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These are some of the key policies we observe. We may revise these policies in the future. Please revisit this page regularly.

Editorial Policy

Core values that determine our work include accuracy, fairness, integrity, independence, and respect.

As these are very comprehensive issues, we'd like to refer to the German Press Code (where applicable to electronic media) and to the spirit of the BBC's Editorial Guidelines (where applicable to independent producers).

Having stated this, we see ourselves as filmmakers first and journalists second. Let's say, we decide to closely observe one party in a conflict, and another party in the conflict is not interested in being part of our story, or we simply don't find the other party interesting enough. In this case, we'll still tell the story, even if the resulting film is not a perfectly balanced report. We believe that 'objectivity' is hardly possible in documentaries. Although our film crews try to be as unobtrusive as possible, the presence of a camera alone will often influence the situation that's being 'documented'.

Environmental Policy

We're committed to operating in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner.

We aim to conserve energy, to re-use and recycle, and to reduce e-waste. We prefer suppliers that do the same. Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost.Promotional materials should mostly be electronic, not on paper. We make copies of our films on demand rather than stockpiling DVDs or tapes that might just go to waste. And we use green web hosting with Dreamhost.

A big concern is the enormous amount of travel that the making of documentaries involves. We try to minimise our crew size and work with locals where possible. Instead of travelling to every industry workshop, we use and promote online forums for documentary professionals. And we're researching the best ways to make our travel 'carbon neutral'.

Privacy Policy

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors.

We may collect information about your visits to this website (such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views) as well as information that you provide to us when contacting us. Such information may be stored and used in any of the countries we operate in.

However, we won't provide your information to any third parties for marketing purposes or otherwise. You won't receive our newsletter unless you agree to it. We'll take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. Please be aware that data transmitted over the internet is insecure, so we can't guarantee its security.

We link to third-party websites but we're not responsible for the privacy policies of those websites.

Your Guidance

If you feel that these policies need improvement, or any part of our work violates our core principles, please contact us immediately and discuss your concerns with us. Thank you!