The World at War
1973, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Drama, Wirtschaft und Politik: Laurence Olivier narrates the landmark 26-part British documentary series telling the story of World War II, profiling its main campaigns and highlighting the human cost on all sides of the conflict.

For Sama
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.

Zeitgeist: Addendum
2008, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg: Zeitgeist: Addendum attempts to locate the root causes of the pervasive social corruption, while also offering a solution.

2014, Dokumentarfilm

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

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".

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 comedy!

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.

Dirty Wars
2013, Dokumentarfilm

Krimi, Dokumentarfilm, Drama: Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill stumbles upon a U.S. night raid gone badly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan. An Afghani witness swears he saw American soldiers digging bullets out of the dead women and Scahill's investigation leads him to the secret maneuvers of the shadowy and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Our reporter is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams "find, fix, and finish" their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for Obama's "kill list," including U.S. citizens. From Afghanistan to Yemen and Somalia, as well as back home in New York where he tries to piece the puzzle together, Scahill meets with CIA agents, Special Forces operators, military generals and U.S.-backed warlords who go on camera and on the record-some for the first time. He tracks down the survivors of night raids and drone strikes, including the family of the first American citizen marked for death and being hunted by his own government. With a strong cinematic style and thriller structure, Dirty Wars takes viewers to remote corners of the globe to see first-hand wars fought in their name and offers a behind-the-scenes look at a high-stakes investigation. Dirty Wars is also a book by Jeremy Scahill on the same topic, exhaustively researched and footnoted and available on request.

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.

Die Weißhelme
2016, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Inmitten der Bomben suchen gewöhnliche Menschen in den Trümmern nach Überlebenden und werden zu ganz besonderen Helden.

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.

Standard Operating Procedure
2008, Dokumentarfilm

Krimi, Dokumentarfilm, Krieg: Witness one of the worst debacles in American military history. Enter Abu Ghraib. This award-winning documentary uncovers the dramatic series of events that led to torture, international outrage, and forced a president to apologize to the world.

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.

Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup
2009, Dokumentarfilm

Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte, Krieg

The Unknown Known
2013, Dokumentarfilm

Biografie, Dokumentarfilm, Geschichte: In The Unknown Known, Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris offers a mesmerizing portrait of Donald Rumsfeld, the larger-than-life figure who served as George W. Bush's Secretary of Defense and as the principal architect of the Iraq War. Rather than conducting a conventional interview, Morris has Rumsfeld perform and explain his "snowflakes" — the enormous archive of memos he wrote across almost fifty years in Congress, the White House, in business, and twice at the Pentagon. The memos provide a window into history — not as it actually happened, but as Rumsfeld wants us to see it. By focusing on the "snowflakes," with their conundrums and their contradictions, Morris takes us where few have ever been — beyond the web of words into the unfamiliar terrain of Rumsfeld's mind. The Unknown Known presents history from the inside out. It shows how the ideas, the fears, and the certainties of one man, written out on paper, transformed America, changed the course of history - and led to war. 2013 DHR Project LLC, and A&E Television Network LLC, Dogwoof.

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.

Der junge Löwe
1972, Dokumentarfilm

Action, Abenteuer, Biografie: In diesem Film erzählt Richard Attenborough vom stürmischen Aufstieg eines der größten Politiker des 20. Jahrhunderts – mit einem außerordentlich komplexen Privatleben. Eitel, rebellisch und extrem ehrgeizig, ist Winston Churchill das Produkt der leidenschaftlichen Verbindung zwischen dem politischen Versager Lord Randolph und der hochmütigen, in Brooklyn geborenen Lady Jennie. Von seinen Eltern entfremdet, investiert der junge Winston seine gesamte Energie in seine Bemühungen, Liebe durch Leistung zu gewinnen. Er beginnt seine Laufbahn als Kriegskorrespondent in Indien und wird später während des Burenkriegs in Südafrika zum Helden. Schließlich stürzt sich Churchill in eine politische Karriere, die ihn aus der Ächtung direkt in die heiligen Hallen des Parlaments führt. DER JUNGE LÖWE ist die unvergessliche Geschichte und das große Abenteuer eines Mannes in seinem ganzen Glanz und Ruhm!

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“.