A Journal of Insomnia

    • Guillaume Braun, Bruno Choinière, Thibaut Duverneix, Philippe Lambert
    • Canada
    • 2013
    • Interactive
    • World Premiere
    • IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling, DocLab Program
    A Journal of Insomnias is a website that doubles as a confessional: not meant for sinners, but for those who can't sleep. In the first phase of this interactive project by the National Film Board of Canada, insomniacs are encouraged to talk about their affliction. Literally: their sleepless moments are recorded through the webcams and microphones in their computers and via text messages. Insomnia is a growing problem in all industrialized nations, where on any given night up to 30 percent of the population is unable to sleep. But specialists see it as a symptom, not a disease. In this first phase, A Journal of Insomnias maps this symptom in all its variations, in an artistic rather than a clinical manner. The materials that are generated will be used in phase two, which will be ready in 2013. The interactive work will provide a portrait of chronic insomniacs and challenge visitors to give up part of their own night's sleep to experience insomnia from the inside. A Journal of Insomnias will be performed with live music and audience participation during DocLab Live: The Best of NFB Interactive.

    Credits

    • color
    • cross-platform
    • Spoken languages: French, English
    Director
    Guillaume Braun, Bruno Choinière, Thibaut Duverneix, Philippe Lambert
    Production
    Hugues Sweeney for National Film Board of Canada
    Narrator
    Marie Brassard
    World Sales
    National Film Board of Canada
    Screening copy
    National Film Board of Canada

    IDFA history

    2012
    World Premiere
    IDFA DocLab Competition for Digital Storytelling
    DocLab Program

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