10.02.2014 - Katerina Cizek, Liz Rosenthal
The Internet and interactivity have transformed the documentary, and documentarians are reinventing the language of storytelling on the web. Documentarian Katerina Cizek retraces her tracks in interventionist media-making through the digital age and goes under the hood of her multi-award winning projects to explore a new kind of practice. With clips and behind-the-scenes stories, Cizek charts her personal, political and technological transformations from her early independent days when she picked up “any media necessary” (still cameras, darkrooms, video and early desktop publishing) to harness the power of documentary, through to the Webby and Emmy winning Highrise project. Highrise is multi-platform interactive documentary project at the National Film Board of Canada that explores the human condition of vertical living around the globe.