VR Day @ Doc Stories

Event has passed (Sat Nov 5, 2016 - Sat Nov 5, 2016)
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF)
11:00 a.m.


An exploration of virtual reality filmmaking, VR Day @ Doc Stories is an exceptional showcase of nonfiction work. With a focus on short-form documentary, the program brings together leading VR creators and inventive new films that delve into social and cultural issues. Experience these cutting-edge stories on Samsung Gear and Google Cardboard and, at 5:00 pm, join CNN and our featured VR filmmakers for an in-depth conversation about the future of the medium.

Tickets grant access to specific hour-long time slots, allowing participants to experience 3-4 curated films on Samsung Gear in the JCCSF Pottruck Family Atrium. Attendees will also be able to experience VR stories on Google Cardboard on a first come, first served basis. All ticket holders are invited to attend the VR filmmaker conversation from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Room 223 at the JCCSF.

Films on Samsung Gear include:

Policing Flint
Zackary Canepari, Drea Cooper, USA, 17 min.
Opens a window into the world of the Flint PD, allowing the viewer to experience their patrols and investigations and hear their perspective.

The Resistance of Honey
Peter Boyd MacLean, UK, 9 min.
Brings the viewer into the world of Bioni Samp, an urban beekeeper who makes honey—and music—from his bees.

Toro Bravo
Jason Farkas, Bronte Lord, Craig Waxman, Lewis Whyled, USA, 11 min.
Brings us into the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, exploring the visceral intensity and the ethical ramifications of this ages-old tradition.