Re-Imagining Migration; Immigration Stories in Full Frame

A project of Brookline Interactive Group & the Public VR Lab

The Public VR Lab has launched the first national collaboration project around 360 filmmaking, immersive journalism, and community storytelling.

Project Description: With participant grantees from Alaska to Philadelphia, we’ve gathered a cohort of filmmakers, activists, storytellers, journalists, librarians, and community media arts organizations to work together over the next ten months to create the largest collaborative, immersive experience of immigration stories in 360/VR, stories collected from immigrant families arriving in 1620 to present-day America.

These stories will be gathered locally and distributed worldwide. This immersive storytelling project demonstrates the broad diversity and beauty of American immigration, the ways we might re-imagine migration, and outlines a visual narrative of where and how Americans came together.

We’ll also discuss the importance of when immigrants came to America, to show the inequity of American public policy over 400 years of immigration and how that has impacted each generation of immigrants differently. Along with a companion app, educational curriculum, and online content in WebVR, this innovative project scope will demonstrate the nuances of the American diaspora and provoke thought and dialogue about current immigration policies.

Check back soon for our project website, grantee bios, and an interactive map of where our immigration partner organizations are based!