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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...
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, French
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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...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German
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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...
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    • Germany, 2016
    • 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...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, Spanish
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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...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, French
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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...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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    Dream Destination

    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.The latest films whisk viewers away to Tanzania, to the summit of Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and to join the rangers in the Serengeti. The series...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German
  • Canada’s National Parks

    a film by André Schäfer, Mechtild Lehning, Christian Cools, Viktor Apfelbacher, Markus Augé, Anna Steuber

     
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    Five-part series about the most spectacular national parks in Canada – from the far west to the east coast of the country.1. Gwaii Haanas – Wild Beauty in the Pacific2. Banff and the Rocky Mountains 3. Riding Mountain – Wilderness Island4. The Mingan Archipelago – A Hidden Treasure 5. Gros Morne – Newfoundland’s...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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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...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English
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    X-Ray Run: The Secret of Movement

    a film by Daniel Münter

     
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    Scientists at the University of Jena are attempting to discover the secrets of movement using a high-speed X-ray machine. It is only in movement that the sophisticated interplay of bones, tendons and muscles that nature has perfected over the course of evolution is revealed.The images produced are breathtaking and...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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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...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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    Alaska – Exploring the Wilderness

    a film by Peter Weinert

     
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    Alaska truly is the last frontier. The state offers an impressive, natural landscape and the means to explore it in comfort and style.Alaska is often called “the last frontier”, and truly the wilderness here starts right at the edge of town. Towns in Alaska always have a very special atmosphere; it is almost as if...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German
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    Rasputin - Murder in the Tsar's Court

    a film by Eva Gerberding

     
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    In the night of 30th December 1916, three shots are fired in the rear courtyard of Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg. These hit and kill Grigori Rasputin. The story of the pious vagabond who became one of the most influential men in Russia has become a popular legend of the 20th century. “Rasputin – Murder in the...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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    In the Kingdom of the Frog

    a film by Frank Koschewski

     
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    An undeniable survival artist, the pool frog is at home wherever there is water. And there is no shortage of territory for him in central Germany. This documentary explores his habitat and takes a look at the diversity of animals, birds and fish with which he shares it.The pool frog is undeniably a real survival...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English
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    Tuberculosis – A Real Threat

    a film by Johannes Mayer

     
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    Between new flare-ups of post-war infections in older people, and refugees coming from countries where the disease is rife, the number of cases is rising: More than 100 years after Robert Koch's discovery of tuberculosis, the battle against the illness begins anew.Here in Germany it looked to have been wiped out –...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English
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    Some discoveries sound almost too fantastic to be credible. Did you know that there are plants that can suck heavy metals out of the ground? And to such an extent that they can be used to clean contaminated soils or to cultivate valuable commodities in a field as easily as grain or vegetables. Phytomining is one of...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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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...
    • HD Content
    • 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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    American Rivers

    a film by Katja Esson

     
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    North America – a continent of daring and drastic extremes, of conquerors and visionaries, of untamed wilderness and feats of human engineering – and its rivers are a fascinating example. The US has the largest dams, the deepest locks, the longest canals and aqueducts in the world. Rivers have been modified and...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2016
    • German, English, French
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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...
    • Television
    • BR
    • Germany, 2015
    • 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,...
    • narrated by Max Moor
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    • Germany, 2015
    • German
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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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    The Big Five of Asia

    a film by Markus Schmidbauer, Paul Hien, Felix Heidinger, Henry M. Mix

     
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    The Big Five of Asia is a journey of discovery into a part of our planet that is changing at an unparalleled pace, with catastrophic consequences for five of the region's – and the world's – most fascinating animals.More, new animal species are currently being discovered in Asia than anywhere else in the world. Yet...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English, French
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    Reagan's Secret War

    a film by Dirk Pohlmann

     
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    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....
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2015
    • English, French
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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...
    • HD Content
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English