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The Last Hijack Interactive Tommy Palotta, Femke Wolting

Piracy in the 21st century. Not much romance but a lot of misery – on all sides. A fascinating interactive animadoc about a Somalian pirate’s last kidnapping and its consequences.

The Last Hijack Interactive

Documentary Film
Netherlands
2014
45 minutes
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No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Bruno Felix, Femke Wolting, Submarine, Razor Film, ZDF, IKON
Tommy Palotta, Femke Wolting
Corine Meijers
Ilo von Seckendorff, Britta Senn
Ilo von Seckendorff
This interactive project explores the immersive story of the hijacking of a ship in Somalia. By delving into both sides of the story, the audience discovers the complex realities behind piracy in Somalia through the eyes of a pirate and a captain, an advocate and a journalist, a parent and a wife.
Combining live-action video and animation, the interactive experience gives the user the opportunity to navigate the real stories of the protagonists, building to the hijacking itself and its aftermath. With an elegant use of data visualization, the project provides unique, informative insights into the murky world of the hijackings that take place in this East African region.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Cross Media Screening
Unspeak

An interactive episodic film that takes a critical and satirical look behind political, economical and other terms used by the media to show how familiar words are used to systematically manipulate public opinion.

Unspeak

Documentary Film
Netherlands
2013
45 minutes
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix, Submarine
Steven Poole
Based on British journalist Steven Poole’s intriguing book of the same name, the interactive documentary, visualizes the manipulative power of language and looks at the changing role and responsibility of the media. Consisting of short films, an interactive data visualization, and a participatory dictionary, the project critically and satirically reveals the unspoken messages and obscured meanings behind familiar media terms such as War on Terror, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Clean Cole, File Sharing, or Erectile Dysfunction, that are deliberately used to manipulte public opinion.

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.