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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...
    • Market Premiere
    • 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
    • Culture/Travel
    • SWR in Coproduction...
    • Germany, 2015
    • 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, 2015
    • German, French
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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...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2015
    • German
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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...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English, Spanish
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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...
    • Human Interest
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • History
    • 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...
    • History
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English
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    The documentary "Secret Operation Pontifex" relates the as yet untold story of Eastern Bloc espionage in the Vatican during the Cold War – and the Pope's ultimately successful resistance strategy of infiltrating his opponents.Also available as 2 x 52 min. version Nowhere else in the world were there as many spies...
    • History
    • Jost-Arend Bösenberg
    • Germany, 2015
    • 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...
    • Culture/Travel
    • Germany, 2015
    • German
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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...
    • Portrait
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English
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    One brother was a devoted Nazi from the very start, becoming number two in The Third Reich after Adolf Hitler: Hermann Goering. The other brother saved countless people from the Nazi death machine, getting them false papers and funding resistance groups: Albert Goering - the younger, hitherto unknown Goering...
    • Francis Fulton-Smith,...
    • History
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English
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    Call Me Altmann – The Two Lives of a War Criminal

    a film by Peter F. Müller and Michael Mueller

     
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    The story of one of the most brutal Nazi war criminals ever. Sentenced to death several times over, he was able to continue his inhuman and deadly career for decades after the end of the war: The infamous Butcher of Lyon Klaus Barbie.This doc paints a shocking new picture of Klaus Barbie's role in the Cold War....
    • History
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, French, English
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    Tucholsky and 1920s Berlin

    a film by Christoph Weinert

     
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    "Berlin and Tucholsky" is a filmic journey back in time to the Roaring Twenties of the last century. High-value dramatic scenes combined with original footage from the era make this documentary a filmic trip to 1920's Berlin: A panoramic view of the life and times of one of the most important writers of the Weimar...
    • Bruno Cathomas,...
    • History
    • Germany, 2015
    • German, English, French
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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...
    • Human Interest
    • Germany, 2014
    • German, English
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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
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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

     
    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...
    • HD Content
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Human Interest
    • 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...
    • Documentary
    • Germany, 2014
    • German