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?
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
The series shifts between two modes of communication: it provides in-depth analysis of new developments by leading intellectuals, visionaries and mavericks – the architects of change. At the same time, it applies daring cinematic techniques, capturing the effects these changes have on the daily lives of the real world‘s citizens.
Backlight is being appreciated by an inspired community that seeks a deeper understanding of worldwide developments and policymakers alike. Backlight targets a worldwide audience. The program has been bought by broadcasters from Canada to Korea and from Finland to Argentina.
26 x 50'' airing on Monday 20:55 in The Netherlands.
Welkom op de website van Tegenlicht - het informatieve programma van de VPRO dat iedere maandagavond om 20:55 uur wordt uitgezonden op Nederland 2. De herhaling is op de achtereenvolgende dinsdagochtend om 09:55 uur, eveneens op Nederland 2. Opmerkingen en suggesties zijn natuurlijk welkom, mail ze naar de redactie via firstname.lastname@example.org
Eindredactie Tegenlicht: Henneke Hagen en Frank Wiering
Eindredactie Internet: Jasper Koning
Stagiaires Website: Bart Heerema en Rianne Lachmeijer