Nazaré. The small Portuguese coastal town is world famous for giant waves and surfers facing massive forces of nature, mastering some of the largest waves on the planet with their surfboards. At the beginning of March the atmosphere is very special, in the almost empty holiday resort – almost mystical.
Rewilding Europe. A European initiative actively promotes rewilding and biodiversity in endangered natural landscapes in Europe. Horses play a significant role as equine conservationists in landscape maintenance – their grazing behaviour makes them particularly well suited for this. A herd of twenty Konik horses had been released in December 2020 onto an island in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta.
Extreme E is a radical new off-road racing series founded by the creators of Formula E. Each team’s race car is driven by a woman and a man through challenging race tracks in extremely remote locations around the world. The new motorsport championship is launching with high sustainability standards and the goal of raising awareness…
River Bath Berlin – Swimming between Humboldt Forum and Bodemuseum. Really? Yes, in December 2019 the Berlin Senate set the course for the realisation of the urban redevelopment project in the old centre of Berlin. Along the Spree Canal, a swimming track for sports and leisure activities, a biotope landscape and an area for the natural purification of the river water will be created.
Shine Your Eyes. “The idea to reinvent oneself, to shed one’s skin and start anew, has always been a luring fantasy, which I carried with me and that heavily motivated me to write this film.” Matias Mariani’s feature film premiered in the Panorama section at Berlinale 2020.
The documentary Vom Umgang mit Wellen is a film about surfing – but not in the typical sense. Action, best performances and trophies are far in the background. It’s not about who can surf best or who rides the biggest wave in Nazaré.
Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles – Surrealism, Spain and the early days of filmmaking. The animated movie by the Spanish director Salvador Simó is a touching work about goals, friendship, the inner and outer struggles of the famous director Luis Buñuel and about a fascinating episode of film history.
Surf Odyssey: The Culture of Wave Riding. Drifting into the blue and into impressions of epic landscapes. If you put the book with the many beautiful pictures out of your hand, you want to immediately start travelling, surfing, a nomadic life. The illustrated book shows an overview of the surfer world: from adrenaline rush of surfing big waves and cold water surfing in the far North to enjoying the crystal clear waters of Bali.
Trapped 2 – mysterious deaths, rage bourgeoisie and right-wing extremism do not stop at the idyllic landscape of the island in the far north. In the new episodes of the success series from Iceland, Detective Andri has to investigate an attack. The Icelandic thriller series comes with colliding contrasts.
World Championships for Icelandic Horses 2019 in Berlin. They are not tall, have long-hair, they are impressively fast and appear in many colours. After six years, Berlin is once again welcoming the world’s best Icelandic horses and their riders, to the 50th World Championships. One week dedicated to the Icelandic horse.
Mecklenburg – fine travel destinations in the north-eastern part of Germany. There are many opportunities to explore Mecklenburg visiting castles and manor houses, enjoying the wonderful landscape. Travel by car, by bicycle or with a horse. And for those who like the art of slow travel, why not traveling as a passenger of a carriage, dipping into fairytale scenarios of past times?
Berlin E-Prix 2019 – Attack Mode, Fanboost and Celebrate Change. Is electro-mobility in motorsports on the fast lane? The Formula E weekend in Berlin, including the Greentech Festival and the Automobile Exhibition, was a celebration for green technology enthusiasts, open-minded motor sports fans and people with enthusiasm for racy car designs.
White Waves – a shocking documentary. Waste, sewage, industrial products and chemicals – everything ends up in the sea. This often happens without the public hearing or reading about it. But there are some people who experience this kind of pollution recurrently. Surfers.
Drawn in the style of a graphic novel: Another Day of Life is a documentary film about the world-famous journalist Ryszard Kapuściński and his time in Angola. In the African country, the reporter from Poland, during the mid-1970s, experiences the brutal reality of war.