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Cross Media Screening 2013
A Journal of Insomnia

The world of insomnia as an interactive self-experience. Personal stories and staged encounters form a psychological profile of Western society. Intimate, but also disturbing.

A Journal of Insomnia

Documentary Film
Canada
2013
45 minutes

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Hugues Sweeney
What is it, what keeps us up at night? The interactive documentary looks into this question inviting users to immerse in the universe of insomnia – a phenomenon that is linked to stress and anxiety and affects one in three people in our contemporary society. Moving beyond the narrative boundaries of the documentary form, “A Journal of Insomnia” collects personal stories of insomnia via video, text and drawings and creates a collaborative experience of affected people from across the world. The revealing testimony of four insomniacs in particular offers an intimate experience of a distressing condition that is usually experienced in solitude.
Cross Media Screening 2013
The Duce Vita

Mussolini is alive! At least for the neo-fascists and diehards who make the pilgrimage to his hometown to create a bizarre cult around the dictator – saying a rosary included. Absurd and sinister!

The Duce Vita

Documentary Film
France
2012
45 minutes
90 years after Mussolini came to power, the interactive documentary immerses web users into the daily life of Predappio, the dictator's native place. It is a small city that was created ex novo to serve Mussolini’s worship and to spread propaganda about the myth around the dictator. During the fascist regime the city was visited by all Italians and numerous foreign heads of state. And even today, Predappio remains the most important place of pilgrimage for the “black shirts”, the Neo-Fascists, worshiping Mussolini and evoking the dark times from yesterday's Italy.
Cross Media Screening 2013
The Invisible Picture Show

Children’s voices talking about dreams, fear and reality. An interactive journey into the eerily animated world of immigration camps, shown from the perspective of the young people interned there.

The Invisible Picture Show

Documentary Film
UK
2013
45 minutes

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Andy Noble, Tim Travers Hawkins
Every day thousands of children and young people seeking asylum are locked up in immigration detention centres around the world, where filming is absolutely impossible. The immersive animated transmedia documentary features voice interviews of detained children and teenagers and creates symbolic images that give new depth and dimension to what was being said. Users enter the corridors of a virtual detention centre, listen to the voice messages and watch ghostly images appearing projected across the walls, telling the stories of young lives trapped in worlds we cannot access.
Cross Media Screening 2013
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

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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.