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_Journey to the End of Coal

Interactive documentary “Journey to the End of Coal” puts its audience in the perspective of an investigator looking into the deaths of Chinese coal miners.

2008 Abel Ségrétin,Samuel Bollendorff
EN,FR Visit the project

“I think the thing that makes Journey to the End of Coal stand out is that this was the first time that this type of production was released on a mainstream press website, lemonde.fr. … Suddenly this interactive investigation found an audience that was looking for journalistic investigation.”

Samuel Bollendorff, Author, in the World Press Photo Academy

Placing its audience in the perspective of an investigator looking into the deaths of Chinese coal miners, Journey to the End of Coal has a first-person, choose-your-own-adventure format, drawing on techniques from video game platforms. An audience member’s choices affect the story as he or she travels deeper into the world of Chinese coal mining. A rich array of documentary multimedia—video, photographs, interviews—fills out the experience.

Produced by French production company HonkyTonk Films, Journey to the End of Coal premiered as a digital feature on the Le Monde website before screening at film festivals worldwide.

Project at a Glance :

Language : EN,FR
Country : France
Year : 2008
Author : Abel Ségrétin,Samuel Bollendorff
Producer : Honkytonk Films,Le Monde
Team : 31Septembre,Arnaud Dressen
Topics : Asia,Conservation,Energy
Technologies : Flash
Techniques : Game
Festivals : Atelier nouveaux médias de la cité internationale de Liège,Cinema du Réel,FotoFestPoa,IDFA DocLab,Miradas Doc,Pocket Films Festival,Sheffield Doc/Fest,Sunny Side of the Doc,SXSW,Visions du Réel
Awards & Nominations : SCAM award
Funders AND Incubators : CNC,La Culture avec la Copie Privée,SCAM
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