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_Storming Juno

An immersive 360° video recreation of the D-Day invasion featuring dozens of interviews with Canadian veterans.

2010 Secret Location
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“We wanted to create something that would resonate after the initial broadcast of the show and that would give people more access to the veterans and the stories.”

Christopher Gagosz, Producer, in Playback Online

From history books to Hollywood films, Canada’s presence in the D-Day attacks is rarely a celebrated part of public record. Nevertheless, Canadian troops were able to reach farthest into Normandy, despite having a tenth the numbers of Britain and the United States. Storming Juno is an interactive archive focusing on these Canadian soldiers and complements a film of the same title. While the film uses three veterans’ stories as the basis for a docudrama narrative of the invasion, the website was able to feature over 30 interviews from veterans with more in-depth accounts.

The website interface is built around a “frozen-in-time” moment of the D-Day invasion, just after landing in the heat of battle. A 360° panorama allows the user to access the different interview sections, from paratroopers, medics, first-wave infantry, and even to French townspeople caught in the middle. Sections are intercut with docudrama scenes from the film.


Project at a Glance :

Language : EN
Country : Canada
Year : 2010
Author : Secret Location
Team : James Milward,Noora Abu Eitah,Pietro Gagliano
Exhibition Venues : SXSW
Awards & Nominations : AToMiC Winner,FITC Awards Nominee,Gemini Winner,History Makers Nominee,Rose D’Or Nominee,Webby Award Nominee
Funders AND Incubators : Bell Fund,Entertainment One,Hard Citizen,History Television Canada,The Historica-Dominion Institute,Windup Filmworks
Trailer :

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  1. Paulette (Gabriel) Krasowski

    My dad landed on Juno Beach on D-Day with the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. Today he is 94 years young. I would love to get a copy of this film for him.

  2. Paulette (Gabriel) Krasowski

    Does anyone know where I can get a copy of Storming Juno for my father?

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