Video Clips From Marta Aviles, A Longtime Resident Of Brooklyn 's Los Sures Neighborhood

1621 Words Oct 31st, 2016 7 Pages
This interactive narrative is an interactive documentary short that follows Marta Aviles, a longtime resident of Brooklyn’s Los Sures neighborhood in South Williamsburg, NY. Living there for nearly forty years, she now faces challenges with the rapid gentrification of her neighborhood. This piece documents her journey in deciding whether to stay or to leave her home. The narrative was broken down into the following structure: Introduction, The Street, The Stairs, The Apartment, The Listing, Part II (Trailer), and Credits.

Media, Modalities, and Marta This narrative was experienced through an online web interface. This interactive documentary was composed of video clips from Marta’s past in the Introduction, an interactive web map to explore in The Street, a spatial navigation mode where I had to walk Marta up the stairs in The Stairs section, another spatial navigation mode where I had the chance to explore Marta’s apartment (present day) in The Apartment, and an interview accompanied by an interactive apartment listing document where I was able to explore the document through documentary interview, video and voiceover, as well as photos. Throughout the documentary, the use of video clips from the past was an impactful way of allowing me to see what things were actually like when she lived in Los Sures as a single mother with kids. Being able to see what she looked like, what her kids looked like, how she spoke, and everything to that extent definitely brought me…

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