Clash of Futures -18

Clash of Futures -18

11 November 1918. The Great War is finally over. A new era is about to start. Amidst the grief, disappointment and old...

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Generation of Change

Generation of Change

25 years of dramatic metamorphosis in Europe following the fall of the Iron Curtain

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Age of Tanks

Age of Tanks

The history of the 20th century, as seen through its tanks.

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Dreams of a New World

Dreams of a New World

A History of European Emigration

For a long time, Europe was a continent of emigrants rather than of immigrants...

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The Cuba Libre Story

The Cuba Libre Story

From Columbus to Che and Castro

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...

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Age of Iron

Age of Iron

Europe in the Heart of the 30 Years' War

Those who lived through it called it "the Age of Iron". Today, we know it as the Thirty Years’ War.

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Small Hands in World War II

Small Hands in World War II

What does it mean to be a war child?...

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Käthe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz

A Life with Art and War

Graphic designer and sculptor Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) is one of the most important German artists of all time...

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My Friend Rockefeller

My Friend Rockefeller

The FBI calls it the longest-running con in FBI history

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Erich Mielke – Master of Fear

Erich Mielke – Master of Fear

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.

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Small Hands in a Big War

Small Hands in a Big War

The first ever TV series about WWI for a young and family audience brings to life children diaries

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Written by Mrs Bach

Written by Mrs Bach

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...

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14 – Diaries of the Great War

14 – Diaries of the Great War

100 years after its outbreak, this series lets viewers experience WWI solely through the eyes of those who lived it.

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Inside the War

Inside the War

This artistic 3D feature documentary will make World War One an up-close experience

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True Stories

True Stories

Star Trek - Scream - Die Hard 4.0 - The Da Vinci Code

Discover the real-life stories that inspired some of the world’s biggest blockbuster movies.

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Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

- Succeeding Kennedy

Kennedy’s name hung over his presidency; but did Johnson succeed where JFK failed?

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The Kaiser’s last dance

The Kaiser’s last dance

On the eve of WWI, the Kaiser, the King and the Tsar gathered for the Royal Wedding in Berlin

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Last Stop Bad Kleinen

Last Stop Bad Kleinen

The failure of the German Security Agency

Germany in the summer of 1993...

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Spies of Mississippi

Spies of Mississippi

The betrayers of freedom

We reveal a dark chapter in US civil rights history

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History Shorts

History Shorts

An entertaining, glimpse-like view on the 20th century – suitable for multi-platform use

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Wallis

Wallis

Loved and Lost

Was she an adventurer, a femme fatale or a victim? We present a truthful portrait of an unusual life.

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Our Language is Rap

Our Language is Rap

A Franco-German music experiment

A portrait about two rappers - one from Germany the other from France.

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Magic Skies

Magic Skies

A History Of the Art of Fireworks

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Hindenburg & Hitler

Hindenburg & Hitler

Reich President Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler Chancellor – why?

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1712 - Battle of the Baltic

1712 - Battle of the Baltic

An archaelogic expedition to the site where the Great Northern War was determined

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When Rostock-Lichtenhagen burned

When Rostock-Lichtenhagen burned

They were ordinary citizens from Rostock-Lichtenhagen that let out their pent-up hatred and frustration in the summer in 1992.

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Lenin

Lenin

The End of the Myth

The story of a middle-class student who became a revolutionary and founded the Soviet Union.

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Wild Erfurt

Wild Erfurt

The third of our green portraits of Eastern German cities

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Smugglers, treasures, borders

Smugglers, treasures, borders

Big and small stories of people smuggling between East and West Germany

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Wild Halle

Wild Halle

After “Wild Dresden”, this is another green city portrait from Germany’s east.

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Edward and George

Edward and George

Two Brothers, One Throne

The remarkable story of two brothers and two women at the heart of the British monarchy

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Churchill's betrayal of Poland

Churchill's betrayal of Poland

The mysterious death of General Sikorski

What really happened on the 4th of July, 1943 in Gibraltar?

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Michel Petrucciani

Michel Petrucciani

A life against time

He knew his life was going to be short, that´s why he lived with double the energy.

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Memory on Display

Memory on Display

The Paper Illusions of Thomas Demand

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Brick by Brick

Brick by Brick

The Making of the Iron Curtain

It was once the vision of a perfect border - modern, invisible and without victims. High-tech instead of firearms, security fences and concrete...

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Web Magazine Women´s Soccer

Web Magazine Women´s Soccer

Women who play soccer today are no longer scandalous, but for decades that was exactly the case.

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Murder of Crows

Murder of Crows

A peregrine falcon shall increase aircraft safety and avoid plane crashes caused by bird strikes

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When we were children

When we were children

What was it like to grow up behind the Berlin Wall?

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Shots from the Garden

Shots from the Garden

The Rohwedder case

The film reopens the unsolved crime related to German terror group RAF

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Life after the Wall

Life after the Wall

What happens to a state and its citizens, when it is being dissolved? The process of German re-unification is unique in world history...

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Cape Of Good Voices

Cape Of Good Voices

South Africa Hooked On Opera

What is the deal with the amazing South African enthusiasm for opera?

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer

The sound of Hollywood

"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)

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Away with the fat!

Away with the fat!

Documentary reportage

Our young generation is too fat. Every fifth child in Germany is now overweight.

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Wild Dresden

Wild Dresden

A visit to the city’s green sites and to the people who work for their protection

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Mein Germany

Mein Germany

U.S. troops in the wasteland

The history of the German-American rapprochement from the perspective of former soldiers of the occupation.

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On the Road in Southern Africa:

On the Road in Southern Africa:

South Africa, Botswana, Namibia

This five-part film series by the two authors Wilma Pradetto and Eberhard Rühle is a road movie.

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Meine Einheit

Meine Einheit

Destinies in a united Germany

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...

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Berlin, 1885

Berlin, 1885

The Africa Conference

In 1884, under the chairmanship of Bismarck, the most powerful countries of the world came together to divide Africa amongst themselves...

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Jellyfish:

Jellyfish:

Poisonous beauties in the Baltic Sea

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The Battle at the Harzhorn

The Battle at the Harzhorn

Rome’s last campaign into Germania

An inconspicuous ridge in southern Lower Saxony was the scene of a 3rd century battle between Germans and Romans – and today a scientific sensation.

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Molotov

Molotov

The Man Behind the Cocktail

Who was this man, Wjatscheslaw Michailowitsch Molotov? The world knows his name through the Molotov cocktail...

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Power and Passion

Power and Passion

Prussia’s Chancellor Hardenberg

A politician’s life in the Napoleonic era

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Germany up in arms?

Germany up in arms?

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?...

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The Edelweiss Enigma

The Edelweiss Enigma

Star of the Alps

Myth, kitsch, reality

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Luise

Luise

Queen of Hearts

This scenic documentary retraces the life of the Queen of Prussia, who died at the age of 34 at Castle Hohenzieritz.

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In the Valley of Time

In the Valley of Time

Luxury watches – made in Germany

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Secrets in History

Secrets in History

The magazine which takes a look back

German history magazine

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Hitler & Stalin

Hitler & Stalin

Portrait of hostility

They never met but were constantly fixated on each other: Hitler and Stalin. The malevolence of their systems tore everything to pieces...

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Hitler’s East Prussia

Hitler’s East Prussia

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.

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Of Sharks and Men

Of Sharks and Men

A Film about Fear

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In the clutches of the Stasi

In the clutches of the Stasi

A behind the scenes look at the STASI prisons

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Comrade Couture

Comrade Couture

»Comrade Couture« is a humorous documentary about creativity as the elixir of life – and the never-ending longing for individual freedom.

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24UTC

24UTC

The World at Midnight

Documentary Film About Synchronicity

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In Search of America

In Search of America

A road trip through the USA in 100 days

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Life with the enemy

Life with the enemy

This four-part documentary series tells the story of the years 1945 – 1949.

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Hitler & Mussolini

Hitler & Mussolini

A Fateful Relationship

Is it acceptable to show the two major dictators of the twentieth century as people?...

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Ernst Heinkel

Ernst Heinkel

The dream of flying

Otto Lilienthal and the Wright Brothers are known worldwide for their achievements. Less known is another pioneer of aviation: Ernst Heinkel...

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Life under Napoleon

Life under Napoleon

Most of us don’t know how many of the things we take for granted in everyday life were introduced by Napoleon

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Life behind the Wall

Life behind the Wall

Ten-part documentary explores the life behind the Iron Curtain

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Europe’s Old New Faces

Europe’s Old New Faces

Ten promising young directors from the new European countries draw a picture of their country on the basis of a monument...

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Urlaubsmaschine Prora

Urlaubsmaschine Prora

The Nazi seaside resort on Rügen

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Checkmate

Checkmate

The superpowers behind the Rumanian revolution

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The travels of the Mona Lisa

The travels of the Mona Lisa

The migration of a star through worlds and ages

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Genesis II

Genesis II

Recreating Nature

The history of the re-creation of an original piece of Africa.

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A Hospital for the King of the Skies

A Hospital for the King of the Skies

A film about a falcon hospital in Dubai

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Hangman

Hangman

Death has a face

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...

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