Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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Poppy Interactive

A protracted investigation into the nexus between war and organized crime, brought together in an interactive documentary that exposes an extensive network.

As we discover in this interactive documentary, the nexus between war and organized crime is tight and complex. Documentary makers Antionette de Jong and Robert Knoth have brought together their extensive research to create a website with a clear navigational structure. The user can unravel an impressive network of insurgents and terrorists, drug cartels and other criminal organizations. A journey through various locations and times shows how drug money destabilizes parts of the world, fuels conflict and allows a worldwide illegal economy to grow. In Poppy Interactive, we meet the families who grow the poppies, heroin addicts in prison in Kyrgyzstan, a community fighting to prevent drug deaths, and badly paid border guards in Tajikistan. We also see big, black leather suitcases in the first row of the plane, the crash of a plane full of cocaine in Mali, a party in London and luxury villas in Dubai. It’s all interconnected.

Project details

Year of development :2017
Created by:Antoinette de Jong, Robert Knoth, Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting, Michel Reilhac
With:Submarine Channel

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