Natural Life, Interactive Archive
"Natural Life" is a threefold experimental documentary comprised of a 77-minute, single-channel video, a gallery installation and an interactive online archive. The piece challenges inequities in the U.S. juvenile justice system by depicting, through documentation and reenactment, the stories of five individuals who were sentenced to life in prison for crimes they committed as youth. The five will never be evaluated for change, difference or growth. They will remain in prison till they die.
The last and current version, to which this application is referring, is an interactive archive of footage drawn from close to 50 interviews conducted during the project's production, and enabling navigation through material not included in the final single-channel video.