ONCE UPON A SEA
ONCE UPON A SEA
ONCE UPON A SEA
ONCE UPON A SEA
An interactive XR documentary telling the tragic tale of the legendary Dead Sea

ONCE UPON A SEA

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BEST IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE - VRE | LUMIERE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY XR - Stereopsia

Middle East Studies  • Environmental Studies • Ocean and Marine Studies  Virtual Reality

Date of Completion: 2020 | Run Time: 25 minutes​​ | Language: English & Hebrew | Captions: Yes/No | 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. Through a physical exploration of the sea’s forbidden, moonlike landscapes, to intimate encounters with local characters, the user gets 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.

AWARDS
Best Immersive Experience | VRE, Italy
Lumiere Award for Best Documentary XR | Stereopsia, Belgium

FESTIVALS
Venice Biennale
SXSW
Cannes XR
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma