Mum's The Word, is an interactive documentary on the history and legacy of the adoption mandate in Canada. In the post-war period, approximately 350,000 women throughout Canada were coerced into giving their "illegitimate children” up for adoption.
I was responsible for designing and building this completely online interactive piece, my client provided the video, audio and images and through research I designed and constructed this immersive experience that recently won best new media film at the WorldFest Houston International Film Festival 2020.
Built using React The documentary focuses on a number of stories of adoptees and birth parents across Canada story to the viewer this includes the utilisation of background audio & chapter / story based video
The Google Maps API was utlized to interactively display the locations of dozens of church-run and private maternity homes that operated in every province across Canada throughout the twentieth century.