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The Empire Project by Eline Jongsma and Kel O Neill

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September 12, 2013

The interactive documentary The Empire Project by the Dutch-American filmmakers Eline Jongsma and Kel O'Neill is selected for this coming edition of the New York Film Festival. The Empire Project is presented in the section ‘Convergence' that focuses on the intersection of technology and storytelling. The Empire Project is a combination of video-installations and interactive transmedia elements and will be on display throughout NYFF at several venues on the Lincoln Center campus.

About The Empire project
A hidden synagogue in the mountains of Indonesia, a Dutch-style village in the Sri Lankan rainforest, a white separatist enclave in the South African desert and many more communities are brought to light in this project, spread out over 10 countries throughout the world. The Empire Project examines the still-unfolding legacy of Dutch colonialism.

For The Empire Project the filmmakers filmed for 4 years in Asia, Africa, North and South America. They will both be present at the festival.

The Convergence section is held on three consecutive days, from September 28 till 30, during the 51st edition of the New York Film Festival that is being held from September 27 till October 13: www.filmlinc.com/nyff2013. The installations can be visited for free. Tickets for special presentations and live screenings of The Empire Project are for sale at: http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2013/films/the-empire-project.

More information:

Jongsma + O'Neill filmmaking
Ph: +1 646 496 2354


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