Al Jazeera Releases VR Documentary ‘I Am Rohingya’


The first in a series of original VR documentaries covering cultures hit by conflict, I Am Rohingya tackles the ongoing refugee crisis caused by the brutal ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, Burma. ‘I Am Rohingya’ shines on a light on the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.

Google Partners With CyArk to 3D Scan the World’s Historical Sites, Provide Open Access to Data

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Sites such as the Ananda Ok Kyaung temple, in Bagan, Myanmar remain closed to visitors due to the damage from a 2016 earthquake.

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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’


Jamalida Begum is a Rohingya Muslim woman living at the camp after fleeing violence in her native Myanmar. “I Along with live footage from the Kutupalong camp, the film features animated flashbacks artfully woven into the narrative as Jamalida recounts her harrowing escape out of Myanmar.

Google Partnership Makes It Possible To Visit Ancient Monuments In VR


One example available now is a temple in Bagan, Myanmar, that was damaged in a 2016 earthquake. Google is partnering with non-profit CyArk so anyone can visit ancient monuments and temples, many of which are at risk of being damaged, or, in some cases, have already been devastated. CyArk is building an extensive 3D record of places from the real world, with particular focus on locations at risk of being destroyed.

Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR


One of the most prominent sites being exhibited in the Open Heritage project features the Ananda Ok Kyaung temple in Bagan, Myanmar, a location that sustained heavy damage during an earthquake in 2016. Google assists CyArk in saving our heritage by preserving the wonders of the world in VR.

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Google Is Using VR To Virtually Preserve Endangered Heritage Sites


However, the headling piece of the collection right now is a virtual tour of the temples of Bagan, Myanmar, which were damaged in an earthquake two years ago.The tour goes far beyond other Arts and Culture content, allowing you to walk around a virtually recreated temple and inspect the site in close detail. We’ve heard about a lot of companies that are using VR to preserve history that’s at risk of being destroyed if it hasn’t already.