If you’ve never sat down with a person who identifies as LGBTQ, how can you have a conversation with someone? Or if you are a member of this community but have no ability to participate in a Pride Parade, how can you get that experience?
Director Dacia Saenz had the idea that an immersive, 3D film can begin to fill that gap. So she is creating a series of virtual reality documentary “portraits” of LGBTQ community members sharing their stories.
The series shares stories of times the participants were alienated and/or discriminated against, featuring illustrations by comic artist Robyn Jordan. It juxtaposes these marginalizing experiences with the celebratory acceptance of the Seattle PRIDE parade (filmed by Stasia Burrington), all offered in a 3D immersion. The final project (learn more here) will take the viewer on a journey from conquering adversity to a community of acceptance and love.
Here’s a preview snippet of the final project (hint: move the screen for the 360 experience by moving your finger or clicking and holding with your mouse).