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VPRO

Overview
Works: 461 works in 565 publications in 5 languages and 8,882 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  History  Drama  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Producer, prn, Recipient, Correspondent, mig
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 994 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-to-rags success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream
The house I live in( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, it captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels, the dealer to grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, revealing profound human rights implications
The act of killing by Joshua Oppenheimer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Indonesian and held by 698 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 )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 630 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 )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radical, new visual techniques are used to bring the first eight cantos of 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. Eminent scholars in visual sidebars interpret Dante's metaphors and symbolism
The new Americans( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 354 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 of these immigrants not only result in a kaleidoscope of immigrant life but offer 'first impressions' of America
Diva : defiance and passion in early Italian cinema by Angela Dalle Vacche( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Animated by a luminous goddess at its center, the diva film provided a forum for denouncing social evils and exploring new models of behavior among the sexes...Dalle Vacche offers the first authoritative study of this important film genre of the cinema that preceded the First World War...Contrasting the Italian diva with the Hollywood vamp Theda Bara and the famous Danish star Asta Nielsen, Dalle Vacche shows how the diva oscillates between articulating Henri Bergson's vibrant life-force and representing the suffering figure of the Catholic mater dolorosa." -- Cover
The kids grow up : letting go is hard to do( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 243 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
Prospero's books by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 226 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 edge of dreaming( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 165 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
Nothing personal by Urszula Antoniak( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 163 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
Wegman's world( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits artist William Wegman at his summer house in the remote forests of Maine for a behind-the-scenes look at photo sessions with his four Weimaraners
Lagos/Koolhaas by Bregtje M Van der Haak( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 120 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
Energy war( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles newly emergent 'superpowers' such as Iran and Venezuela. Thomas Friedman analyzes the political concept of 'petro authoritarianism' and Kenneth Deffeyes explains the 'Peak Oil' phenomenon, the point at which the earth's supply of oil begins its terminal decline. Concludes by investigating the search for alternatives to our dependency on oil, featuring interviews with economists, stock market traders, and new energy entrepreneurs, who discuss the pros and cons of such possible substitutes as biofuels, hydropower, nuclear and solar energy
When China met Africa( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Chinook jargon and held by 105 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. Mr. Liu is one of thousands of Chinese entrepreneurs who have settled across the continent in search of new opportunities. He has just bought his fourth farm and business is booming. In northern Zambia, Mr. Li, a project manager for a multinational Chinese company, is upgrading Zambia's longest road. Pressure to complete the road on time intensifies when funds from the Zambian government start running out. Meanwhile Zambia's Trade Minister is on route to China to secure millions of dollars of investment. 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."--From publisher description
Waste food( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 99 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
Z00 a zed & two noughts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver and Oswald Deuce, twin zoologists, lose their wives when a swan collides with their car. The driver of the vehicle and only survivor of the crash, Alba Bedwich loses her leg in the tragedy. As the only connection the brothers have to the deceased, they obsess over her. When Alba can't give a reason for the women's deaths, they turn to science for answers, holing up in the zoo to research the origins of life and its decay after death, hoping to find a clue to the human condition. They study the origins of life passively, watching documentaries on evolution. For decay, however, they acquire dead animals from the zoo and film their natural decomposition processes with time-lapse photography. Through coping with their grief, the twins become closer than they've ever been--they don't realize how close--until Alba reveals that she's pregnant with her own set of twins and the father is both of them
Cuba, une odyssée africaine by Jihan El-Tahri( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on how the Cold War played itself out in Africa, showing how Cuba became a key player in the proxy battles between the United States and Russia, and in various African independence movements
A Glorious accident understanding our place in the cosmic puzzle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 93 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
It's the end of TV as we know it( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the effects on producers, advertisers, and consumers when information and entertainment merge into the on-demand environment of the Internet. Segment one deals with the displacement of broadcast TV; segment two examines the rise of cultural capitalism and the vanishing distinction between producers and consumers. Interviews with industry heavy hitters
 
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