Broadcastdates

  • Gysi

    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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  • Prinz 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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  • Learning from Lang Lang (2-piece)

    Ever since Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart little musical geniuses have fascinated mankind. How can a young child play such virtuous tunes? This phenomenon is not bound to a certain historical period; the little geniuses are also born today. The viewers are […]
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  • Magic Cities (5x 45min)

    Kuala Lumpur, Casablanca, Jakarta, Dubai, and Muscat: all of these fascinating metropolises, with their Muslim characters, have one thing in common: each is the most important hub and trading center in its respective country, and each has become an i[…]
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  • Bulgaria's Blossoming Treasure

    The Rose Growers of Turia

    Traversing Bulgaria from east to west is a massive mountain range, the Stara Planina, better known as the Balkan Mountains. To the south, sheltered from the cold winds, is the Valley of Roses. To the south, this fertile plain is framed by the gently […]
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In production

  • Treatment to the Bitter End: The Big Business of End-Of-Life Care

    Germany is the world champion when it comes to surgical procedures – but also when it comes to the occupation of intensive care beds. Operations performed at the end of the patient's life continue to prove especially lucrative. The lamentable t[…]
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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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  • Arno Rink - Maker of Painters

    Today, Leipzig is one of the few cities in East Germany that is known worldwide. Surfacing again and again in biographies of Leipzig artists – who have contributed to the city’s reputation outside of Germany as an artistic hub – is […]
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  • México

    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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  • Zsa Zsa Gabor

    Zsa Gabor was an actress, a beauty queen, but first and foremost a star – one who ascended into Hollywood Heaven less through her professional achievements than through the skillful staging of her own persona. To be sure, the native of Hungary […]
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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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  • 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 - South Africa, the revolution and the art

    William Kentridge is South Africa's most famous artist: white, Jewish, and with a playful artistic temperament. Yet in his work, he has engaged like no other artist in an intensive confrontation with the strife that has torn his country apart, and wi[…]
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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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