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POV Hackathon 2: The Projects!

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Four images from the eight POV Hackathon 2 documentary projects

The projects selected for POV Hackathon 2 (January 12-13, 2013) include Data Docs, The Human Experiment, Faith in the Five Boroughs and Empire.

POV Hackathon 2 will take place at the offices of Huge in Brooklyn, New York, this weekend, January 12-13, 2013.

Eight teams of filmmakers and developers will be challenged to create web documentary prototypes – be they mobile sites, web apps, widgets, games or something we’ve never seen before – over two days of intense collaboration. Here’s a little more about the selected projects:

Cpm-703 A documentary about the survivors of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
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Data Docs Aims to spread data literacy by telling short stories that lie behind the most important data sets in the world. Each is a meld of the linear storytelling and animation with live, ever-green data and choice interactive elements.
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Empire A five-installation documentary that tells human-scaled stories about people and communities whose lives are still in some ways defined by the Dutch colonial endeavor—from the descendants of escaped slaves who now dig for gold in Suriname, to Nazi War Reenactors in Indonesia to Ghana’s aging Freemasons.
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Faith in the Five Boroughs Documents the role that faith and religious communities play in the lives of immigrants and their children.
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Feed Me a Story A transmedia project that encourages the sharing of secret family recipes in a documentary-style food truck, video cookbook and Web application.
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How to Lose Your Virginity A documentary-in-progress by Therese Shechter, director of the award-winning and provocative I Was a Teenage Feminist.
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The Human Experiment A documentary about the high-stakes battle to protect our health from the thousands of untested chemicals in our everyday products.
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The Whiteness Project A cross-platform investigation into how white Americans experience their ethnicity. It will live primarily on the internet, but will also have film and installation components.
Meet the team »

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Shannon Carroll was Digital Community Associate at POV, where she supported POV's social networks.