The Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon
Journey deep into the heart of the Amazon to the world of the Munduruku Indigenous People which is under threat from planned government construction initiatives.
Commissioned by Greenpeace, Munduruku: The Fight to Defend the Heart of the Amazon, is a 14 minute VR film which combines multi-sensory elements produced by The Feelies. The team spent two weeks living with the Munduruku people, capturing the very essence of tribe life to create a truly emphatic experience. The experience was shortlisted for exhibition at Sheffield International Documentary Festival 2017 and subsequently won the audience award for Alternate Realities.
A short version of the film is available to watch on Greenpeace’s Virtual Explorer App which can be downloaded here
Duration: 14 minutes
Format: 360 Stereoscopic Video – 5.1 Stereo Sound
IN THE PRESS
‘Munduruku is enhanced by an enormous sense of pageantry and attention to detail’ Sight and Sound, BFI
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Centro Cultural Correios, São Paulo
The world premier of Munduruku was at Centro Cultural Correios in São Paulo, Brazil. Five multi-sensory pods, designed by Mark Tildesley (designer of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony) had an entire installation built around them which featured living plants and a photography exhibition. The short version was available on Samsung Gear VR headsets which were installed into the exhibition which ran for a full month and was sol out for it’s entire run.
Sheffield International Documentary Festival
Muduruku’s UK premiere was at Sheff Doc/Fest where over the course of five days the full multi-sensory pod was displayed in the Alternate Realities exhibition, allowing three people to see the full version every hour. In total 2000 festival goers enjoyed the full experience and it was awarded the Audience Award . The short version was also displayed during the course of the festival on two Samsung Gear VR headsets. As part of Sheff Doc’Fest’s strategy of connecting audiences from across the globe by showcasing factual storytelling through new technologies the pod was toured across Latin America visiting DocMontevideo, Uruguay, DOCSP, Brazil, and Noviembre Electrónico, Argentina. The tour was supported by the British Council. Through Sheff Doc Fest the short version was played for one day on a number of Samsung Gear VR headsets in the film and music arena At Latitude Festival UK.
For five days the 5 minute version was exhibited in Greenpeace’s VR dome at Glastonbury Festival UK. The experience was launched by the ‘tribe man’ himself Bruce Parry. The multi-sensory pod was exhibited in the backstage VIP area behind the Pyramid Stage.
Future Play Festival
For a a full month the multi-sensory pod was displayed at Future Play Festival which focuses on emerging technologies and digital experiences and runs alongside Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.