For this assignment we had to create a fake documentary about ourselves. The core of the story had to be true but we were encouraged to oversaturate the story. The content had to come from the internet in the mash-up philosophy of the web 2.0 “sharing is fun” culture.
Bringing these different types of media types together, had to result in a understandable story. My documentary was about not being able to get a room in Arnhem. The cause of this, is that I’m from the “Achterhoek” which is a region of The Netherlands where allot of farming is being done.
The presumption that everyone is a farmer is the core of my story. Next to telling the story there are linked subjects (humor, exclusion, suppression and violence) that make the story more understandable.