Documentaries about people and their worlds

Where does our pension come from?

The hidden costs of our retirement

In production

A documentary by Caroline Nokel

In cooperation with WDR and SWR

Commissioning Editors: Martin Suckow and Hanspeter Michel

Where does the return on our pensions come from? Are “dirty businesses” part of it if we want to live in old age with security? If not - what could the alternative look like?

With the reserves for our retirement, we support environmental degradation, climate change and human rights violations. Because pension funds are looking for profitable investment opportunities for billions of euros. They also do not back off from investments in companies that earn their money with fossil fuels, accept child labor or deliver armaments to war zones.


In the documentary we want to find out what exactly happens to the money that is the basis for our pensions. The film asks what we can do about these grievances, at a political level but also every single one.

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