Press Release


Munich, June 4, 2024. Autentic Distribution, a leading international distributor of high-quality factual content, unveils new documentaries in anticipation of the upcoming NATPE Budapest and Sunny Side of the Doc markets. Autentic's summer releases showcase a diverse range of subjects from current affairs to history and wildlife, promising to engage viewers around the world.

The Sanction Game: EU Strategies and Russian Evasion (52') explores how Russia circumvents EU sanctions through a network of front companies and middlemen. Featuring insights from whistleblowers, customs investigators, and journalists, this documentary reveals the hidden mechanisms behind illicit trades.

Railway Revolution – How Trains Shaped Our World (90') provides an extensive history of railways and their societal impact, tracing their origins in 1830s England through their contributions to industrialization and their more troubling historical uses.

Following the success of previous Autentic Studios productions Light and Glamour – History of the French Riviera (45’) and Love & Dolce Vita – History of the Amalfi Coast (45’) Autentic’s newest titles explore the glamourous history of two additional cities. Summits and Society – History of St. Moritz (45') traces the rise of St. Moritz as a glamorous Alpine destination, highlighting stories of famous visitors like Coco Chanel and Alfred Hitchcock. Legends and Luxury – History of Marrakesh (45') delves into the captivating history of Marrakesh, exploring its allure to Western elites and iconic figures like Winston Churchill and Yves Saint Laurent.

The feature documentary Wunderland (90') takes viewers through the world’s largest miniature wonderland, showcasing the dream of twin brothers Frederik and Gerrit Braun brought to life. With previously unpublished archive material and lovingly animated miniature figures, the brothers take the audience on a magical journey into the smallest world in the world, where everything seems possible.

Kui Buri – Thailand's Hidden Eden (52') from Terra Mater Studios, highlights the rich biodiversity of Kui Buri National Park, home to rare species including the Krathing Daeng – better known to the world as the Red Bull.

Magicians of Glass Art in Venice – The Furnaces of Murano (52') offers a look into Berengo Studio, where traditional glassmasters and modern artists collaborate to create innovative glass art, spearheading a renaissance in the medium.