Films in English

Here you'll find a collection of films from the bpb media library on political and historical issues with an English language version or English subtitling. It contains a variety of different formats such as interviews, speeches and documentaries. Keep in mind that some of the teasers are in German though.

Seeking Refuge - experiences of young refugees

The bpb at a glance

A short film about our work

"The German Federal Agency for Civic Education is something very special. It’s a government agency that provides Citizens in Germany with information about all areas of politics - explained in simple terms and without being tainted by party politics." (long version: 7 minutes) Weiter...

The bpb at a glance (short version)

A short film about our work

"The German Federal Agency for Civic Education is something very special. It’s a government agency that provides Citizens in Germany with information about all areas of politics - explained in simple terms and without being tainted by party politics." (short version: 5 minutes) Weiter...

Refugee Eleven - a football team

Fragments of the wall - Mauerstücke

Mediathek

Fragments of the wall - Mauerstücke

An impressive collage made of historic and often little-known archive footage about the history of the Berlin Wall from its establishment to its oppressive maintenance to the peaceful revolution of 1989. It gives an exclusive inside into the reality of life in a divided city. Weiter...

Renée Molho - ein Buchladen in sechs Kapiteln

Mediathek

Renée Molho - A Bookstore in Six Chapters

Renee Saltiel and Solon Molho grew up in Saloniki. 90.000 sephardic Jews used to live in this city until the 1930s. During the Second World War, most of the Jews of Saloniki were deported. Only a few of them could survive and returned. Weiter...

The bpb at a glance (short version)

The bpb at a glance (short version)

"The German Federal Agency for Civic Education is something very special. It’s a government agency that provides Citizens in Germany with information about all areas of politics - explained in simple terms and without being tainted by party politics." (short version: 5 minutes)

Auschwitz today

Centropa's library of rescued memories

A Film Unfinished / Shtikat Haarchion

In her documentary, the young Israeli director Yael Hersonski tries to reveal the manipulative effects of Nazi propaganda material made in the Warsaw Ghetto - with the help of various original photographs, reports from contemporary witnesses and historical sources. Weiter...

A very German Welcome - Willkommen auf Deutsch

Two little villages in Germany have to give shelter to refugees. What kind of concerns do the inhabitants of the villages have? What can they do in order to help their new neighbours? And which expectations do the refugees have of their life? Weiter...

Why Democracy?

You Cannot Hide From Allah

You Cannot Hide From Allah

The taxidriver Ihsan Khan returns from the USA to his Pakistani home town with a lotterywin. But the residents have differing opinions on the "benefactor".

10 Questions about Democracy

Who rules the world?

Who rules the world?

There are many answers to the question: "Who or what rules the world?". Is it a country or a person? Is it money or capitalism? Or is it the nature?

httpasts://digitalememoryonthenet Conference

Interviews from bpb's Holocaust Conferences

To Save Pop Culture (Zur Rettung der Popkultur)

Panel Discussion: Mapping Memories

Memory politics and the future of Europe

Memory politics and the future of Europe

The panel discussion is titled "Glue or solvent? Memory politics and the future of Europe". Facilitated by Jochen Hellbeck, Rutgers University, it opened up a geographically differentiated perspective, not only implicitly questioning Miller’s East-West categorisation.

Islam - concepts and terminology

Adrian Wood: Entdeckung des Restmaterials

Adrian Wood: The Discovery of the Lost Footage

In the nineties, the journalist Adrian Wood discovered unknow footage of the film "Ghetto". In this interview, he tells the story of his doscovery and gives background information about the film. Weiter...

Adrian Wood: Filmfragment "Ghetto"

Adrian Wood: Filmfragment "Ghetto"

In the nineties, the journalist Adrian Wood discovered unknwon footage of the film "Ghetto". In this interview, he gives background information about the film material, that he has found. Weiter...

Adrian Wood: Korrekter Umgang mit Bilddokumenten

Adrian Wood: Korrekter Umgang mit Bilddokumenten

In the nineties, the journalist Adrian Wood discovered unknown footage of the film "Ghetto". In this interview, he explains why it is important to use archive material in an historically correct manner. Weiter...

Kritik der Emotionen – oder wie vernünftig sind eigentlich Gefühle?

How reasonable are emotions?

Streitraum 27.10.2013

Emotions are often understood as the opposite of the mind. How does this assumption effect our social coexistence? Aaron Ben-Ze’ev in debate with Carolin Emcke. Weiter...

Keine Demokratie. Nirgends?

Democracy today

Streitraum 19.10.2014

Carolin Emcke in conversation with Deirdre Curtin on transparency, legitimacy and the role of the modern nation state in politics. Weiter...

Streitraum extra: Eine ausgesandte Frage

An emitted question

Streitraum 09.06.2013

Der Israeli author David Grossman in conversation with Carolin Emcke. Weiter...

Ken Robinson: Bildung völlig neu denken

Mediathek

Ken Robinson: Rethinking Education

An entertaining plea for the establishment of an educational system that promotes creativity instead of undermining it. Sir Ken Robinson is a drama teacher, athor and an expert on education. Weiter...

Wilbur and the Poverty / Wilbur und die Armut - Episode 1

Why Poverty?

Wilbur Sargunaraj is known as Indias first youtube star. He asks Indians for their definition of poverty and wealth in an ironic and even sarcastic way. Weiter...

Wilbur and the Poverty / Wilbur und die Armut - Episode 2

Why Poverty?

Wilbur Sargunaraj, an Indian youtube star, asks: "To what extent does the caste system contributes to poverty and inequality in India?" Weiter...

Interview with Dr. James Shikwati

Challenges of Change - African and German answers / Herausforderungen des Wandels - afrikanische und deutsche Antworten

Dr. James Shikwati argues that "Development Aid" hinders the development of African States. Weiter...

Interview with Dr. Unity Dow

Challenges of Change - African and German answers / Herausforderungen des Wandels - afrikanische und deutsche Antworten

Dr. Unity Dow, jugde at the Supreme Court of Justice in Botswana, talks about the importance of democracy and role models for the equality of women. Weiter...

Wole Soyinka: The principle of tolerance / Wole Soyinka: Das Prinzip der Toleranz

The future of Africa / Die Zukunft Afrikas

For Wole Soyinka, the most terrible scourge of the African continent is civil war. The Nigerian laureate of the Nobel Prize for Literature is regarded as an incorruptable critic as well as advocate of Africa. Weiter...

"A dream came true" / "Ein Traum ist wahr geworden"

Interview with Rowland Issifu Alhassan

The ambassador of Ghana speaks about the enthusiasm of the Ghanaians for football and the support of their team at the football World Cup 2006. Weiter...

"Matrix oder Spiderman haben keinen Wert für uns"

Mediathek

"Matrix or Spiderman have no value for us"

Film in Afrika

In Nigeria, especially domestic productions are highly demanded. This is because they can refer to the reality of life in the country, Peace Anyiam-Fiberesima. Weiter...

"Die Menschen daran erinnern, dass das Leben weiter geht"

Mediathek

"Reminding the people, that life goes on"

Film in Afrika

Jeta Amata has already filmed more than 40 movies for "Nollywod", the Nigerian film market. For him, giving a positive impulse to the society is crucial. Weiter...

The "Ghana Blasters" celebrate the premier of the World Cup / "Ghana Blasters" feiern WM-Premiere

Interview with Andrews Owusu

The secretary of the embassy of Ghana speaks about the progress of the Ghanaian football. Weiter...

SMS campaign in Africa / SMS-Kampagnen in Afrika

Interview with Sokari Ekine

The Nigerian blogger talks about "mobile activism" in Africa and the use of modern communication technologies. Weiter...

Copy creates Culture?

Video interview with Lawrence Lessig

The constitutionalist Lawrence Lessig wants to rescue culture by means of a new copyright. Weiter...

What is filesharing? / Was ist Filesharing?

Interview with Rasmus Fleischer

Rasmus Fleischer is the spokesman of the Swedish Pirate Party Piratbyrån. It considers itself as a Think Tank and challenges the established copyright law. Weiter...

Brazil: The poor were left on their own / Brasilien: Die Armen waren auf sich allein gestellt

The handling of favelas, illegal housing estates, has changed, says Alfredo Sirkis, former regional secretary of Metropolis in South America and the Caribbean. Weiter...

Conditions for International Solidarity Conference

The city as the only hope / Die Stadt als einzige Hoffnung

Interview with Juan Clos

Nowadays, megacities experience a strong influx of people hoping for a better future, says Juan Clos. However, a view on the industrial countries shows that the urbanisation can be organised. Weiter...

The people have a right to live in the city / Die Menschen haben ein Recht auf Stadt

Interview with Anna Tibaijuka

1,2 billion people live in slums, says Anna Tibaijuka. They have a right to come to the cities in order to enhance their life quality. That is why cities have to give juster opportunities to everyone. Weiter...

Evgeny Morozov: Big Data and You

Evgeny Morozov gave a speech in the scope of the new season of the series "Die Neue Weltbühne" by the bpb on the 7th October, 2013. Weiter...

Abilities instead of knowledge

Interview with Paul Collard

Knowledge was power. But for the jobs of tomorrow, knowledge is not enough, says Paul Collard. Emotional intelligence becomes more and more important. Weiter...

The Celluloid Curtain - Europe's Cold War in Film

Curators Oliver Baumgarten and Nikolaj Nikitin in Conversation

The Curators of the film series "The Celluloid Curtain", Oliver Baumgarten and Nikolaj Nikitin, explain the fascination of European spy films of the Cold War. Weiter...

Noha Atef on her Blog Tortureinegypt.net

In the past, Noha atef worked for Egyptian newspapers as a journalist. Political and social issues were often off-limits. In her blog "Tortureinegypt.net" it is different. On this platform, Noha Atef writes in abuse and torture conducted by the Egyptian security forces. She publishes pictures of police men and their victims. Weiter...

Creation of the human

Interview with Jerzy Moszkowicz

In contrast to classical school subjects, art and culture education is not about the impartation of learning content, says Jerzy Moszkowicz. Only cultural education can contribute to the creation of a human person. Weiter...

Proccess-oriented learning in the internet / Prozessorientiertes Lernen im Internet

Interview with Elena Garcia

In politics, it is important to anticipate the consequences of own actions, says Elena Garcia. By means of new media, complex sequences of actions can be made visible and comprehensible. Weiter...

"Best-Practice" Europa

Interview with Karl Monsen-Elvik

Karl Monsen-Elvik regrets the euroscepticism in British media and whishes Europe to become a model of coexistence. Weiter...

"To break the silence" - The work of the initiative "Nigdy Wiecej"/"Never again" from Warsaw

Interview: Rafal Pankowski from the initiative "Never again"

The cofounder of "Never Again", Rafal Pankowski, talks about the work of his initiative, its aims and the football stadium as a space for the prevention of right-wing extremism. Weiter...

Everything is round / Alles ist rund

Jin Xing

The transsexual dancer talks about conservatism in China. Weiter...

Art and Society in China / Kunst und Gesellschaft in China

Hou Hanru

The Chinese curator talks about the role of art and its relation with politics in China. Weiter...

We should start with the arts

Mediathek

We should start with the arts

Royston Maldoom im Interview

Kann man sein Leben in einer Tanzklasse verändern? Ja, meint der britische Choreograph Royston Maldoom. In seinen Projekten bringt er Schülerinnen und Schüler zum Tanzen. Weiter...

"Großbritannien hat die 'Masseneinwanderung' erfolgreich bewältigt"

Mediathek

"Großbritannien hat die 'Masseneinwanderung' erfolgreich bewältigt"

Shamit Saggar von der Universität Essex (GB) im Interview

Shamit Saggar über den Umgang mit rechtspopulistischen Diskursen in Großbritannien. Weiter...

Explained: U.S. presidential election 2016

In 2016, it's once again time for the U.S. to elect it's president. Just like every four years the question arises again whether there's a democrat or republican moving into the White House. But how exactly does the election work in the U.S.? To explain this it's not enough to simply look at a single election day. It's the entire election year that's important... Weiter...

Audios from the Symposion IRRESISTIBLE

Symposium IRRESISTIBLE? Official Opening and Keynote

Symposium IRRESISTIBLE? Official Opening and Keynote

Audio-Record: Official Opening and Keynote of the symposium IRRESISTIBLE?; June 16, 2017