Arirang, Our Land

Interactive Documentary


Deviating from traditional methods of storytelling, this interactive documentary was one of the initially proposed and pitched design response. Integrating aspects of the video experiments within this interactive documentary, it was an interesting attempt to break the structure of a linear film. The whole interaction was centred around the lyrics of the Arirang, where direct links were made specific interviews. It was proven ineffective however, as the interactive component of the documentary really served no real purpose and seemed to be more of a distracting factor to understanding the project’s purpose. In terms of its stylistic approach, it lacked the essence of a true Korean culture. Though this idea was set aside after recieving feedback, it was a valuable learning opportunity. Letting go an idea that I held onto so tightly was both a disheartening yet liberating experience as this gave form to the final film.