Building Empathy: ‘Under the Net’ Malaria Documentary Shows the Art and Power of VR

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Basketball star Stephen Curry became involved, and Reilly and him went to Tanzania together to meet those that needed the nets. Working with Samsung, the team at NBN returned last summer to Tanzania, with Perkinson, to capture the reality there in a way that couldn’t be done when the charity began. Afterall, they were in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, the largest refugee camp in Tanzania with over 130,000 living there, making it the 5th largest in the world.

How do you tell a story in VR? Nomads shows the wayVirtual.

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Its documentary experience Nomads launched on the Oculus Store for Samsung Gear VR last week, though the studio has produced virtual reality films of every stripe for the past three years. Each Nomads episode chronicles life in a different nomadic tribe: the Maasai of southern Kenya and northern Tanzania, the Bajau, who live on the waters of South East Asia, and Mongolian herders. How do you tell a story in VR?