Corona Diaries

Corona Diaries

Corona Diaries

A film by Elke Sasse a.o., 43 / 60 / 73 min, Arte/RBB/DW 2020
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What do people do when nothing works anymore? What do we do with our fears, uncertainties, boredom and the dissatisfaction during lockdown? The “Corona Diaries” by filmmaker Elke Sasse are a global video diary about life with the pandemic. People from different countries document their lives with their cell phone camera: The nurse at the corona ICU in Spain, the virus researcher in France, the lecturer in China, the construction worker in India, the bicycle courier from New York and many others.

“Corona Diaries” is a touching piece of contemporary history that connects us to people around the world in these difficult times – in our fears of becoming infected, losing our jobs and our existence. But at the same time, we experience a new way of working together, with solidarity and ingenuity.

Length:                               60 minutes
Director:                             Elke Sasse et. al.
Produced by:                     Berlin Producers Media, commissioned by RBB, in cooperation with DW Deutsche Welle and ARTE
Editors-in-Chief:               Dagmar Mielke (RBB/ARTE), Ute Beutler (RBB), Hanne Kehrwald, Frauke Sandig (DW)

 

Corona Diaries Online

“Corona Diaries” is a crossmedia project consisting of online content produced exclusively for ARTE and DW’s online pages and social media as well as the 60-minute film broadcast this week. The social videos made for the project can be found here:

ARTE’s media player (in German)
DW Documentary’s YouTube channel (in English)
DW Documentary’s Instagram (in English)
DW Documental (in Spanish)
DW Documentary Arabic (in Arabic)

The World of Bridges

The World of Bridges

The World of Bridges

Various authors, 5 x 52 min., in co-operation with ARTE, co-production with Agent Double (Belgium), LIC (China), PIC Film (Switzerland)

Bridges connect people, continents and ideas. They can geaving meaning and an identity to places, to cultures or to people. Often, they were designed and built by master-builders – from stone, wood or steel.

The documentary series “The World of Bridges” portrays bridges from all over the world and shows their history as well as the stories taking place on and around them.
It combines captivating images from various countries and continents with fascinating stories.

Each episode combines two bridges, often on opposite sides of the globe, that have something in common, be it their construction type, their purpose or their type of use. The episodes and broadcasting times:

25.03., 5:50 pm – Ancient Bridges
25.03., 6:30 pm – Bridges of Trade
26.03., 5:50 pm – Bridges of Steel
26.03., 6:30 pm – High above the Valley
27.03., 5:40 pm – Train Bridges

„The World of Bridges“ is produced by Berlin Producers Media in co-operation with ARTE and co-produced by Agent Double (Belgium), LIC (China) and PIC Film (Switzerland).

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Winter Equalizer: Champions vs. Legends

Winter Equalizer: Champions vs. Legends

Winter Equalizer: Champions vs. Legends

Director: Heinz Leger / Produced by Berlin Producers and Kensington TV and pre tv | 2018
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Every year multiple records are surpassed by a newer generation of athletes and, according to the numbers, elite athletic performance is continually improving. However, are today’s competitors actually better athletes than their predecessors, or are there other forces at play? Our 45 minute documentary, Champions vs. Legends is a lively investigation led by renowned sports scientist Steve Haake. We challenge an elite line-up of winter athletes to compete against the legends of five winter sports in the gear of the past: Christine Nesbitt – Speed Skating, Max Arndt and Alex Rodiger – Bobsleigh, Manuel Feller – Giant Slalom, Anna Schaffelhuber – sit-skiing, and Shea Weber – Hockey.

What’s cookin’ – Western Alps

What’s cookin’ – Western Alps

What's cookin' - Western Alps

A film by Marie Villetelle, 30 min, arte 2018

 

 

 

Villar d’Arène is located in the French part of the Western Alps in the nature reserve “Les Écrins”. Since the 15th century, the “Po Buli” has been prepared there once a year. In a single weekend, the inhabitants bake several hundred rye breads in the community bakery. They work in shifts around the clock. Maurice Rousset (73) is one of the most experienced “Po Buli” bakers in the village. To take advantage of the oven heat, the villagers also prepare many other dishes such as the tourte au chou – a cabbage cake – or the so-called rissole.

Zu Tisch | At Our Neighbour´s Table

Zu Tisch | At Our Neighbour´s Table

Zu Tisch | What’s cookin'

Various authors| ZDF/arte | 26 min.

This series invites the viewer on a journey of discovery for all the senses, by looking into the kitchens of local families we immerse ourselves into the different cultures of Europe.
We look for regional specialities and go to markets, cheese dairies and wine cellars, to farmers, shepherds, fishermen and craftsmen. We do not devote ourselves to the “Haute Cuisine”, but to the typical cooking of each area. The main characters of the films are “normal” cooks in their usual environment. With their help the films not only offer original recipes to follow, but also give an insight into the traditions, everyday life, and history of a place, where their families have lived for centuries.