#MyEscape

1 x 52', 1 x 90' or 1 x 30'

Producer: Berlin Producers 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

The current refugee crisis has caused a reaction across the world. As their home countries have become increasingly unlivable, hundreds of thousands from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and Eritrea choose to undergo a difficult journey, leaving their families and old lives behind, in search of basic safety and freedom.
In some cases, the mobile phone fulfilled the role of a constant companion and became a quintessential tool to facilitate one’s escape. This has lead many to document their... 
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Producer: Light & Shadow 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

In the middle of Europe lies a mysterious wilderness that is irreplaceable for the migrating birds of Europe and beyond. Though it is a small nature reserve, it is greatly important and boasts an astonishing history. In spring, countless rare bird species rest here to recharge their batteries before heading to their Nordic breeding grounds. Some travel up to 7,000 kilometers. This reserve is not only special because of its flourishing biodiversity, but also because it is manmade. Until the... 
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Producer: werwiewas 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

Have you ever heard of the Aardvark?! A medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. The only living species of the order Tubulidentata. A mythical animal and mythological trickster to many African cultures. The African jackalope? No?.. It does exist! The Aardvark is considered the most difficult animal to see in any given national park in Africa. Today, even the best of trackers don't come across the Aardvark often. Not bad for an animal the size of an average human adolescent:... 
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Producer: Ulf Marquardt Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2013      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

"Adopted by Dolphins" follows a special group of researchers who are accepted as companions by a big population of bottlenose dolphins in the Red Sea. With a unique style of diving, Swiss biologist Angela Ziltener and dive base operator Michael Stadermann are capable of accompanying the animals for hours and days. While dolphin research usually takes place topside, Angela and Michael for the very first time watch the wild dolphins' behaviour from a dolphin's perspective. Willingly, the animals... 
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Producer: Fact+Film 

Produced: 2010      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Antelope moon, golden dates, desert flowers…there are hundreds of words which convey the beauty of African women. Copious amounts of time have been dedicated to this subject, in particular the amazing hair creations. Works of art, based on ancient knowledge, adorn the heads of women from the busy Malian metropolis of Bamako on the river Niger to the Sahara, the world’s largest desert, on which the Tuareg nomads roam. The film reveals whose dexterous fingers transform hair from its natural state... 
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Producer: Text + Bild Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

Three of the greatest builders of the animal world live in the African savannah: Sociable weaver birds, aardvarks and termites. Weaver birds live in colonies. In their hundreds, they build a nest weighing tons in which each bird has its own home. Aardvarks build underground cave systems metres below the ground and termites build skyscrapers out of sand, saliva and excrement. However, in their spectacular buildings they do not live alone! Many roommates from other species live in there as well.... 
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Producer: Sehmannsklub Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Breathtaking landscapes, mild sunny climate, a moving history at the crossroads of two cultures, outstanding hospitality and cuisine, living traditions in crafts, music, art and architecture – Alto Adige, also known as South Tyrol, impresses with its diversity and the unique mix of alpine traditions and Mediterranean flair. Italy’s northernmost province lies on the Alps’ south side and is one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations.

The majestic mountain world of the Dolomites, lush... 
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Amazing Albania

2 x 43'

Producer: Loupe Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Shrouded by prejudice and entwined with horror stories about archaic customary laws, Albania lies like a white spot on the map of southeastern Europe.

Shaken by wars and decades of isolation from the outside world, it is home to warm people and incredible natural treasures. Here visitors will find splendid lakelands, unspoiled coastlines and breathtaking highlands. The two episodes show the unknown and unspoiled regions and the traditions with vibrant places of culture and the people they... 
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Producer: Westend Film & TV Produktion 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Where the sky is wide lies America’s forgotten heart. Here one can find all the beauty of the continent and the soul of those who live here. With long-rider and survival expert ‘Hawk’ and cinema actress Marie Bäumer we cross the country on unspoiled trails all the way from the Mexican to the Canadian border, from the Canyons in the Southwest over the giant mountain massif of the Rocky Mountains up to the Great Plains in the North. Crossing eight states, 4000 miles on horseback, Marie and Hawk... 
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Producer: Riverside Film 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

For centuries travelers and immigrants alike have been longing for the American West Coast. A destination synonymous with breathtaking nature, human creativity, technological innovation and free thinking. We search for clues of the success and the fascination of the American West Coast. Why is there such a density of human creativity, free thinking and technological progress? Is the beauty of the magnificent nature an essential component of the inspiration and the optimism of the people who... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English 

The Antarctic region is undoubtedly one of the most remote and inhospitable, yet one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world. This documentary takes us on a journey to the stormy isolated islands of the Southern Ocean. Seals, penguins, seabirds and numerous other animals live and breed in this hostile environment and harsh climate. Only by an icebreaker can we reach the remote coasts of the Antarctic continent where Emperor Penguins defy the life-threatening environment of the vast ice... 
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Producer: COM4HD 

Produced: 2009      Format: HD

Languages: English, French 

What to do with works of art and cultural goods that have come to our days to preserve them and be able to leave them as inheritance to future generations?

New factors of risk, such as atmospheric pollution, acid rain, chemical products and new pollutant materials put in risk their health and force to develop and apply the most modern methods and technology in order to stabilize these "patients", treat and restore them so they will last for centuries. From archaic documents, medieval... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Autumn – the only season in which life and death, partings and new beginnings are so close together. A time for goodbyes as the world is preparing for the cold season. For the last time this year, nature puts on its most colorful show and offers up its bounty. The plentiful abundance of food is urgently needed now, as winter with all its hardships lurks just around the corner and a race against time begins. Abundant visuals of the glorious autumn colors and unusual stories about the animals’... 
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Producer: Along Mekong Productions 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

The Ayeyarwady is crossing the entire country from North to South, from the foothills of the Himalayas to the Andaman Sea. It winds through narrow gorges and wide plains. The river passes almost all of Myanmar's landmarks. Most of the country's cultural treasures are situated on its shores. The pagodas of Bagan, the ancient capitals of Amarapura and Mandaley are just a few to mention. Ancient history, ethnic diversity, Buddhism, the magnificent landscapes of Myanmar - all this is reflected in... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film AG 

Produced: 2011      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

They steal handbags, open cars and have no respect for humans. The last baboons of the Table Mountain region have become a real plague.

The resident population is split into sympathetic protectors and fierce opponents. The animals are deliberately run over by cars, shot and poisoned. The days of the last baboons at the Cape seem to be numbered.

According to scientists the baboons have to relearn that humans are a threat in order to survive. Thus a special force has been recruited from the... 
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Back to Nature

1 x 52'

Producer: Nomades TV 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: English, French 

We are in a secret spot in China: Giant Panda Valley. Here, after many months of preparation, a group of pandas are about to be released into the wild, thanks to Eric Bairao Ruivo. He runs Beauval Nature – a foundation devoted to re-introducing rare or endangered species into the wild around the globe. As we follow Eric on his mission around the world, we get an insight into the work of the conservationist. His next stop: Gabon, the gorilla territory, where a one-of-a-kind project takes care of... 
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Band of Bears

1 x 90' or 2 x 45'

Producer: doclights GmbH / NDR Naturfilm (Germany) 

Produced: 2015      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

High up in Europe’s north lies the kingdom of the brown bears: hidden in the forests of Finland, Sweden and Norway, many thousands of bears live to this day. In the middle of winter, when outside, veritable tons of snow blanket their caves, the females give birth to their cubs. For months, the bear cubs remain close to their mother and are warmed and suckled, before the triplets begin to discover their world outside of the cave. Together with the three cubs – the "band of bears" – this... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

What happens when an animal perishes in the depth of the forest? Who clears up the remains? Why aren’t we surrounded by carcasses? After all, death is a constant and universal visitor …

Science is on the trail of a macabre challenge: to dissect in detail what happens to dead animals in the wild. Every death means life for zillions of other living organisms: it is the initiator of a complex cycle we all depend upon. But despite its importance, we know relatively little about the animals that... 
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Battle For Blood

1 x 52’

Producer: ECO Media 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

There is a shortage of millions of liters of donated blood in the world. The elixir of life is in short supply. Scandals around contaminated blood donations have made many people feel uneasy. In addition, the ageing society is facing inevitable challenges: in the long run, there won’t be enough young donors to provide blood for more and more elderly in need of transfusion. Scientists and health professionals are desperate to get a grip of the situation, in various ways. While some clinics... 
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Producer: Jürgen Eichinger Film 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

After an unusual mass reproduction of bark beetles in the nineties, thousands hectares of old spruce forest were destroyed. Soon after, a new, healthier forest started to grow – a new primeval forest. Within a few years, in place of the former monoculture, a diverse forest developed, rich in spruces, ashes, beech and fir trees. Naturally, this diversity has in turn attracted new animal and plant species. Even lynx and otters returned and made Bavaria their home again.

The film presents the... 
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Producer: Angelika Sigl, TEXT+BILD Medienproduktion (Germany) 

Produced: 2013      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

These child prodigies of the animal kingdom have feathers and beaks – and very special skills!

The Keas of New Zealand are the only parrots that live in snowy mountain areas. They like testing their brains, solving puzzles and challenging tourists: they unscrew bottle-tops, dismantle windscreen wiper blades and tear open rucksacks. They seem so determined you’d think they have an understanding of physics and mechanics! Thousands of miles northwards, in New Caledonia, other birds have... 
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Beary Tales

1 x 52'

Producer: Text + Bild Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Bears are something exceptional these days. There are only a few regions in Europe, like the Carpathian Mountains or the High Tatras, where they can still be found in the wild.

Vaclav Chaloupek is a well-known wildlife photographer and filmmaker. He lives in the Bohemian Forest, where he is always accompanied by one wild animal friend or another. When his friend, the forest ranger, shows up with bear orphans, one thing is clear right from the start: Vaclav will become their new mother, take... 
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Beasts and Witches

4 x 52' or 4 x 43' or 1 x 90' or 1 x 52'

Producer: Nomades TV 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, French 

We’ve all developed our imagination by reading the fairy tales of our childhood, which have shaped humans’ fears and beliefs for centuries. Through the ages we have been frightened by the screech of the owl and have feared the evil powers of toads and witches. Animals become the victims of our fears. Why not challenge those beliefs? Mixing animation (drawings by John Howe, Artistic Director of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit) and wildlife images, this series will give these badmouthed... 
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Producer: Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2013
      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Ludwig van Beethoven’s work is legendary – and already was while he was still alive. He is famous around the world, and yet little is known about the conditions under which his music was composed. One thing is certain: he composed most of his masterpieces AFTER the onset of his deafness. When he composed his famous 9th symphony, he wasn’t able to hear a thing! A deaf composer? How is that possible?

Almost 200 years after Beethoven’s death, “The Beethoven Files” casts light of one of the... 
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Producer: Paolo Volponi 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English 

'Biebrza – The European Amazon' is a poetic film about the four seasons of the River Biebrza’s wildlife. Protected by the biggest national park in Poland, the Biebrza River and its wetlands are some of the most important nature refuges in Europe. From spring to winter, from the arrival of the migrating geese to a sad scene of a sea eagle devouring an elk killed by the cold, this film shows the secret life of Biebrza Valley’s animals. A unique story about the fates of its characters – mammals,... 
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Producer: Längengrad Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Scattered around the coasts of the world are ticking time bombs, so far virtually unknown to the public; 6,300 wrecks, sunk in the Second World War, have been rusting away in the sea for over 70 years. The threat they pose goes way beyond all the oil spill catastrophes ever experienced. In 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground off Alaska, polluting the coast with 37,000 tonnes of leaked crude oil. That’s just a fraction of what’s assumed to lie in the wartime wrecks. Researchers estimate... 
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Blue Whisper

1 x 52'

Producer: Tesche Dokumentarfilmproduktion (Germany) 

Produced: 2013      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

"Blue Whisper" immerges into the ocean's fascinating underwater world and gets to the bottom of a widely unexplored field of underwater science: The communication amongst fish.
The 3D-Documentary accompanies a team of specialists to overwhelmingly beautiful coral reefs, ancient shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea and sunken submarines that are clouded in secrecy, to explore the versatile forms of underwater communication.
What language do fish use? Do they make sounds? Do they have a body... 
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The Borderless Sky

5 x 52', 90'

Producer: Taglicht Media 

Produced: 2017      Format: 4K

Languages: English, German, French  

This is the story of a handful of dreamers, artists and scientists who, in a world of turmoil, point to the night sky for answers, hope and peace. Armed with hi-tech cameras, telescopes and camping equipment, these intrepid visionaries brave the elements, extreme climates, and dangers both natural and man-made. They are on a mission to gather spectacular images and to spread the word that peace and understanding between cultures and countries can be ours if we only look up to the one roof that... 
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Producer: Alas Cinemafografia 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: English 

The Canary Islands were born in the depths of the ocean. Forged by fire and sculpted by winds and waves, this volcanic land offers landscapes of colossal force and almost unreal beauty. A legacy of lava and ash stamps the whole of the archipelago with a unique character. Yet, this reign of fire has been conquered by life: the islands have become a refuge to legendary marine giants, countless invertebrate fauna species and a plenitude of resilient plants, many of which you won’t find anywhere... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film AG 

Produced: 2010      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

A library on four legs – the world's only existing Camel Library is located in Northern Kenya. The heavily loaded caravan of camels are routinely carrying books through the rough savannah. In the villages these tenacious desert ships are wishfully awaited by the people of the nomadic Muslim tribes. Especially the children are excitedly turning pages of school books, novels and comics.

However, 400 kilometers outside of the capital city of Nairobi the local librarians are still struggling... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film AG 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

Blossoming fruit trees, colourful meadows, buzzing bees and luscious fruit – traditional orchards are like natural oases in our modern-day agricultural landscape. This vibrant testimony to a traditional farming culture is an invaluable enhancement for nature. The traditional orchard is a natural habitat for numerous rare grasses and herbs which in turn attract the most diverse animal species – from foxes to butterflies and even the common redstart, it’s swarming with wildlife. At the same time,... 
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Producer: Berlin Producers, Kensington, preTV 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

What if the greatest high-performance athletes – present and past – could compete against each other on a level playing field? If competitive conditions were equalized, would today's stars come out on top? Or would they be beaten by the heroes of the past? In the original one-hour documentary, 'The Equalizer', we set out to reveal the answer. What that program did for summer sports, 'Champions vs. Legends' does for athletic events on ice and snow. For events that span skiing, bobsledding, speed... 
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Producer: Fruitmarket Kultur & Medien 

Produced: 2010      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Chandani wants to become a mahout. Her father has no son to pass on the family knowledge, so he gives her responsibility for the young elephant Kandula. Being the first girl in a male profession, everyone doubts her abilities. Only the ranger Mohammed supports her. He shows her the world of wild elephants. Here they save an elephant baby from its certain death. Strengthened by this experience Chandani progresses tremendously in the work with her little elephant Kandula. As the first female in... 
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Charlemagne

3 x 52', 1 x 90', 1 x 120'

Producer: taglicht media, preTV 

Produced: 2013      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

The big budget docudrama ‘Charlemagne’ recounts the dramatic, violent and bawdy life of the Middle Ages’ most important Emperor Charlemagne, aka Charles the Great, featuring elaborate battle scenes with hundreds of extras and excursions into the emperor’s most private life.

The most powerful man in Europe at the time carved out an empire which comprised almost all of modern Europe and whose legacy reaches into our very day. Using the very latest in modern research, the film combines vivid... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film AG 

Produced: 2010      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Protection measures and 20 years of prohibition of the ivory trade are making an impact: Almost all countries in Africa are reporting a rise in elephant numbers. In the past two decades, the population of these grey giants doubled to over 30.000, alone in the Safari-Paradise of Kenya. At the same time the population of humans is growing. Conflicts between both are unavoidable and the survival of the biggest land mammal is again endangered.

Conservationists are researching new methods to... 
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Producer: Bilderfest 

Produced: 2017      Format: 4K

Languages: German, English 

The Yak is no ordinary cattle. Thanks to the Yak, men were able to settle down in the vast Qinghai Plateau andthe neighbouring territories. Without the Yak, a whole area of two millions square kilometres would be inhabitable.

Consequently, the Yak is the most important cattle in Central Asia. This is the story about the journey of one German and several Chinese scientists to find the last Wild Yaks in China. Their goal: to save a rare species and to learn how to use modern cattle industry in... 
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Producer: k22 Film & Entertainment 

Produced: 2015      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Get slimmer by eating chocolate - how scientific studies will make us believe the stupidest things!

Day in day out we are bombarded by all kinds of promises on how to lose weight, almost all of which fail to deliver. Of the millions of dieters, only a handful will have long-term success, and yet there are countless studies claiming the opposite.

Leading weight loss companies happily confront dieters with the scientifically backed claim that failing a diet would be their own fault. After... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film AG 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

Winter casts a very special, magical spell. It’s a time for traditions and customs: snowmen come to life, Santas wander through brightly-lit Christmas markets, much to the delight of the children.

But indigenous animal life pays no heed to this human idyll. For them, winter is a time of austerity. Squirrels, boars and lynx all have their own strategy for surviving the winter. But despite an amazing ability to adapt, the fight for survival is hard – and can often only be won with the help of... 
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Producer: Text + Bild Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

Birds of prey make some of the most impressive appearances in the sky. Eagles, falcons and hawks are most known. However, they aren’t the typical hunters circling around fields and grasslands: it is kites and harriers – the lightest of all birds of prey – that are the most fascinating. With their acrobatic aerial plays, they look for partners for the next breeding season. And sliding calmly over open areas, they go hunting. Human-made changes in the landscapes, and hence the declining numbers... 
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Circus Stories

5 x 43'

Producer: Matthey Film 

Produced: 2011      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

What is the secret of communication between man and animal and especially the close relationship between a wild animal and a dedicated trainer? For the first time ever we show amazing and amusing experiments: how do elephants react, when they see themselves in a giant mirror, lions and tigers compete in an intricate food box experiment, and sea lions reveal their incredible balancing capacities – in super slow motion... Elegant horses, nervous zebras and clever donkeys as well as dogs and cats... 
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Producer: Filmquadrat.dok 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

Cities by the sea are gateways to the world. They are all intrinsically defined by their position by the sea and consequently by an openness to the world, a spirit of discovery and a desire for adventure. The geo-strategic location of these cities has turned them into chess figures of changing political powers and systems, into transit locations of dreamers and migrants, and into melting pots of people from different backgrounds and cultures. And the endlessness of their offshore waters has... 
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Producer: Blue Planet Film 

Produced: 2012      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Beautiful landscapes, living tradition, welcoming people – this is Ireland with its beautiful coastline. One thousand miles of impressive cliffs, natural beauty, long-living traditions and Irish lifestyle. Follow us around the island and discover the five different coastal areas of Ireland!

Thunderously the massive waters of the Atlantic surge against the rocks of the Irish coast. Those cliffs are among the highest in Europe. Wind and waves formed the "Emerald Isle". Just one quarter the... 
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Producer: Längengrad Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

Is it the latest gene scandal or a blessing for medicine and agriculture? CRISPR is a new tool in the gene laboratory which allows scientists to change the genetic material of all living organisms with great precision. Researchers are developing therapies for diseases regarded until now as incurable; plants with new characteristics are being created. But at the same time the designer baby is also suddenly within reach. How far should medicine or agriculture be allowed to go? The film looks for... 
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Producer: Taglicht Media 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Each year, like Viking boats or the ships of the Hanseatic League before them, a new kind of crusaders approach coastal landscapes of the Baltic Sea. They cruise the sea to discover the roots of European civilization. Since the end of the Cold War and the opening up of Eastern Europe, more and more tourists have embarked on long cruises through the Baltic Sea, one of the youngest seas on the globe - created after the last ice age. They are fascinated by well-preserved city castles, picturesque... 
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Producer: Text + Bild Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

It’s no news that cuckoos are brood parasites: they lay their eggs into the nests of other bird species – a clever trick that spares the rearing of own offspring. Some even go as far as to kill the other chicks in the nest. But why do other parent birds let this happen? Are they too stupid? Too inept? Or simply clueless? Admittedly, cuckoo’s eggs do look deceptively genuine. But the cuckoo chick? Not even remotely! It quickly grows into a giant that looks nothing like its new family. So why... 
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Cuisine Royale

14 x 26'

Producer: Berlin Producers 

Produced: 2014 - 2018      Format: HD

Languages: German, French, English 

A culinary lifestyle show with a royal difference. In stately homes and royal palaces we will learn about the fine tradition and glamour of the most distinguished kitchens and dining tables around the world.

Episodes available:

Italy - Piedmont (Castle San Martino Alfieri)
France - Loire (Château du Lude)
Germany - Bavaria (Thurn & Taxis, St. Emmeram Palace)
Denmark - Langeland Island (Tranekær Castle)
Austria - Styria (Riegersburg Castle)
UK - Northumberland (Chillingham... 
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The Danube

4 x 45'

Producer: Filmquadrat.dok 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

The Danube - a truly European river. With its 2888 kilometres from its source in the Black Forest to its mouth in the Black Sea, the Danube connects ten countries with very different cultures. The Danube is therefore not only the second longest European river after the Volga, but also the most international river in the world. It was and is one of the most important trade routes in Europe and forms the lifeline for many people. On its way it flows through spectacular landscapes, from the karst... 
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Producer: ECO Media 

Produced: 2013      Format: HD

Languages: English, Spanish, Arabic 

Red Bull spends billions on publicity: Felix Baumgartner, the stratosphere jumper, Sebastian Vettel, the Formula One champion, the wing suit artists. Red Bull promises to give you wings. The world of Red Bull is: higher, faster, and more extreme! Thousands of advertising clips are spread via internet among the young target group. Everything is supposed to be possible. A dangerous fake!

Spectacular accidents are a part of Red Bull advertising. On the company's websites, the audience usually... 
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Producer: Text + Bild Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Half a century ago the German Duke Carl von Württemberg purchased a 55.000-hectare parcel of land in the Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. He baptized his holdings after his native Black Forest, "Darkwoods", and managed the forests in the lonely region sustainably. Until today the barely accessible mountain ranges are home to rare mountain caribou, grizzly bears and wolves as well as special birds. Just a few years ago now, the area returned to Canadian ownership – bought by the... 
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Producer: sagamedia 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

We live in the age of cities. New roads, buildings and urban sprawl eat up natural habitats, sending plant and animal populations in worrying decline. How does nature react to this loss of biodiversity? Could cities also harbour a possible solution? Could they turn into incubators for nature to develop never-before-seen and fast responses to human encroachment?

New gene research provides unexpected insights into Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. Our film accompanies teams of researchers from... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

They’re small, cute and rather special – rock hyraxes, also known as dassies. Visitors of the South African coastline marvel at their heart-stopping capers among the rocks, cheerfully ignoring the plunging chasms below. They may look like groundhogs, but their closest taxonomic relatives are actually the elephant and the manatee. And that’s not the only odd thing about them.

Dassies are distinctly sociable – in their mostly harmonious family life, of course, but also in squabbles among... 
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Days of Summer

1 x 52’

Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2017-2019      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Long days, plenty of food, idleness and la Dolce Vita – for us, this is what summer is all about. But nature can’t afford to take a holiday. On the contrary, the long hours of sunshine demand peak performance all round. Animals and plants must use these warm and heady days to grow and reproduce.
In opulent images, the film reveals how the plant and animal worlds deal with the challenges of summer. An abundance of warmth, light and food should ideally make for a carefree time. But the... 
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Producer: Berlin Producers 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

"Digital Africa" is a documentary journey that is turning the old-fashioned picture of Africa. It's a trip through a continent with glass-fiber internet access and a creative start-up scene that comes up with technical ideas, useful across the world. The film accompanies Geraldine de Bastion (re:publica curator and founder of Global Innovation Gathering) on a journey to Kenya, Rwanda and Ghana. She discovers digital inventions and innovations, meets creators and pioneers, and experiences the... 
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Producer: Leonardo Film 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

Several thousand years ago, humans and dogs made an emotional pact that is still unbroken. Whether they’re hunting, sledging or herding, dogs have followed humans to every corner of the world, from des- erts and jungles to lands that are frozen.
The dog is a symbol of true friendship and boundless loyalty. Yet only recently have we started to really understand the lives of our beloved dogs. So what do we really know about our four-legged friends? ‘Dogs & Us – The Secret of a Friendship’ tells... 
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Producer: Text + Bild Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

They’ve given up the wonderful art of flying. Or was it an art they never possessed? The brain structure and anatomy of flightless birds indicate that they descended from "flyers" – so, why don’t they fly? Often weighing around 200 kg, over 2 meters tall and capable of reaching speeds of 70 km / h – these runners have secrets!

The largest bird in the world lives (and runs around) in Africa: the ostrich. Its slightly smaller colleague, the emu, conquered Australia. And hanging out with him... 
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The Equalizer

1 x 52'

Producer: Berlin producers, Kensington Communications 

Produced: 2015 - 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

“The Equalizer” explores the science of sport and for the first time ever pits record-setting athletes of today against legends of the past. World-class champions Andre De Grasse, Sarah Hammer, Adam van Koeverden, Paul Biedermann and Christina Obergföll determine whether technology gives them an edge.

Every year, elite athletes go higher, faster, farther, setting new world records. Are today’s world record holders really better than the superstars of the past? Or do they get their edge from... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film AG 

Produced: 2014 - 2019      Format: HD

Languages: English 

This series of short documentaries explores the world’s most fascinating places. It focuses on breathtaking landscapes, intriguing animal behavior and impressive encounters with the human inhabitants.

Season one:

Fascinating Andes
Fascinating Madagascar – The Wild West Coast
Fascinating Madagascar – The Forests of the Northeast
Fascinating Madagascar – The Multifaceted Inland
Fascinating Black Forest
Fascinating South America – From Pantanal to the Iguacu Waterfalls
Fascinating... 
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Producer: ECO Media 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

Fidel Castro has outlived generations of US presidents, Soviet General Secretaries, CIA directors, and would-be assassins. The Cuban revolutionary was in power for decades, longer than any other chief of state or government. He is a living legend, admired and hated. Yet, the man behind the mask of the revolutionary leader is largely unknown. Who is Fidel Castro really? How can one explain his force of will? What is he proud of? What contributes to his sex appeal? How are his rigidity and... 
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Producer: Leonardo Film 

Produced: 2015      Format: 4K

Languages: English 

The world’s supply for food becomes more and more imbalanced. One billion people are starving and every second a child dies of hunger and its consequences. At the same time the world’s food production is at its peak level, and the demand for meat is growing not only in the industrial world. How can it be that up to 30% of the world’s harvest is ruined by plant diseases and pests and less than half our harvest ends up on our plate? This film reveals the causes and impacts of this imbalance and... 
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Producer: FrickeFilmproduktion 

Produced: 2011      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

Sir Hubert Wilkins was one of the most successful polar explorers of all times. In 1931 his Nautilus Expedition, for the first time in history, undertook the daring attempt to reach the North Pole by submarine. The documentary recounts the adventurous journey of an obsessed explorer who devoted his entire life to the exploration and research of the polar region. 70 Years later we accompany oceanographer Hans Fricke on his search for the wreck of the Nautilus. With a wealth of historical... 
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Producer: Berlin Producers, preTV 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

He was one of the 19th century's most important revolutionaries, an architect of Italian unity and a popular ladies' man: Giuseppe Garibaldi. He was also a democrat who lived in a Marxist utopia but served the Italian king. He was a man who lived a life of exaggerated pathos, yet implemented tangible political measures; a man loved by the people despite his orders to open fire on farmers. Throughout his life, he proclaimed his great love for his first wife, yet remained a serial womanizer.... 
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Producer: Marquardt Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

In the little Filipino village of Oslob on the Cebu Island, people suffer from typhoons and overfishing. Until the world’s biggest fish and the Internet change everything.

Fisherman Zosimo’s dearest wish is for his children to graduate from high school one day. Yet the chance that this wish will come true is tiny, since at times Zosimo doesn’t even manage to feed the family. Typhoons and overfishing make the lives of Oslob fishermen difficult.

With one fish, the people of the village... 
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Producer: COM4HD (Spain) 

Produced: 2011      Format: HD

Languages: English 

GIANTS WITH MUD FEET joins the race against time for a group of American and European scientists as they struggle to save the plight of the proud, towering elm tree from its tiny and terrible enemy.

DUTCH ELM DISEASE is a disease caused by a fungus, which is spread by the elm bark beetle. Although believed to be originally native to Asia, the disease has been accidentally introduced into America and Europe, where it has devastated native populations of elms which had not had the opportunity... 
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Producer: prospera Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2016      Format: 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

The five-part documentary series is a journey through the Islamic World. It begins at the gardens of the Persian Empire, travels on to the green oases of the Indian subcontinent, North Africa and Southern Spain, before closing with an eye to the future in the Gulf States. The gardens are a vehicle for getting to know and to understand an entire cultural area in all its distinctiveness. The documentary is aimed towards an audience interested in travelling and culture, but is also for those who... 
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Producer: Taglicht Media 

Produced: 2008      Format: SD

Languages: English, German 

'Globalicious' is a television format that combines elements from informative broadcasts, travelogues and cooking shows in an entertaining way. Each episode focuses on the typical na-tional dish of a particular continent or culture: American hamburgers, Italian pizza, Japanese sushi, or the falafel of Israel and the Arab countries – these dishes shed light on the kitchens and pantries of the globalized world.

Using the ingredients and preparation methods of a given dish as a starting point,... 
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Producer: Altayfilm 

Produced: 2021      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

The Great bustard is the Dodo of our time. In many regions the threatened species is dwindling towards extinction. A handful of unswerving enthusiasts - none of them professionals in conservation - are struggling to rescue the heaviest of all flying birds from that fate. Their mission? Nothing less than to reverse extinction, despite it knocking at the door. Together with scientists they started an unprecedented rescue initiative, setting up special protection areas and gradually renaturalising... 
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Producer: Altayfilm 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

Squirrels are among the most widely known and recognized mammals. In many parts of the world they gladly join us for our lunches in city parks, amaze us with their acrobatics and entertain our children as cartoons on TV. Squirrels live in an extraordinarily diverse range of habitats. Some can fly, some can swim, some live in trees or underground, others love icy wastelands or burning hot deserts. But don’t let their cuteness fool you! They may be small, but squirrels are one of the most... 
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Producer: Celluloid Fabrik 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Modern veganism is the new lifestyle of the young, healthy generation. Gourmet restaurants serve vegan haute cuisine, vegan supermarkets open up, recipes for vegan cakes flood the Internet. However, veganism is also a new, money-making area for research and business. Countless ways of replacing milk, cheese, eggs and sausage enter the market. But are these substitutes from the laboratory really a better choice?

Few people realize that the manufacturing process involves biotechnology and... 
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Producer: History Media 

Produced: 2011      Format: SD

Languages: English, German 

These reels of film were missing for decades. Nobody guessed that Hitler's second-in- command had a secret passion. Films from his private collection show him in his favourite role –at the height of his power midst the cheering masses: Hermann Goring's reception in Austria in May 1938.

For a long time he was Hitler's closest confidant. As commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe Goring created a powerful weapon. Hitler and Goring – their careers were closely entwined. How far do they follow... 
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Producer: in one media 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

At the end of 2018, great news went around the world: the number of mountain gorillas living in the wild has risen to more than 1000! A rare story of success in the protection of endangered species.

But this success is bringing about new challenges. The last remaining mountain gorillas on earth live in only two habitats in Eastern Africa: On the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes between Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in the Bwindi Forest in Uganda. Two small, green... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English 

The Black Forest of Germany

Breathtaking scenery and a wealth of fauna – Germany’s wild and pristine mountain range has much more to offer than just traditional costumes and cuckoo clocks. The Black Forest is one of the most idyllic wildernesses in the heart of Europe.

The Vosges Mountains in France

The Vosges is a multifaceted low mountain region bursting with life in the summer months. Deer and hedgehogs abound in the forests and stork nests adorn the roofs of the picturesque... 
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Producer: Taglicht Media 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

NEW SEASON! See also Season 1: Greece! The Islands

From lush green forests to snow-capped mountains, from towering cliffs to bare sandbars, Greece is a land of a natural beauty rivalled only by its historic relevance. It has seen Europe’s earliest civilizations, its philosophical founders and its decisive battles. Spectacular aerial images of this unique part of Europe show scenic bays, breath-taking mountains, wild river deltas, picturesque villages and monasteries. The landscapes we see... 
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Greece! The Islands

5 x 52' / 10 x 26'

Producer: Taglicht Media 

Produced: 2013      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

From lush green forests to snow-capped mountains, from towering cliffs to bare sandbars, the Greek islands are a land of unmatched natural beauty. The islands also have seen Europe’s earliest civilizations, its philosophical founders and its greatest battles. State-of-the-art aerial filming technology takes the audience to hidden coves, volcano craters, and whitewashed monasteries. On the ground olive-farmers, monks, shepherds, ferrymen and sculptors - ordinary people living in exceptional... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: German, English, French 

non-hosted version

Imagine you are a bear. Strong, wild, confident. As a bear, you are a loner, an original, a character. Unless you are a mother, your life is solitary. One of the few places where grizzly bears still roam free is the National Parks of Alaska. Here, the bruin walks in the secure knowledge that the most dangerous creature in his world is himself. As a bear, there is nothing to fear except hunger, disease – and other bears. Food, safety, sex and fear are the driving... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2018      Format: 4K

Languages: German, English, French 

Grizzly bears – up to 2.5 metres tall with top weights of 550 kilos, equipped with sharp claws and predators’ jaws to match. We’ve all heard stories of aggressive bear attacks and close encounters … but what are brown bears really like? Renowned bear biologist Chris Morgan is passionate about uncovering their true nature and has studied them for years. In this stunning two-part documentary, Chris is on the trail of the brown bears on the Katmai Coast in Alaska, where he can get closer to them... 
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Producer: Werwiewas Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2010      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Perfect lawns fascinate people around the world and adresses human passion since the 18th century. How natural, however, is this phenomenon, that has to be preserved from heat and wild herbs constantly? In which aspect does the pursuit of the perfect green monoculture reflect our relationship to nature?

From highly specialized sod farmers, to geneticists devoted to the perfect seed mixture, golf course managers, lawn mower collectors, producers of artificial grass and even people who risk... 
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Handmade

5 x 26'

Producer: Berlin producers 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

Whether it’s making your own shoes, soap or urban gardening, this series travels all over Europe to discover the weird, wonderful and flourishing trend of ‘do it yourself’. We are meeting the most eccentric and creative characters from London, Marseille, Stockholm, Turin, Berlin, Istanbul, Thessaloniki, Belgrade, Bilbao and Ghent and help them DIY a new something every episode.

The series also questions our growing dependency on industrially mass produced goods and finds out how easy it is... 
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Producer: Marquardt Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

As a manatee, one has to be extremely unlucky to be given a name. The young Hamilton is a living example of this.

600 kilos of pure friendliness – a sea cow, or manatee, is not exactly a paragon of beauty. However, they are without doubt the friendliest giants that inhabit the crystal waters of Florida’s rivers and shores. They spend most of the daytime eating water plants. Females selflessly care for the young – of others as much as their own. Aggression is completely alien to these... 
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Producer: Neue Celluloid Fabrik 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Their lifestyle is considered ancient, but pastoralist people contribute in many ways to the preservation of ecosystems and to food security worldwide. Their way of life is one of the oldest we know of, yet from an ecological aspect it points towards the future.

In a five-part documentary series, Mark Michel and his team visit five pastoral communities around the world. Whether in Brandenburg in Germany, in the high mountains of Kyrgyzstan, the dry savannahs of Uganda, in the semi-deserts of... 
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Producer: Taglicht Media 

Produced: 2005      Format: SD

Languages: English, German 

Adolf Hitler's megalomania knew no limits: from the very outbreak of war, his strategists were forging plans to attack the USA. The most daring of these plans involved German fighter planes crashing into Manhattan's skyscrapers as living bombs. Hitler understood the enormous symbolic power of Manhattan’s skyscrapers. He was convinced suicide bombing would have a devastating psychological impact on the American superpower and with this plan, the National Socialist regime hoped to turn the tide... 
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Producer: Blue Planet Film 

Produced: 2013      Format: HD

Languages: English, German (43'), French (43') 

The Namib, one of the most hostile deserts on Earth. Without a firm survival strategy, no living soul will make it here. Yet, surprisingly, some species have adapted their lifestyles to these extreme conditions: chameleons, beetles, snakes and mammals are all at home here.

The film follows a family of desert elephants that has also adapted to this habitat. Their bigger ears, which allow cooling down more effectively, as well as wide feet for walking the loose sands, distinguish them from... 
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Producer: Jürgen Eichinger Film 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Birds of prey are symbols of power, speed and splendour. In fact, there are very few species in the animal kingdom that can be described in as many superlatives. Their amazing use of different senses, their incredible feats of flight as well as their multitude of different hunting strategies are simply astounding. Hawks, buzzards and eagles have conquered every habitat on earth - from the dry arid south, to the cool and moist river valleys, to the coasts of Norway, all the way up to the sparse... 
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Producer: Text + Bild Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German 

In May 2016, the renowned elephant researcher Ian Redmond is unexpectedly attacked by an angry elephant in the middle of a Kenyan mountain forest. He survives and his injuries mostly heal. But what remains is the question: Why did the matriarch he calls Kali attack him?

Since the 1980s, Ian Redmond has been researching an unusual and endangered elephant population in the Mount Elgon area. This population, of which the matriarch Kali is a member, consists of savannah elephants that have... 
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Producer: Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

She is the most radical and controversial artist of the 20th century – Leni Riefenstahl. He is the inventor of the mountain film, camera designer and film avant-gardist of the 20s – Arnold Fanck. In May 1932, both board a ship and depart on a five-month filmmaking voyage to Greenland. Their mission is the first ever German-American feature film production: ‘SOS Iceberg.’ It’s the hitherto riskiest and most expensive film project in history.

In the double biography ‘Ice Cold Passion - Leni... 
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Producer: Längengrad Filmproduktion, Seppia 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

Between the Black Forest and the Vosges it’s not only the Rhine that flows slowly northwards but also another waterway, hidden from view. The largest groundwater reservoir in Europe forms an underground river in the Upper Rhine Valley, which gives rise to wetlands of unique beauty – home to rare animals and plants. Underwater cameraman Serge Dumont, whose work has won numerous awards, has captured this unknown world in breathtaking sequences. He gets closer to the inhabitants of this biotope... 
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Iron Heart

1 x 52'

Producer: Leonardo Film, Images of Adventure 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

At the age of 38 Elmar Sprink's heart suddenly stopped. Resuscitation, intensive care unit and the life-saving heart transplant. On average, a heart transplant beats for 10 years. Elmar is making every effort to extend this period. He trained hard and took part in an IRONMAN competition already one year after the surgery. A medical sensation: New nerve cells grow around the foreign organ - a phenomenon that's never been observed in an adult heart recipient. The film will meet leading cardiac... 
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Producer: Light & Shadow 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

Europe’s biggest industrial area turns green! For more than 150 years the Ruhr Area was not only the heart of Germany's economy, but also Europe's most extensive industrial zone. Mines, steelworks and chemical industries dominated the region. River systems collapsed and the skies were ash-grey. But over the last decades the area has been transformed. Due to the crisis in coal and steel, many industries were shut down, and huge areas were abandoned. A whole variety of animals returned to fill... 
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Islands of the Future

5 x 52', documentary & web game

Producer: Längengrad Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2015      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

The world is in an energy crisis that’s getting worse all the time. Oil and gas cost more and more. Coal is fuelling global climate change. In Europe especially, people are searching for ways of freeing themselves from the fetters of fossil fuels. And answers to this challenge are being found in the sea, off the coast of the continent – on the islands of Europe. Life here, far from the mainland and major cities, has always meant looking for means of survival. Through their history and mentality... 
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Producer: k22 Film  

Produced: 2019      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

A land of ancient lore, known as part of the ‘Cradle of Civilization’, where the technologies and belief systems were first kindled that would shape and direct world history, Israel might just hold the keys to its flourishing in the millennia to come.

In a naturally dry and unforgiving environment, resilience and perseverance were the qualities that not only allowed survival but fostered an innovative spirit that has been fundamental to life here as far back as history allows us to see.... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film AG 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Jamaica is famous as the home of reggae, Rasta, laid-back Caribbean feeling – and pushcarts. These unique and mostly home-made hand carts are the typical mode of transport seen at the island’s lively and colourful markets. And their capabilities as fruit and veg stall, mobile kitchen or miniature shoe shop are as varied as the life stories of their charismatic owners. For them, the pushcarts are not only the equipment they need for their livelihood, but also a potential way of fulfilling their... 
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Producer: berlin producers 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

"First off, I am immortal and my life motto is: it begins with me and ends with me," is how he opens one of the interviews for the film, not without a little irony.

One of the most recognisable men on the planet, Karl Lagerfeld was arguably the most famous German of our time. His ponytail and sunglasses have conquered the world. Yet, little is known about the person, about the man behind the façade that was Karl Lagerfeld. What was he like? What inspired him? And what was hiding behind those... 
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Producer: TEXT+BILD Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2015      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

There are parrots that totally break the stereotypes: the keas in New Zealand just love snow and the cold, harsh mountain climate. To survive here, these mountain parrots have developed exceptional intelligence and resourcefulness. However, for quite some time now, the mountains have been attracting humans and other animals, too – and this has opened a new playground for the birds’ intellectual abilities. They explore and investigate, they burn with curiosity and never get easily ambushed. But... 
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Producer: SNI/SI Networks L.L.C. and Taglicht Media Film & F 

Produced: 2012      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

An estimated 6.5 million bats have died in the last 6 years in North America – one of the greatest wildlife disasters in US history. KILLER IN THE CAVES follows bat-expert and Smithsonian Research Associate Dr. DeeAnn Reeder of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA and wildlife manager Greg Turner of the Pennsylvania Game Commission in their fight against the disease that is driving Little brown bats – one of the most common bat species in the Northern Eastern United states to extinction and... 
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Producer: Along Mekong Productions 

Produced: 2017      Format: 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

The Gulf Stream is the fastest, mightiest, and warmest surface current of the oceans. The warmth it transports from the tropics North equals the energy produced by one million nuclear power plants. We travel the current on research vessels, we measure it with buoys, computer animations and CGIs show its course, its role in the global ocean circulation system and for the climate of the planet. We will reveal the current's past and explore what will happen should it warm further.

How is global... 
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Producer: Contact Film 

Produced: 2011      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

The land of the Dogon is situated in the southeast of Mali. The region’s landscape is characterized by the spectacular Bandiagara escarpment; a sandstone cliff stretching from south to northeast over approximately 200 kilometers. The Dogon are best known for their religious traditions, their mask dances, wooden sculptures and their architecture. In 1989 UNESCO put both the natural and the cultural heritage of the Dogon on the World Heritage List. The past century has seen significant changes in... 
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Land of the Far North

2 x 52’ or 1 x 90'

Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German 

The polar region – where eternal light and everlasting darkness take turns to challenge all animal and plant life, making this region one of the most extreme environments on the planet.Above the arctic circle, the winter nights last for months, seemingly bringing all life to a halt and making way for bitterly cold winds to sweep the barren landscape. But at second glance, this inhospitable region is home to remarkably resilient animals and plants that have evolved to survive and even thrive in... 
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Producer: Blackbird Films Marvin Entholt 

Produced: 2013      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists the Cat Ba langur as one of the most critically endangered primates in the world. In the past, poaching was a great threat to their survival: from over 2,500 individuals in the 1960s, the population declined to mere 50 individuals today. Low reproductive output further endangers their survival. In 2000, the Cat Ba Langur Conservation Project was started. Since then, for the first time in decades the population of the langurs has increased. Former... 
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Producer: Doclights, Wild Tales Productions 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

To this day, we have been fascinated by the story. Every few years, thousands of small rodents gather in the Arctic regions, blindly following a leader to the edge of a cliff where they eventually fall into the sea, ”just as the lemmings do”. Today we know that the notion of lemmings crashing to their death is a myth perpetuated by a Disney documentary and the “suicides” were completely fabricated.

However, researches know for a fact that extreme fluctuations in lemming populations are... 
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Producer: Marquardt Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

He is by far the coolest fish on the block: armed with eighteen venomous spines, he hunts, invisible to its prey, in packs… He is multi-talented enigma - the Red Lionfish. He also has grand ambitions, spreading to new and unprepared waters: the Atlantic Ocean.
The film sheds light on uniquely fascinating behaviour and stunning abilities that let the lionfish conquer foreign waters, and by doing so threaten entire ecosystems.
With stunning visual, high-speed footage, amazing biofluorescence... 
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Producer: Westend Film & TV Produktion 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

This is the story of a woman who deserves to be placed on a par with Einstein, Heisenberg and Otto Hahn. The endowed physicist, Lise Meitner is a historical figure that was ahead of her time. As the documentary’s central conflict evolves between a modern woman and a society that only sees family as her mission, it exposes Meitner’s achievements as a scientist and as a pioneer of feminism. Yet, Meitner’s eventful life is not just an exemplary story about the disadvantages women face in... 
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Producer: Westend Film & TV Produktion 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: German, English, French 

The docudrama sheds light on the life of Lola Montez, a fighter for women’s rights, for individuality and acceptance of female power in the 19th century, an era that had no space for free and independent women. “A woman far ahead of her own time, who showed that life can be lived without conforming to rules”, as Bruce Seymour described her. Lola Montez – aka Gräfin Marie von Landsberg, aka Elisabeth Gilbert – had many names but what made her so special and alluring to virtually every single man... 
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Producer: COM4HD (Spain) 

Produced: 2008      Format: HD

Languages: English 

This bird has fascinated civilizations for centuries and thus the myth of the Phoenix was born. She has existed for ten million years and she is still here. We see it fly into a Mediterranean valley, a place baptized by the Romans as the “Divine Source”, where she creates volcanoes in order to be born again. We them fly to bring up their offspring together, flying every night to feed their grey babies, who are still covered by the ashes of the revival. Few places like this still remain because... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film AG 

Produced: 2009      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Madagascar is a country of marvels. Fantastic landscapes, bizarre flora and fauna, and people infused with a deep cultural and spiritual love for nature, which is shaped by animal legends, myths, taboos and ancestor worship.

Add to that the characteristically good temper of the inhabitants and it is little wonder that more and more ecotourists and independent travelers are being drawn to that fascinating island. 

Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

Our seasons shape the cycle of life in dramatic ways. Spring, summer, autumn or winter – every season is unique, each presenting nature with new challenges. The constant change in living conditions demands extraordinary feats from animals and plants throughout the year. And the survival strategies of the squirrel, fox and many others could hardly be more fascinating.

The film takes us on a breathtaking journey of discovery through indigenous nature: after the privations of winter, life... 
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Magical Iceland

1 x 52' or 30' Ambiance Mix

Producer: nautilusfilm GmbH – Natural History Germany 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

'Magical Iceland' explores the challenges and extraordinary strategies of some of Iceland’s most remarkable creatures. The film will reveal their lives on an island of extremes from a new, more intimate perspective and follow their struggles through the year. And we will gain a unique insight into the many faces of the island’s bizarre landscapes as they change colour through the seasons. How do animals survive in this harsh terrain? What does it take to live among glaciers, deserts and... 
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Magical Oman

2 x 52'

Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

The magic of the Orient is not a thing of the past – far from it. Even now, the Sultanate of Oman – legendary home of Sinbad the Sailor – seems like something straight out of 'Arabian Nights'. It's a country of exquisite extremes: barren desert and rough mountains meet lush green oases and a picturesque coastline. This is the land of incense, of camel races and Bedouins, traditional bazaars and mighty medieval castles – evidence of an eventful and significant trade history. Oman's climate is... 
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Producer: Längengrad Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

It is an important, yet hardly known retreat for animal and plant species and the largest heath landscape in Northwest Germany - the Senne. It provides a home for rare insects and birds, endangered amphibians and large packs of fallow deer. The fact that this natural paradise is known to only a few is due to its special history: for 130 years, large parts of the area have been used as a military training area for British and German forces. It is strictly forbidden for civilians to enter.... 
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Marco Polo Reloaded

4 x 52' or 5 x 43'

Producer: Along Mekong Productions 

Produced: 2011      Format: HD

Languages: English (4x52'), German (5x43') 

Marco Polo Reloaded re-travels the Silk Road on the tracks of its most well-known voyager: the mediaeval traveler and writer Marco Polo.
Four road movie style-documentaries imagine the past and show today's reality, in countries like Turkey, Israel, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, the Central Asian Republics and China.

The films show what is happening if one re-travels Marco Polo's journey again, 700 years after him, his book in mind ("reloaded"), overland, by means of local transport, covering... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German 

Matsalu National Park at the Baltic Sea is known for being one of Europe’s most important stopover places for migrating birds. However, few know that an exceptionally large moose colony also lives here. For most of the year, these magnificent creatures roam the open marshes in great masses. The flooded wetlands lure the moose with ideal conditions: Rich food, good visibility and no human hunters. Our story about moose starts at the time when the yearlings are chased away from their mother... 
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The Marxists

1 x 52'

Producer: Berlin Producers 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

Karl Marx was many things: philosopher, journalist, economist and historian. In many ways he was a modern renaissance man. His revolutionary ideas, though, are his legacy. They have literally changed the world. His far-reaching analyses and theories have inspired millions of people to become politically active. 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of his birthday. After the collapse of many socialist regimes Marx seemingly became less popular. But when the big financial crisis hit in 2008, his... 
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The Meadow - Paradise Lost?

1 x 44' or 1 x 90'

Producer: nautilusfilm GmbH – Natural History Germany 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

Follow us on an adventurous journey that leads you… just around the corner! What at first glance seems like an untended pasture covered with weeds is revealed through the lens of a camera as a vibrant and colourful universe: the meadow. Home to some of the most beautiful and bizarre creatures, the meadow provides the setting for their fascinating mating rituals, mysterious social interactions and the eternal circle of life and decay. We are led through the seasons by young deer as we watch them... 
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Producer: Altayfilm, Doclights 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

The Roof of Africa is home to the last of the world’s Ethiopian Wolves. They inhabit a unique place, which rises 4.000 meters into the sky. Here, sun and rain clouds battle for supremacy, icy winds twist their way through the leathery leaves of lobelia, and when the night brings frost, there is nothing that reminds you of the Africa most commonly known.

This film tells the dramatic story of Megeti, a lone wolf who lost her pack and is suddenly left to fend for herself, wandering across the... 
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Producer: Längengrad Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2019-2021      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

From the producers of Paradise Preserved, Water is Our Future and Islands of the Future comes a new series that takes us to regions that have undergone – and are still undergoing – radical change. In some places, where flora and fauna were once eradicated to make room for agriculture, industry and the extraction of raw materials, nature is coming back into its own. Landscapes are blooming with new life – because old industries have been closed down and people are recognizing the value of the... 
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Producer: Celluloid Fabrik 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

For decades, drinking milk has symbolized a healthy diet. Nutritionists around the world still advise regular consumption of dairy products. But is milk really as healthy as has been promoted? Is it an essential product at all? Or should we best avoid it completely?

What we call milk has long stopped being the natural product that many people imagine. Microbiologists, milk experts, and doctors explain the difference between traditional and industrial milk production. Today, each... 
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Producer: Text+Bild 

Produced: 2012      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

A forest that lives off fish, a white bear that is not a polar bear, and wolves that feed off the ocean… Canada’s Great Bear Rain Forest is a strange and pristine world, a land that time almost forgot.

The awe-inspiring northern coastline of British Columbia with its great fjords that rival those in Norway, is the habitat of numerous species and the scene for the amazing co-existence of wolves, ravens, salmon, bears and a mystical rainforest, whose lives are intricately intertwined…
This... 
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Producer: Nomades TV 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, French 

It was during a biodiversity survey to determine the impact of the 2004 Tsunami that a team of researchers discovered macaques on the island of Piak Nam Yai in the Andaman Sea using stone tools in order to crack open the shells of molluscs. While nut-cracking techniques are known among certain communities of great apes like chimpanzees, no example of the use of hammers had ever been observed within Old World monkeys until very recently. Primatologist Emmanuelle Grundmann sets off to discover... 
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Producer: Taglicht Media 

Produced: 2015      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

The documentary leads along the river bends of the Yellowstone National Park to unravel the mysterious disappearance of the elk. Once tens of thousands roamed the valleys, now fewer and fewer elk reach their winter grounds in the northern ranges. The film follows three researchers on their investigative journey to solve the Yellowstone puzzle: An elk biologist, a grizzly bear expert, and a specialist on the infamous lake trout – an invasive species to the National Park. With the help of... 
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Producer: Taglicht Media 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

The naked mole-rat may not be the most beautiful little mammal, but it for sure is one of the most fascinating: the almost hairless, wrinkled ‘sand puppies’ are a true scientific wonder! They are cold-blooded mammals that do not get cancer, do not feel pain and their bone structure never degrades; even 30-year-old queens have the bones of a newborn. But how do they do it?

The documentary goes on a journey to unravel the secrets of the naked mole-rat, as we follow their traces from the... 
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Producer: Text + Bild Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

Every living creature, from the tiny amoeba to the majestic blue whale, needs a suitable coat. Nature relies on ingenious materials and daring designs. From impact-resistant armor to silky soft cuddly fur. Every style of fashion seems to be allowed. But a closer look shows that all animals are bound by strict rules of clothing. Frogs or salamanders need thin, permeable skin, while crustaceans or beetles rely on hard armor. And of course: Anything that has warm blood is sensitive to cold weather... 
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Producer: nautilusfilm GmbH – Natural History Germany 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

In the ever-lasting circle of life it’s all animals' most important task to create new life to ensure the survival of the species. But as the job isn’t done with giving birth, parents need to be inventive in securing the well-being of the next generation. Dangers for the young are manifold, but so are the counter-strategies. While some fish have evolved to produce an enormous amount of quickly independent eggs to increase the survival rate, other animals like the golden eagle dedicate full... 
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Producer: History Media 

Produced: 2010      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

He was said to be the 'First European', our mystic brother out of the ice age. Nobody knows exactly, why he disappeared 30,000 years ago. It was in 1856 when the first bones of this prehistoric man where discovered in Germany. Since that time the Neanderthal is surrounded by mystery.

How much of him does still exist inside us? For more than 13 years scientists of the Max-Planck-institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig have been working on the deciphering of the Neanderthal genome. 
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Producer: EMS Films 

Produced: 2013      Format: HD

Languages: English, Dutch 

The New Wilderness is a spectacle, an ode, celebrating the stark beauty of one of Europe’s most dynamic and productive wetlands. Situated just 20 miles north-east of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Oostvaardersplassen is a unique experiment in letting nature run its course. In just 40 years, 6,000 hectares of newly drained polder have transformed into a home to some of Europe’s rarest birds including the magnificent white tailed eagle, not seen in the Netherlands since the Middle Ages; and some... 
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Producer: Taglicht Media 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Europe in crisis. One might expect social democrats to be on the brink of a golden age. 58 percent of Europeans consider themselves politically centre-left or left-wing. Is this social democracy's finest hour? A moment of glory for the European social democratic parties? In fact, it's the opposite: Europe's left suffers catastrophic election results and poll ratings. What has happened?

The documentary follows six social democratic politicians in six European countries in the search for... 
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Producer: werwiewas 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

Who owns the oceans? They are human heritage. But this could change soon. Countries with coastlines already claim huge portions of the sea. So far around 10%, absolutely legally. But this is just the beginning. Geologists are hired by those countries to prove their ownership. A scientific race has started. 'Ocean's Monopoly' is a crime-thriller starring a small group of geologists who help us to uncover the backgrounds in a global fight for territories. The results of their research decide who... 
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Producer: Nomades TV 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, French 

How did a pacifist farmer from Tennessee become the greatest American hero of the First World War? Convinced by his pastor to enlist, Alvin York ends up fighting in Argonne and receives the highest honors, such as the Medal of Honor and Croix de Guerre, for his exploits.

On the same day, not far from Argonne, the infantryman Joseph Oklahombi performs an exceptional feat of arms by taking 171 German soldiers as prisoners. Being a Native American from the Choctaw tribe in Oklahoma – who were... 
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Producer: nautilusfilm GmbH – Natural History Germany 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Intact ecosystems provide the best defense against climate change! The ecosystem of a small creek is complex and diverse – the shocking reality is that in Central Europe only one in a thousand is still intact, today.

What happened to our streams and brooks? What does the future hold?

The film ‘One in a Thousand’ portrays the diverse wildlife inside and alongside a stream, explains the importance of this habitat and identifies the sources of its destruction. A blue-chip wildlife film that... 
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Producer: Bildersturm 

Produced: 2012      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

They're charming, they lie without the slightest scruples and they are capable of manipulating their environment. Psychopaths murder and rape without regrets and can still come across as the nicest people in the world. But what is going on in their minds? That question that has been pondering neuroscientists and forensic psychiatrists to this day, is the topic of this film.
Evil fascinates us, as we can see from many examples in film, art and literature. It seems to be devoid of morals and... 
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On Thin Ice

1 x 52'

Producer: Altayfilm 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

Large areas of Arctic Russia and Siberia used to be no-go zones for decades. For the first time, our team was able to enter some of these zones to discover dramatic degradations in Siberia’s waters, soil and air. The film is highly topical, alarming and provides gripping imagery from a little known and rarely seen frontline of climate change. It features the sheer dimension of the transformations and sheds a light on serious consequences for Siberia’s native human population and wildlife.... 
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Producer: Bilderfest 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

Does the history of human evolution have to be rewritten?

For the last hundred years, the development of modern mankind was primarily explained through the so-called Out of Africa theory, claiming that the development of humans and apes happened primarily in Africa. But in recent years bone finds, much older than the earliest finds from Africa, have challenged that belief. 7.2-million-year-old remains of a prehistoric human, Graecopithecus freybergi, and 6-million-year-old human-like... 
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Producer: Längengrad Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

This series of documentaries tells the stories of five exceptional and fantastically beautiful landscapes. They represent role models for new approaches to nature conservation: working with people, not against them – that’s the maxim. Instead of banning inhabitants, businesses and tourists from these species-rich territories, some of the areas' natural resources are exploited – responsibly. And it's producing remarkably successful results! This five-part series about the fruitful collaboration... 
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Producer: City Media TV 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

Did Patrick Süskind have a true story in mind when composing his bestseller ‘Perfume: The Story of a Murderer’? This becomes one of the central questions of the documentary that tells the story of Giovanni Maria Farina. Farina was indeed the most famous perfume designer of the 18th century, the creator of ‘Eau de Cologne’ – once a unique fragrance, it has become a generic term for a certain type of perfumes. Farina’s client list was virtually the Who’s Who of the 18th and 19th centuries: Louis... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2015      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Have you ever wondered what polar bears do in the summer? Where they live when there is no ice? What they eat when they can’t hunt for seals? Do they suffer, do they thrive?

This film follows polar bears throughout a summer along Hudson Bay, unraveling the difficulties the animals face in their fight for survival at a time of plenty for all other denizens of the Arctic.

The Polar Bear is wonderfully well adapted for life in a frozen ice- and snow-covered environment. He thrives when he... 
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Portugal - Europe's Wild West

1 x 52' or 1 x 44'

Producer: Light & Shadow 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German 

Picture a land where rugged, frosty peaks drain into an array of cascading waterfalls. Where wolf packs prowl around herds of ancient wild horses, and tree-climbing carnivores keep entire forests on edge. This is a place where survival is reserved for those with the keenest senses… and the quickest draw.

This is the Wild West – Europe’s Wild West.

This captivating documentary tells the story of the continent’s remote, southwestern edge. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains to the... 
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Queen without Land

1 x 52' or 1 x 70'

Producer: Artic Light AS 

Produced: 2018      Format: 4K

Languages: English 

'Queen without Land' is an epic story about the meeting between the beautiful polar bear mother, Frost, and a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker. During a four-year journey, since their first encounter in 2013 at her Arctic home on Svalbard, Asgeir Helgestad follows her as she struggles to survive and to raise her cubs.
Rising temperatures are responsible for unforeseen changes in Frost’s ecosystem as the ice is melting at record speeds. This makes it difficult for Frost to hunt, as well as for... 
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Producer: Light & Shadow 

Produced: 2013      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

Once raccoons were brought to Germany for their fur. Today many people wish them gone. There are approximately half a million raccoons living in Germany and they are spreading throughout Europe. It all started in the first half of the last century with fur farms. Since fur produced in captivity was of lesser quality than fur from the wild, it was decided to release two gestate pairs into the forest. They came upon ideal living conditions and multiplied busily. For a long time there were no... 
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The Rhône - From the Swiss Alps to the Camargue

1 x 52' or 1 x 90' or 4 x 26'

Producer: Along Mekong Productions 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

The Rhône is one of Europe's major rivers. Its upper course characterizes the Swiss Valais, its lower course has been France’s most important north-south axis since Roman times. The Rhône arises in a glacier in the high Swiss Alps. It flows through Lake Geneva and, once it reaches France, separates the mountain ranges of the Alps and the Jura. It passes through the Lyon conurbation and shapes 300 kilometres of the Rhône Valley, light-filled and densely populated, before branching out and... 
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The Run

1 x 52'

Producer: werwiewas Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

Germany, summer 1936. All eyes are on Berlin where Nazi-Germany hosts one of the most political Olympic Games in history. Unnoticed by most, a political drama unfolds, which causes controversy up until today: the victory of the Korean marathon runner Sohn Kee-chung. It's the first ever Olympic Gold for Korea – and yet the medal officially goes to Japan. The colonial power has been ruling in Korea since 1910, a cruel period in Korea's history.

Like his fellow countrymen, Sohn has to take a... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

Most people think they know everything about cows: They stand around in fields. They eat grass, moo every now and then and of course they give milk. They are the archetypal symbols of a rural scene, of everlasting tranquility. But cows are much more than that. Cows are generally held to be peaceful and a bit stupid. However, that’s actually a big misunderstanding. Because cows have personalities, they are sensitive, able to learn and socially oriented, but also quite able to defend themselves.... 
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Producer: Doclights & NDR Naturfilm 

Produced: 2013      Format: HD

The North Sea is enigmatic. It presents itself in cool shades of grey. Yet who would have guessed that beneath the chilly waves are opulent coral gardens, courting squids, and several of the largest sea creatures on the planet?
We’ve sifted through epic piles of material from over 2.000 days of filming. The result: a unique world premiere of animal observations and spectacular specialist recordings from above and below the water.

The North Sea stands for storm floods, vast tidal landscapes,... 
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Producer: Leonardo Film 

Produced: 2012      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

Earthquake prediction is perhaps the greatest failure of modern science. Geologists use sophisticated instruments to study seismic activity but they still are nowhere near to a prediction. Some scientists have taken a different approach. Studying snakes, toads and dogs, they have noticed peculiar behaviour just days before an earthquake strikes. Could this observation help predict earthquakes in the future?

At the Nanning Earthquake Bureau in China, researchers are convinced that constantly... 
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Producer: Telekult 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

The series shows the heyday of four big department stores: Galeries Lafayette in Paris, KaDeWe in Berlin, GUM in Moscow and Macy’s in New York. They are architectural masterpieces, glamorous icons of the industrial age and mirror the cultural history of modern day. They were innovative in the way they combined an abundance of goods under one roof with a unique sales approach and presentation. The invention of the department store revolutionised retail trade by bringing a consumer’s paradise to... 
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Producer: PACIFICA Productions Ltd 

Produced: 2015      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

The documentary tells the story of three small remote atolls in the middle of the Pacific that overcame their isolation and dependence on diesel generators to become the first 100% solar-powered nation in the world, proving that it is possible to reduce the use of fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gases to a minimum.

Ironically, however, the one country that sets the example is critically affected by the emissions of the rest of the world. Tokelau belongs to the atolls in the South... 
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Producer: Berlin Producers 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French  

From Catherine the Great (1729 – 1796) up until the last Russian Empress all the ‘Russian’ Tsarinas were, in fact, German. This was not because the path of true love led them straight to Petrograd, but the result of European power play at the highest level. Splendour and Misery of the Last Tsarinas, starting with Princess Charlotte (1798 – 1860), tells the dramatic stories of these young women – torn between strategic marriages, the longing for true love and the shackles of European power... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film  

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Spring is a time of new beginnings and new life. The world is bursting with joie de vivre, and the sheer force of nature is never more tangible than during this season. In forests, fields, meadows and gardens, nature awakens from her icy grey winter sleep. The world takes on colour again.
The magic of spring in all its glory is the focus of this film. Unusual animal stories – some humorous, some dramatic – create a very special springtime feel. Upbeat, amusing and exciting, the film... 
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Producer: Planet Alive Films 

Produced: 2019      Format: HD

Languages: English 

The Mediterranean Basin is one of the planet’s most biologically rich and complex regions.
The crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa is considered to be one of Earth’s biodiversity hotspots. A vast number of both animal and plant species unique to the region live in its various habitats.
The Mediterranean Basin is located in one of the planet’s temperate zones. The subtropical climate makes it colder and wet here in winter, hot and dry in summer and mild and rainy in autumn and spring. ... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film AG 

Produced: 2015      Format: HD

Languages: German, French, English 

The little village of Rühstädt, with only 200 inhabitants, is home to Germany‘s largest colony of white storks.Every summer, nearly forty pairs of these elegant-looking birds use the rooftops of the village as their breeding ground. And every year, the popular creatures and their offspring draw some 30 000 fans from far and wide. While the remote little village community profits from the wave of bird-loving tourism, it is not without its downside: the floods of visitors block up the roads,... 
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Producer: Naturfilm Hinz 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Many animals feel at home in our gardens. Some are very popular with garden owners, others should disappear as fast as possible - above all the mole. Its famous hills, the entrances to its basement apartment complete with sleeping kettle, pantry and seemingly endlessly long corridors, adorn to the great displeasure of the gardener, the carefully tended lawn.

The film tells the story of the probably most unpopular garden dweller. Through impressive under- and overground shots the viewer gets... 
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Producer: Berlin Producers 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

Thirty-eight dead on the beach in Tunisia, a terror attack aboard a Russian holiday flight over the Sinai in Egypt, many victims of the attacks in Istanbul: Terrorists are targeting tourists. Images of these attacks still linger in peoples’ minds and are determining the holiday destinations of millions of vacationers. Quite predictably, the attacks have had a devastating effect on the southern Mediterranean countries’ tourism trade, already undermined by the conflicts and political upheaval of... 
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Producer: Luckfilm 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: English, French, German 

For a long time it had been believed to be a mythical creature, a kind of desert yeti. For decades hardly anyone had ever met a Gobi bear face to face. The extremely shy desert bears are among the world‘s rarest animals. Not more than about 30 specimen supposedly have survived in the secluded area of the Gobi desert. Mongolian scientists have now for the first time succeeded in verifying the existence of the legendary small brown bear: at a watering place near the Chinese border the bear walked... 
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Unusual World

3 x 52'

Producer: COM4HD 

Produced: 2008      Format: HD

Languages: English, Spanish 

The dominance of air has always been in the mind of men, but nature only gave the gift to flight to certain animals. Amongst these, to the insects. Thanks to their wings, the insects have conquered most parts of the planet’s diverse environment. What are the reasons for such an amazing biological success without comparison in the history of the animal world? The unpredictable morphology of the insects – some are authentic machines of war, others have fragile bodies provided with the fine and... 
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Producer: Blue Planet Film 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, French, German 

The Galapagos islands, a mystical and legendary archipelago in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, are home to one of the most unusual creatures on our planet. Once called hideous and cumbersome animals by Charles Darwin, marine iguanas have made their home famous. For billions of years they have survived on Galapagos and adapted to the islands' hostile environment. A few years ago, however, they started to die in huge numbers. Animal activists are at a loss. For the first time scientists from all... 
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Producer: Text + Bild Medienproduktion 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

In the Bohemian Forest lies the source of the Vltava River. Fed by its tributaries of the Cold and Warm Vltava, Czech Republic’s longest river starts its course meandering through the Sumava moorland, taking on the characteristic dark yellow color that makes it almost look like liquid gold. But there is even more to its epithet of the 'Golden River'. The Vltava has been inspiration for poets, architects and composers. Along its riverbanks, numerous historical sites bear witness to the long and... 
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Producer: Jürgen Eichinger Film 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

One of Europe’s longest rivers, the Danube originates in the Black Forest and flows through ten countries. In its headwaters, however, the river does not flow freely any longer: it is chopped up into a chain of reservoirs, used for transportation, cooling power plants and supplying energy – and with devastating consequences: in spring 2013, the high water resulted in cracked dams and destructive floods. Many have speculated about the reasons. By exploring how its current lives and functions,... 
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The Wagner Files

1 x 90' / 1 x 52'

Producer: Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2013      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

The investigative culture documentary "The Wagner File" explores the myth of the great German composer.
The filmic investigation starts with the death of Richard Wagner on February 13th 1883 in Venice and the puzzling behavior of his second wife Cosima. After Wagner died in her arms, Cosima watches over his body for 25 hours and performs strange rituals: She cuts her long hair off, lays down beside his dead body and refuses to leave him, though he had already been embalmed with poisonous... 
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Producer: Along Mekong Productions 

Produced: 2015      Format: HD

Hiking is young, green and healthy, and it is about sharing experiences. Hiking is the new trend. And you can only get up close when you're on foot! In the ten high-end episodes, we follow Bradley Mayhew, who writes travel and trekking guides for Lonely Planet, usually in faraway Asia. Now he’s exploring some of the most beautiful, fascinating and exciting hiking trails in Europe. With Cineflex helicopter shooting techniques, we can see epic landscapes surrounding the trails, alternating with... 
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Producer: Längengrad Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

The documentary series 'Water Is Our Future' tells the story of five exceptional regions which show that a huge problem for mankind can be solved: our handling of the element that’s vital for life - water. Every viewer is familiar with headlines about rivers being polluted, deserts spreading, wetlands drying up, drinking water problems, conflicts about access to water and sea levels rising. What few people know is that there are many projects in very different parts of the world which have... 
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We Are Half the World

2 x 52' + 1 x 90'

Producer: Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

They were – at best – mocked or ridiculed, at worst – incarcerated, tortured or even beheaded. But they would not be deterred. For decades ten thousands of women in Germany, Great Britain, France, the U.S. and many other countries fought for their right to vote. Some used institutions, others turned into media-savvy politicians and even to terrorism, went on hunger strike or died as martyrs. Hundred years later we tell a multi-perspective emotional story of the international fight for women’s... 
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Welcome to...

5 x 26' & 2 x 45'

Producer: Sehmannsklub Filmproduktion 

Produced: 2016      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

Each episode of this travel & lifestyle series focuses on one region, one house and its owners. Whether it’s a restored farmhouse in the countryside, a rustic chalet in the mountains, a fairytale-like castle or a gorgeous urban villa – it’s always a dream house and it always belongs to people who decided to welcome guests in their home by offering a couple of their rooms for rent. Such private guests houses are usually called ‘bed & breakfast’, or ‘maisons d’hôtes’ in French. Their owners are... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

In the heart of Europe lies Switzerland. It’s a surprisingly big little country: small in area, but big on natural beauty. And, like its many languages and cultures, its scenic diversity is something really special, too: from mighty Alps, dense forests and lush green valleys, to mysterious moors and roaring waterfalls. Mediterranean lakes and craggy rock landscapes are all close together in one small geographical location.
Switzerland has many wild faces – some familiar and some hidden. It’s... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film AG 

Produced: 2011      Format: HD

Languages: English, German 

The Andes are the biggest mountain range in the world. Peaks of up to 7000 metres in height, do not only offer an imposing view, but also influence the climate by being the drainage and meteorological divide. Starting in the very South of the American continent, we travel along the Andes towards the North and climb to heights of more than 5000 m on the bolivian/peruvian Altiplano. Onward, we follow the course of the water downhill to the east and arrive in the Pantanal, the biggest wetland in... 
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Wild Galapagos

2 x 52'

Producer: Doclights, Blue Planet Film 

Produced: 2017      Format: 4K

Languages: German, English 

In the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, a world of its own exists that is one of a kind. Millions of years ago, new land emerged out of the ocean that would play host to some of the strangest creatures on earth. But there is more to it than meets the eye! Galapagos, an archipelago formed by the ungovernable power of the elements. A paradise completely at the mercy of the currents, undergoing constant transformations, which grant the survival of all animals on land and in the water. Take a closer... 
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Producer: Lisa Eder Film 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German, French 

The National Park Bavarian Forest is infinitely wild: nowhere else on the vast territory between the Atlantic shores and the mountains of the Ural are woodlands, moores, brooks, and lakes allowed to evolve according to their very own nature. ‘Let nature be!’ is the philosophy of the national park. Thanks to this approach these woodlands have been evolving without equal, preceded by a unique decision: After a disastrous storm damage in 1983, all of the countless uprooted trees were left laying... 
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Wild Holland - The Living Delta

2 x 52’ or 1 x 90'

Producer: EMS Films 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: Dutch, English 

The film celebrates the diverse natural heritage of the Dutch delta region while sketching the cultural context that has played such a vital part in shaping it. Using cutting edge cinematic techniques ranging from eagle’s eye aerial views to unprecedented underwater scenes, 'Wild Holland - The Living Delta' presents a portrait of this unique wetland area of Europe as never seen before, capturing it in an important moment of change - a time when new life is flooding back into the delta. Sweeping... 
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Producer: Wild Tales Productions 

Produced: 2020      Format: HD + 4K

Languages: English, German 

This is the story of a beautiful wild Przewalski horse foal born on the Hungarian plains called the Puszta.

The Puszta is the home of the largest herd of this rare wild horse species. Some decades ago the Przewalski horses nearly went extinct in their original habitat, the wide Mongolian landscape. The remaining few animals found a new home on the famous steppes of Hungary where they started to thrive on the largest plains of Central Europe.

The herd now counts almost 300 animals and it... 
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Wild Slovakia

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Producer: nautilusfilm GmbH – Natural History Germany 

Produced: 2015      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

Brown bears, wolves, lynx, eagles… where within the European Union are these carnivores still regular inhabitants? Where can you find mountainous regions that yet wait to be discovered by mass tourism? Just where is this place where untamed rivers run through endless alluvial forests, where eagles, storks and all kinds of rare flowers thrive? In Slovakia, in the eastern part of Middle Europe, untouched wilderness and an astonishing fauna and flora still exist.

The Slovak Republic –... 
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Producer: Filmproduktion Thomas Willers 

Produced: 2015      Format: HD

Languages: English, German, French 

It is the most exciting time of the year and we often await it eagerly. We think we know what it is like, yet it has many appearances. The spring. In Europe, in the same way as climate and landscapes vary greatly on the continent’s 5000-km north-to-south stretch, so does the spring show its different faces all along.

The first part of the spring journey takes us from the Spanish inland to the rugged Atlantic and to the Mediterranean, through the French Provence, and finally into the Alps.... 
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Producer: Joaquín Gálvez Bauzá 

Produced: 2018      Format: HD

Languages: English, Spanish 

He is on a mission to save the wine scene from vanity — Wineman!

With an impressive knowledge of wine, Joaquín Gálvez has a (super)natural ability for communicating and captivating his audience with his innovative, charming and often down-to-earth (pun intended!) approach to wine. Each chapter of the series takes the audience on a journey to the world's most famous wine regions. The ever-curious Wineman invites us to visit the wineries and vineyards, taking the viewers to wine tastings and... 
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Producer: naturfilm - Klaus Weissmann & Dietmar Nill 

Produced: 2014      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

Snowy owls live a life full of mystery up in the Arctic. Thousands of years ago, they built a community of fate with their neighbors – lemmings. About every four years, lemmings proliferate in huge numbers. This way, snowy owls have enough feed for their young. The owls lay up to eleven eggs and can successfully raise the chicks – each of them needs two to four lemmings per day. Lately, however, lemmings’ mass reproduction hasn’t been as regular in some parts of the Tundra. What will happen to... 
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Producer: Westend Film & TV Produktion 

Produced: 2017      Format: HD

Languages: German, English, French 

New England, 1692: religious hysteria infects the people of small-town Salem and brings about a ruthless manhunt. At a time when Europe has largely overcome the witch craze, dozens of people are accused of sorcery and executed. It is the puritans’ fall from grace, which ends their profound influence in the new world. The episode is a watershed for the young colony and one of the darkest chapters in the history of the United States.

To this day, the case of Salem fascinates scholars and... 
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Producer: Marco Polo Film AG 

Produced: 2012      Format: HD

Languages: German, English 

In this new five-part series we explore the world´s most fascinating landscapes with hot-air balloons. Breathtaking adventures await the balloonists in the endless vastness of the Gobi Desert, in the snow-covered mountain-sides of the Alps or at the steep rock faces of the Venezuelan Tepuis. Emotional human encounters, exotic cultural experiences and thrilling nature adventures are promising ingredients for a dynamic, exciting and entertaining series about the special life of ballooning... 
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