February 14, 2012 12:59 pm
Today we’re launching Interrupt Violence (interruptviolence.com), Kartemquin’s first transmedia project, which will expand the journey of The Interrupters into the persistent violence that plagues American cities.
On the new site, users can explore an interactive sequence including background and personal histories of murder victims and communities featured in The Interrupters.
By the full launch, additional sections will be created, including:
- Interactive webisodes paired with Interrupter advice about dealing with crisis, anger, loss, and redemption
- Community resources (violence prevention, counseling, health, education, etc.) that can have an impact on local families
- A living shrine where users can honor victims with notes, recorded memories, and other personal tributes
Through this, we aim to augment traditional storytelling and audience engagement with unique personal experiences, activating audiences around issues related to the film.
We’re building this with HTML5 and popcorn.js, so you’ll need a modern browser, such as the latest Firefox or Chrome, in order to view the website.
This project is supported by Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund, ITVS - Independent Television Service, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Ford Foundation, and Mozilla. The site's design is produced by Kountterattack.
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