Chasing Crusoe: Robinson Crusoe flash documentary
September 6, 2006 7:54 AM   Subscribe

Chasing Crusoe (flash). A documentary site about Robinson Crusoe. The "Isla Mas a Tierra" section is interesting, well produced.
posted by stbalbach (4 comments total)
This is cool, and a good use of Flash. Thanks for the post.
posted by OmieWise at 8:38 AM on September 6, 2006

That was neat. Kinda like a Discovery Channel show with a Flash interface.

The trivia game, however, was a whip.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 9:27 AM on September 6, 2006

This is a good post. It's a shame there aren't more comments.
posted by OmieWise at 6:31 AM on September 7, 2006

The documentary itself is very nice but the thing I liked about it the most was its National Geographic quality work on life at the modern Robinson Crusoe Island where the real life Alexander Selkirk was marooned for 4 years and 4 months (much less than the 28 years of the fictional character!). Even though the island only has a few hundred inhabitants, they manage to have 4 soccer teams! They want to keep in rhythm with the modern world (via the Internet, news, cultural events, etc.) but they want their own identity too. Everyone wants to have the resources and education to have a good life, but it has to be sustainable. Their economy is built largely on lobster harvesting, civil services, and tourism. If they over-fish, i.e. become too efficient, they ruin themselves.

The island is like a microcosm but while the island can fall back on the mainland, Earth has nothing else to fall back onto.
posted by GeorgeHernandez at 12:10 PM on September 22, 2006

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