Who Are The Champions?

World Cup Stories from the Other Side of the Stadium

The World Cup 2014 has been played. Germany is world champion. Meanwhile, FIFA President Sepp Blatter decided to step down as past and future World Cups in 2018 in Russia and 2022 in Qatar are causing some controversies. A perfect moment to reflect and zoom in on the stories that happened just outside of the stadiums in three major World Cup cities.

Submarine Channel presents Who Are The Championns? an interactive web documentary investigating the social, economic and cultural impact that FIFA World Cups have on people living and working in immediate vicinity of a stadium. In Leipzig, Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro we collected twelve very personal stories in each city. Combined, these stories paint a unique picture of what happened around three major stadiums in the weeks and months leading up to the World Cup (Rio de Janeiro) and how people are looking back at the event several years after (Leipzig and Johannesburg).

Creatively mixing audiostories, textstories, street photography, Google Street View, Google Maps, and news stories from the archive of newspapers you get an intriguing insight into the effects of a major sports event like the FIFA World Cup on people’s lives. Who are the real winners of the World Cup?
You can navigate through the website in different ways. You can watch all stories after each other or just go directly to the personal story of your choice by clicking on the pictures in the map or in the section on the bottom. Within the audio and text stories you will see the related news articles and related stories from the other cities. By clicking on ‘Articles’ you will see an overview of all articles. Each story can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Who Are The Champions can be watched in all recent browsers on your PC, Mac or Tablet.

‘Who are the Champions?’ is a Submarine Channel production in co-production with Dutch newspaper NRC and Miriquidifilm and made possible with financial funds from het Netherlands Film Fund, Fonds 21, Open Woorden – Dutch Cultural Media Fund, Woord.nl, SLM, Creative Industries Fund and the City of Amsterdam.

CREDITS

CREDITS

Producers – Bruno Felix & Femke Wolting
Creative producer & concept – Yaniv Wolf
Director – Rob Schröder
Interactive producers – Corine Meijers & Joyce Drosterij

Audio-travelogue – Radiomakers Desmet
Interface design – Christiaan de Rooij
Interactive web development – Aart Jan van der Linden & Gijs Kattenberg

Production assistant – Marlijn Koers
Research & production – Joshua Jansma & Nick Ruijter
Research – Desiree Snackey & Jelle Burger & Emma Norton
English translation – Judith Kingston
English translation & voice-over – Michael Krass
German translation & interpreter – Katrin Thiem
German voice-over – Michael Fahres
Studio mixage – Arno Peeters
Teaser – Christiaan de Rooij
Trailer – SKeditor – Sander Kuipers
Publicity – Koen Machielse & Rogier Hendriksen & Stijn Bruens
Pilot version – Interface design – Jurriaan Esmeijer
Pilot version – Web development – Danny Evenwel & Dorien Drees (Driebit)

RIO DE JANEIRO
Audio-travelogue – Radio Desmet, Laura Stek
Reporter NRC – Floor Boon
Photography – Leonardo Wen
Research & production – Canarinho Press & Dionara Melo & Mauro Graeff Júnior
Portugese Interpreter – Canarinho Press – Yara Lopes

JOHANNESBURG
Service producer – Fireworx Media, Dan Jawitz & Neil Brandt
Audio-travelogue – Radio Desmet, Marije Schuurman Hess
Reporter – Elles van Gelder
Photography – Bram Lammers
Production Manager – Raeesah Essop
Research & production – Ethel Williams-Abrahamse

LEIPZIG
Producer – Miriquidi Film, Michael Geidel
Audio-travelogue – Radio Desmet, Marije Schuurman Hess
Reporter – Ariane Kleijwegt
Photography – Nikado Photography, Anika Dollmeyer
Research & production – Clara Wieck
Research – Dajana Trapp

‘Who are the Champions?’ is a Submarine Channel production in co-production with Dutch newspaper NRC and Miriquidifilm and made possible with financial funds from het Netherlands Film Fund, Fonds 21, Open Woorden – Dutch Cultural Media Fund, Woord.nl, SLM, Creative Industries Fund and the City of Amsterdam.

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WATCH

This interactive web documentary is live and can be watched here