atterwasch. A scroll-documentary by Marco del Pra' and Frédéric Dubois.

In this interactive parallax-scrolling documentary the authors address themselves to a detailed inventory of the lignite-producing area Lower Lusatia. Between the poles of resettlement and home, unemployment and major corporations, conservation of nature and energy transition the project explores the fate of an area and it’s residents, using a documentary research character.

In cooperation with broadcasters and the citizens of Berlin-Brandenburg, originates the first extensive German scroll documentary atterwasch. – a black and white footprint of a village that probably soon will be history. What will we archive when the world is changing and what kind of future are we looking at? The project shows cross-media ways of illustrated journalism between image, video and audio – a technical, mobile, and interactive experience with its own aesthetics.


atterwasch. is online at
The scroll documentary is also available on the web presences of ARTE Future and Sü A first interactive documentary in Polish has been created for the magazine Wszystko co najważniejsze.

In addition, we and the team are pleased with the following nominations and awards:

Winner - LeadAwards 2014

Winner - Communication Arts
Webpick of the Week

Honourable mention - Awwards 2014
Best Website

Winner - One Page Love
Unique One Page Website

Nominee - CSS Winner
Category Other

Journalistic projects of particular public importance
Rudolf Augstein Foundation
Anniversary campaign »Say what is«

Project management

Marco del Pra’ is an independent photojournalist and communication designer. After studying photography in Milan and graduating in visual communication at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, he realized numerous exhibitions and long-term reports on the situation of migrants and refugees in the south of Spain and Morocco, as well as on the situation of Roma in Eastern Slovakia.

Frédéric Dubois is an editor of the Internet Policy Reviews, a news and analysis service of the Humboldt Institute for Internet and society. He also works as a reporter and producer of interactive documentaries, including for the NFB and Arte. He wrote the books »EXTRACTION!« (2007) and »Autonomous Media« (2005). His current project is a scroll documentary about resettlement in the lignite-producing area in Lusatia.

Innovation funding for media professionals

Project duration: eight and a half months