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'Prison Valley' triumphs at 2010 Web Documentary Award

Video by Siobhán SILKE , Nicolas RANSOM

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2010-09-02

The second FRANCE24-Radio France International Web Documentary Award has been won by “Prison Valley”, a powerful production created by French journalists David Dufresne and Philippe Brault.

 

“Prison Valley” is this year’s worthy winner of the FRANCE24-RFI web documentary award, which will be presented during the Visa Pour l’Image festival in Perpignan.

Created by David Dufresne and Philippe Brault, the striking multimedia production takes viewers to the heart of Canon City, “a distant place that is home to 36,000 souls and 13 prisons.”

Produced by the French company Upian and distributed by Arte.tv, “Prison Valley”, is an interactive journey into the prison industry in the United States. Released in April, the web documentary is the result of months of investigative work by two French journalists, Dufresne and Brault, and the distillation of thousands of photographs, hours of audio and video, and an eye-watering number of statistics.

“Prison Valley” invites users to check into a room at the motel with a personal Facebook or Twitter account, and then continue the journalists’ journey into the valley. The work pushes users to delve beyond the chronological film, asking them to take part in online debates and exchange emails with people who appear in the documentary.

For this second edition of the web documentary award France 24 and Radio France International selected nine nominees in late July. Dufresne and Brault will receive their awards on Wednesday, in Perpignan.

Visa pour l'Image, the world’s largest and most prestigious international photojournalism festival kicked-off its 22nd edition on August 28.

A special mention was also given to the Reuters web documentary “Times of crisis/Temps de crise” - an interactive timeline of the economic tumult in 2008.
 
Last year, the award was won by "Corps Incarcéré", a collective work by Monde Interactive.

 

Date created : 2010-08-31

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