Thomas and Fabrice Gabison Osinski are the laureates of the latest Millenium Webdoc Meetings for “D’une rue à l’autre”, their web-documentary project about post-apartheid in South Africa. Already authors of a first project called “127 rue de la Garenne“, the two French have made a prominent place on the transmedia stage. They’ve invented a new form of writing by appealing to forms of storytelling that goes back from tapestry to comic strips, and adapting those to the web.
“After World War II, France has called a lot of foreign workers for rebuilding the country. Those people found themselves in hell and faced the administration but they still remained united and worthy.” Fabrice Osinski sets the scene for “127, rue de la Garenne”, one of the 500 shantytowns in France. We dive into the heart of the Paris region, in Nanterre, late 1960s.