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Arik Bernstein – “The Cross Media Documentary Project”
IEK AKMI Theater, Thursday, March 19, 2009, 15:00
As part of its Pitching Forum 2009, the European Documentary Network (EDN), in conjunction with the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival,will be holding a masterclass with director Arik Bernstein.

Arik Bernstein
Over the last couple of years there has been much talk about documentary production with a multiplatform or 360° approach. Despite all the talk, few documentary productions have managed to use the multiplatform perspective for something compelling. The French-Israeli- Palestinian crossmedia documentary project Gaza-Sderot is an exception.This is your opportunity to learn from producer Arik Bernstein how this project was accomplished. During this masterclass, Arik Bernstein will, among other things, talk about storytelling considerations when working with documentary content on an online platform; the construction and production of an interactive documentary; and how the web site films of Gaza-Sderot have been turned into a one-hour TV programme The masterclass will include examples of the short chronicles produced for the web site and the one-hour TV programme produced for ARTE TV.

About Gaza-Sderot
The Gaza-Sderot project presents slices of life on a daily basis as experienced in Gaza, Palestine and Sderot, Israel. Under difficult living conditions and the threat of air attacks and bombings, people do keep on working, loving and dreaming. Life in spite of everything. In order to document this will to live, both Israeli and Palestinian teams recorded short chronicles day after day for two months. These short stories followed six characters from Gaza and six fromSderot.The storieswere released via the Internet, providing a personal, interactive and nonlinear access to the content including videos, blogs, forums & links. Gaza Sderot is a project by ARTETV in coproductionwith an Israeli, a Palestinian and a French production company, as well as an interactive web company. Gaza-Sderot has been awarded the Prix Europe for Best European Emerging Media Project. http://gaza-sderot.arte.tv This Master Class is part of the documentary pitching session Docs in Thessaloniki organized by the EDN – European Documentary Network www.edn.dk
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