Past events

Industry Panel: The Future of Interactive Storytelling 26 Nov 2013 at 15:00

Where will it be in 5 years?

Live: The Age of the Interface 26 Nov 2013 at 20:00

A live cinema celebration of storytelling the age of the interface. With internet pioneers Vincent Morisset and Moniker, cardboard interfaces, connected smartphones, interactive music videos and an edible camera. Part of Interactive Reality organized with De Brakke Grond.

Live: Playing with Reality 25 Nov 2013 at 20:00

Interactive showcase of three game-changing, playable documentaries, including 17000 Islands, Type:Rider and the NFB’s Fort McMoney, one of the most ambitious documentary games ever made. Part of Interactive Reality organized with De Brakke Grond.

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Punched Out: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer

The story of Derek Boogaard, an NHL hockey player who died at 28 of an accidental drug and alcohol overdose, compounded with chronic skull fractures incurred on the ice.

In 2011, Derek Boogaard was found dead in his hotel room by his brother Aaron. He was only 28 years old. An autopsy revealed he had consumed vast quantities of alcohol and painkillers and had suffered from a degenerative brain condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). How could this have happened? New York Times reporter Shayla Harris reconstructs the life story of this giant of a hockey player, who was affectionately known as “The Bogeyman” and “The Mountie,” the latter because his father was on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Boogaard grew from a quiet, insecure boy into one of the most feared players in the NHL. He played the unofficial position of enforcer, the one whose goal is to get the game in his team’s favor at whatever cost. This translates to looking for duels, dealing out body checks, and even coming to blows. In her web documentary, Harris reveals ice hockey for the combat sport it is. Boogaard wasn’t really on the ice to score, but to delve out punches and to win dirty – with all the repercussions (and concussions) this had for his head. Punched Out is a critical journalistic piece that utilizes the principles of hearing both sides and has Harris using the Internet to release her source material. In this sports documentary, the American dream would seem to be gradually becoming a nightmare.

Project details

Year of development :2011
Created by:Shayla Harris
With:Marcus Yam, Josh Williams, John Branch
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