DocLab Shorts 24 Nov at 19:45
A program of short stories that would never have existed without the internet.
An interactive web documentary on the forefront of demonstrating the power of web native documentary narratives.
Bjarke Myrthu’s “Enemy Within” is an early interactive web documentary that explores details of the Chechens and Russians who have been living through years of bloody conflict. Viewers don’t just view, but choose, explore, and discover ever-expanding details of the experiences of both sides. Classic mechanics of web navigation like roll-over, click-through, and multiple page organization take on a new meaning as drivers of an emotionally riveting world of stories captured in archival photo and video, interviews, and title cards–all standards of traditional documentary practice.