Anansi's World of Folklore

A celebration of the art of storytelling, created as a broadband site for showcasing and collecting folktales. It was created to discover a way to give traditional oral storytelling a meaningful place on the Internet. Anansi is the spinner of tales and the owner of all stories; his character serves as a departure point for discovery of this collection of folklore tales. The use of voice is central to Anansi; it creates an oral storytelling experience in a multimedia context. Users are challenged to stop, listen, and explore their creative expression by contributing their own folktales. More than sound, Anansi offers digitally rich animation and allows users to decide how they will progress through the story, but the linear act of storytelling is maintained. It provides a wide range of stories from many different cultures.

Jacqueline Nuwame
Canadian Film Centre

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