BEST IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE - VRE | LUMIERE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY XR - StereopsiaMiddle East Studies • Environmental Studies • Ocean and Marine Studies • Virtual Reality
Date of Completion: 2020 | Run Time: 25 minutes | Language: English & Hebrew | Captions: Yes | Includes: Transcript & Study Guide | Director(s): Adi Lavy | Producers: Nimrod Shanit & Ina Fichman | Hardware: Oculus Rift, HTC Vive | Content Type: 6 DoF documentary experience
ONCE UPON A SEA is a poetic, interactive XR documentary telling the tragic tale of the legendary Dead Sea. Utilizing virtual reality headsets and other equipment provided by GOOD DOCS, viewers experience a physical exploration of the sea’s forbidden, moonlike landscapes and intimate encounters with local characters, amounting to a rare glimpse into one of the world’s most dangerous, soon to be extinct, wonders. Centuries of human intervention and political neglect have turned the Dead Sea into a precarious place. Its water levels have dropped dramatically, leaving behind sinkholes and collapsing beaches. The experience offers a deep insight into the complexity and very human impact of this ecological and geopolitical crisis. ONCE UPON A SEA is our call to action.