Award-winning National Geographic Explorer Martin Edström takes you on a tour through the Zaatari refugee camp in Mafrak, Jordan. The VR tour combines 360 photography, voice over, raw, local audio and text.
‘Four Walls’ is an interesting VR production by the International Rescue Committee. The VR experience takes you into a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon. It’s the first 360-degree tour that I saw that uses a presenter to guide you through the story. In voice over IRC-staff member Rashida explains the situations the people living in the refugee camp.
This is what true media-free format thinking is about. Yes, you could interview prisoners, take their portrait photo and publish it in a news paper or magazine. That’s not what The Guardian did. This VR story, called 6×9, takes you into solitary confinement. Let’s you experience what it looks like, how it sounds and how it feels.
An amazing piece of work. Apart from the excellent production value, it is mind-blowing to see how many years the interviewees has been spending in solitary confinement. Put on your goggles and dive into it.