After the operation at 20 years of age, Erik begins learning to be a man. Seven years later, he is happily married and the father of a daughter, Claire. The film tells of the narrowness that plays out behind the scenes of peak performance sports like the women's downhill - and the uphill battle of one person, who found the way to himself, in spite of it. Europeans are living ever longer, whilst pension funds are becoming increasingly empty. In future, a well-deserved retirement at about 60 years old will no longer be possible.
Right across the EU, the retirement age is gradually increasing - in Germany to 67 years of age, in the United Kingdom even to Many countries are considering linking the retirement age to rising life expectancy - in which case even making the pensionable age 67 will no longer be enough. Whilst some work into their old age of their own free will, others work to supplement their meagre pensions. Leaving from their source until reaching their estuaries, we follow their turbulent past and present, their currents and meanders as well as the beautiful landscapes they carve and have to put up with.
But rivers can also be both common lifelines and radical separations for animals as well as humans. It is interesting that there are more very old people in Italy than elsewhere on the continent. Sardinia is seen as 'the island of the centenarians'. The remote location has ensured the survival of particular genetic traits. Leading scientists are working to track down the secrets of healthy aging. Stress-resistance, social contacts, a healthy lifestyle and a good family life are evidently the key to happy aging. The people of Campodimele in southern Italy too seem to have discovered the secret recipe for a long and healthy life.
WELTjournal reporter Alexander Steinbach has set out on the search for the wisdom behind Europe's centenarians and has come up in a number of places with surprising answers to the great questions of life. In the harsh times of the 17th century, loss of faith and bad living conditions are an ideal breeding ground for myths and stories of witchcraft.
Jackl Koller and his mother Barbara band together with groups of beggar's children to survive poverty, famine and illness. Under torture, Barbara confesses that she and her son cast curses on farmers who refused to give them money. An arrest warrant is issued for her son Jackl, marking the beginning of the largest witch-hunt in Europe's history. This documentary explores what life must have been like in those times using dramatic re-enactments. For a long time, Europe has looked at itself as an example that will determine the future of the societies around us. But that seems to be over now.
In Hungary, Ukraine and Russia, political movements are on the rise, movements that see Europe's open society either as the concept of an enemy or as obsolete. In Hungary he shows how an EU-country turns away from European values and the resulting consequences on everyday life. However, for many in Ukraine, Europe still means hope. Despite the disappointment, because Europe doesn't support Ukraine more actively against the Russian neighbours. In Russia on the other side, the people balance between deep suspicion of European influences and longing for a European future together.
France's national football team is seen as the benchmark for how things stand in terms of immigration and integration in the country. Many French players are migrants or come from families that immigrated from former French colonies in the Maghreb, sub-Saharan Africa or the Antilles. Many are Muslims and many grew up in the banlieus, the notorious suburbs. This World Journal aims to illustrate just how much the national team reflects the difficult relationship between France and its immigrants. Sometimes the players are the pride of the nation and a sign of successful integration, other times they are traitors of the people -French when they score the winning goal, otherwise Arabs.
At the age of 11 Soshana was forced to flee from the Nazis, first to Switzerland, then to London and finally to the United States. It was there, at the age of 14, that she first got to know the then 50 year old painter, Beys Afroyim. Their circle of acquaintances included countless artists, amongst whom were Sartre and Picasso. With the money that she had earned as an artist, from the mids Soshana set out on the first of many overseas journeys to the furthest corners of the earth - an undertaking that was not automatically accepted for a woman at the time.
She was inspired by sources as diverse as Asian calligraphy techniques and the landscapes of India and Africa. The Cathedral, the emblem of Vienna, tells a story. After years of construction, it has only officially been a cathedral for 43 years. Secrets, legends and special features of Vienna's cathedral as well as hidden number games in the structure are revealed in this documentary and show both its origins and its future.
We don't talk about failure. Crises, flops and mishaps are all among the experiences we would like to forget about, even though they're part of life. The notion of 'shame' plays a big role here, because in our society 'making mistakes' still carries a stigma. That's not the case in Silicon Valley, where many who failed with their start-up stand by that failure, in fact they're almost proud of it. With this as a starting point, a 'culture of failure', yes, even a veritable 'cult' surrounding failure is developing over here.
Constanze Griessler illuminates the topic of 'failure' in her documentary, portraying several perspectives. People all around the world claim it, but what is justice really all about? There is an increase in inequality, the income gap raises and the distribution of wealth is developing dramatically. The story of three families illustrates the status quo about the distribution of opportunities, performance justice, wealth, health and happiness in our society.
This documentary shows how scientists, academics and theologians try to define what justice really stands for and presents people that seem to make life a bit juster. The worldwide economic crisis in the financial markets has not only created losers. Michael Zellner, for example, has reason to be satisfied.
His company, Merit, has grown tremendously in the last two years by speculating at the right time on falling share prices. This documentary looks into the question of what conclusions players in the international financial markets have drawn from the crisis. For the representatives of sustainability funds, the crisis has clearly demonstrated that financial investments must take ethical criteria into account too if they wish to prevail in the future.
Indeed there are ways, when manufacturing and trading consumer goods, of ensuring that responsibility for mankind and nature can be combined with economic interests. Poisonous snakes and poison mushrooms have always appeared sinister to humans and are deeply entwined in our mythology. In most cases our fears are unfounded and are rooted in our ignorance of which animals and plants are truly poisonous.
This convent is now for sale - bad news for the 22 sisters who still live here and have spent the majority of their lives in this community property. But the convent is suffering from a lack of money, and above all from a shortage of new blood. By the end of April a new home needs to be found for the aged sisters. It seems clear that they will no longer be able to live under one roof. Their entry to the order was accompanied by vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. In those days the veil had become a private matter and equality seemed within reach. Who were the pioneers of this feminist movement?
And how could such a reversal take place? Along with the trend for all things wellness related, fasting has also come back into fashion. However, where in the beginning it was mainly a means of losing weight, today it is increasingly regarded as a spiritual experience. Fasting can mean many things - but above all concentrating on the essential, getting back to oneself. In the process it uncovers the fundamental principles of the Christian practice of fasting in the world of today.
If you were to walk through the halls of Austria's largest prop store, you would feel as though you were travelling through time. Rarities and day-today items from Austria's contemporary and everyday history are stored here on shelves and in crates. This film shows the magic that is inherent in a prop store and gives experienced prop masters the opportunity to speak. The film also asks what the job of the prop master consists of. Taking a current project, a set decorator is accompanied in his work, enabling the viewer to see how a finished set develops from an idea.
What is the importance of the right selection of props for a film? How do props help the actors in their work? And what is the future of the prop store?
This tasty series explores cuisine and cultures throughout Europe. On these culinary as well as literary expeditions through kitchens, vineyards, farms and landscapes, viewers will discover strange and familiar flavours and will find out more about the cultural history of Europe and its regions. Charrin, who is now 86 years old, continues to suffer from these traumatic memories and remembers with horror those years of longing, homesickness and indignity.
This touching film examines the fate of Philibert Charrin as well as other survivors and their families who were left to deal with their traumata on their own once they returned home. Almost a million people - above all Tutsis - were massacred by their Hutu neighbours during the genocide of The events of the past are still part of everyday life today and retain an enormous significance. Today Hutus and Tutsis often live alongside one another - not only next door to one another, but in many cases with one another.
Given the past, how can it be possible to live together? How do people deal with their guilt? How can forgiveness be possible? Seventeen years have passed since the devastating genocide, to which around 1 million people fell victim. The external traces of this civil war are hardly visible still - but in the hearts and minds of Rwandans, the genocide is far from being over and done with. To the present day everyday life in this small African nation is marked by the after-effects of genocide.
The rise of the president of the right wing party 'National Front' hit headline news worldwide. What are Marine Le Pen's political goals and how is she going to achieve them? This documentary shows Marine Le Pen throughout her election campaign, talking to political opponents, including her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, who she excluded from the party. Globalisation has also been long under way in Brazil: This documentary focuses on this vast and invasive reclamation process and its social and ecological ramifications. The starting point is the newly paved tarmac road, the BR, which runs right through the rain forests of the Amazon.
Once upon a time it was natural rubber and gold that drove people into the Amazon looking for wealth or a better life: Today it is the Soya boom. As a result land prices along the BR constantly rise and it is often only through illegal land grabbing, that people can secure a spot. On 11 March a devastating tsunami occurred after an earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of northeast Japan. As a result the Fukushima nuclear power station experienced a power cut, leading to the worst-case scenario: Five years later the situation still isn't under control at the nuclear power plant.
There are problems removing thousands of tons of radioactively contaminated cooling water. Even so, the authorities want a rapid return of the evacuees. To this end, extensive decontamination work is taking place. Areas are gradually being cleared for resettlement.
Few want to move back, but many don't have a choice. This documentary sets out to explore Galicia, a tract of land that, after a century of eventful history, is today once again faced with immense stresses and strains. Nowadays people look back fondly on the time when each ethnic group lived together in peace. In the Ukraine the book is the embodiment of the national culture and national conscience, and has a long tradition.
In Ukrainian society, writers play a major role as commentators and intermediaries. This contradictory land that has such a rich culture is explored both literarily and sociologically through their works and thoughts. GardenCULT is a creative infotainment format for beginners and advanced gardeners. The retro picture style and the unconventional camera movement as well as the authentic moderation of the show are unique. DIY instructions help the viewers to apply what they have learned in their own garden.
In every episode experts explain the creation of plants or gardening tools. Garden Cult takes the viewers by the hand and with a moving camera and picturesque image compositions leads them through the idyllic TV-garden. In ten episodes, ten diff erent gardens will grow in front of the viewers' eyes. We are dependent on gas. Gas heats our homes. Gas powers our heavy industry. In the near future, we won't have any alternatives to this limited resource. In Europe, the demand for natural gas will increase significantly until yet and at the same time its domestic production will decrease.
Who will supply us with gas in the future? Whatever we may think of it as an energy source - we need to know the answer. Gas Monopoly is the first feature-length documentary dealing with this hot topic and shows the business in big, strong and spectacular pictures: In the Jewish culture, cooking and consumption are intimately related to religion: And the tradition holds that Sabbath, the weekly day of rest, as well as most other holidays are celebrated with a feast at home. A culinary approach to a fascinating culture. Genius in the Slipstream traces the life of Ignaz Joseph Pleyel. The documentary shows the very successful and at times quite adventurous life of Ignaz Joseph Pleyel.
The contemporary of Mozart and Haydn was a popular, frequently performed composer in his day. He not only became a major piano builder and music publisher in Paris, but may also have been involved in composing one of the most famous melodies in music history. This documentary road movie through the heart of central Europe covers a period of almost seven thousand years, from circular earthworks dating from around 5, BC to the Baroque urban planning of the German city of Karlsruhe.
A particular objective of this documentary is to encourage the viewer to check things out in person on their own computers. A good example of this is the prehistoric monument at Avebury in southern England, whose degree of latitude of The distance around the globe over the poles is exactly seven times the distance from the equator to Avebury.
Is this merely chance or a sign of some deep knowledge? The film does not try to construct speculative answers, but promises yet more mysteries from the past and reveals further traces of our brilliant, geometrically oriented forefathers. Available as 1x45 min. A gigantic underwater mountain range, rising in mid-Atlantic.
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Only a few peaks near the surface, or reach still higher to build nine green gems: These volcanic rocks, the only toehold between Europe and America, are of extraordinary beauty. The steep shelf of the Azores is a play- and mating ground for several whale species. Here, groups of male sperm whales on their never-ending migration from the Arctic to the Antarctic, meet females. Humpback whales and fin whales breach - and blue whales come here too, to feed on the vast biomass produced in the ocean's depths.
Drifting up from the deep, plankton and krill attract huge schools of fish and squid. Portuguese Man O' War drift threateningly on the surface, while undersea caves host cannibalistic shrimps, manta rays and moray eels. On the islands, the volcanoes' grassy craters are a winter home to songbirds from Iceland, Russia and North America, while their craggy outer walls form nests for vast colonies of Cory's Shearwaters.
Over the course of years, we follow the dramatic life of Gober, the orang-utan mother. This is a scarcely believable but true story from Sumatra, the large Indonesian island. Gober is first noticed by conservationists when she struggles to meet her daily nutritional needs. It soon becomes clear that she is suffering from creeping sight loss, and her daughter will still be dependent on her for years to come. The observers are all the more astounded when the little one eventually begins to take care of herself and her mother. Her desperate search for food takes her ever more frequently to the oil palm plantations.
However, hungry orang-utans find little sympathy in this death zone. In view of their declining prospects of survival, the conservationists see only one option: However, the daughter will not let herself be captured and remains behind in the forest. But who can take away the pain of an intelligent and sensitive orang-utan at the loss of her child?
Out of sympathy, Gober is allowed to become pregnant again. The father is another blind orang-utan who was shot at on a plantation and who now too is eking out his life in a cage. That Gober is an excellent mother is demonstrated when she brings twins into the world in the centre. Her cataracts are removed in an operation and, with the return of her eyesight, Gober sees her two children for the first time. And that is not all.
The reintroduction to the wild in one of the last safe forests in Sumatra is possible. However completely unexpectedly, her son shies away from the wilderness. Will Gober suffer another tragic loss of a child - or is it finally a stroke of good fortune? In front of the eyes of her rescuers, her daughter conquers the tops of the jungle giants alongside her mother - as if they had always been her home. Georgia , the land of countless churches and monasteries, has cultivated its religious image.
The national flag used since the November Rose Revolution, with its white background and five red crosses, symbolises the passion of Christ. Recent events however have signalled a change in the relationship between church and state. The Russian Orthodox Church wants to adhere to the old church borders, while unrest spreads in the breakaway of the Georgian provinces of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. This film takes a look at the current turbulent direction of the Georgian Orthodox Church, following the sudden death of Patriarch Alexi II and the actions of the country's politically weakened President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Greece is a land of unique contrasts, with wild animals that have disappeared from the rest of Europe! Archaic relationships, as befits one of Civilization's sources, and seemingly special powers like Greek Gods! Highlands takes us to isolated places like the Vikos Gorge, Europe's Grand Canyon and wild mountain streams. Scorpions perform their mating dance, gripping each other's pincers for hours. At the foot of Meteora monasteries lives the Scheltopusik, a bizarre legless lizard.
Islands is dedicated to Greece's milder side: A caterpillar defends itself by turning into an Alien. And offshore, a cuttlefish flashes its message of fear, stress or courtship. Unemployment, poverty, upheaval, bankruptcy - Greece's image has hit rock bottom. The country is finished in the eyes of Europe.
But what is life really like out there, in the olive groves, on the islands and in the tavernas? In April, the most beautiful time of the year, the filmmakers explore the mood among 'the simple people' during a several week long boat-trip from Crete to Western Greece. How are they experiencing the crisis? What do the reformations mean to them? What happened to 'good old Greece'? Fabian Eder finds out during his survey that surprisingly many people manage to put aside GNP, debt cut and economic crisis.
One escapes to the tried and trusted: The tour through the Greek islands shows a country worth living in - it produces hope and contradicts the daily coverage of Greece's situation. For hundreds of thousands of divers and underwater specialists throughout the world the name Hans Hass is synonymous with everything that takes places under the ocean waves. Hans Hass is the godfather of underwater cinematography and with his photos and films he showed the wonders of the sea to the people above - long before Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
He developed diving devices like the first hand-held underwater camera and was the first man ever to move free and weightless with a breathing apparatus in the ocean - a fish among fishes. This documentary includes original footage from the historically unique archive of Hans Hass, whose films reached worldwide attention and won numerous prizes. Since the credit crunch the Germans are the largest immigrant group in Austria and mingle everywhere with the locals.
But those who live and work here are on their guard and look to adapt as far as possible. Many have no idea what's in store for them - a foreign language, prejudice, differences in mentality. A culture shock, says the Viennese essayist, Franz Schuh. After arriving in Vienna, many Germans feel driven onto the defensive, but the defensive makes them creative. So, are they at home already, or still guests? This musical biography covers life from childhood to the present and at the same time showing his musical history based on previously unseen photos and personal details from the family archive, concert clips, sample work and personal comments of the star conductor.
The palm-studded Pacific paradise is still the place that dreams are made of for many Europeans. The eight Hawaiian islands make up the 50th state of the USA but at the same time constitute a completely distinct, mythical cosmos. Seven million tourists travel to the islands every year to visit the most prominent sights.
Sex for Jews is not only about procreation but also lust and enjoyment. Women, as well as men, have a chartered right to it, which naturally has had an effect on Jewish culture, both religious and secular. Jewish women are the centre of their families and have a pronounced sense of self esteem.
This film concerns itself with these and other fundamental Jewish attitudes to love and sex. The role of sex in the Torah is investigated, together with Jewish obligations and prohibitions regarding sexuality, including the function of sexual abstinence during menstruation and the customs surrounding marriage and weddings. Today there are almost establishments and assistance programs in countries and territories, which help thousands of children and young people fi nd accommodation and protection.
To mark the 90th birthday of Hermann Gmeiner and the 60th anniversary of the founding of the fi rst children's village, this documentary sheds light on the founder and his ideas. Every-day-examples and exclusive insights show the development of SOS Children's Villages into an international organisation that encourages homeless children to face life again and helps those families who live in diffi cult conditions.
This documentary attempts to live up to Hermann Nitsch' total work of art in celebration of his 80 th birthday. The fall between the ordinary daily life in the region of the Weinviertel and the orgiastic actions with international presence is being revealed: Moreover, the film points out the importance of Nitsch in contemporary art in Austria and Europe and its ongoing development.
The artist himself explains his own universe, his art, his ideas, his motivation, and wishes. Based on the comprehensive archival footage, the film classifies his different creative periods but also his creative fields. Interviewing companions complete the image of the political, societal and artistic range from the s until today. Originally a form of street culture in the African-American ghettos of New York City, hip hop has since grown into a world-wide subculture for urban youth. This documentary offers a fascinating insight into the world of international hip hop and portrays a culture caught between mainstream consumption and individual expression.
The Obersalzberg retreat was the summer residence and retreat of Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun and his closest confidants in the Nazi regime. The public are mainly familiar with fi lm footage and photographs from the alleged Nazi idyll. For the first time, eye witnesses are willing to talk about their experiences in Obersalzberg.
This is the true story of the largest organised counterfeiting operation of all time. Former concentration camp inmates, who were involved in counterfeiting operations at Ebensee in Austria, look back on their experiences of this time in a series of moving personal interviews. Adolf Hitler's plan was to substantially weaken the British economy by circulating large numbers of counterfeit British banknotes.
To this end, the most talented Jewish printers, typographers, engravers and painters were selected from among the inmates of the concentration camps, to produce the counterfeit money. Sensitively produced, with historically accurate and impressively illustrated scenes, the documentary takes the viewer through everyday life at the concentration camp, the development of the plan and its implementation. Mountain climbers, jungle explorers and desert foxes - many of them ended up in the claws of the Nazi Party, the SS or the Wehrmacht because of their careers, scientific curiosity or their love of travel.
Were these adventurers aware of the consequences of this association or were they simply interested in pursuing their own interests regardless of the price? That's the question that this documentary seeks to answer for the search for pre-historic sites in the Sahara led to the development of maps for the Wehrmacht, while an airborne expedition in the Amazon helped to develop aerial photographic analysis.
Adolf Hitler was full of admiration. He sent a splendid flower bouquet and congratulated her on her artistic mastery. In return, he received a telegram of thanks: Large parts of Europe were subjugated to German rule, Nazi racial laws were in full force, and many Jews had either fl ed or been expelled, among them elites in music, theater, and film. Positioning herself as entirely nonpolitical, she claimed allegiance only to art, laughter, and entertainment. By the time Hitler rose to power, she was already a star, internationally acclaimed for her revue appearances in New York, London, Paris, and Monte Carlo.
Her fi lm career, launched in , made her an idol for an entire generation - even after the war. After , she suffered a brief fall from grace. Allegations that she had been a Nazi spy were soon dismissed, and a court of honor of the actors' union provided her rehabilitation. Her talent was independent of any political system or ideology. It wasn't just a Nazi dictator who loved her but the Americans and Russians too, especially in the newly established democratic Austrian republic. She was, indeed, a star for all seasons and would soon divert her audiences again, this time from the daily routine under Allied occupation and life between the ruins left by the relentless bombings of war.
He was appointed commander of the newly established SS special units in and tasked with a new kind of warfare: That same year, Skorzeny became both famous and feared around the world due to the spectacular liberation of dictator Benito Mussolini. Broad dueling scars from his student days gave him his nom de guerre: Even aiding in the development of special arms, Skorzeny fought doggedly to the end to avert the Third Reich's defeat. Skorzeny's special operations had a decisive impact on the course of World War II. Even moreeffective than any of his missions, however, was the Skorzeny myth.
Many still expected him to score a crucial surprise coup during the final stage of the war, a last-minute twist that would turn everything around, such as assassinating the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, amidst his general staff in Paris. The mission never took place and was never seriously planned. However, the rumors about it made the name Skorzeny a myth on both sides of the front. Apart from his myth, Skorzeny himself survived the war, though his voluntarysurrender to the Americans and his subsequent acquittal from all charges at a war crimes trial in Dachau, Germany, only fueled his myth all the more.
To avoid the possibility of further trials in Germany, Skorzeny fled to Generalissimo Franco's Spain.
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A superhumanshadow figure who served as a projection screen for even the wildest and most contradictory visions, for good as well as evil. Following his death in Madrid in , a group of former National Socialists and neo-Nazis brought Skorzeny's ashes to Vienna. The man Otto Skorzeny is dead but his myth endures to this day. Men around the world still dream of his adventures, read his books, compete with their role model in state-of-the-art 3D computer games, and will even buy a Skorzeny puppet as an object of admiration.
Adi and Ludvik, too, have found a second home on Europe's rivers. The sailors are accompanied on a section of their journey, each revealing what life on board is like and the leisurely peace in their house boats. How did a village boy become the Franz Liszt? The fi lm examines the key locations of his childhood as they are now and discovers an amazing continuity of artisanry, agriculture and music. This makes it easy to obtain a sense through the fi lm of an attitude to life that cannot be so very far away from the impressions formed by the young Franz Liszt. It offers a glimpse of the beauties of his small world through a child's eyes: Every brushmaker is a wizard, every animal a friend, every sound an enticement.
But above all this is a musical fi lm. At the heart of it is the eleven-year-old prodigy, Oskar Weihs. Among other things, he plays excerpts from the piano works of Ferdinand Ries, Joseph Haydn, Johann Sebastian Bach and in a very special setting, Franz Liszt's fi rst composition. Video surveillance everywhere, the possibility to tap telephones and mobiles as well as to monitor internet traffic: The documentary travels back to the Orwellian year and traces the most important stages of the computer from its then natural environment to the present day in our homes.
A complete reconstruction lies ahead for our energy system over the next ten years. The traditional hierarchical energy supply structure is being turned on its head. Thanks to smart grids, people have the option of feeding electricity that they have produced themselves into the network, whilst on the other hand being able to continue to draw power from it when they need it. The overall optimisation of network loads is to everyone's benefit.
This film shows current developments and the way that such technologies work. From the energy-saving swimming pool to increasing the energy efficiency of buildings, the measures result in energy savings that lead to a reduction in CO 2 emissions of tonnes per year. Today, modernisation work carried out on power plants is bringing about record efficiency factors of an impressive 59 per cent. Practical examples and theoretical considerations show how in future it will be possible to foster, generate and transport energy in an even cleaner, more efficient and environmentally friendly way.
Their aesthetic and design bedazzle millions of people - but while for most of us cars are just basic commodities, for others they are more than simply a means of transportation. This special kind of people are not enraptured by the views of their cars only. This documentary portrays some remarkable car lovers and depicts their very personal relationship to their fourwheeled companions.
Ian Rankin is one of the most successful crime writers of the present day. His books have sold 60 million copies. In this authentic documentary, the author presents the locations in which his Inspector Rebus novels, which are set in the Scottish capital, take place. Rankin leads viewers into the labyrinth of old underground streets, to Greyfriars Cemetery, where grave Robbers once plied their gruesome trade, and to the Anatomical Museum, where a wallet made from human skin is on display. Edinburgh is the most important source of Inspiration for Rankin's work.
This film presents a history of Outsider Art through the examples of exceptionally gifted artists. It looks at workshops for handicapped people run by different welfare organizations, examines the lives and work of prominent Art Brut figures and enters their private studios.
These workshops encourage psychologically disabled artists to focus on their talent and concentrate on the essential: The psychologically handicapped artists are totally immersed in their personal work. Their art is pure, untouched by the styles and fashions that sweep the broader art world. Today, the works of disabled artists are creating a worldwide sensation. Their works fit seamlessly into the history of art and add to a deeper appreciation of Modernity.
Every year in Austria around 25 children are born that cannot be unambiguously classified as either boys or girls. These children are termed intersex. This is an approach that often has traumatic consequences for those concerned. Did you know that Tehran's most popular hospital is Jewish? The Sapihr clinic, located in a poor neighborhood in the south of Iran's capital, offers treatment free of charge to those in need. After the Iranian Revolution, seven out of ten Jews left Iran. Since Jews enjoy an ambivalent status as a 'protected minority'. This documentary gives an impressive insight of the Iranian minority's life under the double pressure of Islamic society and international sanctions and impresses with stunning comments of the people there.
Everything that is humanly possible has been explored, investigated and recorded by mankind. But there is still one area about which we know as good as nothing for certain: No man has ever penetrated the earth's inner core and seen with his own eyes what takes place there. But how dangerous are volcanoes really? Scientists are unanimous about one thing: The people in and around Naples are sitting on a number of gigantic powder kegs.
Which is why researchers are daring to undertake a risky experiment - drilling directly into the heart of the fire chamber. Johann Strauss the Elder, one of the original fathers of the Vienna Waltz, celebrated his th anniversary in March He was the genius of music to revolutionize 19th century light music in collaboration with Josef Lanner, leaving thus an imprint on the spirit of the Biedermeier period. After all, also Strauss the Elder and his own orchestra swept a massive audience away in standing ovations. During her lifetime, as a painter and graphic and object artist, Kiki Kogelnik, one of the most advanced Austrian artists of the 20th century, was a traveller between worlds.
Her ideas, which were born in the 60s and 70s, were children of their time and yet were far ahead of it. Or her closeness to Pop Art and her paintings with their advertising aesthetic: This documentary listens to a first-hand story by Aisha El Wafi, Moussaoui's mother, about his childhood and youth and attempts to get to the religious-ideological roots of Islamist terror. A giant male Siberian tiger crosses the forests of Russia's Far East in search of a new territory, tracked from a distance by biologist Svetlana, crisis manager Yuri and tribal hunter Leonid.
Six decades ago just 40 tigers were left in the Siberian taiga. Today there are It's the success story of worldwide conservation, as harsh penalties stopped the Asian medicine and aphrodisiac market. But there's a downsids. No mature male will abandon his territory to a newcomer.
Running out of space, tigers are entering villages and towns, killing dogs, cows - even people. Now tigers are even crossing the border into China, and China is creating a National Park for them - half as big again as Yellowstone, networked for video to trace their every move. KING OF THE TAIGA follows tigers as they search for a new home, combining blue chip 4K filming in the wild with astonishing amateur and security footage of four-meter tigers stopping traffic on the highway, marauding in Siberia's cities or hunting a dog in a Siberian village in the dead of night.
Given this level of tension, moving to China - or relocating by helicopter to the empty forests of Siberia's extreme wild west - may be the only option left to these magnificent animals. At the heart of the Indonesian archipelago lies the Komodo region, a unique paradise where natural selection has run its course for millions of years, without the interference of humankind.
This group of islands is one of the last home of reptile domination, and the ruler of this kingdom is the Komodo Dragon. Is there a lighthouse that will show us the way out of the darkest chapter of the European Union's history? From a very personal point of view the audience accompanies the film maker to the biggest fears of people and finally finds hold where none was expected: Laziness, idleness, living for the moment, hanging out- what many people actually like to do best is frowned upon. For modern life is organized around constant productivity and useful, paid work.
The movie takes a trip to those places and people that today purposely expose themselves to the taboo of uselessness and idleness - and who love to just be lazy. Any beekeeper can produce honey, candles, mead and ointments. That's why master beekeeper Peter Unterberger decided to specialise in breeding queen bees. It's a difficult undertaking that requires lots of patience and intuition. This documentary follows the internationally renowned beekeeper over several months as he produces his niche product.
Without any ifs and buts, it's a bee-autiful life! The time of the great godfathers is over; today the Mafia is more discreet, efficient, and professional than in the days of Mario Puzo , author of The Godfather. The conspirative organization covers Italian society like a net. The more profitable a business activity, the more likely it is to be involved.
This documentary shines a light on the 'Ndrangheta, the most powerful, dangerous, and mysterious Italian Mafia organization. Its estimated annual revenue: At that, the director made a scoop: In the wake of the international financial crisis, Iceland was the first European country to teeter on the brink of national insolvency at the end of In the meantime, the economy has started to grow again, and the International Monetary Fund attests to Iceland's remarkable progress. The country owes its comeback not only to financial help from other countries, but also to a rigorous programme of savings.
The political system has been renewed by unconventional means. Ordinary citizens are tasked with giving the country a new constitution and in the capital city, Reykjavik, a humour-based party is in charge. The dispute over the repayment of billions-worth of British and Dutch savings deposits may not yet be over, but the people are again looking to the future with confidence.
Forty years ago a group of young men and women moved in with friends in Switzerland and subsequently to France in order to build an airship. With this plan the hippie commune wanted not only to escape the boredom of student life, but also to make a contribution towards the development of alternative technologies.
After a very promising start and developing their own materials, the time came for the first attempt at flight, which ended in disaster with the airship exploding. After this setback the commune drifted apart; part of the group emigrated to the USA, where even NASA employees were persuaded tojoin their project. But with this the time for dreaming came to an end.
The group scattered to the four winds. But the story of the airship is not over. Thirty years later this documentary film looks at the search for a utopian world from the present day point of view. Paul Flora, the master pen and ink artist and master etcher, died at the age of His life story could fill more than one book. In her documentary, director Eva Testor focuses on Flora's drawing, his art, his exhibitions, his travels, his surroundings and his exuberance, through short, specific excursions into the past.
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This film tells the story of an unusual artistic life, with no creative crises or financial emergencies, and makes a mature artist and his work tangible. For decades economists have portrayed mankind as a species that seeks only its own advantage and profit in a coolly calculating manner. People chase individual success with all their might - even at the expense of their neighbours.
Yet recently scientists from various different disciplines have begun to question this view of things.
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The financial crisis gave a special urgency to their work, and in the meantime, neuroscientists, evolutionary researchers and economists have turned the old, pseudo-Darwinist picture of mankind on its head. They are coming to the conclusion that through his tribal history, mankind is characterised by mutual support, readiness to help and teamwork.
Outside of China the largest city in the world is hardly known: Chongqing at the Yangtze Kiang is as big as Austria in size, has around 30 million inhabitants and continues to grow. Unlike the developed cities in the eastern coastal areas that are only growing slowly, the speed of growth and development is even rising in China's interior. Precision, speed and spectacular technique made them true sports stars, kept in peak condition by their vegetarian diet and rigorous training. Gladiators earned well and paid private visits to wealthy women admirers.
But a moment's loss of concentration in the arena was lethal, and even in death, the loser must show no emotion. For two millennia, Carnuntum's gladiator school washidden beneath cornfi elds, but archaeologist Wolfgang Neubauer's scanners uncovered the training complex, reconstructed for this drama-documentary as part of a complete virtual Roman city; while gladiator experts and re-enactors give a uniquely authentic account of a gladiator's life. They are the relics of ancient primeval forests, and the nucleus of a new understanding of nature: Lower Austria's Wild Forests.
The film portrays natural forests in Lower Austria: In each case the starting point is the people who live with and in the forests and who determine their fate. It is only through their passion that these forests have been saved. And only through their vision will they be preserved. The film exposes a difficult balancing act between protection and exploitation.
From time to time this connection throws up some strange stories - love stories. These supposedly inanimate objects acquire a soul in their eyes, defi ne their lives, and are a source of happiness that sometimes leads to a fervent devotion that can quickly become self-destruction. It is about people who not only use machines, but who also truly love them. In these relationships happiness and disappointment go hand in hand, just as in human relationships, although for those who are in love with a machine these feelings are doomed to remain unrequited.
The protagonists' refl ections on their passion convey an idea of how far love for a machine can go and of the light that this sheds on their relationships with other human beings. The island's mountains are overgrown with million-years-old primeval forests. The majority of all plant and animal species that occur on Madeira are global endemics. From whales to Europe's smallest bird, from traditional sugar cane processing to the centuries-old craft of basket-making.
Despite growing secularisation and the decline of institutionalised religion, religious phenomena appear to be increasingly present in everyday life. The attractions of today's leisure and fun-loving society seem to provide fertile ground for religious experiences. Above all, sport has come to be regarded by many people as offering an increasingly important alternative to traditional religious meaning. Top sportsmen and women, trainers and theologians tell of their transcendental experiences and of the points of intersection and divergence between religion and sport.
Have marathons replaced pilgrimages? In one of the largest continuous and untouched regions of the European Alps, lies an extravagant sculpture park made out of incomparable subalpine marble. Internationally renowned artists have created a unique symbiosis here between the pristine highland environment and man-made space.
This film takes viewers on a journey of discovery, past mountain lakes and deep gorges, where steep cliffs of marble protrude from the earth, back into the history of this precious stone and shows its mining and very special connection to art and architecture. Needless to say, these marriages were largely unsuccessful.
Watch as Maria Theresia struggled to balance dynastic responsibility and motherly love. Killed, butchered, sacrificed and eaten - whether we like it or not: Our cultural history is inseparably tied to the meat of dead animals. From Abel's meaty sacrifice to antic priests performing oracles involving bowels to ritual killings of Aztec youngsters - it is all about meat.
Hunting techniques are featured in the documentary as well as livestock husbandry now and then. The culinary travels lead us from the early methods of food - preservation to the delicacy of a Viennese soupstew all the way to the tender seduction coming from Kobe-Beef. Honey-badgers, wolverines, ermines and stone martens - even otters - each have their own way of making their room their territory, and each room has magical access to the natural habitat they left behind. As if randomly strewn throughout the unspoiled nature of the mystical border region between Bavaria and Austria, images appear without warning.
Out of nowhere grotesque faces at the edge of perception flit by and disappear as quickly as they came and pairs of eyes glitter from the darkness of caves. They are images from the world and works of the internationally renowned illustrator and graphic artist Alfred Kubin, which are brought back to life by video installations as they bathe the sites of Kubin's inspiration in a blurred perception between reality and fantasy.
This is an unusual kind of portrait. At its heart is theatre professional, stage mastermind, pictorial provocateur and director, Martin Kusej, one of the most successful theatrical and operatic directors in the German-speaking world. The film depicts an autumn spent with him following his work and life as an artist - with no external commentary it shines a light into his world. Kusej - his work and his impact make for fascinating viewing.
For over 30 years now, Austrian painter, designer and photo artist Gottfried Helnwein through his shock-aesthetics has been a provocative force in the world of art. This portrait features a man that borders to genius when it comes to getting attention. What if the greatest healer of all time were to return? A possible answer to this question is provided by the case of Bruno Groening. God is the greatest physician! He was neither a doctor nor a healer, and had undertaken no course of study, and yet every day thousands of people came to him.
He heals the lame, the blind and the deaf! Even the newsreels reported on it. Naturally this was a provocation for the church. Doctors and the authorities felt forced to react. And so Groening was forbidden from healing and forced to appear in court. So, was he a charlatan after all? A media witch hunt began. Kurt Langbein survived carcinosis by radiation therapy.
The well known science-journalist - conducted by his own motivation - started to get to the bottom of the special parameters mobilizing one's immune system, being able to heal carcinosis finally. In fact there are people, so called moribunded cause of suffering carcinosis, but contrary to diagnostics being in the best of health.
What does academic medicine know about how healing works? What becomes more important - the therapy or the therapist? If there is no God, then there can be no soul either. If there is no soul, then you can't be true, Jesus! How do such sentences fit with the image of the committed missionary, who felt that her work was ordered by God? Mother Teresa - who was she really? These intimate confessions show the moral icon of the 20th century in a different light. The woman who achieved worldwide recognition for her life among the beggars and dying in the slums of Calcutta often felt lonely and empty inside.
Her life story is unsettling and provocative in equal measure; after all it touches upon the fundamental questions of human existence: And why does God let it happen? In spite of this she did not dare to express them openly. This film asks those questions. In Mount St. Helens exploded in one of the most powerful eruptions of the 20 th century. Everything living was buried beneath feet of avalanche debris, covered with steaming mud, topped with a superheated layer of frothy rock from deep within the centre of the earth.
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