João Inada is a multimedia documentary filmmaker based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a Columbia Journalism School in Graduate, and was a researcher at the Brown Institute For Media Innovation, a Stanford/Columbia University bicoastal institute devoted to promoting innovation and technology in the field of journalism. Inada has worked directing and producing videos for The Guardian, AJ+, BBC and is now part of Culturunnners, an organization that empowers and mobilizes international artists to tell stories using video and virtual reality.
About the talk
The talk will be centered on the application of VR in journalism and documentary-storytelling, and how it can be used to generate more empathy towards people and narratives. We will also address the challenges and the advantages of this media platform, how it can impact the way we tell stories in the future, and why Reframe Iran chose this as a platform to tell this specific story. We will also go over our experience working with Iranian artists and the importance VR has when it comes to discussing certain issues.