Past events

DocLab Live: Immersive Showcase 22 Nov 2016 at 20:00

Immersive storytelling is going through an unprecedented evolution. But where does the hype end and do new art forms take shape?

Industry Session: Putting Your Audience in the Story 22 Nov 2016 at 12:00

Virtual reality pioneer Zillah Watson tells you all about storytelling in emerging consumer technology.

Industry Talk: The (Un)defined Business of Interactive 22 Nov 2016 at 15:00

With over 10 years of digital non-fiction art production behind us, this talk explores future developments of interactive storytelling and how to fund it.

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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 on just $100 a week.

Jay and Gino, who run the successful Noi restaurant in Ontario, completely renovated it to make it appear less exclusive. In this way, they hope to adapt to the new atmosphere prevailing since the economic crisis.

GDP: Measuring the Human Side of the Canadian Economic Crisis assesses the effects of the crisis through the individual stories of Canadian employers and employees rather than through news footage of mass demonstrations.

How have their lives changed and what strategies are they using to beat the crisis? Visitors to the website can access the stories through a map of Canada containing locations with relevant films, stories, and photo reportages.

The site also allows searches based on industry sector, such as Arts & Media, Finance, or Farming. The content reveals that these people still have plenty of fighting spirit left.

Project details

Year of development :2009, ongoing
Created by:Hélène Choquette
With:National Film Board of Canada

Available formats

Official website

http://gdp.nfb.ca