Dreams of a New World

Dreams of a New World

A History of European Emigration

For a long time, Europe was a continent of emigrants rather than of immigrants. In the period between 1840 and 1940 around...

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Clash of Futures -18

Clash of Futures -18

11 November 1918. The Great War is finally over. A new era is about to start...

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Age of Iron

Age of Iron

Europe in the Heart of the 30 Years' War

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

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Small Hands in World War II

Small Hands in World War II

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

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A Gentle Creature

A Gentle Creature

Inspired by Dostoyevsky’s short story, Sergei Loznitsa leads us into the land of crime without punishment – a journey into the abyss from the director of "In the Fog".

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Age of Tanks

Age of Tanks

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

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Generation of Change

Generation of Change

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

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Käthe Kollwitz

Käthe Kollwitz

A Life with Art and War

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

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The Cuba Libre Story

The Cuba Libre Story

From Columbus to Che and Castro

Cuba - the island where dreams clash. It was the gateway to the New World, the port of call for the American underworld, a crossroads for drug smuggeling...

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Chicago Boys

Chicago Boys

At a time when neoliberal economics have become the focus of much debate and controversy worldwide, this is an eye-opening journey into the undeniable influence and impact of US po...

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Erich Mielke – Master of Fear

Erich Mielke – Master of Fear

This docudrama reveals the man behind the totalitarian system of the East German secret service “Stasi“: his motivation, his power, his career and his failure.

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14 – Diaries of the Great War

14 – Diaries of the Great War

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

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Written by Mrs Bach

Written by Mrs Bach

This compelling documentary follows the 20 year odyssey of a determined musician and historian who, for the very first time, despite the wrath of scholars worldwide, challenges and...

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Small Hands in a Big War

Small Hands in a Big War

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

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Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon B. Johnson

- Succeeding Kennedy

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

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True Stories

True Stories

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

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

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Spies of Mississippi

Spies of Mississippi

The betrayers of freedom

We reveal a dark chapter in US civil rights history

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The Kaiser’s last dance

The Kaiser’s last dance

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

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Inside the War

Inside the War

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

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History Shorts

History Shorts

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

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1712 - Battle of the Baltic

1712 - Battle of the Baltic

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

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Wild Erfurt

Wild Erfurt

The third of our green portraits of Eastern German cities

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Wallis

Wallis

Loved and Lost

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

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Lenin

Lenin

The End of the Myth

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

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Magic Skies

Magic Skies

A History Of the Art of Fireworks

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Hindenburg & Hitler

Hindenburg & Hitler

Reich President Hindenburg appointed Adolf Hitler Chancellor – why?

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Michel Petrucciani

Michel Petrucciani

A life against time

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

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When we were children

When we were children

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

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Memory on Display

Memory on Display

The Paper Illusions of Thomas Demand

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Wild Halle

Wild Halle

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

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Edward and George

Edward and George

Two Brothers, One Throne

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

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Murder of Crows

Murder of Crows

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

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Berlin, 1885

Berlin, 1885

The Africa Conference

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

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Jellyfish:

Jellyfish:

Poisonous beauties in the Baltic Sea

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Cape Of Good Voices

Cape Of Good Voices

South Africa Hooked On Opera

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

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Life after the Wall

Life after the Wall

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

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On the Road in Southern Africa:

On the Road in Southern Africa:

South Africa, Botswana, Namibia

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

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Wild Dresden

Wild Dresden

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

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Power and Passion

Power and Passion

Prussia’s Chancellor Hardenberg

A politician’s life in the Napoleonic era

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Shots from the Garden

Shots from the Garden

The Rohwedder case

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

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In the Valley of Time

In the Valley of Time

Luxury watches – made in Germany

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Luise

Luise

Queen of Hearts

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

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Hitler & Stalin

Hitler & Stalin

Portrait of hostility

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

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Hitler’s East Prussia

Hitler’s East Prussia

Witnesses tell not only of the terror of flight but also of responsibility, guilt and innocence, hopes and fears in the years before and during the war.

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Comrade Couture

Comrade Couture

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

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Hitler & Mussolini

Hitler & Mussolini

A Fateful Relationship

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

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Ernst Heinkel

Ernst Heinkel

The dream of flying

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

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Life with the enemy

Life with the enemy

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

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Life under Napoleon

Life under Napoleon

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

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Life behind the Wall

Life behind the Wall

Ten-part documentary explores the life behind the Iron Curtain

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