Destroy All Idols – the War Against History
During IS-reign in Palmyra the destruction of the city’s ancient ruins was systematic and everything was filmed and put online – sending a harsh message to a horrified global audience. The documentary Destroy All Idols shows how the remains of the early human civilisations are being destroyed by war, looting and systematic attacks – from the ruins in the Syrian desert and the icy Afghan mountains to the fabled city of Timbuktu in Mali. What lies behind these acts of destruction, this rage against dead things, against the very history itself? This is a story about modern politics and war, archaeology and ancient cultures – but most of all about people.
Murder in Kalamark
This is the story about Kaj Linna who spent 13 years in prison, then exonerated, for a brutal murder in the north of Sweden. Back then he was vagabond, a jack of all trades, short on both money and love. Now, he is free, rich and newly wed. He always said he was innocent, so how did he get mixed up in this? The answer to this mystery can be found in Kaj himself and in the dark past he carries along.
Whose Game Is It?
This is a character driven feature documentary that examines the question of custodianship, responsibility and pride in preserving Africa’s wildlife. It is the Rhino and Elephant that have been forced into the center of the drama, that has grabbed the imagination of the media and the public. This is the story that has often made the headlines but we believe that there are important voices that are seldom heard! Young men from poor villages wield the guns and it is they, the rangers and the animals that pay the price. But who gains and who pulls the strings?
Sahara Prison is a fascinating documentary with exclusive footage and a personal testimony of the brutal life in the inner circle of Al Queda. A documentary that reveals the hundred billion dollar industry behind the people-smuggling and kidnapping business. It’s also a very personal account of Johan Gustafsson and the nightmare of being held for ransom in the Sahara för six years, until he was freed in June 2017. It tells the full story including dramatic attempts to escape into the vast desert. And how every step became a step closer to the love left behind at home.
The Baltic Secret – saving a dying ocean
The Baltic Sea is dying. The herring is poisoned. The cod has become dwarf. We are swimming in a nasty goo of algae. Is it too late to save the sea to our grandchildren? With the most advanced UV technology, and some of the Baltic’s most experienced diving cameramen, we investigate the state of the ocean in depth. We meet its inhabitants, from plankton and jellyfish to cod and seal; The sea is dying, not dead. In the darkest holes in the Baltic Sea we find a hope, a secret, a treasure. It’s a promise that the immense power of nature can overcome man’s senselessness.
SVT Play: https://www.svtplay.se/video/21832166/torsken-havets-hopp?start=auto
Conquering the Mountain
A story about speed, danger and to testing ones’ limits. Who has what it takes in this most dangerous and exhilarating sport? Countless hours of practice and training have prepared them for this climactic moment – perhaps the best shot they’ll ever get to become number one in one of the toughest sports in the world: downhill skiing. The Alpine World Ski Championships will take place in Åre, Sweden, in February 2019, and they all must be ready. This documentary assembles a well-rounded cast of athletes, both male and female, each with their own strengths, fears, goals and challenges. They are all coming to the World Championships to prove they are the fastest in the world.
SVT Play: https://www.svtplay.se/video/20804676/besegra-berget-en-film-om-stortlopp
The Cows in the Sunshine Valley
The creators of Women with Cows and The Horseman are back with another nature documentary. The siblings Sonja and Gösta, who live in a farm in southwest Sweden, own some of the last red-white dairy cows in Sweden that still have horns. Normally considered a serious defect that make them unattractive for modern farmers, even though they milk very well. The film is a tremendous homage to the way our ancestors lived in a time where the cows acted as the ”clock” that ruled the lives of hundreds of thousands of small farms in the country.
Katarina Taikon is Sweden’s Martin Luther King. This is the story of the woman who learned to read and write as a 26-year-old, but became one of Sweden’s most read writers. It is also a story about the emergence of modern Sweden, and the group of people who were left outside – the Romans. Through unique archive material and meetings with family and friends, the film Taikon draws a portrait of one of Sweden’s most beloved children’s writers, but also by a charismatic human rights fighter and the Sweden she was fighting for with equal rights for everyone.
Tor becomes a social pariah as he retains his Sami surname and joins a group of activists in Gállok to stop the British prospector Beowulf from mining in a world heritage site in the Nordic wilderness. Both the Sami community and his old friend Kjell seriously doubt why he takes on a role as an informal leader of the resistance. Whose interest does he really represent as he predicts a dark future where the mining industry destroys his homeland and eradicates the indigenous Sami culture. Will he be accepted for who he is when he tries to save Gállok?
A 3×60 min part series about five talented young athletes and their families pushing hard to become top in the world in their sport. They have all won in young age and are predicted a bright future. Now is the time to take the challenging step to go from young and promising to a established star.
Mars the Magnificent
A 60 minute science documentary
The wreck of Mars, a legendary giant sailing warship from 1563, was discovered in 2011 after decades of fruitless search expeditions. For historians and archaeologists, this opens up a window to a little known part of our dark history. The Man–of–War Mars rests well preserved deep down in the Baltic Sea and marks the birth of modern naval warfare.
The War on War
A book about an age-old scientific conflict turned bellicose. It’s a classic Hawks vs Doves debate, which cuts across many scientific disciplines: archaeology, anthropology, primatology, geography, sociology and psychology. “The War on War” will explore the most recent discoveries within scientific disciplines relevant to this debate. It highlights the key points of contention in this heated battle over the nature of man. And answer the question whether war has been present since the dawn of man, or if it’s an invention that happened more recently.
Mans first war
Mans first war is a journey in pursuit of the first war of humans. At the same time it’s an investigation into one of the great riddle in human evolution. Is war in our blood? Or are we the children of a peace loving hippie primate? Scientist that examines the origin of war are puzzled. Human history seems to be a long unbroken chain of brutal wars. But beyond a given point in time there are no traces of organized violence. This is an unsolved mystery. Mans first war is a journey through the history of mankind to search for the heart of darkness. To the place and time where scientist believe that war began.
Carolina Klüft – The Girl Who Couldn’t Lose
In 2008 international athletics cover girl Carolina Klüft gave up her career as an undefeated heptathlonist to concentrate on long jump. “Carolina Klüft – The Girl Who Couldn’t Lose” gives an intimate inside view of her mental shift from unbroken success to incessant anguish over injuries and a second career that never takes off. Openly, without bitterness, Carolina Klüft talks of outside pressure, relations to family and friends and how she in the end found a way of making her own decisions in life.
Anja Pärson is one of the world’s most successful and versatile alpine skiers, having won gold in major championships in all five disciplines. She has always been known as outspoken when it comes to sporting matters, but more secretive about her private life. Being Anja Pärson is a documentary film that follows her inner journey from a brazen 17-year-old skiing prodigy in a small Swedish village, via the hectic life on the alpine skiing circus to settling for quiet family life. A classic documentary and a beautiful love story.
Ghost Ship aired on Nat Geo, Swedish Television, Arte
In the middle of the Baltic Sea, 30 nautical miles East of the island of Gotska sandön, an exceptionally well preserved wooden ship wreck is standing on the bottom at a depth of 125 metres. The hull is intact and judging from the type of ship and its decorations a preliminary dating would place it in the first half of the 17th century. The ship was discovered in 2003 by Deep Sea Productions and MMTAB/Marin Mätteknik during their search for the Swedish DC-3 airplane lost in 1952.
Elephants on the Couch
Continuos sleep problems, aggressive behaviour, depression, apathy, nightmares – this is not a diagnosis exclusively for war veterans. We are talking about elephants with post-traumatic stress syndrom.
This is a story about elephants, told by one of their leading advocates – the American researcher Gay A Bradshaw. She believes that the ancient relationship between man and elephant has fundamentally changed. Leaving a haunted, stressed animal behind.
Being Anja Pärson
”Being Anja Pärson” is a close portrait of a world leading alpine skier, who constantly struggles with her self confidence.
Still her competitive nature makes her participate in all disciplines in the Olympic games.
The Human Riddle
The Human Riddle is a documentary in the footsepts of Lasse Berg over the African continent, where mankind evolved.
It is a journey to paleontologists, archaeologists, geneticists, brain resarchers. We pay a visit to the San people of Namibia and a dig in South Africa where the first traces of modern man have been found. South African rock art tells us how important symbolism has been for the ascent of man.
Mystery of the Missing Spyplane
This is the story of a Swedish Air Force DC-3 which disappeared over the Baltic Sea in 1952. More than 30 years later it was revealed that the plane was on a highly classified mission and the Russian government acknowledged that its Soviet predecessor shot down the DC-3. The wreck was never found and its 8 crew remained unaccounted for until 2003, when SAS Captain Anders Jallai set out to find the missing spy plane. This film was shot on site, from the first failures to the final triumph.
Route of Death
Route of Death is the story of three wrecks at the bottom of the Baltic Sea, ghosts from a past that the world has tried very hard to forget.
The story is brought to you by Vook – a hybrid of a book and a video. Vook is an entirely new reading experience. When Wilhelm Gustloff, Steuben and Goya, were torpedoed at the end of World War II, approximately twenty thousand people lost their lives, most of them civilians. For more than sixty years the story of these disasters has remained virtually untold. But the gigantic wrecks on the seafloor tell the story in shocking detail.
Shipwrecks of the Baltic
A book about the mysteries, myths and legends of the Baltic Sea as they are revealed by the many wrecks that have been discovered.
Some of the wrecks are well-known, some discovered by Deep Sea in association with our partners at MMT. This richly illustrated book tells a wide range of stories from the 16th century to the 1950’s and also describes the problems and thrills of finding wrecks and diving on them. English, Swedish, German, Finnish and Russian editions.
Women with Cows
After the success with ”The Farmer’s Time on Earth”, ”The Incredible Horseman” and ”The Most Beautiful Island”, film maker Peter Gerdehag has now finished his new project picturing two sisters and their lives, revolving around cows.
One of the sisters, Britt, still lives in their childhood home and spends all her time with the cows, despite her age and weak health. The other, Inger, left their home already as a teenager, but almost daily she reluctantly comes to help her sister. This is a film about our life choices and conflicting wills. A collaboration with The Swedish Film Institute.