Backlight, VPRO‘s weekly, 50-minute, future affairs-program, balances on the edge of storytelling and journalism. It focuses on the questions that arise from 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: while it provides an in-depth analysis of new developments by leading intellectuals, visionaries and mavericks (the architects of change), it also applies daring cinematic techniques, capturing the effects these changes have on the daily lives of the real world‘s citizens.
Backlight targets a worldwide audience. Transmission rights are regularly bought by broadcasters from Canada to Korea and from Finland to Argentina and the episodes have won numerous awards. See more on VPRO documentary.