The invisible creators behind mixed media documentaries

Just like in major fiction films, the directors of documentaries get the most attention. But is this right? Don’t documentaries exist by the grace of collaborations? In this second article on mixed-media documentaries, we discuss the fluid role of makers and audiences…

Mixed media documentaries for social change

We see a large number of innovations in the documentary genre, from new technologies and interactive formats to a different role for subject and audience. In this series of articles, Sander Hölsgens uses examples to explore how documentaries can contribute to a polyphonic reflection of our complex world…

Five times activism, documentary and technology

While a documentary was once by definition a film on a screen, recorded with a video camera, filmmakers can nowadays use a wide range of technologies. From drones, action cams and 24/7 live streams to security cameras. The result is no longer always a linear video…