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_Enemy Within

Bjarke Myrthu’s “Enemy Within” was an early interactive web documentary that revealed the power of this new storytelling form.

2004 Bjarke Myrthu
EN Visit the project

“It still sets the standard… It is very well made. The sound, photos, storyline, graphics, it is the whole package that makes it such an amazing project. He really pushed the possibilities of the medium.”

Henrik Kastenskov, Multimedia Producer, in Veerlesnijders.nl 

Bjarke Myrthu’s interactive web documentary Enemy Within was on the forefront of demonstrating the power of web native documentary narratives. Viewers don’t just view, but choose, explore, and discover ever-expanding details of the experiences of Chechens and Russians who have been living through years of bloody conflict.

Classic mechanics of web navigation like roll-over, click-through, and multiple page organization take on a new meaning as drivers of an emotionally riveting world of stories captured in archival photo and video, interviews, and title cards–all standards of traditional documentary practice. The experimental project has become a standard example of success in migrating movies to the web and remains a model for today’s interactive documentary creators.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN
Year : 2004
Author : Bjarke Myrthu
Team : Johannes Bøggild,Peter Hove Olesen
Awards & Nominations : American Online News Award Winner
Url : http://www.enemy-within.org
Twitter : @myrthu
Learn more at MIT-IDFA's Moments of Innovation : http://momentsofinnovation.mit.edu/interactive/
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