Thinglab: Virtual Reality Trips 4
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Vrse: "Clouds Over Sidra"    ***
Vrse immersive journalism.
The first ever film shot in virtual reality for the UN, using the medium to generate greater empathy and new perspectives on people living in conditions of great vulnerability. “Clouds Over Sidra” follows a twelve year old in the Za’atari camp in Jordan – home to 84,000 Syrian refugees. It follows her to school, to her makeshift tent and even to the football pitch.
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Vrse: "The Displaced"    ***
Vrse immersive journalism.
Nearly 60 million people around the world have been driven from their homes by war and persecution – more than any other time since World War II. Half are children. The Displaced is the story of three of those children.
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Vrse: "My Mothers Wing"    ***
Vrse immersive journalism.
Developed in conjunction with the United Nations this eight-minute documentary follows the daily life of a family in Gaza - the struggle and strength of a mother coping with the death of her two children in the 2014 war.
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Vrse: "A History Of Cuban Dance"    ***
Vrse immersive journalism.
This  live-action virtual reality documentary progress chronologically through Afro-Cuban Santería rumba, mambo, cha-cha-chá, salsa, breakdancing, and reggaeton, with optional audio tracks reflecting the broader story of Cuban history as revealed in the moves.
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Vrse: "Smile More: The journey of a song"    ***
Vrse immersive journalism.
Follow the journey of a new song by Syd and the Internet, from rehearsal studio to concert stage in this new experience created by Lance Bangs for the New York Times.
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Vrse: "The Voodou Healer"    ***
Vrse immersive journalism.
Travel to the heart of Port-au-Prince, Haiti to join Vodou Priestess Katy calling the spiritual healing power in the traditional Haitian Vodou ceremony of the Dead. Attend her first ceremony since being displaced after the 2010 earthquake which killed more than 160,000 and left over one million people without a home
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Vrse immersive journalism.
Vrse and the New York Times come together to capture the birth of a new large-scale street art installation in New York. Renowned French artist JR, famous for posting massive photographs in urban environments, attempts to create a poetic awareness of New York’s storied history as a city of immigrants. The monumental portrait was conceived as a cover for the NYT’s Walking New York issue.
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