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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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