Broadcastdates

  • Report on an Abduction: A Desert Kidnapping

    It was one of the most spectacular hostage crises in German postwar history. In March of 2003, 32 tourists from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and Switzerland were kidnapped in the Algerian desert by Salafist terrorists. The five off-road groups […]
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  • Prince Hollywood

    Prinz Frédéric von Anhalt: the man is always good for a headline. He loves to be in the limelight, adores glamour. He makes his entrances in stylish uniforms, complete with limousine, chauffeur, and bodyguards, and always surrounded by as many came[…]
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  • The Ends of the Earth (5 x 26'30)

    The Ends of the Earth - France (23.10) The Ends of the Earth - Sri Lanka (24.10) The Ends of the Earth - Norway (25.10) The Ends of the Earth - Pennsylvania, USA (26.10) The Ends of the Earth - Spain (27.10) The ends of the earth are magical p[…]
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In production

  • The Gysis – A German Family History

    Gregor Gysi – a man who shaped the German political party Die Linke (The Left) like no other; a man whose life oscillates between the old Germany and the new one. A man who has not escaped unscathed in various spheres of life: political, privat[…]
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  • Magic Cities (5x 45min)

    CASABLANCA - Port City between Moroccan Exoticism and Concrete (Morocco) DUBAI - Tradition and Superlatives (United Arab Emirates) JAKARTA - Boomtown between Smog and Rice Fields (Indonesia) KUALA LUMPUR - The Exhilaration of the Asian Economic Su[…]
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  • Groping Prohibited!

    In July of 2016, the German Bundestag strengthened the laws concerning sexual offenses. For the first time, sexual harassment was incorporated into the criminal code. So-called "groping" is now criminally punishable. Previously, an offender accused o[…]
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  • William Kentridge - Kunst als Waffe

    William Kentridge ist der berühmteste Künstler aus Südafrika: weiß, jüdisch und künstlerisch sehr verspielt. Doch kaum ein anderer Künstler hat sich mit seinem Werk so intensiv mit der Zerrissenheit seines Landes und dem Rassismus auseinanderg[…]
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  • Life in a Traffic Jam

    Stuttgart is the most congested city in Germany – although right behind it in southwest Germany is Heilbronn. But cities such as Winnenden, Ludwigsburg, and Sindelfingen – home to the Daimler plant – also have large numbers of commu[…]
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  • When Camping Came to the North

    Yes – we camp! As interested as the North Germans are in conquering and marveling at foreign lands, they are nonetheless reluctant to actually leave home. The invention of camping arrived at just the right moment. During the 1960s, camping experienc[…]
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  • There must be something wrong with you! Singles under pressure

    The topic of relationships and sex threads its way – often unspoken yet self-evident – through our lived world like a natural law. Yet the number of singles grows ever larger. And at some point, almost as a matter of course, unmarried women and men[…]
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  • Reassessing Modernism (AT)

    For centuries, Europeans have celebrated the fine arts as being among our key cultural assets. In the broadest sense, art that is regarded as historically relevant is that produced either in Europe or on other continents whose cultures are both proxi[…]
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  • “I'm In the Wrong Body”

    “For a long time, I was unhappy, and I wondered all the time what could be wrong. You don't think about your sex, you're just born like that, and at first, you think, that's the way it is.” Renè Hauschke is 16 years old, came out as tran[…]
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