Tshimologong Precinct hosting a very special Hackaton, created by DLA and in partnership with IFAS.

The French National Audiovisual Institute (INA) restored in 2018 the original records from the Rivonia Trial, a major South-African event that took place between October 1963 and June 1964, leading to the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela and several other accused, convinced of sabotage and sentenced to life at the Palace of Justice in Pretoria.

For this very special occasion, the Digital Lab Africa, in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, Tshimologong Precinct, the French Institute of South Africa, the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa (NARSSA), as well as DEEP VR, organised a Jam that aimed to create a spatial sound experience from the recently released sound recordings.

The Jam took place from the 23rd to the 25th October 2018 at the Tshimologong Precinct, and involved 3 teams of 3 young creators. During 3-day Hackaton, mentored by VR experts Arnault Labaronne, Ulrico Grech-Cumbo and Samkelo Mahlalela, the teams worked on their creations from the conception to the post-production.

Here is the video of the event, made by one of our partners, Black Goslinghttps://youtu.be/t-gEXuMrtAU