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  • 1914: A War of Images

    Directed by Günter Kaindlstorfer • Documentary • 2014 • 45 minutes

    World War I was the battlefield for the first propaganda war in history. The recently invented and very popular medium of film was used by all military parties to create deception and manipulate public opinion. Scientists, using ...

  • Backfired

    Directed by Dale Bell • Documentary • 2018 • 61 minutes

    BACKFIRED: When VW Lied to America tells the inside story of the VW scandal as it unravels beginning at West Virginia University in 2013 where a group of unsuspecting students accidentally discover the defeat device while doing rare on-road...

  • Black Sun

    Directed by Rudiger Sunner • Documentary • 2009 • 90 minutes

    For more than sixty years, thousands of historians, political scientists, psychologists and others have attempted to explain the murderous ideology of National Socialism-in particular the theories of its founders Adolf Hitler, Heinrich...

  • In the Aisles

    Directed by Thomas Stuber • Drama • With Franz Rogowski, Sandra Huller • 2018 • 125 minutes

    When the reclusive Christian (Franz Rogowski, TRANSIT) takes a job working the night shift at a big box store, his new manager, Bruno from the Beverage Department (Peter Kurth, BABYLON BERLIN), teaches hi...

  • Diplomacy

    Directed by Volker Schlöndorff • Drama • 2014 • 85 minutes

    As the Allies march toward Paris in the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is ...

  • Dreaming of a Tree House

    Directed by Beate Lendt • Documentary • 2011 • 85 minutes

    DREAMING OF A TREE HOUSE is a film about the pioneering community-building project of the world-famous architect Frei Otto in Berlin, called the Okohaus-an experimental, ecological, customized housing project in the city center.

    Includi...

  • Eternity Has No Door of Escape

    Directed by Arthur Borgnis • Documentary • 2017 • 80 minutes

    "Outsider art" challenges established historical categories and transcends artistic movements. A translation of the French term art brut, a phrase coined by the painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet in the aftermath of World War II, this ...

  • A Film Unfinished

    Directed by Yael Hersonski • Documentary • 2010 • 90 minutes

    This potent documentary uses a long-lost film reel to illustrate how the Nazis controlled images of Jewish life during World War II. Though the Nazis made a propaganda movie of contented Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, the missing spool exp...

  • Forget Me Not

    Directed by David Sieveking • Documentary • 2012 • 88 minutes

    Leading documentary filmmaker David Sieveking (David Wants to Fly) weaves an astonishingly candid, loving and revelatory chronicle of the changes his mother's Alzheimer'€s has on his family. Although dealing with his mother's disease ...

  • Free Lunch Society

    Directed by Christian Tod • Documentary • With Frances Fox Piven, Emmanuel Saez, Charles Alan Murray • 2017 • 92 minutes

    That basic income is a powerful idea is indisputable: land, water and air are gifts of nature. They are different from private property that humans create by their individual ...

  • Frantz

    Directed by Francois Ozon • Drama • With Pierre Niney, Paula Beer • 2017 • 114 minutes

    Set in Germany and France in the immediate aftermath of the First World War, (1914-1918), Frantz recalls the mourning period that follows great national tragedies as seen through the eyes of the war’s “lost ge...

  • Heimat is a Space in Time

    Directed by Thomas Heise • Documentary • 2019 • 218 minutes

    In HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME, German filmmaker Thomas Heise shares the stories of three generations of his family, in their own words.

    Heise sets the tone early, reading an anti-war essay written in 1912 by his grandfather Wilhelm, whe...

  • The German Neighbor

    Directed by Rosario Cervio, Martin Liji • Documentary • With Antonella Saldicco • 2017 • 94 minutes

    Integrating impressive archive material, The German Neighbor follows the steps of Adolf Eichmann’s awkward and unusual life in Argentina and his remarkable defense at the trial in Jerusalem. Rober...

  • A German Youth

    Directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot • Documentary • With Ulrike Meinhof; Andreas Baader; Horst Mahler • 2019 • 93 minutes

    In the 1960s, the young democracy of West Germany was embarrassed by its Nazi past, and ingrown in its role as imperialist and capitalist outpost faced by its communist double. T...

  • The Hitler Chronicles - Blueprint for Dictators - Part 1

    Directed by Hermann Pölking-Eiken • Documentary • 2018 • 50 minutes

    From an easygoing childhood in Austria through high school problems and hardship: as a young adult, Hitler is hungry and even homeless at times. It’s only after his parents’ early death and an inheritance from his father that he...

  • The Hitler Chronicles - Blueprint for Dictators - Part 2

    Directed by Hermann Pölking-Eiken • Documentary • 2018 • 50 minutes

    When the crisis looms, there’s a surge, and the party continues to grow. In the early 30’s, the NSDAP gains voters in every election. Hitler is appointed Reich Chancellor when the conservative powers expect him to help get rid o...

  • The Hitler Chronicles - Blueprint for Dictators - Part 3

    Directed by Hermann Pölking-Eiken • Documentary • 2018 • 50 minutes

    After the occupation of Czechoslovakia, the world holds its breath and waits to see if Hitler will risk European peace. He will, safeguarded by the Hitler-Stalin pact, and invades Poland. Inevitably, Great Britain and France dec...

  • The Hitler Chronicles - Blueprint for Dictators - Part 4

    Directed by Hermann Pölking-Eiken • Documentary • 2018 • 50 minutes

    Hitler personally arranges for a euthanasia program, underestimating the resistance of the Church. While the killing of the mentally ill has to be slowed down, the extinction of Jews is expanded to an industrial scale. Russian p...

  • The Invisible Frame

    Directed by Cynthia Beatt • Documentary • With Tilda Swinton • 2010 • 60 minutes

    In 1988 director Cynthia Beatt and the Tilda Swinton embarked on a filmic journey along the Berlin Wall to create the short film CYCLING THE FRAME (28', color, 1988). Riding her bicycle from the Brandenburg Gate to ...

  • The Ister

    Directed by David Barison and Daniel Ross • Documentary • With Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy, Bernard Stiegler, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg • 2004 • 189 minutes

    In 1942, at the height of World War II, Martin Heidegger, the most influential philosopher of the twentieth century, delivered a s...

  • Transit

    Directed by Christian Petzold • Drama • With Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer • 2019 • 102 minutes

    In Christian Petzold’s brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel, Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski, Happy End), flees to Marseille assuming the identi...

  • Lore

    Directed by Cate Shortland • Drama • With Saskia Rosendahl • 2013 • 108 minutes

    Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, staunch Nazi believers, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that ...

  • Man for a Day

    Directed by Katarina Peters • Documentary • 2012 • 59 minutes

    Performance artist and gender activist Diane Torr has appeared on stages around the world as a drag king, performing male characters inspired by philosopher Judith Butler's theories of gender performativity. Now she holds workshops fo...

  • One Day Pina Asked...

    An encounter between two of the most remarkable women artists of the 20th century, ONE DAY PINA ASKED... is Chantal Akerman's look at the work of choreographer Pina Bausch and her Wuppertal, Germany-based dance company. "This film is more than a documentary on Pina Bausch," a narrator announces a...