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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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