‘Humans of New York’ is the first documentary series created by Mark Zuckerberg’s giant. It will be based on 12 half-hour chapters about interviews with citizens of twenty countries and it will début on Facebook’s new platform called Watch TV.
The idea originated in 2013 as a photo project by Brandon Stanton published in a testimonies blog. It is now available on the small screen (of your device) to know the lives of the inhabitants of the big city and other parts of the world.
Brandon Stanton is a renowned photographer who caught the attention of Facebook that year, thanks to the potential of its content based on experiences. The social network began to work with him and they started a project in which more than 10,000 interviews with New Yorkers were carried out.
Later, this work arrived to twenty different countries such as Mexico, Iraq and Congo.
During that year, ‘Humans of New York’ was published in a book and the images received around 18 million reactions on Facebook and around 5.7 million on Instagram. As a result of its success, Facebook has taken another step forward and has created its own audiovisual content.
It’s the perfect excuse to launch the Watch TV platform. In the coming weeks, fans from all over the world will be able to watch the series on their phones. In addition, this documentary series is supported by Julie Goldman, an Emmy-awarded producer and Oscar-nominated by ‘Life, Animated’ and ‘Weiner’.