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Fort McMoney
Fort McMoney

Dopo mesi di riprese e alcuni anni di ricerca, gli autori David Dufresne e Philippe Brault, già conosciuti per Prison Valley, ci portano a Fort McMurray, centro dell’industria petrolifera canadese, attraverso la forma del docu-game collaborativo.
Realizzato con la collaborazione del National Film Board of Canada, Arte, Le Monde e Süddeutsche Zeitung, Fort McMoney esplora lo sfruttamento da parte del governo canadese e di privati delle sabbie bituminose di Athabasca.
Basandosi sulle esperienze di storytelling collaborativo prese dal mondo dei videogame, il documentario utilizza un’interfaccia immersiva che pone lo spettatore nei panni degli autori del reportage.
Attraverso un viaggio interattivo si scoprono gli interessi dietro quest’apparenza di benessere e ricchezza ostentata. Come dei detective, si attraversa la città, si incontrano protagonisti, si esplorano luoghi, e si vede dipanare la rete di interessi che ha trasformato un luogo di grande bellezza paesaggistica in una sorta di Las Vegas del petrolio, causando danni ambientali enormi.

Fort McMoney ha ricevuto (e continua a ricevere) numerosi premi e riconoscimenti dedicati al documentario ed ai cross-media.

Qui il docu-game, ed il trailer.

Gabriele Magazzù


After months of shooting and several years of research, authors David Dufresne and Philippe Brault, previously known for Prison Valley, have created a collaborative docu-game that leads us straight into the pulsing heart of Fort McMurray, hub of the Canadian oil industry.
In collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada, Arte, Le Monde and Süddeutsche Zeitung, Fort McMoney explores the exploitation of oil sands in Athabasca by the Canadian government and private corporations.
Based upon the experience with collaborative storytelling of the videogame universe, the documentary utilises a plunging interface that places viewers in the shoes of the report’s authors.
Through an interactive journey, the interests behind this apparent welfare and flamboyant wealth are bluntly revealed. Just like a detective, you can stroll around the city, meet the protagonists, explore places and witness the intricated bundle of interests unravel as they turned breathtaking natural landscapes into some sort of "Oil Las Vegas" - also causing immense environmental damages.

Fort McMoney has received (and keeps being awarded with) countless prizes and acknowledgements dedicated to documentaries and cross-media.

Here are the links to the docu-game, and the trailer.

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