• by Reem Haddad & Dima Gharbawi Shaibani

    In 10 powerful Internet videos from Al Jazeera, we share the pasts and futures of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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  • by Anghad Bhalla & Ted Biggs

    A prisoner in Louisiana since 1972, Herman Wallace tells the disturbing story of his solitary confinement in a series of interactive animations.

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  • by Maria Court & Rosemarie Lerner

    This interactive documentary provides a platform for victims of the involuntary sterilization campaigns under Peruvian President Fujimori in the 1990s.

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  • by Gabo Arora & Chris Milk

    Step into the virtual shoes of Decontee Davis, who recovered from Ebola and now helps other victims of the disease in a township in Monrovia, Liberia.

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  • by Darren Emerson

    One survivor of the London bombings of July 7, 2005 talks about that day and gives us a sense of the trauma that still haunts her.

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  • by Kyle McDonald

    This addictive tableau vivant of a packed Piccadilly Circus allows observers to attach a limitless number of comment “tags” to the people in the crowd.

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  • by Ross Goodwin

    An algorithm uses an image to generate prose and poetry, while a surveillance camera scans for faces and describes what it sees in “spoken” words.

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  • by Aaron Bradbury

    A virtual reality love trip through the brain activity that occurs in the staggering moment you fall in love; a poem written in data.

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  • by Jan Rothuizen & Sara Kolster

    Step into the first “drawn reality” by Jan Rothuizen, about the “premium experience” of the tower room in an Amsterdam department store.

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  • by Hayoun Kwon

    A virtual reality exploration of the heavily guarded border between North and South Korea makes the paranoia of the Cold War palpable.

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  • by Ziv Schneider & Laura Chen

    A virtual environment that brings back to life the historical collection of the Mosul Museum, raided by IS in 2014.

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  • by Jeremy Ho

    This interactive online documentary shows how citizen activists in Lahore are responding to extremism with art and culture.

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  • by Dana Lixenberg & Eefje Blankevoort

    A serene photo and video portrait of the predominantly African American residents of a housing project in South Los Angeles.

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  • by Jonathan Harris & Greg Hochmuth

    An interactive collage of an endless stream of video clips, messages and other visual noise, reflecting the frenetic restlessness that characterizes the Internet.

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  • by Brett Gaylor

    This personalized series on privacy shows who benefits from the online private data that we unthinkingly share every day with those out to make money off of us.

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Live: Super Stream Me 26 Nov 2015 at 20:00

A look back on one of the most ruthless live streaming experiments ever with Tim Den Besten and Nicolaas Veul as well as several special guests.

Live: VR Cinema Showcase 24 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Virtual reality pioneers show their latest works and reflect on both the hype and artistic potential of virtual reality and immersive media.

Live: The Art of Artificial Intelligence 23 Nov 2015 at 20:00

Live cinema event on artificial intelligence, including live presentations of Kyle McDonald, Dries Depoorter and Ross Goodwin.

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Jury Report | IDFA DocLab Competition 2015

Winners of the IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling and IDFA DocLab Immersive Non-Fiction Award announced at IDFA’s 28th award ceremony.

Content for Cardboards

Explore non-fiction content to watch on your cardboard

Live: Sounds Real Interactive

An evening with live performances and interactive experiments about the art of sound in documentary, virtual reality and games.

DocLab Expo: Seamless Reality

The DocLab: Seamless Reality exhibition showcases thirty installations and interactive projects exploring the future of documentary storytelling.

Live: Performing Reality

Groundbreaking digital documentary artists Bianca Giaever and Anagram invite the audience to come and play with reality during a unique live cinema event.

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