch of passion. Without those you won't get far in the kitchen." That's the motto of Lower Bavarian master chef Hans Jörg Bachmeier. And that's the way he cooks: Simply but well, and always with a very short list of ingredients. Hans Jörg Bachmeier pays special...
    • Hans Jörg Bachmeier
    • Market Premiere
    • Germany, 2014
    • German