Zembla: Dutch Roses from Ethiopia
One of the world’s largest rose producers is located in Ethiopia, the Dutch company Sher. Every day, Sher produces between 3 and 4 million roses for the European market. The roses carry the Fairtrade label, an international certificate for fair and sustainable products. Zembla travels to Africa and investigates how ‘fairly’ the roses are produced.
A Cow in a Wrong Body
Like all ‘horse girls’, Jantien (15) would really like to have her own horse, but she can’t have one. So Jantien decided to train her cow Mo instead. Mo is every bit as good as a horse. She trots, gallops, jumps and even competes in horse shows. When Jantien turns 16, she will finally get a horse. Will her love for Mo fade? A film about a special friendship between a horse girl and a cow.
Free Sounds: Iván Fisher
VPRO Free Sounds travelled to Budapest, city of birth of the director and composer Iván Fischer who, with his Budapest Festival Orchestra, is working on the registration of Gustav Mahler’s intractable 7th Symphony.
Backlight: After the Revolution
In the spring of 2011 many protesters took over the public squares in Spain. They demanded that a stop had to be put to the cuts, the evictions, and the sell-out to the banks. In the squares of Tunis, Kiev, Amsterdam, Cairo, Istanbul and Tel Aviv big groups of people gathered over the past few years to protest and press their demands for change. But what happened after the demonstrations in the squares?
Martinus’ Plak is a campsite in the Dutch province of Brabant, and its name hides a touching, personal story. The regional word plak means “pasture,” and Martinus is the first name of its former owner, the father of 10-year-old Jolijn. Speaking in voice-over, she introduces us to her family and her home – to the campsite, the animals, her sisters and her mother.