Brides for sale – Bulgaria’s Roma marriage market | DW Documentary

The Kalaidzhi bride market takes place in the southeast of Bulgaria every year. Unmarried women are often paired off with financially strong men. But more and more young Roma are rebelling against the old tradition. For young Kalaidzhi the annual bride market at Bachkovo Monastery is the only chance to find a partner. Their Orthodox […]

Secret animal transports | DW Documentary

Millions of animals are transported across Europe every year. Sheep and cattle are often crammed into trucks and ships for days or even weeks. [Online until: 04.08.2018] Animal welfare activists are concerned – are the laws being ignored? Since 1991, filmmaker Manfred Karremann has been documenting the fate of animals on long-distance transports. Despite improvements […]

Investigating war crimes using modern technology (1/2) | DW Documentary

In conflict and crisis regions around the world, people are using their smartphones to document war crimes and human rights violations. [Online until: 05.09.2018] And older crimes can be reconstructed using satellite imagery. The documentary shows how state-of-the-art technology helps uncover these crimes worldwide. More and more war crimes and human rights violations are brought […]

Investigating war crimes using modern technology (2/2) | DW Documentary

Modern technology is being used to solve war crimes. Satellite images, 3D mapping and algorithms are being used to search for missing persons in Colombia. [Online until: 05.09.2018] More and more war crimes and human rights violations are brought to indictment. In almost all conflict and crisis regions in the world, people are now using […]

Will robots steal our jobs? – The future of work (1/2) | DW Documentary

Robots and machines could soon replace humans in the workplace as artificial intelligence improves. Imagine having colleagues controlled by computers. Part 2: Society is facing radical changes. Industry 4.0 – the fourth industrial revolution – is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. Artificial intelligence is constantly gaining ground. The […]

The Microsoft cyber attack | DW Documentary

In May 2017, hundreds of thousands of computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems were disabled by the WannaCry cyber attack. How could a single malware program simultaneously cripple companies, hospitals and even government intelligence services all around the globe? Microsoft Windows software programs proved to be their common Achilles heel. Companies and private individuals use […]

Ai Weiwei drifting – art, awareness and the refugee crisis | DW Documentary

Exiled in Europe, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has made the refugee crisis central to his work. We accompanied him behind the scenes of his latest film ‘Human Flow’. Ai Weiwei: Is he only an uncomfortable critic or one of the most brilliant artists of our time? Subject to government surveillance, detention and house arrest in […]

Albert Hofmann’s LSD | DW Documentary

The psychedelic drug LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide known colloquially as acid, was discovered by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann by accident. The documentary traces the path of LSD from the drug’s discovery to its use as a party drug. A fraction of a milligram dose of LSD, and everything changes. The hallucinogen causes users to experience […]

World of bacteria – the science behind microorganisms | DW Documentary

Bacteria are everywhere: in the ground, in the water and in the air. There’s no creature on earth that’s not populated by bacteria. Scientists are exploring the complex role of microorganisms. How great is the invisible power of bacteria? Bubonic plague, typhoid and tuberculosis: over the course of human history, we’ve fallen victim to countless […]

How close are we to uploading our brain to a computer? | DW Documentary

Science fiction or reality? Researchers are trying to create an artificial brain that emulates the human mind. What is the future of mind uploading and AI? We are all familiar with science fiction films featuring mad researchers who breathe life into machines. Is this futuristic vision already becoming reality? This documentary sheds light on a […]