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Cross Media Screening 2014
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
45 minutes

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.
Cross Media Screening 2013

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.


Documentary Film
45 minutes

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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.