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BBC Launches New VR Studio with Documentary about the Nile

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Explore the Nile in this immersive VR documentary released by the BBC’s new VR Hub. In his new two-part immersive documentary, Leithead explains that Ethiopia wants to build Africa’s largest hydroelectric power station and one of the world’s largest dams to provide electricity to the country in desperate need, by damming the Nile.

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Is VR the Future of News?

Tech Trends VR

The film is in full immersive VR, is stereoscopic and features fully spatialised audio. You join him and his crew as he interviews ministers and hear the perspective of locals in the street corners of Sudan and cafés of Khartoum. Viewers will have enjoyed 360 news pieces from the BBC before, but never like this.

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NewImages, Cannes, Tribeca Join Forces In Unprecedented Collab

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To learn more about the collaboration as well as each festival’s unique approach, I caught up with Michael Swierczynski, Director of NewImages Festival; Guillaume Esmiol, Deputy Director of Cannes’ Marché du Film; and Loren Hammonds, Vice President of Immersive Programming of the Tribeca Festival.

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