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See our full 2020 programming below including links to content that can be viewed at home – online, in headsets, on smartphone apps and more.

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14 Jul

EarthxSustainableU

12:00pm to 1:00pm July 14, 2020 , 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Virtual
21 Jul

American Climate Contract

12:00pm to 1:00pm July 21, 2020 , 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
29 Jul

How to Talk to the "Other" Side

12:00pm to 1:00pm July 29, 2020 , 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
06 Aug

Texas Environmental Superconference

11:30am to 1:00pm August 6, 2020 , 11:30 am - August 7, 2020 , 1:00 pm CDT
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Experience the Virtual World—Immerse Yourself in Nature.

We are proud to present the EarthXR 2020 official selection, curated to inspire audiences to explore the heart and soul of nature through audiovisual journeys across our planet and beyond.

With our most diverse global lineup to date, EarthXR highlights the adventurers and change-makers healing the planet and solving the greatest environmental challenges through AI, immersive art, sonic journeys, augmented, mixed and virtual reality.

In light of the #COVID19 epidemic, our festival is being reimagined to year-round programming, including online conversation, and a physical expo in Fall 2020. Until then, please stay tuned about how you can help us create impact virtually until we are able to socially congregate again.

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Interactive & Immersive Installations

Immerse yourself in nature through a collection of augmented and immersive art installations, interactive films, projections, and sonic journeys. Get active, get involved & be part of the change. Explore & share your passions through, augmented, mixed and virtual realities, selfie stations, and even an exercise station.
EARTHSONGS -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
EARTHSONGS | MAGIC LEAP
DIR Mitch Turnbull

Duration: 10 min.
EarthSongs is a celebration of wild soundscapes that uses the affordances of spatial computing and immersive technology to enthrall, enlighten and inspire a personal connection with nature in a new and intuitive way while gently encouraging players to consider our disconnection with the natural world.

Bramble Media Ltd
LEARN MORE HERE

LOST CITIES -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
LOST CITIES
DIR Marita Davison, Jennifer Moslemi

Duration: 20 min.
Lost Cities is an interactive film that reveals the incredible hidden world of corals. With its immersive design, expressive soundscape, and non-linear narrative, it pushes the boundaries of the traditional nature documentary and turns it into a participatory experience. As we explore what lies beneath the surface on our own unique journey, Lost Cities brings to light the surprising way the lives of corals are interwoven with our own.

Caravan Lab Productions, Belle & Wissell Co.
WATCH HERE: Lostcities.org

OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND|GOOGLE EARTH + UNDERWATER EARTH IMMERSIVE EXHIBIT -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND | GOOGLE EARTH + UNDERWATER EARTH IMMERSIVE EXHIBIT – US Premiere
CREATORS: Sophie Ansel, Christophe Bailhache, Lorna Perry

Duration: User determined
Wildlife photographer Christophe Bailhache exhibits for the first time a selection of his most spectacular immersive and interactive images taken around the planet. Through QR codes, the visitor dives in full 360° into iconic, remote, and exclusive locations. Underwater Earth has created the largest virtual diving platforms in partnership with Google. Declared amongst the top new scientific discoveries, the SVII camera will be exclusively on display, together with VR experiences narrated by Sylvia Earle.

Underwater Earth, Seaview 360, ITRAMAS

WATCH MORE FROM UNDERWATER EARTH HERE

Outlaw Ocean Music Project -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
THE OUTLAW OCEAN MUSIC PROJECT
DIR Ian Urbina

Duration varies
Musicians and journalists are both storytellers; one uses sounds, the other leverages words. The Outlaw Ocean Music Project is a first-of-its-kind collaboration of such creators. In combining their mediums, these narrators have conveyed emotion and a sense of place in an enthralling new way. The result is a captivating body of music based on Ian Urbina’s New York Times best-selling book The Outlaw Ocean, which chronicles a lawless realm that few of us realized existed.

The Outlaw Ocean, NYTimes
outlawocean.com, outlawoceanmusic.com

LEARN MORE HERE

PX.LAB | MIXED PROJECTIONS -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
PX.LAB | MIXED PROJECTIONS
DIR Eric Trich & Taylor Cleveland

Duration: All day
px.lab is a mixed reality studio focused on large-scale new media productions. They specialize in performative technologies including projection mapping, interactive audio-visual installations, and
AR/VR experiences.

pxlab.studio, @px.lab

LEARN MORE HERE

REEF TO RAINFOREST -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
REEF TO RAINFOREST
DIR Steve Engman, Jay Henningfeld

Duration: User determined
Reef to Rainforest is a cinematic, 6DoF conservation training simulator that addresses the effects of climate change through a series of interactives. The objective is to provide cutting-edge training tools to those on the front lines of the climate crisis while educating and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards. Phase one of this Virtual Reality Conservation Training Simulator (VRCTS) targets three proven activities across three distinct environments: coral reef restoration, mangrove restoration, and afforestation.

Jivavr.com, Reef Explorer Fiji

LEARN MORE HERE

SDG BUTTERFLY EFFECT  -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
SDG BUTTERFLY EFFECT

Duration: 3 min.
Through Augmented Reality, transform into a beautiful butterfly, and make your individual commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals visible. Share your video on social media to inspire others to join you, creating a butterfly effect for accelerated action.

UN SDG Action Campaign

DOWNLOAD THE FILTER HERE, LEARN MORE HERE, NOMINATE for the SDG Action Awards HERE

STEP INTO A BRIGHTER FUTURE  -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
STEP INTO A BRIGHTER FUTURE (CLIMATE CHANGERS)
DIR Mary Matheson

Duration: 6 min.
Step Into A Brighter Future uses the latest VR tech to bring some much-needed positivity into climate development conversations to inspire viewers with immersive stories of individuals and organizations innovating for a better future. Housed within an interactive VR hub that embraces the UN’s SDG design, this collection gives audiences agency to browse, explore, and dive into the worlds of people who are creating a positive impact on their communities. You’ll leave feeling inspired to take action.

Surround Vision, SDG Action Campaign, Unity for Humanity

WATCH TRAILER HERE

SWEET TOOTH HOTEL -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
SWEET TOOTH HOTEL’S INTANGIBLE
CREATOR Jencey Keeton

Duration: User determined
Sweet Tooth Hotel is an experimental art venue creating immersive and interactive experiences. Since 2018, the Dallas venue has become a center for creativity. They offer a space showing unique curated art installations, giving creatives the platform to reach thousands weekly. Their fourth installation, Intangible will showcase a colorfully immersive environment made entirely of fiber, exploding with vibrancy, showcasing an all-female lineup of some of the top fiber artists from around the US

sweettoothhotel.com

LEARN MORE HERE

THE VIRTUAL WILD OCEAN SELFIE STATION  -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
THE VIRTUAL WILD OCEAN SELFIE STATION
DIR Jay Rutherford

Duration: User determined
The Virtual Wild invites visitors to immerse themselves in selfie stations consisting of a photo booth backdrop, custom animated projection-mapping, and custom laser cut props. Enter a jungle scene full of wild plants and animals or dive underwater into a seascape filled with exotic ocean life. Here visitors are encouraged to take photos and share them on social media using specified hashtags to spread environmental awareness.

The Virtual Wild

LEARN MORE HERE

WALK WITH ANIMALS  -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
WALK WITH ANIMALS World Premiere
DIR Kristin Lucas

Duration: 5 min.
Walk With Animals invites festival-goers on a magical trek with lifesize augmented reality animals. Social and fun, this experience for all ages promotes wellness for people and animals, educates about animal migration, and raises funds collectively for the protection of wildlife, habitats, and ecosystems.

Glowboxkristinlucas.studio

LEARN MORE HERE

THE WILD IMMERSION ENDORSED BY JANE GOODALL -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
THE WILD IMMERSION ENDORSED BY JANE GOODALL – World Tour
DIR Adrien Moisson, Raphael Aupy

Duration: 10 min.
The Wild Immersion produces breathtaking 3D experiences that plunge spectators into nature 360° action films. Experience the all too real feeling of being in the middle of the wilderness, discovering mind-blowing real-life situations. Cross 5 continents to explore flora and fauna across the world. Go all around the planet: hot and cold lands, jungle, savannah, and oceans to see the animals as you have never seen them before.

Jane Goodall Institute
wildimmersion.io, janegoodall.org

LEARN MORE HERE

YOU ARE ME AND I AM YOU | THE STORY OF CARMEN CUMBA -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
YOU ARE ME AND I AM YOU | THE STORY OF CARMEN CUMBA – Preview trailer for feature film in production
DIR Melissa Kirkendall

Duration: 2.5 min.
Carmen spent years studying the ways of the Partera’s (midwives) and Yachak’s (shamen) learning about plant medicine. Through curiosity, stubbornness, tireless dedication, and hard work, she now has one of the largest organic, medicinal plant gardens in the Andes. It serves as her pharmacy, where she, much like a pharmacist, expertly gathers all the right ingredients straight out of the ground creating medicine to treat her patients and turning no one away.

Little Village Big Mountain

WATCH HERE

Showcases

360 Labs

360 Labs is a production company specializing in 360° immersive panoramic photography and video based out of Portland, Oregon. Their goal is to create meaningful and memorable experiences for virtual reality, desktop and mobile applications.
AS IT IS -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
“AS IT IS” GRAND CANYON INTERACTIVE EXPLORER
DIR Thomas Hayden

Duration: 17-19 min. – depending on your journey
As it is takes you into the Grand Canyon to see it as too few do, from the bottom up. Take interactive “side hikes” off the main story to immerse yourself entirely into history, geology, river trips, and the many threats facing America’s “outdoor cathedral.” With over an hour of additional content & built for 6DoF interaction, we expand on the story in a new branching narrative format for interactive feature films.

360labs.net

ORIGINAL VR DOCUMENTARY: WATCH HERE

CATARACT CANYON -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
CATARACT CANYON
DIR Matt Rowell

Duration: 4.5 min.
Cataract Canyon is a 100-mile long chasm in the heart of Canyonlands National Park, and home to the wildest section of the Colorado River with HUGE class V whitewater rapids. The area offers some of the most beautiful scenery along serene stretches of flat water where you can calmly soak it all in. This 4-day river trip with Western River Expeditions is a must-have experience for hikers, campers, thrill-seekers, and those just looking to relax.

360labs.net

WATCH HERE

AJ CONTRAST

Through character-driven, innovative virtual reality, and 360º documentaries, AJ Contrast, Al Jazeera Media Network’s immersive storytelling and media innovation studio, explores some of the most pressing humanitarian issues of our time.

DISCOVER MORE HERE, AVAILABLE ON AJ CONTRAST YOUTUBE & OCULUS

FROM WASTE TO TASTE -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
FROM WASTE TO TASTE
DIR Maria Fernanda Lauret

Duration: 7 min.
Join Brazilians as they fight to end food waste by rescuing food that would have otherwise been thrown out, teaching future generations about the importance of food waste management.

AJ Contrast, Sete Leguas Films

WATCH HERE

THE CURSE OF PALM OIL -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
THE CURSE OF PALM OIL
DIR Viktorija Mickute

Duration: 7 min.
Travel to the rainforests in Malaysia to see how the indigenous Orang Asli people are coping with deforestation caused to make way for oil palm trees, which produce the most used vegetable oil in the world.

AJ Contrast, 101 East

WATCH HERE

THE DISAPPEARING OASIS -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
THE DISAPPEARING OASIS
DIR Viktorija Mickute

Duration: 6 min.
Journey to the frontlines between a Moroccan oasis and the encroaching Sahara to explore the effects of desertification that threaten the livelihood of more than two million people living in the oases of Morocco.

AJ Contrast, EFI, The Lookout Station

WATCH HERE

THE OIL IN OUR CREEKS -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
THE OIL IN OUR CREEKS
DIR Zahra Rasool

Duration: 8 min.
Follow Lessi Phillips through her village in Nigeria, to the farm and into the creeks and classrooms as she shows us both the environmental devastation caused by the 2008 Shell oil spill and the youth who provide her community with a sense of hope.
AJ Contrast

WATCH HERE

SAVING KENYA’S FORESTS -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
SAVING KENYA’S FORESTS

Duration: 2 min.
This seven-year-old is trying to save Kenya’s forests by planting one tree at a time.

AJ Contrast

WINTER, LEAVE -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
WINTER, LEAVE
DIR Viktorija Mickute

Duration: 7 min.
In North Macedonia’s capital Skopje, three residents struggle to stay warm – and healthy – inside their homes, amid deadly winters and extremely polluted air.
AJ Contrast

WATCH HERE

BBC Earth

Celebrating nature, science, space, and the human race, BBC Earth brings you face to face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas, and the sheer wonder of being part of this amazing planet we call home.

AVAILABLE THROUGH THE BBC VR APP ON THE OCULUS STORE, DISCOVER MORE

ATTENBOROUGH AND THE GIANT DINOSAUR -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
ATTENBOROUGH AND THE GIANT DINOSAUR
DIR Sam Hume and Jason Mullings

Duration: 4 min.
Sir David Attenborough tells the story of the discovery and reconstruction in Argentina of the world’s largest-known dinosaur, a brand new species of titanosaur.

BBC Natural History Unit, Hello Charlie

WATCH HERE

EARTH FROM SPACE -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
EARTH FROM SPACE

Duration: 6 min.
Get closer than ever to a total solar eclipse and observe it from all possible angles in this stunning virtual reality video.

BBC.co.uk, Sentintospace.com

LEARN MORE HERE

OUR BLUE PLANET 360 3D - MEXICO -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
OUR BLUE PLANET 360 3D – MEXICO

Duration: 9 min.
Canada’s green seas are home to some surprising creatures. From fascinating wolf eels to the largest known octopus in our oceans. Take a deep breath and join diver Tiare Boyes on an adventure into an underwater forest. Use your headset to watch this video in 3D Virtual Reality.

Ourblueplanet.bbcearth.com

LEARN MORE HERE

OUR BLUE PLANET 360 3D – CANADA -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
OUR BLUE PLANET 360 3D – CANADA

Duration: 6 min.
Canada’s green seas are home to some surprising creatures. From fascinating wolf eels to the largest known octopus in our oceans. Take a deep breath and join diver Tiare Boyes on an adventure into an underwater forest. Use your headset to watch this video in 3D Virtual Reality.
Ourblueplanet.bbcearth.com

LEARN MORE HERE

SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
SEVEN WORLDS, ONE PLANET

Duration: 15 min.
Sir David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary wildlife stories and unseen wilderness of our seven unique continents with an environmental message.
BBCEarth.com

LEARN MORE HERE

Guanajuato International Film Festival
Epicentro Showcase

Epicentro promotes innovation exploring current topics in innovative ways, with a special emphasis on eco-social impact. In 2019 EarthXR and GIFF Epicentro began a partnership to collaborate and share innovative XR from both festivals across the US and Mexico border.

LEARN MORE HERE

DREAM OF A JAGUAR’S DAUGHTER -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
DREAM OF A JAGUAR’S DAUGHTER
DIR Alfredo Salazar-Caro

Duration: 8 min.
Dreams of the Jaguar’s Daughter is a surreal VR documentary where Achik’, the spirit of a young Maya immigrant, guides the viewer through her dreams and memories of her arduous journey north.

Tribeca Film Institute, jaguarsdaughtervr.com

LEARN MORE HERE

Everest VR -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
EVEREST VR
DIR Jon Griffith

Duration: 10 min.
Only 175 people have ever stood on Earth’s highest point without the use of bottled oxygen; more people have been into space. While Sherpa Tenji has already summited Everest without the use of bottled oxygen before, would he have what it takes to do it again? Follow him as he climbs higher and higher into the Death Zone, an area that contains so little oxygen that his body cannot survive for long

everestvirtualreality.com

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE

PLANET INFINITY -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
PLANET INFINITY
DIR Momoko Seto

Duration: 7 min.
PLANET ∞ is an organic tale in Virtual Reality

Barberousse Films, ARTE & AWKEYEsetomomoko.org/planetinfini

LEARN MORE HERE

HabitatXR

Habitat XR’s mission is to reconnect people to nature using immersive technologies.
Based in South Africa, they produce award-winning experiences about wildlife and the natural environment using holograms and both augmented and virtual reality.

LEARN MORE HERE

A PREDICAMENT OF PANGOLINS -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
A PREDICAMENT OF PANGOLINS – World Premiere
DIR Ulrico Grech-Cumbo

Duration: 8 min.
Be immersed in a true tale of tribulation following two ground pangolins in the Kalahari desert as they search for one another amidst the backdrop of a rapidly changing environment. A Predicament of Pangolins is a story about pangolins, climate change, and you.

habitatxr.com

GORILLAPALOOZA -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
GORILLAPALOOZA
DIR Ulrico Grech-Cumbo

Duration: 5 min.
Created for The Ellen Fund, Gorillapallooza creates empathy by immersing people in the Rwandan jungles as if they were a gorilla hanging out with their own family group. Showcased to celebrity audiences in Los Angeles, this VR helped raise $5 million dollars for endangered gorillas.

The Ellen Fund, habitatxr.com

LEARN MORE HERE, WATCH HERE

Impact  Reality  Summit  Showcase

Impact Reality brings together leading artists, XR companies, and
social impact organizations to discover, fund, and support the next wave of XR-for-Good projects.

Supported by Vulcan Productions

A DROP IN THE OCEAN -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
A DROP IN THE OCEAN
CREATORS Adam May, Chris Campkin, Chris Parks

Duration: 12 min.
Experience the ocean from an entirely new perspective in A Drop in the Ocean, a playful 10-minute social VR adventure. Shrunk down to about 2 inches tall, participants hitch a ride on a jellyfish as they encounter the mysteries of the deep and experience the plastic pollution crisis from the viewpoint of sea life. Participants gain new insights into the threats facing our oceans and their role in becoming part of the solution.

Conservation International, SC Johnson, Vision3, Vulcan Productions

DISCOVER MORE HERE

DAUGHTERS OF CHIBOK -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
DAUGHTERS OF CHIBOK
DIR Joel Kachi Benson

Duration: 11 min.
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. Many girls have been rescued, but years after, 112 remain missing. Daughters of Chibok is a powerful documentary dealing with the aftermath of the kidnappings and explores global issues of gender rights and the right to education.

VR 360 Stories

GHOST FLEET VR -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
GHOST FLEET VR
DIR Lucas Gath, Shannon Service

Duration: 8 min.
Ghost Fleet VR immerses viewers in the true story of slavery in the Thai fishing industry, based on the feature documentary, Ghost Fleet, which exposes the dark side of illegal fishing and the heroes working to end it. Enter the heroic story of Tun Lin, who was kidnapped when he was 14. He retraces his ordeal, years of horrific treatment aboard the slave ship, and his brave escape from a prison made of water.

WATCH HERE

LEARN MORE HERE: Catovia, Seahorse Productions, Vulcan Productions Film

X-RAY FASHION 360 -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
X-RAY FASHION 360
DIR Francesco Carrozzini

Duration: 10 min.
X-Ray Fashion 360 is a cinematic VR documentary that illuminates the environmental impacts of fast-fashion and highlights sustainable fashion solutions: from cotton farm to sweatshop, and from the catwalk to consumer purchase to the afterlife of the garment. The piece packs a powerful punch exposing the impacts of the 2.5 trillion-dollar fashion industry, which is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions, 20% of wastewater, and a quarter of the world’s insecticides.

MANND, Vulcan Productions Film, World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate

National Geographic VR

galapagos
See the Earth’s most extraordinary places as never before! Join virtual expeditions led by world renowned National Geographic Explorers.

DISCOVER MORE on the Oculus Store, and on YouTube

The Overview Collective’s New York City Showcase

The Overview Collective brings big ideas down to Earth by providing fun and engaging ways to connect to the climate movement, sustainable lifestyles, and the green economy. These new approaches to education, vocational training, and workforce development and recruitment include XR content production and immersive activations such as hackathons, escape rooms, workshops, and exhibitions.
This showcase highlights nature-based and people-powered solutions in New York City. Experience a day in the life of green professionals and climate activists transforming our economic and environmental future.

overviewcollective.com

PEARLS OF NEW YORK -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
PEARLS OF NEW YORK
DIR Tarik Mohamed, Kristin Gutekunst

Duration: 6 min.
In the 1600s, there were 220,000 acres of oyster reefs in a thriving NY Harbor; but by the 1900s, it was mostly lifeless due to pollution, dredging, and overharvesting. Join students of the NY Harbor School, Billion Oyster Project staff, Research Associate Technicians, and volunteers as they incubate, harvest, and regenerate this delicate keystone species in an attempt to reintroduce 1 billion oysters by 2030.

Overview Collective, Billion Oyster Project

WATCH HERE

STRIKAR -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
STRIKAR
DIR Richard Farmer, Christy Casey

Duration: 10 min.
StrikAR is a platform that makes local activism accessible on a global scale by allowing anyone to send a virtual avatar to a geolocated live event or protest to be viewed through the StrikAR app by those in attendance. Come participate in a demo of the StrikAR app by sending a digital representation of yourself to New York, where our team at home will be live streaming.

StrikAR, Overview Collective, Garage Stories

LEARN MORE HERE

Everest VR -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
SUBWAY THERAPY
DIR Matthew “Levee” Chavez

Duration: 10 min.
Subway Therapy is an ongoing participatory public work that makes people smile, laugh, and feel less stress. In public space, the installations are often crowd-sourced mosaics comprised of handwritten notes responding to a specific topic, question, or prompt. The intent of each public work is to invite peaceful expression and build connections in vibrant and diverse communities. The question for this installation is a collaboration with Resilience, an experience.

Subway Therapy, Resilience

PARTICIPATE HERE

Voices and Colors of the Earth
Indigenous Climate Action Showcase

Voices and Colors of the Earth presents interactive media exhibits featuring indigenous artists and leaders. They highlight the crucial role of threatened indigenous communities that protect the world’s greatest biodiversity. Learn ways to support and empower communities as they fight climate change by protecting their land, culture, and rights.

LEARN MORE HERE

BLINK TEST -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
BLINK. AND THEY’RE GONE
DIR Jimmy Nelson

Duration: 2:28 min.
A worldwide call to preserve global cultural heritage by portraying the world’s last
indigenous cultures in all their glory.

These breath-taking portraits show some of the last indigenous communities of the world. Photographic artist Jimmy Nelson sends a warning of the risk of losing global cultural heritage by losing the cultural identities of the last indigenous cultures. The artist wants to help preserve cultural diversity by issuing the caution: “Blink. And They’re Gone”. He hopes to raise awareness and foster respect for indigenous peoples by celebrating their
dazzling beauty.

WATCH HERE

Join Jimmy Nelson Foundation in supporting their collaboration with Willka Yachay, a cultural centre for the Q’eros people in Peru: SUPPORT HERE

NATIVE LAND INTERACTIVE MAP  -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
NATIVE LAND INTERACTIVE MAP
CREATOR Victor G. Temprano

Duration: User Determined
Native Land began in 2015 as a resource for North Americans to find out more about Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages. The project has grown over the years to encompass nations beyond North America and is now a fledgling nonprofit with an Indigenous-majority Board of Directors. The project questions Western methods of mapping, encourages input and corrections from communities, and attempts to open a door for further and more in-depth education about Indigenous ways of knowing.

Native Land Digital

EXPLORE MORE HERE

SACRED COCA -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
SACRED COCA
DIR Diana Rico, Richard Decalliet

Duration: 8 min.
Sacred Coca, a VR cinematographic immersive documentary, will take the viewer in an expanded sound and visual journey into the territory of the Jaguar Shamans of Yurupari, Yurupari of the Piraparaná River, Northwest, Amazon, and Colombia. An opportunity to witness how people keep alive a 14,000-year-old tradition that involves an intimate relationship with the Coca plant

4Direcciones Audiovisual, DEEP Canada, New Media Fund

LEARN MORE HERE

We are proud supporters of indigenous communities from the North-East of the Amazon through Gaia Amazonas. LEARN MORE HERE

UNCEDED TERRITORIES -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
UNCEDED TERRITORIES
CREATORS Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Paisley Smith

Duration: 7 min.
Unceded Territories is a provocative interactive VR experience that deals with climate change and indigenous civil rights. The VR brings audiences into a world formed of indigenous artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s iconic work, engaging viewers in an interactive landscape grappling with colonialism, climate change, and indigenous civil rights. Music by A Tribe Called Red.

uncededterritories.ca

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
Help protect unceded territory by donating to the Unist’ot’en Camp Legal fund. SUPPORT HERE

YAWARANI -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
YAWARANI: A VR FILM MADE WITH INDIGENOUS CREATORS
DIR Daniel Bury

Duration: 5 min.
Yawarani is a VR 180° film created in collaboration with the indigenous community in Yawarani, deep in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. To preserve their sacred culture and the wisdom of their elders, the community set out to immortalize their culture in film and VR. They create documentaries to educate their youth as well as broadcast their beautiful, sustainable lifestyle to the outside world.

LEARN MORE HERE, Watch in VR180 HERE

360 Cinema

View the Earth from space, get up close and personal with majestic animals and visit the frontlines of climate action with changemakers around the world through this collection of 360° documentaries.
24 HOURS IN BASECAMP -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
24 HOURS IN BASECAMP
DIR Manne Nyman

Duration: 7 min.
At the foot of the highest mountain in the world, in the sprawling city of tents that is called Everest Base Camp, we meet the climbers who are determined to reach the top of the world for the first time, and the people who have worked on the mountain for years.
IVAR Studios

WATCH HERE

AFTERMATH | CAMPFIRE 2018 -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
AFTERMATH | CAMPFIRE 2018
DIR Steve Cooper

Duration: 7 min.
The deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history rolled through Paradise, California, on November 8, 2018. This 360-degree immersive documentary was filmed November 13th and 14th and shows first-hand the devastation of the campfire in Paradise.

AFTER THE FALLOUT -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
AFTER THE FALLOUT
DIR Sam Wolson, Dominic Nahr

Duration: 13 min.
After The Fallout pushes past traditional documentary tropes to evoke the reality and emotional gravity of life in Fukushima, ten years after the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Emblematic Group, Google Jump
afterthefallout.org

LEARN MORE HERE

BEING AN ASTRONAUT -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
BEING AN ASTRONAUT
DIR Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff, Jürgen Hansen

Duration 15 min. (Part 1 – Training) + 17 min. (Part 2 – Mission)
Being an Astronaut is a VR documentary in which we follow astronaut Thomas Pesquet at the NASA training center in Houston to Baïkonour, Kazakhstan, to his mission on the International Space Station. In this one-of-a-kind experience, the stunning beauty of the images shot in space in partnership with NASA and ESA, allow space-geeks and thrill-seekers to share the most intense moments of the Proxima mission.

La Vingt-Cinquième Heure, NASA

GROWING A WORLD WONDER -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
GROWING A WORLD WONDER
DIR Richard Nockles, PROD Mitch Turnbull

Duration 5 min.
Growing a World Wonder is an award-winning VR film about the Great Green Wall – an African-led initiative that aims to transform the lives of millions living on the frontline of climate change. Told through the eyes of 8-year-old Binta, the film transports the viewer to the heart of a community in Senegal – one of the thousands of villages across the Sahel region of Africa growing this epic, 8000km new world wonder.
Great Green Wall, Surround Vision, UNCCD

WATCH HERE

LE LAC -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
LE LAC
DIR Nyasha Kadandara

Duration 9 min.
The oasis of the Sahel, Lake Chad, is not who she used to be. Ninety percent of her water is gone, leaving her feeling depleted, wary, scared, and insecure. Climate change has made millions of people who depend on her vulnerable and induced the threat of Boko Haram insurgency. Step into the lives of Mahamat, a once-wealthy pastoralist, and Nassuri, a refugee-turned-fisherman, as the lake herself hopes for their survival amidst her scattered ponds.
Electric South

LEARN MORE HERE

LIFE ON THE EDGE 360 -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
LIFE ON THE EDGE 360
DIR Axel Drioli

Duration 8-11 min.
From the stories of an ex-poacher to a ranger working for Wildlife
Alliance, we learn about how the natural environment and wildlife living in the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia has been threatened and subsequently protected. The sounds of nature are the overture that leads the audience on this journey of discovery, where we meet different endangered animals and discover how Wildlife Alliance works with the local communities to save them.
Wildlife Alliance, Spatial Audio Labs, Sounding Wild

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LOS GUARDIANES -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
LOS GUARDIANES
DIR Hugh Hou, Producer: QinYa (Jenny) Guo

Duration 11 min.
Los Guardianes is the story of Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park, where the generations-old tradition of animal tracking and cutting edge artificial intelligence intersect. Meet the rangers, biologists, and engineers paving new ways to help protect the rainforest from threats, and how the technology of tomorrow gives power to the methods of the past.
LumeireVR, Rainforest Connection, Huawei

MY WORLD 360° -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
MY WORLD 360°
DIR Various

Duration User Determined
MY World 360° invites young and emerging creators to use Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), 360° video, and all forms of immersive storytelling to inspire everyone to take action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The global initiative brings the creators’ vision for a better world to people and decision-makers across the globe. This selection features stories of how climate action lies at the core of achieving a better world for people and planet.
The United Nations, SDG Action Campaign, Digital Promise, Oculus
MYWorld360.org

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SAVING OUR ISLAND: YOUTH FROM THE PACIFIC -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
SAVING OUR ISLAND: YOUTH FROM THE PACIFIC
DIR Dajo Brinkman

Duration: 7 min.

Climate change is having a dramatic impact on our world, and no region is more vulnerable than the fragile, beautiful Pacific islands. These small island states are threatened by more frequent and more intense natural disasters as well as rising sea-levels. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres traveled to the islands of Fiji, Vanuatu, and Tuvalu to meet young climate activists who are showing courage, tenacity, and vision in rallying the world to action.

The United Nations

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SPACE SAFARI -  EarthXR AR AI VR Earthx2020
SPACE SAFARI
DIR Niels Rahr, Peter Fisher

Duration: 5 min.

We can’t send all of Earth’s citizens into space, but with 360° VR Space Safari, we can get you as close as possible. Ørsted has teamed up with American and European astronauts to send you on a virtual space mission. We believe that if more people could see the world as astronauts do, it would create a greater sense of responsibility for our shared home and speed up green action.

Ørsted, KhoraVR

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EarthXR + Samsung XR

EarthXR partnered with Samsung XR to host a playlist of environmentally-focused 360-video content by filmmakers and brand partners. The EarthXR includes 12 projects to be viewed free-of-charge on web, mobile, and headset platforms, with future premieres to follow throughout 2020. By working with production companies who specialize in topics often ignored by the entertainment industry, this new partnership will shed light on environmental and social justice issues. Immersing viewers with real-world experiences will give a first-hand look at what we can all do to enact positive change.

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EarthXR Sponsors

Sponsors

HTC VIVE

HTC VIVE is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform, built and optimized for room-scale VR and authentic interactions. Delivering on the promise of VR with game-changing technology and best-in-class content, VIVE has created the strongest ecosystem for hardware and software, bringing VR to consumers, developers and enterprises.


HTC VIVE VR for Impact

VR for Impact is a multi-year program providing grants to VR projects in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Through VR for Impact, HTC Vive is committing $10 million dollars to developers, creators and VR dreamers to build something new, something that speaks to our humanity and has the potential to change the world.

vrforimpact.com


HabitatXR

Habitat XR’s mission is to reconnect people to nature using immersive technologies. Based in South Africa, they produce award-winning experiences about wildlife and the natural environment using holograms, augmented and virtual reality.

www.habitatxr.com


Samsung XR

VR is your portal to a new world where you can see, share, and do more—like relive moments in 360 degrees captured with the Gear 360 or travel to the places of your dreams. Immerse yourself in virtual worlds and embark on new adventures. Anything’s possible with the Gear VR.

samsungvr.com


Google Daydream Impact

Daydream Impact is a program that gives changemakers the inspiration, guidance, and tools to improve reality using VR video. VR experiences can be a powerful way to engage, learn, and connect with others, and we want to enable nonprofits to create and share these stories.

vr.google.com/daydream/impact

 

360 Labs

360 Labs is a production company specializing in 360º immersive panoramic photography and video based out of Portland, Oregon who create meaningful and memorable experiences for virtual reality, desktop and mobile applications. They strive for exceptional quality in the 360 medium, employing advanced panoramic photography techniques, stereoscopy, photogrammetry and gigapixel capture and create truly customized experiences for each client, providing VR application development where a solid user experience is at forefront for every project.

360labs.net


Scape Supply Co.

Scape Supply Co. provides the Interiorscape Industry with high quality products from many different suppliers. We have exclusive distribution for products ranging from Commercial containers to specialized in house Ceramics. We are a one stop shop for any plantscapers doing installations and design work.

scapesupply.com | Inscapesupply.com


MSI

As a world leading gaming brand, MSI is the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. MSI integrated all gamers’ aspirational functions in its gaming rigs, eliminating the tedious trial and error by themselves and pushing the performance beyond limits. The determination to surpass past achievements has made MSI a ‘True Gaming’ brand with gaming spirit throughout the industry!


Vulcan

Vulcan Productions creates great stories, but inspiring change with lasting impact is what sets us apart. Through film, television programs, and engaging digital series they introduce audiences to the most critical issues of our time. Founded by the late Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen, Vulcan Productions creates content across all platforms, and spotlights Mr. Allen’s work in wildlife, science, climate, oceans, education, technology, current social issues, history and the arts.

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BBC Earth logo
The Outlaw Ocean Music Project logo
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Guanajuato Film Festival logo
Wild Immersion logo
habitat logo
Sweet Tooth Hotel logo

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