Love Parade Duisburg, july 24, Multiperspective-video





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Uploaded on Jul 14, 2011

Germany, Duisburg, july 24, 2010: 16h30 - 17h15: an incredible tragedy at the Love Parade.

The film you are about to see, is made of the 'Zapruder'-tapes of the Last Love Parade in Duisburg, Germany, filmed by numorous witnesses of the tragedy on july 24.

The tragedy that unfolds, frame by frame, needs a minute of introduction, a brief summary of the events of july 24, 2010.

The grimm facts: 21 people died. They were 18- 38 years old, and from Germany, Spain, Italy, China, Bosnia, The Netherlands, Australia.
It's a story with countless unnamed heroes.

After travelling for hours, people waited in fenced-in streets, to access a closed-off area, through cramped tunnels. Overcrowded, no emergency exits. Crowd, police, organizers had ...no means of communication. A crowd crush developed. in the attempt to escape 21 people were crushed to death, 500 others were injured.

The tragedy was worsened by the sloppy terrain. Many stumbled over a broken sewage lid, near the stairs where 15 persons died.

P.P. Rolf Cebin warned of the dangers, but he got fired, while others were ignored.

Until today no-one took full responsibility, neither Organizers nor Police nor those politically responsible.

A Tragedy,
brought on by massive incompetence

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Personal note from the editor:

Considering it will be july 24 soon, and the Lopatragedy is not 'solved' yet, and victims are still waiting for answers from the authorities, I have made a fullHD (1280 x 720 pixels ) multiperspective video, with the YouTube-movies regarding the Lopa-tragedy. It is based upon (though not strictly following) the painstaking synchronizationwork, done by the (extreme ;-)) punctilious Lopadokuteam at: http://loveparade2010doku.wordpress.com
See also:
All video's included in the film, are shown on the web, and can be accessed through the URLs at: http://loveparade2010doku.wordpress.com

Is took weeks of late-night-editting with careful deliberation, and the film is still not perfect. But considering it will be july 24 soon, I decided the movie had to be rendered and published. Let the Lopa-organizers and the German authorities answer the questions of the victims and their families. Do not give them a chance to forget or refrain from taking responsibility.

The full movie, 16h30-17h15, is 47 minutes long, with soundfiles of original movies, and includes credits. The movie has information-fields: location, time, and a tiny bit of explanation. The full render is 70 Gigabyte. The 1280 x 720 pixels HD-version I'll upload to Youtube is 1,8 GB.


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