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BARCODE is a simple and fun documentary app that gives voice to the objects around you. Enter the name of an object or scan its barcode, and the app will show you a 60-second film that just might change the way you look at that object.

With 100 short films directed by 30 Canadian and European filmmakers, BARCODE is a collective project that takes everyday objects out of the ordinary by seeing them in a whole new way. Each of the films is inspired by a different object, and offers a new perspective on it.

We invite you to participate by using the objects near you as a starting point to tell us your own stories about everyday items in your life. You can also find films and user-generated content based on location.

This app is a mobile extension of the interactive documentary CODEBARRE.TV, co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada and ARTE France, exploring who we are based on the objects that surround us.

Follow us: @codebarretv

www.codebarre.tv

Developed by
National Film Board of Canada
Device Formats
iOS
Date Published
October 29, 2014

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Submitted by Trevor O'Connor on October 08, 2020 - 5:29 PM

Android???

Submitted by Anonymous on December 11, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Still looking into why this app from The Government of Canada still isn’t available in the Canadian App Store?

Submitted by open-ouvert on September 07, 2017 - 2:02 PM

Hi Thora, Thank you for pointing this out to us. We are contacting the App developer today, and we will look into the issue. Regards, Sabrina - The Open Government team

Submitted by open-ouvert on August 23, 2017 - 8:33 PM

Hi Tara, Thank you for pointing this out to us. We will look into the issue. Regards, Momin The Open Government team