Produktionen der Kategorie Current Affairs

Cruising the Baltic Sea – A Summer on the Water

Summer – classic time for travel and exploring unknown destinations. On their quest for new horizons, more and more tourists set sails on a cruise ship to the Baltic Sea to follow the path of ancient Vikings or Hanseatic sailors. In this five-part series we join them on their journey from picturesque Swedish village over…

BlackRock – The Unsettling Power of a Financial Investor

They say money rules the world. No one has more money than US financial investor BlackRock. The company manages over $6 trillion dollars on behalf of its customers. Most of the money comes from large investors, but millions of small savers around the globe also entrust their money to BlackRock. The financial titan has an influence on…

Bautzen

The East of Germany is the subject of many discussions and most people have ready-made conceptions of it. And usually, people in the Eastern part are not asked if these conceptions are true. This ten-part ARTE documentary series will challenge that: In “Bautzen”, a Saxonian city close to the Czech border, we are following the…

Secret History of the Euro

Love it or hate it, the European single currency is now used by 340 million people and has revolutionized our economy, profoundly transformed our society, shaken up countries, weakened governments, strengthened others and sparked raging debates that are unlikely to end anytime soon. January 1, 2019 will mark the 20th anniversary of the adoption of…

Plan B

“Plan b” is a new weekly documentary series, which will be broadcast from October 2017. The films want to examine possible solutions for social problems in Germany. Do other European countries have better or more innovative solutions to similar problems? Can Germany learn from them? “Plan B” wants to deal with issues critically and constructively….

The 7 Flaws of the European Union

Experts agree: the current state of the EU is deplorable. Brexit, financial crisis, refugees, chaos in the Ukraine, dictatorial tendencies in Hungary and Poland, powerful legal populists in France, Austria and Holland. In addition, Russia’s re-established military power is increasingly hostile to the rest of Europe. The film “The 7 Flaws of the European Union”…

Fighting for Europe

Some consider Brexit a casualty. To others, it is the greatest possible catastrophe. For now, the actual parameters and long-term consequences remain undetermined. Does Brexit mean the end of the EU? Or will it – in the context of renewed Cold War activity in the Ukraine – alter the geopolitics of transatlantic relations? Which states…

The VW Files – Anatomy of a Scandal

The film gives us an understanding of how fraud becomes endemic within a major German company, driven by its mission to become the world leader, at any costs. 28th June 2015: Volkswagen sells 5.04 million vehicles in the first six months of the year. Company director Martin Winterkorn announced the success: Volkswagen becomes the world’s…

‚Wiso – What if…Germany left the EU‘

In the WISO special edition “Germany without the EU”, a fictitious scenario is used to illustrate various examples of what can happen when Germany adopts the EU and the Euro. This demand appears in more or less embarrassed form in political discourse, and populists of all kinds are thus caught up in the electoral process….

No Left Turn

Is social democracy over? In the face of the continuing European crisis, one might expect Europe’s 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? In fact, it’s the opposite. The documentary examines the traditional values of…

Who needs Britain?

The thought-provoking docu-fiction “Europe without England” takes a glimpse into the near future: November 2016. Great Britain has opted out of the European Community. What political, economic and cultural consequences does this have for the rest of Europe? Are we under threat of a new invisible “iron curtain” in Europe? The fictive stock-take of the…

Globalicious

A culinary expedition to the origins of 4 national food that conquered the globe: hamburgers, pizza, falafel and sushi.    

The Return of the Biblical Plagues

Few stories in the Bible are as deeply ingrained in our collective memory as the description of the Ten Plagues. But are these ten Plagues merely legend, or historical fact? Using the Scriptures as historical source, scientists, historians and theologians can now prove that the account of the Plagues was based on actual events. Their…

BLACK STARLETS – How to Survive a Broken Dream

What has become of these Ghanaian talents? 14 years after the World Cup triumph, director Christoph Weber looks behind the glittering facade of modern professional football. He encounters adventurous life stories, broken illusions and their insatiable longing for home, Africa. “Black Starlets” is an impressive documentary about the big football dream that every boy dreams…