Tsunamis are among the deadliest natural phenomena on earth. Tidal waves can reach a speed of 800 kilometers per hour and rise meters above the coast. Despite early warning systems, there is hardly any protection for coastal inhabitants.
The weekly half-hour program delivers in-depth reporting on topical political issues and newsworthy events. Revealing the story behind the stories, "Close up" is informative, gripping and visually powerful.
In the jungles of northwestern Colombia, medical care is largely unavailable. As a result, births pose a high risk. But courageous jungle midwives travel long distances to help expectant mothers in remote areas deliver their children more safely.
"Syndrome K" might be the only deadly disease that ever saved lives. Despite the fact that it never really existed.########This film tells the story of three courageous Roman Catholic doctors who saved Jewish lives at a hospital in Rome by means of a convincing lie: they told the Nazis their patients were infected with a highly fatal and contagious disease called Syndrome K.