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Our newest interactive documentary centres around the superhero stories of women in developing countries who fight for women’s rights. Experience first person what you have to deal with as a sex worker in Mozambique. Or what it's like to be a young Afghan woman fighting traditions by training for an extremely heavy ultramarathon. A unique combination of 360 degrees photography, interactive videos, dialogs, dilemmas and dynamic comics!
This project is realised with the help of Oxfam Novib.
--- Winner of Comenius EduMedia Medaille 2015, European innovation award. Nominated for PRIX EUROPA 2015 - Best European Online Project of the Year ---
This documentary game brings you back to three untold stories from World War 2, this year 70 years ago. Stories that need to be told, but somehow escaped our attention so far. In the game you are a fearless reporter unfolding almost forgotten history (Dutch only).
We created this project with the help of Nationaal Comité 4 en 5 mei.
On The Ground Reporter®
On The Ground Reporter® is a series of documentary games. During the games the user is a reporter who got sent to different parts of the world (countries like Afghanistan, Indonesia, Uganda or The Netherlands itself) with the assignment to only return with a good story.
The games are put together with interactive video footage and 360 degree photography. It's a new way to tell a complex story. The aim of the game is to collect as many pieces of information as possible. In the end you produce your own edition of the story you've been covering.
The story of a girl
A social media documentary. We followed Frances Faramenga in her hometown Harare for a few weeks. The story was being distributed in small pieces of video by twitter and facebook. Following her means slowly getting to know Frances and understanding what it takes to fight the stereotypes associated with HIV/AIDS. If she would make enough friends in the Netherlands, she would come to tell her story.
She did, and made a schooltour through the Netherlands. She was also one of a the speakers at a yearly Stop Aids Now event 'Wereld Aids dag'. Sadly enough, Frances passed away early April 2013, at the age of 27. She left behind a baby daughter.
Veil of Ignorance
Is our society fair or unfair? And, what makes it fair/unfair? In order to answer that question, we developed the Veil of ignorance. A concept for Amnesty International.
The Veil of Ignorance is a method developed by philosopher John Rawls, which determines the fairness of a society based upon his famous thought experiment of the original position. The concept rebuilds that original position. It helps you really experience the society you're in from different angles.
Butch & Sundance Media is happy to share ideas, knowledge and experience. So, feel free to drop us a line if you want to connect.
We did lectures and workshops recently with: Hilversum Media Campus, Zurich DokFest, Fontys Hogeschool, het NIOD, Hogeschool van Rotterdam, Coolpolitics, Hivos Open for Change event, Haagse Hogeschool, and many more.
Awards & Honours
PRIX EUROPA, Best European Online Project of the Year (2015) - Wartime Stories (nomination)
Comenius EduMedia Medaille, European innovation award (2015) - Wartime Stories
Dutch Online Journalism Award, Best Storytelling (2015) - On The Ground Reporter® Indonesia (nomination)
NOT Innovation Award, most innovative educational programme (2015) - On The Ground Reporter®
Comenius EduMedia Medaille, European innovation award (2014) - On the Ground Reporter® The Netherlands
Selected Radical Innovator by magazine Vrij Nederland (2013) - Butch & Sundance Media
Cinekid New Media Award (2013) - On The Ground Reporter® (nomination)
PRIX EUROPA, category Online (2012) - On The Ground Reporter® Afghanistan (nomination)
IPON award, Most Innovative Educational Program (2012) - On The Ground Reporter® Afghanistan (nomination)