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“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.