At the Sundance Film Festival in January, Oscar winner Roger Ross Williams premiered his first virtual reality (VR) documentary, “Traveling While Black.”
The 19-minute VR film takes viewers on a journey from the segregation of the 1950s to the police violence of today in an emotional 3D/360 degree experience.
The film was based on a 2010 play, “The Green Book,” which put a spotlight on America during the time of the Jim Crow laws.
The play was based on the Green Book, a real-life road trip survival handbook published in 1936, that gave travel tips to African-Americans to help them avoid racist and potentially life-threatening businesses along their journey.
“Traveling While Black” is set in one of the safe businesses listed in the Green Book, Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington D.C.
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