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The Louniverse

The Louniverse visualizes how Loulou, Philip Toledano’s daughter, interacts with an iPad. “It was fascinating to see how rapt she became – disappearing so completely into a universe beyond the screen.”

"I'm not sure when I started watching Loulou watch the ipad, but at some point it became mesmerizing. There was a strange beauty in the way the light played…
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Streaming Nation

A video installation on the split in modern Russian society, with streaming citizen video replacing the official media narrative.

In a country rife with political conflicts, where the state has been failing its citizens over and over again, the position of the media in Russia is precarious…
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Oh My Gosh, Zilla

Zilla van den Born fabricated the evidence of a five-week trip around Southeast Asia that she never took.

A trip around Asia is high on the wish list of many a recent graduate. Zilla van den Born did it too, traveling for five weeks around Cambodia, Laos and…
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Clouds

An immersive, interactive documentary on the cutting edge of art and computer code.

This immersive, interactive documentary places the audience on the cutting edge of art and computer code. Filmed using a new 3D format called RGBD and…
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Atlas of Pentecostalism

This dynamic interactive database charts the astonishing rise of the Pentecostal movement. At 35,000 new converts every day, it’s the fastest growing religion in the world.

Pentecostalism is an evangelical Protestant movement that emphasizes the presence of the Holy Spirit in the here and now and the personal relationship…
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Protest or riot? A comparison of reporting on unrest at Tiananmen Square in 1989 shows how various versions of the news crystallize into historical fact.

Illegal, irresponsible and misleading – that’s what the Chinese authorities have to say in state media about the street protests in Hong Kong that…
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I Know Where Your Cat Lives

Uploading photos isn’t as harmless as you might think, as demonstrated by this amusing but unsettling online data project.

Millions of cat lovers from all over the world upload pictures of their fluffy housemates. This data project makes it possible to find out exactly who…
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John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes

This interactive app takes the user on the stormy voyage to Bermuda that inspired John Lennon to make his album Double Fantasy.

On June 6, 1980, John Lennon embarked on a remarkable voyage from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda. After starting off in calm waters, the next day the…
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Love Hotel Interactive

Spend the night together with your partner in the virtual love hotel, which tastefully combines online erotic literature and photography.

For the sexually curious among us who are still too tame for a swingers’ club or afraid of getting emotionally scarred, Love Hotel Interactive offers…
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Refugee Republic

You think refugees are passive victims? Then spend some time in Domiz in northern Iraq and find out what everyday life in a camp is really like.

People desperately or resignedly waiting for help in the heat and the dust – this is the image most of us associate with refugee camps. But that’s…
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Serial

This audiovisual whodunit keeps its podcast listeners in a perpetual state of tension – who killed the American schoolgirl Hae Min Lee?

This interactive quest is a search for the true circumstances behind the murder of the American schoolgirl Hae Min Lee in 1999, when she was found strangled…
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Seven Digital Deadly Sins

A moral update on the Internet era on the basis of the seven deadly sins, presented as an interactive website with videos, posts and polls.

The invention of the Internet is the most significant event in the history of mankind since the Industrial Revolution. Steam engines and factories freed…
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Primal

This collage of shrieking, roaring, growling and bellowing invites the viewer to contribute to an eternal scream.

Before the word, there is the scream. Before we argue, explain, justify, insult or pacify, there is the primal reaction, that physical utterance that comes…
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V.O.S.E. (Original Version Subtitled in Spanish)

How subtitles and dubbing can change the meaning of a film and even give a whole new interpretation to the images.

In countries where films aren’t dubbed, audiences are so used to subtitles that they hardly even notice them, even when the translation differs markedly…
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Thru You Too

Kutiman creates whole new songs from YouTube videos: smoothly edited songs composed from the work of anonymous amateur musicians.

Ever uploaded a song you've written and sung to YouTube? Or your flute practice or drum lessons? Then you might well recognize yourself on Kutiman’s…
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Last Hijack

A true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate’s perspective.

Last Hijack Interactive is an online transmedia experience that allows you to explore the hijacking of a ship in Somalia. Combining animation…
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Who Are The Champions

Stories from the other side of the stadium.

A web documentary exploring the impact of the FIFA World Cup. What is the effect of the international sports spectacle on the people who live and work…
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A Spacecraft for All

The ISEE-3 was launched to study the Sun in 1978, but ended up redefining space flight. Now it’s on a new mission to become citizen science’s first spacecraft, with data accessible by everyone.

This Chrome Experiment follows the unlikely odyssey of the ISEE-3, a spacecraft launched in 1978 to study the Sun, but better known for its amazing accomplishments…
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Land of Opportunity

An interactive, layered exploration of post-crisis community (re)building in America. In the wake of disaster, who has the right to return?

From New York to New Orleans, Detroit to Boston, what is your city becoming? In the wake of disaster—be it natural or man-made—who has the right to…
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Lagos Wide and Close

An interactive journey into an exploding city.

Every hour, an estimated 52 people start new lives in Lagos. As the largest port and commercial center of Nigeria, it is home to approximately 16 million…
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The Whiteness Project

How do Americans who identify as “white” experience their ethnicity?

The Whiteness Project is an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify as “white” experience their ethnicity. The project…
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Cronulla Riots

The day that shocked the nation: these are the untold stories of the Cronulla riots.

On December 11, 2005 a riot occurred on Cronulla Beach in Sydney's south targeting men of ‘Middle Eastern appearance’. Phrases like “100% Aussie…
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Never Alone

This game, inspired by Alaska Native culture, brings the world of Iñupiaq stories alive.

Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna) is the first game developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people. Nearly 40 Alaska Native…
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Love Radio

A transmedia documentary about the process of reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda. It tells the story of Musekeweya, ‘New Dawn’, a popular radio soap created to prevent new outbursts of violence.

Love Radio is a transmedia documentary about the process of reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda by Anoek Steketee and Eefje Blankevoort. It…
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Points of View

An ongoing interactive web documentary based on video footage shot by Palestinians working with B’Tselem’s Camera Distribution Project.

The basis for this documentary project is video footage from B’Tselem, The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. In…
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Love Your Neighbour

How do you picture your European neighbours? Nationals from the 28 EU countries were asked this question. Stereotypes? Truths? Fantasies? It’s for you to see.

Among Europeans, clichés are long-lived! Directors have met citizens in the 28 countries of the Union. They…
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A Global Guide to the First World War

The story of a global conflict in the voices of 10 historians from around the world.

Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen…
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24h Jerusalem

A 24-hour documentary experience enhanced on second screen.

24h Jerusalem tells the story of one day in this magical city full of contradictions. An extraordinary project from the heart of a conflicted…
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Netwars / Out of CTRL

A fact-based 5 part interactive web series exploring the impending threat of cyberwarfare. You never know who is in control.

Within a few minutes after a nationwide blackout, life in the metropolises collapses. Famines, lootings and riots follow. It bears resemblance to a scenario…
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Remote Landscape (País Remoto)

A web documentary discovering the artistic geography and human landscape of Chile.

Remote Landscape (País Remoto) is a web documentary that discovers the artistic geography and human landscape of Chile. It is a virtual and…
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SYNAPS

Finally rediscover your lost memories.

“Synapse (from Greek. syn = together; haptein = to touch, to clasp; thus a connection) designates a functional contact…
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DIY Manifesto

Starting from the city of Detroit, this crossmedia web documentary explores the DIY movement on at least 2 continents.

Starting from the city of Detroit in the USA, this customizable crossmedia web documentary explores the DIY movement on at least 2 continents, as a new…
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The Shirt on Your Back

A documentary about the Rana Plaza disaster and the global garment industry.

It was the worst industrial accident anywhere in the world for a generation - on 24 April 2013 a factory building on the outer edges of Dhaka collapsed.…
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The Devil’s Toy Redux

Fifty years after Claude Jutra’s ‘The Devil’s Toy’, 14 directors across the world remix the pioneering film in an interactive experience.

1966, Montreal. With a shoulder-mounted camera, Claude Jutra makes one of the first skateboarding films in the world, The Devil’s Toy. Through…
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Behind the Blue Screen

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…
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Circa 1948

An immersive art app, re-creating two post-war communities that no longer exist.

Enter the shadows of post-war Vancouver through this immersive interactive art app for iPad and iPhone co-created by internationally renowned artist Stan…
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The Risk Takers Survival Guide

Uncover the precarious world of risk.

The Risk Takers Survival Guide explores how you engage with risk, and by talking to wing suit flyers, parkour runners, and academics, aiming to…
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The Sochi Project

This multimedia slow journalism project tells the shadow narrative to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, which is surrounded by conflict zones. It brings together long reads, photo series and TV reports.

In 2007, Vladimir Putin stepped onto the stage at the International Olympics Committee's annual meeting to the sound of the triumphal opening of Tchaikovsky's…
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Just a Reflektor

This collaboration between Vincent Morisset and art rockers Arcade Fire is a fascinating experiment with interactivity, in which you the viewer get to build your own video installation at home.

The world of the young woman slithering sensually through the streets of Haiti becomes your world, and vice versa, in this interactive music video. For…
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I Love Your Work

In this web documentary, nine women working in the lesbian porn industry reveal all – their bodies and their innermost thoughts. Or do they?

Ten seconds is the average length of porn teasers, intended to entice viewers to pay to see more. And 10 seconds also happens to be the length of all 2,202…
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17000 Islands

A crowdsourcing project on the propagandistic “Taman Mini” amusement park, in which the films made by visitors lead to a dialogue about Indonesian history.

Former President Suharto of Indonesia had a dream. Despite constant tensions between various tribes and religions, he wanted to unite his people under…
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Hidden Wounds Interactive

An interactive version of a subdued video about the lives of war veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

"Redemption isn't coming soon / I am stuck here with these hidden wounds / All the things they make me do." Tom Barman, the lead vocalist with Belgian…
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Unspeak

In this web documentary based on found footage, journalist Steven Poole explains at breakneck speed how the public debate is being corrupted with “unspeak.”

Top-down, smart phone, big data, piracy, pro-life. These words have very different meanings but they have one thing in common: they're all examples of…
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Hollow

This multimedia collage is a morale booster for the residents of McDowell County, who keep hope alive in their shrinking region.

One in three American towns is dying, with more people leaving than coming. McDowell County in the eastern inland of West Virginia is just such a place.…
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Type:Rider

This surprising combination of video game and book maps out the multifaceted history of typography.

Gothic, Garamond, Futura, Helvetica, Comic Sans. There are fonts that some people detest, while others are loved immensely. In this app, a surprising combination…
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A Short History of the Highrise

This latest episode in a multi-annual documentary project highlights the history of the vertical living, from the Tower of Babel to the skyscrapers in New York.

Katerina Cizeks's interactive documentary project Highrise, about living high above the ground, is also growing to epic proportions. After the portraits…
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Fort McMoney

A groundbreaking fusion of documentary and video game in which visitors play the detective, unraveling the interests that lurk behind the Canadian oil industry

http://vimeo.com/78342452 Fort McMurray, the heart of the Canadian oil industry, is the scene for a groundbreaking fusion of documentary and video game.…
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Street Ghosts

The artist Paolo Cirio prints life-sized pictures of people found on Google’s Street View, and posts them at the exact spot where they were taken.

For the "Street View" function of its online maps, search-behemoth Google has been industriously photographing the entire world. They don't bother to ask…
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The Faces of Facebook

This website compresses 1.2 billion Facebook profile photos into a full-screen mosaic, and a remarkable world atlas

There are more than 1.2 billion Facebook profiles in this full-screen mosaic, so many that all you see is colored pixels. But zoom in on them and the faces…
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The Last Hunt

This interactive photo book tells the story of Antonio “Pit” Allard, who retreats for the very last time into the Canadian wilderness to hunt.

Antonio "Pit" Allard does it every year, but this is the last time. He is getting older, and his body feels stiffer and more tired. Every summer for as…
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Burn Out

This shocking web documentary captures the recent wave of suicides in France, which is on the verge of a collective burnout.

In recent years in France, a suicide has been committed in public on average every two weeks: April 26, 2011, in the parking lot at France Telecom. October…
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Passing Stanger – The East Village Poetry Walk

Passing Stranger – The East Village Poetry Walk is an audio tour of poetry related sites in New York City’s East Village.

It is produced by Pejk Malinovski, with support from The Poetry Foundation. The interactive documentary experience was created in collaboration with Zeega.…
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Moments of Innovation

When Documentary and Technology Converge

Defining documentary has never been easy, and interactive documentaries and other new forms of documentary storytelling compel us to revisit our assumptions…
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Pointer Pointer

A simple but effective online timewaster: stop your cursor somewhere on the screen and a picture is loaded in which someone points right back at it.

Last June, a new online timewaster took its place beside cute kitty pictures and Facebook's endless stream of messages: Pointer Pointer. In the first four…
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Gol! Ukraine

In 12 short films, hosts Oleg and Katya take us on a tour of Ukraine, which hosted the European Soccer Cup last summer.

An interactive tour of Ukraine, presented by French newspaper Le Monde on the occasion of the European Soccer Cup in Ukraine and Poland in the summer of…
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A crash course in parenthood, for women who are afraid to look worn out after childbirth and men who can’t multitask

It's easily the most significant event in the life of a human. Not only are the consequences huge, but to make things even more complicated, men and women…
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MAFI.tv – Filmic Map of a Country

A new generation of Chilean filmmakers joins forces on this online platform with snapshots of everyday goings-on in Chile.

Chile is an emerging country when it comes to film, and the new generation switches easily from fiction to documentary, like a chameleon changing colors.…
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Keep on Steppin’

Five dreamlike collages of image and sound transport us to disaster areas, after the reporters have left.

"There are phrases I'll never forget. Phrases that haunt me. They come from stories of people who have experienced war, flood, or some other event that…
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Bear 71

Wildlife in Banff National Park from the perspective of a grizzly bear and that of the park rangers watching her 24 hours a day.

In Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains, Canada, various wild animals are implanted with a GPS receiver and a chip, and from that moment they're…
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Alma, a Tale of Violence

This interactive tablet documentary allows you to swipe back and forth between a no-frills presentation of the violent confessions of former gang member Alma and an alternate image stream that puts it all in context.

"I was fifteen when I wanted to join a gang." And to join the gang, Alma had to commit murder - there were no two ways about it. This is how Alma, now…
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A Journal of Insomnia

The website as a confessional: insomniacs are asked to provide insight into their affliction, which will be used in an interactive artwork.

A Journal of Insomnias is a website that doubles as a confessional: not meant for sinners, but for those who can't sleep. In the first phase of this interactive…
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The Block: Stories from a Meeting Place

Three-dimensional web installation about the turbulent history of The Block, an aboriginal district in the heart of Sydney. Forty years on, it’s about to make way for a new development.

When the urban project The Block was built in the 1970s, it was a positive exception to the norm. Aborigines were normally housed on the outskirts of the…
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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…
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Here at Home

A live web documentary about At Home, a major Canadian housing project that gave homes to 1,265 homeless people.

In 2007, the United Nations reprimanded Canada because of the extremely large numbers of homeless people in the country. A year later, the government gave…
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CIA: Operation Ajax

Award-winning innovative graphic novel app that reconstructs the battle for black gold in the Arab world, long before the Second World War broke out.

First there was the Internet, and now the tablet has been discovered as a medium for innovative storytelling, inspiring unexpected and inventive hybrids.…
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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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Worry Box Project

Drop your maternal anxieties into a collective virtual worry box.

A companion website to The Motherhood Archives,…
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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

A 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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Africa To Australia

Africa to Australia is an interactive documentary that follows the stories of Africans who came to Australia.

Africa to Australia is an interactive documentary that tells the stories of African immigrants and refugees living in Australia. Using a multi-platform…
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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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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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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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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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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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Installation: Alma, a Tale of Violence

Exhibition of photography and drawings from the interactive project Alma, a Tale of Violence.

In addition to the iPad documentary selected for the IDFA DocLab Competition, IDFA will also present an installation version of Alma, a Tale of Violence…
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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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