Im frühen 18. Jahrhundert liegt England mit Frankreich im Krieg. Lady Sarah unterstützt die gebrechliche Königin Anne und regiert an ihrer Stelle das Land. Sie protegiert außerdem das neue Dienstmädchen Abigail, das in all den Politwirren schließlich selbst ihre Chance für den Aufstieg gekommen sieht.
Ralph und seine quecksilbrige Freundin Vanellope suchen im Internet nach einem wichtigen Ersatzteil für Vanellopes Videospiel. Der Blick hinter die Kulissen des World Wide Web fördert viele schräge Vögel zutage, und die beiden Anfänger richten in der leicht veränderlichen Online-Welt ein Riesenchaos an.
Neil Armstrong ist einer der größten Helden des 20. Jahrhunderts. Der Film beschreibt das Leben des ersten Mannes auf dem Mond mit allen Entbehrungen, die sein Abenteuer verlangte. Außerdem werden die dramatischen Geschehnisse rund um das amerikanische Raumfahrtprogramm zwischen 1961 und 1969 gezeigt.
Der Zweite Weltkrieg ist fast zu Ende. In einer deutschen Stadt kämpft die Rote Armee. Greta und ihre Familie verstecken sich, doch der Vater ist sicher, dass die Russen keinen Grund zur Gnade haben. Er soll recht behalten - und Greta steht schließlich vor einer Aufgabe, die ihr Gewissen schwer belastet
Der behinderte Schauspieler Peter Pankow wiegt 133 Kilogramm, als ihm aufgeht, dass er Veränderung braucht – für seinen Körper, aber auch für seine Seele. Er macht sich auf, den Jakobsweg zu bezwingen, voller Selbstzweifel und ohne Training. Schnell gerät er an seine Grenzen, doch Aufgeben ist keine Option.
Die Jungen Benjamin, Kilian und Valentin werden dieses Jahr bei den Bayreuther Festspielen in der Oper Lohengrin einen besonderen Auftritt haben. Das Kamerateam begleitet die Jungen hinter den Kulissen und zeigt, was dort während der Festspielsaison im Rahmen der Proben und Vorbereitungen passiert.
Die meisten hilfreichen Erfindungen, die der Mensch macht, haben ihr Vorbild in der Natur: Natürliche Prinzipien werden auf bestimmte Situationen oder Umstände übertragen, damit sie die menschlichen Beschränkungen überwinden. Dieser Film liefert spannende Beispiele für diese bionischen Erfindungen.
There are many impacts on the sustainability of a community. This film compares three of them in the UK. Politicians, residents and planners talk about the environmental quality, the infrastructure and the housing and service provision of their communities so the audience is able to make a comparison.
Climate change is the reason of a higher frequency of extreme storms. The east coast of England was hit by a giant storm in 2013 which caused huge damage to people, wildlife and buildings. This medium shows the causes for the storm and presents ideas about how this coastline could be protected in the future.
There are many people from very different countries like Poland, Latvia or several African nations who come to the UK. Their reasons for the migration and the duration of stay vary. This medium encourages students to take a look into the socio-economic situation in the respective home countries and the UK.
Gambia has one of the most youthful populations in the world which is positive and negative at the same time. This medium introduces the audience to Jameh, his four wives and his 17 children. On his example is shown how government and NGOs try to meet the growing housing, educational and health needs of the people.
The fact that population of the UK is ageing poses a challenge to governments and NGOs as well as individuals. The medium allows a look at the positive and negative consequences of the changing dependency ration and shows the impact on the crisis of care, on transport, pensions, housing and health services.
The medium gives insights into the environmental impact of the textile industry in two different countries, in the UK and in Bangladesh. While the corporation in the UK recycles energy and waste to reduce pollution, the one in Bangladesh is destroying the health of the people living nearby and the environment.
Globalisation has a strong impact on the fashion industry as this medium shows by telling the stories of young textile workers in Bangladesh. It lists the pros and cons and asks who benefits. Work and life conditions of employees in a small fair trade company and in a large scale factory are compared.
In an LEDC the impacts of a flood are extremely strong as this medium shows. It is explained to what extent the flood is an effect of climate change. There are hard and soft flood management strategies shown; some of them are relevant, other quite quirky, but they all are proven methods to face the water.
What caused the formation of Bangladesh's cyclone Aila? This medium explains it step by step and shows the impacts of the tropical storm. Other topics are the methods used to reduce these impacts and strategies like monitoring, prediction and GIS which allow people in the regions concerned to take precautions.
Bangalore is a fast growing city - too fast, as this medium shows: Many people coming from the countryside into the city need places to live; slums are developing. They all need water and health services, and the movement has an impact on the environment as well. The medium reports on improvement schemes.
The city of Bangalore is an excellent example for the success of globalisation. It's growth has an impact on people, environment and the surrounding, and this medium asks if it can be sustainable somehow. Private as well as public sectors make every effort to better infrastructure, service and transport.
There is a gap between rural and urban development in India, and it's widening. Case studies show the impact of this gap and point out that there will be food supply problems in near future. This medium presents several strategies of NGO and special micro-credit schemes that are used to address the problems.
When the ship building industry in Glasgow went down, the city seemed to be doomed. But civic leaders, architects, developers and residents worked hard on a program to rebuild the city and turn it into something new. They were successful: Glasgow is one oft the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.
East London has benefited from the Olympic Games in 2012, but the media hype got out of hand. This medium explains who were the winners and the losers (no huge changes happen without losers) and shows the social, environmental and economic developments the area has indeed gone through because of the games.
India's population and industry are growing rapidly. There must be found a way to meet the requirements of this developing society. The medium presents the two options wind power and biogas with their pros and cons and show how it's possible to close the development gap by using appropriate technology.
Changing coastlines are hard to manage sustainably. The medium shows in which kinds of processes they are formed. The audience meets the people who visit the area, work or live here. Flora and fauna of the region are shown. To meet all the different needs is an act of balance and requires careful analyses.
The Alps offer attractive opportunities for tourism as well as for economics and farming. This film shows the opposing interests of the involved parties and points out how huge the environmental impact is (especially when it comes to the risk of avalanches). Sustainable solutions have to be found.
Die Evolutionstheorie schon in der Grundschule zu unterrichten, ergibt Sinn: So lernen die Kinder bestimmte Entwicklungen im Kontext und nicht nur punktuell. Die frühere Existenz von Dinosauriern, die Beschäftigung mit Fossilienfunden und die Frage nach der eigenen Herkunft sind für Kinder interessant.
Large parts of the Isle Montserrat have been destroyed by volcanic activity in 1995. Since this day the people here have learned to live with the continuing eruptions: There are projects which help to improve biodiversity, strategies for disaster response have been developed and tourists visit the island.
The history of Iceland shows many volcanic eruptions since people settled down here. Why do they decide to live in regions with such a risk? This film shows the advantages of geothermal power and allows a deep look into tourism and agriculture. The impacts of the most recent eruptions are discussed.
Teams of volcanologists in Iceland and Montserrat try to predict upcoming geo-hazards. The film shows how they work on their task and make plans for evacuations, always using the latest equipment for seismic monitoring. They record and analyse different types of data to complete a life-saving puzzle.
This film takes the audience to Iceland, Haiti, Montserrat and the Alps. It shows the various landscapes and processes that can occur at different plate margins. Plate tectonic theory has changed over time, and specialists explain the latest developments while showing fascinating fitting examples.
The devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010 affected the life of all people on the island for a long time. They had to fight outbreaks of diseases like cholera and to strengthen livelihoods and to improve the housing situation there were several long-lasting projects necessary to return to everyday life.
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