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i-Docs 2014: Choose your own documentary

8057368747_4c1ec8dfaf_zWe have some exciting news to share with you today! Not only do we have some fantastic keynotes already confirmed for i-Docs 2014, we can now also announce an exciting ‘Choose your own Documentary’ performance.

Inspired by the Choose Your Own Adventure phenomenon of the 1980’s - Choose Your Own Documentary tells the true story of the discovery by Nathan Penlington of a diary and his attempts to unravel its many mysteries. Part stand-up, part film documentary and part spoken word, it’s a unique and compelling interactive experience in which the audience play the most important role.

The show was previewed at Southbank Centre, London and at SXSW in Austin, Texas, in March, supported by ITV New and Hackney House, before premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it won the prestigious Fringe First award.

With over 1500 possible versions, and multiple endings, each performance can differ from the last. At each twist and turn it’s the audience who dictate which paths the documentary takes – whether Nathan meets with success, failure, or the unexpected, depends on the choices audience members make via remote control.  Where will the story lead? How will the story end? You decide.

Touted by the NYTimes as “Ultimately a love letter to the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books and a directive to live actively and make choices”  and recently featured on BBC TV tech news programme Click, we’re really excited to be able to offer this performance to our delegates.

You can find out more about the performance here. Ticketing information will be available soon.  If you haven’t already, check out our Call for Participation, submissions close mid November.

About the Author

Jess Linington

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Jess manages the i-Docs website as well as contributing articles and interviews. She also runs the associated social media channels, such as the i-Docs Twitter, Facebook page and Scoop.it. If you would like to speak to her about contributing something to i-docs.org or be interviewed about a project, get in touch at idocsinterative[at]gmail.com

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