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    Our globalized world causes societies, economies and cultures to seek a new balance. VPRO Documentaries reflects on this with new features every week. We research subjects like politics, world economy, society and science with experts and try to grasp the essence of prominent trends and developments.

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  • Financial world playlist Play all

    Documentary's about finance, capital flows and the world of banks. What is happening behind the scenes?
    • Lessons from Lehman and the Coming Crash - Docu - 2018 - Duration: 44 minutes.

      • 2 months ago
      • 18,330 views
      Have we learned the Lessons from Lehman and could we have predicted the Coming Crash? Ten years ago, the crash on Wall Street took us by surprise when Lehman Brothers' bank went bankrupt. The finan...
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    • The Bitcoin Gospel - VPRO documentary - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 280,170 views
      Is bitcoin the blueprint for a bankless currency, or the biggest pyramid scheme ever?

      When the financial world collapsed in 2008, a mysterious genius under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto presented...
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    • The financial brain of the London City - Docu - 2013 - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 49,380 views
      Joris Luyendijk is a journalist and a publicist with a banker’s blog on The Guardian. For this episode of VPRO backlight, he dives into the financial brain of the London City, and descends into the...
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    • The Wall Street Code - VPRO documentary - 2013 - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 742,002 views
      A thriller about a genius algorithm builder who dared to stand up against Wall Street. Haim Bodek, aka The Algo Arms Dealer. After Quants: the Alchemists of Wall Street and Money & Speed: Inside th...
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    • The Tax Free Tour - VPRO documentary - 2013 - Duration: 53 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 316,925 views
      "Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much?" Gaining insight from international tax experts, Backlight takes a look at tax havens, the people who live there and the routes along which tax is a...
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    • The power of the credit rating agencies - Docu - 2012 - Duration: 49 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 10,224 views
      The financial markets tremble when the rating agencies disclose their ratings about the credit worth of a country.
      Government leaders lose their sleep over the rating of their country. But often t...
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    • Goldman Sachs and Greece's decline - VPRO documentary - 2012 - Duration: 50 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 25,317 views
      Between 2000 and 2012, Goldman Sachs provided Greece with risky financial products in order to hide the country’s public debt. This allowed Greece to live beyond its means, ending in a near bankrup...
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    • Flash Crash 2010 - VPRO documentary - 2011 - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 399,799 views
      Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box is a thriller based on actual events that takes you to the heart of our automated world. Based on interviews with those directly involved and data visualizations...
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    • Allah, women and banking - VPRO documentary - 2011 - Duration: 49 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,255 views
      Original Title: Sisters in Islamic banking

      After the financial meltdown of 2008 it's time to see what we can learn from other systems across the globe. In Malaysia, the international hub for Islam...
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    • Aftermath of a crisis - VPRO documentary - 2011 - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      • 67,936 views
      Shortly after the beginning of the financial crisis of 2008 sociologist Manuel Castells gathered a small group of international top intellectuals to ponder the crisis. While the crisis expanded, Ca...
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    • Quants - The Alchemists of Wall Street - VPRO documentary - Duration: 47 minutes.

      • 8 years ago
      • 1,273,561 views
      Quants are the math wizards and computer programmers in the engine room of our global financial system who designed the financial products that almost crashed Wall street. The credit crunch has sho...
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    • Debt and Redemption - VPRO documentary - 2010 - Duration: 47 minutes.

      • 7 years ago
      • 19,536 views
      All over Europe, governments dressed up their accounts by buying exotic financial products from major investment banks. Then came the crash.

      Debt and Redemption shows how local authorities in Ital...
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  • Recommended series bij VPRO Play all

    On the channel World Stories, Dutch public broadcaster VPRO offers you impressive and award-winning travel series that will help you expand your view on the world. Join our storytellers who have lived abroad for years and, due to their open mind and an endless curiosity, became one with their new country. It is exactly this quality that makes them the perfect guides to show you the place and culture through the eyes of a local. Uncovering the soul of a country, through an intrinsic and honest connection, is what VPRO and its presenters does best.

    So subscribe to our channel and we will be delighted to share our adventures with you!
    • VPRO World Stories trailer - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 7,356 views
      Welcome to VPRO World Stories. This channel offers some of the best travel series from the Dutch broadcaster VPRO. Our series explore cultures from all over the world. VPRO storytellers have lived ...
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    • The Netherlands from above - E4/10 - The Netherlands in leisure time - Duration: 30 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 14,222 views
      This series shows The Netherlands from a spectacular perspective. Through data visualizations, impressive aerial images and portraits of people on the ground, we show who we are and how time change...
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    • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk documentary w/ subtitles - In Turkey - Duration: 45 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 24,059 views
      Mustafa Kemal Ataturk swept together the ruins of the Ottoman Empire and founded the modern Republic of Turkey in 1923. The reforms of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk were a revolution in all respects: he re...
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    • Along the banks of the Yangtze - E4/6 - The Dam - Duration: 42 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,673 views
      China is one of the largest world powers but we can hardly put a face on it yet. Let alone have any idea of how the average Chinese man lives and works, or what his ambitions or fears are. Photogra...
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    • The ANC after Nelson Mandela in South Africa - Duration: 43 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 11,717 views
      In this documentary, Bram Vermeulen explores Africa, after the Nelson Mandela era. Whay has changed in Africa? How is the political landscape after Nelson Mandela?
      Bram Vermeulen went to live in S...
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    • Looking for France - E4/7 The sorrow of France - Duration: 43 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 868 views
      Original Title: het verdriet van frankrijk
      Living "like a God in France" is a saying applicable to vacationers in France, but absolutely not to the French themselves: to them, life is nothing but w...
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    • Borderland - E2/8 - Polite People - Duration: 43 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 2,536 views
      In this series Jelle Brandt Corstius explores the border countries between Russia and Europe, from Latvia to Moldavia, West and East Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. What is the picture that the Ru...
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  • Sustainability playlist Play all

    How can we pass on the limited resources of the earth to the next generation? In this playlist you'll find documentaries that explore possible solutions.
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  • Economy playlist Play all

    Documentaries on trade, business and the impact of the crisis. From a personal level to world problems.
    • The true cost of flying - VPRO documentary - Duration: 47 minutes.

      • 6 days ago
      • 4,172 views
      The costs of flying seem to become less and less. But does this reflect reality? Corresponds the price for the ticket with the true cost of flying? Or is the true cost of flying a price we will pay...
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    • Peter Frankopan - The silk roads - VPRO documentary - 2017 - Duration: 46 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 26,903 views
      British historian Peter Frankopan, author of the bestseller "The Silk Roads: A New History of the World" paints an unexpected portrait of our Western civilization and the way we perceive our positi...
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    • Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth - VPRO documentary - 2017 - Duration: 44 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      • 5,725 views
      In Doughnut economics by Kate Raworth, we see that markets are inefficient and growth is not the holy grail. It's time for a new economics model: the doughnut economics. Kate Raworth's plea for the...
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    • People, power and Varoufakis - VPRO documentary - 2016 - Duration: 47 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 10,048 views
      Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek minister of finance has started a grassroots pan-european movement listening more to what the people wants. When Varoufakis presented his new movement DiEM25, he took...
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    • The new chinese world order - VPRO documentary - 2016 - Duration: 46 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 85,718 views
      For some time now, the establishment of the World Bank and IMF has had a Chinese counterpart: AIIB, which China intends to use to finance a huge infrastructure project to connect Asia and Europa, a...
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    • Capitalising happiness - VPRO documentary - 2015 - Duration: 49 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 40,852 views
      Trust, openness, and love are terms that will make any manager shiver. Yet, they have made Brazilian top entrepreneur Ricardo Semler immensely rich. He built a world empire based on the simple ques...
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    • The End of Ownership - VPRO documentary - 2015 - Duration: 47 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 70,184 views
      How will the production process change when we no longer own things, but only use them? A Backlight Lab with Thomas Rau.

      We are on the verge of a significant change in behavior. The production mod...
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    • The race to space - VPRO documentary - 2015 - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 47,059 views
      The colonization of space has only just begun. Numerous parties have great ambitions to explore outer space for tourism, transportation and raw materials. It’s a race, and slowly but surely it’s be...
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    • Fossil Free - VPRO documentary - 2015 - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 29,665 views
      A growing group of concerned citizens no longer trusts politicians to tackle climate change. They now focus on the financial sector and receive help from unexpected sources. Big banks like HSBC, Ci...
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    • The Bitcoin Gospel - VPRO documentary - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 280,170 views
      Is bitcoin the blueprint for a bankless currency, or the biggest pyramid scheme ever?

      When the financial world collapsed in 2008, a mysterious genius under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto presented...
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    • TTIP: Might is Right - VPRO documentary - 2015 - Duration: 49 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 79,813 views
      The proposed free trade agreement between the US and Europe (TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) causes concern about the European right to self-determination. The most controvers...
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    • Greece for sale: Grexit? - VPRO documentary - 2015 - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 39,173 views
      Now that a Grexit seems to have been averted, and the strictest cutbacks ever have been announced, Greece is entering a new chapter. The welfare state is dismantled even further and all state prope...
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  • Europe playlist Play all

    In this Europe documentaries playlist you will find a list of subtitled documentary covering the various aspects of Europe. From Europe security, to Europe's financial world, The politics in Europe, the migration towards or whitin Europe, and the economy in general, vpro backlight investigations cover almost everything.
    All the documentaries are available with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
    You just need to use the closed captions in order to see them.
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  • China playlist Play all

    This China documentaries playlist has been created for the sinophiles and people curious about China.
    There are various subtitled documentaries from this channel and our other channel vpro world stories. From the Chinese politics, the chinese economy, the chinese technology, the chinese migration, to the chinese culture, and the way the chinese people live.
    All the documentaries are filmed in China or talk about China, and they are all subtitled in English, French and Spanish in the Closed Captions.
    Note: The race to Space is also subtitled in...Chinese.
    We hope you enjoy your watch.
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  • A women's world - playlist Play all

    On the 8th of March 2018, the International Women’s Day we chose to publish the playlist: “A women’s world”.
    Most of our audience on YouTube is male, whereas about 62% of VPRO workers are women.
    Our documentaries are made, created, imagined, written, produced, edited, published by women or are about women.

    To a new world of gender equity!
    • Exploring the Earth, exploring the universe - Duration: 47 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 4,111 views
      From the depths of the universe to the inner of our own Earth and the limit of our own existence: the explorer is fascinated by the unknown. The explorer goes over the boundaries of our knowledge i...
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    • Making BrainNet, (re)making nature, making everything - Duration: 46 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,392 views
      People are makers. Without clothes, tools and weapons, we would have been a locally occurring monkey species. We dominate nature thanks to our inventions, but can we also learn from the inventions ...
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    • MBC Talk show Kalam Nawaem - VPRO documentary - 2017 - Duration: 47 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 14,911 views
      Every Sunday evening, millions of Arab men and women watch the bold talk show from MBC Kalam Nawaem - literally "women's talk". For fifteen years, MBC Kalam Nawaem has been the best watched program...
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    • Horizon Zero Dawn – The making of the game (2017) - Duration: 47 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 317,987 views
      The role playing game Horizon Zero Dawn created by the Dutch company Guerrilla Games is extremely successful: Horizon Zero Dawn has already sold more than 2.6 million copies, giving the gaming comm...
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    • Europe is dead, long live Europe - VPRO documentary - 2016 - Duration: 46 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 19,579 views
      The European Union is morally and culturally bankrupt, according to German philosopher and historian Ulrike Guérot. It’s time to put the EU project to its grave. Guérot envisions a European republi...
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    • The Smart State - VPRO documentary - 2015 - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 63,379 views
      We think new technology is developed by hip companies like Google and Apple. But is this true? VPRO Backlight explores the innovation climate in Europe, to find out what role governments and the pr...
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    • Star economists - VPRO documentary - 2015 - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 7,283 views
      The French economist Thomas Piketty and the Canadian activist and writer Naomi Klein are intellectual stars who are conquering the world with their ideas. They're inspiring and mobilizing millions ...
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    • Negotiator in Times of War - VPRO documentary - 2015 - Duration: 49 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 4,371 views
      Dutch UN representative Sigrid Kaag is looking for solutions to the refugee problem in Lebanon. The civil war in Syria is entering its fifth year. The number of refugees leaving hearth and home is ...
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    • Arctic business: profits in melting ice - Docu - 2014 - Duration: 47 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 5,263 views
      In the North, some people are happy that climate change is a fact now: If we continue this way, the Arctic ice will have melted by 2040! We will see glaciers disappear and entire species of fish mi...
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    • Allah, women and banking - VPRO documentary - 2011 - Duration: 49 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 3,255 views
      Original Title: Sisters in Islamic banking

      After the financial meltdown of 2008 it's time to see what we can learn from other systems across the globe. In Malaysia, the international hub for Islam...
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    • Daddy is a martyr - VPRO documentary - 2008 - Duration: 49 minutes.

      • 1 year ago
      • 2,624 views
      This documentary is an intimate portrait of the family of Ibrahim Mouazzi, a Hezbollah guerrilla fighter who died in the 2006 Lebanon war. Over the course of a year we follow Ibrahim’s wife, Dalal ...
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