2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Natural Life Online Interactive Archive

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom C
531 E 4th St


Natural Life is a three-fold 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 interactive web-based archive, on which this session will be focusing, enables dynamic access to footage drawn from close to 50 interviews conducted with individuals who were involved with the crime, the arrest and the sentencing of the featured inmates.

Hashtags: #sxsw #naturalife


Tirtza Even at SXSW

Tirtza Even

Assoc Professor

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

A practicing documentary maker and video artist for over fifteen years, Even has produced both linear and interactive video work representing the less overt manifestations of complex and sometimes ...

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