DAUGHTERS OF CHIBOK GOES TO VENICE.
We are thrilled to share that Daughters of Chibok has been announced as an official selection of the prestigious Venice Film Festival. The film is also competing in the linear content category, among 12 other VR films selected from around the world, and is the only VR documentary from the continent of Africa.
We’re super excited that ‘Daughters of Chibok’ is going to a platform as big as the Venice Film Festival, where the audience can have the opportunity to visit Chibok – a place that many have heard of but have never been to. We also hope that through this we can draw attention to the plight of the womenfolk of Chibok, and hopefully raise support for them.
We thank everyone who has supported our vision and cause so far, and look forward to sharing even greater news soon.
VR360 Stories is Nigeria’s pioneer Virtual Reality / 360-degree video production company.
We bring experience and passion to what we do, combining our knowledge of VR technology with fresh ideas and innovative approaches. We work with clients across different sectors from energy, to education, marine technology, oil & gas, and non-profits; creating content for advocacy, advertising campaigns, audience engagement & other virtual reality experiences.
We are all about stories and our aim is to leverage on the power of immersive experiences to project unique and authentic African content to the world.
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Daughters Of Chibok
On the night of April 14th 2014, a little-known town in Northeast Nigeria was thrust in the global spotlight when 276 teenage girls were abducted from their classrooms by one of the world’s deadliest terrorist groups – Boko Haram. Five years after, many of the girls have been safely returned to their parents, but 112 still remain missing, some presumed dead.
Daughters of Chibok is the first-ever virtual reality documentary that takes you right into the heart of a town that has not remained the same since the abduction of its children on April 14, 2014.
“They planted a bomb in the market…that’s how my papa died.” At the height of the Boko Haram crisis in North East Nigeria, an estimated 1.8 million people fled for safety, including 1 million children. Many of these Internally Displaced Persons, who had nowhere else to go, now live in IDP Camps. Modu Mustapha, an 11-year old orphan, escaped for safety with his younger siblings, after his father was killed in a suicide bombing. He has lived in an IDP Camp for 3 years, and takes us on a journey through his new home – Bakassi IDP Camp. Through the viewpoint of young Modu, gain harrowingly intimate access to one of the largest centres for Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria, where war-orphaned children live in deplorable conditions and suffer from acute PTSD.
Let’s talk about energy from the Sun – Using the power of virtual reality, VR360 Stories created a 360-degree film that gives viewers the opportunity to experience sights and sounds of the famous Sabon Gari market in Kano. Take a virtual trip to one of the oldest markets in northern Nigeria and see how Rensource, in partnership with the Rural Electrification Agency is using a scalable and disruptive model of energy provision to address the energy challenges in one of the dynamic commercial hubs in Nigeria.
The Azura-Edo IPP is a 461MW Open Cycle Gas Turbine power station near Benin City in Edo State, Nigeria.
Take a virtual reality trip through the Azura Power Plant, generating and providing power to millions of people across Nigeria. VR360 stories showcased their belief that everyone should have access to better health, better education, better homes, better roads ….making positive change across Nigeria and beyond
Chicago, home to the renowned basketball club, Chicago bulls, is notable for its multicultural settlement that thrives on the diversity and harmony of its neighbourhood. Explore the city of Chicago using virtual reality. Vr360stories takes you on a ride through Chicago’s ever busy streets and splendid waterways weaving through its high rise structures. Experience the city’s brilliant sights and architecture from the comfort of your location.
This Is Home
Through the eyes of Fanna, a precocious eight-year old girl, take a virtual tour of The Learning Centre, in Maiduguri – a world-class facility built as a home and place of healing, for children orphaned as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. The Learning Centre is home to over 300 orphans from different parts of Northeast Nigeria, and here they live, school, and learn acquire life skills like soap making, garment making, music, ICT, and robotics.
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JOEL 'KACHI BENSON
Camera Operator / Video Editor
We hear about the ravishes of terrorism in the north and it seems a little far from us because it’s not where we are or we don’t know anyone directly affected by what’s going on over there but to watch it particularly on virtual reality makes it so real. The documentary has so much emotion and empathy and connection, and how Joel so masterfully tells the story using one of the children in the camp, it’s so, so real that it forces you to act. And that’s the power of incredible story telling
Shout out to VR360stories for putting such video together. I mean showcasing what is going on in Maiduguri and I can experience it live in Lagos as if I’m in Maiduguri
My experience watching the documentary (In Bakassi) was intensely moving… because I had a phenomenally different experience watching it in VR. There is the ability to look all around you and really feel like you are immersed in the scene. I felt like I was in the camp and almost going through what the little boy is going through.
I think it was like a 5-minute film but I spent about 10 minutes because I kept going back… I didn’t want to miss anything. I was immersed in the story. We read about IDP camps but we don’t really get to experience it… but this made me feel like I was there. I was present there
Mindblowing!! It is my first time of having that kind of experience…. I can see, I can feel. It didn’t feel as if I was here. I was actually there in the camp. This is the future.
Immediately I wore the VR 360 headset, I just completely got immersed and felt like I was there with the child in the IDP camp. The feeling was so deep and personal
…the experience is like being there. One thing that struck me based on what I’ve heard about an IDP camp is a sense of crowdedness. But somehow here, there is a sense of space… Yes it does give you a real feel….
Dr. Ikechukwu Obiaya
I was blown away by the experience of the new technology and how it can be deployed to help humanity across the world, especially in Nigeria where religious extremism and ethnic violence has displaced many.
Joel has done extremely right by using this platform to initiate and provide opportunity for conversations around these problems.