First Al Jazeera VR movie Debuts: “I Am Rohingya”


“I Am Rohingya” follows the story of a young woman, Jamalida, as she tells the persecution she faced in Myanmar and shows us her daily life now in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Al Jazeera Debuts First VR Documentary ‘I Am Rohingya’


Thousands of refugees call the crowded slums of the Kutupalong refugee camp—located in Cox Bazaaar, Bangladesh—home. Contrast VR, Al Jazeera Media Network’s immersive studio, has completed its first VR documentary, I Am Rohingya.

VR Documentary Exposes Damage of Global Oil Trade in Nigeria


You may remember Contrast VR as the studio behind I Am Rohingya , another full-fledged Al Jazeera VR doc that highlighted the struggles of a woman living within a Bangladesh refugee camp. ‘Oil In Our Creeks’ blends 180° art and landscapes for a 360° experience unlike anything else.

London VR Dev Meetup Returns April 3rd with Holographic Streaming, New 3D Sound System, and VR Review Club

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Simon Davis from Unfold Stories will host two Google Expeditions classes, giving groups of 15 a chance to see firsthand how Sierra Leone beat the Ebola crisis or visit Dhaka to learn about Bangladesh’s burgeoning economy.

Social VR Platform AltspaceVR Is Back


Kelly bonded with Canadian aid worker Chris Duigud—known in Altspace as Mef— over shared experiences in Bangladesh. Better late than never. After an amazing run, Social VR pioneer AltspaceVR closed its doors earlier this month due to unforeseen financial difficulty.

PenPal Schools launches a VR field trip for students to promote Pakistan

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Students from around the world can now travel to Pakistan and learn more about the country — virtually.

Top 8 Media Using 360° Videos for Immersive News Stories


I Am Rohingya gives a glimpse into the life of a Rohingya Muslim, Jamalida Begum, and her two children in a Bangladesh refugee encampment, where more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees had fled to.

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