J. Lee Speaks @ VIFF 2016

By October 4, 2016 February 15th, 2017 Panel Talks, Press


Panel: VR as an Agent of Change – Immersive Documentaries and Political Media

Chris Milk, Producer of United Nations’ VR documentary Clouds Over Sidra, believes VR is the ultimate empathy engine. “VR connects humans to other humans in a profound way. I’ve never before seen in any other form of media, and it can change people’s perception of each other,” Milk says in a TED Talk. “That is why I think virtual reality has the potential to actually change the world.”

Join a panel of artists, activists, and journalists who have used the technology’s potential of shining spotlights on social issues like the youth suicide epidemic in Shoal Lake 40, to what it’s like growing up in a Syrian refugee camp.

Moderator (Seth)
J-Lee Williams, President, Occupied VR
Patrick McGuire, Head of Content, Vice
Loc Dao, Chief Digital Officer, National Film Board
Gabo Arora, director of the United Nations’ “Clouds Over Sidra”

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