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Mumbai Madness – Traffic in a Megacity

Hellish traffic, deafening noise and chaos - that’s what Mumbai is notorious for. But what’s it like to live and travel in a megacity? Follow a young commuter in our spectacular web documentary as she navigates Mumbai in a rickshaw, train and taxi. Get ready for the ride of your life!

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Namati’s World – The Dreams and Fears of a Young Coral in the South Pacific

Spectacular underwater video footage, a chance to collect starfish, and a story full of suspense. In Joachim Egger’s web documentary, Namati, a young brain coral, invites kids of all ages to help collect the starfish that threaten her and other coral. She also tells the story of her amazing experiences off the coast of Pele Island in the Pacific archipelago nation of Vanuatu.

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The search for the energy of the future

If the German research project SUGAR is successful, it would kill two birds with one stone. First, it would provide a new source of energy in the form of methane hydrate, which lies under the ocean floor in great quantities. Second, it would contribute to climate protection by storing carbon dioxide in the cavities created while extracting methane hydrate.

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Mangueira – Life in a Rio de Janeiro Favela

Rio de Janeiro, city of dreams. Just the name evokes images of beauty, glamour, and success. But not far from the breathtaking beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema is another side of Rio. Hundreds of thousands of people live in shantytowns, the favelas, that creep up the city's hillsides. Most of the dwellings are illegally constructed and occupied; power and water supplies are poor at best.

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Arsenic – The Invisible Toxin in Drinking Water

Arsenic contaminated drinking water is a global danger, but nowhere is worse affected than Bangladesh, where a third of the population is exposed to slow poisoning. Unlike other areas of the world, in Bangladesh arsenic occurs naturally in ground water.

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Forest Conservation in Guyana

South America's rain forest plays an important role in keeping the global climate balanced. Christoph Kober's web documentary takes you to a remote part of the world, where the local indigenous population, the Amerindians, live in harmony with the forest. They depend on their habitat to survive, and they protect the forest in return.

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Saving Papua New Guinea’s Forests

Join us on a journey to the tropical rainforest and learn about forest conservation in Papa New Guinea! Joachim Eggers’ web documentary equips you with a trail map and an interactive fact book. You also get to meet locals in the village of Tep Tep and ask them if you can help save their forest.