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Art as a million dollar project

In our capitalist society, works of art represent the ultimate status symbol. The art market is booming, prices are rocketing. Why is it that people are willing to spend millions of dollars on works by van Gogh, Klimt, Keith Haring or Gerhard Richter ...

Rights sold: Russia, Korea, Hungary, Italy, Taiwan

I Wore the Yellow Star

With photographs

Many members of the older generation remember how the Nazis determined the course of their childhood without having understood it at the time. What did the sons and daughters of Jewish parents go through?

Inge Deutschkron grew up in Berlin and personally experienced the consequences of ...

Rights sold: Romania, Russia

Summer Storm

A summer’s day that starts out all bright and sunny and by its end nothing is ever the same again – that is the day when Annika's cousin Ginie disappears. Just a short while ago the two of them had been sunbathing by the water’s edge with Annika's friends Steffi, Rüdiger and ...

Rights sold: English World Rights

Sweet Occupation

"If you look your enemy in the eye, he's no longer your enemy."

Five men in their middle years: convicted former terrorists Muhammad, Suleiman and Jamil from the occupied territories and Israeli refuseniks Chen and Amil. Five former prisoners who founded the Peace Movement after ...


Cross-countries

What is it we're looking for-in ourselves, in others, in faraway places?

Berlin, summer 2013: Clara, a young doctor, quite literally runs into Amal when their bicycles are involved in a minor collision. Amal, a 21-year old Iraqi student, has fled Baghdad and is applying for asylum ...


Who the Fuck is Kafka?

Hatred is an emotion, but peace is a conscious decision

A hotel in Rome. There's a knock at Lizzie Doron's door; when she opens it, she thinks she finds herself confronted by an Arab suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt. In fact Nadim has merely stuck his travel documents to ...

Rights sold: Czech Republic, Italy

The Flow

"Near and far no longer matter; the only distance that counts lies in the space between the familiar and the alien."

Four people in four different countries: Ada from Berlin has made a documentary film about life on the Gaza strip with her friend Judith - but ...

Rights sold: Turkey

Swimming

Swimming is a special art. It is not only a sport or a way to stay afloat; it is also the most immediate experience of water and its variability. John von Düffel, author and long-distance swimmer, accounts for the various contacts of a swimmer with his element, of his exposedness, his ...


The Gift of the Stars

Inspiration is the greatest gift of all
The sage Zhuang Zhou has long been a thorn in the eye of Prince Yan, who views the great philosopher's discourse as highly rebellious. Yan orders one of his soldiers, Min Teng, to murder the philosopher. However, the soldier is taken ...

The Life and Times of Martin Luther

The great reformer Martin Luther had a decisive impact on the course of German cultural and intellectual history. Not only one of the most influential Christian theologians, his translation of the Bible played a vitally important role in the advancement of the German language. This in-depth ...
Rights sold: Korea

Living For The Moment

My life after being diagnosed with cancer

A touching but optimistic report

In the summer of 2006, Kora Decker received a devastating diagnosis: breast cancer. Overnight, her life was changed forever. There would no longer be such a thing as a normal, everyday life; no work, no planning for the future, nothing but the prospect of ...


My Life After My Survival

After the enormous success of her autobiographical report I Wore the Yellow Star, Inge Deutschkron wrote about her life between May 8, 1945 and the early nineties. What she had experienced unter the Nazis was her "starting capital" for a new life after the war, but also a burden. "I created ...