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_Clouds Over Cuba

Clouds Over Cuba is an interactive multimedia documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

2012 Ben Tricklebank,Brian Williams,Joe Alexander,Wade Alger
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We want to debunk the misconceptions, that Kennedy’s advisors were the ones to collectively lead us away from the brink of war, and show people just how wrong it could have gone.

Brian Williams, Project Co-Lead, AdAge

The main feature lays out the full story of the Crisis, beginning in 1959 and continuing on until the missiles are removed in October 1962.

As you watch, 200 archival photos, videos, documents and audio recordings are automatically added to a digital dossier for further review at any time.

Smartphone users can link their phones with the film so these items get automatically sent to their phone in sync with the documentary playback.

15 related subjects are explored in greater depth via expert interviews with JFK Library Historian Sheldon Stern, UNC-Chapel Hill Professor Timothy McKeown, Alternate History Author Eric Swedin and Sergei Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

All JFK’s secret ExComm meeting recordings can be listened to in real time by importing them into your iCal or Google calendar, so you can “attend” the meetings live, 50 years after they happened.

Finally, the piece concludes with a “What If?” short film set in an alternate 2012 in which the Cuban Missile Crisis escalated into nuclear war 50 years earlier. This intertwining tale tells the story of four fictional characters who each remember the horrors of nuclear war in their own way.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN
Country : United States
Year : 2012
Author : Ben Tricklebank,Brian Williams,Joe Alexander,Wade Alger
Producer : The Martin Agency,Tool
Topics : Cold War,History,War and Conflict
Technologies : HTML5,Web Sockets
Techniques : Branched Narrative,Calendar Integration,Interviews,Mobile Sync
Awards & Nominations : News & Documentary Emmy Winner for Documentary New Approaches
Trailer :

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