Al Jazeera launches storytelling platform on Palestine

Press Release – Al Jazeera

29 November, Doha In commemoration of the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Al Jazeera Media Network launches Palestine Remix a first of its kind interactive website.Al Jazeera launches storytelling platform on Palestine

29 November, Doha – In commemoration of the UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Al Jazeera Media Network launches” Palestine Remix” a first of its kind interactive website.

“Palestine Remix” allows users access to some of Al Jazeera’s best documentaries on Palestine. It enables people to cut-and-paste the footage to tell stories or part of stories with, and share it immediately through different social media platforms. The remix tool is a built-in simplistic video editing software” that allows users to build their short films in minutes. The project also boasts interactive maps and timelines which allow users to truly understand the Palestinian issue and contextualize it.

“This project is not just about telling important the story of Palestine. It’s about creating new ones. We want to give you a new way to understand, tell and share stories about Palestine. That’s why we created Palestine Remix: to put the power of storytelling into your hands.” – Rawan Damen, Palestine Remix’s Project Manager.

The database provides the user the ability to watch the full documentaries with their full transcripts, which allows the visitor to click on a word in the transcript and go directly to that point in time in the film, saving a lot of real time searching in films. The user can also can pick and choose, mix and match the extracts of different films or view the full films in a coherent context, in addition to searching the full transcripts using any word, name, place or concept. The database contains 84 hours in the 4 languages, with more than 250 people, 580 places and a timeline that spans for 215 years. It also provides drone footage of iconic places in historic Palestine: Jerusalem, Acre, Gaza and many others.

Palestine Remix is the first of its kind on the Palestinian issue, has a special mobile user friendly version and will be a mobile application before the end of this year.

Links below

www.palestineremix.com

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