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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 the lives...
    • Documentary
    • BR
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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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, weaving...
    • narrated by Max Moor
    • Documentary
    • SWR in Coproduction...
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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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 sent our...
    • Documentary
    • 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, France Forte dei...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • 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 page...
    • Documentary
    • 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 after the...
    • Documentary
    • 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 feel on...
    • Documentary
    • 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 of the...
    • Documentary
    • 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.
    • Documentary
    • 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 very special...
    • Documentary
    • 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.Episodes (2 x 52')Ferdinand Magellan (Part 1) Sir Francis Drake (Part 2) The visual style of the two films is an eye-opener...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English, French
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    Netwars - Out of CRTL

    a film by Marcel Kolvenbach, Michael Grotenhoff

     
    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, which lets...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
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    The series portrays the beauty and variety of specially protected natural landscapes with their diverse animals in the countries of eastern Europe. The films showcase the behaviour of various animals, selected as typical of the respective region, during the changing seasons. The magnificent natural landscapes together with...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French
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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 instalment...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French
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    The Quest for Knowledge

    a film by Florian Guthknecht

     
    The most amazing achievements and insights of modern science are the subject of the cutting-edge documentary series “The Quest for Knowledge”. From global warming in the Arctic to the latest breakthroughs in wind power and technological benchmarks like the world’s biggest hydroelectric dam: “The Quest for Knowledge” offers...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English
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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 country 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 come...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English
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    “We preserve what we love. We love what we understand. We understand what we have learnt.”Under this motto, UNESCO has been protecting since 1972 as World Heritage meanwhile more than 800 unique natural and cultural sites throughout the world, such as the Taj Mahal in India, Australia’s Kakadu National Park or the world’s...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English, Spanish
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    Hard-hitting, cutting-edge investigative journalism from the top Zürich daily NZZ. Entertaining, exciting and informative news you can use!Format 21 is an infotainment series on state-of-the-art international topics from science, technology and medicine, as well as cutting-edge society and lifestyle reports, compiled by the...
    • Documentary
    • Switzerland, 2013
    • German
  • Charlemagne (3 x 52')

    a film by Gabriele Wengler

     
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    The big budget docudrama (2.6 million €) “Charlemagne“ recounts the dramatic, violent and bawdy life of the Middle Ages‘ most important Emperor, featuring over 350 CGI shots, elaborate battle scenes with hundreds of extras and excursions into the emperor’s most private life. The high-value docudrama stands out for its...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, Italy,...
    • German, English, French
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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 (Bavarian TV...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English, 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 tourist trains...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French
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    This 6-part documentary series travels to the world’s most fascinating island paradises. We meet people who introduce us to the history, culture and nature of their native islands. 1 new episode available now! Poor, Rich Rodrigues – Island Paradise with a Future (HD) Maldives – Pearls in the Indian Ocean...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2013
    • 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!
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2013
    • German
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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 alike. It is a...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, French
  • Churchill's Secret Corpse

    a film by Heike Nelsen-Minkenberg, Thomas Müller

     
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    Operation Mincemeat was perhaps the most daring and ingenious espionage ploy of the Second World War, in which Britain‘s MI5 planted fake war plans on a phony corpse and let it wash up on the shores of the Axis powers ...Using modern forensic methods and the latest historical research, this documentary answers for the first...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2013
    • German, English, French