DOCUVISTA on Air
Fit, pretty, successful: that’s what everybody wants to be. But the desire to optimize can turn into a competition against oneself. The perfect result is presented on Instagram: clicked, shared, liked. But what if the perfect image collides with a flawed reality? A “ZDF.reportage” by Kathi Liesenfeld and Andrea Schäfer: Schönheit, Selfies, Selbstkontrolle.
It’s a promising idea: two young entrepeneurs from the Black Forest want to sell German bratwurst in England. But then the Brexit crisis turns their plans upside down. And on top of that the COVID-19 pandemic hits Europe. All of a sudden “Herman ze German” has to struggle to survive. A film by Daniela Hoyer and Franziska Pfeffer: Bratwurst, Brexit, Pandemie.
Planting trees can save our climate – that is what numerous environmental organizations claim. Therefore massive reforestation is being carried out worldwide. How much does this really help in the fight against climate change? A film by Franziska Pfeffer and Maike Wurtscheid from the ZDF series planet e.: Der Milliarden-Bäume-Plan.
More than half of all deaths worldwide are caused by chronic inflammatory diseases. Scientists are just beginning to understand the mechanisms of our immune system. A documentary by Marilena Schulte and Maike Wurtscheid: Schwelbrand im Körper.
Jürgen Meyer gives wild animals who need help a second chance. In Saarburg, he runs the only shelter for wild animals for miles around. The problem is, nobody wants to pay for the care of sick squirrels or hurt woodpeckers. The documentary by Marilena Schulte: Saving the wild animals.
Indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest are threatened: Oil companies force their way deeper and deeper into indigenous territory. Three brave women from Ecuador decided to defend themselves – armed with microphones and notepads. A film by Siegmund Thies from the ZDF series planet e.: Radio-Frauen aus dem Regenwald – mit Mikro und Rekorder gegen Ausbeutung.
The Autobahn, department stores and Plattenbauten left their mark on the German lifestyle in the 20th century. Why is that so? ZDF-History takes a trip back in time and looks into myths and legends. A film by Thomas Hies and Tobias Wiethoff: Modern German myths – from Plattenbau to Autobahn.