A cautionary tale of the fragility of a proud nation and the central roles played by the media, police and political responses in creating an era of racial division and violence.
Cronulla Riots: The Day that Shocked the Nation is a blend of documentary testimony, expert insight, academic investigation and multimedia reportage dissecting one of the darkest periods in Australian history. A time when Australians turned on one another in a systematic, targeted, racially motivated series of attacks in the beachside suburbs of Sydney.
Brilliant. Exploring different elements with excellent use of design and multimedia, this piece provides information in a truly multimedia format, with seamless integration of the various mediums.
If you haven't seen this genius interactive, it's a must...
An in-depth and beautifully orchestrated piece of work.
A truly amazing interactive documentary experience...
At the heart of the site is a seamless blend of video overlaid with an interactive ‘investigation’ mode where users are encouraged to dive into a wealth of content surrounding the riots, forming a network of galleries, video, articles, polls and data. The deeper a user interacts with the story, the denser the collage builds up around them. Fluid and responsive, the website invites users to toggle between reading articles and watching video alongside a wealth of supporting context-building material, giving an unparalleled level of depth to the topic.
Winner of the Walkley Award for Journalism for Multimedia Storytelling, Cronulla Riots: The Day that Shocked the Nation is a testament to the power of interactive digital storytelling in helping us make sense of the world we live in.
What We Did
- Production Creative Direction, Design, Motion Graphics, Web Development, Project Management, Editorial
- Our collaborators Journalists, Researcher, Editor, Sound Designer, Data Visualisation Specialists, Photographers
- Partners Northern Pictures