VPRO Backlight (VPRO Backlight)




VPRO Television is a national public broadcasting company in the Netherlands. It has a long-standing tradition in the production of political, social, and cultural documentaries throughout the world.



Backlight, VPRO's weekly, 50-minute, current affairs/ documentary program, balances on the edge of cinematography and journalism. It focuses on our real (globalized) world in which economies, societies, and cultures seek a new equilibrium. Backlight aims to grasp the quintessence of prominent trends and developments. In a tireless attempt to understand the real world of today, the program shifts between two modes of communication: on the one hand it provides in-depth analysis of new developments by leading intellectuals, politicians, and business leaders; on the other, it applies image-driven storytelling techniques, capturing the effects of these changes on the daily lives of the real world's citizens.



Series editors:

Doke Romeijn

Jos de Putter

Documentaries Offered by VPRO Backlight (16)

Name Watch
California Dreaming (2010) California Dreaming (2010) Play Video
Quants: The alchemists of Wall Street (2010) Quants: The alchemists of Wall Street (2010) Play Video
Here comes the Sun (2008) Here comes the Sun (2008) Play Video
Endgame: A Future Scenario for Israel and the Place of Judgment (2007) Endgame: A Future Scenario for Israel and the Place of Judgment (2007) Play Video
Cuba after Castro (2004) Cuba after Castro (2004) Play Video
The Well-Oiled Revolution of Hugo Chavez (2006) The Well-Oiled Revolution of Hugo Chavez (2006) Play Video
The Chicago Sessions (2009) The Chicago Sessions (2009) Play Video
I am Gurgaon: The new Urban India (2009) I am Gurgaon: The new Urban India (2009) Play Video
Energy War (2006) Energy War (2006) Play Video
Saudi Solutions (2005) Saudi Solutions (2005) Play Video
A Way Out Of The War On Terror (2008) A Way Out Of The War On Terror (2008) Play Video
The Day The Dollar Died (2005) The Day The Dollar Died (2005) Play Video
Waste = Food (2006) Waste = Food (2006) Play Video
In Memoriam Alexander Litvinenko (2007) In Memoriam Alexander Litvinenko (2007) Play Video
The Truth According To Wikipedia (2008) The Truth According To Wikipedia (2008) Play Video
Google: Behind the Screen (2006) Google: Behind the Screen (2006) Play Video
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