Sheffield DocFest 2013

Digital media meets documentary.

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17,000 Islands (Country: Norway, Denmark, Indonesia; Year: 2013; Director: Thomas Østbye, Edwin)
In Jakarta, there is a mini-Indonesia park complete with an idealised image of the country’s 17.000 islands. Directors Thomas Østbye and Edwin invite you to rip apart the movie and remake it yourself.
Alma, a Tale of Violence (Alma, une enfant de la violence) (Country: France; Year: 2012; Director: Miquel Dewever-Plana, Isabelle Fougère)
Desperate to belong, Alma did what she had to do to join a Guatemalan gang: she killed someone. She was 15. This is her devastating confession, navigated via iPad.
Big River Rising (Country: United Kingdom; Year: 2012; Director: Matthew Gonzalez Noda, Emma Wigley)
How Filipino slum-dwellers embrace scientific solutions to fight flooding.
Coral: Rekindling Venus (Country: Australia; Year: 2012; Director: Lynette Wallworth)
Immersive experience sends you deep underwater on an extraordinary journey into a mysterious realm of fluorescent coral reefs.
Dadaab Stories (Country: United States, Kenya; Year: 2013; Director: K.Ryan Jones)
Dadaab is the world’s largest refugee camp, home to half a million people. FilmAid is helping the refugees tell their stories through video, photography, poetry, music and journalism.
The Defector: Escape from North Korea (Country: Canada; Year: 2012; Director: Ann Shin; Writer: Manfred Becker, Ann Shin)
Experience the harrowing journey that North Korea defectors must make in this PoV interactive web documentary.
GELD.GR – Money and the Greeks (Das Geld und die Griechen) (Country: Germany, Greece; Year: 2013; Director: Florian Thalhofer)
You control the pace and direction of the narrative in this cross-platform doc. What is life like for the Greek people? How are they dealing with the financial crisis – and who do they think is to blame?
Highrise (Country: Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Katerina Cizek)
A multi-year, multi-media, collaborative documentary experiment about the human experience in global vertical suburbs.
Invisible Picture Show (Country: United Kingdom; Year: 2013; Director: Tim Travers Hawkins)
Transmedia exploration through voice recordings of children and young people currently detained in immigration facilities around the world.
I Love Your Work (Country: United States; Year: 2013; Director: Jonathan Harris)
This interactive documentary takes you behind the scenes of the New York City lesbian porn industry.
A Journal of Insomnia (Country: Canada; Year: 2013; Director: Guillaume Braun)
A collaborative experiment where the public is invited to mortgage part of their night to experience insomnia.
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