Interactive 2015

FRONTLINE: Inheritance

A box of notebooks, a couple of audio cassettes and 36 cents – that’s all that remained of 25-year-old David Dornstein, one of the 258 people killed in the infamous 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Inheritance is a riveting web-based documentary that explores the loss of a loved one and what remains once he is gone. David’s brother, Ken Dornstein, examines the surviving personal items, odds and ends gleaned from wreckage and given to him 27 years ago, finding rich memories and traces of a life, a legacy, in seemingly mundane artifacts. The collective aspect of the story is powerfully mirrored in the interactive way it is told, allowing the audience to experience Ken’s vulnerability and grief through his eyes.