Two combatants from opposite sides observe each other. We are in the middle. At the crossroad between neurosciences, artificial intelligence and storytelling, The Enemy takes us on an extraordinary odyssey through some of the most contested conflicts of the world to acknowledge people’s humanity.
Project Creator: Karim Ben Khelifa
Executive Producers: François Bertrand, Chloé Jarry
Production: Helene Adamo, Vincent Decis, Sylvia Alba, Celine Delaunay
Technical Director: Fabien Barati
Technical Project Manager: Fabien Barati, Charles Taieb, Didier Mayda
France Televisions Nouvelles Ecritures: Boris Razon, Antonin Lhote, Catherine Mugler, Sandrine Miguirian
Co-Producers: Camera Lucida Productions, France Televisions Nouvelles Écritures, Emissive
US Production Consultancy: Culture Shock
Consulting Producer: Debra Anderson
Creative Impact Producer: Hugh McGrory
THE ENEMY IS SUPPORTED BY: THE TFI NEW MEDIA FUND AND THE FORD FOUNDATION, THE CNC – CENTRE NATIONAL DU CINÉMA ET DE L’IMAGE ANIMÉE, THE SUNDANCE INSTITUTE NEW FRONTIER PROGRAM, THE DORIS DUKE FOUNDATION FOR ISLAMIC ARTS’ DORIS DUKE NEW FRONTIER FELLOWSHIP, THE MIT OPEN DOCUMENTARY LAB, THE OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS
This film is the story of modern-day slavery, and how globalised markets are fuelling human rights abuses not seen since the 19th century days of chattel slaves. A partially reconstructed animated documentary and interactive virtual reality (VR) computer game. Globalization drives modern-day slavery; a migrant to Thailand is trafficked and sold to the sea as a slave. This groundbreaking and immersive, interactive journey is at the crossroads of storytelling, journalism and the mechanics of experimental games.
Writer & Director: Chris Kelly
Producer: Debra Anderson
A Little Ease Films LTD / Zanzibar Films Production / Culture Shock LLC
Email debra [a] cultureshockny.com for further information.
Do Not Track is a personalized documentary series about privacy and the web economy. If you share data with us, we’ll show you what the web knows about you.
Project Creator: Brett Gaylor
Co-Producers: UPIAN, ARTE, NFB, BR
Broadcast by Radio-Canada
Release date : April, 14, 2015
Tribeca Storyscapes Official Selection, 2015
Storyscapes Installation Co-Creator, Debra Anderson
Storyscapes Associate Producer: Culture Shock
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and BELLA GAIA launched a short film titled Hotspots to Hopespots – a multimedia presentation of scientific data and images on the planet’s changing environment.
Directed by award winning filmmaker, music producer and classically trained violinist, Kenji Williams, the film highlights the 2013 World Environment Day theme of food waste and showcases visualizations of Hotspots that have turned into Hopespots. These images are available on the UNEP Live portal, which is based on research led by UNEP’s Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA). The film, which also features data produced by NASA, BELLA GAIA and the Brooklyn-based data visualization company, Culture Shock, illustrates earth science stories from around the globe. The partners worked together to show real time anthropogenic activity spanning decades.
Please visit for more information: bellagaia.com
Visit UNEP Live- UNEPLIVE.org
Visit UNEP/GRID NA.UNEP.Net
Visit BELLA GAIA – Bellegaia.com
Visit The Baum Foundation, TheBaumFoundation.org
This is a demo animation of real time data visualization software currently in prototype stage in Culture Shock’s studio led by Interactive Director Glenn Marshall.
This video is a selection of a specific prototype created in our studio initiated by a partnership between Culture Shock and Chartbeat to use Gizmodo’s API. All headline text from the top ten articles are mixed together into a single evolving fractal. Periodically (or when mouse clicked in the real time application) the text flips around to reveal corresponding article pictures.
The full prototype uses fractal recursive animation of media, news, social networks and global statistics – turning the entire wealth of data and information available as a live feed into a real time work of self generating art, turning the mundane into an endless flowing hypnotic experience.
Reframing Warhol as the Superstar of Multimedia.
Culture Shock’s pivotal role in the digital preservation of over 500 films by Andy Warhol – “MoMA’s largest effort to digitize the work of a single artist in its collection.”
Credit: Andy Warhol Museum