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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
    • 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. Andreas Lackner is a man with a vision. He’s a sailor, a captain and an entrepreneur. His...
    • 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
  • 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, which lets...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
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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 the...
    • 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 profiler...
    • Documentary
    • 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...
    • 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 America’s Rocky...
    • 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 attention to...
    • Hans Jörg Bachmeier
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    This is a road movie, a journey to exotic cultures, and an adventure trek that takes us from jungle to desert, from mountain to plain: this five-part series leads us over land half way around the world – a journey through practically all vegetation zones and the most varied of cultures that the world has to offer. We start in...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    Hearty and Sweet

    a film by Michelangelo Cadeggianini

     
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    On cooking show "Hearty and Sweet", Munich star chef Alfons Schuhbeck and Bavarian master pastry chef Angelika Schwalber demonstrate that culinary opposites don't just attract, they can even complement each other wonderfully. Alfons Schuhbeck is in charge of the hearty, delicious  German cooking, while master patissiere...
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    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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    No-nonsense, straigthforward and delicious - that's how to describe German cook Alfons Schuhbeck's Bavarian country cooking. The famed Munich star chef revives and reinterprets traditional recipes. He shares some of his tips and tricks from his treasure trove of secrets, and discusses favorite cooking topics  in a fun and...
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    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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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 on their...
    • Documentary
    • 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 is this...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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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 America’s Rocky...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • German
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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