INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY

VOLUME 1, ISSUE #10

More and more documentary projects are leaving the limitations of film behind and finding a place to breathe online.  We take a look at two projects, one rural and one urban, as well as a new art installation that lets you interact with a lesser-known period of Abraham Lincoln's past.

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NEW METHODS MINE DEEP RICHES IN HOLLOW

RYAN SPARKS

A ground-breaking web-based documentary exploring the future of rural America through the eyes of the Appalachians is grabbing eyeballs from around the world.  Hollow explores the hopes and struggles of citizens of McDowell County, West Virginia, a county fighting to survive after the coal industry bust.

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NAVIGATING THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY

RYAN SPARKS

A new experimental platform about post-crisis community (re)building in America puts storytelling, data, and calls to action in one interactive space.  We speak with Luisa Dantas, the filmmaker who has brought the site to fruition after seven years of work.

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COHABITATE WITH ABRAHAM LINCOLN

BRAD RHINES

Abraham Lincoln shared a bed with several men during his life, but his motivations are lost to history.  Brad Rhines talks to artist Skylar Fein about his new large-scale historical reconstruction installation where visitors can personally explore one chapter of Lincoln's past.  

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