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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The Holy Road

An interactive web documentary about the people who live – with and alongside each other – along the ‘holiest’ but also most contested road through Israel and Palestine: Route 60.

Route 60 – The Holy Road – has many identities. Depending on your passport, you may or may not use certain parts of it. Running south to north, Route 60 begins in the Israeli city of Be’er Sheva, passes through Jerusalem and the West Bank and ends back in Israel, in Nazareth. The road is often called ‘the holiest road in the world’ due to the many Christian, Muslim and Jewish holy sites along its 200km length. Some of these sites have been claimed by two or even all three of the religious groups. Others regard Route 60 as the ‘settlers’ road’, the highway that connects many illegal settlements in the West Bank with each other.

The Holy Road web documentary takes the viewer on a journey along Route 60, using maps, informative pop-ups and the stories of seven residents to paint a nuanced picture of life in this contested and confusing region. The numerous holy and unholy places (where numerous terror attacks have been carried out) along Route 60 form the backdrop against which ordinary people live their lives: go to school, go shopping, pursue careers, raise families, etc. The checkpoints, watch-towers, separation walls and restricted roads are daily reminders of the reality of the oc-cupation. After all, the road runs through an area where two populations live side by side.

Project details

Year of development :2017
Created by:Dirk Jan Visser, Derk Walters

Available formats

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