About twenty years ago, your average dance party was likely to be held on a desolated downtrodden piece of grass in the middle of nowhere. There’d be about a hundred people dancing to the wobbling beats from a shaky sound system and you were sipping lukewarm beer from a dented can, waiting for the cops to come and break it up. But that was before ID&T arrived at the scene. ID&T has cultivated the art of party organization to an almost science-fictional level and has turned electronic dance music into a worldwide flourishing industry. This short documentary, directed by Thijs Schreuder-Rinnooy Kan, captures the turbulent history of ID&T, its process of transformation and finally presents their vision on the future – to Celebrate Life with as many people as possible.
Many things about the future can be learnt from history – that’s nothing new. However, making history relevant to young people is another story. Amsterdam based agency They realized that Facebook’s Timeline is a great way to tell history.
With photo’s and videoclips all neatly placed in chronologic order, it offers students an entertaining overview on a few historic subjects. It also allows students to create posts, link various media, and create dialogue with fellow classmates.