Lynette Wallworth

Collisions

Wollongong, Australia

Dutch Premiere

Collisions

Wollongong, Australia

Dutch Premiere

Indigenous people versus nuclear bomb in disheartening VR documentary
She is a virtual reality pioneer and a world-class storyteller. In Collisions , which won an Emmy Award in 2017, Australian filmmaker Lynette Wallworth is making history. She is the first to document the story of an indigenous community in a disheartening virtual reality documentary, the tale of senior elder Nyami Morgan and his Martu tribe. The group resides in the remote desert region of Maralinga and until the 1960s had hardly any contact with Western culture. But then the day arrives that Nyami's traditional world-view suddenly clashes with the most extreme proponent of Western science: he unexpectedly witnesses a nuclear test. Walworth astutely reconstructs Nyami’s experience using 360-degree panorama photography, computer animation and vibrant soundscapes. Th result is an explosive, heart-rending film about the all-encompassing destructive force of nuclear weapons and the need to find an answer to our devastating relation to the planet.

 

“This VR experience bypasses the brain and goes straight to the heart – it takes a viewer deep into empathy.”

- Zelah Senior, fringereview.co.uk

Credits

Filmmaker | Lynette Wallworth
Featured artist | Nyarri Nyarri Morgan
Producer | Nicole Newnham
Director of Photography | Patrick Meegan
Editor | Karryn de Cinque
Executive producers | Diana Barrett, Sandy Herz, Gigi Pritzker, Cori Shepherd Stern

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