Metropolis compares remarkable stories from the daily lives of citizens all over the world on various themes. This program has a different approach towards reporting around the world: reports are made by local video journalists.
Every episode we start with a global topic, for which our correspondents look for the answers to shared questions: 'What is it like to be an outsider, or to be an adolescent, gay, addicted or... menstruating? Each episode is a quest for the similarities and differences between cultures in our world, that becomes smaller every day.
Metropolis employs a global correspondent network of more than 70 documentary
filmmakers and video journalists from across six continents. Through their eyes
we learn more about different cultures and the unexpected aspects of them. We
are always looking for
new correspondents abroad.
Metropolis is an unique and an award-winning project of Dutch public broadcasting cooperation VPRO and is supported by Dutch NGO Hivos. Our office is located in Hilversum.
Metropolis is supported by:
Who are we?
Presentation: Stef Biemans
Editor in chief: Arnout Arens
Art director: Arnout Arens, Giselle Micolo, Teus van Sintmaartensdijk
Editorial team: Arnout Arens, Giselle Micolo, Teus van Sintmaartensdijk, Michelle Salomons, Iris van der Spoel, Gabriëlla van der Linden, Anneclaire Vonk, Iris Olsthoorn
Production: Alex Klippel
Video editors: Joël Hielckert, Niels de Roos, Arno Ouwejan
Special thanks to:
Design: Mirka Duijn, Debbie van de Ven
Website development: Tim van den Hoff, Twing!, Open-Sociaal
Website translation and subtitling: Deirdre Boer, Kim Smits
Based on an idea of: Bregtje van der Haak, Loe Schout, IJsbrand van Veelen
And of course all correspondents.