An interactive exploration of one of the largest Chinese communities in Quebec, in Brossard (Quebec City). Discover its multiple facets through the eyes of different people (a chef, a family, a Christian pastor and members of his church, senior citizens, a real estate broker). Recipes, graphs, landmarks, and even a simple lesson in Mandarin and in Cantonese complete your experience. [eb-hj]
GOUDOU GOUDOU - Les voix ignorées de la reconstruction
Through a multimedia blog and a webdocumentary, five Haitian journalists give a voice to the earthquake victims of their country, and expose the hard realities of reconstruction and its consequences: “Debris and Reconstruction”, “Art with a Cause”, “Impact of NGOs”, “Health and Cholera”, “Life in the Camps”.
LE JOURNAL D’UNE INSOMNIE
The largely artistic project is divided in two phases: the first — where insomniac internauts can give their testimonials through sounds, images and texts — will serve as a base for the second interactive experience which will draw up a complete and intimate portrait of chronic insomniacs. [eb-hj]
A rich 26 minutes, in a “Euro” version and in an “Afro” version, for a project that uses the social media network facebook and twitter, also adapted for weak internet connections so that access from the cybercafés of Kinshasa can be ensured.
On the banks of the Congo River, Cyrille (a reporter from Top Congo radio) and Mike (an investigative journalist for Congo News) lead a daily struggle for freedom of the press in DR Congo. [eb-hj]
IRAK 10 ANS, 100 REGARDS
Ten years after George Bush declared "mission accomplished" in Iraq, what do we really know about the country? What images does the country evoke?
The aim of the webdocumentary (which will be enriched with additional contributions until 1 May 2013) is to provide a more thorough, and less Westernised, vision of Iraq, its rich history, its uncertain future, its people, its arts, the devastating consequences of the war. [hj-eb]
ARTE celebrates the Paris Fashion Week with two special evenings and a new documentary, “Karl Lagerfeld se dessine”. For these special occasions, ARTE has launched a contest on the web, open to all, to be held until 25 March 2013: the internaut, after choosing from one of the five sets featured on the documentary, must complete his or her own drawing within 90 seconds. The best designer, chosen by Karl Lagerfeld and internauts, wins Karl Lagerfeld accessories, among other prizes. [hj-eb]
BEYROUTH ET L’INVISIBLE - Itinéraires de jeunes artistes au Liban
Born from reasearch initiated in September 2010, the webdoc is a platform structured around the portraits of eight young Lebanese artists born in the 1980s. Through their poetic deviations and alternative paths of thought, their photos, drawings, dance, written and musical traces, these artists accompany Beirut beyond its contradictions and internal divisions, towards a multitude of cities with infinite possibilities. [eb-hj]
The webdoc follows a group of candidates, all under the age of 40, in their first campaigns for the 2013 parliamentary election: filmed interviews lay out the candidates' profiles and define the most important points of their campaigns.[eb-hj]
Interactive narrative, 2013
REINVENTION STORIES is an experiment in bringing real-life documentary stories into the potential of an interactive environment. Through residents' personal stories, through stories about places and events in the city, the web site follows the struggles and resurgence of Dayton, Ohio, defined by Forbes Magazine in 2008 as “one of the fastest dying cities in the nation”, and encourages internauts to make contributions, ask and answer questions. [eb-hj]
National Geographic Channel has adapted Bill O'Reilly's best-seller about the plot to kill President Abraham Lincoln into a docu-drama (first aired on the National Geographic Channel, 17 February 2013), and a detailed interactive narration that covers the plot and the conspirators, Lincoln's assassination and its aftermath. [eb-hj]
TRAME, BREST 2002-2012
It took ten years to finally complete the recent addition to Brest's urban fabric: the tram line. The long ten years are documented through a timeline, and in interviews, oral and written testimonials, debates and films. Tags referring to time, people and the route facilitate your searches (le temps, les rencontres, la ligne). [eb-hj]
D-DAY TO VICTORY
Complementing the documentary television series broadcast on History Television and on Channel4, D-D Day to Victory is an interactive reconstruction of the campaign undertaken by the Allied Forces, from D-Day in Normandy to the siege of Berlin.
The site also allows the viewer to leave a tribute to the heroes of World War 2. [eb-hj]
FARKHONDA EST DE RETOUR
After twelve years in exile, Farkhonda, 22 anni, leaves her easy life in Australia to return to her native land Afghanistan. The reporter Anne Guion and the photographer Viviane Dalles follow this young, determined woman through the streets of Kabul. [eb-hj]
SOUT EL SHABAB
Two years after the first demonstrations in Tahrir Square, young Egyptians have discovered a taste for discussing and imagining a free and democratic country. France Culture talks about the changes that have come about from the revolution through a webdoc, which offers a portrait of five young people of the "Tahrir generation", a documentary and a magazine. [eb-hj]
Interactive narrative, 2012
The Trip tells the story of Jack Torrance and his experience as the film director who participated in one of the greatest mystifications of the 20th century: the landing on the moon.
Jack Torrance recounts “The Project,” which resulted in the film of the landing on the moon in 1969. Was there really a trip to the moon? Or was it staged in a Hollywood studio?
Jack Torrance, you may recall, is also the name of the protagonist in Kubrick's The Shining. [eb-hj]
Interviews with 10 childless men and women who share their views on their own childhood, society, and death.
My Ancestors is part of an ongoing reflection on the theme of being childless. [eb-hj]
MURDER IN PASSING
Pervasive game, 2013
Murder in Passing is a whodunit for commuters: every day for two months (starting on 7 January 2013) a silent 30-second episode of the story will be screened in the Toronto underground and online. Viewers have until 1 March 2013 to solve the mystery. [eb-hj]
Serious game, 2012
Tower Builder is a game where the internaut can become a building entrepreneur and construct the second tower of the Cathedral of Strasbourg!
Besides the webdoc, the project includes a film: “Le Défi des bâtisseurs” (the cathedral of Strasbourg in 3D) and an app for mobile devices (AR visits to a number of Gothic architecture sites). [eb-hj]
Rough Ride, made up of 9 chapters, is a part of a multimedia project, Black Gold Boom, that explores the North Dakota oil boom and its consequences. [eb-hj]
The precarious living conditions in a refugee camp in Afghanistan and parents' struggles to keep their children fed and educated. [eb-hj]