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Why Srebrenica Had to Fall

The interactive documentary Why Srebrenica Had To Fall is part of an ongoing investigation lasting 20 years, into the circumstances of the genocide in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica in 1995.

On July 11, 1995, the Bosnian Muslim enclave of Srebrenica was seized by the troops of General Ratko Mladić. Dutch UN troops stationed in the enclave…
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SMART and OKIO REPORT transport you to Jisr al-Shughur, Syria, to experience the tragedy as if you were there.

Filmed inside the world's most dangerous war zone with virtual reality technology, the viewer is immersed in the disaster from which so many have fled.…
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Future Cities

Future Cities is a transmedia documentary about five emerging cities. Cities behind the obvious; because we all know Rio de Janeiro and Shanghai are booming.

Future cities tells the story of cities challenging these wellknown urban areas as it comes to creativity, (economic) growth and innovation. In video,…
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Offshore VR

Offshore VR takes its audience into a derelict, shattered drill platform far away in some unspecified ocean where something has gone terribly wrong.

Part mystery, part creepy horror-show, this documentary examines the potentials and ramifications of deep water oil extraction. The project connects VR,…
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Pirate Fishing – Interactive Investigation

Pirate Fishing is an interactive investigation set in Sierra Leone.

This interactive online game from Al Jazeera places users in the role of an investigative journalist uncovering the story of illegal fishing operations…
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Connected Walls

November 9th 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Starting that date, Connected Walls offered web visitors the possibility to virtually break down two North/South frontiers : the US/Mexico border and the…
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Kiya

Virtual reality deployed in the battle against domestic violence makes the viewer an eyewitness to a dangerous situation.

Every day, three women in the United States die as a direct result of domestic violence. To put it less euphemistically, they are murdered by their husbands…
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The Enemy

This installation and app invites you to step into the very heart of conflict situations and find out why people engage in violence.

Two combatants from opposing sides observe each other. We stand in the middle, confronted with their fears, dreams and motivations to fight. Created by…
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Life on Hold

In 10 powerful Internet videos from Al Jazeera, we share the pasts and futures of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Over a million Syrians have flooded into Lebanon, where they now make up a quarter of the population. We share their experiences in 10 powerful Internet…
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The Deeper They Bury Me

A prisoner in Louisiana since 1972, Herman Wallace tells the disturbing story of his solitary confinement in a series of interactive animations.

Ever since a controversial conviction for the murder of a prison guard in 1972, Herman Wallace has been living in solitary confinement in Louisiana State…
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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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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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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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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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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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Out of Sight, Out of Mind.

This animated infographic shows that clandestine drone attacks carried out in Pakistan by the American military claim almost exclusively innocent victims.

The almost 400 unmanned drone attacks in Pakistan since 2004 have claimed 3,000 lives, and only one-and-a-half percent of their victims were preselected…
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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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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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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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Dream Homes Property Consultants

Presenting itself as a high-end real estate agency’s website, this labyrinthine web-documentary uses expropriated houses to uncover Palestinian stories of displacement from West Jerusalem.

Expropriated Palestinian houses are repackaged on the Israeli real estate market as "Arab-style." Their factual history is concealed behind this architectural…
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The Invisible Picture Show

Animated interactive web documentary based on phonecalls made by the director with children locked inside immigration detention centres around the world. Invisible Picture Show from tim travers hawkins on Vimeo.

Animated interactive web documentary based on phonecalls made by the director with children locked inside immigration detention centres around the world.
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MONEYOCRACY

MONEYOCRACY analyses the major impact of the 2010 Citizens United vs. F.E.C ruling on the U.S democracy.

The film focuses on the rise of Super PACs and their affiliated secret organizations – the 501c4s - and documents how these organizations influence the…
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The Money and the Greeks

It is visible in the news, on the radio, in the newspapers: Greece has no money and is deeply caught in the crisis.

This project started in late 2011 when Florian Thalhofer and his later wife Elissavet Aggou traveled trough Greece to chat with people about how they are…
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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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Burma: The Dictatorship of The Absurd

Since its independence in 1962, the people of Burma has been living under the oppression of a dictatorship and both the democratic opposition and the ethnic…
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Hospitality

A transforming sculpture investigates how soldiers who return from overseas missions “host” their all-encompassing but ill-defined horrors.

The psychological and physical state of military personnel changes drastically after returning from overseas missions, such as those in the Gulf, the Balkans,…
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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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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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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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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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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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The Zone

A sensory journey into the heart of Tchernobyl’s exclusion zone – the forbidden area around the nuclear power plant.

A sensory journey into the heart of Tchernobyl's exclusion zone - the forbidden area around the nuclear power plant.…
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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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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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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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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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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…
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Tagfish

A blend of documentary, performance and video by Flemish theater group Berlin, which tells the story of the UNESCO world heritage site Zollverein, a coalmining complex in the German Ruhr area.

The Flemish theater group Berlin makes cinematic theater, a blend of documentary, performance and video. Tagfish tells the story of the UNESCO…
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Planet Galata – A Bridge in Istanbul

Dynamic documentary portrait of the characters and hotspots of Istanbul’s Galata Bridge, directed by non-linear narrative pioneer Florian Thalhofer, and created using his bespoke Korsakow software.

A documentary portrait of Galata Bridge and the surrounding area in Istanbul, Turkey - a microcosm reflecting the rich cultural diversity of the city as…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 earthquake…
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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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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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The Crisis of Credit Visualized

This short Flash film with clear graphic design visualizes the root causes of the American credit crisis.

The credit crisis. Everyone has heard of it or even been hit by it, but few people know exactly how it came about. Jonathan Jarvis, a student at the…
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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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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 directed…
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Standard Operating Procedure

Interactive commentary on the photos of American soldiers torturing prisoners at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq

On the website accompanying the documentary Standard Operating Procedure, visitors can look through the photos of American soldiers torturing prisoners…
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Ushahidi

An open source project that allows users to crowdsource crisis information and send it via mobile.

The initiative of a group of Kenyan civilian journalists, Ushahidi uses Google Maps to unlock information about the violence that followed the Kenyan elections…
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Videosphere

An audiovisual knowledge network

Videosphere is a 3-D sphere that reproduces videos from the renowned TED Talks archive and shows the relations between different presentations on technology,…
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Text Trends

Text Trends is a sendup of the ubiquitous line graphs and related information returned by services like Google Trends.

Text Trends is a sendup of the ubiquitous line graphs and related information returned by services like Google Trends. The project takes the content…
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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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They Rule

Interactive graph of the most influential directors & companies in the US. make your own selection & explore various spatial configurations to discover unknown relationships between seemingly unrelated or competing companies, or download maps made by other users.

Overview They Rule aims to provide a glimpse of some of the relationships of the US ruling class. It takes as its focus the boards of some of…
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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.

Food is indispensable to our survival. But today, it is undergoing great change. Currently, Japan only produces about 40% of the food it consumes. This…
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Digglab

On the popular Digg website, visitors can “dig” news articles they like.

In this visualization, Digg Arc displays stories, topics, and containers wrapped around a sphere. Arcs trail people as they Digg stories across topics.…
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Britain from above

A landmark cross-platform BBC series, showing modern day Great Britain from the sky.

An epic journey revealing the secrets, patterns and hidden rhythms of our lives from a striking new perspective. The series examines how each and every…
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Gapminder

Gapminder sums up the world in statistical data.

Which country has the most Internet users per 100 inhabitants? Which country boasts the largest amount of forest? It's all visualised in clear-cut graphs…
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Oakland Crimespotting

An interactive map of crimes in Oakland and a tool for understanding crime in cities.

If you hear sirens in your neighborhood, you should know why. Crimespotting makes this possible with interactive maps, e-mail updates, and RSS feeds of…
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Lives Connected

A webdocumentary about Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans in the summer of 2005.

44 interviews with employees of an advertising agency, all of whom were involved in the disaster in some way, can be navigated by tags such as “funny”,…
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Gaza / Sderot

“Life in spite of everything” is the motto of Gaza/Sderot.

This impressive online documentary project reports on the day-to-day experiences of men, women and children on both sides of the Palestinian-Israeli border,…
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Newsmap

Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.

A treemap visualization algorithm helps display the enormous amount of information gathered by the aggregator. Treemaps are traditionally space-constrained…
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Exhibition: Expanding Documentary 2011

Interactive installations, immersive performances and other unexpected representations of reality, presented by IDFA DocLab, Paradocs and Brakke Grond.

Featured installations: Barcode Installation Hospitality C.A.P.E.…
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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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Live Cinema Event: Interactive Monuments

Live screening of two interactive documentaries from the DocLab Competition Program: Beyond 9/11 and The Zone.

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Live Cinema Event: Sex, Data & Goa

Live screening of two interactive web documentaries from the DocLab Competition Program: Goa Hippy Tribe and The Sexperience 1000

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DocLab Live 2: 3 Stories of Time & Place

Live screening of the interactive webdocs The Test Tube with David Suzuki, HIGHRISE/Out My Window (Katerina Cizek) and Welcome to Pine Point (Paul Shoebridge & Mike Simons).

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DocLab Interview 2_Frederik Rieckher

Debut interactive documentalist Frederik Rieckher emotes on his exquisite, non-linear quest through Japan, Soul Patron, in this exclusive little interview.

Review: DocLab Live 3 / A Showcase by Zach Wise

Night 3 in the DocLab Live program, and they were lining up at the door of Tuschinski 4, for New York Times multimedia producer Zach Wise’s top web bookmarks selection, a bespoke pick of golden needles in that murky haystack they call “Internet”.

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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.

Beyond Barriers

How should policy makers deal with the rapidly dissolving boundaries between media? Hans Maarten van den Brink, director of the Dutch Cultural Media Fund, calls for a focus on content instead of re-organizations.

Written by Hans Maarten van den Brink The new government in The Netherlands forecasts hard times for publicly financed media and culture.…

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