Out My Window: Documentary Film Looks Inside High-Rise LifeOn September 21, 2019 by Ann Brown
OUT MY WINDOW IS A 360-DEGREE DOCUMENTARY offering a glimpse into the lives of highrise residents in 13 cities around the world. All you need is a drag-on-the-mouse or a press of the right/left arrows and you’re twirling around another space, another city, and looking out another window than your own. This is panorama-technology put to perfect use for social awareness.
The film is the first with an international theme to emerge from the National Film Board of Canada’s Highrise project, a multi-year, multi-media, collaborative documentary project.
Director Katerina Cizek worked as part of a team of journalists, photographers, and filmmakers to put together these mini-features, complete with soundtrack and playlists from independent musicians. The residents narrate their own stories.
On the landing page, you’re met with stacked-up, concrete windows; you, the viewer, can break the “fourth wall” and meet the residents, like David, who staged a spoken-word festival in apartments in Havana.
Out My Window features 49 stories (a total of 90 minutes of material) from all corners of the world, including Chicago, Johannesburg, Prague, and Istanbul. Watch the films at Highrise.