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Saving Syria’s seed bank from war | DW Documentary (Science documentary)
Saving Syria’s seed bank from war | DW Documentary (Science documentary)
Vor 23 Stunden
Scientists from Syria saved over 140000 types of seed from war. Seeds are intended to help preserve genetic diversity in the future and defy climate change.
Clandestine employment of Indians in Italy | DW Documentary
Clandestine employment of Indians in Italy | DW Documentary
Vor Tag
In Italy, thousands of Indians are employed as cheap labor in the agriculture sector. It's an exploitative system that includes human smuggling. The working ...
Iran's legendary modern art collection | DW Documentary (Arts documentary)
Iran's legendary modern art collection | DW Documentary (Arts documentary)
Vor 3 Tage
An extensive modern art collection, including works by Warhol, Pollock and Kandinsky, was put together by Iranian ex-Empress Farah Diba in Tehran, Iran.
Saving Spain's largest saltwater lagoon | DW Documentary (Environment documentary)
Saving Spain's largest saltwater lagoon | DW Documentary (Environment documentary)
Vor 4 Tage
This environmental documentary follows environmental activists and fishermen in their fight to save Europe's largest saltwater lagoon from industrial farming.
Fighting deforestation on Borneo | DW Documentary (Environment documentary)
Fighting deforestation on Borneo | DW Documentary (Environment documentary)
Vor 5 Tage
Deforestation on Borneo is a huge environmental problem. Illegal logging has destroyed more than 90% of the Borneo's jungles. [Online until: 08.11.2018] In ...
Brazil election 2018 - who will be president? | DW Documentary (Politics documentary)
Brazil election 2018 - who will be president? | DW Documentary (Politics documentary)
Vor 6 Tage
Brazil election, 2018. Jair Bolsonaro has won the first round but will face Fernando Haddad in the second round after failing to win a majority. Brazil went go the ...
Bavaria: tradition in danger | DW Documentary
Bavaria: tradition in danger | DW Documentary
Vor 8 Tage
Günther Hochhäuser is a passionate marksman who fights to maintain the traditions of his homeland, Upper Bavaria. The Christian Social Union, who has been ...
Archeology - exploring the past with modern technology | DW History Documentary
Archeology - exploring the past with modern technology | DW History Documentary
Vor 10 Tage
Today modern archaeology often works with digital technology. Geophysics has allowed thousands of ancient sites to be located - a huge gain for science.
Paul’s escape to Europe - from Cameroon to Berlin | DW Refugee Documentary
Paul’s escape to Europe - from Cameroon to Berlin | DW Refugee Documentary
Vor 11 Tage
Paul Nkamani made his way from Cameroon to Berlin. German filmmaker Jakob Preuss was able to accompany the migrant on his dangerous journey to Europe ...
Gorbachev and the opportunity for peace wasted | DW Russia Documentary
Gorbachev and the opportunity for peace wasted | DW Russia Documentary
Vor 12 Tage
Mikhail Gorbachev wrote world history with his politics: from the 1985 elections to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War. [Online until: ...
Terror at the Moria refugee camp | DW Documentary
Terror at the Moria refugee camp | DW Documentary
Vor 15 Tage
A group of ISIS followers are said to be terrorizing people in the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. On the pretext of religious propriety, they ...
"Hambach forest stays!" - Germany and coal | DW Documentary
"Hambach forest stays!" - Germany and coal | DW Documentary
Vor 22 Tage
The tree houses in Hambach Forest have long symbolized resistance to open-pit lignite mining. Now the authorities are having them removed. German energy ...
1968 - the global revolt (4/4) | DW Documentary
1968 - the global revolt (4/4) | DW Documentary
Vor 25 Tage
The fight for women's rights and LBGT equality was moving ahead strongly and there was a new awareness of the need for environmental protection. [Online ...
1968 - the global revolt (3/4) | DW History Documentary
1968 - the global revolt (3/4) | DW History Documentary
Vor 25 Tage
Part 3 of the documentary shows how the brutal Vietnam War had made many protesters bitter. Deep rifts formed between right and left. [Online until: ...
1968 - the global revolt (2/4) | DW History Documentary
1968 - the global revolt (2/4) | DW History Documentary
Vor 25 Tage
Europe's student protests peaked during the "Summer of Love" while dramatic events elsewhere caused demonstrations to become increasingly violent. [Online ...
1968 - the global revolt (1/4) | DW History Documentary
1968 - the global revolt (1/4) | DW History Documentary
Vor 25 Tage
1968 saw a global protest movement. Young people all around the world protested against social structures, oppression and the Vietnam War. [Online until: ...
Traveling Ecuador by train | DW Travel Documentary
Traveling Ecuador by train | DW Travel Documentary
Vor 26 Tage
The train line through Ecuador is considered one of the most spectacular train lines in South America. A train journey of discovery. The Trans-Andean railroad ...
China's harassment of Muslims | DW human rights Documentary
China's harassment of Muslims | DW human rights Documentary
Vor 29 Tage
The UN accuses China of detaining a million Uighurs, Kazakhs and people from other Muslim minorities in the region of Xinjiang. Most have not been accused ...
Cannabis on prescription - the future of medical marijuana | DW medicine Documentary
Cannabis on prescription - the future of medical marijuana | DW medicine Documentary
Vor Monat
Cannabis, also known as marijuana or weed, is being legalized for medicinal use in a growing number of countries. Perceptions towards cannabis are changing ...
The crash - the investment bank Lehman Brothers | DW economy Documentary
The crash - the investment bank Lehman Brothers | DW economy Documentary
Vor Monat
Investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in New York on September 15, 2008 after more than 150 years in the banking business. [Online until: ...
Are our eyes getting worse? - The myopia boom | DW medicine Documentary
Are our eyes getting worse? - The myopia boom | DW medicine Documentary
Vor Monat
Near-sightedness, also known as myopia, is increasing. An estimated one billion people could lose their eyesight by 2050. [Online until: 11.10.2018] ...
Learning German: integration by language | DW Documentary
Learning German: integration by language | DW Documentary
Vor Monat
Jaime Beck teaches German to refugees - even though his own German isn't perfect. Why are his classes always full? His students say it's because when he ...
Karl Lagerfeld - fashion designer and icon | DW Documentary
Karl Lagerfeld - fashion designer and icon | DW Documentary
Vor Monat
Karl Lagerfeld - the name stands for much more than just fashion. What makes the fashion icon so successful? Who's the man behind the sunglasses? Designer ...
South Africa’s Kruger National Park - fighting poachers and disease | DW nature Documentary
South Africa’s Kruger National Park - fighting poachers and disease | DW nature Documentary
Vor Monat
"Poachers are destroying our country's future. Animals are our capital," says Rendani Nethengwe, a gamekeeper in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
The business of poverty and food companies | DW Documentary
The business of poverty and food companies | DW Documentary
Vor Monat
Food companies in industrial countries are registering almost no economic growth anymore. That's why manufacturers are focusing on new markets. [Online ...
Angola - the cancer of corruption | DW Documentary
Angola - the cancer of corruption | DW Documentary
Vor Monat
Although Angola is Africa's second largest oil producer after Nigeria, the country is one of the world's poorest nations. [Online until: 02.12.2018] Angola's billions ...
Welcome to the 'Nazi village'! | DW Documentary
Welcome to the 'Nazi village'! | DW Documentary
Vor Monat
The Lohmeyers stand up to the neo-Nazis in their German village with a rock festival. Birgit and Horst Lohmeyer live in a village mainly inhabited by staunch ...
Hocus pocus? Testing miracles | DW Documentary
Hocus pocus? Testing miracles | DW Documentary
Vor Monat
Astrology, fortune telling, alternative medicine: In Würzburg, science scrutinizes the supernatural. They can sniff out gold veins, measure the poison in apples ...
From street child in Nairobi to teacher in Hamburg | DW Documentary
From street child in Nairobi to teacher in Hamburg | DW Documentary
Vor Monat
Violence, fear, hunger and homelessness were daily obstacles for Philip Spenner who spent his youth on the streets of Nairobi. Today he teaches in Germany.
Women's football in India | DW Documentary
Women's football in India | DW Documentary
Vor Monat
Football is an important part of the life of these young women. Farheen is Muslim, Cynthia is Christian, and Tsomo is a Tibetan Buddhist. They all love football ...
Iraq's first Dandie's Club | DW Documentary
Iraq's first Dandie's Club | DW Documentary
Vor Monat
"Mr. Erbil" is a private social club in Iraqi Kurdistan. The members dress in stylish western fashions, and insist on courteous behavior -- in a region ravaged by ...
Inequality - how wealth becomes power | (Poverty Richness Documentary) DW Documentary
Inequality - how wealth becomes power | (Poverty Richness Documentary) DW Documentary
Vor 2 Monate
Germany is one of the world's richest countries, but inequality is on the rise. The wealthy are pulling ahead, while the poor are falling behind. [Online until: 17 ...
Coal mining in America's heartland | DW Documentary
Coal mining in America's heartland | DW Documentary
Vor 2 Monate
West Virginia, USA - under its wild mountain idyll hides the "black hell": A labyrinth of dark tunnels - hard life in a coal mine. [Online until: 15 August 2019] "Wild, ...
Return to Kabul - Afghan deportees one year on | DW Documentary
Return to Kabul - Afghan deportees one year on | DW Documentary
Vor 2 Monate
Afghani Shams Ahmadi was deported from Bavaria to Kabul in January 2017. What happened to him - and other young Afghans - after deportation?
Native American woman runs for Congress | DW Documentary
Native American woman runs for Congress | DW Documentary
Vor 2 Monate
Deb Haaland is hoping to become the first Native American woman in Congress. She's running for the Democrats in the state of New Mexico. She wants to ...
Kosovo: End of mission for German armed forces | DW Documentary
Kosovo: End of mission for German armed forces | DW Documentary
Vor 2 Monate
The situation in Kosovo is now considered secure but the small country in the Balkans experienced a bloody war with thousands of deaths at the end of the ...
Summer of extremes - crowded beaches and failing crops | DW Documentary
Summer of extremes - crowded beaches and failing crops | DW Documentary
Vor 2 Monate
Germany is in the throes of a scorching heatwave. For seaside resorts, it's a boon. But farmers fear massive crop losses and demand billions in aid.
Perilous trip to reach dream destination US - DW Documentary
Perilous trip to reach dream destination US - DW Documentary
Vor 2 Monate
Every year, hundreds of thousands set off on a perilous journey through Central America to escape violence and economic misery. It's a trip full of dangers and ...
Orange order parades in Northern Ireland | DW Documentary
Orange order parades in Northern Ireland | DW Documentary
Vor 2 Monate
Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement peace in Northern Ireland remains tenuous, and violent clashes between Protestants and Catholics continue to ...
A court interpreter in South Africa | DW Documentary
A court interpreter in South Africa | DW Documentary
Vor 2 Monate
Royce Buda is one of the most important people at the Pretoria High Court. The interpreter speaks 16 languages and therefore he is vital in most cases. South ...
Unrest in South Africa | DW Documentary
Unrest in South Africa | DW Documentary
Vor 3 Monate
Rainbow nation? Antiapartheid? White farmers fear to have their land confiscated without compensation. [Due to a high volume of comments that are not in ...
Testifying against Assad - seeking justice for Syria | DW Documentary
Testifying against Assad - seeking justice for Syria | DW Documentary
Vor 3 Monate
The torture victims of the Syrian regime fear being forgotten. Survivors of Bashar al-Assad's jails are now fighting for justice in Germany. The principle of ...
Germany's right-wing terror network - the NSU on trial | DW Documentary
Germany's right-wing terror network - the NSU on trial | DW Documentary
Vor 3 Monate
As the NSU neo-Nazi murder trial comes to a close, Beate Zschäpe has been given a life sentence for her part in a string of racially motivated killings. After more ...
Secrets of the Stone Age (2/2) | DW Documentary
Secrets of the Stone Age (2/2) | DW Documentary
Vor 3 Monate
How were our Stone Age ancestors capable of building gigantic structures like burial mounds and stone rings? An insight into the history of humankind. Watch ...
Secrets of the Stone Age (1/2) | DW Documentary
Secrets of the Stone Age (1/2) | DW Documentary
Vor 3 Monate
During the Stone Age, humans shifted from the nomadic lifestyle to the more settled life of farmers. A documentary on an important period of human history.
One German pub owner is still serving at 87 | DW Documentary
One German pub owner is still serving at 87 | DW Documentary
Vor 3 Monate
At age 87, landlady Hildegard Schweinsberg is still behind the bar every day. Her pub "Zur Börse" is the heart and soul of the small village of Neuhaus. People ...
Tough play: China's pro gamers | DW Documentary
Tough play: China's pro gamers | DW Documentary
Vor 3 Monate
Alice Zhang is living her dream. She earns money playing computer games. But to survive in China's booming gaming scene you have to keep winning, and ...
The dark side of the tea trade | DW Documentary
The dark side of the tea trade | DW Documentary
Vor 3 Monate
Why are Indian tea workers not benefiting from the global tea boom? Many tea workers live in bitter poverty, while others profit from their labor. In Germany ...
Is tourism harming Venice? | DW Documentary
Is tourism harming Venice? | DW Documentary
Vor 3 Monate
Venice is threatened by mass tourism. Some 30 million visitors a year come to the city in Italy, making their way through the narrow streets. With an infrastructure ...
Schools for Afghanistan - a project in peril | DW Documentary
Schools for Afghanistan - a project in peril | DW Documentary
Vor 3 Monate
Afghanistan is becoming increasingly dangerous. More and more international aid workers are withdrawing from the country. Development aid workers Peter ...