DR’s weekly international flagship current affairs magazine, Horizon, takes the viewers around the world; to every corner of the globe, focusing on current issues and complex topics of our time. Horizon is about the global – politics and economy – but also about the trends and developments that unite the world. Its purpose is to provide insight into current events that matter to us. Horizon first rolled out 50 years ago and is one of DR’s most highly respected current affairs programmes.
Each programme consists of a studio part and 2-4 features which can be incorporated directly in current affairs magazines or edited to fit other programme formats. New bulletins will be added to the list of available topics on a monthly basis.
A Vanishing Nation
Reporting from a nation that faces the ultimate threat of global warming. Far out in the Pacific Ocean, a President is preparing to close down his country. The global rise in temperatures poses a very real threat to the flat islands of Kiribati. If the water continues to rise the islands will disappear into the ocean. A country and a culture face extinction.
Duration: 6′, 6’06”, 6’35” & 4’46”
25 min. complete programme also available. MIPDOC library.
A Community of Sex Offenders
On the outskirts of one of Florida’s largest cities 100 people, all convicted of sex crimes, have created their own community in a trailer park. A place where the offenders can live without being persecuted, and from which many hope to return to ‘normal’ society again. But society does not necessarily sympathise with the offender.
Duration: 9’33”, 4’48” & 6’19”
EU’s Black Sheep
Over the past 20 years, one million Bulgarians have left their homeland to seek fortune elsewhere. Away from the corruption that pervades the Bulgarian society. The situation in the country is so stark that the EU has frozen the money that otherwise would create new opportunities for the local population.
Duration: 5’51”, 4’36” & 6’33”
Horizon takes a trip to the digital metropolitan Tokyo, where mobile phones are on a completely different level from what we know in Europe. Why has the mobile phone become so important in Japan? How it is used differently? And can we expect to see Japanese conditions in Europe in the future?
Duration: 5’48”, 6’06” & 2’07”
The Big Water Fight
The Jordan River is drying out and water is becoming increasingly scarce in the capital Amman, where taps are open only once a week. In China a large-scale water project supplies enormous quantities of water from the south to the north – with major consequences for local villagers. And Berliners are forced to clean up and drink their own wastewater. Water has become the new gold.
Duration: 6’54”, 5’45” & 5’58”