Backlight

VPRO‘s weekly, 50-minute, Future Affairs- program, balances on the edge of storytelling and journalism. It focuses on our globalized world in which societies, economies and cultures seek a new equilibrium. Backlight aims to grasp the quintessence of prominent trends and developments.

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  • Energy War

    Energy War

    6-nov-2006 0:00:00

    Forget the axis of evil, its the axis of oil. The Cold War and the War on Terror were about ideology and globalization. The 21st century will be dominated by the struggle for energy: It will be every man for himself and it's going to get dirty.

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  • Google: behind the screen

    Google: behind the screen

    7-mei-2006 0:00:00

    What if all the world's information would be available and easy to find? What if all the news, all books, all texts, photographs and videos would be collected in one place, and made available, always and everywhere?

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  • The Day of the Dollar

    The Day of the Dollar

    20-nov-2005 0:00:00

    Do we live on a bubble? Is it possible for the heavily indebted American economy to collapse and take all of us down in a free fall with it? Have the days of the dollar been counted? Is it really unimaginable that we will see the time of the Great Depression repeating itself?

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  • Saudi Solutions

    Saudi Solutions

    6-nov-2005 0:00:00

    How to combine modernity and fundamentalist Islam. "Saudi Solutions" is a unique and revealing documentary about the lifestyles and attitudes of ambitious career women in conservative Saudi Arabia -- the only country in the Arab world where women are obliged to cover themselves inabayas and aren't allowed to drive cars.

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  • Jeffrey's policy

    Jeffrey's policy

    2-okt-2005 0:00:00

    What was deemed impossible twenty years ago, seems to be possible today: To eradicate poverty all over the world. That, at least, is the conviction of the American economist Jeffrey Sachs.

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  • Noreena's Agenda The New Activism

    Noreena's Agenda The New Activism

    25-sep-2005 0:00:00

    This documentary follows Noreena Hertz, who as economist and activist, plays a central role in the fight against poverty. Includes an exclusive interview with U2-singer Bono.

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  • Mama please call me

    Mama please call me

    28-nov-2004 0:00:00

    This documentary portrays the daily lives of the Carino-family "living apart together" in London, The Hague and Manila. It concentrates on the way the family keeps contact through telephone, letters and e-mail.

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  • Cuba after Castro

    Cuba after Castro

    11-apr-2004 0:00:00

    Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba on December 31, 1959. Expropriation, nationalization of the industry and the departure of more than two and a half million Cubans followed.

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  • Real men don't rape

    Real men don't rape

    5-okt-2003 0:00:00

    ‘Real men don’t rape’. With these words South Africa’s president Mbeki echoed the slogan of a rally against rape, late 2002 in Johannesburg. Now a handful of ‘real men’ have turned activists, trying to prevent rape and to reform rapists.

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  • The Carlyle connection

    The Carlyle connection

    11-mei-2003 0:00:00

    A revealing documentary about the international world of private equite banking

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  • Backlight Contact details

    1-mei-2002 0:00:00

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