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BUILDING EMPATHY THROUGH INNOVATION: VIRTUAL REALITY STORYTELLING PANEL (Free Program)

  • Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122 (map)

BUILDING EMPATHY THROUGH INNOVATION: VIRTUAL REALITY STORYTELLING PANEL

PANEL:  SUNDAY, OCT 14, 2:15 PM, NWFF

With Pride Foundation and Oculus VR for Good

AUTHENTICALLY US: STORIES FROM THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY introduces viewers to a diverse group of transgender and gender-diverse people using interactive virtual reality (VR). This project comes at a critical time in the fight for transgender equality.

This informative and exciting panel will discuss how we are utilizing VR to reshape the narratives about our community and foster dialogue that will lead to a more inclusive world.

AUTHENTICALLY US (www.authenticallyus.com) is a project of Oculus VR for Good, in partnership with filmmaker Jesse Ayala of Fovrth Studios and the Pride Foundation.

Panelists include: Paula Cuneo, Partner & Strategic Marketing Director, Oculus; Jeremiah J. Allen, Project Director, Pride Foundation; and Isyss Honnen, Community Engagement Coordinator, Pride Foundation.

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AUTHENTICALLY US: STORIES FROM THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY

VR Experience: SUNDAY, OCT 14, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, NWFF

Come put a headset on and view AUTHENTICALLY US series using an Oculus VR headset.

WE’RE STILL HERE

Aiden Crawford, a Two-Spirit artist and historian in Boise, Idaho, struggles to preserve his heritage and pass down the wisdom of his Two-Spirit elders.

SHE FLIES BY HER OWN WINGS

Shannon Scott, driven by the military tenet of “leave no one behind,” pulls the levers of democracy, urging freedom and justice for all—from the marbled halls of Washington DC to the hallowed ground trod by those who championed LGBTQ equality before her.

A TREASURED STATE

Acton Seibel, after returning home to Montana to transition, challenges those around him to see his true humanity. Through visibility, Acton embodies the notion that it is possible to live openly and safely in the communities we call home.

Earlier Event: October 14
ALL THE FEELS: FAMILY SHORTS
Later Event: October 14
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