RE GIORGIO NAPOLITANO
Paper/Screen convergence, 2015
The two-term (unprecedented in the country's history) president of Italy has resigned. The timeline of Il Fatto Quotidiano (daily paper and leading website) recalls, with a critical point of view, the main events that marked the nine-year "reign" of "King Giorgio Napolitano".
FIRST WORLD WAR - THE STORY OF A GLOBAL CONFLICT
Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen footage, including extraordinary scenes of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italian soldiers fighting high up in the Alps, the half-hour film explores the war and its effects from many different perspectives.
VERSAILLES, L’AUTRE VISITE
The rich history of the palace of Versailles is told in an innovative way by specialists and curators who combine curious anecdotes with scientific explanations. Twelve evocative objects and seven themes are the key to (re)discovering Versailles and learning more about it. [hj-eb]
In 1973 the last stretch of Paris's ring road opened; built to alleviate the capital's heavy traffic, Europe's most congested roadway is used by 1.3 million drivers today.
Thanks to the project "Greater Paris", which is forming a metroplex that extends beyond the ring road, the bypass is becoming a new centre of development.
Choose your guide, and set off on the ring road of yesterday, today or tomorrow to meet residents, commuters and others who use it. [eb-hj]
LA MEMORIA E LA FERITA
The workers of the Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Bologna repaired and refitted train cars from all over Italy, exposing themselves to asbestos when removing it from train cars. Hundreds of people have died and continue to die in a silent massacre. Their stories are kept alive in the small museum created by one of the train yard employees. [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]
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]
LÉONARD DE VINCI, LES SECRETS D’UN GÉNIE
Media-supported learning, 2012
Ten animated segments explain the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci to children. [eb-hj]
LA DUCE VITA
After a lull in webdoc production, LeMonde.fr returns with this interactive documentary about Predappio, the birthplace and resting place of Benito Mussolini. A look at Italy's past and present.