• Stadt-Land-Flucht

    Immer mehr Menschen ziehen weltweit in die Städte. 2050 werden 70% der Weltbevölkerung in Städten wohnen. Auch im Südwesten Deutschlands ist dies klarer Trend. Die Stadt Mainz zum Beispiel verzeichnet einen jährlichen Anstieg[…]
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  • Legendary Grand Hotels (4 x 43/52 min.)

    1. “Hotel Adlon in Berlin” – Lorenz Adlon and his Hotel between Two Worlds 2. “Beau-Rivage in Geneva” – The Mayer Family and their Hotel of Fortune 3. “The American Colony in Jerusalem” – Anna S[…]
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  • Lonely City

    Cinematic documentary

    Eyes in the Big City „When you go to work early in the morning when you stand at the station with your worries: There the coty reveals To your asphalt clear In a human crater Millions of faces: Two foreign eyes, a quic[…]
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  • México (3 x 45 min.)

    Mi Amor

    Media reports about Mexico are often negative: criminality, drug cartels, Trump's plan for a wall. Yet Mexico is a modern, multifaceted country that ranges from the desert sands of the north to the dense jungles of the south. Here, people live their […]
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  • Max Liebermann – The Path to Modernism

    Max Liebermann (1847-1935) was not only a major German Impressionist artist, but a leading pioneer of modern German painting as well. Liebermann helped to initiate a revolution in art, was a witness to the “Golden Twenties,” and experienc[…]
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  • The New Leipzig School

    Paint, Paint, Paint – Then and Now

    When it comes to painting as a medium, the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst /Academy of Fine Arts in Leipzig has always asserted itself confidently and with great dedication against prevailing trends in art. As far as the professors here are conc[…]
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  • No Roof over Your Head

    Families without Homes

    Nearly always, homelessness affects men, the jobless, people with substance abuse problems. At least that is the image of homelessness that is anchored in many minds. Reality has long since ceased to conform to this image. In larger cities in particu[…]
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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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  • Chippendales: An (Almost) Naked Phenomenon

    In 2019, the group was 40 years old, and was filmed for the cinema by Hollywood legend Ridley Scott. Chippendales, the most successful male striptease group in the world. Celebrated as an emancipatory symbol of freedom, frowned upon as clichéd. How […]
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  • I‘m staying here until the end!

    Growing old in the countryside

    Fleetmark, a small village in Saxony-Anhalt. It is home to 600 people. There is a church, and a kindergarten. But there is no doctor, and the nearest supermarket is 5 km away. To reach the nearest hospital requires an hour-long journey by car over bu[…]
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    An Industrial Zone Makes History

    The premises are singular – not just in Germany, but throughout Europe. Historically, the Spinnerei (Spinning Works) in Leipzig was one of the most successful production sites and industrial operations for cotton. Today, it continues to make hi[…]
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  • The Hijab

    “When I was 40 years old, I decided to wear the hijab, but I never told my daughters they had to do the same. With us, it’s voluntary, it’s left to the individual.” This is a stance which is often regarded with skepticism in Germany. […]
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  • Parenting and the Dilemma of Prenatal Diagnostics

    Until the 70s, a woman who brought a disabled child into the world could expect to receive condolences. One spoke of a stroke of fate with which parents must now contend. Recent years have seen the rapid and continuing development of prenatal diagnos[…]
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