07/07/2014

Ten transmedia projects from the Arab world seek producers

Entertaining, inspiring and informative web stories from Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon

Euromed Audiovisual News, Grant Project Activities, Programme Activities

Ten transmedia projects from the Arab world seek producers

Dia Sud Med, a project co-funded by Euromed Audiovisual as part of which audiovisual students from Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon developed ten transmedia projects, has ended.

But its web series, storytelling websites and phone apps are just getting started, and are looking for producers. 

Interested producers can find out more about each of them on the Dia Sud Med workshop's new website. By scrolling to the right of the webpage and clicking on the image of a laptop, they can watch a teaser for each of them.

From Tunisia, The Crossing is an interactive adventure across the Mediterranean Sea as a migrant seeking a better life in Europe. Laalou 1981 is an animated web documentary about the creator's father being jailed for taking part in Morocco's 1981 bread revolt.

Red Runners is a Lebanese web series about the Red Cross to teach first aid, while Jalsa asks web users to become members of a jury in interactive court sessions set to spark debate on the country's legal system.

Conviction2, from Tunisia, as well as Beirut el Balad and The Tree of Forbidden Love, from Lebanon, seek to crowdsource web users' stories, whether political, historical or romantic.

Jouhara promises to take its user on a journey into Morocco's folkore, while I Moroccan is a web series with graphics reminiscent of a comic book. 

Finally, from Lebanon, Tabshour allows users to discuss topics with the fictive members of a school teacher's common room.

Three schools took part in Dia Sud Med: the École Supérieure des Arts Visuels (ESAV) in Marrakech, the Institut Supérieur des Art Multimédias de la Mannouba (ISAMM) in Tunis, and the Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in Beirut.

If you would like to become involved as a producer of one of these projects, please contact Mohcine Kamal at ESAV: mohcine.kamal@esavmarrakech.com
 
 
Translation: Phoebe Murray

share this article by email print this page