Submarine Channel

Interactive Documentary

7 weken in China

Seven Weeks In China is one of Submarine Channel’s first attempts at conquering the transmedia format.

In November and December of 2003 radio presenter Chris Bajema and journalist Martijn de Waal took a trip along the Chinese East coast. From Hong Kong to Beijing, that’s over 3000 kilometers of contemporary China to explore. During those seven weeks Chris and Martijn published daily diary fragments, pictures and interviews on And once a week a radio documentary was broadcasted by the VPRO show ‘De Ochtenden’.

This project has been the starting point of a new format developed by Submarine Channel, called RoadTrip. Whereas traditional websites for documentaries, films and other media productions alike offer a digitalized poster at best, these online documentaries complete the journey of the director by publishing work in progress footage, diaries, pictures and much, much more.

This website is in Dutch.

Directors: Chris Bajema, Martijn de Waal
Design: Madelinde Hageman
Release: 2003
Genre: interactive documentary





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