Mar 11, 2017
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Using VR to Teach Empathy: Clouds Over Sidra

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Virtual reality films can be a good way for educators to teach empathy.

An award winning VR film shot for the United Nations, Clouds Over Sidra follows the life of a twelve year old girl living in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan.  Over 80,000 Syrian refugees —  half of them children — live here.

This 360 degree VR film provides a window into her life at school and at play.

Clouds Over Sidra was created as part of the United Nations Secretary-General’s challenge to build resilience in vulnerable communities.  The goal was to generate greater empathy and new perspectives on people living in conditions of great vulnerability.

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