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The feature documentary Sweet Poison – Aid as Business, by Peter Heller, takes a look at the questionable development aid policies practiced in Africa, their grotesque effects and sad legacy. Its screening in cinemas and at special event triggered much debate and discussion. Now it is going to be screened in its full length (89 min.) on ARTE as part of the theme night "Hunger":
Sweet Poison – Aid as Business on 27 March 2014 at 9:30 PM.
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Three days later, on 30 March 2014 at 10:50 PM, ARTE is broadcasting Irene Langemann's poignant film The Song of Life. The documentary shows how the magic of music gives the elderly wings, and how "life songs" are created from their life stories. (ARTE version: 56 min.)
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Early April ARTE will be repeating the documentary on the so-called "temporary marriages" in Iran: In the Bazaar of Sexes by Sudabeh Mortezai on 11 April 2014 at 10:55 PM. The film offers a fascinating inside view of everyday life in Iran.
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