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Life in a Day

Life on July 24, 2010.

Life In A Day is a historic documentary film shot by filmmakers from all over the world. The documentary serves as a time capsule to show future generations…
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Happy World

Burma: The Dictatorship of The Absurd

Happy World is a journey into the dictatorship of the absurd.
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Farewell Comrades

A transmedial documentary production about the final days of the Soviet system, told using old postcards.

In 1975, almost half the world's population lived in a communist state. Only 16 years later, Gorbachev announced his resignation. How could the fall of…
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HIGHRISE: One Millionth Tower

A digital recording of the residents of a Toronto high-rise as they work with an architect to improve their home.

This is the third chapter in the interactive documentary HIGHRISE, in which Katerina Cizek investigates what it means to live in a city in the…
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Balloons of Bhutan

A portrait of happiness in the last Himalayan kingdom.

In Bhutan, happiness is no laughing matter — academics study it, spreadsheets track it, billboards tout it, conferences debate it, and every year, flocks…
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Photo Opportunities

We travel, we see a monument, we take a picture.

Where is the optimum spot to photograph a monument? Photo Opportunities explores the varying frames captured of famed landmarks and constructs distorted…
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Powering a Nation: Coal – A Love Story

An multimedia experiment in journalistic storytelling best experienced as an interactive film.

"We're in a love affair with coal right now because of the way we live. It's a twisted love affair: we depend on it for everything that we do, but at the…
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National Parks Project

National Parks Project is a collaborative film, music, TV and new media project on Canada’s National Parks. Like never before.

In 1911, Parks Canada was founded, becoming the world’s first national parks service. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Parks Canada is the launch…
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Surprising Europe

An international cross media project contributing to the debate about migration to Europe and creating awareness about the real life of African migrants in Europe.

Surprising Europe consists of a documentary about the initiator of the project, a revealing nine-part television series about the life of African migrants…
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RISK! Show

RISK! is a podcast and live show, where creative people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share.

RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the…
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Today

A simple ritual of taking one photo each day and posting it online, along with a short story, beginning the day Jonathan Harris turned 30.

When Jonathan Harris ( http://number27.org ) turned…
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Tracking Transcience

Hasan Elahi’s self-tracking system constantly and publicly presents his exact location, activities, and other personal data.

After an erroneous tip-call into law enforcement authorities in 2002, Elahi was subjected to an intensive post-9/11 investigation by the FBI. After undergoing…
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The Johnny Cash Project

A global collective art project.

The Johnny Cash Project is a global collective art project. Through the website, viewers are invited to share their vision of Johnny…
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9-eyes

9-eyes curates images found on Google Maps Street View

Curated by Jon Rafman, 9-eyes.com is a website collection that lets you explore the many unusual and unexpected images of people and places found on Google…
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Holy Mountain

Exploring people’s relationship to the sacred through the city’s landmark, Mount Royal.

Holy Mountain is an interactive documentary produced by the NFB that explores people's relationship to the sacred through the city's landmark, Mount…
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Truth and Lies: The last days of Osama bin Laden

An insider’s look at the operation that killed bin Laden

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Big Stories, Small Towns

An interactive documentary project connecting local stories and communities in South Australia.

Big Stories features collaborations between small town communities and filmmakers in residence. The project is shaped through extensive local consultation…
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Museum of Me

Create and explore a visual archive of your social life.

Intel's Museum of Me Facebook application compiles all of your Facebook information (which has already been publicly shared) and uses it as the basis for…
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SPENT

Can you survive the hardships of poverty, unemployment and homelessness?

Work hard. Do the right thing. Homelessness is something that will never happen to me. Sometimes, all it takes is one life-changing experience to land…
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Am Not Was

Multimedia piece about an amnesiac who is unable to recognize faces.

Am Not Was is a multimedia piece that tells the story of an amnesiac named Claire who is unable to recognize faces. As a memory enhancement device, Claire…
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Exile Without End: Palestinians In Lebanon

Life in Shatila, a decades-old Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, whose 12,000 inhabitants are among the oldest group of refugees in the world.

CBC News correspondent Nahlah Ayed and Radio-Canada's Ahmed Kouaou and Danny Braün spent two weeks documenting life in Shatila, a Palestinian refugee…
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My Tribe Is My Life

An interactive documentary that plunges you into the worlds of 8 music fans and shows how the Internet has helped them forge their identities and relationships within various music subcultures.

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, My Tribe Is My Life is an interactive documentary that examines the impact of the Internet on interpersonal…
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Dear Photograph

Take a picture of a picture from the past in the present.

Dear Photograph is a website that encourages people to 'take a picture of a picture from the past in the present' and post it with a message to the photograph.
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Soul of Athens 2011

Soul of Athens 2011 – Our Dreams Are Different – is a multimedia project showcasing different stories that examine the changing American Dream.

The Soul of Athens multimedia project started in 2007 as a showcase that explored the characters and stories of Athens, Ohio; a small community in the…
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Everynone

Everynone is a website with short documentary films made by a filmmaking team located in New York.

Everynone makes videos about everone. Everynone works primarily with non-actors to capture life as it is, carefully framed and distilled. Their mission…
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PressPausePlay

A Film about Hope, Fear and Digital Culture.

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunites. But…
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Interview Project Germany

A simple and ingenious idea – a road trip across Germany – hundreds of miles from east to west and from north to south. A journey that thrives on totally random encounters with fifty very different people.

Everybody has a story to tell and it has been captured by the IPG film crew. These stories are personal and unexpected, authentic and touching. They are…
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The Next Day

An austere animated web documentary in which four people who attempted but failed to commit suicide explain what drove them to their desperate act.

"If you're feeling these emotions, you can't just wait until the next day." Nevertheless, this is exactly the idea behind this austerely animated web documentary.…
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Goa Hippy Tribe

Goa hippies travel to the Indian beach paradise Anjuna Beach – the place where it all began.

The Goa Hippy Tribe project is about people who shared a common space and time on the shores of Goa, India during the 70’s ‘hippy revolution’ and…
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Barcode.tv

A cinematic story machine that tells you who you are, based on the material possessions you hold dear.

A fortune teller predicts the future based on the lines on people's hands. The hand conjures up the story, as it were. The cinematic story machine Barcode,…
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Beyond 9/11

Forty men and women look back on the 9/11 attacks.

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The Sexperience 1000

A social website wants to end the taboo on talking about sex, using video messages, discussion forums and infographics.

Great Britain has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in Europe. In the past decade, sexually transmitted diseases doubled among people over 45 years old,…
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Soldier Brother

Your brother is at war but life goes on.

Toronto artist Kaitlin Jones delves into what it's like for Canadian families coping in contemporary wartime. Through an exploration of her brother's possessions…
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The Prism: Krisis Greece 2011

Everything that newspapers and TV ignore is dealt with here, in 27 short films by retrained photojournalists, who capture crisis-ridden Greece in a creative, resolute way.

The Prism Greece 2011 is an online platform containing 27 multimedial films which gauge the mood in Greece in the…
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Via PanAm

Documentary photographer Kadir van Lohuizen is traveling from the southern tip of Chile to the very north of Alaska, creating multimedia photo stories along the way.

In March 2011, the acclaimed Dutch documentary photographer Kadir van Lohuizen embarked on one of his most ambitious adventures to date: the multimedia…
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Shit My Kids Ruined

What’ve your beloved kids ruined? Perhaps your couch? Your TV? Your marriage? Your dreams?

SMKR's mission is comic relief, commiseration and birth control; this is not about blame. If you’re a parent the hope is that you identify and cringe…
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Condition One

Choose your own field of vision in the images of a bloody protest in pre-revolutionary Libya or a chaotic police arrest on the streets of New Orleans.

Condition One is reinventing photojournalism into a full-immersion, virtual reality experience.
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The Burning House

What would you rescue if your house was on fire?

It's a question everyone gets asked at some point. The Burning House is a website that lets a different person answer this question every day. The voluntary…
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Insitu

A search for creative, artistic ways to intervene in public space, presented both linearly and non-linearly. Winner IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling 2011.

Apart from the northernmost parts of Scandinavia, the European continent is completely thought through, drawn in, pre-cooked, planned out, arranged. Very…
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New York Minute

New York Minute paints an original and interactive portrait of the legendary hometown of hip-hop.

The webdocumentary New York Minute is an original and interactive portrait of the legendary hometown of hip-hop. The main components are a series of mini-documentaries…
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Man With A Movie Camera

Film pioneer Dziga Vertov’s remarkably innovative 1929 silent movie, complete with dissolves, split screen, slow motion and freeze frames.

Dziga Vertov's Man With A Movie Camera is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. Startlingly modern, this film…
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This Land

Interactive snowmobile road trip across 2,000 inhospitable kilometers of Northern Canada by filmmaker Dianne Whelan.

In March 2007, seven members of a Canadian army rangers unit went by snowmobile to the most northerly point of Canadian territory, just a few hundred kilometers…
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Soul of Athens

Using photographs, text, audio, and film, audio-visual students from the small midwestern American town of Athens spotlight some of the city’s exceptional inhabitants and locations: the tattoo artist, the fashion doll, the banks of the Ohio River.

No, it's not the Greek capital, but the small midwestern American town that is the focus of this collection of student projects. Athens is the home of…
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One Day on Earth

Multi-authored portrait of humanity which celebrates diversity, connectivity and digital democracy.

Five years after the launch of YouTube, the number of people capable and willing to document their own lives and upload video to the web has grown exponentially.…
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Collapsus

A hybrid documentary game addressing the impending energy crisis which includes animation, live action, documentary and fiction in a dynamic, choice-based narrative.

A glimpse into the near future, Collapsus is an examination of the impending energy crisis from the perspective of 10 young global citizens who…
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The Wilderness Downtown

For Arcade Fire’s “We Used to Wait”, celebrated music video director Chris Milk’s combines music video iconography with the computer’s multi-screen potential to create a multimedia narrative that unfolds as the song progresses.

This interactive music video of the song "We Used to Wait" by the American indie band Arcade Fire was made partly to exhibit the power of the new web standard…
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Les Communes de Paris

A choice-based, digital tour of Paris, brought to you personally by the residents of the city’s rich, diverse and disparate neighbourhoods.

Digital wanderings through the streets of Paris in the company of the city's inhabitants. You embark on a journey from one of the 14 starting points located…
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iROCK

18 interactive journeys through the backstages of the huge Eurockéennes rock festival in Belfort, France featuring behind-the-scenes footage with the likes of Tricky, Kanye West and Slipknot.

iROCK is an interactive journey around the backstage of one of the biggest rock festivals in Europe, Eurockéennes in Belfort, France. In all there are…
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Young Me/Now Me

Placed together, a picture from a scrapbook and a careful reconstruction of it 20, 30 or 40 years later tell an enormous tale.

The projects on Ze Frank's website put the visitor's creativity to the test. Young Me/Now Me is the latest in vlog guru Ze Frank's series of participatory…
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Awkward Family Photos

A spectacularly popular website where visitors share their awkward family photos with one another and with the rest of the world: clumsy photos of gawky people in embarrassing situations.

It began as an in-joke between two friends, and Awkward Family Photos quickly became a worldwide Internet hit, attracting millions of views a…
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Sparrow Songs

The culmination of a 12-month project which saw director Alex Jablonski and cameraman Michael Totten shoot one new mini-documentary a month, and broadcast it online: a series fascinating and poetic portraits of people, groups and places around Greater Los Angeles.

Each month for a year, director Alex Jablonski and cameraman Michael Totten filmed a new documentary. From November 2009 to October 2010, they placed…
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Soul Patron

A debut by filmmaker Frederik Rieckher, Soul Patron presents a rich media journey through the atmosphere and culture of Japan, led by Tokotoko, an exquisitely animated bunny.

In Buddhism, Mizuko Jiz is the protector of deceased children: children who died before their parents in particular. In the form of an interactive journey…
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California is a Place

An expanding series of brief impressions of sometimes intriguing, sometimes alarming and always compelling stories the Golden State.

California Is a Place offers a look at California as part of an expanding series of brief impressions of people and places in the state. The subtitle…
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HIGHRISE/Out My Window

Kickoff to the extensive documentary project Highrise, which delves behind the myriad high-rise apartment windows that tower into the urban skylines of the world.

Concrete gray apartment buildings have been the most common form of housing for the past half-century. You can find them all over the world, and they all…
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Welcome to Pine Point

A multimedia portrait of the disappeared Canadian mining settlement of Pine Point by one of its former residents.

The town was built in the 1960s, but closed down with the mine when the stocks of zinc and lead ore ran out in the late 1980s: literally torn down and…
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The Test Tube with David Suzuki

A playful look at global overpopulation and food shortages, inviting visitors to share what they would do if they had one minute to spare.

A small project from the National Film Board of Canada, one of the most successful and progressive organizations operating in the world of digital documentary…
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The Ninth Floor

This photo documentary with audio commentary spends three years in the lives of heroin addicts residing in a Manhattan apartment building.

In 2004, between 20 and 30 young heroin addicts lived on the ninth floor of an apartment complex on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The electricity had been…
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Driftless: Stories from Iowa

Affectionate but unpitying black-and-white images capture the tough existence of people still living in declining rural areas of Iowa.

As Tumara Gosnell bluntly puts it, "There's only three things you can do in Iowa: drink, do drugs, or have sex." She is a former barfly who swapped life…
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Big Stories, Small Towns

A heartwarming portrait of the care organizations in Port Augusta, Australia: the Men’s Shed, the Wami Kata home for the elderly, and the Young Fathers group.

Big Stories, Small Towns by directors Jeni Lee and Sieh Mchawala is a heartwarming portrait of Port Augusta, "the crossroads of Australia." As described…
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Camerawar.tv

This film project seeks to create a new and free way of viewing and analyzing through short grassroots films.

Camerawar.tv argues that the obstacles to progress at the beginning of this 21st century are too complex to get a grip on in a single film. Reality itself…
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Man with a Movie Camera: The Global Remake

Online remake project of Dziga Vertov’s classic.

Video artist Perry Bard initiated this participatory, global, shot-for-shot remake of Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera (1929). The project invites…
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The Big Issue: Obesity

An investigation into the causes of the explosive global increase in obesity. According to the World Health Organization, 2.3 billion people will be obese by 2015.

Why are human beings getting so fat? This is the simple but powerful question at the heart of the interactive documentary The Big Issue. The user goes…
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Generation Tian’anmen

Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann’s trilogy on the student protests on Tian’anmen Square in 1989, and the impact of this event on the attitudes of an old and a new generation of Chinese.

Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann happened to be in Beijing in May 1989, working on a reportage on the Chinese diaspora, when unexpectedly and over…
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We Choose the Moon

An interactive recreation of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon.

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Filmmaker in Residence

Pilot project for the National Film Board of Canada’s Filmmaker in Residence program, in which Katerina Cizek was placed “in residence” at the St. Michael Hospital in Toronto.

This is the presentation of the pilot project for the National Film Board of Canada's (NFB) new Filmmaker in Residence program. It is a continuation…
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Graffiti Archeology

On the award-winning Graffiti Archaeology website, visitors can visualize the evolution of graffiti art using a custom interface.

In the words of Cassidy Curtis, one of the Graffiti Archaeology project's designers, "Graffiti is the chameleon skin of the urban landscape. Equal parts…
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Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary

The visitor creates his or her own story from the collection of 163 film clips of prominent documentary filmmakers discussing their profession.

This web companion of the documentary of the same name that premiered at IDFA last year is much more than your average film site. The project, produced…
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From Zero – Italy

Online platform webcasting daily episodes from the mountainous Italian region of Abruzzo, which focuses on its recovery from the huge earthquake it suffered six months ago.

What happens in a disaster area after the cameras have departed? The mountainous Italian region of Abruzzo and its capital L'Aquila were struck by an…
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Waterlife

The importance of water and the problems associated with it in the Great Lakes. Examined in 23 distinctly themed sections, using text, image and sound.

The Great Lakes on the border of the United States and Canada contain 20% of the fresh water on the earth's surface. They are currently undergoing rapid…
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Days with My Father

A poignant selection of photographs and text form a diary of the last years in the life of photographer Phillip Toledano’s father.

Following his mother's sudden death in 2006, Toledano began to spend increasing amounts of time with his father. Because his dad's short-term memory…
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GDP

An interactive map of Canada presenting stories of the economic crisis that reveal the fighting spirit of employers and employees.

Christian, an artist from Windsor, Ontario, is being forced to move. His canvases used to sell before the paint was dry, whereas now he has to survive…
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Couscous Global

Social networking site with a twist: rather than looking for friends, users seek out opponents for debate and discussion.

Couscous Global is a platform for discussion and debate among today's teenagers and young adults, "the first generation growing up in global social networks,…
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Iron Curtain Diaries 1989-2009

An interactive map of the more than 4,000-mile-long Iron Curtain, illustrating the changes since the Berlin Wall came down.

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, two photographers, two journalists, a director, and a cartoonist traveled along the more than 4,000-mile-long…
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24h Berlin – A Day in the Life

For a day and a night, 80 camera teams followed the adventures of various residents of the German metropolis.

24h Berlin — A Day in the Life has been called the world's longest documentary. On September 5, 2009, 80 camera teams followed the adventures of various…
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6 billion others

A selection from 5,000 short interviews with people from all over the world that reveal what connects people to one another.

The 6 billion Others project was launched in May 2003. In 75 countries, six reporters filmed 5,000 interviews with the goal of gaining insight into "the…
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Mortified

This multimedia project allows visitors to upload embarrassing adolescent treasures such as diary extracts, poems, and photographs.

Sometime in the late 1990s, Dave Nadelberg came across a love letter he had written as a teenager. Instead of putting it away again, he decided to show…
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Prison Valley

This web documentary on the prison industry is a road movie with interactive potential.

Welcome to Fremont County, better known as Prison Valley and home to 36,000 locals, 14 prisons, and 7,735 convicts. Prison Valley the documentary is…
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Interview Project

A road trip where people are randomly found and interviewed.

In the trailer for Interview Project made for his website, David Lynch describes it as "A road trip where people have been found and interviewed." Only…
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Flight Patterns

Data artist Aaron Koblin transformed flight patterns above the United States into colorful computer animations. The patterns that arise don’t only provide information, but are also a feast for the eye.

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Standard Operating Procedure

On the website of the documentary Standard Operating Procedure, visitors can look through the photos of American soldiers torturing prisoners in the Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq. Each photo is accompanied by explanations from the soldiers involved as well as expert commentary.

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

An animated movie bringing the words of the universal declaration of human rights to life with motion graphics of typography & symbolism.

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The Machine is Us/ing Us

“Web 2.0″ in just under 5 minutes.

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Thanatorama

An interactive web documentary about what happens after you die. Thanatorama will be presented live on 27 November by producer Alexandre Brachet.

"You died this morning. Are you interested in what comes next?" On this morbid premise, you are invited to enter an interactive French webdocumentary.…
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Flick Radio

A documentary maker gets lost in the world’s most popular photosharing website.

Everyday people upload thousands of new pictures to Flickr. Filmmaker Bert Kommerij joins the community, becomes a trusted user and discovers the stories…
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Journey to the End of Coal

An educational webdocumentary that lets viewers investigate the world of Chinese coal miners who risk their lives in state-owned and private coal plants. 300 photographs and many hours of video and sound were used to create a striking immersive environment.

There are some places in this world you may wish they never existed. Some places just like the dark lands of Shanxi, China. Not only is this place known…
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Ensuring the Future of Food

Japan only produces about 40% of the food it consumes. This is the lowest among all major developed nations. Infographic movie commissioned by the Japanese ministry for agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Official description: Food is indispensable to our survival. But today, it is undergoing great change. Currently, Japan only produces about 40%…
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Le Grand Content

An associative chain of statistical diagrams that dissect human existence with a good sense of humour. Subjects such as death, school parties, hobbits and cable TV are visualized in overlapping coloured circles, graphics and connecting arrows.

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Live Cinema Event: Out on the Streets

Digital documentary pioneers turn their interactive documentary into a live cinema event. With Insitu and The Prism: Krisis Greece 2011, both selected for the IDFA DocLab Competition.

Young digital documentary pioneers Antoine Viviani (France) and Nikos Katsaounis (Greece) present their interactive documentaries Insitu – Urban…
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Three Stories

Connect to your fellow world residents without leaving the house. Step into their lives, learn about their dreams, hopes and fears.

Katerina Cizek collected people and their stories from all over the globe and stored them in a highrise.

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