Collisions

Lynette Wallworth

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This immersive Emmy Award-winning documentary transports you to a startling collision between cultures, the viewing experience enhanced by 360-degree vision, CGI animation and enveloping sound.

Provided with headsets during a synchronised screening, audiences embark on a journey to the ancient homeland of indigenous elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan, as he recounts the moment his world was turned upside down. Amid the endless horizon of the remote Western Australian desert, we are given a rare insight into the hidden history of Britain’s nuclear testing by stepping into Morgan’s shoes. 

Pioneer of interactive digital technologies, Lynette Wallworth combines masterful storytelling and virtual reality to share the profound truth of one man’s first and fateful encounter with Western science. The short, powerful piece, seen at Sundance, Davos and the UN, shows how events can reverberate through generations, leaving us with a perspective on how to care for the planet from one of its oldest peoples – the Martu tribe to which Morgan belongs.
 

Duration: 25 mins, including a 10-min introduction to headset use
Age guidance: 12+
 

Presented by the Barbican 

Supported by the Skoll Foundation, Sundance Institute, The Ford Foundation/Just Films MacArthur Foundation, World Economic Forum, Pritzker Foundation, Fledgling Fund, Adelaide Film Festival and Australia Council for the Arts

Developed through the Sundance Institute New Frontier|Jaunt VR Residency Program
 

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Reviews

‘A milestone VR production’‘
‘A glimpse into the future and a memory of the past‘

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Watch: an introduction to Collisions

Collisions is a virtual reality journey to the land of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian Pilbara desert. 

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