German Language Docs

  • Our Fathers

    Our Fathers

    2021

    1h.15min

    16+

    About the missing and the found. About the silent and the roaring. About cuddling and sneezing. Six stories about fathers.


  • Living Together

    Living Together

    2022

    1h.30min

    16+

    An integration course teaches people the finer points of Viennese culture in Chinese, Arabic, Russian and German.


  • Make Up the World

    Make Up the World

    2024

    1h.39min

    16+

    Props play a crucial role in every movie, yet they are rarely consciously noticed - the big and small things on the set.


  • In Between Fridays

    In Between Fridays

    2023

    1h.37min

    16+

    Somewhere in the Monchique mountains of Portugal, the Fridayhappiness Associação balances sustainable living with their economic lifeline.


  • Janine F.

    Janine F.

    2004

    1h.20min

    16+

    The tragic story of an artist who was torn between passion and obsession and died under mysterious circumstances.


  • Allesandersplatz

    Allesandersplatz

    2021

    53min

    16+

    In the heart of Berlin, a GDR ruin is given a new lease on life and becomes a center for art, culture and community.


  • My Wonderful West Berlin

    My Wonderful West Berlin

    2017

    1h.38min

    16+

    Romy Haag, Rosa von Praunheim, Ades Zabel and Udo Walz talk about their fascination with the dream destination West Berlin.


  • Joker

    Joker

    2019

    1h.30min

    16+

    Three solo entertainers share a passion for entertaining. For them, it is not just a profession, but a vocation to which they subordinate everything.


  • Seelenlandschaften Schottland

    Seelenlandschaften Schottland

    2023

    56min

    16+

    After England and Wales, Rüdiger Sünner explores the spiritual side of Scotland's breathtaking landscapes in the second part of his trilogy.


  • Duologue

    Duologue

    2016

    4min

    16+

    The German Angst of the unknown - a reluctant dialogue.


  • Ramba Zamba

    Ramba Zamba

    2023

    1h.29min

    16+

    To live inclusion and not just to play it is the declared goal of the Theater Rambazamba from Berlin.


  • Little Big Fighters

    Little Big Fighters

    2019

    1h.22min

    16+

    Looking to breathe new life into the sport of rugby in Germany, a man has launched an inclusive rugby team.


  • Bastard in Mind

    Bastard in Mind

    2022

    1h.26min

    16+

    A chance examination delivers the frightening diagnosis of brain aneurysm. The director himself documents the months leading up to the operation.


  • Schlingensief – A Voice That Shook the Silence

    Schlingensief – A Voice That Shook the Silence

    2020

    2h.4min

    16+

    A feverish Schlingensief documentary by Bettina Böhler, a renowned editor, portraying this exceptional artist in his full range.


  • From the Ashes

    From the Ashes

    2019

    19min

    16+

    In a former German coal region, a mine gives way to a ghost train, including undead miners.


  • Candidates - Training in Stammheim

    Candidates - Training in Stammheim

    2020

    58min

    16+

    In Stammheim, right next to the old RAF prison, an educational center for future correctional officers is located next to the prison wall.


  • Prima Mallorca

    Prima Mallorca

    2019

    1h.30min

    16+

    A new start to a better life? Forty Germans on welfare fly to Mallorca to do internships.


  • Me Time

    Me Time

    2022

    1h.26min

    16+

    Self-determination, women's rights, taboos: ME TIME focuses on child-free life and expectations of mothers.


  • Welcome to the Dome

    Welcome to the Dome

    1992

    15min

    16+

    During the final prayer of the German Catholic Bishops' Conference in 1991, one of the most spectacular protest actions takes place.


  • Who's Afraid of Alice Miller?

    Who's Afraid of Alice Miller?

    2021

    1h.41min

    16+

    What sounds like a case study from "The Drama of the Gifted Child" is the true story of the son of famed psychologist Alice Miller.


  • Seelenlandschaften - England und Wales

    Seelenlandschaften - England und Wales

    2022

    53min

    16+

    Poetic film essay which conveys a sense of the lived spirituality of the British Isles.


  • Barricade

    Barricade

    2021

    1h.23min

    16+

    A striking documentary by renowned photojournalist David Klammer about protesters fighting to stop the clear-cutting at the Dannenröder Forest.


  • Motorcity

    Motorcity

    2021

    1h.27min

    16+

    A compelling exploration of the complexities of American life, history, and society through the lens of the unique and fascinating sport drag racing.


  • Soldier Ahmet

    Soldier Ahmet

    2021

    1h.16min

    16+

    Ahmet, a champion boxer and professional soldier, starts taking acting lessons. On stage he comes face to face with his own internal battles.


  • Zwischennutzung

    Zwischennutzung

    2022

    1h.35min

    16+

    Discover the hidden world of the former meat factory in Vienna's Sonnwendviertel through the lens of filmmaker Dariusz Kowalski.


  • Johanna Dohnal - Visionary of Feminism

    Johanna Dohnal - Visionary of Feminism

    2021

    1h.47min

    16+

    Johanna Dohnal, icon of the Austrian women's movement and first Minister for Women's Affairs, shaped the Alpine Republic like hardly any other.


  • Show Your Wound - Art and Spirituality in the Work of Joseph Beuys

    Show Your Wound - Art and Spirituality in the Work of Joseph Beuys

    2015

    1h.24min

    16+

    The portrait of an artist who in all his art and with his whole being questioned the existing social system.


  • Mystik und Widerstand

    Mystik und Widerstand

    2013

    1h.10min

    16+

    The theologian, feminist, and mystic Dorothee Sölle argued that theology is necessarily political.


  • Adventure Anthroposophy - Rudolf Steiner and his influence

    Adventure Anthroposophy - Rudolf Steiner and his influence

    2008

    1h.50min

    16+

    Many people are familiar with Waldorf schools, but few are aware of the life and work of Rudolf Steiner, who in 1919 established them.


  • The Creative Universe - Science and Spirituality in Dialogue

    The Creative Universe - Science and Spirituality in Dialogue

    2010

    1h.23min

    16+

    In an age of ever-increasing scientific knowledge, why do more and more people prefer to adopt alternative lifestyles?


  • Geheimes Deutschland

    Geheimes Deutschland

    2006

    1h.1min

    16+

    Already in 18th century Germany, early Romanticism developed a spiritual worldview that many today seek in Far Eastern spirituality.


  • Krai

    Krai

    2021

    2h.3min

    16+

    This black and white film portrays the life and stories of a village on the Russian-Ukrainian border, combining elements of fiction and documentary.


  • Beatrix

    Beatrix

    2021

    1h.35min

    16+

    Milena Czernovsky and Lilith Kraxner's debut blurs the line between documentary and fiction filmmaking, joining a recent trend in the film industry.


  • Stories from the Sea

    Stories from the Sea

    2021

    1h.26min

    16+

    This documentary portrays women who embark on a sea voyage thus challenging traditional gender roles just by being there.


  • Die Legende vom Nil

    Die Legende vom Nil

    1991

    58min

    16+

    This travel diary describes the journey of the painter Paul Klee in Egypt between 1928 and 1929 through his letters and his paintings.


  • The Tree of Life

    The Tree of Life

    2005

    1h.10min

    16+

    This film illuminates the poetic-mystical side of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the UN Blue Helmet missions Dag Hammarskjöld.


  • Nachtmeerfahrten - Eine Reise in die Psychologie von C.G. Jung

    Nachtmeerfahrten - Eine Reise in die Psychologie von C.G. Jung

    2011

    1h.9min

    16+

    A cinematic journey into the biography of the psychiatrist C. G. Jung (1875−1961) and into his powerful world of myths, dreams and symbols.


  • Magisches Irland

    Magisches Irland

    2018

    24min

    16+

    Spiritual travel documentary to the "sacred places" of Ireland and numerous sanctuaries that date back to Celtic times.


  • Sacred Games

    Sacred Games

    2022

    1h.12min

    16+

    What God did Bach believe in and what was the nature of his spirituality? Did it transcend the confines of his Protestant upbringing?


  • Black Sun - Mythological Background of National Socialism

    Black Sun - Mythological Background of National Socialism

    1998

    1h.35min

    16+

    The film BLACK SUN illuminates the importance of myths and occult beliefs in the ideology of the "Third Reich".


  • Engel über Europa - Rilke als Gottsucher

    Engel über Europa - Rilke als Gottsucher

    2018

    1h.22min

    16+

    Rainer Maria Rilke was not only one of the greatest German poets, but also a spiritual seeker who walked his very own path.


  • Wildes Denken

    Wildes Denken

    2020

    1h.48min

    16+

    The film clarifies - according to Claude Lévi-Strauss - the "wild thinking" of indigenous cultures based on masks, cult objects, and rituals.


  • Unsere Geschichten

    Unsere Geschichten

    2020

    1h.46min

    16+

    Young people from the former border region use smartphones to film stories from their personal environment about the topic of German division.


  • Face the Wall

    Face the Wall

    2009

    1h.25min

    16+

    Victims of the repressive system in the former East German state give powerful testimony about the cruetly of the dehumanizing regime.


  • Justice 2.0

    Justice 2.0

    2015

    49min

    16+

    Contemporary witnesses from several European countries provide impressive insights into how the Iron Curtain shaped life across the continent.


  • The Family

    The Family

    2014

    1h.32min

    16+

    Survivors can also be victims in countries where injustice was the norm. Their compelling testimonies are featured in this insightful documentary.


  • Homeopathy Unrefuted?

    Homeopathy Unrefuted?

    2021

    1h.26min

    16+

    Is homeopathy a hoax or medicine? Here, homeopaths are allowed to share their very different views.


  • Parov Stelar - Backstage 2022

    Parov Stelar - Backstage 2022

    2021

    58min

    16+

    Parov Stelar, is regarded as the founder of electro swing. His unique sound has been conquering concert halls around the world for more than 15 years.


  • Ciao Aracà

    Ciao Aracà

    2019

    1h.2min

    16+

    Globalization, and rural exodus: despite a gloomy outlook, the people still living in Aracà , a small Italian village, are bravely facing the future.


  • MansFeld

    MansFeld

    2013

    1h.38min

    16+

    A magical film about the mysteries of childhood and an old custom: In the village of MANSFELD, the ritual banishment of the old takes place every year


  • Roland Klick: The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter

    Roland Klick: The Heart Is a Hungry Hunter

    2013

    1h.19min

    16+

    Roland Klick is a film history legend. He made movies with Mario Adorf and Dennis Hopper, then mysteriously faded away after only six films.


  • Parabeton: Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete

    Parabeton: Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete

    2012

    1h.39min

    16+

    PARABETON shows in chronological sequence 17 buildings by the Italian engineer and architect Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) in Italy and France.


  • Amal

    Amal

    2014

    55min

    16+

    Ghadir, Mohamad and their five children never wanted to leave their homeland Syria. Now they are in Germany. The new beginning is not easy.


  • Alimamy

    Alimamy

    2020

    40min

    16+

    To pay for his children's education, Sierra Leonean farmer Alimamy is taking a gamble: he wants to sell the entire cassava harvest at the next market.


  • My Vietnam

    My Vietnam

    2021

    1h.10min

    16+

    Through Skype and online chat rooms, a Vietnamese couple, Bay and Tam, create their own virtual version of Vietnam in their Munich apartment.


  • Nunca Más - No More War In Colombia?

    Nunca Más - No More War In Colombia?

    2018

    36min

    16+

    After more than 50 years of bloody civil war, the peace process in Colombia began in 2016, with an uncertain outcome.


  • Seahorse

    Seahorse

    2020

    16min

    16+

    Hanan fled with her family from northern Iraq across the Mediterranean Sea. At that time, she did not know how to swim. She now overcomes the trauma.


  • Highfalutin

    Highfalutin

    2021

    1h.36min

    16+

    Friends and colleagues reminisce about the controversial actor Volker Spengler, who was dubbed the "Downfall of the West".


  • The Revolution Eats its Children

    The Revolution Eats its Children

    2020

    1h.14min

    16+

    A European theater director wants to stage a play about revolution in Burkina Faso and gets caught up in a real revolution.


  • No News

    No News

    2021

    1h.21min

    16+

    The shocking story of the sea rescue ship Lifeline, which was denied entry to a safe port for months.


  • The Notes of Anna Azzori / A Mirror that Travels through Time

    The Notes of Anna Azzori / A Mirror that Travels through Time

    2020

    1h.12min

    16+

    Can a documentary depict reality? Should it even try? Constanze Ruhm examines how reality and the construction of reality are different.


  • Endphase

    Endphase

    2021

    1h.24min

    16+

    A war crime was committed in their home village and consistently hushed up. The two brothers search for clues leaves us stunned and angry.


  • Sag mir, wo du stehst

    Sag mir, wo du stehst

    2011

    30min

    16+

    The statements of former inmates of the Hohenschönhausen Stasi prison and former Stasi employees are contrasted here.


  • Moments of Resistance

    Moments of Resistance

    2019

    1h.39min

    16+

    This film places acts of resistance against National Socialism and current struggles in a historical continuity.


  • Where to, Miss?

    Where to, Miss?

    2016

    1h.23min

    16+

    A Delhi woman's rocky road to her own cab license.


  • 9 Lives

    9 Lives

    2011

    1h.46min

    16+

    9 LIVES portrays the fate of young people who decided at the age of 11, 12 or 13 to leave home and to live on the streets.


  • Der Stoff, aus dem Träume sind

    Der Stoff, aus dem Träume sind

    2019

    1h.16min

    16+

    Housing is a human right. How can we guarantee housing in the increasingly difficult real estate markets in Europe's major cities?


  • From Far Away

    From Far Away

    2006

    1h.30min

    16+

    A personal travelogue by Berlin-based director Thomas Arslan about a journey through Turkey.


  • Fassbinder: Love Without Demands

    Fassbinder: Love Without Demands

    2015

    1h.47min

    16+

    R.W. Fassbinder has never been shown with such openness and introspection.


  • Mary Bauermeister - One and One is Three

    Mary Bauermeister - One and One is Three

    2021

    1h.42min

    16+

    As a pioneer of the Fluxus movement she revolutionized the concept of art and made history with contemporaries Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage.


  • MySELFie

    MySELFie

    2019

    50min

    16+

    At the age of 12 Maya starting losing her hair. Within a few weeks she was completely bald. The diagnosis: Alopecia areata.


  • Afghanistan - New beginning?

    Afghanistan - New beginning?

    2006

    37min

    16+

    Five years after the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan the country's future was uncertain but buoyed by cautious optimism.


  • Glory to the Queen

    Glory to the Queen

    2020

    1h.23min

    16+

    A film about victory and defeat, on the chessboard and in life, and a cinematographic reflection on the struggle for female self-determination.


  • Berlin 4 Lovers

    Berlin 4 Lovers

    2019

    1h.12min

    16+

    Tinder users in Berlin talk openly and honestly and about real-life encounters, both the good and the bad, with dates made using the famous dating app


  • Sex: Speak

    Sex: Speak

    2015

    1h.20min

    16+

    Sex is the most beautiful thing in the world. But talking about it without straying into lasciviousness or becoming inhibited remains tricky.


  • After the Future

    After the Future

    2017

    47min

    16+

    Gay left-wing activist and disaster relief volunteer Ortwin Passon navigates between a military-like bourgeois world and wild sex parties.


  • Elfie Semotan, Photographer

    Elfie Semotan, Photographer

    2019

    1h.16min

    16+

    Elfie Semotan, known for her sophisticated visual arrangements, is considered the "grande dame" of Austrian photography.


  • The Lady Anatomist

    The Lady Anatomist

    2019

    55min

    16+

    Wax portraits of an unknown woman are the focus of this medical-historical thriller which turns rigid 18th century role models on its head.


  • In My Skin

    In My Skin

    2019

    1h.12min

    16+

    This film immerses us directly into the daily lives of three women who are trapped in violent, abusive relationships.


  • Do Not Fear

    Do Not Fear

    2019

    1h.6min

    16+

    Germany's only trans* pastor.


  • Disciples of Hate

    Disciples of Hate

    2018

    1h.0min

    16+

    An ex-Salafist and an ex-Neo-Nazi confront their past. Dominic Schmitz and Felix Benneckenstein were trapped in an ideology for years.


  • The Waldheim Waltz

    The Waldheim Waltz

    2018

    1h.34min

    16+

    This documentary tells the incredibly shocking story of how a Nazi officer became a top politician and UN Secretary General.


  • Fair Wind: Notes of a Traveller

    Fair Wind: Notes of a Traveller

    2013

    1h.22min

    16+

    Shot on Super 8mm, Bernadette Weigel's homage to traveling celebrates the uniqueness of each moment.


  • This Movie is a Gift

    This Movie is a Gift

    2019

    1h.12min

    16+

    Daniel Spoerri is one of the most important representatives of object art, co-founder of the artist group Nouveau Réalisme and inventor of Eat-Art.


  • Of Neo-Nazis and Superheroes – How the Far Right is Changing a Small German Town

    Of Neo-Nazis and Superheroes – How the Far Right is Changing a Small German Town

    2018

    56min

    16+

    In the summer of 2017, 6,000 neo-Nazis from all over Europe gathered in Themar for the largest right-wing rock concert of the German post war era.


  • We will survive

    We will survive

    2018

    29min

    16+

    At the Julie-Roger-Haus in Frankfurt am Main, a care facility for seniors of all sexual orientations, "grandpa is finally allowed to be gay" (FAZ).


  • In die Welt - Into the World

    In die Welt - Into the World

    2009

    1h.27min

    16+

    This moving portrait of a maternity hospital in Vienna provides a fascinating insight into the drama, pain, and beauty of being born into this world.


  • Amorous, Antiquated, Audacious

    Amorous, Antiquated, Audacious

    2009

    1h.4min

    16+

    This ambitious directorial debut chronicles lesbian lifestyles and social networking in Vienna in the 1950s and 60s.


  • So bright the night

    So bright the night

    2019

    14min

    16+

    When night falls and the last rays of sunlight fade, the people in this film start their workday.


  • You will never understand

    You will never understand

    2003

    52min

    16+

    Anja Salomonowitz portrays three women from her family who as children lived through WWII but whose memories of that time diverge.


  • Jobcenter

    Jobcenter

    2009

    1h.19min

    16+

    Unemployment... Helmut and Sieglinde are over fifty and already considered unemployable. What about young people trying to find work?


  • Nollywood – Filmbusiness African Style

    Nollywood – Filmbusiness African Style

    2020

    1h.5min

    16+

    The second largest film industry in the world is called Nollywood and is based in Lagos, Nigeria.


  • Natasha

    Natasha

    2008

    1h.24min

    16+

    Who are the (presumably) Eastern European panhandlers working the streets? Filmmaker Ulli Gladik finds out.


  • No One Misses Me!

    No One Misses Me!

    2016

    28min

    16+

    Filmmaker Erik Lemke (BERLIN EXCELSIOR) portrays his great-aunt Evelin: she was born a man, in a country that no longer exists.


  • Meuthen's Party

    Meuthen's Party

    2017

    1h.32min

    16+

    Follow Jörg Meuthen, candidate for Germany's right-wing party AFD, on his election tour 2016.


  • For the love of survival

    For the love of survival

    2019

    1h.26min

    16+

    To prevent the ecological collapse of our planet, these 8 courageous people envision a new kind of agriculture.


  • The Rojava Experiment - A Society On The Move

    The Rojava Experiment - A Society On The Move

    2019

    58min

    16+

    In northern Syria, an anti-hierarchical, multi-ethnic model of democracy was launched in the Rojava region under the leadership of the Kurds.


  • Eight Hundred Times Lonely

    Eight Hundred Times Lonely

    2020

    1h.24min

    16+

    A warm-hearted yet stylistically radical film portrait in black and white and color about Edgar Reitz and his encounter with a young female filmmaker.


  • Im inneren Kreis

    Im inneren Kreis

    2017

    1h.23min

    16+

    Iris P. was an undercover investigator who maintained close friendships and had intimate relationships with the people she spied on.


  • Lord of the Toys

    Lord of the Toys

    2018

    1h.36min

    16+

    Max "Adlersson" Herzberg from Dresden, 20 years old, has over 300,000 subscriptions on YouTube and reviews knives and gangsta rap fan boxes.