A program of short stories that would never have existed without the internet.
Stories from behind the Blue Screen.
Although a flood of news reaches us daily, we don’t hear a lot of new stories from Iran. The country has just a few foreign correspondents left and many stories are being censored. Meanwhile Iran’s young population is well educated and they’re constantly traveling to Europe. Why not ask them to make video-selfies. And pass them on to someone else, who shares a story of his own. Storytellers can tell personal stories because of a special app that covers their face. Using the same face recognition software that usually limits our freedom.
IDFA DocLab is the New Media program of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Since 2007, the program showcases new forms of documentary storytelling and interactive media art, both online and offline. During the IDFA Festival in November, DocLab presents a competition program for Digital Documentary Storytelling, live cinema events, interactive installations, workshops and industry panels. The program is open to all media that can be used to tell a documentary story.