Out My Window: An Online Documentary About Life in Our "Vertical Suburbs"

As humanity keeps migrating into the cities, a new multi-media documentary project paints a portrait of life in the the world's high-rise apartments.

In the trailer for Out My Window, an innovative new multimedia web documentary, the narrator tells us that "the concrete high-rise is the most commonly built form of the last century," and the project aims to paint a portrait of modern apartment life.

Out My Window has collected 49 stories from 13 different apartment dwellers, in cities from Chicago to Havana to Johannesburg. You can enter 360-degree recreations of their apartments and click around their environments to hear their musings on community, religion, art, and politics. Despite the cultural and geographical diversity represented, it often feels as though the subjects of Out My Window could be found in the same building in some global metropolis.

Out My Window is just one part of HIGHRISE, a larger endeavor by the National Film Board of Canada and the filmmaker Katerina Cizek to explore the "human experience in global vertical suburbs" through media.


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