'THE BOAT' is an interactive graphic novel based on the acclaimed short story by Nam Le and produced by SBS Interactive.
It combines brushwork, animation, text, sound and archive to tell the story of 16-year-old Mai, whose parents send her alone on a boat after the Fall of Saigon. The project was launched in recognition of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and 40 years of Vietnamese resettlement in Australia.
VIEW THE INTERACTIVE COMIC AT HTTP://SBS.COM.AU/THEBOAT/
World Illustration Award 2016, Editorial Professional, Winner
United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Awards, Special Commendation
5th Annual Illustrators Australia Awards, Highly Commended, Animation & Interactive
Future of Storytelling Prize, Finalist
Adobe Cutting Edge Awards, Semifinalist Website of the Year
Favorite Website Awards, Website of the Week
Desktop Magazine's Create Awards 2015, Finalist Best Interactive Design
W³ Awards, Gold Medal for Art category
W³ Awards, Gold Medal for Experimental category
W³ Awards, Silver Medal for Video or Motion Graphics category
AWWWARDS, Website of the Day
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