Onwards to New Delhi — a farmer’s protest | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. Satnam Singh, a farmer from Punjab in northern India, is worried about his livelihood. New legislation is set to liberalize the sale of agricultural produce. Hundreds of thousands of farmers head for the capital in protest. Until recently, grain in India was traded in state-run wholesale markets with guaranteed minimum prices. Yet following new legislation farmers can…

Who were the Neanderthals? | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. Long before Homo sapiens populated the earth, the Neanderthals lived in Eurasia. Now, paleoanthropologists in England and France are using new archeological methods to shed light on some previously unexplained Neanderthal mysteries. In an age clouded by the mists of time, the first early humans colonized the Eurasian continent. They settled on…

Guatemala’s violent youth gangs | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. Guatemala is one of the world’s poorest countries — and one of the most violent. Ultra-violent gangs, known as "maras," terrorize overcrowded low-income settlements through drug trafficking, prostitution, and racketeering. The police in Guatemala seem powerless to rein in these mafia-like youth gangs — so many people have turned to illegal militia…

Can green investment change the world? | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. A new generation of investors wants to force businesses to become environmentally-friendly. Even climate conservationists know that money talks, but can green investments really save the world? Green investment rewards companies that use sustainable production practices and protect the environment. At the same time, companies that pollute or contribute to global warming…

Evangelical Christians in the USA | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. Evangelical Christians often have a huge impact on American politics. Many of these people are socially conservative, consider themselves patriots, and believe that Americans have a constitutional right to own guns. This documentary explores the core beliefs of America’s fundamentalist Christians – including the concept of creation, as opposed to evolution. Our…

The cruelty of animal transports | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. Every year, thousands of cattle are exported to countries outside the EU. It’s often a harrowing ordeal. Activists from the Animal Welfare Foundation argue that conditions in these transports breach European law. Two trucks leave a collection point at Smolensk, Russia, near the Belarus border. It’s a freezing cold winter morning. Each…

The last nomads of Borneo | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. The Penan are one of the last indigenous hunter-gatherer tribes on earth. They are a semi-nomadic people who live in the rainforests of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo — and their way of life is now threatened. Peng Megut is one of the last forest nomads who…

Europe’s toughest dogsled race | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. The Finnmarksløpet in Norway is the longest and toughest dogsled race in Europe. Among this year’s competitors are Ben Voigt from Germany and 20-year-old native Hanna Lyrek. It’s a race that is always full of surprises and setbacks. Participants face freezing temperatures, stormy weather and a lack of sleep. The Finnmarksløpet is…

Opera During the Pandemic | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. For its opera season premiere, the Staatstheater Cottbus is staging "Carmen”, the tale of passion, jealousy and tragedy set to music by Georges Bizet. Rehearsals were held through November under strict precautions. But will it ever premiere? Conductor Mario Venzago and director Stephan Märki have never rehearsed like this before. How can…

Antarctica: A message from another planet | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. The world’s major powers agree: the resources of Antarctica should be exploited peacefully. They have promised to promote peace and scientific research in Antarctica, and to protect its environment. But is this spirit real, or just a lot of talk? This documentary features interviews with researchers, activists, diplomats, and military personnel from…

A Siberian skater’s 80 years on the ice | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. For the last 80 years there’s no place that Lyubov Morekhodova would rather be than on Lake Baikal in southern Siberia. The sprightly senior lives on the western shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Ice skating is Lyubov Morekhodova’s passion. When she straps on the steel blades she’s used for decades, she’s just as nimble as ever. Baba Lyuba – as she’s fondly called – looks after four dogs, five cows, two calves and four chickens. But whenever she’s not caring for them, she takes to the ice. Lake Baikal is often frozen over for six months of the year and the octogenarian believes skating on it is the secret to her longevity. The world’s deepest lake is her deity; she has more faith in its powers than in the miracles of Jesus, whose birth is currently being celebrated around the globe. ——————————————————————- DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch top documentaries from German broadcasters and…

Coffee and the Maya | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. An old idea has been freshly brewed in Guatemala: the cooperative. With private funding from Europe, indigenous small-scale coffee farmers are defying the most adverse conditions in a country that’s been plagued by a bloody civil war. By forming a cooperative, small farmers in Guatemala have managed to become one of the…

Coronavirus complications | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. A growing number of people who recover from COVID-19 are experiencing long-term health problems. This includes younger patients without pre-existing conditions who had only mild symptoms with the virus. How are doctors and patients responding? The COVID-19 disease is triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and can affect multiple organs. The symptoms of…

Jerusalem’s Father Christmas | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. Issa Kassissieh loves to make children’s eyes light up. Every year during Advent, he slips into his Santa costume and transforms his house in Jerusalem’s Old City into a Christmas wonderland. But how does holiday cheer work in the coronavirus era? Not degree never prepared him for this kind of Christmas. Four…

Abducted in Argentina | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. Micaela Verón was just three when her mother Marita was abducted. She’s been missing ever since. Micaela’s childhood in Argentina was centered around the search for her. Now 19, she’s living alone for the first time — without police protection. When Marita Verón disappeared in 2002, her abduction turned into a political…

Italian fishermen in Libyan custody | DW Documentary 0 (0)

From DW Documentary. Eighteen Sicilian fishermen have been in Libyan custody since September 2020. Their offence: Fishing for coveted red prawns off the coast of Libya. Their desperate families fear that more is at stake than sovereign rights at sea. The Italian authorities remain silent, despite the fact that experts see Libya’s actions as a…