Backlight: State of Alert Israel Style
‘When it comes to security, Europe is still in a state of denial’ – (Michal Marmary, Homeland Security Tel Aviv)
Why is the Belgian Minister for Security, Jan Jambon, looking at ‘city tanks’ in Tel Aviv? Recent suicide attacks in Paris, Brussels, Nice and Berlin have greatly increased focus on civilian safety in Europe. More and more, politicians, security experts and the media refer to Israel as a model of well-organized civilian security. Some even talk about the ‘Israelisation of Europe’. But what exactly is the Israeli security model? Can it be applied in Europe and what world view would our continent be importing along with it?
Backlight: The Age of Mankind
An ocean that contains just as much plastic as fish, an atmosphere pumped full of CO2 and the massive extinction of animals. The destructive influence of mankind will be at least as disastrous as the asteroid’s impact that once caused the disappearance of the dinosaurs from the earth. This caused Dutch scientist Paul Crutzen to introduce a new geological era: the Anthropocene, or the age of man.
Children of the Webcam
Children of the Webcam is a powerful and disturbing film about the rapidly growing new phenomenon of child sexual abuse via webcam. Filmmaker Jacco Groen follows the painstaking quest of journalist Peter Dupont. During the film, the makers transform from investigative journalists into undercover pedophiles infiltrating a webcam-network into Police-assistants contributing to the biggest rescue raid in the Philippines of a children’s cybersex den.
The King of Twirl
‘The King of Twirl’ is a ‘dance-documentary’ about the eleven year old Janero. Janero can not sit still, he’s alway dancing. He wants to prove himself and be the best in twirl, a sport that’s traditionally just for girls.
Backlight: The Fair Business
Designer Bas van Abel decided to create a mobile phone, while exploiting man and nature as little as possible. The dilemma’s he encountered while manufacturing his Fairphone are lessons for everyone who strives to run a fair company.