|2011||Andrea Nemtin,Ian Dunbar|
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“It was such a horrific disaster. No one was prepared for this.”
Andrea Nemtin, Executive Producer, in Criticize This
On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and leveling many of the island’s buildings. Inside the Haiti Earthquake simulates the disaster’s aftermath in an effort to reveal the difficulties and tensions underlying reconstruction. Web visitors can decide whether or not to experience Inside the Haiti Earthquake from the perspective of a survivor, journalist, or aid worker. Similar to a game, participants are presented with choices that dictate the course of the project’s storyline. Each of the three paths in Inside the Haiti Earthquake contains devastating documentary footage of the Haitian capital Port au Prince, captured by the project team in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.
Part of the “serious games” movement, Inside the Haiti Earthquake is one of a growing number of documentary games that tackle real-world problems in the hopes of sparking social change.