Backlight (TV program)

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Backlight
VPRO Backlight logo.png
GenreDocumentary television
Country of originNetherlands
Production company(s)VPRO
Release
Original release8 September 2002 (2002-09-08) – present
External links
tegenlicht.vpro.nl

Backlight (Dutch: Tegenlicht) is a documentary television program by Dutch public broadcasting organisation VPRO.[1][2] The first episode of Backlight was broadcast on 8 September 2002.[3]

The program "aims to grasp the quintessence of prominent trends and developments" in the practice of critical journalism, and tries to improve understanding of the intricate inner workings of our modern society.[4]

The program won the Zilveren Nipkowschijf in 2005.[5] The episode "Lockerbie Revisited" won the Prix Europa in the category TV Current Affairs in 2009.[6] The episode "Money & Speed", made for iPad, won the Golden Eye at the Dutch Design Awards in 2011.[7][8]

VPRO released four documentaries in 2009 and 2010 under a Creative Commons license using the content distribution feature of the Mininova BitTorrent tracker.[9][10][11]

Past editions[edit]

Past Backlight episodes are also available online:[12]

  • "Money for free" (19 June 2015)
  • "E-Stonia" (15 June 2015)
  • "Power to the patient" (May 2015)
  • "Cybertopia - Dreams of Silicon Valley" (25 January 2015)
  • "Changemakers" (18 January 2015)
  • "Digital Amnesia" (7 September 2014)
  • "The Tax Free Tour"
  • "Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box" (31 January 2011)
  • "The Cleantech Future"
  • "The Food Speculator"
  • "Aftermath of a Crisis"
  • "California Dreaming" (8 November 2010)
  • "A Greek Tragedy" (27 September 2010)
  • "After Democracy" (10 May 2010)
  • "Energy Risk" (22 March 2010)
  • "Exit Afghanistan" (18 January 2010)[13]
  • "Lockerbie Revisited" (28 April 2009)
  • "Singapore Inc." (9 February 2009)
  • "I Wanna be Boss" (1 December 2008)
  • "Here Comes the Sun" (20 October 2008)
  • "The Race for the Car of the Future" (29 September 2008)
  • "Rising Gulf" (8 September 2008)
  • "A Way Out of the War on Terror" (26 May 2008)
  • "Daddy is a Martyr" (19 May 2008)
  • "The Settler at Kibbutz Karmya" (12 May 2008)
  • "The Truth According to Wikipedia" (7 April 2008)
  • "Kasparov's Other Russia" (3 March 2008)
  • "Point of View Iran" (17 December 2007)
  • "Waste = Food" (17 December 2007)
  • "Second Thoughts" (22 October 2007)
  • "Democracy's Dilemma" (8 October 2007)
  • "The Last Market" (11 June 2007)
  • "Caracas - The Informal City" (21 May 2007)
  • "Endgame" (7 May 2007)
  • "The Israel Lobby" (2 April 2007)
  • "In Memoriam Alexander Litvenenko" (15 January 2007)
  • "Purple Hearts" (11 December 2006)
  • "The Well-Oiled Revolution of Hugo Chávez" (27 November 2006)
  • "Energy War" (30 October 2006)
  • "Google: Behind the Screen" (7 May 2006)
  • "Three Comrades" (19 February 2006)
  • "Saturday is for the Dead" (15 January 2006)
  • "The Day the Dollar Falls" (20 November 2005)
  • "Saudi Solutions" (6 November 2005)
  • "Jeffrey's Policy" (2 October 2005)
  • "Noreen's Agenda" (25 September 2005)
  • "H'ydrogen Revolution" I & II (13 June 2004)
  • "Cuba after Castro" (11 June 2004)
  • "My Friend the Mayor" (28 March 2004)
  • "Flight from Heaven" (14 December 2003)
  • "Real Men Don't Rape" (5 October 2003)
  • "The Carlyle Connection" (11 May 2003)
  • "Buenos Aires - Human Resources" (22 December 2002)
  • "Mamma Please Call Me" (28 November 2002)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tegenlicht (in Dutch), VPRO. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  2. ^ Thijs van Soest, "Gevaar voor Tegenlicht geweken: VPRO-programma blijft op primetime" (in Dutch), de Volkskrant, 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  3. ^ Tegenlicht Frontberichten van de nieuwe oorlog (in Dutch), Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  4. ^ "English information about Tegenlicht (Backlight)". vpro.nl. Archived from the original on 18 March 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  5. ^ Holland Sport en Tegenlicht (in Dutch), Nipkowschijf.nl. Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  6. ^ Marjolein Slats, "VPRO wint fors bij Prix Europa 2009" (in Dutch), Villamedia, 2009. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Tegenlicht wint Dutch Design Award" (in Dutch), de Volkskrant, 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  8. ^ Peter Pim Windhorst, "VPRO Tegenlicht wint Golden Eye designprijs met iPad-documentaire" (in Dutch), Omroep Brabant, 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Torrents uploaded by EeuwvandeStad". MiniNova. 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  10. ^ Denters, M. (11 August 2010). "Tegenlicht - Download California Dreaming" (in Dutch). VPRO.nl. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  11. ^ Bol, M. (1 October 2009). "Tegenlicht - VPRO gemeengoed" (in Dutch). VPRO.nl. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Past editions". vpro.nl. Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2009.
  13. ^ Tegenlicht Exit Afghanistan (in Dutch), Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Retrieved 3 November 2015.

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