Land grabbing in Romania | DW Documentary
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Land grabbing in Romania | DW Documentary

Views:411859|Rating:4.70|View Time:25:56Minutes|Likes:4136|Dislikes:261“Land grabbing” in Romania is a problem. Large areas of arable land are falling into the hands of major foreign investors, at the expense of local people. So-called land grabbing, buying up large areas of agricultural land, is no longer just a phenomenon in Africa or Latin America – it is a topic around […]

The Berlin synagogue with the golden dome | DW Documentary
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The Berlin synagogue with the golden dome | DW Documentary

Views:6330|Rating:4.59|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:190|Dislikes:17A film about the eventful history of the New Synagogue in Berlin. It was damaged in the pogrom night of 1938 and by bombing during the war. Now animations and photographs make it possible to experience the building’s former beauty. When the New Synagogue was inaugurated in 1866, the Prussian Prime Minister, and later […]

Rubber tires - A dirty business | DW Documentary
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Rubber tires – A dirty business | DW Documentary

Views:1065040|Rating:4.75|View Time:28:26Minutes|Likes:14692|Dislikes:774The booming global tire market is worth billions – but this comes at a high price, both to humans and the environment. Over 50 million car tires are sold each year in Germany alone. But where does the natural rubber for them come from? The biggest producer of natural rubber for tires is Thailand. […]

Working online and traveling the world - digital nomads | DW Documentary
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Working online and traveling the world – digital nomads | DW Documentary

Views:1247913|Rating:4.82|View Time:25:56Minutes|Likes:16554|Dislikes:617Working online whilst traveling the world sounds like a dream job for many people. But what exactly is a digital nomad? Pete and Supi live as digital nomads. They travel the world permanently, work on the road and are always online. Their lives epitomize the digital revolution and how it is changing how we […]

People, passion and making a living (India shorts competition 1/3) | DW Documentary
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People, passion and making a living (India shorts competition 1/3) | DW Documentary

Views:35465|Rating:4.52|View Time:23:29Minutes|Likes:227|Dislikes:24From the ancient art of calligraphy to tuk-tuk driving – which professions are dying out in India? And what does day-to-day working life look like? ‘It Happens Only In India’ was a film shorts competition and a collaboration between Scroll.in and DW. Participants told stories on the theme of India through a visual medium. […]

Slaves today | DW Documentary
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Slaves today | DW Documentary

Views:42341|Rating:4.74|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:731|Dislikes:40There are over 45 million slaves worldwide today – more than ever before in human history. Modern slavery has many faces: workers, sex slaves, household servants and child soldiers. But some people are fighting this trade in human misery. The documentary investigates the modern slave trade and tracks down the unscrupulous profiteers for whom […]

The Basque Country and ETA | DW Documentary
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The Basque Country and ETA | DW Documentary

Views:22548|Rating:4.22|View Time:25:56Minutes|Likes:329|Dislikes:61The Basque terrorist organization ETA is a thing of the past. But be they behind bars or walking around in freedom, the treatment of former ETA members is controversial and divisive. ETA waged a violent struggle for an independent Basque country for over 50 years, killing more than 800 people in the process before […]

Hitler´s book "Mein Kampf" and its secrets | DW Documentary
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Hitler´s book "Mein Kampf" and its secrets | DW Documentary

Views:27960|Rating:4.65|View Time:42:27Minutes|Likes:797|Dislikes:60You can still buy Adolf Hitler’s credo all over the world, under the counter in some places, on the Internet or simply at the bookshop in others. But did Hitler actually write it himself? And was it really a blueprint for war and the Holocaust? Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” was first published in 1925. The […]

Tradition vs. modernity: the Kolla in Argentina | DW Documentary
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Tradition vs. modernity: the Kolla in Argentina | DW Documentary

Views:39860|Rating:4.81|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:584|Dislikes:23High in the Andes, the Kolla are fighting to preserve their traditions. Argentina’s indigenous Kolla people live an austere life in the high desert plains. This is their home where they thrive. Maria and her sisters Norma and Nelly are Kolla. They share an inheritance that they have looked after ever since their mother […]

Fleeing climate change - the real environmental disaster | DW Documentary
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Fleeing climate change – the real environmental disaster | DW Documentary

Views:217132|Rating:3.85|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:2568|Dislikes:764How many millions of people will be forced to leave their homes by 2050? This documentary looks at the so-called hotspots of climate change in the Sahel zone, Indonesia and the Russian Tundra. Lake Chad in the Sahel zone has already shrunk by 90 percent since the 1960s due to the increasing heat. About […]

Brexit curse in the Caribbean | DW Documentary
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Brexit curse in the Caribbean | DW Documentary

Views:18834|Rating:4.51|View Time:28:26Minutes|Likes:389|Dislikes:42Great Britain is not the only country gripped with uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit. The Caribbean island of Anguilla, a British overseas territory and former British colony, would lose its status as an associate member. Anguilla, a popular holiday destination, is 6,500 kilometers away from Britain, but just a 20-minute boat ride from […]

The violinist Daniel Hope | DW Documentary
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The violinist Daniel Hope | DW Documentary

Views:3505|Rating:4.73|View Time:42:27Minutes|Likes:139|Dislikes:8Daniel Hope is one of the most sought-after violinists of our time. This very personal portrait looks at his career and the history of his family, who came to London from Berlin via South Africa – and at what drives him as a musician. Daniel Hope, music director of the renowned Zurich Chamber Orchestra, […]

The social media beauty cult | DW Documentary
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The social media beauty cult | DW Documentary

Views:76728|Rating:4.48|View Time:42:27Minutes|Likes:1214|Dislikes:140Social media are influencing the way women feel about their own bodies. Young women in particular are constantly being confronted with pictures of beautiful female bodies online – images which have almost always been digitally enhanced. This documentary take a long and alarming look at young women whose everyday lives are dictated by the […]

China and the Uighurs | DW Documentary
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China and the Uighurs | DW Documentary

Views:21081|Rating:4.48|View Time:28:27Minutes|Likes:645|Dislikes:75It’s believed more than a million ethnic Uighurs are interned in China. Chinese officials call the detention facilities ‘re-education’ camps, but there’s overwhelming evidence that they are prison-like compounds designed for mass incarceration. China’s western Xinjiang region is almost five times the size of Germany. It’s home mainly to the Muslim Uighur minority. Today […]

Fighting poverty with fish | DW Documentary
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Fighting poverty with fish | DW Documentary

Views:9704|Rating:4.56|View Time:12:32Minutes|Likes:268|Dislikes:26Mouhamed Mbaye lives in Germany, and wants to import fish from Senegal, where he was born. Freshly caught, sustainable, fair. His business would create new jobs – jobs the region urgently needs. But international competition is fierce. A German wholesaler has expressed interest in Mouhamed Mbaye’s assortment of exotic fish. But meeting the hygiene […]

Drones, robots, and super sperm - the future of farming | DW Documentary (Farming documentary)
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Drones, robots, and super sperm – the future of farming | DW Documentary (Farming documentary)

Views:104287|Rating:4.71|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:1088|Dislikes:67The future of farming: Driverless tractors, drones and robots. How is the agriculture industry changing as digital technology develops? Unmanned tractors controlled via GPS; drones that kill vermin in the fields from above; and highly efficient bull sperm used to produce genetically optimized calves. This is not science fiction. It’s the future of farming, […]

Billions for European farms | DW Documentary
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Billions for European farms | DW Documentary

Views:78968|Rating:4.69|View Time:28:12Minutes|Likes:1240|Dislikes:83The EU spends nearly 60-billion euros per year on farm subsidies. That’s about one-third of the E-U’s entire budget. But the European Commission has proposed to cut subsidies over the next several years — in part, to save money. The cuts may affect programs that aim to protect the environment. Right now, the largest […]

The Kurds between conflict and democracy | DW Documentary
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The Kurds between conflict and democracy | DW Documentary

Views:6508|Rating:4.39|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:337|Dislikes:47What will happen next in northern Syria? All of the parties to the conflict – the Americans, Assad’s regime, Russia, Iran and Turkey – have their own agendas for the war-torn region. But what do the Kurds themselves think about their future? On 31 March 2019, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), supported by the […]

Neutrinos - Elementary particles from the edge of the universe | DW Documentary
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Neutrinos – Elementary particles from the edge of the universe | DW Documentary

Views:115263|Rating:4.68|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:1174|Dislikes:79Neutrinos are spectral particles that are not only extraterrestrial but also extragalactic. Scientists have discovered that they make up a miniscule part of the cosmic rays that constantly bombard the Earth’s atmosphere. We’ve known about neutrinos for a long time, but exactly where and how they are formed remains a mystery. International research teams […]

Clandestine employment of Indians in Italy | DW Documentary (Migrant documentary)
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Clandestine employment of Indians in Italy | DW Documentary (Migrant documentary)

Views:754835|Rating:4.65|View Time:12:2Minutes|Likes:5869|Dislikes:435In Italy, thousands of Indians are employed as cheap labor in the agriculture sector. It’s an exploitative system that includes human smuggling. The working conditions are inhumane. But they enable cheap vegetables in supermarkets. Some 30,000 people originally from India live in the province of Latina. Many do not have papers. Most work in […]

Thailand and the fallout from mass tourism | DW Documentary
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Thailand and the fallout from mass tourism | DW Documentary

Views:551651|Rating:4.60|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:4274|Dislikes:367Plastic garbage and the death of the coral reefs show the downside of mass tourism in Thailand, which hosted 36 million visitors in 2018. The documentary looks at the effects on tourist resorts above and below water. Ten years ago there were 20 million fewer tourists. Today’s mass tourism has both social and ecological […]

The Guča Trumpet Festival | DW Documentary
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The Guča Trumpet Festival | DW Documentary

Views:5376|Rating:4.48|View Time:25:56Minutes|Likes:172|Dislikes:20The trumpet festival in the western Serbian town of Guča is one of Europe’s most captivating musical events. Each year, a bold mix of national pride, fairground fun and a Woodstock-like air attracts visitors from all over the world. They all come to this sleepy little town to dance away three days and nights […]

Germany: The discreet lives of the Super-Rich | DW Documentary
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Germany: The discreet lives of the Super-Rich | DW Documentary

Views:1453467|Rating:4.64|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:12345|Dislikes:954The rich in Germany been never been as well-off as they are today and assets have never been so unevenly distributed. But who are they? How do they live? And what do they think of their country? A journey into the discreet world of the super-rich. One percent of Germans own over a quarter […]

Lisbon - what makes Portugal's capital city so attractive? | DW Documentary
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Lisbon – what makes Portugal's capital city so attractive? | DW Documentary

Views:626455|Rating:4.81|View Time:42:35Minutes|Likes:6183|Dislikes:240Lisbon, Portugal’s “White City”, is an old multifaceted city in Europe. Lisbon has experienced many periods of prosperity and has survived many crises. But what makes Lisbon so attractive today – especially among young people? A film crew met a range of mainly young people in Lisbon, and asked them about their relationship to […]

The Renaissance - the Age of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci (2/2) | DW Documentary
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The Renaissance – the Age of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci (2/2) | DW Documentary

Views:141325|Rating:4.80|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:1399|Dislikes:58Beginning at the end of the 14th Century, the Renaissance created a new type of man, triggering economic, scientific, technical, religious, social and cultural developments that are unique in history. Never before have culture, economics and science developed so rapidly within one century as during the Renaissance. But what was the catalyst for it, […]

The Akha tribe in Laos: Between tradition and modernity | DW Documentary
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The Akha tribe in Laos: Between tradition and modernity | DW Documentary

Views:854686|Rating:4.62|View Time:42:6Minutes|Likes:4626|Dislikes:382The Akha in Laos live almost untouched by modern civilization. They still adhere to their archaic customs. But they are on the verge of upheaval. Cut off from the rest of the world, without a paved road, the village of Peryensang Mai has remained almost untouched by modern civilization to this day. Its inhabitants […]

Fashion Photography - The Pursuit of Beauty | DW Documentary
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Fashion Photography – The Pursuit of Beauty | DW Documentary

Views:2961|Rating:3.82|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:81|Dislikes:25At the age of 73, Walter Pfeiffer is at the zenith of his career as a fashion photographer and illustrator. The Swiss artist gives an insight into his eventful life – and his models tell us what his pictures mean to them today. Walter Pfeiffer has been taking photos for 50 years and has […]

The rhino mafia's billion dollar business | DW Documentary
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The rhino mafia's billion dollar business | DW Documentary

Views:14673|Rating:4.83|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:380|Dislikes:13Rhinoceros horns are among the world’s most valuable black market goods. [Online until: June 13, 2019] Rhino horns are more expensive than gold or cocaine and fetch as much as 30,000 Euros per kilogram. The illegal trade in the coveted raw material is firmly in the grip of the Mafia. On April 7, 2017, […]

Russia's support for EU opponents | DW Documentary
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Russia's support for EU opponents | DW Documentary

Views:24595|Rating:2.89|View Time:12:31Minutes|Likes:430|Dislikes:314For some time, concerns have been growing in Germany and other European Union states that Moscow is clandestinely trying to influence elections and other processes. With the European elections coming up, the issue has taken on a new urgency. Deutsche Welle and France 24 looked into this issue in a joint investigative report. The […]

Right-wing populists and the EU | DW Documentary
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Right-wing populists and the EU | DW Documentary

Views:44746|Rating:2.71|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:878|Dislikes:7402019 looks to be a good year for right-wing populists in Europe. Be it Italy, France, Hungary, Poland or Germany, many European countries are experiencing a shift to the right. Right-wing populists are expected to make significant gains in the European Parliament elections this spring. Right-leaning party representatives have an agenda: they want to […]

Kiribati: a drowning paradise in the South Pacific | DW Documentary
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Kiribati: a drowning paradise in the South Pacific | DW Documentary

Views:2485079|Rating:4.45|View Time:42:51Minutes|Likes:12501|Dislikes:1534Climate change and rising sea levels mean the island nation of Kiribati in the South Pacific is at risk of disappearing into the sea. But the island’s inhabitants aren’t giving up. They are doing what they can to save their island from inundation. Can COP23 help make a difference? UN estimates indicate that Kiribati […]

The Renaissance - the Age of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci (1/2) | DW Documentary
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The Renaissance – the Age of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci (1/2) | DW Documentary

Views:185754|Rating:4.76|View Time:42:26Minutes|Likes:1986|Dislikes:101Beginning at the end of the 14th Century, the Renaissance created a new type of man, triggering economic, scientific, technical, religious, social and cultural developments that are unique in history. Never before have culture, economics and science developed so rapidly within one century as during the Renaissance. But what was the catalyst for it, […]

The dark side of the tea trade | DW Documentary
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The dark side of the tea trade | DW Documentary

Views:334547|Rating:4.77|View Time:28:26Minutes|Likes:3498|Dislikes:170Why 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, consumers are prepared to pay high prices for top-quality tea. But tea plantation workers in Darjeeling and Assam are not benefiting from the global tea culture boom. […]

How dangerous are diesel emissions? | DW Documentary
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How dangerous are diesel emissions? | DW Documentary

Views:389023|Rating:4.10|View Time:28:26Minutes|Likes:4314|Dislikes:941Diesel cars were long praised as being eco-friendly, now they are considered to be highly polluting. Strict EU limits on NO2 levels could lead to Diesel cars being banned. How dangerous are Diesel emissions really? Hundreds of thousands of people in German cities like Stuttgart and Cologne face the prospect of being unable to […]