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Saturday, November 18 • 14:00 - 15:15
Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

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This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.


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Cassandra Herrman

Director/Producer VR/AR, Independent
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her forthcoming... Read More →
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Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
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Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg