Leon Oldstrong’s first VR film shines a light on a violent knife crime from multiple perspectives in an attempt to empathise with all parties involved.
UK 2020. 23min
Where to watch
6 to 17 October, 11AM to 9PM, in person at 26 Leake Street
6 to 17 October, virtually at The Expanse, available for free internationally
Imagine seeing a tragic incident from many different angles – stepping into the shoes of everyone affected? This is the power of immersive film, allowing you to change your personal view, which in turn engenders empathy for all involved. Knife crimes have increased in the UK by 80% since 2014 and are at the highest number since comparable data began to be collected. One in four victims are men aged 18-24 and 25% of victims are Black. Oldstrong takes the humans behind these statistics as a starting point for his first endeavour into VR filmmaking. Virtually There is an immersive 360-degree film that aims to build an emotional understanding of the devastating impact of knife crime amongst young people.
Age recommendation: 15+
Contains scenes of violence and death
Director of Photography
Yan Li, Matthew Robinson
Yan Li, Juie G Zhang, Yao hu
Alex James Saleh
Kim Tae Hak
Joao Manuel Correia, Thomas Fisher
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