Backlight: Fake for Real

Society & Culture
backlight
50'
Bregtje van der Haak
VPRO Television
HD
HD available

What is real and what is fake these days? This question presents itself more and more frequently, whether it’s in regard to newspaper photos, designer bags or the human body. Even filmed reality – as we see it on TV news – cannot be trusted, since news events are increasingly (re)created in computers. But when that distinction fades, what happens to The Truth? Backlight explores the blurring boundary between the virtual and the real world in art and journalism.