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Total Trust

   2023    Culture
The digital possibilities of social control in China have led to an unprecedented level of state surveillance. Through self-censorship or spying on neighbors, surveillance covers not only those perceived as a threat by the government, but increasingly and ever more totally the ordinary citizen: whether buying flowers, taking your child to school, or taking out the trash at night. Big Data and digital technologies are already being used as weapons to curtail freedoms. Step by step, the social and political behavior of the Chinese is changing.
The documentary explores, in intimate detail, digital social control in China by following the experiences of two families and a journalist. Film-maker Jialing Zhang gives an exclusive and previously impossible intimate insight into the interior of China and tells a deeply disturbing story of how the state uses technology to control its citizens as well as propaganda to convince its people to trust it. She tells a deeply disturbing story about technology, (self-) censorship and abuse of power.

The Origin of Life

   2024    Science    HD
The film, marking our first own production, embarks on an awe-inspiring journey, shedding light on one of science's most profound questions: How did life emerge from the non-living? With a focus on the intricate mechanisms that may have transformed simple molecules into the first microorganisms, this film explores the concept of a chemical evolution that meticulously selected increasingly complex molecules, eventually leading to the genesis of life. By delving into the pivotal role of RNA, viewers are invited to contemplate the plausibility of life spontaneously arising from the basic elements of the universe.
The documentary meticulously illustrates a potential pathway for the emergence of life, emphasizing the significance of ribozymes—RNA molecules with catalytic abilities—and their role in a prebiotic chemical evolution. The film posits a compelling argument for the natural processes that might have led to the formation of the first complex lipid vesicles, a critical step towards cellular life. By presenting a theory that bridges gaps in our understanding with scientific ingenuity, ‘The Origin of Life’ invites viewers on an intellectual adventure to discover the origins of existence itself.

Planet Earth III: Human

   2023    Nature
This featured episode of the documentary series takes viewers on a captivating journey around the world, showcasing the astonishing ways in which animals adapt to living alongside humans. In Sauraha, Nepal, a rhino navigates through human-inhabited areas in search of food. In Bali, long-tailed macaques have learned to trade stolen items for food, demonstrating their intelligence and adaptability. The bustling streets of New York City are home to pavement ants that thrive on human leftovers, while in India, revered cobras coexist with humans in a unique cultural relationship.
Melbourne, Australia, features nocturnal frogmouths benefiting from urban lighting for hunting, and Lake Tahoe in North America sees black bears adapting to easy food sources in human settlements. The documentary also delves into the challenges faced by wildlife due to human expansion and climate change. It highlights the plight of African elephants in Kenya conflicting with farmers, the impact of overfishing on humpback whales in Vancouver Island, and the dramatic increase of desert locusts in northeastern Africa due to climate-induced conditions.
The episode concludes by emphasizing the importance of reimagining our relationship with nature. It suggests a shift towards plant-based diets to reduce agricultural land use and the potential of vertical farming technologies, offering hope and solutions for a sustainable coexistence with wildlife.
Series: Planet Earth III

Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story (IV)

   2023    Culture
The fourth part of the series focuses on the exciting and dramatic Formula 1 race in which Rubens Barrichello and Jenson Button, drivers of the Brawn GP team, fought for the championship. Rubens Barrichello leads the race. However, tension rises when Jenson Button, his teammate and main rival for the title, begins to gain ground. The narration intensifies with the description of technical problems and crucial strategic decisions. As the race unfolds, the internal dynamics of the Brawn GP team are explored, as well as the rivalry between the drivers and the pressure to win the championship. The narrative reaches its climax in the thrilling final laps, where victory and defeat are decided by small margins.
The episode concludes with the celebration of victory and reflection on the significance of this race for the drivers, the team, and their place in the history of Formula 1. The documentary is a mix of on-track action, human and technical drama, and a deep exploration of what it takes to win at the highest level of motorsport.
Series: Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story

Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story (III)

   2023    Culture
The third part of the series begins with the excitement of Button's initial victories, highlighting his talent and skill on the tracks. However, as the season progresses, the focus shifts to the growing tension between Button and Barrichello. This tension is fueled by the internal struggle for leadership in the team and the drivers' championship. These rivalries affect performance on the track. Another key point is the management of the Brawn GP team, facing financial and technical challenges while seeking to maintain its competitive edge against rivals like Red Bull and McLaren. We discover the psychological aspect of racing, showing how the pressure of the championship affects Button, leading him to make mistakes and question his abilities. At the same time, Barrichello's resurgence is observed, showing determination and experience to take advantage of his opportunities.
Finally, the evolution of the Brawn GP team is addressed, from its triumphs to moments of uncertainty, culminating in a season that is both a success story and a testimony to the unpredictable nature of Formula 1.
Series: Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story

Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story (II)

   2023    Culture
The second part of the series describes how Honda withdrew from Formula 1 and how Ross Brawn and Nick Fry took control to form Brawn GP. It explains the team's financial struggles, their ingenious interpretation of the rules to develop an innovative double diffuser, and the subsequent controversies and legal battles with other teams over the legality of this innovation. The rivalry between Jenson Button, the team's lead driver, and his teammate Rubens Barrichello is emphasized. The climax of the film is Button's victory in Monaco, highlighting both the driver's triumph and the team's success under extreme pressure. As the season progresses, other teams begin to catch up to Brawn GP, increasing the pressure on Button to maintain his championship lead.
The documentary concludes with Brawn GP, pressured by financial needs, signing an agreement with Ecclestone, apparently betraying FOTA (Formula One Teams Association) and creating significant internal conflict. This twist highlights the complex power dynamics and ethical challenges within the world of F1.
Series: Brawn: The Impossible Formula 1 Story
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