We are a group of youth producers from the Educational Video Center’s Tuesday/Thursday New Media Arts Program. We are creating an interactive documentary on how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted our lives as well as the lives of vulnerable populations. We specifically focused on incarcerated people and NYC students facing inequity.
The interactive documentary is housed in a website. When a viewer enters the site, it asks the viewer a question. Based on the answer, the viewer will be led to a certain part of the documentary for a personalized experience.
The aim of the project is to build empathy and understanding of how people are impacted by the pandemic and resources and information to support vulnerable populations during the pandemic.
The video is a trailer for our interactive documentary/website. It pulls from video diaries created by the students from the workshop.
The photos capture the following aspects of our process:
Wireframe of the interactive documentary, a screenshot of an archival documentary created by youth producers in the late 1980s to understand why history matters when understanding inequity in education today, and a screen shot of a documentary from the NYT on incarceration that is included in our project.
Really thought-provoking, and it conveys the mood that everyone has these days... melancholy, sad, frustrated. Great work with the narration and shots.
I really like the idea of this video, because people may not be thinking about incarcerated people and school inequality during this time. Thus, you are bringing awareness to this important topic.
This is exactly the sort of thing that needs to be saved for when historians look back on this time - real stories about real experiences.