Documentary | In Producion | Coming soon in 2021
On 14 September 1962, 29 people fled from East to West Berlin through a 1,500-foot long tunnel. A group of West Berlin students escaped in in a daring operation, dug the tunnel in months of work. Even though the German Federal Bureau of Investigation („Verfassungsschutz“) and the American Secret Service were informed about the escape tunnel, the tunnel builders were able to keep it secret from the GDR state security. The tunnel construction was sponsored and documented by NBC, an American film company, and has gone to history as Tunnel 29.
Documentary | 1 Hour 55 Minutes | 2019
For the first time in the 50-year history of the World Economic Forum, an independent camera crew was able to shoot behind the scenes of the huge event. In times of unfettered populism and growing mistrust towards the elite, we follow Klaus Schwab, the 81-year-old founder of the controversial World Economic Forum, over the course of one year.
Documentary | In production | Coming soon
In the past, agricultural monocultures of genetically modified crops promised to end world hunger. Instead, what we now behold is depleted soils, rare diseases originating from the use of highly poisonous pesticides, and patented, non-reproducible seeds in the hands of a few large corporations – and still hunger persists. Alexander Mathews, a German-Indian entrepreneur, has a bold idea. He would like to transform agricultural monocultures back into flourishing oases.
Documentary | 1 Hour 58 Minutes | 2017
Obsessed young lovers, obscene murders, a sensational trial, and a shocking miscarriage of justice. Convicted of brutally murdering his girlfriend’s parents, Jens Soering has been in prison for over 30 years. Highly cinematic in the way of The Staircase, as suspenseful as Serial, and as confounding as Making of a Murderer, KILLING FOR LOVE delivers a powerful story that is indeed, stranger than fiction.
Documentary | 1 Hour 34 Minutes | 2016
MARTIN ARMSTRONG, once a US based trillion dollar financial advisor, developed a computer model based on the number pi and other cyclical theories to predict economic turning points with eerie accuracy. His forecasts were in great demand worldwide. As Armstrong’s recognition grew, prominent New York bankers invited him to join “The Club” to aid them in market manipulation. Martin repeatedly refused. Later that same year (1999) the FBI stormed his offices, confiscating his computer model and accusing him of a 3 billion dollar Ponzi scheme. Was it an attempt to silence him and prevent him from initiating a public discourse on the real Ponzi scheme of debts that the world has been building up for decades?
Documentary | 1 Hour 26 Minutes | 2012
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, has a mandate to investigate war crimes throughout the world. He and his colleagues are fiercely determined to break the cycle of intrastate retaliation and revenge and replace it with legal sanctions. The movie “The Court” is told from the point of view of the office of the prosecutor.
Documentary | 1 Hour 36 Minutes | 2011
Cinema Jenin follows an ambitious initiative to re-open a previously abandoned cinema in the West Bank city of Jenin. Founded in the 1960s, it was once the largest cinema in Palestine, today it stands as a hollow echo of its society. Cinema Jenin witnessed an intimate, nuanced and textured view into the city and its domestic affairs as well as the journey of a dedicated, loyal, often conflicted group of people who hope that the re-building of the cinema will be a bridge to peace, freedom and Palestinian self-empowerment.
Documentary | 1 Hour 21 Minutes | 2011
Two young German film makers go to Palestine where, together with Manal,a Palestinian student from Jenin, they try to find out what really happened on March 31 2002: Shadi Tobassi, a suicide bomber from Jenin, blew himself up in the Arab-owned Matza Restaurant in Haifa, killing 15 people. Among those killed was Dov Chernobroda, an Israeli architect, who for his entire life had tried to bring about a peaceful settlement between Israel and Palestine. Eight years later his wife Yael would like to visit the family of the suicide bomber in Jenin.
Documentary | 1 Hour 28 Minutes | 2009
One in seven people worldwide goes to bed hungry, every five seconds a child starves to death. In total, 850 million people have too little to eat. 25,000 people die of starvation and its consequences every day, that is nine million people a year. A frightening balance. The enormous increases in the prices of food and raw materials in recent months are having a dramatic impact on the poor and poorest people in the world. The number of people suffering from hunger is growing – day by day. Hunger is the result of economic, political and ecological misconduct by people and governments.