Corner Cinema 360 °
Saturday, May 5 / 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm / Japanese American National Museum
Free and Open to the Public
Immerse yourself in the story! Technology and storytelling intersect in these virtual reality experiences that put you at the center of the narrative. Expand your worldview with boundary-pushing works that celebrate AAPI experiences, not as a passive viewer, but as an active participant.
Featured works include:
BEHIND THE FENCE
Lindsay Branham & Jonathan Olinger / 2016 / Documentary / 9 mins
A look inside the small camp that imprisons the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and the extremist Buddhists who propagate virulent anti-Muslim sentiment across the country.
CORAL COMPASS: FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE IN PALAU
Tobin Asher, Elise Ogle, & Jeremy Bailenson / 2018 / Documentary / 4 mins
In Palau’s clear, warm waters exist resilient coral reefs safeguarded by a strong-willed people fighting to keep them alive.
Johan T. Anderson / 2017 / Narrative / 8 mins
A Filipino cruise ship cleaner finally gets the chance to sing in the crew talent show — but a storm threatens to end his dream.
FOR MY SON
Chris Temple & Zach Ingrasci / 2016 / Documentary / 6 mins
From seeing the bombed out buildings of Aleppo to the city streets of Jordan, experience the journey of a refugee striving to rebuild far from home.
MONGOLIA: ANCIENT ART OF EAGLE HUNTING
Cale Glendening & Cory Tran / 2016 / 2 mins
In the far far west of Mongolia, the ancient tradition of hunting with eagles continues to pass from generation to generation.
Eren Aksu / 2018 / Documentary / 11 mins
The story of a woman wrongfully imprisoned in India and the son who relentlessly quests to save his mother for a crime she didn’t commit.
SAFE SCHOOLS: NEPAL
Christian Stephen & Dylan Roberts / 2017 / Documentary / 8 mins
A look at the conditions of the education system and the challenges faced by children in Nepal one year after the 2015 earthquakes.