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Congress Event

Reinventing the language of storytelling: A screening and conversation



Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 19:30 - 22:00


Thistle - Sean O'Sullivan Theatre

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The internet has transformed the documentary. So, too, documentarians are reinventing the language of storytelling on the web. Director Katerina Cizek goes under the hood of three distinct multi-award winning projects within the Highrise story universe to explore a new kind of documentary practice. Highrise is an Emmy-winning interactive documentary at the National Film Board of Canada that explores the human condition of vertical living around the globe.

In this screening and conversation, Cizek is joined by Deborah Cowen, from the Department of Geography at the University of Toronto, who is currently collaborating with Cizek and NFB’s HIGHRISE team, exploring ‘digital citizenship’ in suburbs globally, and Kristine Collins, Director of Education and Institutional Markets at the National Film Board of Canada who works closely with content creators to shape productions for educators and students. This conversation highlights new collaborative ways of working in the documentary genre that combines the expertise of creators, academic researchers, community members, educators and audiences. Join us for an inside look at the creative process behind new immersive online experiences created from a social justice perspective.

Sponsored by the National Film Board of Canada.