Till min dotter
2019, Dokumentarfilm

Gesellschaft, Krieg: FOR SAMA is an intimate feature documentary that takes the form of a letter from Waad al-Kateab, a 26-year-old Syrian mother, to her daughter Sama recorded in the last days of the battle for Aleppo, Syria. Waad lives with Sama’s father, a doctor in the last surviving hospital in rebel-held Aleppo. Surrounded on all sides, bombarded daily by the Syrian regime and Russian air force, Waad fears they may be killed at any moment. So she crafts a filmed message to her one-year old daughter to explain who her parents were, what they were fighting for and why Sama came into this world – a record for the young girl in case they don’t survive. Waad’s story begins in 2012 when she was a student studying marketing at Aleppo University. Protests against the brutal dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad reach the university and Waad is one of the first to join. Her camera captures the joy and optimism of those early days. She meets a young medic in the protests called Hamza and with a group of friends they continue to demand freedom even as the regime resorts to greater and greater violence to crush them, eventually engulfing the city in full-blown war. They lose friends and narrowly escape death themselves at the hand of snipers, airstrikes and barrel bombs, scenes all captured on camera. Then, in the midst of the storm, Hamza proposes marriage. They marry, move into their first home and before long Waad is pregnant, scenes recognisable to any young couple anywhere in the world. The difference is their honeymoon plays out against an increasingly apocalyptic war. When the Russians intervene to save the regime in September 2015, they unleash ferocious violence against the rebels. Yet despite their fear, Waad and Hamza decide not to flee the city as so many have done, but to stay and continue the fight for freedom. She realises that the struggle is no longer only for them, it’s for the future of her daughter. Sama is born on the 1st January 2016, a small ray of hope in the chaos. Sama’s first year of life will see the last year of the battle for the city, a time of almost unimaginable darkness. The regime and its allies resort to every imaginable atrocity to crush the rebels. Hamza’s hospital is bombed. They are besieged and witness attacks by chlorine gas, cluster and barrel bombs, massacres of women and children. Yet amid it all, Waad and Hamza have the joy of parenthood, witnessing the first weeks of their baby daughter’s life, full of fun and laughter. She gives them the strength to endure and inspiration to all of the last band of rebels. Eventually, they are overwhelmed and forced into exile. In the exodus, the family pack their things and with tears in their eyes, bid farewell to the shattered city, the place where their dream of freedom was born and where it died. Yet they carry their daughter with them, an eternal symbol of the love and hope that the violence of tyrants cannot destroy.

They Shall Not Grow Old
2018, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: Peter Jackson („Der Herr der Ringe“, „King Kong“) greift in seinem Dokumentarfilm das Geschehen des Ersten Weltkriegs auf und zeigt dabei nicht nur die Kriegsvorbereitungen, sondern auch die an der Front kämpfenden, in Gräben stationierten Soldaten bis hin zum 1918 eintretenden Waffenstillstand. Unter Verwendung modernster Technik erweckt der neuseeländische Filmemacher historisches Filmmaterial zum Leben, wie man es noch nie zuvor gesehen hat: Die über 100 Jahre alten Schwarz-Weiß-Bilder wurden aufwändig restauriert und koloriert, geschärft und in 3D konvertiert, und vermitteln dem Zuschauer intensiver denn je, was es im Ersten Weltkrieg bedeutete, durch den Schlamm zu kriechen, dem Feind aufzulauern und nicht zu wissen, ob man am nächsten Tag überhaupt noch am Leben sein wird.

The Network
2013, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: ”The Network” connects both past and present – bouldering, sport, and competition climbing – and this cutting-edge film tangles the viewer inside the spider web of connections that makes up the world of the professional rock climber.

2010, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Restrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 90- minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you.

Jim: The James Foley Story
2016, Dokumentarfilm

Nachrichten, Krieg: Seen through the lens of filmmaker Brian Oakes, Foley's close childhood friend, Jim takes us from small-town New England to the adrenaline-fueled front lines of Libya and Syria, where Foley pushed the limits of danger to report on the plight of civilians impacted by war. On Thanksgiving Day 2012, Jim Foley was kidnapped in Syria and went missing for two years. Thrown into a world of false leads and misinformation, the Foley family was threatened with prosecution by the U.S. government if they paid a ransom. In Oakes' gut-wrenching film, Foley's family, friends and fellow journalists tell Jim's story, while his fellow hostages reveal the details of captivity with chilling immediacy. Brilliantly constructed with unparalleled access, Jim: The James Foley Story is a harrowing chronicle of bravery, compassion and pain at the dawn of World War ISIS. 2016 Kunhardt Films, Dogwoof.

The Invisibles
2017, Dokumentarfilm

Biografie, Dokumentarfilm, Drama: Four young Jews survive the Third Reich in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become "invisible."

Fahrenheit 9/11
2004, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Drama, Krieg: In the most provocative film of the year, Academy Award(r)-winner Michael Moore (2002, Best Documentary, Bowling for Columbine) presents a searing examination of the role played by money and oil in thewake of the tragic events of 9/11. Moore blends captivating and thought-provoking footage with revealing interviews, while balancing it all with his own brand of humor and satire.

Drone – This Is No Game!
2014, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: Ingenieure, Piloten, Gegner und Opfer von Drohnen schildern in diesem Film ihre Ansichten über die umstrittene neue Waffe des CIA im Krieg gegen den Terror.

Above And Beyond
2015, Dokumentarfilm

Action, Abenteuer, Dokumentarfilm: In 1948, a group of Jewish American pilots flew for Israel in its War of Independence. The first feature-length doc about the foreign airmen in the ’48 War, ABOVE AND BEYOND weaves interviews and footage to present a fascinating, little-known tale.

Memphis Belle – Geschichte einer fliegenden Festung
1944, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: Die Crew der Memphis Belle, einer berühmten Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, rüstet sich für eine Mission. Dies und mehr erfahren Sie in der Dokuserie „Five Came Back“.

Schlacht um Midway
1942, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Der Regisseur John Ford präsentiert Aufnahmen von der Schlacht um Midway. Weitere Details über den staatlich finanzierten Film enthüllt die Dokuserie „Five Came Back“.

The Hornet's Nest
2014, Dokumentarfilm

Action, Abenteuer, Dokumentarfilm: Armed only with cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history. Mike and Carlos embed with U.S. Forces fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan, amidst the constant threat of the Taliban. They are the only Father and Son Journalist Team to ever embed with the US Frontline Armed Forces due to the extreme danger involved. Their journey, ‘The Hornet’s Nest’, is a true story of survival not only for the soldiers, but for a father and son team who seek to re-connect under the most harrowing of circumstances.

Es werde Licht
1946, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Dieser Film von 1946 über traumatisierte US-Veteranen wurde von der US-Regierung zunächst in Auftrag gegeben und dann verboten. Mehr erfahren Sie in „Five Came Back“.

Die Schlacht um San Pietro
1945, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Nach der alliierten Invasion in Italien ist San Pietro ein Paradebeispiel für die Brutalität des Krieges. Weitere Infos erhalten Sie in der Doku „Five Came Back“.

Hitler: The Last Ten Days
1973, Dokumentarfilm

Biografie, Drama, Geschichte: A dramatization based on eye witness accounts of Hitler's final days in an underground bunker, his military henchmen, and his stormy relationship with Eva Braun.

2014, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Rebellen, Wilderer, Ölunternehmen – der Berggorilla hat viele Feinde, doch nur einen einzigen Freund: die Park-Ranger.

From Shock To Awe
2018, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: From Shock to Awe asks ‘how do we heal our deepest wounds?’ An intimate and raw look at the transformational journey of two combat veterans suffering from severe trauma as they abandon pharmaceuticals to seek relief through the mind-expanding world of psychedelics. Recent scientific research coupled with a psychedelic renaissance reveals that these substances can be used to heal PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) for individuals and their families. Beyond the personal stories, From Shock to Awe also raises fundamental questions about war, the pharmaceutical industry, and the US legal system.

The Soviet Story
2008, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: The film tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust. The film shows recently uncovered archive documents revealing this. Interviews with former Soviet intelligence officers reveal shocking details on: The Great Famine in Ukraine (1923/33); the Katyn massacre (1940); the SS-KGB partnership; Soviet mass deportations; and medical experiments in the GULAG. These are just some of the topics covered by this first time documentary film by director Edvins Snore. Based on 10 years of research The Soviet Story was filmed over 2 years in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Germany, France, the UK and Belgium. As a result, The Soviet Story presents a truly unique insight into recent Soviet history, told by people once Soviet citizens, who had first hand knowledge of it. The Soviet Story also discusses the impact of the Soviet legacy on modern day Europe. The Soviet Story is a story of pain, injustice and "realpolitik".

Of Fathers and Sons - Die Kinder des Kalifats
2018, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Der Dokumentarfilmer Talal Derki und sein Kameramann Kahtan Hasson begleiten den Alltag von Clan-Chef Abu Osama und seiner Familie über einen Zeitraum von ungefähr zwei Jahren im salafistischen Nordwesten Syriens. Osama erzieht seine beiden Söhne, die er nach dem Gründer der Terrorgruppe Al-Quaida und dessen Stellvertreter benannt hat, Ayman (12) und Osama (13), sowie deren zehn Geschwister streng islamistisch. Seine beiden Söhne gehen nicht zur Schule, sondern absolvieren ein Koranstudium. Wie bei vielen anderen Kindern in Syrien steht also statt Matheunterricht eine extreme Auslegung des Korans auf dem Stundenplan. In einem Militärcamp werden ihnen zusätzlich der Umgang mit Waffen, Gehorsam und Disziplin vermittelt. Die gefährliche Ausbildung hat zum Ziel, die Kinder zu „Gotteskindern“ zu formen.

The Road to Guantanamo
2006, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Drama, Krieg: Im Jahr 2001 fahren vier britische Muslime zu einer Hochzeit nach Pakistan. Auf ihrem Weg wollen sie sich ein Bild von der Situation in Afghanistan machen, das von amerikanischen Truppen als Reaktion auf die Anschläge vom 11. September bombardiert wird. Im Chaos des Krieges wird die Gruppe auseinander gerissen, Monir wird von seinen Freunden getrennt, Ruhal, Asif und Shafiq gefangen genommen und in das berüchtigte Camp in Guantanamo Bay gebracht, wo ihnen jahrelange Gefangenschaft und Folter bevorstehen.

Tunisian Victory
1944, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Britische und US-Truppen befreien gemeinsam das von Nazi-Deutschland besetzte Nordafrika. Weitere Infos über diesen Propagandafilm erhalten Sie in „Five Came Back“.

Citizen Soldier
2016, Dokumentarfilm

Action, Abenteuer, Dokumentarfilm: Citizen Soldier is a modern day Band of Brothers. Using real footage, the film offers a first-hand look into combat, where the soldiers demonstrate extraordinary bravery and valor to honor a warrior code, never leave a fallen comrade behind.

2008, Dokumentarfilm

Komödie, Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: In this new comedy from director Larry Charles (BORAT, "Seinfeld"), comedian and TV host Bill Maher ("Real Time with Bill Maher," "Politically Incorrect") takes a pilgrimage across the globe on a mind-opening journey into the ultimate taboo: questioning religion. Meeting the high and low from different religions, Maher simply asks questions, like "Why is faith good?" "Why doesn't an all-powerful God speak to us directly?" and "How can otherwise rational people believe in a talking snake?" For anyone who's even a little spiritually curious, this divine entertainment will deepen your faith...in comedy!

Scream for Me Sarajevo
2018, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Musik, Krieg: Scream For Me Sarajevo is the story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks in 1994, in the midst of the Siege of Sarajevo. This is a film about extraordinary people defying the horrors of war, and the musicians who risked their lives to play a show for them. This documentary features footage from the historic gig, recent interviews with Bruce, the band, crew, security and the people of Sarajevo that lived through the war.