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A Journal of Insomnia

Synopsis :

GUILLAUME BRAUN | BRUNO CHOINIÈRE | THIBAUT DUVERNEIX | PHILIPPE LAMBERT

The Net never sleeps. It is always daytime somewhere—and night-time somewhere else. The Internet is insomnia.

A Journal of Insomnia invites insomniacs to collaborate in a web-based reflection on what keeps them up at night. This interactive documentary offers an utterly original encounter with a disorder that affects one in three people in the developed world. In September 2012, insomniacs around the world began sharing their stories on nfb.ca/insomnia. Thousands have contributed webcam testimonies, written accounts and original artwork—material that forms the heart of A Journal of Insomnia. Four insomniacs in particular invite us to an unusual nocturnal rendezvous, summoning us to an appointment with sleeplessness that provides arresting new perspectives on contemporary existence and the anxiety that so often underscores our days—and our nights.