ATF Spotlight: Deutsche Welle


SINGAPORE: The five-part documentary Composers of Genius, on offer from Deutsche Welle (DW), allows viewers to discover the lives of musical masters through the people and places that helped to shape them.

“Along with each episode, viewers will enjoy beautiful renditions of masterworks played by contemporary soloists and orchestras from around the world,” says Petra Schneider, the director of sales and distribution at Deutsche Welle. “Stories like these add a special perspective to the timeless popularity of classical music while providing unique insight into people who were composers of genius.”

In the six-part factual production Need to Compete, the spirit of competition is celebrated. The HD documentary Greed, meanwhile, asks questions about human nature in an age of consumption and competition, looking at the psychology of money, happiness and eternal life.

“DW has seen the demand for non-entertainment content in diverse Asian markets rapidly increase in just the past three years,” says Schneider.