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A film by Tobias Lickes (2021)

Sandy beaches, sea and waves - especially this year, the longing for holidays is great. Many will spend their holidays on Sylt - the island is famous for its kilometre-long beaches. But they are highly endangered: Year after year, the people of Sylt have to fill in new sand there. How sustainable are these measures really? | more...

A film by Tobias Lickes and Anja Reumschüssel (2021)

Reporter Anja is nervous: in a few minutes she is to administer the first Corona vaccination of her life. She has given injections as a paramedic before - but this time is different: the vaccine against Covid 19 is precious - she cannot and will not afford a prick in the wrong place... | more...

A film by Thorsten Ernst, Tobias Lickes, Malte Nieschalk and Gordon Volk (2023)

Five countries, five athletes - one dream: to be part of the Special Olympics World Games. For athletes with intellectual disabilities, the 2023 Summer Games in Berlin are the goal of a lifetime. No matter whether they come from Germany, Finland or Mongolia: Through sport they want to get closer to their real goal - to be a recognised part of their society. | more...

A film by Stefanie Gromes and Tobias Lickes (2019)

7 days... celebrates its anniversary: 100 episodes - that's hundreds of stories, countless experiences and many memories that the reporters share with the protagonists. Reason enough to look back: to thoughtful, sad moments, but also to many funny and bizarre experiences from over six years... | more...

Einland - what holds us together (2020) - 30 years of German Unity

No event has shaped the recent German past as much as the reunification. But what will define our country in 2020, what will hold us together - despite Corona? The reporters set out on a journey across Germany and ask: What divides and what connects us - after 30 years of German Unity? | more...

A film by Benjamin Arcioli and Tobias Lickes (2020)

Peter lost his father in World War II. Only at the age of 81 years he finally stood at his grave in Belarus. Today, Peter lives in the USA - and as a very old man he belongs to the Corona risk group. How is he doing today? How is he dealing with the pandemic? Can the current situation with curfews and closed stores for him be compared to World War II? How does he maintain his zest for life | more...

A film by Tobias Lickes and Lisa Wolff (2020)

Grietje, Katharina and Ali are 12 years old and are in the 6th grade. Their school has been closed since the Corona crisis. For the three of them almost everything has changed: They no longer see their friends, can no longer pursue their hobbies and are afraid that their families could become ill. How are the children in the Corona Crisis doing? | more...

A film by Benjamin Arcioli and Tobias Lickes (2020)

While the whole country groans under the lockdown, the Bundestag and Bundesrat pass one Corona rescue package after another. Lars Klingbeil, secretary general of the SPD, as part of the grand coalition, is partly responsible for the massive interventions. How does he personally experience a country in a state of emergency? How do you do politics in Corona times at all?
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A film by Kira Gantner and Tobias Lickes (2019)

How does it live with death? How can one cope with all the horrible images that crime scene cleaners have to face again and again? Tobias Lickes has tried it out - and cleaned up with two crime scene cleaners. His colleague Kira Gantner and Lickes accompanied them with their cameras for over two years. | more...

A film by Tobias Lickes (2019)

Northern Germany, strawberry country: this is where large strawberry empires such as the Erdbeerhof Glantz reside and where organic farmers are trying out more environmentally friendly cultivation. In the midst of new challenges: Climate change is making the weather increasingly unpredictable. Harvest helpers are also increasingly lacking. What does that mean for this season? The documentary looks behind the scenes of the strawberry business - from seedling to berry. | more...

A film by Tobias Lickes, Lucas Stratmann and Martin Rieck (2019)

Out of the everyday life, into the adventure: So much for the plan of the two reporters Tobias Lickes and Martin Rieck. But please make sure it is warm and cosy! The wild times are over for them in their mid-30s, the two have become more comfortable. But does that go together, an adventure in the comfort zone? That is what they want to find out at the Baltic Sea Circle, a car rally around the Baltic Sea. | mehr...

A film by Benjamin Arcioli and Tobias Lickes (2018)

More than 70 years after the end of the World War II, the fate of hundreds of thousands of German soldiers is still considered unsolved. One of the numerous missing persons is Hans Dohr, who was deployed on the Eastern Front during the war. I am related to him: Hans was my granduncle. | more...

A film by Tobias Lickes and Hans Jakob Rausch (2018)

"7 days... gas, water, shit" is the moody portrait of two unequal people with big dreams in their daily fight against burst pipes - and at least as moody customers. | more...

A film by Tobias Lickes and Martin Rieck (2017)

Hardly any food, little water, no roof over their heads. Also sleeping bag and mattress are not allowed at this survival camp. After all, in the forests of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania the emergency is to be rehearsed. The goal of the 13 participants is simple: : survive... | more...

A film by Matthias Bremer, Babette Hnub and Tobias Lickes (2016)

Hardly any other topic accompanies us daily more often than proximity and distance - mostly unconsciously. On the way to work on the bus or train, in the canteen or restaurant, while shopping in the pedestrian zone or in the bar in the evening: Every time we get in contact with other people, our subconscious sends us signals: "Stop! Not an inch closer"! Or sometimes also: "Come on! Get closer!" | more...

A film by Tobias Lickes and Willem Konrad (2015)

There are dedicated pool attendants, there are very dedicated pool attendants - and there is the pope of Bockhorn: Gerd Lämmel. For decades he has been keeping order in his jungle pool. It's just too silly that his son Uwe is slowly becoming the boss at the edge of the pool... | more...

A film by Benjamin Arcioli and Tobias Lickes (2015)

What does it feel like in the uniform of a conductor? What do train conductors who are on the move for the railroad day and night experience? How do you stand it? The authors Tobias Lickes and Benjamin Arcioli explore these questions in their documentary. | more...

A film by David Hohndorf and Tobias Lickes (2015)

Manuel and Roman Nawrot are professionals in an unusual league: they are vacuum cleaner salesmen. Meanwhile the brothers have hundreds of freelance vacuum cleaner salesmen among themselves, at which they earn strongly thanks to sumptuous commissions. Their goal: to become millionaires. But how do you sell a product that everyone has had for a long time? | more...

A web documentation by Domenica Berger, Johanna Leuschen, Tobias Lickes, et al. (2015)

They were children or young adults: persecuted, bombed, hated. How did they experience the German surrender in 1945? And what are they doing today? Five people tell how they experienced the most important moment of their lives. Among them: Esther Bejarano, who had to play in the girls' orchestra of Auschwitz. | more...

A film by Matthias Bremer, Svea Eckert and Tobias Lickes (2014)

The European elections have a real image problem: EU sounds for many people under 30 about as exciting as crispbread. The documentary "European Elections - who gives a damn?" explores the question of what moves young voters (and non-voters) under 30. What other significance does the EU have for the YouTube generation today? | more...

A film by Johanna Leuschen and Tobias Lickes (2014)

"When you get kicked out after four weeks on tour at a highway rest stop, only to get directly onto another bus to join the next band for three weeks, then you sometimes wonder why you're doing this to yourself," says Markus and pulls his cigarette. "Of course it's a tough job. Not everyone can stand the pressure. I know colleagues who have killed themselves..." | more...

A film by David Hohndorf and Tobias Lickes (2013)

How do five-year-olds "tick"? Does Ali believe in God? How does Katharina think about love? And how does Delias imagine the life of his unborn brother? With questions like these, authors Tobias Lickes and David Hohndorf take off into the world of children and embark on an expedition to a kindergarten - full of little wild people. | more...

A Film by Tobias Lickes and Nikolas Migut (2013)

For 7 days the NDR film authors Tobias Lickes and Nikolas Migut live in a children's hospice in Hamburg. They want to know what life is like where death is at home. How do children experience a place like this? How do parents deal with the terrible certainty that their child will die here one day? | more...

A film by Tobias Lickes and Felix Meschede (2013)

The film "7 days ... im Bundestag" shows the political business from an unusual perspective, far away from the daily news coverage - and takes a look behind the scenes: The authors accompany the office of Lars Klingbeil (SPD) around the clock and document what happens when deals are made over beer and bratwurst. | more...

A film by Tobias Lickes and Kolja Robra (2012)

A run-down communal kitchen, the electricity is out again. The evening sun shines in the faces of Hoda and Hajir, both 29 years old. The couple fled a few weeks ago from Iran to Germany. "What I did in Tehran?" Hajir looks embarrassed. "I was in prison for four years and I was tortured." His girlfriend adds: "And now we are stuck here and are not allowed to work or leave the city of Bremen..." | more...