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VPRO

Overview
Works: 515 works in 686 publications in 7 languages and 10,222 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Biography  Historical films  Social problem films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Drama  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, prn, Recipient, Correspondent, Client, Other
Classifications: HV6322.3.I5, 338.092273
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Most widely held works about VPRO
 
Most widely held works by VPRO
The Queen of Versailles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. The film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream
The act of killing by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Indonesian and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Errol Morris (The Fog of War), the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love. In the 1960s Anwar Congo was a leader in Indonesia's pro-regime paramilitary group, Pancasila Youth who, along with his band of dedicated followers, was amongst those who participated in the murder and torture more than a million alleged Communists, ethnic Chinese and intellectuals. Proud of their deeds, which have still gone unpunished, Anwar and his pals are lauded as national heroes, and are delighted when the filmmakers ask them to re-enact these murders for their documentary - in any genre they desire. Initially Anwar and his friends enthusiastically take up the challenge using hired actors, making elaborate sets and costumes, but eventually as the movie violence is played out and reconstructed, Anwar's conscience begins to stir and feelings of remorse surface. Year of Production: 2012
Kings of pastry( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of Chicago's French Pastry School, as he journeys back to his childhood home in Alsace, France to practice for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France pastry competition
Dante, the Inferno by Dante Alighieri( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical, new visual techniques are used to bring Dante's Inferno to the screen. The film illustrates and complements Dante's text, re-creating a 600 year-old work as a late twentieth century post-modern masterpiece
The new Americans( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows four years of the lives of a group of contemporary immigrants as they journey to start new lives in America, including a couple from India in Silicon Valley, a Mexican meatpacker in rural Kansas, two families of Nigerian refugees, two baseball players from the Dominican Republic joining the L.A. Dodgers, and a newly-wed Palestinian woman in Chicago. The detailed portraits that resulted were woven into a seven-hour miniseries that presents a kaleidoscopic picture of immigrant life and a first impression of the U.S. that few born in America can imagine
Prospero's books : an adaptation of The Tempest by William Shakespeare by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prospero, once the Duke of Milan, now reigns over a faraway island, living there with his only daughter, Miranda. Twelve years earlier Prospero's brother, in league with the King of Naples, had exiled Prospero and his daughter from their home. One evening, Prospero imagines creating a storm powerful enough to bring his old enemies to his island. He begins to write a play about this tempest, speaking aloud the lines of each of his characters. It is the story of Prospero's past, and his revenge."--Title screens. As adapted by Peter Greenaway, the film envisions a magical realm of exquisite beauty, where the innocence of love and dreams of revenge collide to create a tempest. Greenaway structures the film around the 24 books Prospero took into exile, and while remaining faithful to the text, the treatment and delivery of that text could hardly be more different
The kids grow up by Doug Block( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doug Block took a hard look at his parents' marriage and his own relationship with his father. With his latest film, Block turns in the other direction, offering an exceptionally moving look at his relationship with his only child, Lucy, and chronicling her emotionally fraught last year at home before leaving for college. Moving fluidly between past, present, and the fast-approaching future, this is a candid look at parenting, marriage, and letting go
Unlocking the cage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise in his unprecedented challenge to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans. After thirty years of struggling with ineffective animal welfare laws, Steve and his legal team, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with legal protections. Supported by affidavits from primatologists around the world, Steve maintains that, based on scientific evidence, cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins, and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights (such as bodily liberty) that would protect them from physical abuse. Using writs of habeas corpus (historically used to free humans from unlawful imprisonment), Wise argues on behalf of four captive chimpanzees in New York State. Unlocking the Cage captures a monumental shift in our culture, as the public and judicial system show increasing receptiveness to Steve's impassioned arguments. It is an intimate look at a lawsuit that could forever transform our legal system, and one man's lifelong quest to protect "nonhuman" animals
Nothing personal by Urszula Antoniak( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urszula Antoniak's stunningly assured debut is touching, gentle, and playful. An enigmatic beauty drifts from town to town, hitching rides through the Irish countryside. She comes across an isolated cabin and strikes up an uneasy relationship with its owner. Haunted by their pasts, each has something to offer the other: the solace of his cabin and her welcome companionship
Lagos/Koolhaas by Bregtje M Van der Haak( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Dutch architectural theorist Rem Koolhaas as he conducts research in the city of Lagos, one of the fastest-growing urban environments in the world
The Brooklyn connection : how to build a guerrilla army( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film festival favorite, The Brooklyn connection takes a gripping look at the world of 'gun running' through the story of Florin Krasniqi and the guerrilla army he built by transporting weapons from the United States to Kosovo
Sour grapes( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the fine and rare wine auction market centering around a counterfeiter who befriended the rich and powerful and sold millions of dollars of fraudulent wine through the top auction houses
The edge of dreaming( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scottish filmmaker Amy Hardie built a career on making science documentaries, reflecting her staunchly rational mind. Then one evening she had a haunting dream of her horse dying, waking to discover that her beloved horse had passed away that same night. Shaken, she tried to pass it off as mere coincidence. But then she had another disturbing slumber, a nightmare where her deceased ex-husband predicts that she will die at age 48. After a foreboding doctor's visit, and with her 49th birthday mere months away, she starts to wonder about the explanatory power of dreams and their impact on her own mortality. In Edge of Dreaming, Amy looks for answers everywhere, from leading biologists Weissmann of and neuroscientists to the more spiritual solutions of a shaman. With the love and support of her family, Amy chronicles her quest to untangle the knots in her unconscious and the meaning of her destabilizing dreams"--Www.kino.com
Waste = food by Rob van Hattum( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man is the only creature that produces landfills. Natural resources are being depleted on a rapid scale while production and consumption are rising in nations like China and India. Waste production worldwide is enormous and if we do not do anything, we will soon have turned our entire planet into one big messy landfill. But there is hope. "Cradle to cradle" manufacturing and building is a revolutionary concept advocated by German chemist Michael Braungart and the American designer-architect William McDonough. This theory argues that manufacturers' products, when discarded, should either be completely recyclable in the Technosphere or become biodegradable food for the Biosphere. While fundamentally changing the way we produce and build, these ideas are increasingly being embraced by major corporations and governments worldwide
A Blooming Business by Ton van Zantvoort( Visual )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Swahili and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The roses we enjoy may come with more thorns than we realize. This video shows us the difficult reality behind the pretty flowers
When China met Africa by Marc Francis( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A historic gathering of over fifty African heads of state in Beijing reverberates in Zambia where the lives of three characters unfold ... Through the intimate portrayal of these characters, the expanding footprint of a rising global power is laid bare--pointing to a radically different future, not just for Africa, but also for the world."--Publisher description
The Madrid connection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sarhane was a shy student from a middle-class Tunisian family. Jamal, "El Chino," fled a murder charge in Morocco and became a BMW driving drug dealer. All they shared when they met in Madrid in October 2003 was a set of extremist beliefs. Five months later, they were the leading figures in the Jihadist cell responsible for Europe's worst ever terrorist atrocity in which 191 people died and 2,050 were wounded"--Description from box
A Glorious accident : understanding our place in the cosmic puzzle( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This extraordinary set brings together some of the greatest scientific thinkers of our day, recording man's place in the Cosmic puzzle
MVRDV at VPRO by Jaime Salazar( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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