My Tribe Is My Life

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My Tribe Is My Life (French: Ma tribu c'est ma vie) is an interactive web documentary produced in Montreal by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), which explores how young people use the internet to forge identities and relationships within various music subcultures. Directed by Myriam Verreault (À l'ouest de Pluton), the project follows eight people from across the province of Quebec who have found virtual communities through the Web.[1][2][3]

Web users watch videos about the eight protagonists, along with survey questions, statistics and quotes. The site features live streaming music, and users can also create their own online avatars.[2]

The idea for a web documentary about online musical communities was conceived by NFB interactive producer Hugues Sweeney.[4]My Tribe Is My Life was produced by Sweeney and web designer Alex Leduc of Atelier Deux Huit Huit.[5]

My Tribe Is My Life received the grand prize for best experimental website at the 2011 Concours Boomerang, honouring Quebec interactive media.[6]


  1. ^ Désautels, Michel (9 February 2011). "Ma tribu, c'est ma vie, un webdocumentaire sur les réseaux sociaux" (Radio interview). Première Chaîne (in French). Montreal. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Scott-Stevenson, Julia (15 March 2011). "My Tribe is My Life". Special Broadcasting Service. Australia. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Laveaux, Olivier Robillard (17 February 2011). "Le meilleur ami de l'homme". Voir (in French). Montreal. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Côté, Émilie (9 February 2011). "Ma tribu, c'est ma vie : nouveau documentaire web interactif". La Presse (in French). Montreal. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "The NFB launches Ma tribu, c'est ma vie, an interactive Web documentary" (Press release). National Film Board of Canada. February 10, 2011. Retrieved April 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Grand Prix". Concours Boomerang (in French). Les Éditions Infopresse. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 

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