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New York Times’s ‘Op-Docs’ partners with NFB

The National Film Board of Canada's Highrise project has paired with The New York Times's 'Op-Docs' strand for A Short History of the Highrise, an interactive short doc series. (Pictured: director Katerina Cizek)
March 11, 2013

The National Film Board of Canada’s (NFB) Highrise project has paired with The New York Times‘s ‘Op-Docs’ strand for A Short History of the Highrise, an interactive short doc series.

Directed by Katerina Cizek (pictured above), the multi-platform interactive series will premiere this summer on NYTimes.com, before also following on NFB.ca/highrise.

The four short documentaries focus on the experience of living in high-rise buildings, and explore their relationship to equity, segregation and social responsibility issues in cities around the world.

A Short History of the Highrise’s first three parts will largely feature The Times‘s archival photographs of the rise of the city in the 20th century, including photographs that haven’t been seen in decades. The fourth chapter will be made up entirely of public-submitted images.

The Times‘ graphics team will produce the interactive elements, with Cizek and The Times‘s Jacqueline Myint supervising.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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