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11 November 1918. The Great War is finally over. A new era is about to start. Amidst the grief, disappointment and old...
The opening of the Berlin Wall on the evening of November 9, 1989 came as a complete surprise to East and West Germans as it probably did to the whole world...
The world we live in today is, in many ways, characterized by the decades-long conflict between East and West.
What does it mean to be a war child?...
In this series we look at the past 40 years of Afghan history through the individual perspectives of men and women, who played a decisive role or had a unique point of view on thes...
Bobby Kennedy’s passion and vision helped his brother John get elected President, sparked a country’s conscience, guided the nation through terrifying crises, and inspired a genera...
The story of “Drinkers of the Wind” is the story of a dream.
… this is what the survivors called the Thirty Years War, which raged in Europe from 1618 to 1648.
The history of the 20th century, as seen through its tanks.
Graphic designer and sculptor Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) is one of the most important German artists of all time...
For a long time, Europe was a continent of emigrants rather than of immigrants...
A film about the blind pianist Maria Theresia Paradis who lived in the age of Mozart in Vienna.
25 years of dramatic metamorphosis in Europe following the fall of the Iron Curtain
Inspired by Dostoyevsky’s short story, Sergei Loznitsa leads us into the land of crime without punishment – a journey into the abyss from the director of "In the Fog".
We ask what the Nazi cinema of the Third Reich reveals about its period and its people?...
Cuba - the island where dreams clash. It was the gateway to the New World, the port of call for the American underworld, a crossroads for drug smuggeling...
The FBI calls it the longest-running con in FBI history
This docudrama reveals the man behind the totalitarian system of the East German secret service “Stasi“: his motivation, his power, his career and his failure.
This compelling documentary follows the 20 year odyssey of a determined musician and historian who, for the very first time, despite the wrath of scholars worldwide, challenges and...
The first ever TV series about WWI for a young and family audience brings to life children diaries
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on 27 January 2015, the 8-part series draws attention to what we all believe we have long known - and yet can...
German Cinema in the Age of the Masses 1918 - 1933
100 years after its outbreak, this series lets viewers experience WWI solely through the eyes of those who lived it.
This artistic 3D feature documentary will make World War One an up-close experience
Kennedy’s name hung over his presidency; but did Johnson succeed where JFK failed?
Discover the real-life stories that inspired some of the world’s biggest blockbuster movies.
Mads Mikkelsen as Michael Kohlhaas and Bruno Ganz as Governor
Germany in the summer of 1993...
On the eve of WWI, the Kaiser, the King and the Tsar gathered for the Royal Wedding in Berlin
We reveal a dark chapter in US civil rights history
They were ordinary citizens from Rostock-Lichtenhagen that let out their pent-up hatred and frustration in the summer in 1992.
An entertaining, glimpse-like view on the 20th century – suitable for multi-platform use
A portrait about two rappers - one from Germany the other from France.
The third of our green portraits of Eastern German cities
Was she an adventurer, a femme fatale or a victim? We present a truthful portrait of an unusual life.
Reich President Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler Chancellor – why?
An archaelogic expedition to the site where the Great Northern War was determined
The story of a middle-class student who became a revolutionary and founded the Soviet Union.
He knew his life was going to be short, that´s why he lived with double the energy.
After “Wild Dresden”, this is another green city portrait from Germany’s east.
The remarkable story of two brothers and two women at the heart of the British monarchy
What really happened on the 4th of July, 1943 in Gibraltar?
Women who play soccer today are no longer scandalous, but for decades that was exactly the case.
A peregrine falcon shall increase aircraft safety and avoid plane crashes caused by bird strikes
It was once the vision of a perfect border - modern, invisible and without victims. High-tech instead of firearms, security fences and concrete...
Big and small stories of people smuggling between East and West Germany
WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO GROW UP BEHIND THE BERLIN WALL?
In Germany there are ten million legal firearms in private hands. And 20 million illegal, according to estimates. Who needs so many weapons and for what?...
The film reopens the unsolved crime related to German terror group RAF
22 years after reunification, people from East-Germany recall their lives, their dreams, their worries and their fears during those fateful months between the fall of the Wall in 1...
In the middle of an animal bustle of cows, pigs, horses and all kinds of poultry! THE WILD FARM shows the life of our “dear animals" up close.
A visit to the city’s green sites and to the people who work for their protection
What is the deal with the amazing South African enthusiasm for opera?
"Seeing somebody get shot is less powerful than seeing the reaction on somebody else's face; observing it, experiencing it. I am that human reaction." (Hans Zimmer)
Our young generation is too fat. Every fifth child in Germany is now overweight.
An inconspicuous ridge in southern Lower Saxony was the scene of a 3rd century battle between Germans and Romans – and today a scientific sensation.
Who was this man, Wjatscheslaw Michailowitsch Molotov? The world knows his name through the Molotov cocktail...
The history of the German-American rapprochement from the perspective of former soldiers of the occupation.
This five-part film series by the two authors Wilma Pradetto and Eberhard Rühle is a road movie.
In 1884, under the chairmanship of Bismarck, the most powerful countries of the world came together to divide Africa amongst themselves...
What happens to a state and its citizens, when it is being dissolved? The process of German re-unification is unique in world history...
A politician’s life in the Napoleonic era
This scenic documentary retraces the life of the Queen of Prussia, who died at the age of 34 at Castle Hohenzieritz.
German history magazine
Myth, kitsch, reality
»Comrade Couture« is a humorous documentary about creativity as the elixir of life – and the never-ending longing for individual freedom.
Documentary Film About Synchronicity
They never met but were constantly fixated on each other: Hitler and Stalin. The malevolence of their systems tore everything to pieces...
Witnesses tell not only of the terror of flight but also of responsibility, guilt and innocence, hopes and fears in the years before and during the war.
A road trip through the USA in 100 days
A behind the scenes look at the STASI prisons
This four-part documentary series tells the story of the years 1945 – 1949.
Is it acceptable to show the two major dictators of the twentieth century as people?...
Otto Lilienthal and the Wright Brothers are known worldwide for their achievements. Less known is another pioneer of aviation: Ernst Heinkel...
Most of us don’t know how many of the things we take for granted in everyday life were introduced by Napoleon
Ten promising young directors from the new European countries draw a picture of their country on the basis of a monument...
Ten-part documentary explores the life behind the Iron Curtain
The history of the re-creation of an original piece of Africa.
A film about a falcon hospital in Dubai
They are the only men who are allowed to kill. They know death. Every one of them kills in his own way. Always at dawn. They execute our justice. They are a part of us...