New BuzzFeed Series Uses Social Media To Retell American History
What: The mobile docu-series Future History: 1968
Who: BuzzFeed, and journalists Mikhail Zygar and Karen Shainyan
Why we care: BuzzFeed is taking one of the most watershed years in American history and putting it through a mobile and social media lens with its new series Future History: 1968. Created and directed by Russian journalists Mikhail Zygar and Karen Shainyan, Future History: 1968 is a three-episode docu-series, distributed by BuzzFeed, that takes a close look at some of 1968’s biggest moments.
It was the year Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, Eartha Kitt was forced into exile after speaking her truth at the White House, and the U.S. and USSR were locked in the Space Race–all of which is chronicled in vertical screen episodes that use Instagram, YouTube, Google Maps, Twitter, and more to add a modern twist to documentary storytelling.
The first three episodes of Future History: 1968 premiere Saturday, April 21 at 6 am EST on Apple News.